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“Excellent, helpful staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hampton Inn State College

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Hampton Inn State College
Ranked #10 of 26 Hotels in State College
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Lake Villa, IL
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49 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent, helpful staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Hampton Inn this past weekend. On Sunday night the desk attendant gave me excellent service. First, he printed up a Google Map to help me find the best way to I-80. Then, he brought over newly baked cookies to me at the computer. The next day when I found out that there was a big accident on I-80, two other staff members worked on their desk computers to get more information for me before we hit the road. I would definitely stay at this hotel again just because of this wonderful staff. Oh, by the way, the room and breakfast were great as well!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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 coconutsmom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Tennessee
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2011

Stayed here on a business trip for 2 nights. I wanted a simple "nice" Hampton-type hotel, and I was more than pleased. Nice room, lots of parking, staff was pleasant.

It was close to the "downtown" but not really enough to walk so park at a downtown parking garage (there were many) if you want to eat or shop down there.

The only possible downside I can imagine would be being so close to the stadium on a game day, but I guess those weekends the hotel is probably filled with football fans anyway.

Great bang for your buck.

  • Stayed May 2010
    • 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 tokyoracingfan
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Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2011

Nice place and very reasonable rates. The front desk staff were all very pleasant and accommodating. The free breakfast bar offered a wide selection of items. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pamela H
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San Carlos, CA
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2011

A no frills hotel... room was surprisingly comfortable, cozy and clean. Staff at the front desk was welcoming and warm. Complimentary breakfast is nothing to be excited about, but does the trick. Coffee 24/7 is a great+. The TVs are nice flat screens with HD, not bad for a Hampton Inn. Location is close to downtown state college, but unfortunately you can't really walk there even though it's only about 1.5 miles out, because part of the E college ave leading there does not have sidewalks. Plenty of parking. The fitness center had 3 exercising machines (cycle, treadmill and elliptical)
I enjoyed my stay and will stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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 Wei_Zheng
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New Jersey
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120 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2010

This hotel is well situated if you are attending an event on Penn State's campus. The hotel is easy to reach and has a front desk staff that welcomes you warmly. The lobby is a nice place to relax and read a book. An OK restaurant for dinner shares the parking lot.

On the negative side, my room was quite small and looked out directly on the parking lot. As such, for any privacy, I needed to keep the shades drawn. Breakfast was adequate but not great. Yes for bagels, waffles, etc. But the only eggs were premixed with meat and did not look all that good. The TV was also older and the bathroom items were low budget.

There are other hotel options in the area, which I have stayed in and may select in the future. However, this hotel is one of the best in terms of proximity to campus.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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Thank Often_on_road
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sceclhx, Director of Sales at Hampton Inn State College, responded to this review, December 27, 2010
Thank you very much for staying with us and your comments regarding our location. We enjoy having guests stay with us if you are in town on business or leisure! In regards to your room size, it is a possibility that you were booked into one of our single rooms, which are smaller than a double/double or king size rooms. They do offer the same amenities as a full size room, but at a better price for a single traveler. Currently, we offer 32" LCD televisions in every guestroom with free Showtime and HD content available on most channels.

Please feel free to contact me for any future stays and I will be happy to personally assist with your reservation.

Best regards,
Steven Morgan
Director of Sales
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Bay Village
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49 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2010

this hotel is not in the "experience" business. For a hundred bucks we got a comfortable (if a bit small for a Hampton), tidy, pleasant room with no surprises and a great deal to like. There were a couple of unusual bright spots, I thought. the coffee pots are on day and night and if you wake up t two A.M. with a mad urge for fruit. . yeah fruit, like an apple, or a banana, or whatever, you'll find lots of 'em down in the lobby. A Damon's restaurant shares the parking lot and if you feel like buying a Jeep, or something you can do that across the street.

Lot of business guys. Good spot.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PetesrLakeErieshore
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Newburgh, New York
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2010

I have nothing bad to say!! Great stay! Great staff! Clean rooms! I was even allowed to check in early! Thank You!!!

Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank moonbeams23
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Property: Hampton Inn State College
Address: 1101 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801-6808
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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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in State College
#12 Business Hotel in State College
#12 Romantic Hotel in State College
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn State College 2.5*
Number of rooms: 119
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hampton Inn by Hilton, is located 1/2 mile from Penn State campus, Beaver Stadium, Bryce Jordon Center, Pegula Ice Arena and Mount Nittany Medical Center. Daily hot breakfast and free Wi-Fi are included. The hotel shares the parking lot with a popular casual restaurant and lounge. We are only 3/4 miles from downtown and I 99/Rt.322. ... more   less 
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