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The Atherton Hotel

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125 South Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801
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Ranked #14 of 26 Hotels in State College
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Wayne, New Jersey
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7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Pittsburgh
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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 

central pa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Scranton, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Across from the west side of campus and walkable to most of the bars (also walkable but the other end of campus to the stadium), the location for this property is terrific. Staffing and check-in was iffy/slow. Room was serviceable and clean. Heat/air conditioner had slight odor. Large bathroom. 2 night stay for 3 alumni - room was sufficiently large.... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review and feedback. We truly appreciate your viewpoint and are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us during your recent trip to the University. Best Regards, Maggie Biddle More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Jessica is absolutely awesome. My entire wedding team was awesome, but Jessica certainly knows how to go the extra step to make you feel that you are getting the best service. Upon our initial visit, after meeting with Jessica, myself, my mom and my MIL received a hand written note, chocolate covered strawberries, and a bottle of wine, all just... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind compliments about the hotel, for sharing your experience, and specifically for your accolades for Jessica. We feel privileged to be a part of any family's lifetime event and know this was a very special weekend for you and your family. Jessica is a wonderful asset to our management team. Compliments such... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I booked this property for a tour bus of students based on the reviews I had read and I was not disappointed. This is a beautiful, well-maintained hotel with a lot of charm and style. The bar is a hidden gem, the staff was accommodating and gracious, and the group meals we had arranged for the group were ready on... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and compliments. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you would recommend the hotel to others. Thank you for your business and for sharing your insight with other travelers. Best Regards, Maggie Biddle General Manager More 

Staten Island, New York
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

From check in to check out, it just got worse and worse. The front desk clerk could not operate the computer properly to find the reservation. The hotel lost the package that was supposed to be waiting for me. The room was neat and clean and was warm and comfortable. On the second night the 5 closest rooms to ours... More 

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

Dear David r, Thank you for your time in sharing your review. We appreciate the opportunity to receive your insight as well as to respond to your complaints. Please accept my most sincere apologies for the students in rooms near yours causing inconvenience during your stay. I can only imagine this must have been most unpleasant. The Atherton does not... More 

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