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Toftrees Golf Resort
Ranked #17 of 26 Hotels in State College
Reviewed 18 September 2012

We paid a healthy chunk of change to stay at Toftrees for an event. I was incredibly unimpressed by the rooms. They were tiny and offered no microwave or fridge. This hotel also does not have an elevator, making it unsuitable for older guests or travelers with a lot to carry (although staff offered to help with bags). The beds were tiny, too. Comparably, we had a better, more comfortable stay at the local Quality Inn the night before for a much cheaper price.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Toftrees, Director of Sales at Toftrees Golf Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2012

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Toftrees with other travelers. We are continuously looking for feedback from our guests so that we can improve our resort for future stays. We do offer a microwave and refrigerator in some of our guestrooms(Club Rooms and Suites) and are working to put them into more guestrooms. We offer queen sized beds in our guestrooms as well as an option of two double beds. We also have guestrooms that have patio or balconies. Please let us know if you would like to stay at our resort in the future.

Thank you,
Laura Phillippi

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Reviewed 10 September 2012

The location is ideal and very close to Penn State. I was a little skeptical on booking here based on some reviews. We were very pleasantly surprised. Our room was nicely appointed and clean. The room was on the lower level and we did not have any issues.

Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Benjamin H, Manager at Toftrees Golf Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2013

Thank you for your kind words about Toftrees Resort. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your stay and hope that you will be back to see us again in the near future.

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Reviewed 27 August 2012

Had a room on the first floor with a nice walk out patio. The dehumidifiers running in the hall should be the first clue, the room was damp and smelled musty! The carpet felt wet! Everything in our room was damp and wet by the time we left in the morning. The housekeeping staff had the door open to the laundry/housekeeping area and were freely "hanging out" in there with guests passing by!
Since it was move in weekend for Penn State, it is not like we had the option of moving to another hotel!
The hotel is in serious need of an update! On a positive note, the staff was receptive to my feedback, apologetic, and pleasant!

Room Tip: Stay out of the rooms on the lower floors!
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Benjamin H, Manager at Toftrees Golf Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2013

Thank You for taking the time to let us know about your experience here at Toftrees Resort. We appreciate your feedback and wanted to let you know we have worked diligently in the Fall to help correct the damp feel on our first floor rooms by installing new French Drains around the perimeter of the property to exhaust water away from the building. We hope that in the future you will allow us another chance to show that we are a quality Resort with many great things to offer.

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Reviewed 23 August 2012

I received the room on the first floor, which, is like in the basement. the room smells like mildrew and mold, and the bedspread seemed underwashed. the temperature of the room is not well controlled. horrible experience, the soap in the bathroom was not exchanged for a new box, it was USED!!! agh!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Benjamin H, Manager at Toftrees Golf Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2013

Thank You for taking the time to let us know about your experience here at Toftrees Resort. We appreciate your feedback and wanted to let you know we have worked diligently in the Fall to help correct the damp feel on our first floor rooms by installing new French Drains around the perimeter of the property to exhaust water away from the building. We hope that in the future you will allow us another chance to show that we are a quality Resort with many great things to offer.

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Reviewed 10 August 2012

I was traveling for work with my colleagues and picked this hotel. They were not pleased & I was embarrassed of this choice. My room was on the 1st floor (basement). The hallway had a dark, musty feel and smell. My room, looked like it hadn't been updated or touched since 1970. It was damp and musty. The dehumidifier in my room (yes the room had a dehumidifier in it) was full and the carpets felt damp. Between the abandoned musty feel in the dark hallway and dated, damp room, I seriously felt like I was staying at the hotel used for "The Shining." When I entered the black tiled bathroom with strange closet, I felt like I was in the movie "Pyscho." The staff did switch me to a 3rd floor room (there are no elevators so that was fun). Which was drier but had the same 1970 decor & feel and stale smoke smell. The blanket on my bed had weird stains. I did not complain again because I didn't think I would be able to get anything better there. What a shame, the grounds are beautiful but the hotel itself is downright creepy.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled on business
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Benjamin H, Manager at Toftrees Golf Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2013

Thank You for taking the time to let us know about your experience here at Toftrees Resort. We appreciate your feedback and wanted to let you know we have worked diligently in the Fall to help correct the damp feel on our first floor rooms by installing new French Drains around the perimeter of the property to exhaust water away from the building. We hope that in the future you will allow us another chance to show that we are a quality Resort with many great things to offer. At the start of 2010 and into the start of 2012 we have added new Wall Vinyl and carpets to each and every wing of the spread out resort. New Televisions were added in 2011 and as we get into 2013 we look to update our bedding to a more modern feel. We hope we will have a chance to make a better impression in the future.

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Reviewed 2 August 2012

The "resort" is dated and is in dire need of a new look. The onsite "steakhouse" has only two types of steaks on the menu. Both which are very over-priced. The only think that I feel was better than expected was that the AC in the room was crazy cold. We took a walk around the property but there isn't much to see.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Toftrees, Director of Sales at Toftrees Golf Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2012

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Toftrees with other travelers. We are continuously looking for ways to improve our resort and all feedback helps us do that. We do have a four star golf course along with putting green and driving range on property along with swimming pool, tennis courts, and sand volleyball courts for non golfers. We just rolled out a new menu in our restaurant and are still finalizing final menu entrees.

Thank you,
Laura Phillippi

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Reviewed 22 July 2012

Spent three nights at Toftrees to spend the weekend with friends. Our usual hotels were booked so we decided to give Toftrees a try since it has been remodeled. Rooms were clean, all of us could park our cars without a problem or fee, and it was quiet for sleeping. We were not in the rooms very much, but housekeeping was done each day when we returned. Free coffee at the down under restaurant was nice for the morning.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Toftrees, Director of Sales at Toftrees Golf Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2012

I am happy to hear that you had a nice stay with us at Toftrees. We hope you will consider us for your next stay in State College. We offer some great rooms that have a patio or balcony along with a microwave and refrigerator for longer stays.

Thank you,
Laura Phillippi

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Additional Information about Toftrees Golf Resort

Address: 1 Country Club Ln, State College, PA 16803-2001
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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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Business Hotel in State College
Price Range: £42 - £121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Toftrees Golf Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether your reason for visiting Toftrees Golf Resort is for travel, business, or pleasure it is the perfect retreat for you. Toftrees is nestled within the secluded pine trees of Central Pennsylvania which provides peaceful surroundings. Toftrees also provides 102 unique guest rooms and suites. Indulge yourself in individualistic style - a blend of attentive service, expressive décor and inescapable views. Toftrees is rated a 4 1/2 star champion golf course and was rated one of Pennsylvania's "best resort/public golf courses". There is function space that adapts equally well from small training meetings to longer conferences. Convene in a calming, serene, natural setting. Then join us in The Field Burger & Tap for a Penn State Creamery Milkshake and a hand formed burgers made with our private blend of sirloin, chuck, brisket, and short rib topped with Amish Cheeses and local breads. Look no further when visiting the State College area. Book your room today! ... more   less 
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