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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I believe the Nittany Lion Inn is probably one of the nicest hotel in the Penn State area. It is a nice hotel and kept clean but it is probably a 3 star hotel. Our 1 bedroom suite was a nice size and the hotel while quaint, doesn't offer the greatest amenities or service. The gym is small but adequate.... More 

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

Thank you so much for your feedback. I am glad that you feel that we are one of the nicest hotels in State College. But I am sorry that you did not find our staff to be as proffessional as you expected. We indeed work with many students on our team but never use that as an excuse as we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our second time staying at the Nittany Lion, 1st was PSU orientation and this was move in weekend. The place is clean, very well maintained and the staff is super friendly and helpful. Over the next four years while our daughter attends PSU this will be our hotel choice if we can manage a reservation!

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

We are so excited that you enjoy staying at our Inn. We strive everyday to hold up our mission statement which is "Building Relationships that Last." And it appears that we have started to build a long standing relationship with you and your family. Congratulations to your daughter as she embarks on her college expereince. We look forward to getting... More 

Cullman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I will definitely stay at the Nitney Lion Inn when visiting State College in the future--clean room, excellent restaurant choices, good location, and superior, friendly staff! We had my mother-in-law with us (and she doesn't like to stay in a room by herself); the suite was the perfect answer. She had her privacy in a fold-out couch, and we had... More 

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

I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. I truly appreciate your positive comments regarding our team, our retaurants and the cleanliness of the Inn. We do have a number of accomodations such as suites and connecting rooms that will easily fill your needs. Hope to see you again in the future. More 

pittston, pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our fraternity reunion has stayed at this hotel for the past 15 years. And every year the experience seems to get better and better. The accommodations are always kept in excellent condition and the rooms are large and very clean. The service is top shelf with a staff that provides to all your needs. The Whiskers bar is a very... More 

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So glad that you and your fraternity continue to choose to stay here at the Nittany Lion Inn. It is important that we stand true to our mission statement of "building relationships that last" through providing great service that makes our guest feel at home. Our team here is always glad to know you when you walk in the door....it... More 

Avon, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very enjoyable stay at the Nittany Lion Inn this past weekend. The reservation staff were very competent and efficient as were the housekeeping staff. The front desk staff were friendly and I felt welcomed as soon as I arrived. I was attending a fraternity reunion and the reservation staff arranged for rooms, dining, and our golfing. All were... More 

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

So happy to hear that you will be back to visit us again. It sounds like you had a full stay enjoying world class golf at the Penn State Blue and White course while being able to relax here at the Inn. Sounds like you had a great time....thank you for staying with us. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed two nights for a reunion with some old friends and had a terrific time, thanks in no small part to the excellent accommodations and staff at the Nittany Lion Inn. The rooms were beautifully decorated and maintained, nice furnishings, comfortable bed, and plenty of dresser and closet space. The desk staff was pleasant and helpful in giving us directions... More 

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

Very happy to hear that you enjoyed your reunion weekend with us...the Inn is indeed a GREAT place to meet up with old friends. Our team works tirelessly to create that great seamless experience so that you hardly know you are at a hotel....in our opinion it should be just like home but without the work! More 

Concord, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service and great value. I had first booked with a third party and then had to change my reservation. Their contact center was SO bad that I just cancelled the reservation. And called the Nittany Lion directly. They were SO friendly and helpful.

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Very happy to hear that you found booking directly with us a "no hassel" and "friendly" experience. We want to assure that you enjoy the full experience with us from the first phone call to the final checkout. Thank you for chosing to stay with us. More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another lovely stay at the Penn Stater. Offtime so prices were lower but the quality of the room and the excellence of the staff -- who seem genuinely happy to see you -- was worth it all and made it a fabulous value. Can;t wait to get back again!

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Always happy to see our loyal guests and friends come back for a visit...until next time...PENN STATE!!! More 

Burke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Nittany Lion Inn was built in 1935 but doesn't look like it's 80 years old hotel...feels more like a huge quaint Bed & Breakfast. The deck staff are professional and helpful, decor is old and stately, rooms remind me of a bed & breakfast. The Inn has formal and pub-like restaurants, conference center, and fresh Nittany Apples in the... More 

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So happy that you find our Inn to your liking, our team works tirelessly to maintain that warm B&B feel while offering the many amenities that help to enrich your stay....including polishing those apples at the front door! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The people who reviewed this hotel and restaurant as 4 or 5 stars must not get out much or they must have very low expectations. The rooms were "okay" but nothing to rave about; The food in the restaurant was very poor quality - dry, not hot enough, little flavor; the Lost and Found Dept. is unprofessional - they do... More 

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I am so sorry to hear that you had such an unfavorable expereince while dining with us. We pride ourselves in exceptional quality and service and we clearly let not only you but ourselves as well. As for your lost and found concern, would love for you to contact me directly so that hopefully I can resolve this concern....again, unususal... More 

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