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Courtyard State College
Ranked #20 of 26 Hotels in State College
Severna Park, Maryland
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19 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great hotel for a quick stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

We stayed at the Courtyard Marriott in State College overnight for a family wedding. The hotel looks like it has been recently renovated with a sleek clean looking lobby and comfortable rooms. The lobby has a big screen TV and lounge chairs and a quick service deli type "restaurant/bar". The pool is a good size and has a hot tub (my nephews loved this). The rooms were nicely appointed with flat screen TV's and comfy beds. The only negative is the lack of HDTV on the big screen in the lobby. We sat in the lobby and watched football after the wedding. Customer service was fantastic. We would definitely stay here again.

As a bonus, the local Applebee's sits right in front of this hotel and has great service and food.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank irin997
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ConcordHospitality, Manager at Courtyard State College, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
irin997,
Thank you for taking a moment and writing a review about your stay with us at Courtyard State College. We're pleased you chose to stay with us while attending your family wedding, and we hope we were able to add a little more enjoyment to your family get togethers. We invite you to come and stay with us again soon.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago
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37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

Stayed here for a weekend in a wedding block. We booked the hotel for two nights at the wedding block rate but needed an additional night. Hotel employee gave us the third night for the wedding block rate which was a pleasant surprise. Hotel is updated and clean. Rooms are small (king bed and pull out couch however, there is not any room to move around when couch is pulled out!). Sink area outside bathroom was tiny. The hotel did not have a fridge, which we needed. The clerk at the front desk was very helpful and hunted down a fridge for us, which we were not even charged for. Parking is free but seemed to be at a premium during check-in times! We also asked for late check-out and had no problems.

There is currently lots of road construction on both streets surrounding the hotel which is nothing against the hotel but makes coming and going a bit difficult.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LTS220
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ConcordHospitality, Manager at Courtyard State College, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
LTS220,

Thank you for writing a review on TripAdvisor. It’s great to know we were able to accommodate your needs and provide a pleasant stay. Please come and stay with us again the next time you’re in Happy Valley.

Kind regards,
Patty Treaster, General Manager
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California
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14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

I stayed here for a conference and it was actually the perfect hotel for me. The hotel is modern, and the room I had held a king bed comfortably with a nice little area for the desk and a small couch. It had a really small balcony, but it was nice that it even had a balcony. The bathroom was good sized with decent water pressure. The best part is that when I needed a shuttle ride to the airport, management staff gave me a ride to the airport because their shuttle was tied up dealing with the conference I was attending. Now that's what I call service! If you are staying at the hotel, but need to visit the Penn State campus, the walk was not bad at all. It takes about 25 to 30 minutes to reach the campus and it's a nice walk with good sidewalks. All in all, a good way to get a little exercise and see the residential areas surrounding the campus.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank rheesa
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ConcordHospitality, Manager at Courtyard State College, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
Rheesa,

Thank you for letting us know you had a pleasant stay with us at Courtyard. We’re happy to hear you enjoyed our hotel and experienced our friendly and accommodating staff. We hope you will come and stay with us again the next time you are visiting Penn State campus.

Best regards,
Patty Treaster, General Manager
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Bear, Delaware
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

I travel a lot for business and usually stay 5-6 nights a months in the Marriott chain hotels. Unfortunately I am only in the State College area once every 3 months. Just recently I stayed at this location and from past experience, I will choose no other location when in State College. The lobby is "state of the art" and very spectacular to look at as opposed to other Marriott locations. The staff is VERY courteous (Jackie and David were the best), the pool and workout rooms are enormous (as compared to other Marriott locations) and the rooms are very well kept. If you are staying in State College anytime in the near future, PLEASE choose this hotel and you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Frank R
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ConcordHospitality, Manager at Courtyard State College, responded to this review, August 20, 2012
Frank R,

It’s great to hear from you on TripAdvisor and receive such a rave review about our hotel. I also appreciate your wonderful compliments about our staff and pointing out Jackie and David's exceptional service. I’ll make sure they receive a special commendation for their outstanding work. We hope other TripAdvisor readers will take your advice and choose our hotel when visiting State College. Please come and visit us again soon.

Best regards,
Patty Treaster, General Manager
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

We stayed here during the arts festival so rates where high. The hotel was very nice, clean and seems to have been recently renovated. The lobby cafe looked nice but is pricey so we opted to eat else where. The location was very good.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MSRLK
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ConcordHospitality, Manager at Courtyard State College, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
MSRLK,

We are pleased to hear that your stay with us was a pleasant one. We are also glad to hear that you and your family attended our local arts festival and hope that all of you had a good time. Thank you for your thoughtful comments. We hope to have you stay with us again.

Have a great summer,

Patty Treaster, General Manager
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40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012 via mobile

A caveat to my location score; my trip brought me out for activities southeast of campus so the location was ideal. With that said, the layout of the campus makes it easy to get around.
Rooms were clean. Mine had a tub in the bedroom part and a balcony. Pretty neat. View was of commercial area though. I would have to guess the lobby is newly renovated however rooms might be a phase behind.
Staff was friendly and knowledgeable about area restaurants and shops. If I had business out in State College again, I would stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank OhFace
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, Manager at Courtyard State College, responded to this review, July 2, 2012
Ohface,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your experience at our hotel and for recommending us. I will pass along all of your comments to our team during our next weekly meeting. We look forward to seeing you again!
Sincerely,
Patty Treaster, General Manager
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Asheville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
96 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2012

Very bland room, looks to have been renovated but not much to admire. They sell a breakfast "special" sandwich $7 that is usually free at most courtyard hotels- made with the sausage and processed egg patty. There is a Ruby Tuesday right behind for a good fast meal. Also on the side there is another hotel, (Ramada??) that had a pretty good bar.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank flh65_10
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ConcordHospitality, Manager at Courtyard State College, responded to this review, June 18, 2012
Dear flh65_10,

Thank you for your review! You may be thinking of the breakfast sandwiches at Fairfield Inns, they offer a limited complimentary continental breakfast and all Courtyard’s charge for breakfast with much more variety.

Best regards,

Patty Treaster, General Manager
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Property: Courtyard State College
Address: 1730 University Dr, State College, PA 16801-6273
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > State College
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Family Hotel in State College
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard State College 3*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Among State College hotels, Courtyard by Marriott State College is the ideal oasis on the road for all travelers. Featuring many modern touches, the Courtyard lobby and Bistro offers spaces to connect, unwind, and eat. Start your morning right at this State College hotel with breakfast and Starbucks, then stop back again at the end of the day for dinner and a cocktail. Stay connected in our lobby or Business Center featuring free Wi-Fi. Unwind in our indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness center. Perfectly situated in Happy Valley, this State College hotel near Penn State University, Bryce Jordan Center and Beaver Stadium is close to many area businesses and attractions. Relax in our spacious guest rooms, featuring FREE High Speed Internet and Wi-Fi, a large well-lit work area and 32" LCD flat screen TV. Sleep comfortably in our custom bedding with thick mattresses and fluffy pillows. When choosing State College hotels, come see why Courtyard by Marriott State College hotel is a step above the rest. ... more   less 
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