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1 bedroom, hypo-allergenic bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe
1 bedroom, hypo-allergenic bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe
1 bedroom, hypo-allergenic bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe
1 bedroom, hypo-allergenic bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe
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Graduate State College

4 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationDiscovery Space of Central Pennsylvania7 min walk
    Popular LocationPennsylvania State University8 min walk
    Popular LocationPalmer Museum of Art16 min walk
    AirportState College, PA (SCE-University Park)12 min drive

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Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible (Graduate Queen Queen - Accessible)

5/5 guest room rating
  • 344 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

Suite, 2 Queen Beds (Graduate Queen Queen Suite)

  • 441 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds (Graduate Queen Queen)

4.9/5 guest room rating
  • 344 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

Suite, 1 King Bed (Graduate King Suite - Accessible)

  • 441 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Standard Room, 1 King Bed (Graduate King)

4.5/5 guest room rating
  • 290 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed (Graduate King Suite)

5/5 guest room rating
  • 441 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Graduate King - Accessible)

  • 344 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed (Graduate Premium King)

  • 290 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

State College

Located in State College, Graduate State College is in the city center and near the airport. Palmer Museum of Art and Centre County Historical Society are cultural highlights and The Arboretum at Penn State is a popular area attraction. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Penn State Ice Pavilion or Bryce Jordan Center. Practice your golf swing with lessons and a golf course nearby, or enjoy other activities in the great outdoors, such as mountain biking and ziplining in the area. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania - 7 min walk
  • Pennsylvania State University - 8 min walk
  • Palmer Museum of Art - 16 min walk
  • Penn State Ice Pavilion - 4 min drive
  • Penn State University's Blue and White Golf Courses - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • State College, PA (SCE-University Park) - 12 min drive

Restaurants

  • POINDEXTER — 1 min walk
  • Dunkin' Donuts — 4 min walk
  • Green Bowl — 4 min walk
  • Saint's Cafe — 5 min walk
  • Bill Pickle's Tap Room — 5 min walk

About this property

Graduate State College

4-star hotel, walk to Pennsylvania State University
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a health club and a 24-hour business center. Free WiFi in public areas, a free airport shuttle, and a free shopping center shuttle are also provided. Other amenities include self parking, conference space, and dry cleaning. All 149 rooms boast deep soaking tubs and offer free WiFi and pillowtop beds. Room service and coffee makers are standard, as are flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Housekeeping is available on request.
Graduate State College offers 149 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathtubs with deep soaking bathtubs, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on request.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a health club.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (USD 8.00 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking
  • Free 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Free shopping center shuttle

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–10:30 AM: USD 1.00-25.00 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Access to nearby health club
  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Fitness center

Family friendly

  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (3957 square feet)

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Entertainment

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable/satellite channels
  • Pay movies
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: USD 50
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per accommodation, per night
Dogs and cats welcome
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 4 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 1.00 and USD 25.00 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 8.00 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 25 per accommodation, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out fee: USD 50 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Parking height restrictions apply
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Atherton Hotel
Atherton Hotel State College
Atherton State College
Hotel Atherton
The Atherton Hotel Hotel State College
The Atherton Hotel Hotel
The Atherton Hotel State College
The Atherton Hotel an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
Graduate State College Hotel
Graduate State College State College
Graduate State College Hotel State College

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4.5
Wonderful
Rating 5 - Excellent. 205 out of 312 reviews
5 - Excellent 66%
Rating 4 - Good. 80 out of 312 reviews
4 - Good 26%
Rating 3 - Okay. 18 out of 312 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 312 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 6 out of 312 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.6/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.2/5

Amenities

4.5/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Friendly staff, room is well maintained and very very clean. Comfortable beds.
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great location Close to University
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Had high expectations after the old Atherton was sold and renovated becoming The Graduate. I paid a higher rate compared to area hotels we could of stayed at. The staff was pleasant on check-in. It appears that just the comestic things were changed. Paint, wallpaper, furnture...The wallpaper in the hallways reminded me of being in a fun house. Gave it a shot, but for the price I will go elsewhere. Wasn't wowed!
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is a unique boutique hotel - convenient to PSU
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Room was huge and well kept. All PSU sports related decore.
Stayed 1 night in May 2021