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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently stayed at the Atherton on a Thursday night. Penn States two hotels were priced like midtown New York. The Atherton was a much better deal. It is a very short walk to the west end of campus including the Hintz Alumni Center and Rec Hall. Also just steps to Zola, the best restaurant in town. The staff is friendly,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Atherton Hotel for a business trip and it was lovely. The staff was so kind and helpful. The had fresh cookies at the front desk to greet their guests and were very approachable. My room was beautiful and spotless. I also had the breakfast in the restaurant "Rumors" and it was delicious!

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Thank tylercousart
AthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tylercousart, Thank you for your review and for taking the time to share your good experience! We truly appreciate your business and your insight. I'm so glad to know that you were able to have breakfast with us. We will hope you're able to visit again soon. Maggie Biddle, General Manager More 

North Carolina
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33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubby and I used points to stay at The Atherton Hotel during the Penn State versus Temple football game. Before our arrival I requested a quiet and recently renovated room after reading reviews. I had stayed at the Atherton for business after if opened many years ago. Even though it reportedly has gone through extensive renovations it looked like and... More 

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Thank JSL6
AthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear JSL6, Thank you for your feedback and for sharing your insight. I'm sorry to know that some parts of your stay did not meet your expectations and apologize for your dissatisfaction. We review all guest feedback with our staff and will certainly do so with your review in order to address the concerns you expressed with our housekeeping staff... More 

Annandale, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The front desk staff were extremely warm, friendly and welcoming. Which was very, very nice after a long drive and the backbreaking work of moving our daughter into her dorm. The guest room was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The only hiccup was that there is limited parking but again, hotel staff stepped in and solved the problem... More 

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AthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate how taxing the week of move-in can be for parents and students of Penn State and we really appreciate your time in sharing your experience with us. We hope that your daughter has a great year at school and if I can ever be of assistance to you as you come back... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed one night while traveling between New York and Washington, DC (by way of Hershey, PA). The hotel was clean, spacious, and comfortable. Check in / out was easy and the staff was very helpful. It's close to plenty of dining options as well.

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Thank Preston A
AthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing The Atherton for your stay between New York and Washington and for taking the time to share your positive experiences with other travelers. And especially thank you for your acknowledgement of our staff. Your kind words and compliments serve as encouragement to individuals in the service industry and are truly appreciated. I hope you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My best friend/ex PSU roommate and I make the pilgrimage before Fall semester starts every year and we wouldn't stay anywhere else. Incredibly convenient location, hassel free checkin and check out plus friendly professional staff! The beds are comfortable and the rooms are clean. And the bar was open late to top off our evening of reliving our youth! Great... More 

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AthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your insight about our hotel with other travelers! We very much appreciate your kind compliments and the opportunity to be your go to place in State College. More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to stay. Comfortable beds and great staff. Friendly bartender. Close to shopping,restaurants, bars, night life, and more... Only problem was the key cards! My key card did not work even though I kept it away from my cell. The replacements worked temporarily.

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Thank hawkno
AthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your time in writing a review. We are really pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay. I'm sorry that you had trouble with your key cards though and hope you were able to let the front desk know so that we could take care of that for you. Thanks again and hope to see you soon! More 

Atlanta
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39 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

My second trip to The Atherton Hotel did not disappoint! Employees were very friendly, check-in process was seamless, and the rooms are quite nice. The bar/lounge has a very unique mural worth exploring - quite interesting with historic and famous faces! The location can't be beat...park your car in the underground parking deck and walk everywhere. The rooms were clean... More 

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Thank KittyAtlanta
AthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear KittyAtlanta, Many thanks for your high marks and time in reviewing our property. We're very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and had a chance to check out our bar and lounge. Your business is truly appreciated! Maggie Biddle, General Manager More 

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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Convenient location. The power went out one morning, parking is not free, and I wish there had been free breakfast but room was decent with elegant lobby. Staff were helpful. Kind of tricky to find the parking lot if you've never been to the area. Had to request minifridge in advance.

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Thank Julie S
AthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review. We appreciate your high marks and compliments to the staff. I'm sorry that there was a city wide power outtage during your stay but we were glad that our in-house generators kept things humming along here and that the city restored power promptly! Although I'm sorry to know... More 

Malvern, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

I have lost count of the times we have stayed at The Atherton but I have never had a complaint. Yes it is an older hotel but the charm and decor are part of the appeal. When I call the hotel to confirm my reservation I speak to a real local representative at the hotel. This past visit I spoke... More 

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Thank John W
AthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear John W., Thank you very much for your review and for sharing your compliments toward our staff with other travelers. We truly appreciate your business and it is always a pleasure to hear from you or to have the opportunity to work for you when you're visiting State College. I hope that you will be able to check out... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
150 room full service hotel in the heart of downtown State College, PA. One block from Penn State University. Comfortable, relaxed atmosphere, restaurant, bar, room service, excellent location. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Atherton Hotel

Address: 125 S Atherton St, State College, PA 16801-3827
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > State College
Price Range: $88 - $325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Atherton Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 150
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Also Known As:
Atherton Hotel State College
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in State College
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