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University Park Pennsylvania Accommodations

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The University Park center is approximately the area of Centre County Convention and Visitors Bureau and the area of Pennsylvania State University.

Welcome to University Park, the postal address used by Pennsylvania State University. Whether you're looking for an affordable accommodation close to campus or you'd rather splurge on an upscale hotel a bit farther out, the area around Penn State offers a variety of hotels to meet your needs. More from this guide...

University Park Hotels & Accommodations

Days Inn Penn State 240 South Pugh St., State College, PA 16801 ~0.57 miles south of University Park
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • Shuttle to airport available
  • Not even a bagel
  • Most guests said the reception staff was great
Hyatt Place State College 219 West Beaver Ave., State College, PA 16801 ~0.74 miles southwest of University Park
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 8 floors
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Nittany Lion Inn : 200 West Park Ave. 200 West Park Ave., State College, PA 16803 ~0.80 miles west of University Park
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00
  • View of an enclosed garden which was delightful
  • Lobby is large and beautiful
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The Atherton Hotel 125 South Atherton St., State College, PA 16801 Website ~0.83 miles southwest of University Park
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
  • Vibe is not too good
  • Air conditioning was criticized by 100%
Hampton Inn State College - State College 1101 East College Ave., State College, PA 16801 Website ~0.92 miles east of University Park
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • Check in: 03:00 PM
  • Clean
  • Most guests said rooms were clean
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Rodeway Inn in State College
+1-866-429-5787
1040 North Atherton St., State College, PA 16803 ~1.17 miles west of University Park
  • 2-star property
  • All guests said the reception staff was great
  • 1 out of 2 guests said rooms were big enough
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Hilton Garden Inn State College - State College 1221 East College Ave., State College, PA 16801 ~1.20 miles east of University Park
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • Shuttle to airport available
  • top-notch fitness area, thought 100%
  • Delicious food
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Comfort Suites 132 Village Dr., State College, PA 16803 ~1.22 miles west of University Park
  • 3 star Suburban property
  • Shuttle to airport available
Sleep Inn 111 Village Dr., State College, PA 16803 ~1.28 miles west of University Park
  • 2-star Downtown property
  • Shuttle from airport available
  • Approx. half of guests said rooms were big enough
  • Great shopping
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Quality Inn Penn State - State College
+1-800-881-1523
1274 North Atherton St., State College, PA 16803 ~1.38 miles west of University Park
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Housekeeping was great, according to 71%
  • Most guests were happy with the price of the breakfast
From$80
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Country Inn & Suites State College Pa : 1357 East College Ave. 1357 East College Ave., State College, PA 16801 ~1.39 miles east of University Park
  • Affordable hotel
  • 113 rooms in property
  • Food is to die for
  • Great waffles
The Autoport Motel & Restaurant : 1405 South Atherton St.
+1-866-221-8581
1405 South Atherton St., State College, PA 16801 ~1.44 miles southeast of University Park
  • Inexpensive Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 84 rooms
Ramada Inn & Conference Center
+1-866-429-5787
1450 South Atherton St., State College, PA 16801 ~1.46 miles southeast of University Park
  • 3-star Suburban hotel
  • 13 meeting rooms in hotel
  • WiFi system needs upgrading
  • Dirty pool, said 60%
Residence Inn by Marriott : 1555 University Dr. 1555 University Dr., State College, PA 16801 ~1.50 miles southeast of University Park
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • Shuttle from airport available
  • Within walking distance to 2 shopping centers
  • Terrific location
Super 8 Motel - State College
+1-888-690-5247
1663 South Atherton St., State College, PA 16801 ~1.60 miles southeast of University Park
  • Two-star Downtown hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • Most guests thought the service was very professional
  • Most guests had problems with the shower
State College Courtyard by Marriott 1730 University Dr., State College, PA 16801 ~1.76 miles southeast of University Park
  • Affordable hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00 pm
  • Modern Hotel
  • Most guests said the beds were comfortable
The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College
+1-800-881-1523
215 Innovation Blvd., State College, PA 16802 ~2.18 miles north of University Park
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • Shuttle to airport available
  • Breakfast is average
  • Most guests were satisfied with the proximity to sightseeing
From$109
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Springhill Suites by Marriott State College in State College
+1-888-283-3404
1935 Waddle Rd., State College, PA 16803 ~2.37 miles west of University Park
  • Three Star property
  • 72 rooms in property
  • All guests thought the service was very professional
  • Every guests reviewed were happy with the price of the breakfast
From$84
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Hampton Inn & Suites Williamsburg Square 1955 Waddle Rd., State College, PA 16803 ~2.40 miles west of University Park
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • Clean hotel facilities
  • Clean
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Carnegie Inn & Spa An Ascend Hotel Collection Member 100 Cricklewood Dr., State College, PA 16803 ~2.40 miles northwest of University Park
  • Affordable property
  • 2 suites in property
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Holiday Inn Express 1925 Waddle Rd., State College, PA 16803 ~2.57 miles west of University Park
  • Affordable Suburban property
  • Check in: 15:00
  • Most guests found the staff to be very friendly
  • Bathroom could be optimized
From$69
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Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center : 1 Country Club Ln
+1-888-690-5247
1 Country Club Ln, State College, PA 16803 ~2.71 miles northwest of University Park
  • Affordable Resort hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
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Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites State College in State College
+1-888-305-3366
2215 North Atherton, State College, PA 16803 ~2.93 miles west of University Park
  • 3 star Suburban property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Excellent business hotel
  • Clean hotel facilities
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Nittany Budget Motel : 2070 Cato Ave. 2070 Cato Ave., State College, PA 16801 ~2.96 miles southwest of University Park
  • Low-priced Suburban property
  • 23 rooms in property
  • Rooms are ok
  • New carpeting
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Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites - State College 115 Premiere Dr., State College, PA 16801 ~3.88 miles northeast of University Park
  • Three Star Highway hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
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The college that would become Pennsylvania State University was founded in 1855 as a degree-granting institution known as the Farmers' High School of Pennsylvania. The campus was made possible by a 200-acre donation by James Irvin of Bellefonte, though the school has acquired much more land over the years. The school's name changed in 1874 to Pennsylvania State College, but by 1953 it had reached university status and sought a name change in State College, the borough in which it's located. The result was a new postal address for Penn State, University Park.

