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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 #6 of 26 hotels in State College
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • 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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Cairo, Egypt
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was second time in the same hotel. The staff is friendly. The restaurants are withing walking distance across the Penn state University buildings. The main dinning restaurant buffet is less than what I experienced in the past. However, I like to stay again when I come back.

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pittsburgh
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have stayed in The Nittany Lion Inn many times over past 30 years and have stayed in wide variety of rooms. All were different and VG to excellent. The Hotel gives everyone a warm welcome and efficient check-in. The lobby always have a basket of red delicious apples to welcome guests and in season an inviting fireplace. It is... More

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Leesburg, Virginia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
36 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here with my son to visit Penn State. What a wonderful place to stay! Friendly staff, comfortable room, nice bathroom, charming historic hotel, and a great location for a visit to Penn State. Easy walk to campus and downtown restaurants (they offered the use of a free shuttle, which we didn't use). I got a great deal through Priceline... More

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Montvale, NJ
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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Many universities have a special signature hotel on campus that captures the essence of the campus. That's the Nittany Lion Inn. It's a place where future students and parents mingle in the lobby with alumni that have been coming back to campus for 5 decades. All with some form of PSU clothing or luggage. I stayed here a number of... More

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Westchester Co., NY
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed for two nights attending a youth sports meeting at this facility. I was wondering what to expect, as the hotel's web site is somewhat minimal. The place looks old, but I was pleasantly surprised to find most features have been kept up to date. Staff seemed very helpful, room was clean, and technology (TV, wireless internet) all worked... More

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PSHSReservationsMgr, Guest Relations Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with others who may choose to stay as our guests! I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that on your next visit we can find a room that is even more suited to your preferences. We look forward to seeing you again! More

Pittsburgh, PA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and I were here for a hockey tournament. We decided to splurge a little. We had a fabulous time. Our room was very nice, but not as nice as the picture on the website. My son thought we would get canopy beds. We ordered room service twice and it was very good and priced well. The staff couldn't... More

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PSHSReservationsMgr, Guest Relations Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the opportunity to respond to your experience -- and certainly thank you for sharing your thoughts about the property and our team! Our apples are a time-honored tradition that we are glad your son enjoyed. Part of the charm of the Inn is that we have many room options and floor plans to suit what most fits... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful hotel on the Penn State campus. It has a professional and friendly staff, clean and nicely decorated rooms, great amenities, and wonderful restaurants. It is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. I highly recommend this hotel. It is worth every penny!

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PSHSReservationsMgr, Guest Relations Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful note! We are thankful to have had the opportunity to have you as our guest and hope to see you again soon. More

Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The overall layout and style shows the age of this hotel, in a good way. The corridors leading to the hallways with rooms are open, with views, seating areas, and bookshelves. There was a wood fireplace in the lobby with a gentle fire surrounded by the tick tock of a grandfather clock. It's a step back in time, but with... More

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PSHSReservationsMgr, Guest Relations Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

What a beautiful description of the feeling at the Inn - thank you so much for sharing! More

Coatesville, Pa.
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

My wife and I have stayed at the Inn numerous times. We love the location (if you are attending events on campus) and the quiet, classy charm of the Nittany Lion Inn. The lobby is very welcoming with a warm fireplace and plenty of comfortable seating. They have added compimentary valet parking which is a nice plus. The parking garage... More

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PSHSReservationsMgr, Guest Relations Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

We think that the best vote of confidence is from our guests when they return! Thank you so much for sharing such a great description of your experience - we very much appreciate you taking the time to let others know about us. We look forward to seeing you and your wife on your next visit! More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I am in the hotel as I am writing this. There is a fan (not heating) in my room that goes on every 20 minutes, blows for twenty minutes and goes on and on like this the while night. It makes so much noise, I can't sleep at night. You can't turn the fan off because the only other option... More

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PSHSReservationsMgr, Guest Relations Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear that you have not gotten a good night's sleep while you have been our guest...certainly know that we are always happy to do everything we can to make you comfortable! If we may assist in moving you to a different room that is quieter or on a different side of the building for the... More

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Additional Information about Nittany Lion Inn

Also Known As:
Nittany Lion Hotel State College
Nittany Lion Hotel
Nittany Lion State College
Address: 200 West Park Ave., State College, PA 16803
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > State College
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in State College
#6 Business Hotel in State College
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Nittany Lion Inn 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Nittany Lion Inn is a Penn State landmark, rich in history and tradition and a proud member of the National Trust Historic Hotels of America. Our AAA Four Diamond rated property is located on the campus of The Pennsylvania State University, serving as a travelers’ haven and a popular gathering place for Penn State alumni. ... more   less 
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