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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay and attend a wedding! Room is spacious. The front desk is super helpful and the shuttle is free for a 5 mile radius. The food at the wedding was excellent and the staff was fantastic. Do not miss out on the breakfast buffet, the French toast is to die for!

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Sounds like you had a really good stay. I am so pleased that you were able to dine in the dining room during your stay...the breakfast is very good...hope you tried the French Toast!

Ithaca
Reviewed 29 July 2016

I will keep coming back. This older building is solid, quiet and welcoming. I love the little hallway library. Makes Nittany Lion Inn feel warm and welcoming as the people who work there! Great location for on-campus meetings. Easy walk to everywhere on campus. Nice, very clean rooms.

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Keep on coming.....thank you so much for your continued patronage!!

Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The hotel has a charming white brick style that is timeless and shows a history that is appreciated in Western PA. The food is very good at the hotel . I believe that the Hospitality Program at Penn State handles the F &B. Anyway, the rooms are comfortable , but not luxurious . It's very close to downtown and campus....

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

So pleased that you had a "pleasant" experience and especially that you enjoyed the food in our restaurants. While we certainly work closely and greatly enjoy our relationship with the School of Hospitality Management it is strictly in a mentoring and employment fashion. We have a pretty highly skilled team of professionals that assure we are on point every day.

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Overall a great place to stay if you have to be in State College. Great location easy to get to and great staff. Very clean and well set up. Decent pricing. I was there for a wedding that was not on site.

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Thomas N, Front Office Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for staying with us!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This is a beautiful property with helpful and friendly staff. If you are looking for a place that is quaint and charming, then you have found it. Thank you to Charlene in reservations for answering my questions after I booked on hotels.com and for Jessica who helped while were were on the property. They have newspapers for you in the...

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments about your stay, I can assure you I have shared your note too with Charlene and Jessica and they were pleased that you had an enjoyable time. I am also pleased that you enjoyed the History our Inn, It has certainly seen its share of "action" over the years!

Hollidaysburg
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I've stayed here several times over the past few years. It's a good place. Clean, courteous staff, and good food. It's close to downtown so you can walk back and forth. Sometimes you feel like you're in a maze, as the corridors seem to wind all over the place. But it's older and unique, so I don't see this as...

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

So glad to hear that you have stayed several times with us. And you are correct, our hallways can seem long and at times tough to navigate...one of the distinct challenges of having been added on to a few times over the years. thank you so much for the feedback.

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I had some time to kill because my daughter was in volleyball camp, so I decided to try out the Whiskers bar at the Nittany Lion Inn. It's a nice room with wooden paneling all the way to the top, lots of TVs (luckily on silent) and nice music playing in the background. The staff was very friendly and the...

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Reviewed 22 July 2016

Beautiful old and classic Nittany Lion Inn in the heart of the campus area. Lovely rooms, dining on site and excellent shuttle service to anywhere you want to go. Would love to say our rest was excellent, but noisy air conditioner turning off and on all night resulted in us being exhausted the next day from no sleep.

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

I am so pleased that you like our Inn. From location to the services we offer. Please do though let me apologize for the air conditioning unit in your room being noisy. I must say they are getting quite a workout this year and we are finding a few that are challenged to stand up to the test. I assure...

Temse, Belgium
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Was here hosted for a scientific meeting at Penn State U. The artmosphere is great; prove also of a strong alumni community of PSU. Rooms are big and comfortable; beds sleep perfect. The services are as should be; also enjoyed the agreable patios and the gardens around. Still need to try the jucuzzi..

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and were able to experience much of what we offer here at the Inn....you will just need to come back soon to try out the Jacuzzi!

Pittsburgh PA
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Our home away from home during football season and visits to Penn State. Located on the PSU campus is this gorgeous historic inn. The rooms and suites are standard some with dorm type refrigerator and fewer with microwave ovens. Kerrigan coffee makes and bottled water add a nice touch. The lobby is beautiful. Food in Whiskers Bar and the Dining...

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Thomas N, General Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure to welcome our regular guests "home" any time that they visit. We truly thrive on the relationships that we have been able to build over the years with those that bless us with regular visits. Thanks so much for your continued friendship.

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  • 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
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Cuisines: American
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
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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: ₹ 9,559 - ₹ 23,308 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Nittany Lion Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 223
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Nittany Lion Hotel State College
Nittany Lion State College
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#1 Romantic Hotel in State College
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#6 Business Hotel in State College
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