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Courtyard by Marriott State College

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1730 University Drive, State College, PA 16801
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Came to Penn State for softball and stayed here. 8 minutes to the field. Walked in to a extremely friendly and accommodating staff. Stayed on the second floor in the front. Super clean and had a surprise fridge. They have an indoor pool but I never used it. It was a solo trip for me. I slept so well on... More 

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ConcordHospitality, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott State College, responded to this review

Dear kayshal, We are happy to hear from you and glad to know your stay was pleasant. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Your recommendation serves as encouragement to our associates who genuinely care about providing each guest with an enjoyable stay. We look forward to a return visit. Best, Patty Treaster General Manager More 

Arlington Heights, Illinois
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
30 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I stayed here on business the night they were celebrating their remodel reopening. Rooms are nicely appointed, but the beds lacked headboards which seemed odd. The facility seemed very clean and in good shape. Price was reasonable. The office/front desk staff was pleasant, but I cannot say the same of housekeeping. Beware of the SLOW elevators and a rush of... More 

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ConcordHospitality, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott State College, responded to this review

Dear Jim G, Our team strives to provide a pleasant stay. We thank you for taking the time to write a review as your feedback is helpful in obtaining this goal. I was sorry to hear of your morning experience on the elevators with our housekeeping associates; I have taken note and will be discussing with our team. I appreciate... More 

Ashburn, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The Courtyard Marriott in State College PA is in the midst of an major renovation- I stayed the weekend of Feb. 7th, and the newly renovated room was one of the nicest I have experienced over the past couple of years. Its not over-the-top luxurious like a Ritz or JW Marriott or the like, but its very well appointed, very... More 

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ConcordHospitality, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott State College, responded to this review

Dear frankmencini, We are delighted that you took the time to write. Thank you for your compliments regarding our renovations. Your review lets us know that your stay was enjoyable. Our team works hard to provide a pleasant stay, so we appreciate knowing you felt comfortable while traveling. We thank you for your patronage and we are delighted to be... More 

Pittsburgh
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have stayed in State College several times now; I have to say that this facility is probably my favorite of the Marriott genre. It is just outside of the busy College Avenue area but is literally a 3 minute drive into the madness, er student population! There is a restaurant within walking distance and the hotel itself has a... More 

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ConcordHospitality, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott State College, responded to this review

Dear nurseontheloose, I’m delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We thank you for your compliments. Each member of our team strives daily to deliver a positive guest experience. Along with providing us with areas of opportunity, your feedback serves as encouragement to our associates. We appreciate having you as our guest, and we hope you’ll visit us again... More 

NJ
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
6 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

During our recent visit with our daughter at PSU, we stayed at Courtyard. The beds were very comfortable, which I have not found to be the case at nearby hotels in State College. The room was clean and fresh smelling. The little balcony was an unexpected extra which I definitely appreciated. The only issue we had was with the room... More 

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ConcordHospitality, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott State College, responded to this review

Dear Dante81, Thank you for your kind review and recommendation! I’m thrilled to know your stay was pleasant and we appreciate you choosing us. I will be sure to share your kind comments with our entire team as they work hard to make our guests feel at home. Best, Patty Treaster General Manager More 

Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
25 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This Courtyard was certainly above average in room furnishings, the Bistro, and technology offerings. There are not that many choices of lodging in the Penn State area, so it is important to be close, but not too close to campus. It is also nice to know what to expect from your hotel selection. The staff was friendly and helpful, although... More 

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ConcordHospitality, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott State College, responded to this review

Dear Richard J, I’m so glad you enjoyed our hotel and amenities! Reflections like yours highlight what we are doing well and give us areas to improve our guest experience. Thank you for your time in reviewing your stay, and we hope to host you again soon. Best, Patty Treaster General Manager More 

Jane Lew, West Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is what I expect from Marriott, and then some. When I first came in the hotel I was greeted by VERY friendly employees. As a matter of fact, every time you passed near the front desk they could not help you enough. The room was clean. Clean enough I actually felt like I could take off my shoes. The... More 

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ConcordHospitality, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott State College, responded to this review

Dear wvfriend, I’m delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We thank you for your compliments. Each member of our team strives daily to deliver a positive guest experience; your feedback serves as encouragement to our associates. We appreciate having you as our guest, and we hope you’ll visit us again soon. Best, Patty Treaster General Manager More 

Dallas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I typically stay at Marriott or Hilton chain hotels for business and personal travel. This location has a nice lobby area and great hotel staff but the rooms aren't comfortable and need renovation. During several stays, items placed in room refrigerators were ruined because of malfunctioning refrigerator thermostats. The beds and linens were lacking in comfort and warmth. During my... More 

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ConcordHospitality, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott State College, responded to this review

Dear lys1234, Thank for sharing your review with us. I appreciate you acknowledging our good location and welcoming associates even though our accommodations were not to your liking. Please accept my sincere apology that the refrigerator in you room was malfunctioning. I have discussed your review with our entire team to heighten our awareness of the issues you have brought... More 

charlotte, nc
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
14 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

This felt like a bait and switch. The pictures were great, leading me to believe that the hotel was renovated overall. Definitely not the case, the rooms at this hotel are TIRED. The sofabed was awful and should be thrown out. We had them bring a roll away bed that was better, but not good. The staff apologized and sent... More 

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ConcordHospitality, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott State College, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are continuously improving our hotel and guest offerings; my apologies for you did not find our accommodations to your liking. Our associates make sincere hospitality their priority and we appreciate you recognizing their efforts. We value your business and hope you will return for another visit. Best, Patty Treaster General Manager More 

Morgantown, West Virginia
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
47 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Overall, this is a pretty average hotel. Some of the highlights are the little bistro area in the lobby, free wi-fi, and the pool/hot tub area. But the hotel is beginning to show some age. The room was arranged a little unconventionally and we noticed that the furniture didn't really match or seem coordinated. we also felt the room could've... More 

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ConcordHospitality, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott State College, responded to this review

We are happy you took the time to share your review; we value your comments which allow us to monitor and improve the guest experience. I was sorry to hear that you were disappointed in the furnishings and cleanliness of your room. I will discuss this review with our associates to heighten our awareness of such issues. I’m delighted you... More 

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