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Nittany Lion Inn

200 W Park Ave, State College, PA 16803-3598
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#5 of 26 hotels in State College
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Free airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Valet parking
Vending machine
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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SandN855 wrote a review Mar 2020
Berwick, Pennsylvania134 contributions58 helpful votes
We stayed and ate at the Inn. The room was spacious and comfortable. It is located within walking distance of town and the campus. We had dinner on Friday night. Seth, a very professional wine expert, helped us ‘work’ our way through several wines. We learned a lot about a wide variety of wines. Our server was new, but very attentive and professional (sorry about forgetting the name of someone who was so kind). Thank you for an exceptional evening.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn
Responded Mar 17, 2020
Thank you ever so much for choosing the Inn for your recent stay in State College, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your time and equally that you were able to join us for meals. Our Sommelier, Sean is exceptionally knowledgeable and is always very happy to teach anyone who wants to know more about wine....he is exceptionally passionate about the subject and always willing to share. Thanks again!
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dmenna wrote a review Mar 2020
Kennesaw, Georgia1 contribution
Great location, wonderful Inn and comfortable beds. I have stayed her over 20 times and always look forward to it. Go Lions, beat Ohio State ! Workout / Fitness room nice and clean. Breakfast was good can't wait to come back for Graduation !
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn
Responded Mar 4, 2020
WOW, 20 times, that is AWESOME...Thank you!...One of the prime directives in our mission statement is to build relationships that last and it appears that our team continue to rise to that as I hear of many guests who are long standing and have stayed many times.....thank you so much for your continued loyalty to our brand!
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john S wrote a review Feb 2020
28 contributions2 helpful votes
We were at the Nittany Lion Inn for one night, the staff was very friendly and the room was very nice, clean and comfortable and spacious. We also appreciated and enjoyed the Inn's shuttle service into and out of down town!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn
Responded Mar 4, 2020
Thank you for choosing the Inn for your brief stay in State College, We are pleased to know that you had an enjoyable stay, hope to see you again soon.
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byteme90k wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
I loved staying there. The charm of the building, the super friendly staff and the other amenities make this a great place to stay. The location to campus is a plus! The room was clean. You can tell if a hotel cares about you by the cleanliness of the bathroom.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn
Responded Mar 4, 2020
Thank you, and we do care about every guest. I would also be bold enough to say that we have one of the best Housekeeping teams int he industry, they always do a great job because they truly care about their guests every day....thanks again!
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GrandTour16799219902 wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions6 helpful votes
Seeing my daughter up at Penn State is always rewarding and staying at The Nittany Lion Inn makes the trip even more enjoyable. Walking around BJC for hours and seeing Thon in action definitely deserved a great dinner and drinks in Whiskers and finally winding down on their always comfortable beds!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020
2 Helpful votes
Response from Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn
Responded Mar 4, 2020
It is really great to hear that we are your home away from home when visiting your daughter. Glad you could witness THON this year as they worked hard to raise over $11MM dollars to help fight pediatric cancer...a truly great Penn State endeavor.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nittany Lion Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Nittany Lion Inn?
Nearby attractions include The Arboretum at Penn State (0.7 miles), Palmer Museum of Art (0.3 miles), and Escape Room Inc (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Nittany Lion Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Nittany Lion Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Nittany Lion Inn?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Nittany Lion Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Berkey Creamery, The Waffle Shop, and The Tavern Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Nittany Lion Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does Nittany Lion Inn have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Nittany Lion Inn offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Nittany Lion Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of State College.
Are any cleaning services offered at Nittany Lion Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Nittany Lion Inn offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Is Nittany Lion Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.