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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 #7 of 26 hotels in State College
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, the ladies in the front desk is very rude and unkind. When checking in, they don't explain anything about the car parking and just yelling that pulling out my car from the valet area. Who can park the car in the parking lot when checking in? I did know later that the hotel offer the parking space... More

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ReservationsDirector, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

We would like to sincerely apologize for the experience that you had during your recent stay with us it is clear that we not only let you down but ourselves as well. We pride ourselves with the high level of service that we regularly provide to our guests and I can personally assure you that that concerns such as yours... More

Kalispell, Montana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are not many downsides to this hotel, if any. It is located on the (quiet) edge of PSU campus, but you don't have to drive through campus to get to it. It is easy to find, and the staff are friendly, helpful, and not pretentious. Even though you are not on the main street downtown, you will not mind... More

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

I am so happy to hear that you were able to appreciate some of what makes our Inn such a unique experience - and we are all thankful that you have taken the time to share your experience with others! We very much hope that the next time your travels bring you to State College that we will have the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The front desk staff, transportation staff, and housekeeping staff were very friendly and helpful. The bed and pillows were so comfy that I slept like I was in my own bed. The Shower was very nice also. I enjoyed my stay very much.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts about our property. We are thankful that we had the opportunity to take care of you during your visit to Happy Valley and hope to see you again at another time. More

Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most courteous and genuine customer service I have experienced. Very soothing atmosphere. Appreciated the free shuttle service. Impressed with food provided for snacks and lunch during our meetings. Stayed for 2 nights, hated to leave!

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

We are so pleased to hear that we made you feel so "at home" during your visit! We hope this means that we will see you again soon. Thank you so much for sharing your feedback and for allowing us to have you as our guest! More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the NLI both going to and returning from Detroit, with our infant daughter. Our first night was GREAT! Our room felt large & comfortable , the staff was very accommodating, the food at The Dining Room was excellent & we had a peaceful night sleep. The second night, we found the staff fairly accommodating, but we had... More

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Edison, New Jersey, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfortable bed, Keurig machine in room, large TV with good variety of stations, AC works well, friendly staff, free apples, on-campus location convenient to attending meetings there, prices are reasonable.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent a weekend at the Nittany Lion Inn and it was wonderful. The hotel is lovely and the staff is great. The restaurant is wonderful. And, we had fun time at Whiskers for drinks. We hope to get back soon!

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Philadelphia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
78 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent 1 night here during my son's orientation. People working here couldn't be nicer. From the accommodating valet parking guy to the extremely helpful front desk staff to the people responsible for the sparkling clean and modern rooms. We had a king bed suite which was incredibly comfortable. I needed a ride to the airport in the middle of the... More

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

We can't tell you how much your kind words mean to us; your confidence in our service is truly a testimony to our team and how much they enjoy taking care of our guests. We look forward to many more visits from you. Please let us know how we can continue to make each one better. More

Reading, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
30 hotel reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since graduating from Penn State years ago, I always wanted to stay at the Nitttany Lion Inn. Well, for our anniversary we finally made that dream come true. What a wonderful experience! Well kept and architecturally pleasing exterior with vibrant, colorful flowers in containers and a sundial garden. Take a rest on the front porch chairs. If you prefer valet... More

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

I don't even know where to begin to thank you for such a beautiful review of our property. The personal story, travel tips and amazing review of our features - we truly can't thank you enough. I am so glad that we were able to give you the experience you had always hoped for at the Inn. We love making... More

State College, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Intimate setting, great service, great wine, and good food. The service and the wine were top notch. The food was really good. Just avoid the Ceasar Salad. My only other complaint is that they offer and cheese plate and a meat plate separately. Not a problem if there were four of us, but for two, ordering both would have been... 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*
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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 Airport Transportation
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#2 Romantic Hotel in State College #4 Family Hotel in State College #8 Business Hotel in State College
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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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