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Toftrees Golf Resort
Ranked #17 of 26 Hotels in State College
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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183 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Nice place!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

My wife and I stayed here over night this past week. Staff at front desk were friendly. Grounds and decor of the place were very nice. Appeared well maintained. Room was spacious and comfortable. There were no towel racks in the room. There were a couple small hooks in the bathroom that we hung our wet towels on but I don't think I ever stayed in a place without a towel rack. Room was pretty clean but could have been cleaner.

I think I would stay here again, especially
If I could get it at the same rate

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Heb2013
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Benjamin H, General Manager at Toftrees Golf Resort, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Dear Heb 2013,

Thanks for the great review. We are pleased to hear that you truly enjoyed your time here with us at Toftrees Golf Resort and Conference Center. We hope that in the future when visiting the State College Area we will be your preference to stay. We will for sure look into adding some additional towel hooks to our bathrooms to make things more convenient for our guests. We hope you have continued safe travels and we look forward to seeing you back here soon!

All the Best,
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Athens, GA
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

Stayed during parents weekend and was charged over two times the going rate for a urine smelling room with no frig or microwave. The smell in the bathroom and bedroom was incredibly vile. Bed mushy and I think not quite a queen. Sheets scratchy, bathtub sloped and difficult to stand in. Not at all advisible for someone who's mobility is limited. You have to take stairs no elevator. For the price we paid this was an incredible ripoff. I can understand charging a little more for parents weekend but this was over two times the normal rate. Ate in the restaurant and the waitress asked if we want the buffet or order off menu. I asked if I could see the menu to decide and she was amazed I couldn't make the decision without reviewing the menu. Shame!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ZiggyRey
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Benjamin H, General Manager at Toftrees Golf Resort, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear Ziggy Rey,

Thanks for letting us know about your stay. We realize that we are not the newest and most modern hotel in town as we were built in 1970, and with that comes some of the challenges with mobility around the resort. We do take pride in offering a quiet and comfortable place to stay while visiting State College and we will be sure to look into the smell noted in your review immediately as we have not had a comment such as this before. In regards to the rates we charge we do often reflect similar rates to other hotels in town based on events and such going on at the university and hope that you understand that if hotels in this market did not do such a thing we would not be available for guests to use as many hotels would have to close their doors due to lack of consistent business and fierce competition in a small market. We do continue to make improvements each and every year and hope that down the road if you are back in town for a visit you will stop by and see Toftrees for the beauty that it was intended to be.

All the Best
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Reedsville, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

Was in the area and decided to have lunch here for my wifes birthday. Wait staff were available, ready and willing to please. They checked in with us numerous time to see if we needed anything. Not too many but better then needing them and them not coming back.They were always courteous and the whole facility was very attractive and clean. Food came exactly as ordered and only after a short wait. Drinks were refilled without asking and done without our asking. Dessert was heavenly, but we still split it. (Chocolate cake) I've been here before so I'm not new to Toftrees. This though is my first review. I would recommend the Down Under for any occasion. I've never been disappointed with their food, staff or the overall experience. I've been there on a Mothers day when they were quite crowded and the dining experience was superb. Just wish I didn't live 30 miles away. Cheers!

Room Tip: I did not stay over. Just stopped for lunch.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank zman17084
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Benjamin H, General Manager at Toftrees Golf Resort, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Zman 17084,

Thanks for the great review about your trip to the Down Under Steakhouse. We are pleased to hear that your meal and service were top notch. We hope that you will make it back this way a little more often and can try some additional items on the menu. Please check back soon as we hope to make some improvements to the menu soon and as always increase the level of service. We wish your wife a happy and belated Birthday from all of us at Toftrees!

All the Best.
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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

I was here many years ago for brunch and found it charming so my husband and I decided to stay for parents weekend.....what a huge disappointment. Our room smelled moldy, the sheets were scratchy and the towels were similar to a budget inn. The front staff was nice and the bartender was very friendly but for the price this hotel is a must miss!!!! We will not return!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Beth S
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Benjamin H, General Manager at Toftrees Golf Resort, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear Beth S,

Thank you for your review. We are saddened to hear that we did not meet your expectations and assure you that moving forward we will continue to work hard to make the necessary improvements. The resort was built in 1970 and when it was one of the few places in town in was known for its great Sunday Brunch and many other nice things. As the years progressed and newer places in town emerged from the hotel side and restaurant side it came a point that the buisiness was not consistent enough to do a Sunday Brunch. We do take pride in offering a hotel that is outside of the hustle and bustle of the college campus with a great restaurant on site and a wonderful golf course. We hope that down the road if you are back in town for a visit you will comeback and allow us another chance to show we do offer great service and a nice and quiet place to sleep.