Today, University Park is served by the Penn State University Police, the Centre Area Transportation Authority, and University Park Airport. Whatever your reasons for visiting University Park, it's important to find the right hotel that allows you to experience everything this historic campus has to offer.

Best Time to Visit University Park, PA

If you're visiting University Park to tour the Penn State campus, your best bet is to plan a trip for the fall, late spring, or summer.

Fall, in particular, is a beautiful season offering pleasant temperatures that range from the low 70s in September to the low 60s in October. Just be sure to plan your trip around freshman orientation and student move-in weeks, as hotel rates tend to go up just before classes start. You'll also want to be aware of campus sporting events during any season, as area hotels tend to fill up quickly.

Winters in University Park and State College can be cold, with average highs dipping to the low- to mid-30s from December through February. If you don't mind the frigid temperatures, the winter season is one of the most affordable times to visit University Park and the Penn State Campus. Just be sure to pack accordingly and prepare for the worst weather scenarios.

Spring is one of the best times to visit University Park because the weather is warming up and everything is in bloom. What's more, if you plan your trip during Penn State's spring break, you can enjoy quiet strolls around the campus, which is great for spotting those historic landmarks.

Summers in University Park are usually quiet, with average temperatures hovering in the low 80s. The local area offers plenty of opportunities for swimming, hiking, golfing, biking, and other outdoor activities, not to mention the community State Theatre and on-campus museums.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in University Park, PA:

seasonality of hotel rates in University Park

University Park by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts demonstrating mean nightly cost trends by star rating class in University Park, PA. You can use these charts to determine the best months to stay in University Park during the year.

Luxury Hotel Options in University Park, PA

If you're looking for more upscale options in the University Park area, you're in luck.

Carnegie Inn & Spa, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member is a stylish boutique hotel less than four miles from both the University Park Airport and Penn State University. Guest rooms are individually decorated with antique furnishings and Italian linens, and boast free Wi-Fi access and soaking tubs. During your stay, enjoy the complimentary airport shuttle service and a made-to-order breakfast, an on-site upscale restaurant, a full-service spa, a library, conference facilities, and a business center.

For extended stays, book a room at Residence Inn State College. This traditional property is situated five miles from the Tussey Mountain Ski Area and only two-and-a-half miles from Beaver Stadium. Guest rooms feature pull-out sofas, flat-screen TVs, and full kitchens. Some suites offer whirlpool tubs or fireplaces, and Wi-Fi is included throughout. Additional amenities include free parking, happy hour, a breakfast buffet, a whirlpool, an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness facility, a basketball court, a business center, an airport shuttle, a convenience store, and laundry facilities.

