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What travelers to State College are saying

I am a Penn State grad. Some of my favorite restaurants are still in business...such as The Tavern, The Deli, The Corner Room, and The Waffle Shop. When I was a student here, the shops were unique and interesting. Now, some of those shops are no longer in business and have been replaced with less interesting shops and chain restaurants. That was disappointing. I was not here for any special event, just a nostalgia trip.
Donna M. Aug 4, 2015
We were in town for a family reunion so that took a lot of our time. However, we did take the opportunity to ride around for my husband to see his old stomping grounds as he is a Penn State alumni. The other great thing was when we found a natural mountain spring. I had never experienced anything like this and I loved it. State college is such a beautiful place with all the mountains and the friendly people!
Michael S. Jul 28, 2015
This really is the ideal college town. The Penn State campus is the center of focus, and downtown has all the amenities you'd hope for, from a good variety of restaurants, interesting shopping options, and tons of bars. All very walkable. College students, and businesses that target them, dominate downtown, of course. Grown-ups might feel a little more at-home as they fan out away from the campus.
That Guy Jul 20, 2015

State College hotels

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.

State College Quick Picks and Tips

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.

Featured State College Hotels

From $90

1 The Atherton Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

3 stars
3.6 / 5 52 reviews

125 S. Atherton Street

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...

The front desk help was stuffy and a bit condescending. Unustifiably considering the hotel. The bedding wasn't all clean. The light in the room entry wasn't working so I walked into a dark room...
Aug 2, 2015
From $85

2 Days Inn Penn State

3 stars
4.1 / 5 39 reviews

240 South Pugh Street

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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...

Great Place for PSU Parents
Perfect location for visiting PSU parents! Very nice accommodations!
Jul 30, 2015
From $60

3 Ramada State College Hotel & Conference Center

2 stars
3.3 / 5 70 reviews

1450 S Atherton Street

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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...

Comfortable stay
We stayed two nights at the hotel while we were in the area to catch Minor League Baseball games in State College and Williamsport. It was a great price for a very comfortable room. You can tell...
Aug 5, 2015
From $82

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

3 stars
4.4 / 5 37 reviews

1357 East College Avenue

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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...

Visited Penn State
This hotel was wonderful. It was clean, comfortable and the breakfast was fabulous.
Jul 6, 2015
From $60

5 Super 8 State College

2 stars
3.2 / 5 109 reviews

1663 S Atherton St

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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...

Nice stay
Very nice stay for the most part. The only thing that was lacking was the breakfast buffet. It had very limited choices and there was not enough room for everyone at the time we went down. Would...
May 4, 2015
From $64

6 Quality Inn State College

2 stars
4.1 / 5 39 reviews

1274 N. Atherton Street

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,...

Very happy with our stay
This was our first stay at the State College location and we were very pleased. The price was right, the staff very friendly and accommodating, the room was large, the A/C was cold, the shower was...
Jul 29, 2015
From $97

7 Hampton Inn State College

3 stars
4.1 / 5 51 reviews

1101 East College Ave.

Free On The House 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....

admitted student day tour
excellent price. convenient location to psu. good complimentary breakfast. nice lobby/breakfast area with highboys, fireplace and cellphone charging stations. good coffee. very friendly and...
Feb 15, 2015
From $107


3 stars
4.1 / 5 18 reviews

1925 Waddle Road

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...

Convenient to PSU
Very nice hotel convenient to Penn State and surroundings. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Breakfast each morning is free and outstanding. Rooms are large and clean and comfortable.
Jun 15, 2015
From $68

9 Sleep Inn State College

2 stars
3.6 / 5 34 reviews

111 Village Dr.

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....

Great overnight trip
The room was very neat and clean. It was close to the University, restaurants and entertainment. I would definitely stay there again and recommend it to everyone.
Jan 25, 2015
From $102

10 Comfort Suites State College

2 stars
4.1 / 5 19 reviews

132 Village Dr.

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

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 $108

11 Hilton Garden Inn State College

3 stars
4.2 / 5 20 reviews

1221 East College Avenue

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...

Super graduation trip!
We came for our daughter's graduation and our stay was great. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone coming to State College. Everything was great!!
May 11, 2015
From $64

12 Rodeway Inn State College

1 star
3.3 / 5 49 reviews

1040 N Atherton Street

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...

Fun Trip!
I was disappointed in the motel. I thought I booked a room in a hotel, not a motel. The photo and the motel web site are deceiving. I had questions for the staff and they were unable to answer...
Aug 5, 2015
From $140

13 Residence Inn by Marriott State College

3 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

1555 University Drive

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...

From $109

14 Courtyard by Marriott State College

3 stars
4.0 / 5 10 reviews

1730 University Drive

Rate includes breakfast

Among State College hotels, Courtyard by Marriott State College is the freshest stay for all travelers. Featuring modernized rooms, the Courtyard lobby and Bistro offers spaces to connect, unwind,...

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 $124

15 BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites

3 stars
4.0 / 5 21 reviews

115 Premiere Drive

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The BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites offers everything you are looking for when traveling to Happy Valley. The BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites is conveniently located...

great place to stay at State College
very nice rooms view is wonderful of the mountains
May 20, 2014
From $105

16 Carnegie Inn & Spa, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

3 stars
5.0 / 5 2 reviews

100 Cricklewood Drive

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...

Mark PA
The hotel is like a large scale Bed & Breakfast. Rooms a beautiful and spacious. Can't go wrong on this one.
Aug 12, 2015
From $96

17 Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott State College

3 stars
4.2 / 5 40 reviews

2215 North Atherton Street

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Visiting the Happy Valley has never been more pleasurable than at the Fairfield Inn & Suites State College. Our hotel is superbly situated for guests traveling to Penn State University and other...

College visit
Very clean and spacious rooms. Continental breakfast was very good, better than most, even homemade waffles, girls loved them!! My daughter and her best friend came to visit Penn State which was a...
Jul 25, 2015
From $101

18 Hampton Inn & Suites State College, PA

3 stars
4.2 / 5 18 reviews

1955 Waddle Road

Free On The House 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...

Credits at PSU
Great stop, out skirts of the college, but just a drive away.
Feb 3, 2015
From $130

19 SpringHill Suites by Marriott State College

3 stars
4.2 / 5 20 reviews

1935 Waddle Road

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Situated just minutes away from the campus of Penn State University, the SpringHill Suites State College offers both style and space to earn top grades. As one of the area's only all-suite hotels,...

From $114

20 The Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel

3 stars
4.2 / 5 61 reviews

215 Innovation Blvd

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

Great Hotel for Concert
Comfortable Hotel, nicely priced and they have a free shuttle to the Bryce Jordan Center for concerts!
Aug 26, 2015