$84 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Nov 2, 2014 Check-out: Nov 4, 2014

The Atherton Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

3 stars
125 S. Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801-3896
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
49 reviews
Luxurious Hotel

Very nice Hotel and close to it all. I have stayed here a few times and would do so again. See full review

  • Marky66
  • Sep 18, 2014
Atherton Hotel

Food was great. Prices on Friday in the bar can't be beat. Can't get any closer to anything See full review

  • BoBbbyLB
  • Dec 22, 2013
The Atherton Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, is located just one block from Penn State University in the heart of downtown State College. Guests can walk to all local shops, restaurants and downtown attractions. The Bryce Jordan Center, Beaver Stadium and Rec Hall, the athetic center of Penn State are all a short cab ride away from the hotel. On-site parking fee, 8.00 per night.

Hotel Map

40.7915 -77.8646
Nearby airports
University Park Airport, (UNV), 6.40, MI, SE; Harrisburg Int'l. Arpt., (MDT), 97.60, MI, E;
Area description
City Center, Rt. 322

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Amenities

  • Free airport shuttle
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Exercise gym
Disco
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Vending machines
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
Meeting/Banquet facilities
FAX
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Room
Hairdryer in room
In room movies
Sofa bed
Iron

Nearby points of interest

  • Bryce Jordan Center: 1.3 mi
  • Beaver Stadium: 1.5 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (49)

Ratings and reviews for The Atherton Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
49 out of 49
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.8

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Atherton Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Marky66
Business
Pittsburgh
Sep 18, 2014

Luxurious Hotel

Very nice Hotel and close to it all. I have stayed here a few times and would do so again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try Inferno fo a nice hip/casual dinner

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Review of The Atherton Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
fortheglory
Business
Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 16, 2014

Great hotel centrally located

If you're looking for a place to stay in downtown State College, the Atherton Hotel is pretty much your best bet. The hotel is clean, comfortable and staff friendly. It's located just along College Avenue and is in easy walking distance of any campus sites or State College nightlife that you're looking for.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Atherton Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
loyal fan
Business
Fort Lauderdale
Sep 8, 2014

great alumni hotel for PSU games

we had a great experience at the atherton. location is ideal for eating shopping and going to the downtown bars. staff is friendly and helpful. fun environment . the hotel rooms need to have some more upgrades. wallpaper is stained and old furniture

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Allen room is great for breakfast

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Review of The Atherton Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Ballygunner
Business
Philly
Sep 6, 2014

Place needs refurbishing

Staff was nice and location excellent but other than that the place is a dump. Dirty carpets, mold on ceiling and poor TV reception.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Atherton Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
2 term PSU Mom
Business
Long Island, New York
Aug 24, 2014

Walking distance to all of town and campus

This was my 5th stay at the Arherton. What I like the most about this place is it's proximity to town. You can walk to the many restaurants, bars and shops. Campus is right across the street. The room are spacious ( this room had a king bed and a sleeper couch) and clean. It would be nice if they had a mini fridge in the rooms. There is a nice little restaurant /bar in the hotel. This was a good place to get a cold beer after a long, hot day of Arts Fest.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Restaurants I recommend are Zola's (fine dining and nice wine list) Allen Street Grill ( good food and fun, relaxed atmosphere) The Deli/Zbar ( decent food and large selection of beers on tap)

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Review of The Atherton Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chrisann Militello
Business
Buffalo. NY
May 1, 2014

Atherton is where you want to stay while visiting your kids at Penn State

I stay at the Atherton while visiting my daughter at PSU. The location is perfect -- within walking distance to restaurants, bars and the whole Penn State community. The rooms are clean. the heating/air is great. The staff in their dining room helped me pull off a surprise 21st birthday for my daughter, Bree, arranging extra gift tables, and even taking photos and singing happy birthday. Front desk clerks are always helpful and friendly. Chrisann Militello

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Definitely use the hotel's bar and restaurant. They are always accomodatung and it is a great place to meet.

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Review of The Atherton Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
BoBbbyLB
Business
Wayne, NJ
Dec 22, 2013

Atherton Hotel

Food was great. Prices on Friday in the bar can't be beat. Can't get any closer to anything

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Atherton Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Megan Eldb
Business
Hershey PA
Aug 22, 2013

Fantastic Stay

the Lobby is gorgeous and the rooms have a very old colonial feel! Our first room had a pair of dirty socks in it and towels weren't folded, we called the front desk assuming that the maid service just hadnt finished in the room yet. The manager then came up an upgraded us to the Deluxe Jacuzzi Suite! we were very surprised, as we were expecting someone to just come up and finish cleaning the room we were in! The staff was very attentive and wonderful! We will be back for all of our visits to state college!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Atherton Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Me perfect
Business
Kings bay GA
Jul 16, 2013

Romantic retreat

The staff are dressed to impress. Great lounge and bar in the lobby. Ample parking. Overall had an amazing time there and will defiantly come back

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Atherton Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DSPX1
Business
Chesterfield, NJ
Jun 10, 2013

Convenient and clean

The Atherton is convenient for walking to all downtown State College attractions and the rooms were spacious and clean. The parking garage in somewhat inconvenient becasue there is only one way to get in (from northbound Atherton St.). The bed was average in comfort (slightly too solid for my tates) and the pillows were much too small. There is a bar and restaurant in the hotel, but we did not go to them so I cannot comment on their quality.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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