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“Superb location for easy campus access”
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Nittany Lion Inn
Ranked #4 of 26 Hotels in State College
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long island, new york
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Superb location for easy campus access”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

The Nitany Lion inn was a very nice well appointed hotel in a great location. Being able to walk everywhere from the hotel was a nice luxury we did not use our car once during our stay. The hotel was dead while we were there very quiet never saw any other guests. Parking was very easy. They don't have a pool but allow access to the pool at the penn stater which is nice but to much of a nuisance to go to another hotel to swim for such a short stay. The room was nice but tired it could use new bed sets and carpeting. The bathrooms are very big and nicely redone. Overall it could use some refurbishing. The hallways had a musty smell that was unsettling. There are restaurants that are onsite but we did not visit them. We would stay again in a heartbeat and would recommend to all.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Collegeville, PA
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Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

We came here as a family for 4th of July weekend. Parking was free, the room was impeccable and ready early, the hotel is just a few steps away from the Nittany Lion shrine, the shuttle service was spot-on, the employees were the friendliest and most helpful of any I've ever encountered, and the summer rates were affordable!

My 6 year old asked if we could come back every year from now on. Yes, yes we can.

Stayed July 2014
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Flemington, New Jersey
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101 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2014

We stayed here during a tournament after the college had dismissed for summer. This hotel is adorable and surprisingly big. The food was great, customer service excellent and our room was perfect. Down town is within walking distance as is the campus. They have valet parking or you can park in the little parking deck next door. We had a wonderful time and were so glad to have had the chance to stay at this unique hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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201 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

The Inn is a lovely hotel, really large in scale and located a few blocks from downtown. It's a beautiful property - the staff is helpful and friendly, the rooms and grounds are very well kept and I really enjoyed my stay there.

There were a few things that were particularly nice - the staff is generous with refilling the K-cups, bottled water is complementary, and there are a number of shops and restaurants within walking distance.

The only things that could slightly improve - the doors aren't well insulted and sound travels clearly from the hallway, close to the Inn parking is limited and generally parking is only available in the parking garage a short walk from the hotel.

Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2014

For being what is considered he premier hotel in State College its ok. They are in need of some updating but the rooms were clean and the conference facilities were adequate. The woman at check-in was rude and standoffish however and that didnt leave a good first impression.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

It's old, but it's a grand old lady for sure. Undegoing some outside cosmetic upgrades so it was bit noisy during hte day outside, but it didn't spoil our visit to PSU. We were on a m'cycle tour of PA and bedded down there one night. Excellent accommodations, Whiskers Lounge had great drinks and food and the buffet breakfast was terrific, and very resonable. It's the off season so if you want to treat yourself get to State College this month. Terrific staff.

Room Tip: If you go while they are doing outside front work, you want a rear bedroom.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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PSHSReservationsMgr, Guest Relations Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
We are so proud to be such a part of the local history and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the property! Thank you for stopping to rest with us on your journey...we hope you find your way back to State College soon!
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Bellaire, Ohio
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

We stayed at the hotel for my granddaughter's orientation at Penn State. The location is so convenient and the staff was very helpful with directions. The hotel is beautiful with pretty outdoor spaces and nice comfortable rooms. Bathroom was clean and updated. Checkout was easy with just a phone call to acknowledge the invoice slipped under the door. We left the car in the free parking for our 2-day stay and used the free shuttle service. The van driver saved us time the second day by taking my granddaughter's bag back to the hotel after dropping us off at our meeting point. We were completely satisfied with our stay and would stay there again. Unfortunately we were unable to go to any of the restaurants, but we were glad to have the tea and coffee before we left for the day.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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PSHSReservationsMgr, Guest Relations Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
I am so happy to hear that you were able to experience the convenience and comfort you deserve during your travels! Thank you for allowing us to have the opportunity to have you as our guest; we hope to see you again in your visits with your granddaughter!
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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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