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1221 East College Avenue, State College, PA 16801-6810
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 12/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 25 in State College
Location
4.6
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4.6
Service
4.6
Value
4.2
Travelers' Choice
The Hilton Garden Inn State College hotel is just a half mile from Beaver Stadium, Lubrano Park/Medlar Field Baseball Stadium and The Bryce Jordan Center. Penn State University campus and downtown State College with its specialty shops, theater and popular restaurants is just one mile north. We are certain to please the busy executive or leisure traveler with our deluxe accommodations, friendly service and a relaxed atmosphere at the Hilton Garden Inn State College hotel. Hilton Garden Inn State College Hotel Features: 103 Guest Room (8 suites), Non-smoking and smoking rooms, Harrison's Wine Grill serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails. Room Service available during dinner hours Monday through Saturday. 2,350 square feet of meeting and banquet space with Harrison's Wine Grill Catering available, 24-Hour Pavilion Pantry convenience mart, Complimentary 24-Hour Business Center, Complimentary wired & wireless high-speed Internet access throughout hotel, Heated indoor pool and whir
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Kids stay free
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free shuttle or taxi services
Electric vehicle charging station
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
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Lorna H wrote a review Jun 25
Portland, Oregon1 contribution
We stayed for two weeks seeing our new granddaughter. Everything went smoothly but in my hurry to catch an early morning flight home I lost my wedding ring. Not wanting to miss my flight I called the front desk. He said he would put housekeeping on the search for my missing ring. When we landed at our first stop there was a message waiting for me “My RING had been found!” It wasn’t 9:00 a.m. yet and housekeeping had already been found. In fact, they had already sent it by FedEx to my home. I can’t thank Kara Willett, Executive Housekeeper enough. I have been married 47 years and she made sure my gold band would still be on my finger when we celebrate our 50th anniversary in a few years. A big thank you to the entire staff for making our stay so special.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Ask for a room away from conference area. It will be quieter.
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DJM67NH wrote a review Aug 2021
Boise, Idaho43 contributions39 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
As a frequent traveler I have stayed at well over 100 Hilton properties. While not always consistent, this Hilton Garden Inn was excellent. The staff very well trained, helpful and friendly. The rooms are very clean. The best surprise was the food. The Italian restaurant and bar was outstanding (I'm in the food business, and not easy to please). the bartender Adam was a pro, knew the menu and made the right recommendations. Really the food was every bit as good - if not better - than most free-standing restaurants. I would actually go back there just to eat. Well done all around
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: The first floor is actually the lower level. Lobby and restaurant are on second floor.
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Response from Mandy Stitzer, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn State College
Responded Aug 20, 2021
A big Happy Valley thank you for the awesome review! We strive for 100% guest satisfaction and it seems as though we have done our job! Adam is a great asset to our team and I will be sure to pass along the good compliments. We hope to see you back soon (even for just dinner). Thank you again for taking the time to write a review.
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Robert S wrote a review Jun 13
Saint Joseph, Missouri7 contributions1 helpful vote
I left a bag of clothes in my room - called the hotel and they were able to send to my home address without any hassle - very good service! The rooms were clean and the service overall was great. We will be back again.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Bonnie2255 wrote a review May 2022
Pleasantville10 contributions
Clean and convenient to Penn State campus, overall this is a decent hotel. Traveling on business, this hotel was not my choice, but adequate for my needs. The staff was polite and very helpful. I had a room in the back of the hotel where there is a large parking lot. Maybe I somehow missed it, but I didn't see any blackout curtains - just a set of sheers bracketed by heavier stationary draperies. Being on the first floor, that meant bright car headlights and walkers right outside my window. Since I travel with clothespins, I was able to stand on a chair and clip the stationary drapes together to block out the light and provide more privacy. The AC was loud and turned on and off frequently, but I carry earplugs and slept soundly. The bed was comfortable and the room was very clean.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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girchbeb wrote a review May 2022
Pennsylvania143 contributions119 helpful votes
The hotel itself is good, appeared clean enough and the staff was extremely nice and responsive. However, the room was significantly more expensive than other hotels in the area, especially for a Monday night in the off season. I paid the extra $50 for the room compared to other hotels in the area because this was one of only a scant few that have a hot tub. The Country Inn and Suites has one also but was going to be having a power outage the night I stayed here. Yes, I paid the 30% higher rate because I wanted the hot tub. However, when I called to book the room, I asked if breakfast was included and was told yes. Then I find out the next morning that it it not. Yes, it was a decent breakfast but the Country Inn and Suites down the road had an included breakfast buffet bar complete with everything you could want including waffles. Here at Hilton Garden, I had to sent my toast back due to every piece being burnt and then the next set they brought also had multiple burnt pieces. It certainly wasn't worth the $40 that it cost for me and a child. Coffee was $3. A juice was $4. No fan in the bathroom was odd. Some rust type stains in the bathtub. Blackout curtains let in a bit of light. But, overall decent. Beds and pillows comfortable. Pillows not too flat and not too high. Perfect in between. Nice touch to have a body pillow. Also, nice of them to quickly provide the extra blankets we asked for. Just took off one star for the significantly higher price, updating needed. Also, probably my fault for not asking in advance, but when I asked about the shuttle upon checkout, it wasn't like they had someone readily available to drive it. However, in these economic times when it's hard to find help and it's not the busy season, I was able to overlook that. I would stay again if the Country Inn and Suites was not available due to the hot tub and if price wasn't significantly higher.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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JRS wrote a review May 2022
