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“Clean, spacious and comfortable with a good location”
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The Atherton Hotel
Ranked #14 of 26 Hotels in State College
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Atherton looks (and, yes, smells) old. It feels a bit like visiting your grandmother's house.
That said the rooms are very nice and clean and the location is ideal for walking to nearby restaurants for meals should you not choose the two restaurants in the hotel itself.

Internet is wifi only with some weak spots. A wifi password is required on the upper levels but the lobby is open access.

Room Tip: The main streets on two sides of the hotel can get noisy on weekend nights. If road noise and rowdy...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2015

Thank you for choosing The Atherton Hotel and for sharing your insight and review.

If I can ever be of assistance to you in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at mpb@athertonhotel.net.

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Maggie Biddle
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

The Atherton is in town, within walking distance to town and campus. The rooms are adequate, the mattress should be upgraded, but the rooms, and the whole facility were clean. I had to pay a 2$ booking fee for both nights even though I booked via phone. That kind of "nickel and dime " stuff is aggravating.

Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2015

Thank you for choosing The Atherton Hotel and for sharing your insight and review.

If I can ever be of assistance to you in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at mpb@athertonhotel.net.

Best Regards,

Maggie Biddle
General Manager

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Reviewed October 31, 2012

I have had the pleasure of staying at this hotel at least twice a year over the last three years and have never been disappointed. You can not ask for a friendlier, professional person to work with than Steven Romig, Director of Sales when planning a conference or an event. In addition to Steven, his staff including Jessica and Jimmy are a delight to work with. I wish I knew the names of all the other helpful staff at the hotel. The food is delicious and the rooms are extremely comfortable. Any questions or concerns are immediately addressed. And finally, you can not beat the location when visiting State College!

Room Tip: If you want internet access in your room, stay away from the corner rooms.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2012

Thank you for the wonderful compliments and for your time in reviewing your experiences at The Atherton. We are so glad to know that our staff has served you well. We appreciate your business and your choice to stay with us.

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Reviewed October 31, 2012

Was at this hotel for a 3 day conference. Great location, was able to walk to everything. Fantastic value for downtown State College. The staff was very accommodating and eager to please. The rooms were clean and more than adequate. Would not hesitate to return to this venue for future functions in State College.

  • 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 comments and for your compliments to our staff. It's my pleasure to know that you enjoyed your stay at The Atherton and our downtown location. If I can ever be of assistance to you during a future stay in State College, please call me directly at extension 118.

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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Always a nice hotel, the rooms are very clean. The decor is stylish. The service is excellent. There always seems to be employees on the move making things happen and the front desk staff is also very good.

The location of the Atherton Hotel is also exceptional for walking to all downtown and campus destinations -- I had the pleasure to be there this past week when the weather was the nicest 70 degree fall weather you could imagine in Central PA. Makes everything better.

Room Tip: I was in a room along the street and it was very quiet. I have stayed at this hotel alot and never...
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  • 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 kind words about the hotel's staff and for taking the time to write a review. It is our great pleasure to know that you enjoy your time at The Atherton. State College is beautiful in the Fall and we're glad you got the benefit of our balmy Central Pennsylvania weather too! If I can ever be of assistance to you during future stays at the hotel please feel welcome to call me directly at extension 118.

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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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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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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: $81 - $183 (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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