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Ramada State College Hotel & Conference Center
Ranked #22 of 26 Hotels in State College
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272 reviews
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“You get what you pay for.”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

We attended a conference at this hotel over a weekend. We paid $84.00 a night, and one morning's breakfast was included--more about that later.
The Ramada configuration is very confusing--perhaps the result of multiple unplanned additions?
The hotel is both a motel--meaning that there are wings that are 2 stories with outside entrances to the rooms off the "balconies;" it is also a hotel with inside corridors. We stayed in the "motel" portion. Our first room was very noisy due to a loud group of young people who partied, and went out to party some more, returning at 4am. We moved. The next room, facing the interior "court" was much quieter. The beds were comfortable and the room was plain but clean. It had a small refigerator which was a nice convenience.
The convention rooms were well lit but got very hot when the doors were closed--and they had to be to hear the speaker. Fiddling with the thermometer did not help. There were several other groups in the Convention Center but it was well organized and that was not a problem except for Friday morning. The complimentary breakfast was so crowded that people were sharing tables and standing to see if others left. The food was depleted when we got there and the staff was trying to keep up with the demand, but failing. The food was very average.

The rest of the meals we had were separate from the other groups and were fine. I did not expect gourmet and it was not. The breakfast was eggs, pancakes, potatoes and juice or coffee. The service was excellent. Lunch was a club sandwich (fine) and dinner was pasta (just ok.) The final dinner was roast beef or chicken or salmon. All were average.
The staff was nice. I wouldn't rush back but it was okay.

Room Tip: Facing the court was quieter.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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JBS1234, Director of Sales at Ramada State College Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Greetings, and thank you for taking the time to share your review. I am sorry that you did not enjoy yourself as much as we anticipated. It is true that we do offer both hotel and motel style rooms, we have 284 guest rooms. Before we were a Ramada, we were a Holiday Inn, and when we made the transition we turned the exterior Atrium into an Interior Atrium and enclosed the guest rooms. We also added the Conference Center, and additional guest rooms to accommodate our Conference guests.

I am however delighted that you found the room clean and the bed comfortable. We receive many compliments regarding our guest beds. Again I thank you for your time.

Best Regards,
Jennifer Brooks-Stahl
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

I come to stay in State College periodically, and this is always my first choice of where to stay. The rooms are always clean, the amenities are great, and we love the indoor pool and hot tub. We have never ahd a bad stay here, and I have never had a room that needed repairs or cleaning as others have suggested. The rooms are equipped with nice size mini-fridges and microwaves, good size TVs (with a variety of channels) mounted on the wall, and a nice powerful shower head. We prefer to stay in one of the inside rooms to make it easier to walk to the inside pool. On weekdays, they have a free breakfast buffet which includes scarnbled eggs, sausage, home fires, toast, Dunking Donuts, and a variety of bagels & breads to toast. The hotel locatyion is perfect - just outside of the busy downtown area.

Room Tip: If you plan to use the indoor pool and hot tub, book an inside room that is close to the pool.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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JBS1234, Director of Sales at Ramada State College Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Good evening, I thank you for taking the time to post such a great review. I am delighted to hear that we are your favorite place to stay in town, from all of us here, thank you! I also thank you for your kind comments regarding our free weekday breakfast buffet, it is certainly a great value. We would love to have you back in the near future, please feel free to contact us at anytime!

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Jennifer Brooks-Stahl
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Property: Ramada State College Hotel & Conference Center
Address: 1450 S Atherton St, US Rt 322 & PA Rt 26, State College, PA 16801-6205
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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 ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #22 of 26 Hotels in State College
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ramada State College Hotel & Conference Center 2.5*
Number of rooms: 284
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