All the Best,
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San Jose, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

A wonderful find nestled in the trees and lush greenery of central PA. a quirky property from an earlier time period which needs some upgrading and better cleaning service. Did not get to play golf, but course looked outstanding, bar and grill was friendly and food was good. desk staff was the best i've encountered in some time and they really did everything to make our trip from CA first rate.

Room Tip: queen suite overlooking pool
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ken w
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Benjamin H, General Manager at Toftrees Golf Resort, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Ken W,

Thanks for the kind words about our property. We are glad to see you are able to see it for the beauty it was intended to be. We realize we are not the newest place in town but strive to make every interaction with our guests a pleasant one and we will continue to work diligently to maintain the integrity of our property. We will be sure to look into cleanliness issues as we do take pride in providing a nice clean and comfortable place to sleep. We hope your trip from California was a success and we hope if you are back in the area you will stay with us again.

All the Best!
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

Reserved upgraded rooms. Staff told us after we called from the dark room that the rooms were renovated recently, possibly 1972 is recent to them. Was at first excited to see the property was a Marriott resort- it is NOT. Just the golf course is owned by Marriott.
I stay in hotels more than I stay in my own bed, and I can confidently say don't stay here. Cracks in the bathroom sink. Old crusty phone on the nightstand. An alarm clock that is seen better days. And those beds, those beds... No. Just NO.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank amyedwards
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Benjamin H, General Manager at Toftrees Golf Resort, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Dear Amyedwards,

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. We realize we are not the most modern hotel in town as we are 46 years old. We did however undergo a small renovation at the end of 2010/ start of 2011. Those renovations included new wall vinyl and carpets in all guest rooms, hallways and banquet space. While the beds and furniture was not updated we did upgrade to flat screen televisions. We do plan to continue with improvements as the years go on and hope that if you are back in the area in a few years you will look us up again and consider allowing us a second chance. We hope you have safe travels and wish all the best.

All the Best!
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

We stayed at the Toftrees resort. We liked the location and the free shuttle service to attend the Penn State football game. We liked the warm cookies that were in the lobby to welcome us. We liked the grounds and surrounding forests. We liked the availability of coin operated washer and dryers which came in handy to dry our soaking wet clothes from the game. We also enjoyed the breakfast buffet each morning that we stayed.

We did not like that our room was never serviced between the first and second nights that we stayed there. We had to ask for towels, shampoo, and coffee service. We made our own beds. We ate at the Down Under Steak house and the food was good, but they were understaffed. The orders came out incorrect and several needed to be sent back in because the wrong food was brought out or it was too cold by the time we received it. Overall, the resort was attractive, the rooms were no better than a Super 8 motel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Marie C
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Benjamin H, General Manager at Toftrees Golf Resort, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear Marie C,

We thank you for letting us know about your stay. We appreciate the honest feedback and wanted to let you know we will be certain to address the things within our reach. We are sorry to hear that your room was not serviced and it truly must have been an oversight on our end with the housekeeping staff. We realize the guest room accomodations are not the newest in town but we strive to keep them clean and in good working condition on a day to day basis. We hope that if you are back up this way for another football game or any other reason to visit State College that you will give us another opportunity to show that our staff service can and will rise to the occasion to take care of our guests.

All the Best!
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Property: Toftrees Golf Resort
Address: 1 Country Club Ln, State College, PA 16803-2001
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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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Business Hotel in State College
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Toftrees Golf Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether your reason for visiting Toftrees Golf Resort is for travel, business, or pleasure it is the perfect retreat for you. Toftrees is nestled within the secluded pine trees of Central Pennsylvania which provides peaceful surroundings. Toftrees also provides 102 unique guest rooms and suites. Indulge yourself in individualistic style - a blend of attentive service, expressive décor and inescapable views. Toftrees is rated a 4 1/2 star champion golf course and was rated one of Pennsylvania's "best resort/public golf courses". There is function space that adapts equally well from small training meetings to longer conferences. Convene in a calming, serene, natural setting. Then join us in The Field Burger & Tap for a Penn State Creamery Milkshake and a hand formed burgers made with our private blend of sirloin, chuck, brisket, and short rib topped with Amish Cheeses and local breads. Look no further when visiting the State College area. Book your room today! ... more   less 
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