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Known by residents and college students as "Happy Valley," State College offers a vibrant and unique experience for visitors. Located in central Pennsylvania and surrounded by stunning mountains, forests, and farmland, State College also happens to be the home of Pennsylvania State University, also known as Penn State. Visitors have a wide variety of State College hotels to choose from, including bed and breakfast accommodations, extended-stay suites, and budget hotel rooms.

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Major Point of Interest

Pennsylvania State University is located adjacent to State College in University Park. The public university boasts over 50,000 undergraduate and post-graduate students, not counting those studying at satellite campuses across the state.


After checking into a hotel, State College visitors can enjoy a wide array of dining options. Pop in for a quick bite to eat at Ye Olde College Diner on W. College Ave., experience local cuisine at The Corner Room Restaurant, or enjoy a few after-dinner drinks at Bar Bleu on S. Garner Street.


Nittany Mall offers a mainstream shopping experience with dozens of well-known stores. Guests staying in State College hotels can also take a stroll around the downtown shopping district.


Guests of hotels in State College can watch the successful Nittany Lions college football team play at Beaver Stadium and root for the men's and women's basketball team at the Bryce Jordan Center.


The Bryce Jordan Center at Penn State offers a number of theatrical and musical performances. Many hotels in State College are also in close proximity to the College 9 Theater on Carnegie Drive.

Recently Rated State College Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Hilton Garden Inn State College
4.1 / 5
18 reviews
3 stars $95
Days Inn State College
4.0 / 5
32 reviews
3 stars $77
Toftrees Rsrt and Conf Center
3.6 / 5
47 reviews
3 stars $79
Quality Inn State College
4.1 / 5
35 reviews
2 stars $56
Hampton Inn State College
4.0 / 5
50 reviews
3 stars $78
Ramada State College Hotel & Conference Center
3.3 / 5
69 reviews
2 stars $89
Super 8 State College
3.3 / 5
106 reviews
2 stars $55
The Atherton Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
3.6 / 5
49 reviews
3 stars $84
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, State College (Penn State Area), PA
4.2 / 5
30 reviews
3 stars $73
Courtyard by Marriott State College
4.1 / 5
9 reviews
3 stars $111

State College hotels

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Featured State College Hotels

From $77

1 Days Inn State College

3 stars
4.0 / 5 32 reviews

240 South Pugh Street Map

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If you are coming to Penn State for business or pleasure the Days Inn Penn State is a great place to stay. Ideally located in the heart of downtown State College, the Days Inn Penn State is only... More

Great location and value
I recently stayed at this Days Inn traveling on business in State College. The location is great, close to everything downtown and campus. It is right next to a nice Mexican restaurant and bar...
Sep 3, 2014
From $89

2 Ramada State College Hotel & Conference Center

2 stars
3.3 / 5 69 reviews

1450 S Atherton Street Map

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The Ramada State College Hotel and Conference Center is located within two miles of Penn State University and Downtown State College. This State College Hotel is located in Happy Valley, home of... More

Very accommodating staff. Great location. Great 'value'.
Sep 22, 2014
From $84

3 The Atherton Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

3 stars
3.6 / 5 49 reviews

125 S. Atherton Street Map

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... More

Luxurious Hotel
Very nice Hotel and close to it all. I have stayed here a few times and would do so again.
Sep 18, 2014
From $55

4 Super 8 State College

2 stars
3.3 / 5 106 reviews

1663 S Atherton St Map

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Super 8 in State College PA is a great location to meet with friends, family or colleagues for business or pleasure. You can enjoy a concert at Bryce Jordan Center, a football game at Beaver... More

Football weekend
weight room good shower was great furniture from the fifties non smoking floor smelled like smoke Staff was friendly cookies for your reception continental breakfast was good Shuttle to stadium was...
Sep 22, 2014
From $73

5 Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, State College (Penn State Area), PA

3 stars
4.2 / 5 30 reviews

1357 East College Avenue Map

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Hotel is located near Penn State University and near downtown State College off of US322 and College Avenue. Complimentary hot breakfast is available each morning for our guests as well as... More

very pleased
After My GPS had "dropped" me in downtown and informed me I had arrived the staff talked us back to the hotel. The room was super and far exceeded my expectations. For the price it cannot be beat.
Sep 11, 2014
From $67

6 Sleep Inn State College

2 stars
3.6 / 5 35 reviews

111 Village Dr. Map

Perfect for leisure and business travelers alike the Sleep Inn of State College features free high-speed internet access, free Morning Medley Breakfast Buffet, a business center and fitness room.... More

there for one night
The ppl at the front desk was very nice I would deff stay again...right by the university
Aug 10, 2014
From $95

7 Hilton Garden Inn State College

3 stars
4.1 / 5 18 reviews

1221 East College Avenue Map

Complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet Access

The Hilton Garden Inn State College, PA hotel is just a half mile from Beaver Stadium, Lubrano Park/Medlar Field Baseball Stadium and The Bryce Jordan Center. Penn State University campus and... More

Visiting child average
Hotel was super clean , the staff was super friendly and accommodating. Parking lot was not convient and my car also got sprayed by a fire extinguisher . Location to campas not convient either.
Oct 20, 2014
From $56

