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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 #19 of 26 hotels in State College
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The service, room and accommodations were great during our Monday-Tuesday visit in early July. The hotel and parking garage seemed mostly vacant. We saw a few business travelers. We enjoyed chatting with the bartender at Rumors Monday evening but I'm sorry that I do not recall his name. I appreciate the wi-fi included. We would definitely stay here again as... More

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Location, location, location! While traveling with a group of teen girls for a tournament on the Penn State Campus, the hotel was in a perfect location for shopping, eating and walking -- essential ingredients to a successful visit. The Hotel, while older, was nicely maintained, clean and containing all we needed for a 4 day stay. The staff were very... More

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Harrisburg, PA
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here with our family after a small wedding in the State College area. The Hotel was very nice, clean and the staff were very friendly. We ate brunch at the hotel restaurant the next day. The prices were reasonable and the food was good.

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Fairfax VA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
52 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed my visit to the hotel. Very helpful & friendly staff. Rooms are well furnished, and the bathroom is spacious. I *really* liked that the window opens - it was nice having fresh air when the weather was good! Free wifi worked well. A/C is the old-fashioned manual kind (no thermostat), but it was reasonably quiet. Very nice lobby. Free... More

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Grimstad, Norway
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70 reviews 70 reviews
16 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in this hotel for 5 days conference in the university. Therefore I consider the location is perfect; eating places are in a walking distance. The staff is friendly, efficient, and try to find solution, e.g. try to organize a shuttle at 2 am for me, although formally it is outside of the normal shuttle service. The room is... More

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Bound Brook, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Reservation Manager, Ed, worked closely with me to make arrangements for over 100 families, and went above and beyond to be sure we were all set when we came in for one of the busiest weekends of the season. Check in was easy, the staff was friendly and helpfull and made sure we had a pleasant stay. Good food,... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently stayed at the Atherton Hotel for two weeks for a business trip. Despite being on the 6th floor I could hear the traffic on the street below quite clearly at 6 in the morning. They also have doors adjoining neighboring rooms. These doors seem paper thin in terms of sound muffling. I could hear every word from the... More

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Harrison City, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a good choice, as it is the closest hotel to the campus. My kids were able to come and go from campus to the hotel walking. The lobby area was very beautiful. The room was clean and spacious. The air conditioner was a little loud, but other than that, it was a great stay. I would choose this... More

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

Dear Holly W., Thank you for your review and taking the time to share your comments with other travelers. We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed the hotel and our location. If we can ever be of assistance to you in the future, please know that I am always available to guests on my direct line at extension... More

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

Stayed with the Atherton for a business meeting. My position with our organization is to make all arrangements for the group. The Staff was so easy to work with, fulfilling all our needs. Everyone at the hotel is very pleasant. The dinner meal was delicious, and room accommodations clean and quiet. Plan on staying at the Atherton for our two... More

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

Dear Christine L., Thank you for your comments and for letting us know that our staff served you well. We truly appreciate our conference guests and the opportunity to serve those coming to our area for business. If I can be of help to you during your future visits, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at 814-231-2100 ext 118. More

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

The Atherton Hotel was an excellent location to hold our conference. The Hotel is located in a great spot in downtown State College with the facilities to accomodate large and small groups. The staff was outstanding and worked with us when we had some last minute cancellations. The rooms are spacious and clean. I would certainly recommend the Atherton to... More

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

Thank you for sharing your experience in regard to your recent stay at The Atherton. It's our greatest pleasure to know that our staff has served you well. 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*
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#11 Business Hotel in State College
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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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