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What travelers to State College are saying

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
We've been coming to State College for 5 years. This will be our last cause our daughter graduated and we're from Texas! But I'm so happy she chose Penn Stste to come to school. From day one I loved State College. Everything is so green and colorful. The school spirit is awesome. We taken walks downtown, around the campus and other areas. Enjoyed it all!
Stella S. May 10, 2015
We came to this area to visit University Park, Penn State. Location of this hotel very convenient 10 minute ride from campus. One of the many colleges on the list to visit!!
College bound trip Jul 24, 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 $96

1 Days Inn Penn State

3 stars
4.1 / 5 38 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...

family trip
Best location and good service,clean hotel, staff is very helpful.
Mar 23, 2015
From $56

2 Ramada State College Hotel & Conference Center

2 stars
3.3 / 5 68 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...

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 $101

3 The Atherton Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

3 stars
3.6 / 5 50 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...

Nice, but....
Can't beat the location, it's just off the southwest corner of the Penn State campus and a short walk away from everything downtown has to offer. Rooms are big, staff is very friendly, you can park...
Jul 21, 2015
From $91

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 $73

5 Quality Inn State College

2 stars
4.1 / 5 37 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,...

the hotel is okay. It is very conveient, I think for the location. The cleaness is also okay. We go there for business trip. The price and environment are okay.
Jul 16, 2015
From $60

6 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 $113

7 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

8 Rodeway Inn State College

1 star
3.3 / 5 48 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...

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 $94

9 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 $91

10 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 $128

11 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 $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 $108

13 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 $172

14 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 $122

15 Carnegie Inn & Spa, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

3 stars
5.0 / 5 1 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...

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 $114

16 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 $101

17 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 $129

18 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 $107

19 Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott State College

3 stars
4.2 / 5 39 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 $114

20 The Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel

3 stars
4.2 / 5 60 reviews

215 Innovation Blvd

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Highest rating I've ever given
I never give perfect ratings. I'm in a dozen hotels a year. I'm making an exception for this hotel.
Jul 25, 2015