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Nittany Lion Inn

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Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 24 August 2016

On Campus, great stay for a hectic 48 hours. Friendly staff, nice rooms - close to dorm after long day of back and forth. Breakfast was a nice spread, and open to 11:00am - much appreciated. Valet parking could be improved, but not an obstacle to returning. Free apples in the lobby were delicious and also appreciated.

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

CONGRATULATIONS to your Freshman! I hope this is the beginning of a nice relationship with you and your family and we are eager to see you back for your next stay!

West Chester, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 24 August 2016

been at the NLI many times. Location location location.....so convenient ..hard to beat...but rooms are nice..some small....all different....beds are great....service typically excellent. Food is really good -- try the lobster bisque -- best in PA. Shuttle will take you where ever....avoid football weekends if not going to game!

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

Thank you for hitting all of the high points in your comments. I am always pleased to hear that guests stay with us "many" times as it is important to us that we be able to build those kinds of long lasting relationships. Very much appreciate your continued patronage, thank you!

New York
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Clean and friendly Inn located on Penn state campus. Rooms are clean and on the small side. The inn has a shuttle bus that can be used to different parts of campus. Very difficult to get a reservation especially on game weekends. Would return and recommend.

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

Thank you very much for your loyalty. I am pleased that you contimue to enjoy your stays with us and I am thankful for you rrecommendation.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Just a shout out to the reservation group at the Inn. I made an error and overbooked one room on a football weekend and when I saw a new charge show up I immediately called reservations. Since it was a football weekend and I was within the 30 days, they offered to allow me to reserve another weekend instead of...

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

I am so pleased that the outcome was positive for you on this matter. Our Reservations Team does a fantastic job working with all of our guests and even better when they are able to work out the challenges. And I am even more pleased that you were able to find another night that will work for you., see you...

Royersford, PA
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We stayed at the Nittany Lion Inn from 1989 through 2000. Then the conference switched locations to the Scanticon which then became the Penn Stater. I had loved staying at the Inn and was so excited when the conference this year moved back there. There are so many things that have changed and sadly I can say they were not...

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

I am so sorry to hear that your experience with us here at the Inn was not what you had expected, or remembered, it to be. You are indeed correct that the additions to the building over the years have made it a bit challenging to get around and while we attempt to do our best with signage it can...

Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 13 August 2016

I used to take classes just a couple of buildings over from the Nittany Lion Inn when I was a student at Penn State, back in the late nineties. As students, we saw this as a "posh" and somewhat out-of-reach hotel that only rich parents came to stay at. 20 years on, as an adult who has been around the...

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

Welcome "home" I am so pleased that you have finally stayed with us after so many years away from State College. I am so glad that you found us to be accessible, while we work hard to provide the 4-Diamond experience, we work even harder to try to make it as relaxing and unpretentious as possible. Thank you so much...

Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Nice, neat, affordable. Good attention. Good food. Clean rooms. Quite place. Stable WiFi. Kids enjoyed. I'm from another country and if I need to go back I'll consider staying again. Even the students at campus were very friendly

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

We certainly hope you consider staying again, as that is our goal day in and day out! We want to get to know you and be able to build a lasting relationship over the years...hope to see you again!

Enola, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Not impressed with this inn. Room was small, heating unit was noisy (all night long), TV stand was broken. First and last time for the Nittany Lion Inn. Too much hype and not nearly enough proof that it is supposedly a 5 star inn. Stayed at the Ramada on Atherton for a conference in August and it was much better!...

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I am truly sorry that you ran into the issues that you did during your stay. We clearly not only let you down but ourselves as well. I am so soory that you never received a response to your previous submitteds comment, I will go back and look for it...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Staying at the Nittany Lion Inn is returning to my past. This is a grand old inn with lots of charm and a relaxing grace. We had a king room in the old wing facing the court yard and Atherton Ave., comfortable with space to relax. You have to give some slack when staying here the original was built in...

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

Thank you for coming to the Inn for a stay. While I appreciate your comments please do not hold back or give us any slack..we want to be held to the highest standards all of the time, we can't let a little thing like our age stand in our way. Thanks again for staying..

Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 8 August 2016

It was my first visit to Nittany Lion Inn and diffentely not the last one. Every body was friendly and helpful from the first second I walked in till the last one. Thank you team of Nittany lion Inn for this wonderful week.

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That is GREAT to hear! Our overarching goal is to build long lasting relationships, and when we hear that our guests are returning that makes us very excitied...thanks much and hope to see you again soon!!!

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

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Address: 200 W Park Ave, State College, PA 16803-3598
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > State College
Price Range: $197 - $437 (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 State College
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#6 Business Hotel in State College
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