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Atlanta
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32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 

Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The most valuable asset of the Atherton is its location within the heart of downtown State College. It also has parking located below the hotel for an additional but fair charge. Other aspects of the hotel are in need of some updating though (carpet, wallpaper, etc). The free wifi worked well with few issues.

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Thank 5_PA_travelers
AthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 5 PA Travelers, Thank you for your review and high marks. We truly appreciate your business and compliments about the hotel location and convenient low cost parking as well as the wifi. Hopefully you were able to see the many updates and refurbishments ongoing to the hotel in our bar, restaurant, guest hallways and public spaces, and our guest... More 

Charleroi, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great example of an American Hotel...well preserved and appointed, even without the upgrades currently planned...from the grandfather clock to the baby grand piano...very well decorated, not a spec of dust on the grandiose furnishings...rooms we're also very comfy and just what we needed to recover from a day in Happy Valley...

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Thank Juannie2016
AthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Juannie, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We truly appreciate the way you put into words for other travelers a true feel for what we strive to accomplish and provide for our guests. We hope you will come back and see our ongoing updates. If I can ever be of service to you when you're visiting State... More 

West Chester, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a pleasant stay at the Atherton Hotel; rooms were spacious, clean, comfortable, and nicely furnished. Staff were friendly and acommodating. The location could not be more convenient, and the affordable parking makes it easy to leave your car and enjoy an quick walk to the majority of sites in town and on campus.

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

Dear Jessica, Thank you very much for your review and compliments for our staff. We truly appreciate your business and your kind words. It's great to know that our parking and location made your trip easy and convenient. We'll look forward to having you as our guest again in the future! Maggie Biddle, General Manager More 

Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is a true gem, right in downtown State College. If you want a great welcoming staff, convenient parking, clean, stylish rooms and be able to walk around town - this is truly the place to stay. The lobby is stunning, the front desk staff - incredibly accommodating and we especially also liked the bartender! He was great to... More 

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Thank Paloma_Mariana
TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Paloma_Mariana, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We have chosen you as our staff's pick for Favorite Review of the Month! You are a true gem! We want to thank you for your business, for your thoughtful and helpful review, and for just being so articulately positive! We will hope to have the opportunity to serve you... More 

17019
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice, clean rooms. Big bathroom. Great bar and restaurant with decent prices. Pretty. The desk woman could have been nicer. I recently had a surgery but wanted to walk the town and campus a bit. Since the website said anywhere within 5 miles, I asked if I got tired, could I call and have them come get me. She said... More 

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

Dear Zutell, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review. We are really pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. I am sorry that you were dissatisfied with the limitations of our shuttle service and our staff member's reply. We do offer shuttle service to and from the airport, and within a 5... More 

Altoona, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location and within walking distance to downtown bars. Very close to the university as well. Very clean and friendly staff. Nice bar on site. Did not use the restaurant. Saw reviews mention a continental breakfast but did not see this at the hotel. If there was, it was not advertised at all. No pool on site but you can... More 

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Thank akanouff
TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review. We are really glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us, that our staff and service met your expectations and that you enjoyed the bar. Although we do not offer a complimentary continental breakfast, we do offer homemade cooked to order breakfast in our restaurant, Tarragon.... More 

WORCESTER
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559 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed here years ago and just stayed here this past weekend for Arts Fest weekend. It has a perfect location, within walking distance to campus and the downtown college ave area but on the edge so it is easy to drive to and from. They also have an underground garage which is really nice. The front desk staff was... More 

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

Dear Travelbugsforlife, Thank you so much for your business and for your high rating. We truly appreciate your choice of The Atherton Hotel and we are really pleased to know that you enjoyed so many aspects of the hotel, the easy parking, staff, and our property in general. I am sorry however that you experienced some troubles with the door... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • 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: $84 - $328 (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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