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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 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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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New CIty, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were there for a tour of Penn State for my daughter and wanted to stay close to campus. This hotel was in a great location and a great price. The hotel was lovely, although we saw so little of it since we got in very late and had a tour the next day. The room was very spacious. The... More 

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89 reviews 89 reviews
12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our company had a training seminar at the Atherton, and the staff truly outdid theirselves. The manager of the bar stayed overnight and was helping to serve breakfast and lunch the next day. Front desk staff was attentive and very helpful. The food in the restaurant exceeded our expectations and was delicious. The room was comfortable, clean, and roomy. Try... More 

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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This was my first overnight stay at the Atherton. I loved the décor in the lobby - such lovely furnishings. It's very traditional. I loved sitting in the lobby, reading the paper and hearing the grandfather clock chime. The pictures on the website are totally accurate. The room was quiet, comfortable and clean - plenty of towels and hot water.... More 

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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171 reviews 171 reviews
38 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Good decent place to stay, I would say its on the lower end of a 3 star hotel. Not quite the furnishings you would expect from a newer 3 star hotel. The lobby looks nice, no pool, great location to Penn State and downtown, you have to pay for parking $8 which is not a big deal. Kinda dated but... More 

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I stay at the Atherton Hotel at least once per year. The staff always works to give my group a discounted rate and they are always cheerful and willing to help out their customers. The Atherton Hotel is always my first choice of the hotels to stay in in State College and I don't foresee that changing anytime soon.

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Alliance, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I stay here fairly frequently for both business and personal reasons. I have never been disappointed with this hotel or its staff. During this most recent trip, I visited during State College's First Night event. This hotel is so convenient to everything located downtown. In addition, the bar staff at Rumors are always friendly and willing to strike up a... More 

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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This hotel was very nice, clean and the staff was very friendly. I took my daughter to Winter Welcome at Penn State and I know I will be booking here again when I go to visit her! The Restaurant was closed but we were able to eat in the bar and the food was delicious after such a long ride.... More 

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Patton, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We stayed every home Penn State football weekend at the Atherton Hotel. The November 28 weekend was our last weekend for the season. The Atherton Hotel and staff makes us feel more like family than guests. We enjoy eating in the dining room and Rumors Lounge. We really enjoy the entertainment in Rumors Lounge Friday and Saturday nights.Great lcation too.

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

This is a hotel that is older but it is up to date. It is clean. The staff friendly. The service top notch. The food is well prepared and tasty. The decor and rooms are upscale. The location is right in town. Great if you are visiting Penn State.

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Crownsville, Maryland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The good: within walking distance to downtown and to the campus, affordable rate. The staff at the front desk was very good, professional and helpful. The bad: desparately needs updating in the rooms - the bed was old, the pillows need to be replaced, the bathroom needs a major refresh, not sure the bathroom was really clean.....

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

Dear Liz P, Thank you for taking time to share your comments. Please know that all bedding in the hotel has been replaced and updated in 2014 and is on an ongoing replacement schedule. Our goal is to meet and exceed your expectations however so please accept our apologies for any inconvenience you experienced. My staff and I are always... 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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Atherton Hotel State College
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#13 Business Hotel in State College

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