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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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Pennington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely inn right on Penn State Campus. Clean and very convenient.nifnyou are visiting Penn State, this is the place to stay. Campus is walkable as is the downtown area. Van service is available for further distances. Staff was friendly and the room was large and comfortable.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great historic property. Traditional room with view of one of the most beautiful courtyard. Parking. Walking distance to Penn State and downtown. Friendly bar staff. Quiet enough to even keep the window open at night. Historic hotels often have smaller rooms so book a suite if that would make you uncomfortable.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Penn State for one of their camps and stayed a total of five nights. The first night was at a different hotel and we quickly fled to the Nittany Lion Inn. The staff did an amazing job of accommodating us without a reservation and found us adjoining rooms for the remainder of our trip. They really helped salvage... More 

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

All I can say is thank you! for thinking of us when you needed assistance out of a less than desirable situation for you. We are so glad that we were able to help you and that you found our style hospitality and service to be to your liking. Happy to hear that we have risen to your top choice... More 

Rockville
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I booked the Inn at the last minute. The staff were courteous and professional. The room was perfect! The location was incredibly convenient. An added perk was having free shuttle service. This is where I will stay anytime I come to PSU.

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

So glad we were able to assist you "at the last minute." And even more so it sounds like it its the beginning of a great new realtionship for us here at the Inn. we strive to build relationships every day and are happy to have begun one with you. Hope to see you the next time you are in... More 

Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived at 4:45 a.m. We were asleep in a very nice room by 5:00. The staff was extremely accommodating. During our stay they gave great advice on dining and things to see and do. The shuttle service to and from various locations on campus was very helpful we..

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

So glad that we were able to get you into your room quickly, I am sure your were pretty tired at 4:45am! I am also happy that our Front Desk staff was able to assist you well with your requests, they are very well studied on State College and always happy to share that knowledge. Hoping to see you again!... More 

North Brunswick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Nittany Lion Inn for my daughter's New Student Orientation (NSO) at Penn State, and the accommodations were excellent, as well as the service of all staff. I travel often for work, and found that the Nittany Lion Inn should definitely force other hotel chains to "raise the bar", with regard to accommodating their guests. Often times,... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us during your daughters orientation visit to Penn State....quite unabashadly, I think she made a GREAT choice. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and we took good care of you during yourt visit. And yes, while we do fill for premium dates quickly, I would recommend that you check back as we do... More 

Springfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for orientation for our daughter who will be attending Penn State in the fall. The checkin was quick and the room was clean and nice. The only problem we had was that the air conditioning broke and they had to come fix it 2 times. They did come up quickly to fix it but honestly to have... More 

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

Thank you so much for your comments! I am so glad that your daughter chose Penn State and that out of all of the options available in State College you chose to stay with us during your visit. Please allow me to appologize for the concern with your air conditioning...the high levels of humidity in recent time have certainly played... More 

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Service is attentive. Catered food is excellent. Rooms and public areas are intended to offer old world charm---that would be acceptable if the beds were more comfortable. Pretty high price point for fairly rudimentary accommodations but if you are here to see Penn State, I doubt you can do better.

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

Thank you so much for your candid feedback. I am glad that you found many parts of your stay to be very good including the food service in our banquet rooms. True, we are not the least expensive opportuntity to stay in State College, but we do try to balance that with many value added amenities such as complimentary shuttle... More 

Fairfax
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Nittany Lion is an average hotel and does not offer anything special enough to warrant how expensive it is to stay there. The beds were comfortable and it was clean. We enjoyed sitting on the patio having drink and appetizers at Whiskers which was the best part of the stay.

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Thank you very much for staying with us. I am glad that yo enjoyed your visit to Whiskers and the courtyard patio...it has been very pleasant out there on many evenings this summer so far. I am sorry that you did not get the most out of your stay though...I am sorry as it seems we did not do a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is awesome. It is a staple at Penn State and always a great place to come back to when in town for work or pleasure. The staff is really friendly and the hotel is located in a very good location which makes it easy to get to all of the points of interest on campus. The meeting spaces... More 

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

So glad that you choose to stay with us whenever you visit Happy Valley! I am also very pleased to know that we have built a long lasting relationship with you....achieing our mission of building relationships that last! It is always fun to see a familiar face walk through the front doors, it always brightens our team's day! Thank you... More 

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