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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 2014
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  • Location
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Newport, Rhode Island
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I serve on an Advisory Board for a degree program at Penn State. Our annual meeting was being held at the Nittany Lion Inn, so I opted to stay onsite, instead of at one of the many other properties offering deals in the State College area. I'm so glad I did, as my stay was just lovely. From the attentive,... More

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York, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The inn is comfortable and well maintained. Within walking distance of all things Penn State and downtown State College. Small, but nice rooms with fridge and microwave for longer stays. As we were at a conference, most meals were buffet-style and were all well done. Conference rooms are a bit chilly, so bring a sweater. Limited parking in the lot... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the inn for a football weekend in September and also in July on a house hunting trip and really enjoyed it. The place is kept spotlessly clean I would note that the place is starting to look in need of renovations. The wall paper in the room was peeling off, the bathroom floor was cracked as was... More

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Weilburg, Germany
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though we had not made prior arrangements, we were picked up at the airport by the hotel limousine. We were received very friendly and the room were more than up to our expectations. After a chat with the chef de cuisine we had a small entree at the Whiskers restaurant - the breakfast in the Diner was equally perfect.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Nittany Inn was beautiful. The staff were friendly, helpful and professional. The place was immaculate. I don't think I have ever stayed in a cleaner hotel room. Apart from having to park in the Nittany Deck as the (carpark attached is tiny and 50% is taken with valet parking spots) I cannot fault the property, nor would I want... More

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

Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate your feedback. You are right, our over 80 year old building is large and can be confusing sometimes. Please know that we are happy to offer Bellperson services at most any time. Likewise with parking, we are pleased to oiffer complimentary valet parking to help our guest truly relax at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the Perfect location. We have endless memories here over the years. Always great service and rooms! While a bit pricey, this is THE classic hotel for a stay in State College and a visit to Penn State.

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so pleased that you continue to choose the Nittany Lion Inn as your Hotel of choice while visiting State College, we love the lasting relationships we have forged with guest just like you. Thank you again! More

Bilbao, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent experience. I made 7 nights in the Hotel and people were friendly as never found before. They have a shuttle bus service at any time that can bring you back and for in the city. The Hotel is located just in the middle of the Pen State University campus. You have downtown area with shops and nice bars 10... More

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

Thank you so much for your kind words, we truly appreciate your feedback it is much appreciated. More

Avon, Connecticut
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75 reviews 75 reviews
16 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed there a few times when I visited state college but after awhile I started to really dislike it. It's a very old building with noises and drafts. It's also very large and it's easy to get lost and hard to find your room. If you have a lot of luggage it's hard to carry all the way to... More

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

Thank you for staying with us. We certainly understand that the complexity of our 80+ year old Inn can certainly be challenging to navigate. But know that our Bell Staff is always at the ready to assist. They can also be helpful with parking your vehicle as we offer complimentary valet parking services as well. We hope that you will... More

Lake Worth, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
19 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved staying here. The rooms are clean, the staff extremely friendly. You are treated with first class care. From the valet service to the welcome you receive as you enter the hotel, you are made to feel right at home. The restaurant is very good for breakfast. It is right on the edge of campus so very convenient to get... More

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

Thank you for your very nice comments. Our team truly enjoys creating the enviornment that you describe. From our Housekeeping and Maintenance teams to the Front Desk, Guest Services and Food and Beverage teams, they all take great satisfaction in providing an excellent atmosphere and great service. Thank you again! More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The location is perfect. The staff is exceptionally helpful. The accommodations are luxurious. It's the best place to stay whether you are coming to a Penn State event or just want to relax and enjoy the many area attractions.

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

Thank you for your very nice comments we truly appreciate it and we are pleased that you continue to enjoy staying with us. Thanks again! 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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