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The Atherton Hotel

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125 South Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801
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Ranked #16 of 26 Hotels in State College
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Reading, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great location!! Access to everything State College has to offer. Great price!! Compare to surrounding hotels and you will find you can't beat the Atherton. Great staff!! Very accommodating and willing to make the experience as comfortable as possible.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your wonderful compliments! We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and the downtown location. Best Regards, Maggie Biddle More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a Garth Brooks concert which was also during parents weekend. This hotel was a reasonable $199 when the normally $129 a night Fairfield Inn that is much farther away was over $400 a night for the weekend! If you are visiting Penn State, it hard to get a better location except for the on campus Nittany Lion... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for choosing The Atherton Hotel for your visit to State College to attend the Garth Brooks concert. I hope you enjoyed the concert. Many Garth Brooks fans were so thrilled that he extended his number of concerts in Happy Valley. Thank you for your compliments and for letting us know that you found The... More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We usually stay at The Atherton every time we visit our son. The rooms are clean and the location is great for being able to walk to everything in State College. There are no refrigerators in the rooms...so bring a cooler. There is a small workout room on the 3rd floor. There is no pool, however you can get a... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing The Atherton for your recent stay in State College and for taking the time to share your review. I'm very pleased to know that you were able to enjoy the hotel's restaurant, bar, and great downtown location. Please know that the hotel does actually offer refrigerators in a number of guest room types, and... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son is a Junior at Penn State and we love staying at the Atherton! The location is awesome and the staff is always so pleasant and helpful! Love that we can come back and have a drink at the bar after a busy day! The rooms are always clean and the beds are comfortable! The decor is a little... More 

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

Dear Esther, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts about your stay at The Atherton. Your insight is truly appreciated. I'm very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay and hope that we can be of service to you again during future visits to see your son at Penn State. Best Regards, Maggie Biddle... More 

Wayne, New Jersey
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7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son is a Junior at Penn State. We usually stay further out of town. To be honest the outside never impressed me. This past month we went to a conference there and there where a block of rooms assigned so we got a discounted rate. The place was so convenient to walking in downtown. My sons apartment is right... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Positives: 1) great location 2) comfortable bed and pillows. Negatives: overpriced! for the luxury price, we didn't get luxury. 1) The TV reception was horrible. 2) there was a wet bath mat in our room when we checked in around 5pm. 3) they only gave us three towels and we had to ask for more 4) no free breakfast 5)... More 

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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The hotel was very clean. The check in and check out was easy and quick. The staff was friendly. You could not be any closer to downtown State College. Older Hotel, but the bed was very comfortable, and the bathroom was nice and, as stated, very clean. Stayed a few times in State College a little further out from downtown,... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Stayed for a brief weekend for an open house on campus. This Hotel was perfectly situated on the edge of town for easy access to the entire campus. Beautiful rooms, quiet, easy to park. Would def come back when in town. Got 4 more years of visits/stay overs!

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San Diego
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The hotel was amazing and the staff were most helpful. The rooms were well appointed and we really loved the great location. I would definitely recommending this as a great place to stay. Lot's to do nearby as well.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your comments and compliments. We truly appreciate your time in writing about the hotel and are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay. More 

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8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Have stayed at a few other hotels in State College and this location is good because you park your car and walk. The hotel was nice, although the décor is a little dated, the room was very comfortable and quiet. The lobby area is really beautiful. We did not eat at the restaurants but did have a drink at the... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and truly appreciate your time in writing to share your insight with other travelers. Maggie Biddle General Manager More 

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