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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...

Clarion, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Check-in was great. The lobby area of the hotel appeared very clean. The hotel staff was polite, efficient, and knowledgeable. The hotel room was well maintained. Bedding and linens were fine. The beds were very comfortable and the wi-fi was great.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and to share your comments. We very much appreciate your kind compliments and high marks. If I can ever be of assistance to you in the future I hope you will feel welcome to call upon me: mpb@athertonhotel.net.

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 6 February 2017

1) Location Centrally located in State College. Lots of restaurants located in walking distance ( ~10 mins walk) 10 mins off Hwy 99 2) Hotel Amenities Bad: No Microwave No mini Fridge Shower not enough power Bathroom amenities showed aged Good: Spacious!! We had our portable baby crib, lots of baby stuff and still have rooms to walk around Have...

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

Thank you for your business. We really appreciate your feedback and high marks. It's great to know jay you enjoyed so many parts of your stay. Please know that we do offer a refrigerator and microwave in most of our standard guest rooms and suites. We can deliver one to the room at no charge prior to or at check...

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Impromptu visit to SC. We arrived at noon and was so happy to check in early! The front desk staff was wonderful. Room was big and comfy. Lounge was nice.We usually stay at Days Inn. I think this may be our new fave hotel.

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

Thank you for choosing us and for your review. We truly appreciate your business. If I can be of assistance to you in making future reservations please let me know--mpb@athertonhotel.net.

Reviewed 3 February 2017

My buddies and I took a trip back to our Alma Mater and we were really happy with the Atherton. Despite sitting on College Ave, the hotel was not too loud. The rooms were clean, if not a little outdated. We had a great time!

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

Thank you for choosing us for your trip back to visit Penn State. We appreciate your business and your review. If I can ever be of service to you during future visits to the area please don't hesitate to contact me to help with your reservation: mpb@athertonhotel.net.

Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Staff is very friendly. Check in and check out process always goes smoothly. Room was clean, and bed was very comfortable. The hotel is older style but parking garage and location right downtown across the street from campus more than make up for older style rooms.

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

Thank you for your review and for staying with us. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay, the location, your room and our staff! Many thanks for taking the time to share your comments with other travelers.

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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
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  • Airport Transportation
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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: RM392 - RM1,167 (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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