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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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Beachwood, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Inn is located right on Penn State's campus, so it is an easy walk to almost anywhere on campus and even to the restaurants in State College. It is beautiful from the outside and has classic understated furnishings. It is also very clean and quiet, but doesn't have much of a personality. If you have any business in campus,... More 

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

Thank you so much for your comments and recommendation! We are indeed unique in State College for our location and our History, we are one of the two most historic hotels in town! So glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and thank you again. More 

Newton, Mass
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136 reviews 136 reviews
48 hotel reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very well-located, charming, well-maintained inn with excellent food and service. I would recommend it to anyone except people who habitually get lost, as it is labyrinthine. I was almost late to a meeting because I couldn't find my way down the various corridors. Sort of like the scene where Spinal Tap was trying to storm the stage... More 

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

Thank you for your comments! We are so glad that you find our hotel is providing excellent service. Our team is always excited to hear when they make someones stay special and I beleive that yours was. In particular, thank you for your comments regarding your expereince in the Dining Room and your enjoyment of the food and service therein.... More 

San Diego, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I stayed here for 2 nights in March while visiting Penn State. The hotel is located on the campus. It is an historic hotel is is traditionally furnished. The front desk staff were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Our room had 2 queen beds and was comfortable. One of the most useful amenity that this hotel offers... More 

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

It is great to hear that you found our Historic Inn met your needs while in State College and visiting Penn State. We are pleased to be able to offer a breadth of amenities and services that our guests have helped us build over the years through clear and poigniant feedback. We are glad that you particulalrly found the shuttle... More 

Erie, PA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely older hotel with spacious clean rooms. Very nice front desk staff also. I didn't find the valet staff to be as pleasant but they were dealing with inclement weather and a very busy time so that might be the problem.. Great food for our conference. Love the fireplace, apples, newspapers in the lobby and USA today daily delivery to... More 

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

Thank you for your comments here on TripAdvisor. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Our team, from Housekeeping to Dining Operations, are all focussed on providing a 4-diamond level of service every day and we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Feedback such as yours helps to keep us on... More 

Hershey, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an older hotel, right on Campus. Good service. Charming atmosphere. Room very large but gave an impression of sparseness. Quiet the Thurs and Friday we stayed. Parking is right next door and free. Only one strong complaint: windows are old, sash, double hung and drafty. This either made the bed by the window very uncomfortable or the room... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to submit your comments. We are glad that you find our hotel a pleasing place to stay and enjoyed the services that we offer. Yes the nature of our historic building does certanly present some challenges. We do work to continuously make improvements to the facility over time and hopefully you will have the ability... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews 77 reviews
11 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I stayed here March of 15. We stayed for one night as he was competing in a swim meet. The staff at the front desk are excellent, very polite. The gentleman in charge of valet parking was quite nice. The parking is annoying with very few spaces in front, but they do have a garage free of... More 

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us while visiting the area we hope your son did well at his swim meet. Thank you as well for your comments, they are clear and to the point. Yes, we offer free parking in the lot and in the garage adjacent to the Inn, we also offer complimentary valet parking and shuttle... More 

Luray, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's was pleasure renewing fun times at Penn State. Dining is always great with friends & family. Like other historic hotels Peaboy, Memphis, Mimslyn Inn, Luray & others the service was great! The room comfortable as well. The bellman alert & helpful. Enjoyed the pool & the piano just like the other hotels listed above makes for a great stay.

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

Thank you for holding us up to the standard of the other fine hotels that you have mentioned in your comments, we are honored. I am also happy to hear that we were able to round out your Penn State experience by providing a memorable stay at the Inn. It is a primary goal of ours to truly be Penn... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you need a place to stay in State College, this is it! Great hotel! As an anecdote, the hotel staff provided me with excellent service even after I had checked out (I forgot something at the hotel and needed assistance)!

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

Thank you very much for your kind words! I am pleased to hear that we were able to assist you with returning the items you had left behind. We beleive it is very important to do everything in our power to provide the best in stay experiences....and work every day to build lasting relationships. Hope to see you again! More 

atlantic city
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here so my son could visit Penn State. This is a gorgeous hotel! Great staff...spotless... very comfortable. ..We arrived late in the evening during a snowstorm and the staff was great. We ate in "Whiskers" and had a great meal. Our room was very comfy and the beds were great..Ordered room service in the morning. It arrived on time... More 

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

We are so glad that your son is considering attending Penn State. I may be bias but it would be a great choice. Thank you for your positive comments about your experience with us here at the Inn. It sounds as though you were able to experience many of our services during your stay, all with positive outcomes. Be assured... More 

Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
11 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife, daughter and I shared a king room with sleep sofa this weekend for THON. We knew we would be staying a limited time in the hotel, spending most of the weekend supporting our son, who was dancing the 46 hours. The check in was speedy; the room was comfortable, clean and spacious. We ate 2 meals in the... More 

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

I am so glad to hear that you had a great expereince during your stay with us over Thon weekend! $13 million is an exceptional accomplishment for any fund raising campaigne and the Penn State students show such grit and dedication to get there every year...WE ARE! We are so glad that we could play a role in making your... More 

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