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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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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days 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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North Brunswick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Springfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

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 1 week 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 

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

Nice, historic hotel. It was clean & pleasant. Best place to stay in Happy Valley. We used the shuttle service to/from the Downtown Area as well as to/from the BJC - very convenient and great service. Brunch was also well worth the cost - excellent overall!

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

So great to hear when guests are able to expereince some of the many amenities that we offer here at the inn! One of the most important though is indeed the complimentary shuttel service around campus and town...sure seems to make it easy. Also happy to hear that you rate us the "BEST" place to stay in State College....unabashadly, we... More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been staying here for several years now and recently for the PIAA High School Baseball finals. last week. I consider the entire staff my family, because they treat you just like family. The stay is always great and I always know, I will be taken care of, thanks to you all, each and everyone of you. And especially... More 

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

Ron, Thank you so much for your loyalty and frindship to the Inn. Building realtionships that last are very important to us and I hope you know too how much we care about you. And yes, we will all miss Jim but are also pleased to help him celebrate over 26 years of service! Thank you. More 

Bridgeville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful hotel right on the Penn State campus, so convenient location. Sheets were a little stiff and comforter a little scratchy, but the overall atmosphere of the hotel was clean, crisp and sophisticated.

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Very happy to hear that you forund our Inn to be "clean, crisp and sophisticated"....providing a great atmosphere. Certainly hope that you come back to visit again! More 

Falls Creek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My stay was so wonderful on the first day that I actually extended it to a second night. I was attending a convention, and the facility here is perfect for meetings, small group sessions, and meals including banquets. The staff is helpful and even anticipated needs that I might encounter.

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Wow, great to hear that you were enjoying your stay so much that you extended your stay for an additional evening! It sounds like you had a good round of meetings and found the facilities for those events to work well for your needs. Thank you for commenting about your expereince on TripAdvisor. More 

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