"Not worth the price. The hotel was nice, the room was clean, and the bed was comfortable. We ordered room service and got good food and pleasant service. However, the noise level in the hallway and from other rooms was out of control. I called the front desk and was offered another room, but it was late and the staff wouldn't help me move. I expected better service. Don't stay here during a Penn State game weekend. I certainly wouldn't stay here again.2017-04-27"
"Great hotel. The room was clean, the staff was friendly and professional, and breakfast was good.2018-08-03"
"The hotel was nice and clean, and the bed and pillows were so comfortable that I fell asleep almost immediately and slept through the night. Good complimentary breakfast, too. I'd stay here agian.2018-07-10"
"I had an enjoyable stay. Breakfast and the complimentary evening meal were nice. Give this hotel a try.2018-04-21"
"The hotel was old and in disrepair. There was a funky smell throughout the building. I wouldn't stay here again.2017-10-08"
"The hotel rates were expensive for the Penn State game weekend, but the staff went out of their way to make it enjoyable and worth every penny. One downside was that the shower floor was extremely slippery. The pool, whirlpool, and workout room were great, and the breakfast buffet was excellent.2017-10-04"
"The hotel was clean, and the staff was friendly. Because of Covid, there was a bag breakfast instead of a buffet.2020-10-12"
"The hotel was clean, breakfast was excellent, and parking was easy. Stay here.2017-07-30"
"I had a pleasant hotel stay.2017-06-23"
"Good experience. The room was clean and inviting, and the bed was soft and cozy. The check-in clerk was informative and interested in our travels. Enjoyed the breakfast and coffee, and there was a sports bar next door that offered a discount to hotel guests. Great place to stay.2015-08-30"
"Great location. A clean, lovely hotel. I had a nice stay.2019-08-22"
"Clean hotel room with comfortable beds. My only complaint is that the pillows were lumpy. Housekeeping was extremely diligent, and the staff was helpful and welcoming. Make sure you put the Do Not Disturb sign on the door if you don't want to be woken up early. There were several restaurants and stores nearby, and Penn State wasn't far away. 2016-10-25"
"The decor was nice, and the bed was comfortable. I wanted to take a bath, but the bathtub was dirty. There were some loud guests in the hallway when I was trying to sleep. Parking permits had to be displayed in the car window. No breakfast.2019-10-23"
"We had a pleasant hotel stay. We forgot shampoo, but the staff provided some. A fuse blew, and it was promptly fixed. No breakfast provided.2017-12-18"
"The hotel was practically on campus. The room was clean and quiet, and the staff was friendly.2017-08-28"
"Everything was great, and I was impressed with this hotel. No continental breakfast, though. Definitely stay here.2016-12-31"
"The hotel decor was beautiful, and the room was clean. Friendly personnel. I had a nice, quiet stay.2016-12-22"
"The hotel was conveniently located. The room was clean, the staff was friendly and helpful, and check-in was quick.2018-03-19"
"Good location for Penn State visits. Nice hotel with friendly employees. All the amenities were great, from the fridge and microwave in the room to the breakfast and cookies. Unfortunately, the bed was so firm that it was really uncomfortable, and the showerhead was too low. 2016-10-27"
"The hotel room was clean but small. Breakfast ended at 9:30 AM sharp on the weekend.2016-10-20"
"The hotel was clean and inviting, and the front desk clerks were helpful. Good breakfast. Great place to stay.2016-08-31"
"The hotel was clean and quiet. Pleasant service. I'd stay here again.2017-10-17"
"Conveniently located. Great place to stay for a reasonable price. The check-in clerk was informative and helpful, and service was above and beyond. Nice continental breakfast. I'd stay at this hotel again.2017-07-31"
"Conveniently located. The hotel room was clean and spacious. The employees were helpful, pleasant, and friendly. Great place to stay if you're not looking for a lot of bells and whistles.2017-05-01"
"Clean hotel. The front desk clerk was pleasant, informative, and helped in every way he could. We'd stay here again.2016-10-23"
"Basic hotel. The room was clean and well-maintained, and the staff was efficient and pleasant.2016-08-20"
"The hotel was old and needed renovation. The beds were too small. Don't stay here.2019-06-11"
"Well worth the price. I was very satisfied with this hotel stay.2017-01-05"
"I was satisfied with my hotel stay.2017-01-03"
"The room was clean but looked a little run-down. The beds were comfortable. The bathroom was clean but small. Friendly staff. There was a lot of college traffic, and it could be a little noisy. The hotel was fine for an overnight stay.2016-04-04"
"The hotel was clean, but the beds were too firm for us. The restaurant food was overpriced and not that good, but the bar area was nice. No refills allowed at the breakfast buffet.2015-10-22"
On place pages like this, we order hotels from lowest cost to highest except we list low-rated hotels at the bottom of the page.
Most of our competitors order these same hotels in other ways that make them more money.
How Do We Define Motel?
To us, motels are smaller lodgings that have rooms you can enter directly from the parking area.
At hotels, on the other hand, you can enter your room only through a hall inside the building.
Hotel Booking Tips
Beware of non-refundable reservations that could cost you a lot of money if you change or cancel them. +Non-refundable reservations are a gamble that will usually save you less than $10. If you make a $90 non-refundable reservation instead of a $100 refundable booking, you are betting $90 to win $10. Would you do that in Las Vegas? -
Don't assume you can cancel a non-refundable reservation without penalty if you notify the hotel weeks or even months in advance. +Often you cannot because some hotels' profit strategy is to get paid more than once for the same room for the same night. -
Always read cancellation policies carefully before you make a reservation. + When is the latest date and time you can cancel without penalty? - More >
When you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. Take a copy with you to the hotel.
The earlier in the afternoon you check into a hotel, the more likely you will get a room or suite that matches your preferences.