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Hilton Garden Inn State College
Ranked #2 of 26 Hotels in State College
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 April 2014

As other reviewers have commented, it helps to be a gold level Hilton Honors member so the breakfast buffet is included, making the hotel a much better value. Perhaps because not everyone eats breakfast here, during our weekday stay the buffet was never crowded. While not huge, we appreciated the many step up qualities from "breakfast included" hotels: our server poured the coffee, delivered our made-to-order omelets, and cleared away used plates; food was served on real plates with real silverware -- and I always think coffee tastes better from a mug rather than Styrofoam!

Our room was clean and comfortable, with better reading light than most. My only quibble is that the TP is possibly the thinnest I've ever seen -- the quality in the restrooms on the interstate was better than at the hotel! Since the hotel provides nice quality toiletries, it's puzzling why they skimp on a basic item. We had 2 maintenance problems with our room, both were handled promptly and courteously upon notifying the front desk. We had tried to handle one of the problems by leaving a note to housekeeping, and she removed the note without fixing the problem.

The early evening oatmeal bars at the front desk are yummy, and my husband appreciated the always available complimentary coffee in the lobby.

We hadn't stayed at this brand within the Hilton group before, and we were favorable impressed.

Room Tip: The hotel has only ONE smoking room, and it is a long walk from the lobby. DO call the hotel directl...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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growell, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn State College, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2014

Thank you for the great comments on our breakfast service and the availibilty of our renowned cooked to order items available. Since you have not stayed with us before, please make sure to stay with us again. You also provided a great suggestion to our TripAdvisor readers..always call the hotel direct to make your reservation so we can assure we meet all your needs.

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Reviewed 27 April 2014

We stopped at hotel as a mid point to our final destination and had made a reservation prior to stopping. Our room was very clean and comfortable. Did not stay long enough to use pool or fitness room but both looked clean and accommodating. Great Hotel!

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growell, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn State College, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2014

Happy to hear you wre able to drop in on your recent road trip and that you enjoyed our services and facilities. Please make sure to stay with us again when you visit State College.

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Stayed here for PSU Blue-White game; rate/points to stay were way above average because it was an event weekend. Hotel provided a sheet for stays for home football weekends - ouch! Up to $500 per night (2 night minimum)! It might be worth the cost during a non-event weekend - when rates are reasonable (<$150) but certainly not during an event weekend. Hotel was clean, service was good - but not worthy of $300-$500 per night. HVAC fan going on/off kept us up during night, and you could hear everything in the hall and nearby rooms.

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growell, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn State College, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2014

Both The PSU Blue White game and the upcoming fall football weekends are costly due to the high demand of visitors coming during these special football events. We try to price our hotel competitively and trust you will understand this.

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Reviewed 14 April 2014

I was a little hesitant when booking, but I'm glad I selected this hotel. The staff is EXCELLENT (especially Chelsea & MJ), the location is very close to the campus and they have a shuttle. Our room was clean and the food was good too.

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growell, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn State College, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2014

I am also glad you selected our hotel and had a great stay with us. I will be sure to share your positive comments with MJ and Emily. We value their great service. Please come back!

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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Beds are outdated and very uncomfortable. Reported problem to hotel staff and was advised to adjust bed firmness through a dial on the mattress. Followed staff's recommendation but the bed was still very uncomfortable. Beds need to be replaced to match the quality provided by Hampton Inn.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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growell, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn State College, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2014

I am sorry you did not get a good night's sleep on our Garden Sleep System bed. They are adjustable to your personal need and regret they did not meet your expectations. I will have our staff inspect the bed to make sure it is working properly.

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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Pros: The staff at this location was excellent; room was very clean and the bedding comfortable; mini fridge and coffee fixings: on site restaurant/bar: free shuttle within a 5 mile radius. Cons: Inadequate ventilation in the bathroom; our particular room was sited in a noisy location (next to cleaning staff room); pricey for a non-football/event weekend.

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growell, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn State College, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2014

Thank you for your nice comments our our hotels amenities. We have receieved many positive comments on our in-room hospitality centers and our Keurig coffee machines. We will look into the ventialation issues. On your next visit, ask for a room at the end of the hallway, they are very quiet.

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Reviewed 24 March 2014

The Hilton Garden Inn State College is a clean comfortable location on the outskirts of the Penn State campus. It is a five minute drive from the Pegula Ice Arena, the Bryce Jordan Center and Beaver Stadium. The room decor is slightly dated and the internet speeds are not up to the latest standards, but the rooms are clean and comfortable. Breakfast is best avoided here because the cost does not match the quality. Same with the bar and with a micro-brewery two blocks away the bar is not worth the time.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Address: 1221 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801-6810
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > State College
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in State College
#9 Romantic Hotel in State College
#10 Business Hotel in State College
Price Range: £85 - £190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hilton Garden Inn State College 3*
Number of rooms: 103
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel in State College, PA is located only one half mile from Beaver Stadium, Lubrano Park/Medlar Field Baseball Stadium, and The Bryce Jordan Center. Plus, we're located one mile south of the Penn State University campus and downtown State College (with a plethora of specialty shops, theater and popular restaurants in the downtown area). Choose from several comfortable guest rooms, or upgrade to one of our luxurious suites that include a separate living area and sofa bed. Enjoy complimentary WiFi, microwaves and mini-refrigerators, comfortable seating areas, a work desk with ergonomic chair as well as other room amenities, including granite bathroom counter tops. Guests who stay at Hilton Garden Inn State College enjoy: our fitness center, indoor pool and whirlpool, business center with complimentary printing, 24-Hr Pavilion Pantry Market(R), room service, our on-site restaurant and lounge, and more. Plan your next meeting, conference, wedding or event at our hotel with more than 2,300 sq. ft. of adaptable event and/or meeting space. We make wedding planning easy with our Personalized Online Group Program. ... more   less 
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