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We ate dinner at Mercato Mio and it was delicious. We had the caparcio and lasagna (a little on the sweet side but still delicious). The lasagna was a HUGE portion. Jen, our server, was outstanding!! We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Mandy Stitzer, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn State College
Responded May 17, 2022
Thank you so much for reviewing our restaurant. The carpaccio and lasagna are some of my favorites! I will certainly pass along the kind words to Jen! We look forward to seeing you during your next visit!
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Looney Dragon wrote a review May 2022
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico22 contributions4 helpful votes
Excellent service. Very friendly staff always eager to help. We stayed for commencement weekend. The place was packed and still they solved everything on time. Rooms are spacious and clean. Plenty of space to park. Just 7 mins away from downtown and PSU. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Enjoy the place
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Response from Mandy Stitzer, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn State College
Responded May 17, 2022
Congratulations to your graduate! Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We strive for 100% satisfaction even during the busiest of times. We hope you we see you on your next visit to Penn State!
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Kathryn G wrote a review May 2022
Providence, Rhode Island414 contributions140 helpful votes
We stayed here as I was attending a meeting at Penn State, and we were impressed by the staff and the facility. I needed to get to the University for a meeting, and they were great about arranging for the shuttle bus to take me. The front desk staff was friendly. The rooms were clean and comfortable. And we loved the restaurant (that review will be separate).
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Mandy Stitzer, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn State College
Responded May 17, 2022
Thank you so much for your compliments of our staff and property. We take great pride in our service. I will be sure to share your review with my staff. We look forward to seeing you again in Happy Valley!
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Richard K wrote a review Apr 2022
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The staff was wonderful at the Hilton Garden Inn is State College. We stayed 2 days for the Blue and White game and the staff was very courteous and helpful. They made you like you are part of their family and you are at home.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Mandy Stitzer, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn State College
Responded May 3, 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to compliment our wonderful staff! I could not agree more! We were lucky to have perfect weather for Blue/White weekend and I'm so glad you had a fantastic time! We look forward to seeing you again in Happy Valley!
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Lager P wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We stayed here for a wrestling tournament at C3 Sports with friends and family. We were completely shocked by the fabulous Italian food made by Chef Steph Andy and Phil. It was absolutely outstanding!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Snow Lewis, Guest Services / Front Office at Hilton Garden Inn State College
Responded Apr 16, 2022
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for having taken the time to comment on your recent stay with us at the beautiful Hilton Garden Inn State College! We appreciate being a part of your travels and we are so glad to know that your time with us was pleasant. Thank you so much for your compliment regarding our Mercato Mio Italian Restaurant. I can't wait to share your nice review with Steph, Andy, Phil and the rest of our staff. We are happy to have had you as our guests and we look forward to welcoming you back again on your next trip to State College!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hilton Garden Inn State College
Which popular attractions are close to Hilton Garden Inn State College?
Nearby attractions include The Arboretum at Penn State (1.5 miles), Penn State University (1.1 miles), and Pegula Ice Arena (1.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hilton Garden Inn State College?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hilton Garden Inn State College?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Hilton Garden Inn State College?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hilton Garden Inn State College?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hilton Garden Inn State College?
Conveniently located restaurants include Berkey Creamery, The Original Waffle Shop, and The Waffle Shop.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hilton Garden Inn State College?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Hilton Garden Inn State College have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hilton Garden Inn State College offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Hilton Garden Inn State College have airport transportation?
Yes, Hilton Garden Inn State College offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hilton Garden Inn State College?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hilton Garden Inn State College offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.