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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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Mc Lean
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Inn was neat and by appearances clean. Our room and the bed linens had a very unpleasant odor. There was a window that we opened which helped with the room smell. I tried not to use the bed covers. Other than that, the Inn was nice.

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Charlotte
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff is extraordinary at the Nittany Lion Inn! Very helpful, professional, courteous, and attentive. The room was excellent and the ambiance and service at "Whiskers" is truly exceptional. I highly recommend this lodging option if you're in Happy Valley!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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107 reviews 107 reviews
20 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an event at this hotel so I stayed here. It was a very nice visit. The hotel is clean and orderly and the staff is very friendly. I would recommend that it is time to move on from the dated looking bedspreads and go with the more modern white that hotels of this price point use. The breakfast food... More 

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New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Location on the Penn State campus, right next to the Nittany Lion Shrine. The hotel is old, but all the amenities were up to date. The room was clean, and the service was excellent. There is a breakfast buffet starting at 6 or 7. The hotel ofers a shuttle that goes around campus. The only bad thing is the... More 

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Grove City, Pennsylvania
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113 reviews 113 reviews
18 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always thought that the Inn was very expensive, but I was pleasantly surprised by the reasonable rate. Service is excellent, from the moment you arrive you are greeted and offered assistance with your bags, valet parking, etc. Makes you feel as if you are staying at a very posh hotel. The restaurants were very good. The room was quite... More 

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

So happy that you found us and even more pleased that you were found us to be reasonably priced. While there are certainly times of the year that the everythng in town gets a little higher, we always try to find a point that creates exceptional value for what yuo find. Lots of amenities including the free parking and Shuttle... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got married here, so I only have wonderful things to add about this place. The setting is beautiful and out of the way from a lot of the college goings on if that is what you want. The Lion Shrine is right there so you do not have to worry about finding a parking place to get those awesome... More 

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

CONGRATULATIONS on your marriage! We are always so pleased when we witness the union of a couple here at the Inn. And yes our grounds and convenience to campus certainly afford some great photo opts as well. So glad you enjoyed your stay! More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place. Clean. Good food. Breakfast hours (10-11) are short and menus have limited selections for each meal. TV did not work. Not enough electrical outlets (a universal problem with older properties).

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

Thank you for your brief critique of your experience with us here at the Inn, I am always happy to hear the critiquess as it always helps to keep us on the right path. I am happy to say too that we are working on a couple of solutions to the power outlet concern...hope you see an improvement on your... More 

Wilmington, DE
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The outside is gracious old world charm. It's an older hotel -- the hallways weren't "quaint" but perfectly fine. The room was surprisingly spacious and elegantly updated. We had blue and white ticking stripe wallpaper and blue and white toile bedspreads - very nice touches. The room was clean and soundproof. Can't beat the location right on campus. We had... More 

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

Thank you so much for your gracious comments about our Inn, we also love the historic nature and our setting here on campus. I am very sorry to hear that our front door staff was not more responsive to your needs, that is very dissapointing. I hope that next time you are visiting your experince there is better. Thank you... More 

philadelphia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
6 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When I was a student here, I would also look wistfully at the Inn, hoping to stay there one day. Well, 25 years later, I was able to....with a discounted rate courtesy of an alumni mentoring meeting. The outside property is lovely; the interior decor is befitting the Inn...traditional, understated, classic. I appreciated having a Keurig, microwave and fridge in... More 

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

We are so glad that you had the opportuntiy to stay with us! We are always thrilled when the alumni of the University come to visit "Penn State's" living room. certainly glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again! More 

Ithaca, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a bad place to be trapped in the hotel for several days (as I was). The rooms are spacious, though the bedspread is dated and there aren't enough outlets. The Dining Room is highly satisfactory, and there is a also a casual bar within the hotel. Careful with the parking situation... I got several parking tickets in the garage... More 

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

Thank you for your comments we are truly appreciative. We certainly hope you did not feel trapped. So glad that you enjoyed our restaurants as well, our Food and Beverage team works to focus on guest enjoyment and it sounds like they have succeeded. thank you again, More 

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