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Penn Stater Conference Center
Ranked #7 of 26 Hotels in State College
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 July 2014

I was here for a conference and the hotel was very nice, clean, spacious rooms, the staff all around was great. We utilized the shuttle downtown several times and they were very accommodating, even though there were several hundred of us in attendance for the conference.
The restaurant in the Hotel was very good, probably the best place we ate during our stay. The beds in the room were the most comfortable I have ever had at any hotel.
I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone that is staying in State College, it's a little out of the way, but worth it.

Room Tip: From what I saw, all the rooms looked good. The hotel does have a strange layout, so if you're...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

The food was consistently excellent and the staff were prompt and courteous. The room was clean and spacious, and everything worked. There are several outdoor areas with benches, rock gardens, etc. that are smoker-friendly. Overall I was very pleased with my experience.

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Reviewed 17 July 2014

The Penn Stater is a great place to stay. The staff is friendly and helpful, the rooms are clean and spacious with lots of drawers and closet space. the shuttle service was excellent. I would diffidently
recommend staying there.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
1  Thank Sue S
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Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

I've been staying at the Penn Stater for years now. Several times per year for business. Huge place. Best parking is behind the entrance! Clean. Lots of electrical outlets in the room. There are a few places to eat within the hotel. There are also shuttles to take you into restaurants or shopping downtown for free. Will also schedule and pick you up!

Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

I went to Penn State for a recent conference, and stayed in the Penn Stater for three days. The hotel was nice, it was clean, the lobby was very nice and modern. The room was spacious, and clean, but one of the things I had an issue with was the bedding. There was no comforter on the beds, just a fleece like blanket in-between two sheets. The first night I was there I had to take the blanket from the second bed in the room (I was in a double room by myself) and cover myself with it because it was so cold.
The other issue I had was with a member of the cleaning staff. I was in the gym, and trying to go though my normal workout. I brought my water bottle and a towel, as I always do. I'm sitting there in the middle of my set, and a lady who was carrying towels out to a table shot me a really dirty look. Said something, and pointed to my water bottle. I shrugged it off and went about my business. About 20 minutes later, I'm in another part of the gym and I have weights in front of me, and she comes past me again, this time, along with the look, she angrily points to me, then the weights, and then to the garbage bin, all the while saying something which I couldn't hear since I was listening to music. Now let me be clear, I am a VERY clean and courteous person when I work out, I am very conscious about grunting, and I always clean up after myself, so believe me when I say there was nothing out of place.
Now, did either of these things make my stay not enjoyable? Not really, I'm a big boy, I can shrug rude people off. But as someone who has worked in Customer Service before, I know how important it is to not be rude to the paying customer. Will I stay here again? Probably, but when I stay at a hotel, the last thing I expect is to be "harassed" (for lack of a better term) by a member of the staff when I am just going about my business.

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

I attended a conference at the Penn Stater conference center. The staff from airport pick up to drop off was superb! Clean comfortable rooms, great food, safe environment. No need to leave the complex!

  • Stayed: June 2014
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PSHSReservationsMgr, Guest Relations Manager at Penn Stater Conference Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2014

We can't thank you enough for sharing such a great recommendation! I am so glad that you enjoyed your event and hope that we will have the opportunity to see you again!

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Reviewed 2 July 2014

I stayed at the Penn Stater for a convention. The room was very nice, be sure to ask for a room near an elevator, otherwise it is a long walk to the elevator. The transportation/shuttle service was outstanding. I would call down and ask to be taken to mall / Walmart / theater / downtown / Penn State campus / airport and they were very accomodating. Very friendly staff and willing to make suggestions about dining and activies.
The conference center is far from the hotel area, but also very nice. The food was amazing and the presentation was beautiful.

Room Tip: Ask for a room near an elevator. Otherwise it is a long walk and a maze to get to the elevator.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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PSHSReservationsMgr, Guest Relations Manager at Penn Stater Conference Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2014

I am so glad that we were able to make your stay comfortable for you; we are always happy to make your experience convenient and memorable! Thank you for sharing your feedback with others - we look forward to seeing you at another time!

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Additional Information about Penn Stater Conference Center

Address: 215 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA 16803-6603
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > State College
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in State College
#6 Family Hotel in State College
#8 Romantic Hotel in State College
Price Range: £97 - £227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Penn Stater Conference Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 300
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