8 Quality Inn State College

2 stars
4.1 / 5 35 reviews

1274 N. Atherton Street Map

Located on Business Rt 322, just blocks of Penn State Campus, Beaver Stadium, Bryce Jordan Center, and close to downtown shopping and entertainment. Amenities include free continental breakfast,... More

bummed about no breakfast
everything went well until check out day - we are on paleo diet which is why we stayed at the quality inn - breakfast has eggs and sausage or bacon - day two of our stay they ran out by 9:10 -...
Sep 26, 2014
From $78

9 Hampton Inn State College

3 stars
4.0 / 5 50 reviews

1101 East College Ave. Map

Free On The HouseT hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

go back to college...welcome to the Hampton Inn State College.Welcome to Happy Valley. Yes, there really is such a place, and our Hampton Inn® hotel in State College is right in the middle of it.... More

ok stay
Although the staff was extremely helpful I felt the room was barely clean.
Sep 25, 2014
From $139

10 Residence Inn by Marriott State College

3 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

1555 University Drive Map

Extended stays are a breeze when you have all the comforts of home at the Residence Inn by Marriott State College hotel! Enjoy custom bedding, a fully equipped kitchen featuring a full-size... More

From $83

11 Comfort Suites State College

2 stars
4.1 / 5 19 reviews

132 Village Dr. Map

Perfect for business and leisure travelers alike, the Comfort Suites of State College is within walking distance to Penn State University. This all-suite 100 percent non-smoking hotel features... More

Pleasant hotel
Nice friendly staff, very helpful. Room was clean and roomy, free internet was a plus. Did not swim but pool appeared clean. Breakfast was so so, but plenty of food was available. Very easy access...
Sep 2, 2014
From $59

12 Rodeway Inn State College

1 star
3.2 / 5 51 reviews

1040 N Atherton Street Map

Only two blocks from Penn State University. Free wireless high-speed Internet access in all rooms. Conveniently located minutes from Beaver Stadium, Bryce Jordon Center, Penn State Conference... More

Great for the price!
We need a place to stay for one night that was close to town and kid-friendly. Rodeway was in a great location and best of all the front desk manager was very nice, not just to us, but most...
Aug 9, 2014
From $111

13 Courtyard by Marriott State College

3 stars
4.1 / 5 9 reviews

1730 University Drive Map

Rate includes breakfast

Among State College hotels, Courtyard by Marriott State College is the ideal oasis on the road for all travelers. Featuring many modern touches, the Courtyard lobby and Bistro offers spaces to... More

Great weekend in Happy Valley
Great hotel for a weekend stay in Happy Valley. Great breakfast, clean pool, and very nice staff. I'd definitely stay there again.
Sep 8, 2014
From $86


3 stars
4.0 / 5 15 reviews

1925 Waddle Road Map

Hotel's Location in State College, PA Has It All Whether you're a fan of the Nittany Lions, art festivals, outdoor adventures or productive businesses, we have you covered. This hotel in beautiful... More

Just OK
Overall the hotel experience was good, bathroom floor not clean. Otherwise the room clean and tidy. Breakfast was just ok.. breakfast person had to restock supplies andd the food was just ok....
Sep 2, 2014
From $89

15 Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott State College

3 stars
4.2 / 5 41 reviews

2215 North Atherton Street Map

When visiting Happy Valley, choose the Fairfield Inn & Suites State College for your business or leisure travel. Minutes from Penn State University, Bryce Jordan Center and Beaver Stadium. Our... More

State College
I've stayed at this hotel several times. However, this time there was a steetlight right outside of our room, 202. Despite our best efforts to draw the curtains, the light came through the entire...
Mar 10, 2014
From $92

16 Hampton Inn & Suites State College, PA

3 stars
4.1 / 5 16 reviews

1955 Waddle Road Map

Free On The HouseT hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

The Hampton Inn & Suites Williamsburg Square hotel is located in the Williamsburg Square Complex of State College just off Pennsylvania Highway 322. This colonial style hotel features the charm... More

Enjoyed the friendly people working at the hotel. Everyone was pleasant and very helpful. Enjoyed the breakfast. It was very tasty and had a wide variety.
Apr 18, 2014
From $119

17 SpringHill Suites by Marriott State College

3 stars
4.2 / 5 20 reviews

1935 Waddle Road Map

SpringHill Suites State College might be in a college town, but you wont find dorm rooms here. Completely renovated in March 2013, this all-suites hotel near Penn State University offers the style... More

Great for ball game
We stayed here for penn st game. 15 minutes from hotel we were parked in tailgate lot. Nice breakfast before we left.
Nov 24, 2012
From $99

18 The Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel

3 stars
4.2 / 5 60 reviews

215 Innovation Blvd Map

The Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel SCE- State College- 0 mi N More

Great weekend getaway
Staff was friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean and good sized…..beautiful view of the mountains…..
Oct 22, 2014

19 The Autoport Hotel State Colle

2 stars
3.3 / 5 12 reviews

1405 S Atherton Street Map

Stay at a historical icon while enjoying our great location only 2 miles from Penn State University, Beaver Stadium, and the Bryce Jordan Center. The Autoport Hotel a Magnuson Hotels affiliate also... More

From $127

20 Carnegie Inn & Spa, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

100 Cricklewood Drive Map

Nestled away in the woods overlooking the 17th green of the prestigious Toftrees Golf Course, just three miles from Penn State University. Blending the intimacy of an elegant bed and breakfast with... More