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The Atherton Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   125 South Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801
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Ranked #22 of 26 hotels in State College
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Frankly, you really want this hotel to be fantastic. The lobby (one flight up from street level) is fantastic. The rooms, however, are a bit lacking. The size is nice. I faced the side of the building that looked onto the parking and trash area of the restaurants on the next street. It was a little noisy with the college... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Atherton Hotel staff in competent, professional and flexible to accommodate any size group. My company has never been disappointed with the quality of our stay. We always appreciate knowing the staff, especially Jessica, will do thier best to ensure our needs our met. Don't skip Rumors Lounge- Karen makes a mean Bacardi cocktail. :)

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Erie, PA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in February on Valentine's Day weekend. Easy check in, easy parking, great, clean room. Close to everything in downtown State College. We will definitely stay again. The rates were also very reasonable.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Usa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love the Atherton Hotel. The hotel is close to everything in downtown State College and a very comfortable hotel. Their hotel bar is also a nice bar to have a drink or two in and relax. I would definitely stay at this hotel again.

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Secane, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently used the Atherton as our host hotel for YMCA State Swimming Championships - we couldn't be happier with our service and accommodations. Thank you to Steve and his staff for making our experience enjoyable and we will be back in 2015.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Atherton while traveling on business. I was greeted warmly by the staff on duty, and found my room to be both charming and inviting. I have stayed here several times before and have always enjoyed the experience. I like the charm of the rooms and the nice quiet location. Thanks for making my trip enjoyable.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very nice hotel located in a great area close to everything . The Room was very very nice and clean I would stay again . The staff was excellent I would recommend this to everyone its worth it.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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117 reviews 117 reviews
26 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I always judge a hotel by towels...these are worn, hard and frayed. The hotel is worn as well. Rooms are tired and need a redo with new beds and a modern heating system. Right now there are two temps, cold and really warm....bad. Lacked hot water in the morning....sad. Group events in hotel were unimpressive. Staff was interrupting to clean... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your unpleasant comments. We are sorry to hear that you seemed to not enjoy very many parts of your stay with us. Please know that if we are made aware of any dissatisfaction we are happy to rectify any situation when we are made aware of the issue while you are on... More

Glenville, NY
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for 2 nights on a business trip. The hotel is clean and neat, and the rooms have more than adequate space. Having stayed here last 3 years ago, it appears as the beds and towels are getting a bit long in the tooth and need to be replaced. Overall a great value and an extremely convenient location... More

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

I'm so glad to know that you found the hotel to be quiet, comfortable and meeting your expectations for housekeeping and other features. We are very appreciative of your compliments and will share them with staff. Please feel welcome to contact me any time in the future to personally assist with any of your reservations as it would be my... More

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Nice hotel right in the heart of downtown State College. It's an older hotel than what I'm accustomed to, but it has a lot of charm. The lobby is located on the second floor, the staff at the desk were courteous. My room was clean and fresh with the usual amenities, I was impressed at how quite it was since... More

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

Thank you for taking time to share your comments and thoughts! Please know that if you are ever not satisfied with your stay we are happy to try to upgrade your room or move you to another room. In addition if we are made aware of any issue whatsoever during your stay we will make every effort to make things... More

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Additional Information about The Atherton Hotel

Also Known As:
Atherton Hotel State College
Address: 125 South Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > State College
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 26 hotels in State College
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Atherton Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
150 room full service hotel in the heart of downtown State College, PA. One block from Penn State University. Comfortable, relaxed atmosphere, restaurant, bar, room service, excellent location. ... more   less 
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