A GPS smartphone helps to find the Nittany on the south edge of State College but once you're there you'll congratulate yourself on finding the cheapest-nicest-most unique place to stay in State College. The check in desk is inside a beer case store. The arcane laws of Pennsylvania say you can only sell beer by the case, except if you are an inn or hotel, in which case you can sell individual bottles. So the NIttany Motel serves as a legitimizer for the beer store, as well as being clean, well kept up, and quiet. The best is yet to come in the morning. When you check in you will be asked what time you want breakfast delivered. Yes, delivered at no charge. Each room has a small pass- through built into the wall, protected by a lock latch. Your breakfast (coffee, bagels, danish etc) is placed in the pass-through from the outside at the appointed hour, you open from the inside and grab it. The same pass-through idea originated on Pullman overnight sleeping trains back in the first part of the 20th Century. The car porter took your shoes at night to be polished, and returned them before you woke up all clean and bright. Shoes were nice but breakfast is better. And check out the wifi password. The night we stayed it was the name of the fired and disgraced Penn State coach who was involved in the infamous sex scandal. Very imaginative idea that goes with everything about the Nittany.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nittany Budget Motel just 3 miles from Downtown State College. Complimentary light breakfast daily, free Wi-Fi, and on-site Brewsky's Bottle Shop. We invite all visitors to the State College area to enjoy the friendly atmosphere for which we are known. ... more less
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