The Nittany Lion Inn on West Park Avenue is an upscale colonial-style property on campus, placing guests within a mile of golf courses, museums, and theaters. Guest rooms and suites boast flat-screen TVs, Keurig coffee makers, workspaces, and free Wi-Fi. The property also features event spaces, flexible meeting spaces, a formal dining room, a casual pub, airport transportation, and a fitness center. Best of all, guests can use the university's sports facilities at no additional charge.

Affordable Hotel Options in University Park, PA

Finding an affordable accommodation in University Park is easy if you plan your trip carefully.

Imperial Motor Inn in downtown State College is a two-story lodging offering free parking, an airport shuttle service, and complimentary continental breakfast. The guest rooms aren't fancy, but you'll have a comfortable bed and basic amenities in a location that can't be beat.

Rodeway Inn is an unassuming hotel on US-322 within walking distance of the campus. It's also located near The Arboretum and Penn State golf courses. Guest rooms are straightforward and feature flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi internet access, microwaves, mini-fridges, and coffee makers. You can also opt for an upgraded accommodation that adds a dining table. Coffee, parking, and continental breakfast are all free, helping travelers save money.

Quality Inn on North Atherton Street is located just over a mile from the Palmer Museum of Art, making it a great option for anyone looking to sightsee. Guest rooms feature free Wi-Fi access, flat-screen televisions, coffee makers, and mini-fridges. Rooms with microwaves are also available upon request. Enjoy a free continental breakfast, an on-site exercise room, free parking, and guest laundry facilities.

Situated less than a mile from The Arboretum at Penn State, Sleep Inn is a functional lodging that offers guests a free airport shuttle service, parking, and a hot breakfast. Guest rooms are bright and relaxed, with cable TV, free Wi-Fi, and coffee makers. Some even add flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and microwaves. Additional guest amenities include a business center, a patio, a fitness room, and a coin-operated laundry.

2 Star Average Prices: $80.20

Where are the real discounts in University Park

If you know where to stay, you can save even more money on your trip to University Park by taking advantage of discounts. Most area hotels, including SpringHill Suites State College, offer special rates for seniors, AARP members, military families, government employees, AAA members, and corporate travelers. Depending on the property, you may be able to save up to 20 percent off the hotel's best available rates if you qualify.

Properties like The Nittany Lion Inn frequently offer special packages to help you make the most of your stay. These include romantic couples' packages, golf packages, and special offers for those attending commencement or a sporting event. These offers tend to be seasonal and vary by hotel, so be sure to check with the property in advance to see what packages they currently offer.

Best Value Options in University Park, PA

The area around University Park boasts a number of mid-range hotels that give travelers plenty of value for the money.

Located in downtown State College, The Atherton Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member is a traditional hotel located one block from campus. The elegant guest rooms offer coffee makers, work desks, and flat-screen TVs, while suites add kitchenettes, separate living rooms, mini-fridges, microwaves, and Jacuzzi tubs. The hotel also features an all-day American restaurant, a lounge area with grand piano, paid parking, and event spaces.

Fairfield Inn & Suites State College is a traditional property offering simple, relaxed guest rooms a little more than two miles from Penn State University. Guest rooms feature free Wi-Fi access, ergonomic chairs, work desks, flat-screen TVs with premium cable, mini-fridges, and coffee makers. Upgrading to a suite will also get you a microwave and a pull-out sofa in a separate living area. The property features an on-site business center, guest laundry facilities, a 24-hour fitness center, free parking, an indoor pool, and a free hot breakfast.

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson is a modern five-story property within walking distance of Penn State. The hotel offers guests a free hot breakfast, an indoor pool with hot tub, a business center, a fitness center, and a beautiful lobby with a fireplace and sitting area. Guest rooms are traditionally decorated and feature mini-fridges, TVs, free Wi-Fi, coffee makers, and microwaves. Suites add whirlpool tubs.

Top Attractions in University Park, PA

If you're hoping to explore the Pennsylvania State University campus but aren't sure where to start, these suggestions should help. The Arboretum at Penn State is the campus's most highly rated attraction. When the weather is nice, The Arboretum is a must-see, as it offers a variety of beautiful gardens and an interactive children's area, all free of charge. When you want to take a relaxing stroll and shoot some photographs, this is the place to go.

Palmer Museum of Art is a world-class art museum located on campus. The museum's permanent collection consists of American and European drawings, paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs, plus European and Japanese ceramics, paintings, jades, and prints. You'll also find objects from ancient African, Near Eastern, and European cultures.

Exploring Penn State is a massive undertaking, but it's worth the effort. Regardless of your reasons for visiting University Park, you can find the perfect hotel in the immediate area that meets your needs and budget.

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