5 star hotels in Bellefonte, PA

1. Reynolds Mansion

  • Address: 101 W Linn St, Bellefonte, PA 16823
  • Phone: (814) 353-8407
  • Ratings: 4.9 (367 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Reynolds Mansion
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Luxe B&B in a brownstone offering 800-thread-count sheets, antique furnishings & 3-course breakfast.

About this hotel

This luxe B&B is set in an 1880s Victorian brownstone mansion near a quaint town center. It’s 6 minute’s drive from Interstate Highway 99 offering access to Pennsylvania State University, 9.4 miles away.Polished rooms are decked out with antique furnishing and ornate period fittings. All have private bathrooms, 800-thread-count sheets, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Some add fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs and massage showers.A 3-course breakfast with gluten-free and vegetarian/vegan options is included. There’s a billiards room, and a lounge with complimentary brandy.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • Walking distance to Bellefonte Art Museum and Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society at Talleyrand Park
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests liked “gourmet”, mentioned 13 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Alison Allman

We have stayed in many B&B’s over the years to celebrate our anniversary This was by far one of the nicest The mansion is on the National register of Historic places and has been in existence since 1886

The building has been very well maintained and is beautiful inside and out We were greeted by our hostess Tricia and given a tour and brief explanation of the mansion We selected the Green room for our stay and were glad we did It was large, clean, decorated nicely, and comfortable They had recently installed a large jetted tub that was so awesome Even my over 6ft husband fit comfortably, which never happens Our 3 course breakfast prepared by our host Mike was delicious and enjoyed in a pretty dining room A great start to our day I highly recommend you stay here and you will be well taken care of by the friendly innkeepers Tricia and Mike

Mike Mann

What an amazing place The mansion is incredible inside and out We stayed in the Penn State room and it was decorated with a lot of Penn State memorabilia

Very spacious room with a whirlpool bath and a very comfortable bed Mike and Tricia are amazing hosts They make you feel comfortable from the moment you enter and will do anything to make your stay great The breakfasts were delicious and the service was top- notch We’ve stayed in a lot of B&Bs but our stay at the Reynolds Mansion was by far the best! We highly recommend it and we can’t wait to go back!

David Kingsley

First time ever at a B&B Our visit to the Reynolds Mansion was a wonderful experience It was great to learn about the mansion from our hosts, and very nice conversing with the other guests

The area was perfect for walking around and relaxation The gourmet breakfasts were delicious Tricia and Mike were wonderful hosts We plan to return in the future! Very highly recommend

2. Hilton Garden Inn State College (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern hotel with a landscaped courtyard is a 1.4-mile drive from Bryce Jordan Center and 1.5 miles from Beaver Stadium.All relaxed rooms offer flat-screen TVs, free WiFi and custom-designed beds, plus microwaves and minifridges. Suites add sitting areas with pull-out sofas.A cooked-to-order breakfast is available (fee), and there’s a restaurant with a global cuisine, plus a chic lounge and a 24-hour pantry. Guests can also visit the fitness center, heated indoor pool and spa. Additional amenities include complimentary parking, meeting rooms and a 24/7 business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms
  • Walking distance to Centre County Historical Society and Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • 13 min drive to University Park Airport
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • Guests liked the chic bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Christina Muller

My favorite place to stay in State College!Lovely hotel with clean, generous, comfortable rooms Good floor plan layout too, its never a schlep to get to your room no matter where it is in the hotelThe staff is above and beyond awesome, really accommodated all of our needs and were super friendly and helpful

And the food is fantastic! Chef Stephanie put together a fabulous menuLove staying here!


