The Nittany Lion Inn

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In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds
Flat-screen TV, iPod dock

Overview of The Nittany Lion Inn

The Nittany Lion Inn

3.5 star property

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
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200 West Park Avenue, State College, PA, 16803

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPalmer Museum of Art9 min walk
  • Popular LocationThe Arboretum at Penn State12 min walk
  • Popular LocationDiscovery Space of Central Pennsylvania17 min walk
  • AirportState College, PA (SCE-University Park)11 min drive

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About this area

State College

Located in State College, The Nittany Lion Inn is in the city center. Boal Mansion Museum and American Philatelic Center are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include The Arboretum at Penn State and Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Bryce Jordan Center or Beaver Stadium. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.

What's nearby

  • Palmer Museum of Art - 9 min walk
  • The Arboretum at Penn State - 12 min walk
  • Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania - 17 min walk
  • Pegula Ice Arena - 3 min drive
  • Penn State University's Blue and White Golf Courses - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • State College, PA (SCE-University Park) - 11 min drive

Restaurants

  • Whiskers - 4 min walk
  • Pho 11 - 10 min walk
  • Little Szechuan - 11 min walk
  • Zola Kitchen & Wine Bar - 11 min walk
  • Cafe 210 West - 11 min walk

About this property

The Nittany Lion Inn

3.5-star historic hotel, walk to Pennsylvania State University
A restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas, free valet parking, and a free airport shuttle are also provided. Additionally, dry cleaning, a 24-hour front desk, and free newspapers are onsite.
The Nittany Lion Inn offers 223 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and safes. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

Languages

English

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

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks 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

  • Free self parking on site
  • Free valet parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • Free 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times
  • Free area shuttle

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–11:00 AM: USD 10-30 for adults and USD 10-30 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • The Dining Room
  • Whiskers Pub

Things to do

  • Fitness center

Family friendly

  • Free area shuttle
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free rollaway/extra beds

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

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

Business services

  • Conference space (20000 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms - 7

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
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • iPod dock

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe

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Check-in

Check-in from 4 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Free rollaway/extra beds
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 30 for adults, USD 10 and USD 30 for children (approximately)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

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
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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

Property is also known as

Nittany Inn
Nittany Lion
Nittany Lion Inn
Nittany Lion Inn State College
Nittany Lion State College
The Nittany Lion Inn Hotel
The Nittany Lion Inn State College
The Nittany Lion Inn Hotel State College

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Overall score and ratings

4.6

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 717 out of 994 reviews
5 - Excellent 72%
Rating 4 - Good. 226 out of 994 reviews
4 - Good 23%
Rating 3 - Okay. 38 out of 994 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 6 out of 994 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 7 out of 994 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.7/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

4.5/5

Amenities

4.6/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
We'll stay here again!
We had a quick but great stay at the Nittany Lion Inn. Rooms were comfortable and clean. Staff was very helpful (especially in getting my daughter's wallet, which was left at Rec Hall, returned to her) and friendly. We had lunch at Whiskers. Our waiter Jack was attentive and the food was tasty. The brunch buffet in the dining room was very good!
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Opportunity to stay at Primo hotel @ PSU
We don’t get a chance to stay here very often because we have friends who live near State College and we stay with them. But they were not home and we were attending a PSU basketball game so when I saw we could stay at the Nittany Lion Inn for such a reasonable price it was a no brained. Beautiful hotel and enjoyed our stay.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I like that the check-in staff help with my reservation that had my name as Hugh Jr from the EXPEDIA form
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020