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Nittany Lion Inn

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200 West Park Ave., State College, PA 16803
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  • Location
    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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Boothwyn
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

extremely friendly and helpful staff, very convenient shuttle service, pleasant stay...travelled with many families for tournament and the hotel staff treated everyone with professionalism...the room is very comfortable and the atmosphere is very calm and quiet...access to the indoor pool at the Penn Stater and shuttle service was very welcome when traveling with children

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Deltona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed at the Nittany Lion Inn as part of a conference at the college. Excellent facilities, cheerful and knowledgeable staff, and clean and well-appointed rooms. No complaints at all. If you go, you must try the food at Whiskers (restaurant on-site at hotel). Prices are a little higher than "fast-food" fare, but the food is all locally grown (including... More 

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Club Cortile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We recently stayed at the Nittany Lion Inn and found the location to be perfect! It was within walking distance to Downtown State College and all the sports complex on campus. It is a beautiful hotel but could use some updating and more detailed care. Our room was a bit dirty - especially the interior doors and the beds looked... More 

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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great service, great location. Front desk went out of their way to extend our trip even though the hotel was sold out. Drinks on the patio was a highlight for us. Nice rooms, two queen beds plus a pullout sofa.

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london
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for two nights for a friends wedding. Friendly efficient staff. Hotel itself is deceptively large. Our room with a king bed was on the small side, if they took out the wooden monstrosity of the old fashioned tv cabinet it would give more space. No room safe, only safety deposit at reception, Breakfast ok. Did not like the... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

State College, PA is a spectacular college town with a lot of OK hotels. The Nittany Lion dwarfs the rest with elegance, service, location and is only a hundred yards from the famous Nittany Lion Statue of Penn State. I have a standard room but very happy with the amenities and extra large bathroom with soaking tub and shower. Will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here as I attended a conference on the campus. It was a very good experience at the Nittany. Friendly staff all round, good facilities and spacious and clean accommodation. Would definitely recommend to others.

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

Thank you for your comments and recommendation. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Miami, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is great. Room was good size and we had refrigerator and microwave. Some rooms don't have these. Everyone is extremely nice. Dining room food was expensive and not worth it. Steak was $74 including appetizer and dessert but it was nothing special. All our food was mediocre. Also there is no breakfast buffet in the mornings, that was... More 

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

Thank you so much for your comments. We truly appreciate them and are glad that you think so highly of our hotel. I was concerned about your concern about breakfast buffet. We indeed offer a breakfast buffet daily starting at 6:45 AM - 10:00 AM. The dates of your stay however, were inclusive of Mothers Day and what may have... More 

San Marcos
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Horrible room #2069, bad air conditioner / heater that will vibrate and annoy you all night long. The unit looks 40 years old and barely works, does not cool the room. There is also a problem with the plumbing with air hammering that goes bang bang bang bang every 10-15 minutes. We complained to the front desk and after a... 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 the full expereince that you had expected and deserved. I am glad to hear though that we were able to accommodate you in a new room so that your second night could be more comfortable. Sometimes during the change of season in an historic building such as ours we can run... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed one night while my daughter had a campus visit. The hotel is lovely and the bar/food was delicious. The staff friendly and you can't beat the location. I got up early and walked the entire campus and found my way back for a nice breakfast.

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So glad you chose to stay with us for your daughters campus visit. I am hoping that asside from your positive expereince with us, she enjoyed getting to know our campus and all of the great opportunities avaialble to students and families alike. Hoping she chooses Penn Sate so that we can have an opportunity to get to know you... More 

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