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Hilton Garden Inn State College

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1221 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Aberdeen, Maryland
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Happy Valley" is sometimes used as a colloquialism for the State College area. Commentators referring to Penn State athletic events often give the location as "Happy Valley" rather than mentioning State College or the specific campus facility.. State College though is just that. Nice community. Something for everybody. Made a trip to the Penn State Creamery... Excellent Ice Cream !!!!

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75 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the first time I stayed at this hotel for a business trip. The hotel is very nice and located in a great location. There is an awesome place to eat inside the hotel and locals even come to the hotel just for dinner. The hotel has a pool and a whirlpool too. I would stay here again if... More 

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growell, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn State College, responded to this review

Dear Douglas W, We appreciate you taking the time to review our property. I was pleased to hear you enjoyed our facilities and our Harrison's restaurant. Thank you for staying with us and hope to see you on your next visit to State College. More 

San Francisco, California
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64 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My company has Penn State as a client and having tried the other hotels in State College I think we have found the best value and the best service. The hotel rooms are a little dated but they are clean and spacious. The service is what keeps us coming back Brendan M has helped us numerous times and gets 5... More 

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growell, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn State College, responded to this review

Dear Alex L, Thank you so much for your favorable review and I was pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will be sure to share your comments with Brendan and Madison and let them know you were pleased with their five star service. We will look forward to your next visit to State College. More 

Philadelphia, PA, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My team and I have been staying at this hotel for business for several years. LOVE the restaurant, rooms, area. However, the last 6 months have had the fire alarm go off at all hours 3 times, and hotel staff couldn't turn it off. The last time was late evening, so we sat on the patio for 45 minutes wondering... More 

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growell, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn State College, responded to this review

Dear Carol E, First I would like to thank you and your team for being loyal customers at our hotel. I was pleased to learn you have enjoyed our restaurant and hotel facilities. Regarding the most recent fire alarm, we determined we had a faulty gas detector in our laundry room causing the alarm. We have ordered new detectors and... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very pleasant experience here. Welcoming, efficient and friendly check in staff. Rooms were clean and beds were comfortable. The restaurant here, Harrison's, is excellent. They still provide the "Hilton" breakfast, but guests can order omelettes, waffles, pancakes, etc. that are wonderful. WiFi is free for Hilton Honors members. We would definitely return.

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growell, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn State College, responded to this review

Dear mapetrozza, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. I was very pleased to hear you enjoyed all of our facilities and our services met your expectations. I will be sure to share your comments with our breakfast staff as well. Thank you for staying with us. More 

Harrisburg, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Hilton Garden Inn is filled with staff who really try, but it is hard to combat the layout of the hotel for someone who is physically challenged and does not use a wheelchair and have someone to assist. There was a small problem of lost reservations at check-in, a cancelled accessible room that had been marked to absolutely not... More 

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growell, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn State College, responded to this review

Dear Carol O, Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to share your comments on your most recent visit. I was pleased to learn we were able to fix your reservations and felt our staff was able to assist you when needed. We will certainly take your accessibility concerns under review. Your comfort is important to us... More 

Akron, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When checking in, rooms were very limited. Jon not only found the room I wanted, but gave me a reasonable price. Cleanest Hilton Garden I have ever stayed in. The exterior was very clean. Plenty of parking with designated area for my vehicle and trailer.

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growell, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn State College, responded to this review

Dear Jim Y, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. I am glad Jon was able to accommodate your needs and trust you will visit us on your next trip to State College. More 

Smithville, Missouri
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights at this property while in the State College area. The 2nd day we could not get into the room when we arrived back in the afternoon. We went to the front desk & the response was "Check out time is noon so the cards are changed". We replied "Well, we are here for 3 nights". No... More 

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growell, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn State College, responded to this review

Dear gulfer2014, We are sorry we were not able to provide you with the quality of service you deserve. This is not typical of our hotel and staff, as we are always looking for ways to improve our customer experience. Your satisfaction is very important to us and we try hard to make sure all of our guests have a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cleanness and customer service is what I always look for, and this place is at a 100% . The lobby service was great especially Jon, he was so helpful about all my requests, he knew the best places to go in town , and was very sweet an respectful. There is no doubt that I will come back.

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growell, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn State College, responded to this review

Dear Danielle P, Very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. I will be sure to let Jon know how pleased you were with his service. Thank you for staying with us. More 

Mahwah, New Jersey, United States
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This was my first time staying at this hotel and I was pleased. Hotel was clean, there was plenty of parking, and there was a restaurant onsite (didn't visit). I liked the nice big TV, hair conditioner, a keurig, fridge, and I think there was a microwave. The only slight blip in my stay was when someone hung a do... More 

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growell, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn State College, responded to this review

Dear MAFlo2012, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I was pleased to learn you enjoyed your stay with us. Sorry about the do not disturb situation. I hope you will stay with us again on your next visit to State College. More 

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