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Earth, Texas
Reviewed 5 May 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for a Garth Brooks concert which was also during parents weekend. This hotel was a reasonable $199 when the normally $129 a night Fairfield Inn that is much farther away was over $400 a night for the weekend! If you are visiting Penn State, it hard to get a better location except for the on campus Nittany Lion...

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for choosing The Atherton Hotel for your visit to State College to attend the Garth Brooks concert. I hope you enjoyed the concert. Many Garth Brooks fans were so thrilled that he extended his number of concerts in Happy Valley. Thank you for your compliments and for letting us know that you found The...

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 May 2015

We usually stay at The Atherton every time we visit our son. The rooms are clean and the location is great for being able to walk to everything in State College. There are no refrigerators in the rooms...so bring a cooler. There is a small workout room on the 3rd floor. There is no pool, however you can get a...

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing The Atherton for your recent stay in State College and for taking the time to share your review. I'm very pleased to know that you were able to enjoy the hotel's restaurant, bar, and great downtown location. Please know that the hotel does actually offer refrigerators in a number of guest room types, and...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 May 2015

My son is a Junior at Penn State and we love staying at the Atherton! The location is awesome and the staff is always so pleasant and helpful! Love that we can come back and have a drink at the bar after a busy day! The rooms are always clean and the beds are comfortable! The decor is a little...

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Esther, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts about your stay at The Atherton. Your insight is truly appreciated. I'm very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay and hope that we can be of service to you again during future visits to see your son at Penn State. Best Regards, Maggie Biddle...

Wayne, New Jersey
Reviewed 27 April 2015

My son is a Junior at Penn State. We usually stay further out of town. To be honest the outside never impressed me. This past month we went to a conference there and there where a block of rooms assigned so we got a discounted rate. The place was so convenient to walking in downtown. My sons apartment is right...

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing The Atherton Hotel and for sharing your insight and review. I'm very glad to know that your conference was made more enjoyable by your stay at The Atherton. We really appreciate your compliments and special remarks. Best Regards, Maggie Biddle General Manager

West Chester, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Positives: 1) great location 2) comfortable bed and pillows. Negatives: overpriced! for the luxury price, we didn't get luxury. 1) The TV reception was horrible. 2) there was a wet bath mat in our room when we checked in around 5pm. 3) they only gave us three towels and we had to ask for more 4) no free breakfast 5)...

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing The Atherton Hotel and for sharing your insight and review. Please accept my sincere apology for any inconvenience you experienced at our hotel. We want you to be happy. If there is anything I can do to help repair the relationship with you and earn your return business, I hope you will feel welcome to call...

Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 18 April 2015

The hotel was very clean. The check in and check out was easy and quick. The staff was friendly. You could not be any closer to downtown State College. Older Hotel, but the bed was very comfortable, and the bathroom was nice and, as stated, very clean. Stayed a few times in State College a little further out from downtown,...

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing The Atherton Hotel and for sharing your insight and review. We're so glad to know that you moved downtown to stay with us! I truly appreciate this remark because although we know there are many lovely hotels to choose from in our area, we are proud to occupy a great location in the heart of downtown...

Pittsburgh
Reviewed 17 April 2015

Stayed for a brief weekend for an open house on campus. This Hotel was perfectly situated on the edge of town for easy access to the entire campus. Beautiful rooms, quiet, easy to park. Would def come back when in town. Got 4 more years of visits/stay overs!

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing The Atherton Hotel and for sharing your insight and review. I'm so glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you particularly enjoyed the downtown location. As you mentioned, the hotel is conveniently located one block from the University and within walking distance to all the local restaurants and shops, but is...

San Diego
Reviewed 16 April 2015

The hotel was amazing and the staff were most helpful. The rooms were well appointed and we really loved the great location. I would definitely recommending this as a great place to stay. Lot's to do nearby as well.

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your comments and compliments. We truly appreciate your time in writing about the hotel and are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay.

central pa
Reviewed 5 April 2015

Have stayed at a few other hotels in State College and this location is good because you park your car and walk. The hotel was nice, although the décor is a little dated, the room was very comfortable and quiet. The lobby area is really beautiful. We did not eat at the restaurants but did have a drink at the...

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and truly appreciate your time in writing to share your insight with other travelers. Maggie Biddle General Manager

Scranton, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 April 2015

Across from the west side of campus and walkable to most of the bars (also walkable but the other end of campus to the stadium), the location for this property is terrific. Staffing and check-in was iffy/slow. Room was serviceable and clean. Heat/air conditioner had slight odor. Large bathroom. 2 night stay for 3 alumni - room was sufficiently large....

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TheAthertonHotel, General Manager at The Atherton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review and feedback. We truly appreciate your viewpoint and are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us during your recent trip to the University. Best Regards, Maggie Biddle

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Atherton Hotel
Cuisines: American
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
150 room full service hotel in the heart of downtown State College, PA. One block from Penn State University. Comfortable, relaxed atmosphere, restaurant, bar, room service, excellent location. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Atherton Hotel

Address: 125 S Atherton St, State College, PA 16801-3827
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > State College
Price Range: €84 - €247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Atherton Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 150
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Atherton Hotel State College
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#15 Business Hotel in State College
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