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Madison, Ohio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I expected a quaint hotel, however, I expected up-to-date amenities for such a well known school. The water in the shower went between scolding hot and freezing cold, without moving the knob. There was no wifi, but there was a hard line to plug in. The future looked like too many frat parties had taken place in the room. The...

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

Thank you for choosing the Inn. I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations and are hopeful that you give us another shot in the future.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my one big splurge hotel on our recent college visit tour, and I'm so glad that I did. It's pricey (and just gets pricier on football weekends I hear) but such a lovely Inn in such a lovely location right on the Penn State campus. For this midwestern girl, it was such a treat to stay in a...

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

Thank you so much for choosing to take a chance on the Inn during your College tour-tour. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us especially our food and beverage offerings..would be really great if your child chose PSU so that you might stay again...hoping so anyway.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely hotel with a perfect location. They are 4 star rated, but I didn't feel it was 4 star condition or service. Carpet In the room was worn in places and some of the wallpaper was coming off and seemed someone tried to fix it but in the process stained it. Nice friendly staff, especially the valet/bell staff, but no...

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

I am so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay. I fear that we let not only you but ourselves down. I can clearly understand your service frustrations and can assure you that they will be addressed. I am equally sorry that the Hot Tub was closed during your stay with us unfortunately we recently had a...

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Apparently I dropped my license and credit card- but they were returned to me in an envelop under the door if my room before I knew I had lost them! And, they have a free shuttle until midnight in a 5 mile radius of the hotel :).

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

Wow, that's must have been a dreaded time for you... I am so pleased that it worked out for you and our staff was able to return these important documents to you quickly upon finding them. Thank you for sharing!

SOCAL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is in a great location on campus, It has the most helpful and friendly staff! They go out of their way to assist in any way possible. Rooms are gorgeous and housekeeping staff is always in top of your needs. The shuttle drivers are helpful, always available and friendly too. Restaurants are yummy and servers are also very...

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

Thank you so much for the resounding recommendation! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay which included dining in our great restaurants. hope to see you again!

Glenview
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Nittany Lion Inn is a must stay if you visit Penn State University! It is a beautiful up-scale hotel with a very friendly staff! The cover all the bases from complimentary coffee & apples to a morning newspaper!

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

Thank you so much for choosing the Inn and thank you too for writing these very nice comments. I am please that you enjoyed your stay.

Torrance
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for five nights in March. Four of us, two adults and two children, were so glad we chose to pay the extra amount to stay on campus. You can't get closer than the Nittany Lion Inn! The staff is professional and courteous. The rooms are neat and clean. Beware - it is a historical hotel, so not...

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

Thank you for bringing the family. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are indeed convenient and with our complimentary shuttle service there is little that is out of reach during your stay. Hope you plan to stay again some time.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had no hot water for a morning shower. Staff was non-apologetic, non-helpful! Felt we needed a room rate adjustment and was not offered one. Rooms and hotel was very tired looking, peeling wallpaper, etc

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

I am so sorry to hear that we did not resolve your concern. If you reach out to me directly here at the Inn I would be happy to chat about that experience and see what I can do to assist you. My sincerest apologies for our not being able to meet your needs during your stay here at the...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room are old fashioned and somewhat disappointing for a university service hotel. There is no good space to work, the furniture is bulky and crowds the room unnecessarily and the light and fixtures are not poor. When visiting the university on work, it is an far less than ideal environment. Compared to the rooms in at the Penn State...

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

I am sorry to hear that you did not care for the historic nature of our facility. We actually work hard to maintain the aura of our 1930's roots while providing a very high level of service in cleanliness, guest service and Food and Beverage offerings. I certainly understand that the historic ambience is not for everyone and we are...

State College, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was excellent, rooms were clean and comfortable, location on campus was convenient, and building was beautiful. The furniture and decor all fit the age and architecture of the building. The service and food in the dining room were excellent.

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

Thank you very much for choosing the Inn and taking a few minutes to comment on your experience. I am certainly pleased to hear how much you enjoyed and hope that you will come back and visit us again!

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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The Dining Room
Cuisines: American
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
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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: $194 - $446 (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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Also Known As:
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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“Only one elevator bank for quite a large floor plan, so ask for something near the elevators if you don't want to hike to your room.”
DRVT, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in a suite, but were originally going to stay in a large reg room with two queens. Both were absolutely beautiful! We just needed a bit more room.”
JennyLynne7, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the top floor. Best view and less noisy. ”
803lizas, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Bathroom was large and updated. Furniture and decor fit with age of the building.”
theresahM5548BC, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Be sure to check on the heat/ac when you check in so if the staff needs to repair it they will have time.”
B7118RUjamesd, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
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