We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Nittany Lion Inn

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Nittany Lion Inn
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

696 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 692: English reviews
Start your review of Nittany Lion Inn
 Click to rate
State College, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Service was excellent, rooms were clean and comfortable, location on campus was convenient, and building was beautiful. The furniture and decor all fit the age and architecture of the building. The service and food in the dining room were excellent.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank theresahM5548BC
Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing the Inn and taking a few minutes to comment on your experience. I am certainly pleased to hear how much you enjoyed and hope that you will come back and visit us again!

Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful hotel. Clean, beautifully decorated rooms. Great staff and really great tasting food. We ate breakfast in the Dining Room, and dinner in Whiskers. The parking lot is tiny, with only 3 VERYshort rows. The last row is reserved for Valet parking. The parking garage next door is where you have to park. Very inconvenient to lug...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank 270amyf
Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that you had challenges with the parking for our hotel. I completely understand your concern and the potential for inconvenience. One of the amenities that we offer is directly designed to assist with this situation. By offering complimentary valet parking for our guests, it allows them to simply pull to the front door and have...

Abington
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Room was immaculate, Service was professional and courteous, Whiskers is a really great spot to meet for cocktails, a meal, etc - - staff was super friendly and professional. Food was delicious, especially for a hotel bar/restaurant. Can't say enough about how great the people are who work here.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank kmcg953
Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

So pleased to hear how great you think our people are! I may be biased but I certainly agree and after nearly thirty years in this business, I would have to say that this is one of the best teams I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Thank you for your comments.

Bethlehem
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When I was a student, I was always curious about the Nittany Lion Inn. I was happy that I was able to come back to visit PSU and stay as an alumni here. Everything was very nice and clean, and the staff were prompt and courteous. I enjoyed some drinks as whiskers the night before and had a wonderful breakfast....

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank IrishCorinneB
Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

So glad to hear that you were finally able to have the true Penn State experience by staying here at the Inn, Thak you very much for choosing the Inn and taking a few moments to comment oun your experience.

Katy, Texas
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The advantage to this hotel is its location to campus. Very convenient. The employees were also great. Ronda, in housekeeping, was so friendly. Samuel was also polite when I asked a few questions about the hotel. One of the shovelers was SUPER nice (I didn't get his name--he had reddish hair and no gloves-ha, ha). Being from Texas, Storm Stella...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank janet g
Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking a few minutes to let us know about your experience. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy our beds. While they are relatively new (about 1 year) it is difficult to find a bed that suits everyone...and I am sorry that they did not work for you. thank you for letting...

Conneaut Lake
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Nittany Lion Inn is what a Grand Hotel should be. Great style and accommodations. Wonderful dinning and cocktails. Not just close to main campus but on it! It is a crown jewel for all of Pennsylvania. I love it!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank hrial
Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

WOW, what great comments...Thank you !!!!!

Tamaqua
Reviewed 1 week ago

I hate staying overnight for a conference, but the Nittany Lion Inn was absolutely fantastic. Beautiful location, setting, accommodations, and staff. Best conference facilities and foods--breakfast was awesome!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank gardengirl430
Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you fro saying that. It is good to hear that we can make any experience a little better...even if it is a business meetig or conference that you are not excited about!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the attentive bellmen and valet parking attendants to the friendly staff and excellent accommodations, this can be considered not just a first-rate stopover, but a lovely destination as well. The breakfast buffet in the regular dining room was left a bit too long in the chafing dishes, but everything was very well prepared and delicious. If you want to...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank James D
Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

So very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us, sounds like you had the whole experience from soup to nuts...Now all that should be on your agend is your next visit to the Inn! Thank you very much for chosing to stay.

Collegeville
Reviewed 1 week ago

Grumpy doorman and transportation staff. No fire in lobby ( cold and snowing). Supplier ran out of wood. Pretty lame excuse. Doorman did not make any effort to open doors for guests. Perhaps they were cold since there was no fire.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
1Thank 338jeane
Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

I am so very sorry to hear of your experience during your recent visit. Please rest assure that we will make no excuses and indeed work to assure that we never let our standards sag regardless of outside circumstances. Thank you for letting us know.

Kinnelon, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my family's second visit to Penn State and second stay at the Nittany Lion Inn. We were very pleased with the hotel both times. The facilities & location can't be beat. Rooms are nicely decorated & very clean. Hotel restaurants are very good as well.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank dttraveler2013
Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

We are on a roll! That is so great to hear as our team thrives on building relationships with our guests and are ever so pleased when they chose to come for many return visits. Thanks so much for choosing the Inn!

102 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (62)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (25)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Dining (8)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (22)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (40)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (12)
Viewed
Room/Suite (10)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (2)
Viewed
Other (11)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these State College hotels
3.5 km away
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, State College (Penn State Area)
3.3 km away
Hilton Garden Inn State College
Hilton Garden Inn State College
#4 of 26 in State College
486 reviews
0.8 km away
The Atherton Hotel
The Atherton Hotel
#14 of 26 in State College
447 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.4 km away
Penn Stater Conference Center
Penn Stater Conference Center
#7 of 26 in State College
508 reviews
1.1 km away
Days Inn Penn State
Days Inn Penn State
#5 of 26 in State College
1,127 reviews
1.0 km away
Comfort Suites
Comfort Suites
#13 of 26 in State College
225 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
The Dining Room
The Dining Room
Cuisines: American
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Nittany Lion Inn is a Penn State landmark, rich in history and tradition and a proud member of the National Trust Historic Hotels of America. Our AAA Four Diamond rated property is located on the campus of The Pennsylvania State University, serving as a travelers’ haven and a popular gathering place for Penn State alumni. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nittany Lion Inn

Address: 200 West Park Ave., State College, PA 16803
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > State College
Price Range: ₹ 9,583 - ₹ 24,446 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Nittany Lion Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 223
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity and Priceline so you can book your Nittany Lion Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Nittany Lion Hotel State College
Nittany Lion State College
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in State College
#2 Family Hotel in State College
#6 Business Hotel in State College
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Nittany Lion Inn staff and other travellers.
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Nittany Lion Inn staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Bathroom was large and updated. Furniture and decor fit with age of the building.”
 of 5 bubbles theresahM5548BC, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Be sure to check on the heat/ac when you check in so if the staff needs to repair it they will have time.”
 of 5 bubbles B7118RUjamesd, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Come with bigger fridge and micro so bring back your leftovers”
 of 5 bubbles Carbob3, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The Nittany isn't cheap but it's a good bargain for what you get. The Sunday morning breakfast/brunch is something not to miss. ”
 of 5 bubbles franktH1944LO, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Corner suites of 1st and 2nd floors have nice views”
  • Beautiful when it snows
 of 5 bubbles Smythe5, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
5 of 5