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The Atherton Hotel

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125 South Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801
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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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Houston, Texas
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66 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a terrible stay here for 2 nights. There was a terrible musty, smoky odor in the room. There was a sign on the desk that advertised the hotel is all non-smoking so we suspected our room may have been one of the old smoking rooms. We had terrible allergies and were extremely congested during our stay. We found... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. Please know that the hotel has been entirely non-smoking for many years. We do not permit smoking anywhere within the building. All of the hotel's bedding has been replaced in 2015 and we are pleased to be completing this ongoing refurbishment this month. The pillows are all brand new, and are on a continual replacement... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A nice hotel with a great atmosphere and staff. Room was nice and clean and the bed was comfy. Bar and restaurant had great service and the food was excellent. Staff were all very friendly and helpful whenever I had a question. Walking distance to lots of amenities. Will stay again.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your compliments. I'm pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay and we thank you for your business. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a regular guest of The Atherton, I was thrilled to get a reservation for my son's graduation weekend. Although the hotel was booked to capacity, the service was up to par and from the minute we pulled into the parking garage on Friday until our late checkout on Sunday, our every need was met. The staff was friendly, the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful compliments about your stay at The Atherton. It is our greatest pleasure to have guests enjoy themselves at our hotel and to know that we have done a good job. Your comments and insight are appreciated and we are happy to know you will be returning. More 

Lenox, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed there last week during the big move in weekend. Tens of thousands of students and their parents arriving the same weekend. State College was a madhouse! Walmart ran out of hangers! Most of the time, when they are not booked, I stay at another hotel on campus but my daughter was moving into an apartment downtown and I... More 

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

Thank you for your review, for taking the time to share your feedback, and for choosing our hotel for your Student Move-In visit to State College. I'm delighted to know that so many parts of your stay met your expectations in regard to great food, good location, our lobby and comfortable bedding. However I'm sorry that other aspects of your... More 

New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean hotel - only stayed for one night - great location for visiting Penn State. Hotel decor is a bit dated, beds are not most comfortable. Breakfast in lobby restaurant excellent with great service - would definitely stay again.

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

Thank you for your time in reviewing our hotel. I am very glad to know that you enjoyed your stay and the service in our restaurant. Your business is appreciated and valued and we will look forward to having you as our guest in the future. Maggie More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very nice last minute hotel for a few days in State College. Clean room and great location. Would have been nice to have a mini fridge but otherwise a good choice and having parking available for $8 a day wasn't bad as parking is difficult in that area.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We appreciate your feedback and will look forward to seeing you again! More 

Maryville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is conveniently located for walking to anything around the town, the staff was helpful, and the room was decently sized. The decor is a little dated hotel chic, and the amount of hotel parking available on a busy weekend is very limited.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your review. While we are glad to know you liked parts of your stay we're sorry others didn't meet your expectations. I welcome the opportunity to make things right and repair the relationship and encourage you to contact me directly. We have many updates in the works and hope you will come... More 

Throop, Pennsylvania
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in my cousins wedding here the weekend of July 25. I was expecting a really nice hotel when we arrived because everyone always talks about how amazing the Atherton is. I found it quite average. The lobby is very nice with an awesome grandfather clock and great welcoming staff. The room itself was a King size bed room,... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your comments! Your happiness is important to us and your feedback is valued. We have many updates in the works and hope you will come back soon to see what has been done. More 

Hershey, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff was great, room was great, parking was great. Have always had great stays at this hotel. I'd recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the State College/Penn State area especially if you like to have things within walking distance.

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

Thank you very much for the complimentary remarks about The Atherton. We value your repeat business and look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hotel is right beside Penn State entrance and beside thriving section of town. It's also a short walk to the Creamery. Plus parking is free which is an added benefit. WiFi works well and the staff is very helpful. Rooms are large and beds are comfortable. We will be staying here on our next visit. It certainly beats the chain... More 

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

Thank you for your favorable review and for taking the time to share your opinion with other travelers to the area. We very much appreciate your appreciation of independent hotels! If I can ever be of service to you personally when you're in the area I hope you won't hesitate to contact me directly. More 

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