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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.

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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
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, State College (Penn State Area), PA
4.3 / 5
32 reviews
3 stars $71
Hampton Inn State College
4.0 / 5
53 reviews
3 stars $67
The Atherton Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
3.7 / 5
52 reviews
3 stars $75
Hampton Inn & Suites State College, PA
4.2 / 5
18 reviews
3 stars $67
Sleep Inn State College
3.6 / 5
36 reviews
2 stars $67
Comfort Suites State College
4.2 / 5
20 reviews
2 stars $73
Ramada State College Hotel & Conference Center
3.3 / 5
73 reviews
2 stars $69
Days Inn State College
4.1 / 5
35 reviews
3 stars $88
The Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel
4.2 / 5
63 reviews
3 stars $97
Super 8 State College
3.2 / 5
110 reviews
2 stars $54

Featured State College Hotels

From $69

1 Ramada State College Hotel & Conference Center

2 stars
3.3 / 5 73 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

Football weekend at Penn State
Hotel was nice, clean and close to our destination. I would definitely use this hotel again, and plan to do so next year. It was a Penn State football weekend, and we do intend to do there in the...
Jan 21, 2015
From $88

2 Days Inn State College

3 stars
4.1 / 5 35 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 , this is a very comfortable place to stay, people friendly, room easy to stay in....make you feel welcomed...
Jan 12, 2015
From $75

3 The Atherton Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

3 stars
3.7 / 5 52 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

Great location, if stuck in time
The Atherton Hotel is right out of the nineties, around the time it was first built. I stayed there then, and the decor hasn't changed much since. That said, it has been well-maintained, kept...
Feb 4, 2015
From $54

4 Super 8 State College

2 stars
3.2 / 5 110 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

Location location !!!
very close to the University's Rec hall...Very knowledgeable and helpful staff Will definitely stay here again
Dec 23, 2014
From $67

5 Hampton Inn State College

3 stars
4.0 / 5 53 reviews

1101 East College Ave. Map

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.... More

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 $71

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

3 stars
4.3 / 5 32 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

great tour of Penn State
I was looking for a place near the Bryce Jordan Center with a pool. My son and I were comfortable and it was very easy to get where we were going.
Feb 22, 2015
From $55

7 Quality Inn State College

2 stars
4.1 / 5 36 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

Awesome stay!!! Awesome breakfast!!! Awesome staff!!!
What a phenomenal stay my family had here and we are so please we chose this Hotel. The breakfast was phenomenal and they made sure we got plenty even though we were a little late getting there...
Dec 1, 2014
From $73

8 Comfort Suites State College

2 stars
4.2 / 5 20 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 hotel is entirely non-smoking and features... More

great hotel, great service
Clean rooms, friendly service. Beautiful hotel. Dining close by.
Jan 22, 2015
From $67

9 Sleep Inn State College

2 stars
3.6 / 5 36 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

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 $91

10 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 $95

11 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 $59

12 Rodeway Inn State College

1 star
3.2 / 5 52 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 value for money
I have never stayed in a 1 star hotel and was apprehensive. But it all turned into a pleasant surprise. Room was spacious and clean. It had tv, wifi, fridge, and microwave. With complementary...
Oct 26, 2014
From $90


3 stars
4.0 / 5 16 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

Very clean, felxible options, nice ambience, close to other public facilities
Nov 27, 2014
From $129

14 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 $76

15 BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites

3 stars
4.0 / 5 21 reviews

115 Premiere Drive Map

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... More

great place to stay at State College
very nice rooms view is wonderful of the mountains
May 20, 2014
From $67

16 Hampton Inn & Suites State College, PA

3 stars
4.2 / 5 18 reviews

1955 Waddle Road Map

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... More

Clean clean clean . All I care about . Nice to have a hot breakfast as well
Feb 3, 2015
From $79

17 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 $119

18 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

From $103

19 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

great stay
This was our second stay at the Carnegie Inn and again it didn't disappoint. Beautiful spacious rooms, comfortable beds and a great breakfast in the dining room. Staff very helpful, accommodated a...
Mar 2, 2015
From $97

20 The Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel

3 stars
4.2 / 5 63 reviews

215 Innovation Blvd Map

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

Great Place to Stay for Football Game
The shuttle took us right to the stadium and drove us back. The lines were not that long. Great weekend!
Jan 7, 2015