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Nittany Lion Inn
Ranked #3 of 26 Hotels in State College
Certificate of Excellence
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful place”
Reviewed 3 January 2014

The Nittany Lion inn has character and is well maintained. It was very warm and friendly. It is located on the edge of campus, so you are close to everything, but its a quiet area. Overall the food was good, the wait staff was excellent, and the Christmas decorations were beautiful.

Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Lehigh Valley, PA
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60 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2013

I just returned from a brief stay at the Nittany Lion Inn. The inn is beautiful, and it was even more beautiful during my stay thanks to the festive Christmas decorations and a fresh layer of snow. I wish I brought my camera because the view of the snow-covered building could be featured on a Christmas card. My room was clean and comfortable. I enjoyed the spacious bathroom and large soaking tub. I had the pleasure of eating several meals at the inn and I was thoroughly impressed with each one. The quality and selection of the food is outstanding. I would happily stay at the Nittany Lion Inn again!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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PSHSReservationsMgr, Guest Relations Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review, 19 December 2013
What a beautiful scene you have painted of our Inn! Thank you so much for sharing your experience - I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you for another visit soon!
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2013

We recently had a one night stay at the Nittany Lion Inn and needless to say we were all extremely impressed. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The room was clean and the beds were very comfortable. Also the food was great at the restaurant which was a plus. The hotel is conveniently located and is beautiful inside and out. Needless to say we will be back for future visits to state college.

  • Stayed December 2013
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PSHSReservationsMgr, Guest Relations Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review, 19 December 2013
It is truly an honor to have guests return to stay with us after an enjoyable visit and I am so happy to hear that we may have the opportunity to see you at another time. Thank you for taking the time to tell others about your experience - we appreciate your kind words!
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2013

THe Inn has been updated and sits at the edge of campus, so it is convenient but also quiet. Very near the oldest residence halls, West Halls--beautiful red brick, feels like colonial times.
Students play key roles. Penn State has a program for hospitality majors the equal of any.
Take a trip down memory lane later by stopping by the quintessential college bar, The All American Rathskeller, plus have a great home style breakfast at the Corner Room in the Hotel State College.

The University has much for visitors to enjoy. The NIttany Lion Inn is THE place to stay.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back avoid some road noise, but none are distracting.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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PSHSReservationsMgr, Guest Relations Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review, 4 December 2013
We are so glad that your stay with us helped you re-live some great memories! Thank you for such a wonderful vote of confidence and for taking the time to share your experience. We look forward to seeing you again!
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Cambridge
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36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Without a doubt a great hotel...staffed for the most part with Penn State alumni...on campus, a first class location for all the amenities that Penn State University and the town of State College has to offer...Concerts at the Bryce Jordan Center year round...Agricultural Center that is world class..the downtown area is a must to see...quaint restaurants and shops, a truly college atmosphere environment...creamery and sticky bun bakery are worth the trip. Whiskers lounge within the hotel is a great watering hole...with food of excellence from the main dining room..do not miss the Friday night buffet at the hotel

Room Tip: one can choose from rooms at the older part of the inn with antique lobbies..or the newer part that...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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PA
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178 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2013

I recently stayed here while attending a conference. The Inn is very classic but not as updated as I had hoped. The lounge and restaurant were very nice and food was good. The room however was dated and a bit shabby. Wallpaper stained and peeling, doors and moldings dusty, dirty and overall drab. The common areas are nice and comfortable. Location is great for visiting the campus and not having to worry about parking.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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PSHSReservationsMgr, Guest Relations Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review, 11 December 2013
Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback about your stay. We are certainly happy to hear that you were comfortable and found convenience in location and service! Please know that we are working on a variety of enhancements including the addition of new mattresses in many of our guest rooms. We also have several room configurations throughout the Inn, so please let us know on your next stay if we can assist you in finding the one that suits your preferences the best! We hope to see you again soon.
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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132 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2013

There's a saying, when you want good medical care, go to a medical school. If you want good hospitality, go to the Nittany Lion Inn. They have a school of hospitality & hotel management. I enjoyed my overnight stay there. Room was clean, quiet, and comfortable. The lounge and restaurant were great. Hope to return soon!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Nittany Lion Inn
Address: 200 W Park Ave, State College, PA 16803-3598
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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 Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in State College
#2 Family Hotel in State College
#6 Business Hotel in State College
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Nittany Lion Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 223
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Nittany Lion Inn is a Penn State landmark, rich in history and tradition and a proud member of the National Trust Historic Hotels of America. Our AAA Four Diamond rated property is located on the campus of The Pennsylvania State University, serving as a travelers’ haven and a popular gathering place for Penn State alumni. ... more   less 
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