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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 #15 of 26 Hotels in State College
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 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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danmc1
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a great weekend. We enjoyed going to Rumors Lounge the first night. The breakfast was phenomenal and a great price. The actual room was a bit overpriced, especially with the fact that we had to wait 7-10 min. each time we wanted to use the elevator. Try to get a room on a lower floor....we walked down from... More

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Orlando, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Disguised by a bland stucco box exterior an extravagant second floor Victorian hotel lobby interior greets the hotel guest as the elevator door opens. A bit much for my contemporary design sensibilities, but perhaps some people's cup of tea. Rooms are quite large (with a bit less extravagant decor) however feature only double beds rather than queens (beds are also... More

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

Thank you very much for your review of the hotel and for taking the time to share your insight. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay, our downtown location, and the size of the room. We've been called a lot of things over the years but this is our first "over the top Victorian" description! :) We... More

Allentown, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were in for the PSU vs MD game weekend. We like to stay at the Atherton because it is convenient ly located on campus and close to our fave bars. The lobby is beautiful, the rooms are clean and comfortable and the staff is very welcoming. The bananas foster pancakes are a must for breakfast!

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

Thank you for your comments and for the shout out about our awesome Bananas Foster Pancakes! We truly appreciate your business----Penn State football weekends are just a fabulous time for our staff and guests--and we will hope to have you as our guest again soon! More

Carlisle, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a business meeting at the Atherton Hotel. The Atherton was very accomodating when we asked for a room for an evening get together. They removed the bed for added space and added some chairs. They were very helpful when we needed something. We had a reserved a room and had ordered pizza and they kept the pizza warm... More

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

Thank you for your review and for staying with us. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your conference and had some time for fun during your stay. More

Mount Olive, North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently stayed at the Atherton for a conference and I was impressed by the amenities that came with the room. Because I am a Choice Hotels Rewards Member, the staff gave me a goody bag when I arrived that had bottled spring water, M&Ms, & Combos. One morning during my stay, one of my buttons fell off my shirt.... More

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

Thank you very much for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We also shared your review on our Facebook page! We are really pleased to know that you enjoyed your time with us and that our staff made a good impression with helpful, friendly service. Thanks for taking the time to let us know and hope you will visit with us... More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews 77 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a business meeting at the Atherton Hotel. For the price point on a weekday, it was a great deal... It was less than $70 and the location is in perfect proximity downtown. This hotel was recently branded to a chain I am not familiar with but it isn't signed that way. I am hopeful that a makeover is... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are glad to know that you found the hotel to be clean and well tended and that you enjoyed your stay. We love our group guests and are glad to offer excellent pricing for conferences and large groups! Our photos on our hotel website were taken this year and... More

Erie, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoy downtown hotels and hotels with grace and history. In State College, The Atherton fits our bill. We find the parking convenient, the food first class, the bar pleasant and consoling. The rooms are large, nicely appointed, and well-tended. We particularly enjoy being part of downtown State College and enjoy walking everywhere. It's a happy day... More

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

Thank you for your lovely compliments. It is truly a a great pleasure to read positive comments and they go a long way toward providing a sense of reward for all of us in the customer service and hospitality industries when happy guests take time to let us know a visit was enjoyed. So thank you very much for your... More

Pittsburgh, PA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in SC for a family event and spent just one night at the Atherton. It reminded me of a hotel from by-gone times, but I have heard that it is really not that old. Such a lovely difference from the big chain hotels. My room was very comfortable with all the amenities that I could need. The lobby... More

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

Thank you very much for your comments about the hotel and for sharing your thoughts. We appreciate your thoughts on the design of the hotel having a timeless quality and that it is fulfilling the intent of its design. If I can ever be of assistance to you during future stays please feel welcome to call upon me directly. Your... More

Wilmington, North Carolina
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79 reviews 79 reviews
14 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I stayed there a few days. The stay was overall comfortable and the staff were hospitable. The rooms are a little old and can be better maintained. The food is good. Probably the best thing about this hotel is its location as it across the street from Penn State.

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

Thank you for your comments and review. We appreciate your business and insight to other travelers to the State College area. More

East Bay, California
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188 reviews 188 reviews
31 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Near Penn State University. Tons of students walking back and forth to class. Lots of restaurants nearby and within walking distance. Very nice, comfortable executive suite. Work out room. Restaurant has very good food. Parking $7 per day under hotel. Luggage racks available to take own luggage to the room. From outside take elevator to the lobby on the first... More

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful compliments! We appreciate your sharing your insight very much. If you would please contact me directly I would like to say thanks in person and I encourage you to email me at mpb@athertonhotel.net or call 814-231-2100 ext 118. More

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Address: 125 South Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > State College
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Atherton Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 150
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