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200 West Park Avenue, State College, PA 16803-3598
(814) 865-8590
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations

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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good place right on campus

Great place to stay right on campus, but a big pricey. Good breakfast. Nice room that was clean. A little slow on the check-in because it was busy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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State College, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We've been regular brunch and dinner buffet diners at the Nittany Lion Inn and have always enjoyed our experience. Unfortunately, the Father's Day brunch was a GREAT disappointment! The normal offerings of fresh breads and rolls was replaced by quartered bagels, the chilled shrimp were soft and spongy, and the selections of other foods were underwhelming. There were two main... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Great place to stay right on campus, but a big pricey. Good breakfast. Nice room that was clean. A little slow on the check-in because it was busy.

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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The staff and facilities at the Nittany Lion Inn are terrific. I have stayed many nights over the last several years, and have noticed ongoing improvements to the property, inside and out.

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New Jersey
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

what a great place and good food variety in their brunch buffet! Plenty to eat for all - pancakes, waffles, french toast, fresh berries, blueberry compote, strawberry compote, scrambled eggs & mushrooms, hash browns, bacon & sausage. another station had omelets made to order plus baked ham carving station and hot penne pasta with marinara and salmon & cod with... More 

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Matt T, Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such nice comments on our popular Sunday Brunch! We look forward to having you back with us. Thanks, Matt More 

Wilmington, DE
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The food was surprisingly good for a banquet dinner -- wait staff was professional and did a nice job. There were two other events in the hotel at the same time but you'd never know it which was very nice!

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Ithaca, New York, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Reasonably varied menu so that I had enjoyable meals here... all three meals, for three days straight....

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Matt T, Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Seeing familiar faces is one of our favorite parts of being a restaurant in a hotel. Thank you for spending your meal times with us. Thanks, Matt More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The hotel is nice, but it is a bit expensive for what it offers. The rooms are very clean and the beds are wonderful. The Wifi was not so good. The staff were kind and very helpful.

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Matt T, Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank-you for staying with us. We do always trive to create a good value with our top notch staff and clean and comfortable accomodations. If there is anything that we can do to make you more comfortable during your next stay, please do not hesitate to ask. Regards, Matt More 

West Chester, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

With gratuity this brunch usually comes out to about 25.00 per person. My kids and I love to eat Sunday brunch here. The food offered is over the top and kept well stocked. Their french toast and bacon are stellar. Then you have an omelet station, carved filet, salads, cold sides, oatmeal, juices, entrees and the dessert table. Plenty to... More 

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Matt T, Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Why thank-you for your very kind response. We do agree that our Sunday brunch is quite an experience to be had. We more so appreciate you taking the time to write such kind words, our staff loves to see their hard work enjoyed by our guests and this will be shared! Regards, Matt More 

State College
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

As far as I'm concerned when debating the best meals in State College, Spats, The Ale House, Zolas, and the Inn are all worthy. The service is stellar, but the food.... The food is what makes the inn great. I haven't eaten here nearly as much as I'd like to, not because of the price or because it's out of... More 

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Matt T, Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Your kind words do mean alot and we appreciate being mentioned in such good company. We are passionate about our food and our service and we are honored to serve guests such as yourself who truly appreciate what we love to do. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Next time you are in please ask for me, as... More 

Clifton Park, New York
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We had dinner the night before December graduation, the same night as a major sporting event on campus. The Dining Room was very busy and had set up tables for restaurant service in some meeting rooms. While the ambiance in those rooms was a bit lacking, they had clearly staffed up for the occasion and we got prompt, friendly service.

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Matt T, Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Chris, We are very appreciative of your kind words and are happy to have the advantage of space to accomodate a growing number of guests on situations such as these. Even more importantly we are honored to have provided what sounds like an enjoyable evening to you. We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers, Matt More 

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Address: 200 West Park Avenue, State College, PA 16803-3598
Phone Number: (814) 865-8590
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
Average Prices: USD 18 - 30
Cuisine: American

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  • Address: 200 West Park Avenue, State College, PA 16803-3598
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: (814) 865-8590

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

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