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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Jody B Cedar Grove, New Jersey
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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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Cedar Grove, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Old school hotel with the expected Penn State charm. Bed was comfy. Bathroom was large but a little dated. A/C worked just fine. Close to everything PSU. Staff were wonderful, pleasant & very helpful. The biggest problem were the slow elevators. And if you consider that a problem ( which I don't really consider a problem), then this was one... More

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Glenside, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Many other reviewers are quick to highlight the obvious issues with the hotel. I could list them too but I won't because, in the end, what really makes a stay at a hotel enjoyable is the staffs ability to accommodate you. If you choose to stay here and something is the matter, give the hotel staff the opportunity to make... More

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Danville, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here during Arts Festival. Acommodations were very adequate. Room was clean and king bed incredible. The a/c was somewhat noisy, but kept room very cool. Liked the fact that I could park the car and walk to everything in the downtown area.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came to Penn State for the Arts Festival with my husband and kids and to visit my other daughter in the area. The hotel was very nicely decorated with an older type feel to it that I enjoyed. The AC albeit a tad noisy cooled the room very quickly and I enjoyed being able to open my windows as... More

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Medford, New Jersey
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Room did not have a Frig or microwave. TV volume control did not work right. Shower had poor water flow. Worst of all A/C unit did not work, on a hot July summer day. Not enough parking spaces for all hotel guest's.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mold/Mildew in the shower joints, filthy carpets, nicked/worn paint on a lot of moldings, doorways, etc. TV had so so channels, and then it rained and we had no tv. The bathroom faux marble plasticy counter overlays say, 70's never updated and dingy. I normally am not too picky with beds and pillows but my goodness, this bed was sink... More

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Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank you for your time in sharing your insight with other travelers. We will look forward to having you visit us again soon. More

New Hope, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank you for your compliments and for taking the time to write a review about your enjoyable stay in State College. We look forward to having you stay with us again. More

Harrisburg, PA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your insight and for sharing your review. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the wedding you attended! More

Fairfax VA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
55 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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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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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#10 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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