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Courtyard by Marriott State College

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Quite honestly, this hotel was much nicer than I thought it would be; especially for the price. Staff was friendly. Breakfast was pretty good. The room was really good; especially the mattress. My room was very clean. It was surprising to say the least. I was really expecting a pretty "ho hum" experience while biting my lip because it was somewhat cruddy; this wasn't the case at all; my hats off to them. I would definitely stay there again and we usually stay in Fairmonts, Ritz and Park Hyatt's. So, they get 4 out of 5 for surprising me to the good. Congrats.

The staff went above and beyond for us. The front desk clerk helped us find dinner that was amazing, the maid called the elevator for us because she saw our hands were full, and the barista helped me find a quiet place with power to take a conference call and get work done. Amazing.

Nice clean comfortable room, nicely appointed, good amenities . Friendly helpful staff, good location to downtown.

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

The staff was very friendly but I felt it was over priced. Very clean

The room with the jacuzzi is the right call when booking.

I went up for work and it was great. Great location and very pleasant. I would recommend it to anyone.

I had a fine time. Zippy was very helpful and a delight to deal with.

the hotel was conveniently located. the staff was courteous and friendly. the room was clean, comfortable and had all the amenities that you would need (mini fridge, coffee maker, ironing board) the hotel had free coffee in the lobby (24 hrs), they had a great dinette for breakfast, hot snacks, wine and beer, a small store, an indoor pool, hot tub and exercise room. This is a great place! Much more than expected

Went down for New Years and the staff was busy but still very helpful. The price was very reasonable and the room was exactly what we needed.

The hotel is a 5 minute drive from the Penn State campus, but was easy to get to. Rooms were spotless, and very quiet. Beds were extremely comfortable. Large screen TV was nice. Nothing to complain about.

Check in was fine, I used a debit card for incidentals, and they hold $40.00 to "make sure the card works," when most others charge $1.00. I know they hold the $40.00 for incidental charges, but why not just tell me that, not lie and tell me they do it "to make sure the card works." The bed is uncomfortable, my back still hurts 4 days later. The room has no microwave and no refrigerator in it. Also, the coffee maker is on the bathroom sink..why? And even if I did make coffee, there is no milk or sugar in the room, and even if there was milk, theres no refrigerator to keep it in. The water bottle on the desk in the room with a sign on it that says Ill be charged $3.00 if I drink it is tacky. I checked out early Sunday morning because I couldnt sleep, and I had to wake up the front desk employee..isnt he supposed to be watching the door? I will not be returning to this hotel.

This hotel was very clean, quiet and in a great location with a couple of restraunts nearby (Ruby Tuesday's, Perkins and a steak house which i cannot remember the name of)

1730 University Dr State College PA

Courtyard by Marriott State College places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania State University. This 78-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's near the airport and also near Penn State Ice Pavilion and Palmer Museum of Art.


Dining

This hotel is home to a bistro and a bar/lounge. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning off right with cooked-to-order breakfast served for a fee.


Courtyard by Marriott State College's 78 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones, ironing boards, and desks are also standard.

Rooms


Guests of Courtyard by Marriott State College have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. If you drive, put free parking to good use. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a 24-hour business center.

Property features

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Deluxe Room

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Courtyard by Marriott State College

Everyone (3) Business (4) Couples (3) Family (3)
4

pleasant surprise

Everyone

Quite honestly, this hotel was much nicer than I thought it would be; especially for the price. Staff was friendly. Breakfast was pretty good. The room was really good; especially the mattress. My room was very clean. It was surprising to say the least. I was really expecting a pretty "ho hum" experience while biting my lip because it was somewhat cruddy; this wasn't the case at all; my hats off to them. I would definitely stay there again and we usually stay in Fairmonts, Ritz and Park Hyatt's. So, they get 4 out of 5 for surprising me to the good. Congrats.

By on Nov 5, 2016

5

very nice, quiet hotel close the college.

Everyone

The staff went above and beyond for us. The front desk clerk helped us find dinner that was amazing, the maid called the elevator for us because she saw our hands were full, and the barista helped me find a quiet place with power to take a conference call and get work done. Amazing.

By , from MD on Aug 9, 2016

4

state college visit

Everyone

Nice clean comfortable room, nicely appointed, good amenities . Friendly helpful staff, good location to downtown.

By , from Newtown Square, Pa on Mar 29, 2016

5

great weekend in happy valley

Families

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

By on Sep 8, 2014

3

business trip

BusinessTravelers

The staff was very friendly but I felt it was over priced. Very clean

By on May 15, 2014

4

nice place

Couples

The room with the jacuzzi is the right call when booking.

By on Feb 27, 2013

4

good value

BusinessTravelers

I went up for work and it was great. Great location and very pleasant. I would recommend it to anyone.

By on Aug 8, 2012

4

decent business stay

BusinessTravelers

I had a fine time. Zippy was very helpful and a delight to deal with.

By on Oct 21, 2011

4

more than comfortable

Families

the hotel was conveniently located. the staff was courteous and friendly. the room was clean, comfortable and had all the amenities that you would need (mini fridge, coffee maker, ironing board) the hotel had free coffee in the lobby (24 hrs), they had a great dinette for breakfast, hot snacks, wine and beer, a small store, an indoor pool, hot tub and exercise room. This is a great place! Much more than expected

By on Mar 20, 2011

4

worth what you pay

Couples

Went down for New Years and the staff was busy but still very helpful. The price was very reasonable and the room was exactly what we needed.

By on Jan 1, 2011