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Reviewed 7 October 2017

This is a historic hotel very conveniently located close to College Ave. Parking is at the hotel which is better than some downtown hotels that require you to use the public parking garages. Hotel was very clean and the staff was friendly. Had a room on the top floor overlooking the campus but it also overlooked the back of the properties on College Ave. so there was some noise in the morning. None at night. Restaurant had an excellent breakfast.

Room Tip: Ask for upper floor away from Atherton.
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Maggie B, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Thank you very much for your high rating and great review. We appreciate your kind compliments and will hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future.

Maggie Biddle, General Manager

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

This hotel is an icon since I went to college many many years ago at Penn State. It still is! The location is perfect for being able to just walk on College Ave.

The charm of this hotel still permeates through the decor but yet you still feel like it's an upscale hotel. The lobby bar is awesome and the staff were great.

Our room was fine with all the extras you need. No issues with anything. Great time!

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Thank you very much for your 5 star review. We are so pleased you chose us for your return trip to State College and enjoyed your stay and your time in the downtown area! If I can ever be of help with a future reservation please let me know: mpb@athertonhotel.net.
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Room was clean, well appointed and perfect for a quick weekend. Beds were comfortable. Room had a small fridge. Parking garage below the hotel is convenient --park the car, unpack the bag and head out to visit the beautiful campus and quaint town.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you very much for choosing to stay at The Atherton and for sharing your review. We're very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay, our location, and your weekend visit in Happy Valley.

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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We recently stayed at the Atherton for a college visit to Penn State. It was a charming and beautiful hotel, in a great location for a visit. The lobby was gorgeous and check in was a breeze. The parking staff was wonderful and very helpful answering our questions. The hotel staff was friendly and welcoming. I highly recommend the Atherton when staying in State College. Thank you for making our visit so enjoyable!

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Dear Jodi S,
Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are really happy to have been a positive part of your family's visit to Penn State, and we are really appreciative of your time in sharing your experiences. If the college bound student in your family winds up at PSU we will hope to have the chance to serve you again in the future. Please don't hesitate to contact me directly to handle any future reservations when you're back in the area: mpb@athertonhotel.net.
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

This is my second stay at this location. As always, it was great. The interior and exterior was well maintained. The bedroom and bathroom linens and towels were in good shape. The front desk staff was helpful and knowledgeable. I like this hotel because of their professional consistency.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review. We truly appreciate your patronage of our hotel and are especially grateful for your acknowledgment of our front desk staff's service and professionalism. Please email me directly if I can ever help with a future reservation: mpb@athertonhotel.net. We will hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future.

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