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The Atherton Hotel

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
Reviewed 23 March 2017

My daughter and son-in-law recently moved to College Station. I chose the Atherton because of the price and the location. We walked all over the area and covered the college from one end to the other in the 4 days that I stayed. It was clean, the room I had was big, I was very satisified

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

Thank you for your wonderful review and for choosing The Atherton Hotel. We are really pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay downtown with us. If we can be of service to you in the future I hope you will feel welcome to contact me directly at: mpb@athertonhotel.net. I would be happy to help with your reservation when you're...

Fairfield, Connecticut
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The room was well sized and clean and the hotel amenities were nice. Located across from Penn State campus and in the center of town. We did not eat in the restaurant but had drinks in the bar. The service was good and the menu looked good but we had already eaten. Overall a good value but we were there...

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

Many thanks for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. If I can ever be of assistance to you during future stays, I hope you will not hesitate to contact me directly at mpb@athertonhotel.net. Maggie Biddle, General Manager

New Castle, Delaware
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This hotel is long overdue for a major renovation. The upholstery on my desk chair's arm was worn through to the stuffing; the carpet was buckled, and the TV was not HD. The desk light fixture had sockets for 2 bulbs but had only one low-wattage bulb--not enough for reading. I could find only one open outlet in the room...

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

Please accept our apologies for your unhappiness with your room. I am really sorry to know that there were aspects of your room that you did not enjoy. I wish that you had let someone know of your dissatisfaction while on property so that we could have made things absolutely right for you by either changing your room or offering...

Center Valley, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 9 March 2017

My wife and kids had a great time here. It was better than I expected. The restaurant served a perfect dinner at a really great price. I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking visit PSU. Much better than staying somewhere else where you have to drive and can't just walk right out of the hotel to get...

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

Wow thank you for your wonderful review! We very much appreciate your time in writing such a lovely recommendation. It is our pleasure to serve you. Please contact me directly if I can be of assistance during your next visit or in arranging your reservation. Maggie Biddle, General Manager

Reviewed 6 March 2017

We love this hotel - the location is perfect and the staff is outstanding. While the hotel itself is a bit worn, the outstanding service more than makes up the difference. The food at the restaurant is terrific and the manager there is even better. I wouldn't stay anywhere else when visiting State College.

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

Thank you for your time in sharing your comments. We appreciate your business and your review, and we are really pleased to have you as our customer. Please know that all of our photographs on the website are up to date and depict the hotel accurately for our guests' convenience in choosing us. We are very thankful for your kind...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Very nice hotel near PSU. The staff is super friendly and the hotel is reasonably priced. The hotel is near restaurants and places where you can shop. I had to go to PSU for an interview and was glad that the hotel was so close to campus! The rooms were clean and well kept. I also like the fact that...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review. We really love it that you were happy with your stay during an important visit for your interview. Your business is appreciated and my staff joins me in wishing you all the best at Penn State. If we can be of future service to you, please don't hesitate...

West Newton, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Staying at the Atherton enhances one's stay at State College, whether for business or to relive, as an Alumni, all the old days!! The place is always nice, well maintained and don't forget about Rumors for happy hour,(The Wall Mural is still there and looks great!).

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

Thank you very much for choosing The Atherton for your return trip to visit your alma mater! We love our PSU alumni guests and feel really honored to be part of the process and memories of generations of Penn State students ---from their college interviews to their alumni visits and reunions. Our Rumors mural is original artwork by local artist,...

sCRANTON, United States
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Cute little hotel in State College close to campus , shopping and restaurants. Hotel staff was super friendly, rooms were nicely kept and we ordered food twice from the bar/lounge. I found the food to be delicious and reasonably priced. I would highly recommend staying at this hotel.

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

Many thanks to you for your kind compliments to our staff. I'm particularly happy to know that you were able to try our excellent Tarragon Restaurant. Your recommendation is so valuable to us. As a small independent hotel, each and every guest is a gem. Thank you for your business and for your excellent rating. Please contact me directly if...

Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 17 February 2017

A nice, reasonably priced hotel that is located right on the main drag of things to do at PSU. We pick a winter weekend each year when a variety of sports events are taking place at the college, and prefer the Atherton Hotel because we can park the car in the hotel lot and walk to all of the venues...

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

Thank you for the wonderful review and for the opportunity to be of service to you during winter weekends! We're very happy to know that you enjoy your stay and our small independent hotel. Your business is truly appreciated. Maggie Biddle, General Manager

Ancaster, Ontario
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This quaint hotel is located in center of town right on main strip. Steps away from Penn State, Nice comfortable rooms. Very accomodating staff as I have stayed several times and some same day booking was required and they have never failed to deliver

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

Thank you very much for taking time to share your review. We truly appreciate the opportunity to serve you during your visits to State College and your business is valuable to us. As a small independent hotel we genuinely appreciate our return customers. If I can ever be of assistance to you in making future reservations I hope you'll feel...

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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
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • 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: $123 - $359 (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
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in State College
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“Top floor rooms have very little, if any, street noise.”
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“Rooms on the west side are quieter.”
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“do not get close to the elevator !! Or facing a street, I heard sirens two nights out of the 4 that I was there”
bsbrown1980, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“A room with a side-street view will be quieter.”
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