Graduate State College

125 South Atherton St., State College, PA 16801 United States (USA)
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  • Airport shuttle available
  • The Avg. Group Saves 36.5%!
  • Access to gym on-site
  • 150 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • 7 floors in property
  • 10 suites in property
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
  • Group score of 10.0/10
  • 7 meeting rooms in property

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Local Attractions

Penn State University, Penn State Creamery, Beaver Stadium, Bryce Jordan Center, Downtown Shopping & Eateries, Historic Boalsburg
4.0 out of 5. Based on 712 guest reviews

Property Description

Across the street from Penn State University, on Atherton Street, between Beaver and College Avenues, sits Graduate State College. Its rich and distinctive decor makes corporate or leisure travel a unique, satisfying experience. Our superior accommodations, amenities and outstanding warm, personal service make Graduate State College's guest experience a grand value. Join us at the Poindexter Cafe for breakfast or dinner. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, you will find our premier location convenient to all of the area's most popular attractions. Covered parking is available for our guests, as well as transportation to and from the airport.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Year of Last Renovation: 2019
Floors: 7
Rooms: 150
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 150
Handicap Rooms: 7
Suites: 10
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 7 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 14647 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 300 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours: 11am - 2am
Pool Info:
We do not have a pool on property.
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
Individual - 24 hrs. prior to arrival.Group - 24 hrs. prior to arrival.
Nightly Parking: 8.00
Typical Group Deposit: 25- 500
Total Taxes: 11.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 6.00%
Occupancy Tax: 5.00%
Food and Beverage Tax: 6.00%
Parking Fee: 8.00 Per Night
Additional Person Fee: 10.00 Per Person
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Rooms Wired Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Meeting Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Meeting Wired Internet Fee: 25.00 Per Day
Food and Beverage Service Charge: 20.00% (for banquets)
Chef Attendant Fees: 50.00 Per Item
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost: 7.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost: 10.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost: 12.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost: 15.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Lunch Cost: 15.00 Per Person
Avg. Boxed Lunch Cost: 12.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost: 25.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Dinner Cost: 24.00 Per Person
Banquet Soda: 2.00 Per Person
Banquet Bottled Water: 2.50 Per Person
Banquet Hosted Bar: 25.00 Per Person/Per Hour

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Alarm clock
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Central location
  • Charge for early check out
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kitchenette in room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

University Park Airport - 3 miles.Hotel shuttle, 6:30AM - 10:30PM - based on availability.One-way Taxi - Estimated $15.00

Local Shuttle Info: Shuttle to Airport or with in 5miles of hotel complementary and based on avaliablity

Breakfast Information

Poindexter Cafe is open at 6:30am daily for breakfast.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

Parking Info

Daily Charge for parking is $8.00/night per room.

Internet / WiFI

Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

Previously known as:
The Atherton Hotel, The Atherton Hotel / Graduate State College

Group vs. Individual Rates at Graduate State College

Rate fluctuations of Graduate State College

The chart above shows trends of prices for both group rates and the best individual traveler prices our rate checker could find at the time the group/meeting offer was placed. The lowest group/meeting rate displayed is 62.8% in the month of August 2022 and the highest average individual rate is $368 in the month of April 2022. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Graduate State College in a month when rates are lower.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Graduate State College

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Graduate State College.

Feel free to use the Graduate State College meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in State College event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Regency Ballroom 53 x 54 x 10 2862--/25017519010085----/--318325300
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Regency Ballroom

Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
2862 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
53 x 54 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Columns:
1
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
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Ballroom A
26 x 54 x 10 1436--/12084805040----/--150150150
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Ballroom A

Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
1436 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
26 x 54 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Ballroom B
26 x 54 x 10 1436--/12084805040----/--150150150
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Ballroom B

Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
1436 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
26 x 54 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Atherton Room 32 x 24 x 10 790--/503540303020--/--100752
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Atherton Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
790 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
32 x 24 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Columns:
0
Windows:
1
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
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Eleventh Room 28 x 13 x 10 37024/201530201618--/--505054
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Eleventh Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
370 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
28 x 13 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Columns:
0
Windows:
1
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
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Upper Lobby / 1855 Room 26 x 42 x 15 1092--/9063----------/--100200100
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Upper Lobby / 1855 Room

Room Type:
Lobby
Total Size:
1092 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
26 x 42 x 15 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Columns:
0
Windows:
1
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
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Poindexter Cafe 32 x 40 x 10 1280--/--------------/----40--
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Poindexter Cafe

Room Type:
Restaurant / Lounge
Total Size:
1280 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
32 x 40 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Columns:
2
Windows:
3
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
Yes
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
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FAQs about Graduate State College

What time is check in?

Check in time is 3:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 12:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Graduate State College have?

There are 150 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

Is there any meeting space at Graduate State College?

Yes, they have 7 meeting rooms that can support various table layouts.

What kind of breakfast is at Graduate State College?

Poindexter Cafe is open at 6:30am daily for breakfast.

What parking is available at Graduate State College?

Daily Charge for parking is $8.00/night per room. Parking was ok, according to 53%.

How much does internet cost?

Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

Can I get a AAA rate at Graduate State College?

Yes, they have stay dates that support AAA hotel discounts. Example room type: AAA Rate Graduate King 1 King Sized Bed Work Station 47 Inch HDTV Triple Sheeting Free WiFi

Can I get a Senior or AARP rate at Graduate State College?

Yes, they have stay dates that support Senior hotel discounts. Example room type: Senior AARP Member Discount Graduate King 1 King Sized Bed Work Station 47 Inch HDTV Triple Sheeting

Is there a gym at Graduate State College?

Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

Is there room service at Graduate State College?

Yes. Room service is average. About half of guests found the room service acceptable.

Is there a WiFi internet?

Yes. WiFi system needs upgrading. Wifi quality could be improved. Most guests said the wifi quality was bad.

Are there rooms with kitchenettes?

Yes. Kitchenette needs more attention. Most guests were unsatisfied with the kitchenette.

Can I get a group rate at Graduate State College?

Yes, you can get room block and/or discount for a group if you need 10+ rooms per night. The average groups saves around 36.5%.

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