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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, State College (Penn State Area)
Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in State College
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Impressed with breakfast”
Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Clean and simple chain hotel. Comfy beds. Pleasant staff. Good size rooms with separate sitting/office area. Decor bland but inoffensive. Best feature was amazing breakfast selection. Coffee, cookies and lemonade available all day. Although only a mile from start of state college still not walkable as busy road and no sidewalks. Looks like there is a bus stop just up the top of the road though. Pool very small. Fine for a paddle but not for any real swimming. Recommend Harrison's at Hilton for dinner (easy walk from v hotel and great food). Would definitely look into this chain again when traveling.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stayed here for 4thFest and my family came away impressed. The hotel was very clean and the staff were extremely friendly. A very comfy hotel overall...We had a great view of the fireworks from the hotel parking lot which allowed us to skip out on all of the traffic. Unfortunately, we were told the hotel shuttle doesn't run on game days or special events such as 4thFest, so that's something to think about when looking to book here. Walking to the stadium would be a little difficult with no sidewalks on this part of College Ave.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2014

We stayed here a few years back, but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Country Inn. The hotel was brand new at the time, and the rooms were immaculately clean appealing. The staff was very courteous and were of great assistance during check in. It was a football weekend, and we thought the staff would be a bit overwhelmed, but they handled everyone with politeness and helpfulness. The breakfast was good, but the room they served it in was a tad small for the size of the hotel. We really enjoyed our stay at the Country Inn & Suites. The only minor downside is the fact that the hotel is slightly outside downtown State College, so if you like to walk, I would advise getting a cab or looking at places closer to the downtown area. This didn't bother us, because of the fantastic rooms and service it was quite easy to overlook the distance issue. Overall, I would highly recommend the Country Inn & Suites by Carlson to anyone traveling to the State College area.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

People are very friendly the rooms are clean and a good breakfast the pool is nice in the hot tub is nice the beds are very comfortable we'll go back again and great location the people at the front desk really helpful

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Corning, New York
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 6, 2014

Stayed here on July 4th. Rooms were clean and quiet. The pool and hot tub were open until midnight which was nice, and the free breakfast was great with lots of options. There are books to borrow and cookies available to guests.The rooms are nice, but the beds are only good for people who like a very firm mattress. Shower pressure was almost non-existent. Very good location.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2014

The hotel was fine. Easy check in, clean room, good breakfast and easy check out. But I thought $161.00 on a Saturday night for a hotel in State College was a bit pricey. Kudos on the breakfast. The room was very crowded but the food was plentiful.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Springfield, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stayed for two nights. The check-in was flawless. There were some tasty cookies at the front desk to welcome guests--always a nice touch! The bed was comfortable, the bathroom had an extra-large shower, there was free wi-fi that required no set-up, and there was a good selection of television channels. Overall the room was just big enough for our needs and very clean. The hotel also had a free breakfast with a decent selection of food (and even a few hot items). Our favorite aspect of this hotel was the staff. Every single employee we encountered was so very helpful and courteous. At some point during our first night someone from the front desk left a message on our machine just to check on us and to see if we needed anything. Since we had the ‘do not disturb’ sign on the door the next day, someone left a note that if we needed anything we could always call downstairs. Definitely stay at this location if you’re visiting the State College area!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, State College (Penn State Area)
Address: 1357 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801-6813
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > State College
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in State College
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, State College (Penn State Area) 3*
Number of rooms: 113
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Country Inn and Suites in State College is the area's newest lodging property, that offers 113 clean, comfortable and consistant accommodations with a touch of home! The hotel features a complimentary hot breakfast, indoor pool and spa, fitness room, and meeting room. We're located just minutes from the Penn State Campus, on College Avenue/Route 26 at the US 322 Intersection. Come be our guest at the Country Inn and Suites! ... more   less 
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