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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had lunch in Whiskers. Our service was outstanding and our food was awesomely good. I had the pulled BBQ pork and fries, my wife had the NLI Burger, both were cooked to perfection. The atmosphere of the place is outstanding as well. They have outdoor and indoor seating. The prices were very reasonable as well. Good food, Good times.... More 

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Miami
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'll make my review short and sweet........ In my opinion, The Nittany Lion Inn is your best hotel choice while in State College, PA. A perfect choice for parents when visiting their kids and a perfect choice for anyone visiting Penn State.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were pleasantly surprised by these accommodations. I booked a room for a college visit and expected the standard chain level rooms but these were so much nicer. The Inn was quiet so the staff (Tanya and Tanya) upgraded us to a deluxe double. The room had a very large bathroom with wonderful plentiful toiletries, There was a large sitting... More 

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a few minutes to comment on your recent stay with us. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your time at the Inn and were able to appreciate many of the things we have to offer. I hope that we will see you again in the future. More 

Panama City, Panama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were dropping off our son for the first time in Penn State and had stayed once at the Nittany Lion before when visiting the school. We had no doubt that we would stay here once again. It is a beautiful. luxurious and cozy hotel right on campus (and it is a beautiful campus). Our experience, just as the first... More 

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

WOW, thank you so much for your recommendation, from a travel professional that means a lot to us. Also congratulations to your freshman. I hope that, by you r comments we will see you many times over the next few years. Thanks again! More 

State College, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have stayed here twice and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. If you can, try to get a superior room. We have stayed in a standard room, as well, but the superior level is just fantastic! We had 2 canopy beds and a huge bathroom, with a good size sitting room. The grounds are just beautiful and the breakfast buffet... More 

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Yes indeed the two bedded canopy rooms are indeed nice accommodations and very fitting for the history of the inn not to mention a very nice size. Thank you for continuing to choose the Inn, we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On Campus, great stay for a hectic 48 hours. Friendly staff, nice rooms - close to dorm after long day of back and forth. Breakfast was a nice spread, and open to 11:00am - much appreciated. Valet parking could be improved, but not an obstacle to returning. Free apples in the lobby were delicious and also appreciated.

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

CONGRATULATIONS to your Freshman! I hope this is the beginning of a nice relationship with you and your family and we are eager to see you back for your next stay! More 

West Chester, Pennsylvania
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

been at the NLI many times. Location location location.....so convenient ..hard to beat...but rooms are nice..some small....all different....beds are great....service typically excellent. Food is really good -- try the lobster bisque -- best in PA. Shuttle will take you where ever....avoid football weekends if not going to game!

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for hitting all of the high points in your comments. I am always pleased to hear that guests stay with us "many" times as it is important to us that we be able to build those kinds of long lasting relationships. Very much appreciate your continued patronage, thank you! More 

New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Clean and friendly Inn located on Penn state campus. Rooms are clean and on the small side. The inn has a shuttle bus that can be used to different parts of campus. Very difficult to get a reservation especially on game weekends. Would return and recommend.

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your loyalty. I am pleased that you contimue to enjoy your stays with us and I am thankful for you rrecommendation. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a shout out to the reservation group at the Inn. I made an error and overbooked one room on a football weekend and when I saw a new charge show up I immediately called reservations. Since it was a football weekend and I was within the 30 days, they offered to allow me to reserve another weekend instead of... More 

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

I am so pleased that the outcome was positive for you on this matter. Our Reservations Team does a fantastic job working with all of our guests and even better when they are able to work out the challenges. And I am even more pleased that you were able to find another night that will work for you., see you... More 

Royersford, PA
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Nittany Lion Inn from 1989 through 2000. Then the conference switched locations to the Scanticon which then became the Penn Stater. I had loved staying at the Inn and was so excited when the conference this year moved back there. There are so many things that have changed and sadly I can say they were not... More 

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear that your experience with us here at the Inn was not what you had expected, or remembered, it to be. You are indeed correct that the additions to the building over the years have made it a bit challenging to get around and while we attempt to do our best with signage it can... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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The Dining Room
The Dining Room
Cuisines: American
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Nittany Lion Inn is a Penn State landmark, rich in history and tradition and a proud member of the National Trust Historic Hotels of America. Our AAA Four Diamond rated property is located on the campus of The Pennsylvania State University, serving as a travelers’ haven and a popular gathering place for Penn State alumni. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nittany Lion Inn

Address: 200 W Park Ave, State College, PA 16803-3598
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > State College
Price Range: $140 - $382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Nittany Lion Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 223
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Also Known As:
Nittany Lion Hotel State College
Nittany Lion State College
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#1 Romantic Hotel in State College
#2 Family Hotel in State College
#6 Business Hotel in State College
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