Very nice hotel Pool, hot tub, and working on-site restaurant We had a king bed room with whirlpool tub

The room was kind of small (for us) but nicely appointedThe bed was very comfortable but the pillows were very ‘loose’ and had that crinkling sound whenever you would move I wished I Had remembered to bring my own from homeBathroom was nice, clean, and had a selection of shampoos, soap, conditioners, etc We had the whirlpool tub Those are great after a long drive! The tub worked fine but the water pressure was low so it did take a while to fill to the proper level Only wished they had left us more towels rather than the 2 we had

Bre Reane

Had a 2 night stay, did early check in Staff was very friendly, room and pool area was clean Bed was comfortable but the pillows left much to be desired

We got a room with the whirlpool tub but unfortunately it did not work When I made staff aware, maintenance was right on it but unfortunately, they were waiting on parts so, theres that Also, breakfast is not complimentary, buffet was available for purchase While I enjoyed the stay overall, the price just is too much for me to want to stay again

3. Riffles and Runs B & B (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 217 N Spring St, Bellefonte, PA 16823
  • Phone: (814) 353-8109
  • Ratings: 4.8 (10 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Riffles and Runs B & B
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Traditional rooms with a shared bathroom in a Victorian house with antiques & cooked breakfast.

About this hotel

This Victorian house bed-and-breakfast is 2 blocks from downtown, a 3-minute walk from Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County and 10.5 miles from the town of State College.The 2 elegant, wood-floored rooms have traditional decor and furnishings, and they share a bathroom.Cooked breakfast is served in the antiques-filled dining room, and fly-fishing advice and guide services are also available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Bellefonte Art Museum and Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society at Talleyrand Park
  • 15 min drive to University Park Airport

Feedback From Real Customers

Erika Vladimirov

My husband and I will be staying here every time we come to this area Not only is the b&b located in a great spot close to restaurants and rivers and creeks, the owners are the sweetest most helpful people I have ever met The rooms and bathroom are beautiful and clean with everything you need

Connie makes the most AMAZING breakfast we have ever tasted and makes it at the time you ask for! Each meal was more tasty and beautiful than the last Steve was so kind and so helpful He literally drove us to show us fishing spots because we were new to the area Absolutely incredible

Roger Spahr

We spent two nights separated at the beginning and the end of our trip East to visit family What an amazing oasis of calm and quiet Room and bath super clean and towels and robes fluffy

We did not have other families or guest to compete for bathroom time but having to share isn’t an issue as it was clear where to place towels etc when finished Breakfast was probably the best of any BnB I have ever stayed Hopefully you can experience the Crème Brûlée French toast Connie and Steve marvelous hosts and worth your consideration for an extraordinary stay

Mark Fleeger

Very nice place and people are awesome but the reason for 3 stars are: they have a full size bed and a shared restroom so keep that in mind when booking When we went to use the bathroom it was tied up for almost 45 minutes They also did nothing (no housekeeping)to the bathroom and/or our room

We went in to the bathroom their dirty wash clothes & ours plus towels were still in there on the tub

4. The Nature Inn at Bald Eagle

About this hotel

Sitting by a lake in Bald Eagle State Park, this nature preserve B&B is a 19-minute drive from Interstate 80.Standard rooms offer lake or forest views. Amenities include satellite TV and WiFi, plus microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add dining or living areas.There’s a library, a patio with a grill and fire pit, and a discovery center that loans birdwatching packs. The state park offers 11 miles of hiking trails and 23 miles of shoreline for fishing, plus a beach. Hot breakfast is included, and lunch packages are available (surcharge).

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have refrigerators and kitchenettes
  • 7 min drive to Bald Eagle State Park
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned “hiking” 16 times
  • Guests mentioned “birdwatching” 11 times

Feedback From Real Customers

James Marks

The Lodge is very neat and clean! Our lake facing room on the second floor was nicely laid out, very clean and made me feel comfortableThe staff are very pleasant, helpful and friendlyBreakfast was very good

Dinner had to be ordered in advance and came as a boxed meal I believe that changes after April 24 Our dinners were excellent

Courtney Renae Films

I filmed a wedding at this venue and it was lovely! Kashia and the staff were all amazing and helpful and the grounds are amazing and well kept! You truly cannot beat the view that the nature inn provides of the mountains and lake Truly incredible I also hosted my sisters baby shower here and it was the perfect venue for it! Highly recommend to all future couples looking for a wedding/event venue!

