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“Great all around!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Quality Inn
Ranked #4 of 26 Hotels in State College
hr1487
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157 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Great all around!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2009

My family and I have been coming up to State College for 18 years. We started staying at this location when it was the Nittany Budget Inn, remodeled into a Motel 6, and now a Quality Inn. We've never had a problem here and have enjoyed staying at all three incarnations for 10+ years. Now that it is a Quality Inn there is a refridgerator, a comfy computer chair, an arm chair, and a hair dryer in the room. The bathrooms also now have the usually mini-toiletries found in other hotels. Breakfast fare was bagels, danish, eggs, sausage gravy, assorted juices/coffee/tea, and fruit. The staff at the desk were all extremely courteous and helpful (with obtaining cabs and numbers for various restaurants in the area).
The only detraction from the room would be that the paint in the bathroom was peeling - this after a supposed "remodel." But it isn't the Ritz nor the Nittany Lion Inn so if that is the worst of it for the money - who cares?!
The hotel is also only about a mile from campus/College Avenue which makes it in a prime location.
I took away a few points on "value" because I hate how all the hotels in the area raise their room rates for football weekend. Ridiculous.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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shamokin,pa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2009

stayed for one night. front desk was very helpful and pleasant. rooms were clean and large for a motel 6. renovations were beginning (were told they were changing names) but did not experience any problems (noise, smells). nice place to stay for a night or two. right next door to mario and luigis and within walking distance to many other restaurants.

  • Stayed July 2009, 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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Binghamton NY
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56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2009

The Motel 6 in State College is an excellent value. The only issue we've encountered (and we stay there often) occurs when late check-ins are loud in the hall or kids congregate to celebrate an event.
The motel is clean, the beds are comfortable, the staff is wonderful, the price is right, and there's plenty of nice grass to walk our dog.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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Thank treeturner
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Porto
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27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2009

The Motel 6 in State College is a motel with clean, quiet and spacious rooms. Every room has free wireless internet and expanded cable (including HBO). In general, the staff is nice and helpful. It will take you about 20 mins walking to get to downtown State College or the Penn State campus. By car is faster, though the road in which the motel sits is quite busy.

I just thought that the price they charge is a bit high for what it really is - a simple motel. (well, at least for a solo traveler, if you're in a group of 2 to 4 it can be a good deal if you all stay in the same room) .

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mute_suds
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Baltimore, Maryland
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366 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2008

The room is very spacious. Beds are small but comfy. The towels, were the worst smelling towels ever. After a shower I went to wipe my face/dry myself off and almost passed out - it smelled like dirty feet. Yuck! Other than that, everything was nice.
The front desk was helpful and lent us a hairdryer as rooms don't come with one. They also had doughnuts on Sunday morning and free coffee/tea.

  • Liked — Affordable compared to nearby hotels
  • Disliked — Smelly towels
  • Stayed November 2008
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank joeybagz312
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Newbury, New Hampshire
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104 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2008

This was our first visit to a Motel 6 while visiting our daughter at Penn State. We were pleasantly surprised at the cleanliness and tidiness of our spacious room. The cost could not be beat and the staff was very accommodating. Though near a main road, it was a quiet stay.

  • Liked — cleanliness
  • Disliked — no continental breakfast
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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Thank traveler06032
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PA
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30 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2008

Nice place to stay, right on Business 322, across from a great place for breakfast. Take a clock... room has no clocks.

  • Liked — very secure place
  • Disliked — No clock in room
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tcsparks
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Property: Quality Inn
Address: 1274 N. Atherton Street, State College, PA 16803
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > State College
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in State College
#3 Family Hotel in State College
#4 Business Hotel in State College
#11 Romantic Hotel in State College
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Quality Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 97
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Quality Inn welcomes sport enthusiasts, business travelers, families and even pets to State College, with affordable rates and a full range of services and amenities. Just five blocks to Penn State University campus, the Quality Inn consistently provides guest essentials with friendly service in an accommodating environment. The Quality Inn features a free deluxe breakfast, exercise room, free wireless Internet access and a meeting room for up to 75 guests. ... more   less 
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