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The Atherton Hotel

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125 South Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801
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Ranked #17 of 26 Hotels in State College
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hotel is right beside Penn State entrance and beside thriving section of town. It's also a short walk to the Creamery. Plus parking is free which is an added benefit. WiFi works well and the staff is very helpful. Rooms are large and beds are comfortable. We will be staying here on our next visit. It certainly beats the chain... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place it really nice and elegant. The decor is old but everything appears to be clean. Parking is underneath in the garage. They waved the parking and breakfast cost on this trip. A bar and a restaurant are on the first floor which is convenient. I would definitely stay here again.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Location, location, plus parking, helpful staff, adjoining rooms, refrigerators, tasty food, and did I mention location? Two years of careful planning paid off as our family gathering for graduation weekend at The Atherton was a dream fulfilled. Wonderfully convenient to downtown features when not happily occupied in the hotel, we walked from Irving's to Mad Mex, and probably more than... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I chose this hotel because of its great location. Very close to the downtown area and Penn State. Hotel has a lot of old charm to it but it definitely needs an update. The lobby area is very nice and they have very delicious cookies available at the front desk in the afternoon. The rooms are quite outdated and mine... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

first the stay was great. Loved the place, staff, food and rooms. so what happened? stupid corporate management, both at the hotel and the chain level. pestered me with emails to write a review. (2 in les than one week after staying) then rejected my review as not having enough characters. then I tried to tell the VP sending me... More 

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate your feedback and most importantly are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will certainly pass along your dissatisfaction about being emailed to the "stupid corporate management and IT departments." At the same time, if I can ever be of personal service to you, I hope you... More 

San Diego, California
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69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Positive: - Extremely close to PSU campus and Applied Research Lab, so avoids hassles of parking at university - Close to "restaurant row" serving PSU - Windows opened to allow fresh air - Decent WiFi - $3 craft beer during happy hour Negative: - Dated - Wakeup call missed on 1 of 3 days - Lousy coffee for breakfast -... More 

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your time in writing a review and for choosing The Atherton Hotel. I'm sorry to know that you found the hotel to be "dated." The 2015 photos on our website are an actual and accurate representation of the hotel. Please know that our hotel is Douwe Egbert brand in our restaurant, bar, and banquets and it is... More 

Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Trip to Penn State on business; arrived quite late in the evening on a Saturday evening. Front desk was very helpful, finding us a place to park because hotel's parking garage was full. Room was very comfortable and quiet, despite the fact that the football team had lost earlier that day and students were yelling in the streets. Workout room... More 

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate your time in writing and your shared feedback. I'm very glad to know that many aspects of your stay met with your expectations. Please know that we do offer a refrigerator and/or microwave in a number of rooms and suites and we will deliver a complimentary one to rooms where they... More 

State College, Pennsylvania
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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here recently and I had a terrific experience! My room was clean, comfortable, and the staff was very kind and helpful. I ate at rumors lounge, and the atmosphere was fun and the food was great. I will be sure to stay here again next time I visit state college!

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear JPBrown, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review and photographs. I'm very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and that your room was comfortable and to your liking. Your business is valued. I hope you will stay with us again soon. Best Regards, Maggie Biddle General Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My stay at the Atherton Hotel was relaxing and enjoyable. The rooms are clean and doors are held open by the employees. My favorite part of my stay was the lobby. It is glamorous and even has delicious baked cookies everyday at the front desk!! A must stay when coming to State College!

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Remifaith, Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay at The Atherton. I'm very pleased to know that you enjoyed your time with us and found the hotel to meet your needs. I hope you will stay with us again. Best Regards, Maggie Biddle General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rooms were clean, People were very helpful that worked at the hotel. If you are coming to State College be sure to look this hotel up. Walking distance to places to eat and relax. Also, it is very close to the airport

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Aaron H., Thank you very much for choosing The Atherton Hotel and for sharing your comments. We appreciate your business and your compliments. If I can ever be of assistance to you during future visits to State College I hope you will feel welcome to contact me directly. Maggie Biddle General Manager More 

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