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The Atherton Hotel

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125 South Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801
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Ranked #16 of 26 Hotels in State College
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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 February 21, 2015

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your lovely compliments. Your business is appreciated. We are so proud to be located across the street from one of the greatest universities and so we are very pleased to know that you enjoyed the hotel during your campus tour. Your feedback is appreciated and your good thoughts for our staff are a... More 

Northern Penna.
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101 reviews 101 reviews
13 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

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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Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful review with other travelers. I am delighted to know that your group had a wonderful experience during your stay at The Atherton and that you enjoyed the service and food in Tarragon and Rumors. The Crabcake Sandwich is one of our guests' favorites. We hope you... More 

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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172 reviews 172 reviews
38 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
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3 helpful votes 3 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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