The positive - nice bed, bathtub
The Negatives - for $400 a night plus tax in the middle of nowhere I expect a lot more service and comfort. Booked this hotel solely on the great recommendations, it was a mistake. This hotel is perfect for an older crowd with money to burn, its a quiet place with nice homey feel, but it offers no luxurious amenities usually associated with a highly priced hotel once again in the middle of nowhere. Had it been priced at $200 I would of not been prompted to write my 1st review ever. But when I am shelling out $400 a night I expect there to be a smartly placed decor, not a big clunky armor with an ancient tv in it placed so that no one can watch it. Also when it is clearly said over the phone that a shuttle will be provided, when in fact you have to hike a mile to another hotel to get a shuttle to Penn State that only runs after the games have started or 3 hours before, not cool! The host did nothing to help me in the situation, laughing when I asked about public transport, not knowing the schedule for it. It seemed like the host had no clue about typical issues that any hotel once again for $400 should know. They were not helpful in any way! There was nothing that distinguished this hotel from any other $200 priced ones in great cities like Boston, Seattle, or San Diego and those provided all the things like flat screen tvs, slippers, cuetips, and etc. These things are not important but are expected when paying so much.
This was suppose to be a great little getaway from a highly stressed overworked environment, it turned out to be just another stressful weekend not a relaxing and comfortable one. I will not be returning to this hotel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the tranquil woodlands encircling State College, PA is a destination of innumerable charms - Carnegie Inn & Spa - an intimate little gem in the tradition of the finest European country manors. We invite you to experience the first AAA Four-Diamond hotel in central Pennsylvania, just the first of many distinctions setting the Inn apart as someplace truly special.Carnegie Inn & Spa is elegance personified, with a brand of hospitality and warmth long since vanished from the impersonal, chain-style hotels.But the most delightful surprise comes when you find out that we only look expensive... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Carnegie House Hotel State College