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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

Reviewed 22 March 2015

Jessica is absolutely awesome. My entire wedding team was awesome, but Jessica certainly knows how to go the extra step to make you feel that you are getting the best service. Upon our initial visit, after meeting with Jessica, myself, my mom and my MIL received a hand written note, chocolate covered strawberries, and a bottle of wine, all just...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind compliments about the hotel, for sharing your experience, and specifically for your accolades for Jessica. We feel privileged to be a part of any family's lifetime event and know this was a very special weekend for you and your family. Jessica is a wonderful asset to our management team. Compliments such...

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 11 March 2015

I booked this property for a tour bus of students based on the reviews I had read and I was not disappointed. This is a beautiful, well-maintained hotel with a lot of charm and style. The bar is a hidden gem, the staff was accommodating and gracious, and the group meals we had arranged for the group were ready on...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and compliments. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you would recommend the hotel to others. Thank you for your business and for sharing your insight with other travelers. Best Regards, Maggie Biddle General Manager

Staten Island, New York
Reviewed 1 March 2015

From check in to check out, it just got worse and worse. The front desk clerk could not operate the computer properly to find the reservation. The hotel lost the package that was supposed to be waiting for me. The room was neat and clean and was warm and comfortable. On the second night the 5 closest rooms to ours...

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

Dear David r, Thank you for your time in sharing your review. We appreciate the opportunity to receive your insight as well as to respond to your complaints. Please accept my most sincere apologies for the students in rooms near yours causing inconvenience during your stay. I can only imagine this must have been most unpleasant. The Atherton does not...

New CIty, New York
Reviewed 21 February 2015

We were there for a tour of Penn State for my daughter and wanted to stay close to campus. This hotel was in a great location and a great price. The hotel was lovely, although we saw so little of it since we got in very late and had a tour the next day. The room was very spacious. The...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your lovely compliments. Your business is appreciated. We are so proud to be located across the street from one of the greatest universities and so we are very pleased to know that you enjoyed the hotel during your campus tour. Your feedback is appreciated and your good thoughts for our staff are a...

Northern Penna.
Reviewed 16 February 2015

Our company had a training seminar at the Atherton, and the staff truly outdid theirselves. The manager of the bar stayed overnight and was helping to serve breakfast and lunch the next day. Front desk staff was attentive and very helpful. The food in the restaurant exceeded our expectations and was delicious. The room was comfortable, clean, and roomy. Try...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful review with other travelers. I am delighted to know that your group had a wonderful experience during your stay at The Atherton and that you enjoyed the service and food in Tarragon and Rumors. The Crabcake Sandwich is one of our guests' favorites. We hope you...

Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 13 January 2015

This was my first overnight stay at the Atherton. I loved the décor in the lobby - such lovely furnishings. It's very traditional. I loved sitting in the lobby, reading the paper and hearing the grandfather clock chime. The pictures on the website are totally accurate. The room was quiet, comfortable and clean - plenty of towels and hot water....

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your comments and review. I especially am happy that you pointed out that the current photos on our website accurately portray the way the hotel looks for other travelers considering staying with us. Our lovely grandfather clock has been chiming for over one hundred years and we are so pleased to know you...

Indiana, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 10 January 2015

Good decent place to stay, I would say its on the lower end of a 3 star hotel. Not quite the furnishings you would expect from a newer 3 star hotel. The lobby looks nice, no pool, great location to Penn State and downtown, you have to pay for parking $8 which is not a big deal. Kinda dated but...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. Your business is truly appreciated and I invite you to contact me directly if I can ever be of service to you during your future visits to the area. Maggie Biddle

Ridgewood, New Jersey
Reviewed 8 January 2015

I stay at the Atherton Hotel at least once per year. The staff always works to give my group a discounted rate and they are always cheerful and willing to help out their customers. The Atherton Hotel is always my first choice of the hotels to stay in in State College and I don't foresee that changing anytime soon.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your group's business and for your time in writing a review. The staff and I are very happy to be your hotel of choice in State College. Our sales staff does a wonderful job handling groups and so I thank you so much for this complimentary acknowledgment! Best Regards, Maggie Biddle

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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: €83 - €248 (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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