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The Atherton Hotel
Ranked #12 of 26 Hotels in State College
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 27, 2012

Our conference was great, centrally located in town, no need to drive during my stay, great food, hospitality was fantastic. Jimmy Reilly did a great job setting up our conference room and getting what we needed. The sales director Steven Romig is always so pleasant and very accommodating. Clean rooms, would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2012

Thank you for your review and insight. I am glad to know you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for sharing compliments about our staff. I hope you will come and visit us again soon.

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

My son had plans to have his reception at another State College venue. However, that venue had doubled book and he needed to find a new venue. He got lucky, the Atherton Hotel was still available. Jessica Cox was aware of what had happened and assured him that everything would be just fine. She was not lying. Everything was absolutely perfect. If you had a question, she had an answer. If you had a suggestion, she listened. No matter what we asked for, she made it happen. And always with a pleasant attitude and smile. The food, staff and service were all outstanding. I heard many compliments throughout the evening. It was a such a special evening for all of us and we couldn't have asked for it to have turned out any better. Jessica and her staff truly care about their customers. Everyone at the lobby desk was extremely nice and made it very easy to check-in and out. Our room was clean and spacious. The Atheron Hotel is at the top of my list of recommendations.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Diane K
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AthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2012

Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know your thoughts and write a review. We are truly pleased to know that you and your son were happy with the event held at The Atherton. Jessica and our banquet department are a great asset to the hotel and to the guests they serve and so we thank you sincerely for that positive recognition. Your business is genuinely appreciated we hope you will visit us again.

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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Wonderful location. Suite allowed for maximum comfort. Clean room. Cheerfully decorated. Spacious bathroom. Quiet stay allowed for great sleeping conditions. Front desk very accommodating. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2012

Thank you for your comments and insight. Your business is appreciated and we will hope to have you as our guest again in the future.

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

This was the hotel for my sister's wedding and we worked with the manager Jessica Cox and everything was run excellently! They worked with everything we needed and wanted, and provided great service, Ms. Cox was awesome working with our wedding guests. The staff from top to bottom is very good to work with! The location is much better than the Nittany Lion Inn, as you are much closer to downtown.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2012

Thank you for your comments and review. We appreciate the chance to be a part of such important lifetime events of our guests. My staff and I are very appreciative of your feedback.

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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Thanks to staff and management for the accommodations, service and assistance for our wedding guests last weekend. I have received numerous compliments on how nice the rooms were, how pretty the hotel is, it's great location. We were thrilled with the service and food for the rehearsal dinner, the facility and staff support at our meet and greet, the professional assistance in every aspect of planning the events and the genuine care and concern to work with us to make everything come together was beyond my expectations. I highly recommend the Atherton and look forward to working with them in the future. Thanks again, Terry Shupp

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AthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2012

Thank you for your insight and thoughtful remarks. I am very glad to know that we met your expectations and served your weddding guests well, and it is truly our pleasure to have worked with you on your family's lovely wedding. My staff and I sincerely thank you for your compliments. We will look forward to the opportunity to work for you in the future.

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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Our stay at the Atherton Hotel last weekend was fun for all. My very large family moved into the hotel for the weekend for a wedding and the staff was wonderful. They catered to our every need during the rehearsal dinner and after dinner party. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the location can't be beat. I would deffinately stay there with my family again.

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2012

We are happy to know that you and your family enjoyed your time at The Atherton. Your thoughtful remarks are truly appreciated--thank you. If I can ever be of assistance to you during future stays in State College please feel welcomet to call upon me anytime.

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Reviewed October 19, 2012

We stayed at the Atherton as wedding guests and had a very nice experience. The hotel is older but the rooms were a nice size and there was good counter space in the bathroom. Rooms were a little difficult to keep at a proper temperature and the elevators were slow/not working but it was clean and things like internet and coffee in the room were free. Overall I thought it was a good deal for the price.

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2012

Thank you for your comments and insight. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your feedback in other areas as well. If we can ever be of further assistance to you during visits to State College please feel welcome to call upon me directly to assist with your reservation.

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Additional Information about The Atherton Hotel

Address: 125 S Atherton St, State College, PA 16801-3827
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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 ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in State College
Price Range: $87 - $330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Atherton Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
150 room full service hotel in the heart of downtown State College, PA. One block from Penn State University. Comfortable, relaxed atmosphere, restaurant, bar, room service, excellent location. ... more   less 
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