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Nittany Lion Inn

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   200 West Park Ave., State College, PA 16803
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Ranked #4 of 26 Hotels in State College
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel is immaculately kept and they have done a great job preserving the elegance of the inn. While the staff has kept up the hotel, they have retained the charms (and style of furniture) from its history. While not everyone will appreciate this type of charm, the hotel is extremely clean, the premises is beautiful, and the staff are... More 

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Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
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138 reviews 138 reviews
27 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

while some may say it is dated, it is really how you look at things, this is an older hotel and by that some things do not age well ,the hotel overall is in good shape the furnishings are a bit dated but they can be updated at some point, the staff is nice and the rooms are equally as... More 

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and found our service team to be pleasant as well as the rooms. It is always appreciated to recieve guest perspectives of our Inn here at Penn State, we value it and hope to be able to use it to always work toward serving our guests the... More 

Seattle, Washington
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here for a couple of nights. Old styled hotel, with furniture and décor to match. Bed was firm enough,....however, the faucets and bath could do with a remodel - rust settling in, and tiles in bath showing signs of aging. Oddly enough, a flat panel TV was available in the room, boxed into a wooden box that used to house... More 

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time to review your recent experience with us here at the Inn. I was happy to here that you were able to take a look at our fitness room, it is all brand new and state of the art, a very exciting upgrade for the Inn indeed. And the Lobster Bisque, it is a... More 

rockville
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sigh. I had high expectations for this Inn as I had eaten brunch here and attended events while in college. I wondered what it would be like to stay? After reading the reviews, I took the plunge. It looks like the beds that are "in the process of being updated" are still in that process as I easily had (and... More 

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

I am so sorry that you did not have an excellent expereince while staying with us...it is always our goal to and it seems as though we missed the mark. I have good news! While I am not certain when you stayed with us, I can report that as of just before Thanksgiving, we have completed replacing all of the... More 

Lakewood, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff consists mostly of college students. They were friendly and attentive. The room was clean and big for the cost. It's conveniently located on PSU's campus. Whiskers, the bar/restaurant, was a great place for a few cocktails!

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. I am happy to share your very positive comments with our team, they are always excited to hear when a guest enjoys their stay. In particular in this case the Housekeeping and the Whiskers staff. Thank you again for taking time to... More 

Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This was my first visit to the Nittany Lion Inn. The Inn is located on the campus of Penn State University. My wife and I stayed there to attend a concert at the Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State. The room was very nice and it was big. The staff was courteous and helpful. The Inn gave... More 

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ReservationsDirector, Reservations Director at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Welcome to the Nittany Lion Inn family! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We are often able to provide concierge assistance for events throughout campus so if we may assist you in any way in the future, please do not hesitate to ask. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I recently was in Penn State for what else..a football game. We made plans to stay at The Nittany Lion Inn. From the moment I gave my car to the valet...the staff was excellent. The location is a great spot. Easy to get to where we needed to be. The Inn is beautiful. It just seems the place to be... More 

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ReservationsDirector, Reservations Director at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

We agree that the Creamery ice cream is something not to be missed! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with others; we appreciate every compliment we receive. With the historic nature of our Inn we have a variety of room types and layouts so when you visit us again, we would love to help... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Stayed at the Nittany Lion Inn during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and the PSU-Michigan State game. The hotel room was very clean with an excellent, comfortable bed. There was no noise from adjoining rooms, but some occasional noise from the hallways. Whiskers bar provides a place to relax and get a small meal/sandwich along with a cold beverage. Did not... More 

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ReservationsDirector, Reservations Director at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

A Thanksgiving Football weekend is certainly a special event for us at the Inn and we are so happy that we were able to share it with you! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your opinion of our property; I appreciate that you took the time to let others know about your stay. Please join us... More 

central PA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Stopped here for lunch and ended up staying overnight and having all our meals during anniversary celebration. Reasonable rates, friendly staff, great food, spacious, and a real fireplace with lots of seating in the lobby. Given free cocktails when they knew it was our anniversary.

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ReservationsDirector, Reservations Director at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

What a wonderful compliment to have you decide to spend an unplanned evening with us during your celebration! I am so very pleased that you had a great experience and we hope to see you at another time. Thank you for sharing and for being our guest! More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The location of this hotel is a big advantage. The staff very friendly and helpful. I came to town with my family and stayed for 11 nights till I found apartment to live. Most of the staff there are students, they were very friendly. We really felt like home, even my kid now still calling it our home whenever we... More 

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ReservationsDirector, Reservations Director at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

What a wonderful story - thank you for sharing! It is so rewarding for us to hear when we are able to provide a "home away from home" experience and that you feel comfortable as our guest. Please come back to visit us any time. More 

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Address: 200 West Park Ave., State College, PA 16803
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > State College
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Nittany Lion Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 223
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Also Known As:
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Nittany Lion State College
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in State College
#3 Family Hotel in State College
#8 Business Hotel in State College

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