Kate M

This is a gem for families They welcomed us with crayons and coloring sheets There is a common area with other nature-oriented books and games for children

And the trails that originate from the inn were perfect for nature walks for little legsThe room was very comfortable and meticulously clean with gorgeous views, including bird watching from the balcony The hearty breakfast fueled us for long days enjoying the outdoors The wide patio and firepit seating were perfect for relaxing with coffee each morning and eveningMy only wish would be for brighter lights in the bathroom But that is a very small issue and didn’t detract from the magic we felt during our stayWe love the Nature Inn and will be visiting again

5. The Queen, A Victorian Bed and Breakfast (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This Victorian-themed B&B occupies a 19th-century building, 7 minutes’ drive from Interstate 99. It’s 9.5 miles from Penn State University and 14.1 miles from the Penn’s Cave limestone cavern and wildlife park.All rooms are individually furnished with antiques and have en suite bathrooms. In-room amenities include free Wi-Fi, minifridges and microwaves. A separate apartment and a 3-bedroom cottage each have their own kitchen.There’s a Victorian-style lounge, a patio and a garden. Free hot and cold drinks are available all day.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • Walking distance to Bellefonte Art Museum and Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society at Talleyrand Park
  • 16 min drive to University Park Airport
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Maribeth Garcia

Wow! What a gem! We are so fortunate to have stumbled upon Nancy’s beautiful home It was the perfect stay for our family/girls weekend The accommodations were exactly what we needed

Lots of space and privacy The beds and sheets were very comfortable! Everything was very clean We loved the spectacular gardens and sitting on the quiet porch We are so appreciative of Nancy and her hospitality We can’t wait to come back

Mima Gonzalez

My fiance surprised me for a romantic night It is a lovely home filled with beauty Nancy is very hospitable

However, it ended up not being a romantic stay because the room above us had a child that kept us up from 2:30 – 3:30 am then again at 6 am Also, when we returned from dinner there was dog poop near the downstairs fireplace and table for two where we had waffles for breakfast the next morning Unfortunately our experience wasn’t as good as others!

Tom Bovo

Recently stayed there on a trip across Pennsylvania, and then again on the way back It was clean, comfortable, relaxing, unique, and friendly, in a town that can only be described as clean, comfortable, relaxing, and friendly The Queen is a welcome step up from a chain, and they were dog friendly, so our 1 year old Brittany was welcomed

The other guests were part of the charm, and I highly recommend having breakfast in the garden

6. Carnegie House (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 100 Cricklewood Dr, State College, PA 16803
  • Phone: (814) 234-2424
  • Ratings: 4.7 (180 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Carnegie House
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Refined, antiques-filled rooms & a spa, plus free hot breakfast & an airport shuttle.

About this hotel

Overlooking Toftrees Golf Course, this stylish hotel is 3.3 miles from Penn State University and 3.2 miles from University Park Airport.Elegant, individually decorated rooms include antique furnishings, Italian linens, soaking tubs and free Wi-Fi.A made-to-order breakfast is complimentary, as is an airport shuttle. There’s an on-site, upscale restaurant, and the full-service spa offers individual treatments, as well as treatment/lodging packages. Other amenities include a business center, library and conference facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • 6 min drive to Penn State All-Sports Museum
  • 8 min drive to University Park Airport
  • Guests praised the on-site restaurant
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Rebecca Malamed

FRAUDULENT BUSINESS- DO NOT MAKE A HOTEL RESERVATIONWe booked a hotel reservation at Carnegie House and received an electronic confirmation however, when we arrived at the hotel they claimed that they did not have a reservation for us We asked if they had a room and the front desk manager said that he did not know and he needed to call his manager who was not onsite He refused to call the manager in front of us and instead went into the back to call

When he came back he said that they did not have a room Clearly they had a room because he had the hotel computer in front of him He said that the manager did not answer, so how did he suddenly know that he did not have a room?He also said that they were having issues with 3rd party sites overbooking the hotel However, we did not book with a 3rd party site We booked with the hotel directly If they knew that they were having issues with overbooking, why did they not bother to alert everyone who had a reservation online that there may be a problem?We had traveled from the West Coast and this happened at 9:45 PM, so it was very late and we had no place to stayWhat is very odd is that I called the hotel the day before to check on amenities in the room We were left a message by the hotel to say that they were looking forward to our arrival Another odd thing is that they had our personal information in their system How was that possible if they did not have our reservation? We had never stayed at the hotel beforeThe front desk person said that the manager would contact us first thing the next morning when she was back in Of course, we never heard anything the next day or any day afterUnless you want to be stranded in State College without a room, I recommend that you NOT make a reservation to stay at this hotel

