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118 South Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801
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Imperial Motor Inn
Ranked #24 of 26 hotels in State College
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Burke, VA
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This motel has a great location for State College, especially if walking around campus and the "main drag" is the primary purpose of your visit. It has been 20+ years since I've stayed in a motel and it took a bit to adjust (not used to the windows and door leading directly outside where people can walk by, etc.). This... More

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Just spent parents weekend at penn state and nothing but good things to say about the imperial motor inn. Not expecting much for the price but rooms were clean, beds comfortable and the staff friendly and helpful. For a small budget hotel the location is ideal right at the corner of university drive steps from campus and downtown. The owners... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

You get what you pay for. It was a bit stale-smelling inside, but other than that, I saw zero creepy-crawlers, we didn't have our valuables stolen, and the personnel were not as soul-less as others have reported. One complaint: the bathroom could have been the one in Saw, without the murder scene or the torture devices. The shower leaked and... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

While other hotels were charging $150 or $200 and most had no vacancy, picked up a room for $69 a night, a 1000 feet from my kids dorm, on move in weekend. Now that's value. The hotel is old but it's clean and basically in good shape. Only issue I could find is holes in the bedspread almost like cigarette... More

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Maywood, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I was in State College for an overnight stay while my daughter was staying on PSU's campus for orientation. I didn't spend much time in the room, but while I was there, it was serviceable. Each room has cable and large screen TVs. I was also told there is wifi, though I did not have any devices to try it... More

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Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

It ain't the Ritz, BUT... the room was clean and serviceable, the staff was friendly & helpful, the price was right, and the location is great. It's an old-fashioned "Motor Inn" out of the 50's/60's, so if you're looking for amenities and/or something modern, this won't be for you. But if the qualities I mention above are what matter to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

If your looking for a cheap place for football games here it is but buyer beware... It seemed a very large couple was going to town I'm each other in the room next to me and the walls are paper thin. I seriously was worried they would break the paper thin wall in orgism into my room. Besides that the... More

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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for a football weekend. It was the end of the season and hotel rooms were plentiful, but we'd driven past the Imperial several times before and decided to give it a try. Big mistake. Rooms are stark, old and dingy. Bed was very uncomfortable. The shower/bathroom was clean and no mold. Would never stay... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

On a recent trip to main campus my bf and I were looking for a cheep place to spend the night as our plans had fizzled when a friend flaked on us. Seeing as it was a busy weekend for the campus (State Patty's Day) we didn't expect to be able to get anything nice at a good price so... More

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Pittsburgh, PA
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141 reviews 141 reviews
24 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Very convenient to campus and the main drag of PSU... nothing fancy just an average old "MOtel" - a place to rest your pounding head between hanging around at PSU for a weekend or whenever. Stayed here with some other friends & alumni for my bachelor party and this place did the trick!

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Address: 118 South Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > State College
Also Known As:
Imperial Motor Hotel State College

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