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The Atherton Hotel

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125 South Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801
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Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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17019
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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WORCESTER
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553 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was stopping through on my way out to NYC for a night. This hotel is among a dying breed. Absolutely loved it. Room was very clean and well appointed. Staff were all very friendly, helpful and well dressed in uniforms. Had breakfast in their restaurant (was the best omelet I have ever had garnished with a flower). Is the perfect... More 

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

Dear Bryan, WOW! Thanks so much for capturing so much of what's great about a small independent hotel in your lovely review. We truly appreciate your kind words and compliments about our property, our staff, the hotel location, and our restaurant! We share our reviews and surveys with our staff ---thoughtfulness such as yours goes so far in motivating those... More 

Naperville, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We often stay here when visiting our daughter. We love the location and the advantage of having a downtown parking spot! The restaurant has the best burgers in town! The acommodations are nice and clean, but nothing spectacular which is fine with us.

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

Dear amw615, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property and share your experience with the public. We truly appreciate your frequent stays with us and your history as our guest. If I can ever be of any assistance to you when you're in the area to visit your daughter at Penn State I hope you... More 

Pennsylvania
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224 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have traveled extensively & this was one of the BEST hotels I've ever been in. Great staff! Had a bit of an issue with bath tub & the maintenance guy was there within a few minutes! Front desk was exceptional & the breakfast was superb! Even the elevators smelled clean!

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your impressions with other travelers! We are really pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay during Arts Fest. More 

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79 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here last week while my son attended accepted student day at Penn State. It was easy to find and has underground parking. I was greeted by a very nice woman at the front desk. She was very friendly. Room was a little dated but clean and there was a good amount of room. They give free WiFi. We are... More 

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

Thank you for your review and for your business. We are appreciative of your high marks. We will look forward to seeing you again when you're in the area to visit your son. More 

Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was beautiful, staff was most attentive and our breakfast was outstanding. There was not anything that was not perfect. The location is downtown and after parking our car in the garage we could enjoy downtown State College on foot.

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

Thank you very much for your review. Your kind compliments are truly appreciated. We value your business and your time in writing a review. Sincerely, Maggie Biddle General Manager More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the 4th time since 2001 that my group (a Penn State alumni group ~50 people) has used The Atherton as our home base. The staff was very accommodating in giving us a group rate and putting our rooms (~30) within close proximity as much as possible. The rooms were clean, quiet, and most had a refrigerator and microwave... More 

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

We truly appreciate your loyalty to The Atherton and are very pleased to be your group's home base for Penn State alumni returning to the area! Your business is valued, and we thank you for your kind review. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • 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
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • 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 South Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > State College
Price Range: $84 - $314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Atherton Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 150
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Atherton Hotel State College
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in State College
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