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Hilton Garden Inn State College
Ranked #2 of 26 Hotels in State College
Certificate of Excellence
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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“Great Stay!”
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 review, 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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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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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.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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growell, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn State College, responded to this review, 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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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.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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growell, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn State College, responded to this review, 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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Warren, United States
1 review
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 review, 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.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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growell, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn State College, responded to this review, 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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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Doylestown, United States
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

Nice hotel, clean and comfortable. I will stay again when in State College, PA The bar closed at 9:30 pm on a weeknight, I was looking forward to a cocktail before bed. Breakfast in hotel was nice, eggs to order included along with breakfast bar of hot & cold selections for $10.00. I find that most Hilton Garden Inns are a good choice for hotels in any area I have traveled.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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growell, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn State College, responded to this review, 16 April 2014
We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. Our guests , like you, have found our full service breakfast a great way to start their day. Pleased to hear you enjoyed it. Thank you for your comments and being your select hotel in State College.
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Property: Hilton Garden Inn State College
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 Romantic Hotel in State College
#9 Family Hotel in State College
#10 Business Hotel in State College
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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