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Toftrees Golf Resort
Ranked #17 of 26 Hotels in State College
Pasadena, California
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Not as good as expected”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

In a word, meh. It was just ok, certainly didn't have that 'resort' feel. No elevator. Slightly worn.For some bizarre reason the closet was in the bathroom; it's like the architect put the door on the wrong wall. It's probably a great place if you spend all your time on the golf course, which we didn't because it was November. You might actually want to consider sleeping on the golf course because of the nearly useless 'climate control' unit. It was one of those stupid wall units that hotels insist upon subjecting us to that adjust the room temperature by generating huge amounts of noise. Ours worked by heating the room to 100 degrees and then turning off until the temperature dropped to 40. When my wife mentioned this to the desk person, she was not concerned. I think you can do better in State College.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Thank NE_Wayfarer
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Benjamin H, General Manager at Toftrees Golf Resort, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Dear NE_Wayfarer,

Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your experience here at Toftrees. We appreciate all the feedback and will be sure to look into the challenges with the HVAC. We have been in the process for 3 years now changing them out and will continue to do so until the entire hotel has been completed. We realize we are not the newest building in town but do take great pride in our customer service and it seems that we missed the opportunity with you in regards to this as well. We send our deepest apologies and hope that you will come back and allow us another opportunity in the future as we continue to make changes and make the guest experience one to remember.

All the Best!
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 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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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

Such a beautiful location and every amenity you could desire but our tour group did joke that "couldn't the toilet paper at least be two-ply"?!? The continental breakfast was not the greatest and the restaurant was not prepared for all of its patrons but I liked they had a computer available for guests and it was beautiful and clean. We were all just so thankful to be off the tour bus!!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Thank cassiemich
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Benjamin H, General Manager at Toftrees Golf Resort, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Dear Cassiemich,

Thanks for the kind words about our resort. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time here! We appreciate all the business you and Diamond tours bring our way and will be sure to look into the challenges endured during your stay. We hope to see you back in the future and wish you safe travels and an enjoyable Holiday Season!

All the Best!
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Amawalk, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

This was my first time staying at this hotel and it was a very positive experience. We had actually canceled a reservation from a chain hotel that was too far from the campus. The person that checked us in (I believe her name was Carie) was very helpful and left a great first impresssion. As others have noted, some aspects of the hotel are dated, but we found the room to be very clean, comfortable and quiet. The shuttle to Beaver Stadium for a football Game was very convenient and fast for the departure and return. We did visit the Down Under restaurant/lounge and it complemented the hotel very well. We met several staff members during our stay and it was a pleasure speaking with each. I would not hesitate to return to this hotel and will recommend it to friends as a very convenient, comfortable and well mananged property.

Room Tip: The first floor will require carrying luggage down a flight of stairs as there is no elevator.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Thank markj508
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Benjamin H, General Manager at Toftrees Golf Resort, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Dear Markj508,


Thanks for taking the time to let us and everyone know about your stay! I was pleased to here Carina took great care of you at check-in and that any staff that were encountered were pleasant and eager to please. While we realize we are not the newest hotel we go great lengths to try to provide top notch service to each and every guest. We do hope that you will make it back soon for another football game or during the summer for a great and challenging round of golf. If we can be of any assistance please do not hesitate to ask. Safe travels to you and best wishes with the upcoming holidays!

All the best!
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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

We only stayed here for 1 night, a few hours really, on a football weekend. Toftrees is tucked away on the other side of 99, so its quiet out there. Its a quick drive across the highway to the Wegmans and Target shopping center, and a short drive down 322 to the stadium and downtown.

So quiet location and quiet hotel. We didn't hear any noise from our room at all. The room was really big, 2 queen beds, and the bathroom was pretty big. Big counter. The room / hotel could use some updating (not enough plugs) and spot maintenance (like most hotels) but it wasn't old or gross by any means. I'd stay there again for the right price.

Room Tip: We were in 142. And while on the bottom floor, it wasn't a basement. Full split level. Quiet.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Benjamin H, General Manager at Toftrees Golf Resort, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Dear jlp306,

We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! We are glad to hear the staff was accomodating, the hotel was quiet and quaint and provided you just what you needed for a football weekend. We hope that you will come back and see us again, maybe during the summer for a round of golf! Safe travels and best wishes with the upcoming holidays!

All the Best!
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State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

We just held our dream wedding at Toftrees Golf Resort and I everything was perfect! Our 50 guests stayed at the hotel, where the ceremony and reception were held and loved the entire facility. The rooms were beautiful, the restaurant pleased all our guests (ages 2 - 65), and the staff was amazing. Though the weather played tricks on us, I was not pressured into making a decision about an outdoor service, but encouraged to do what was in my heart. We worked closely with Ashley Huey, who took all the stress out of making our big day flow nicely. She was incredible with the children in our bridal party and on top of every little need we had.
Some guests played the golf course on Friday and were impressed by its maintenance and level of play. These guests even plan on coming back in the summer to enjoy the resort and play again. We may even plan a family get together at Toftrees this summer just so the kids can swim and the adults play.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank jw102476
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Benjamin H, General Manager at Toftrees Golf Resort, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Dear JW 102476,

Thanks for the great review of our resort we appreciate all the feedback and are estatic to hear things were truly magical for you! We here at Toftrees believe we have a wonderful place full of character, great staff and a wonderful environment and are pleased that you noticed all of the resorts great features. While we have yet undertaken the challenge of harnessing mother nature, we always strive to make each experience a positive one for our guests. We hope to see you back again in the future. Congratulations to you and may you have a wonderful marriage ahead of you!

All the best!
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Cockeysville Hunt Valley, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

My boyfriend and I were at Penn State doing some work for our business. We were lucky enough to get enough business to stay until the next day. We went on priceline to find a good rate. At that time we did not know which hotel we would end up at, but thought it would be fun to try something new. We had never heard of this Hotel because we always stay in town. What a luxurious surprise. When we got there, they were out of the size room that we were supposed to get, so we were upgraded to a queen suite. How lucky can you get? We walked into the room and there was a bathroom, tv couch ref, micro., full sized dining room table in the FIRST room. After going through the double doors, we found a queen bed another tv, a desk, and another bathroom (both with Jacuzzi jets). It was soooo relaxing. The front desk was amazing. No request took more than 5 minutes. We also had dinner at "Down Under". The food was amazing. The steak and fish were prepared perfectly. We definitely recommend Toftrees Resort and Conference Center. We are taking our kids this summer.

Room Tip: Our room was overlooking the pool and golf course. We didn't hear a peep from anyone. We were on...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Thank kimd0503
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Benjamin H, General Manager at Toftrees Golf Resort, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Dear Kim0503,

Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your Fabulous expereince. We take great pride in providing the best service we know how and are glad to hear that is what you experienced. We hope that as your business grows and there is a need to find overnight accomodations in the State College Area we will be your first choice. We hope you have continued safe travels and we wish you the best of luck with your business.

All the Best,
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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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
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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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Property: Toftrees Golf Resort
Address: 1 Country Club Ln, State College, PA 16803-2001
Phone Number:
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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