The Nittany Lion Inn

Hotel, Hotel Bar, and Restaurant
200 W Park Ave (at N Atherton St.), State College, PA 16803, United States
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Yes (incl. American Express)

The Nittany Lion Inn is a Colonial-styled hotel run by Penn State University's Hospitality Services Program.


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    Alexa A.
    "The rooms are also extremely cozy and beautifully furnished."(2 Tips)
    Kayla I.
    "The Nittany Lion Inn has a great staff, great lobby and great food."(3 Tips)
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  • brunch buffet
  • lobster bisque
  • fireplaces
  • cozy
  • comfortable
  • breakfast food
  • people watching
  • jazz music
  • films
  • beer
  • dinner
  • staff
  • Elk
  • clean rooms
  • Christopher L.

    Enjoy an Apple in the lobby and visit Whisker's for a drink. Try the Elk Creek Copper Ale.

    Christopher Long · December 28, 2014
  • Jennifer T.

    Very comfortable and clean rooms. The bed was comfy too!

    Jennifer Tarrant · June 20, 2013
  • Jeff R.

    If you have a Virginia license, the receptionists always comment on not being able to smile...which will make you smile on the spot.

    Jeff Reyes · October 2, 2012
  • Jeff R.

    No two rooms here are exactly the same!

    Jeff Reyes · October 2, 2012
  • josh J.

    Terrible billing pratices! I was charged a "no show fee" which they said they would waive, then it showed up on my bill. DO NOT TRUST THEM!

    josh Jackson · August 16, 2012
  • Saving Places

    The Inn has hosted Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and Lyndon Johnson, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, film star Helen Hayes, and jazz great Louis Armstrong.

    Saving Places · April 22, 2012
  • George O.

    Ensure you get a windshield parking ticket from reception if parking in front lot.

    George O'Neill · February 24, 2012
  • Kathleen W.

    If your parents are visiting, I advise you to have them stay here. It's far away from the chaos of College Ave. It's a convenient location and the staff is always helpful.

    Kathleen Warner · February 19, 2012
  • Kayla I.

    Looking for a cozy and close to campus place to stay? Look no further! The Nittany Lion Inn has a great staff, great lobby and great food. Make sure to check out their brunch buffet on Sundays!

    Kayla Inserra · February 17, 2012
  • Dan M.

    I love the fireplace in the lobby. Great place to read, study, work, people watch, or just relax.

    Dan Merson · December 3, 2011
  • Barnes N.

    When it comes to textbooks, the bookstore gives you options. Save over 25% on used books and you're sure to get your books in the correct edition.

    Barnes Noble · December 2, 2011
  • Shane M.

    Enjoying the PSU Turf conference.

    Shane Miller · November 16, 2011
  • Nicki Y.

    Best lobster bisque!

    Nicki Yankoski · October 25, 2011
  • Alexa A.

    The Nittany Lion Inn has such a great lobby that allows guests to feel at home. The rooms are also extremely cozy and beautifully furnished.

    Alexa Agugliaro · October 4, 2011
  • AT&T

    Another great reason to stay here: AT&T Wi-Fi is one of the many amenities here for guests. It’s fast and easy to connect.

    AT&T · September 16, 2011
  • PSU-Lion D.

    Soft, soft beds. Tough to get a reservation.

    PSU-Lion Di · September 7, 2010
  • Joseph M.

    For an excellent Penn State stay, choose the Nittany Lion Inn.

    Joseph Mays · July 3, 2010