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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at the Nittany Lion Inn was simply refreshing because, as an old hotel with a lot of history, it does not appear to be aged. With modern and spacious rooms, hallways, foyers and common areas, a person may forget the history of this place. The staff is wonderful and very accommodating. The rooms are clean and luxurious. The Sunday... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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143 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is located on campus, which is great. It is beautiful inside. High ceilings, ornate trim, etc. The rooms are modern, spacious, and filled with plenty of amenities. You are a quick walk to the downtown area, close to the golf course (so I was told), and close to most things you'd want to hit up. The breakfast buffet... More 

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to comment on your recent stay here at the Inn. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and your Breakfast. More 

Nutley
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is just the best hotel to stay at when visiting Penn State, once you park you car, you can walk everywhere. It is such a great location and you have all the amenities. Great food in bar area and restaurant. Rooms are clean and well maintained. It is hard to book for a college football weekend, you have to... More 

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

We are indeed convenient to most State College area businesses and for those that arte not walking distance we also offer complimentary shuttle service. Pleased that you enjoyed your stay! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shuttle takes you anywhere you want to go in State College but hotel is located on campus where you can also walk to and from downtown. Luxury bus takes you to and from Beaver Stadium free of charge. Free apples for the picking in the lobby. Manager, Michael Quinn was incredibly helpful! He got us from downtown to Pegula Ice... More 

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

So happy that you had an enjoyable weekend stay with us! Indeed our team works hard to be very flexible to our guest's needs. Hope to see you again soon. More 

State College, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took my parents to their beloved Nittany Lion Inn's seafood buffet for their shared birthday (They have the same birthday, honest!) and were sadly disappointed in comparison to our last visit. The price has increased, the quality and selection have gone way down. No more is the raw bar, the amount of prepared hot food has decreased and the... More 

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that you are not pleased with the changes that we have made to our Seafood Buffet. These changes wee made over 2 years ago based on declining attendance to the event as it was. We are pleased that since the re-engineering of this offering, we have seen a much higher acceptance and attendance rate, but... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

college town and pleasant hotel to stay at if there are available rooms! hard to get a room for weekends due to football games. Hotel is on the expensive side specially considering it is located in a small college town and prices are even higher for the weekends. It would have been good if they included some sort of breakfast... More 

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback it is appreciated. You will be glad to know that during the months of December and January we will be offering a breakfast inclusive overnight package....it will truly be a great bargain! More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really did not expect much from an old hotel, but we had our 50th sorority reunion there. What a great place !!! It is lovely, gracious, and is a little window on what life was like when everyone was not in such a hurry and people had manners. The rooms are spacious and well appointed; there is nice common... More 

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

WOW, thank you so much for your gracious comments! Our team here at the Inn works everyday to walk the balance between contemporary guest needs and maintaining the character of our 85 year history. So glad you enjoyed your time with us. More 

Mountainside, New Jersey
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42 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently stayed overnight at the Nittany Lion Inn with my HS Junior who was touring Penn State. The location can't be beat, right in the center of the campus. It is a short drive to town. Our room was spacious but smelled musty. The bathroom was clean. There seemed to be always be some level of confusion between the... More 

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Inn. I am hopeful that you r child chooses to attend Penn State, I maight be slightly biased but I truly believe PSU provides an unparalleled experience and education like none other. More 

Strichen, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great location and staff that are willing to help. Good size bedrooms in a beautiful building and landscape. The gardens and floral arrangements are tended by students from the College of Agriculture. The onsite shuttle service is very useful. The restaurant and dining room have a mix of offerings including some great vegetarian/vegan foods - not something all US... More 

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

So pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Indeed I agree that our setting is very picturesque and we are very fortunate to be able to work with so many students from all parts of academia, not just the hotel School. More 

Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night to celebrate my son's birthday in State College. My wife and I have stayed here numerous times in the past 30 years and we love it here. The front desk is always professional, pleasant, and helpful. The room was clean, comfortable, and quiet. Enjoyed the whirlpool on Saturday night. Did not get to enjoy the... More 

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for continuing to choose the inn for your lodging needs in State College. I am so pleased that you enjoy your stays and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your soon! More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Cuisines: American
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Nittany Lion Inn is a Penn State landmark, rich in history and tradition and a proud member of the National Trust Historic Hotels of America. Our AAA Four Diamond rated property is located on the campus of The Pennsylvania State University, serving as a travelers’ haven and a popular gathering place for Penn State alumni. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nittany Lion Inn

Address: 200 West Park Ave., State College, PA 16803
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > State College
Price Range: $183 - $384 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Nittany Lion Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 223
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Nittany Lion Hotel State College
Nittany Lion State College
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#1 Romantic Hotel in State College
#2 Family Hotel in State College
#6 Business Hotel in State College
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