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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 #8 of 26 hotels in State College
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
miscalane Collegeville, PA
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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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Collegeville, PA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came here as a family for 4th of July weekend. Parking was free, the room was impeccable and ready early, the hotel is just a few steps away from the Nittany Lion shrine, the shuttle service was spot-on, the employees were the friendliest and most helpful of any I've ever encountered, and the summer rates were affordable! My 6... More

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Flemington, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here during a tournament after the college had dismissed for summer. This hotel is adorable and surprisingly big. The food was great, customer service excellent and our room was perfect. Down town is within walking distance as is the campus. They have valet parking or you can park in the little parking deck next door. We had a... More

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Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews 67 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Inn is a lovely hotel, really large in scale and located a few blocks from downtown. It's a beautiful property - the staff is helpful and friendly, the rooms and grounds are very well kept and I really enjoyed my stay there. There were a few things that were particularly nice - the staff is generous with refilling the... More

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For being what is considered he premier hotel in State College its ok. They are in need of some updating but the rooms were clean and the conference facilities were adequate. The woman at check-in was rude and standoffish however and that didnt leave a good first impression.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's old, but it's a grand old lady for sure. Undegoing some outside cosmetic upgrades so it was bit noisy during hte day outside, but it didn't spoil our visit to PSU. We were on a m'cycle tour of PA and bedded down there one night. Excellent accommodations, Whiskers Lounge had great drinks and food and the buffet breakfast was... More

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PSHSReservationsMgr, Guest Relations Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

We are so proud to be such a part of the local history and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the property! Thank you for stopping to rest with us on your journey...we hope you find your way back to State College soon! More

Bellaire, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the hotel for my granddaughter's orientation at Penn State. The location is so convenient and the staff was very helpful with directions. The hotel is beautiful with pretty outdoor spaces and nice comfortable rooms. Bathroom was clean and updated. Checkout was easy with just a phone call to acknowledge the invoice slipped under the door. We left... More

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PSHSReservationsMgr, Guest Relations Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

I am so happy to hear that you were able to experience the convenience and comfort you deserve during your travels! Thank you for allowing us to have the opportunity to have you as our guest; we hope to see you again in your visits with your granddaughter! More

Robesonia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my stay. I was there for a conference and had a wonderful time. The food was great. They had great vegetarian choices. It is almost like visiting a museum. All of the rooms are different with beautiful furniture. I don't know if they are authentic antiques but they looked like they were to me. There are places... More

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PSHSReservationsMgr, Guest Relations Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed the pieces of our history throughout the property; the Inn truly is a special place! Please know you are welcome back anytime and we hope to see you soon. Thank you for sharing your story! More

Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is over-the-top in every way including, cleanliness, helpful and pleasant staff, ideal, location, wonderful food and service, perfect free shuttle service, parking, relaxing spaces, WiFi and business center on each floor, just to name a few.

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Dallas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful building with a great location on the Penn State campus, just steps from the Nittany Lion Shrine. Virtually everything is within walking distance, which is great because right now the roads through campus are undergoing construction, making it difficult to get around. The service was outstanding from the moment we pulled up to the front door... More

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PSHSReservationsMgr, Guest Relations Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

I am so glad to hear that you were able to experience our hospitality! We know you have so many choices in your online travel planning and are so very thankful that you chose our property for your visit. Thank you for providing such wonderful feedback; we are sorry that it took so long to rectify your concern on departure... More

Reading, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to the nittany lion in manyvtimes for meetings. It is always a good experience and was there last week. The room was spacious and the room service outstanding. Most of the staff are students and they are eager to be helpful. There are always fresh apples in the lobby and good chairs for reading. I always enjoy... More

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PSHSReservationsMgr, Guest Relations Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

We are so thankful to have won your loyalty at the Nittany Lion Inn and are appreciative that you have taken the time to let others know of your confidence in our service. We look forward to seeing you at your next meeting! 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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Amenities

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
Hotel Style
#3 Romantic Hotel in State College #5 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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