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“Great for a downtown visit”
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The Atherton Hotel
Ranked #14 of 26 Hotels in State College
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 December 2013

I made my reservation at the last minute and got a great rate and excellent customer service. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The room was beautiful and spacious. I will always come back to The Atherton.

Room Tip: The jacuzzi suites are great!
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

This week-end for our conference was perfect due to the planning by our conference contact - Steven - and his staff. The food selections he helped us co-ordinate were wonderful and so was the food itself. The chef and staff should be commended. The servers and conference room contact people were always available and so very courteous. The front desk was very helpful. We had a few changes to make and everyone was able to accommodate these changes to make them happen and did so graciously. Steven made several personal contacts during our conference to be sure everything was running smoothly. Everyone was polished from head to toe. We now call The Atherton our conference home.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2013

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Reviewed 13 October 2013

Oh, Atherton Hotel! What happened to you?
We paid $460/night recently when we went there for a football game. The Hotel is dated, but that can be overlooked if everything else is perfect...which it was not. In our party, one room was dirty with candy wrappers etc on the floor around the bed. another never got shampoo or soap and had no water in the toilet--had to fill it in order to flush it. the beds...well, let's just say, the beds need to be replaced (hint: buy the ones that the Westins have). Overall, like I said the Hotel is dated and needs some maintenance and upgrades. We also had issues with super slow and somewhat incompetent bartenders, and wildly inappropriate wait staff at the bar. I am pretty sure Karen will take care of that, though.
If other people are anything like us, they were driving around to see if the Nittany Lion Inn or Penn Stater might be better choices next time. For the price you pay, I do not feel you get anything close to your money's worth.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2013

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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Edward and Maggie did their best to help on my last minute trip... the best customer service I've seen... very attempted and king staff.. they provide a 5 star customer service!
I travel a lot been in hotel more the 100 times during the year for business and I can say is a "customer service" I give them a 10
Now is a hotel "the Lobby" is very welcome the only bad things is the property is on urgent need of an update.in the rooms (I've been there 4 times) they are all old and bad condition only good thing on room was the plasma tv..., way too much light in the room making unable to sleep when the sun rises early morning or if you're on need to sleep during the day... toiletries, curtains, linens are on terrible and cheap conditions and I have seen more qualities even on motels...
The hotel has potential for to be the best on the area..., Great Location and Amazing Staff, we can see they expended a lot in the lobby and forgot to make what really matters a comfortable, nice looking, well functioning and update air conditioning, quality toiletries etc.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2013

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. Please know that we share all comments with management and staff and we are listening! We appreciate your insight and your business.

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Reviewed 1 October 2013

Atherton Hotel is an older hotel but it was nice. The food at the bar was very good. Sandwiches were big. We visited a niece who went to Penn State and having a separate living room was nice for us to visit.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2013

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Reviewed 25 September 2013

Our recent stay at The Atherton was not our first, in fact, it's our preferred hotel when visiting State College for PSU football weekends. It has a great location and really everything you might need during a hotel stay.

The front desk staff was very accomodating and tried to re-arrange our room to have better wi-fi capability. We ended up keeping our room, but the effort and customer service surrounding the move was outstanding.

If I could offer a few suggestions, be sure the visit the lobby level. It's really pretty and easy to bypass with the way the elevator is set up. The hotel rooms themselves could use a little updating in terms of the bedding and overall decor, but beds were comfortable, room was clean, and that's most important.

You can't go wrong at The Atherton.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2013

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Reviewed 10 September 2013

I stayed here to attend a conference at Penn State. The location is excellent, just next to the campus, but the place is old, the air conditioning only worked if you pushed as hard as you could on the button in the old window unit, and then when it was on it was very noisy. There were rust stains in the bathroom. The wi-fi did not work in my room at the end of the corridor. When I called about it, they said that the hotel was full and there were too many users. This is a very lame excuse. I suspect the signal was not strong enough to even get that far, as they have too few antennas. I finally had to go down to the lobby to use wi-fi - very inconvenient. Only stay here if you have no alternatives. I only stayed here as it was booked by my hosts because the Nitanny Lion Inn was full. Stay there if you can.

Room Tip: Not at the far end of the corridor.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2013

Thank you for taking the time to comment. If we know of an issue during your stay we will absolutely do everything we can to rectify the issue to your satisfaction during your stay. Please consider contacting me so that we can make the appropriate resolution a reality. I will welcome your call or email.

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Additional Information about The Atherton Hotel

Address: 125 S Atherton St, State College, PA 16801-3827
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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 ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in State College
Price Range: £58 - £246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Atherton Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
150 room full service hotel in the heart of downtown State College, PA. One block from Penn State University. Comfortable, relaxed atmosphere, restaurant, bar, room service, excellent location. ... more   less 
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