David Kolesar

Restaurant review (I did not stay)The chefs do a really good job of preparing classy dishes that aren’t pretentious That’s actually a hard act to pull off, and both times I went here I was satisfied

Everything I had was superb, but the real winners tonight were the wild mushroom risotto and the lamb wellington My immediate impression was that the apple dessert is probably the crown jewel of the desert menu, but I wound up going with the chocolate tart instead I don’t even normally like fruit with my chocolate, but honestly I couldn’t think of any way to possibly improve that dish even if I wanted to It was really greatThe vegetables in the salads were succulent and, from my taste, fresh I think they’re grown locally The chilled lobster salad was also very good, but don’t be afraid to add a little more pepper if the server offers itOn that note, the wait staff was also phenomenal (Toni also was an excellent server) The food and service were timed perfectlyThe only quibble I have is that I wish they didn’t serve the oysters on a bed of seaweed I get that it’s fragrant and adds to the presentation of the dish, but I personally don’t like inedible, decorative components on my plate That said, that’s more personal preference than anything (and I still order these every time I go)If you’re on the fence, this a great option in State College for fine dining Give it a shot

Jeremy Yowell

While in town for graduation we decided to stay at Carnegie house and had a delightful time The front desk was extremely helpful, and accommodated us throughout the trip The rooms were clean and nicely decorated, and the bathrooms were quite large

We’d definitely come back!

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7. Hampton Inn & Suites Lamar (2-star hotel)

  • Address: 24 Hospitality Ln, Mill Hall, PA 17751
  • Phone: (570) 726-3939
  • Ratings: 4.3 (564 reviews) Very good Eco-certified
  • Website : Hampton Inn & Suites Lamar
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Modern hotel offering free parking, Wi-Fi & hot breakfast, plus an exercise room & an indoor pool.

About this hotel

Set in a rural area off I-80, this modern hotel is 5.3 miles from Belles Springs Golf Course.The informal rooms offer flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and desks, as well as free Wi-Fi and custom-designed beds. Suites add kitchenettes and sofabeds.There’s an indoor pool and an exercise room, in addition to free hot breakfast (or weekday breakfast bags to go). Other amenities include free parking, a business center and a meeting room.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean, large rooms and liked the beds
  • 10 min drive to Spook Haven Haunted House
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 14 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a pool

Feedback From Real Customers

dom scarola

Hampton Inn, Lamar, PA- June 19, 2022 stayThis was the last night we stayed in a hotel on our way back from California This Hampton Inn is nestled among the hills along route 80 It was a beautiful spot

My wife and I have travelled across the country many times On our last trip we hit a deer on the second day going from New York to California We were stranded in Akron, Ohio for six nights while our car was being repaired When we got our car to Serra Honda (Akron), we could see a Hampton Inn from the repair bay and we decided to stay there while we waited for the car to be repairedWe also travel with our beloved Black Lab, Greta Most of the Hampton Inns were pet-friendly and had grounds which were conducive to pets Greta seemed to enjoy each room since they were set up in a similar mannerAfter our car was repaired we decided that we would stay at Hampton Inns while we travelled cross-country, both ways The Hampton Inns are all pretty similar and all are pretty comfortable What set them apart from each other are the personnel and the morning breakfastSince I am rating each hotel, I will rate these specific criteria (5- best/1- worse):• Front Desk/Check-in: 5• Room Cleanliness: 5• Appropriate Pet Areas: 5• Morning Breakfast: 5

David Centeno

Booked room through Hilton App with confirmation received Showed up after long drive and the front desk (Autumn) says they do not have any rooms available even though we were booked and reserved Offered to open up a blocked off room that has no air conditioning

Unbelievable really Hilton is usually great about customer service but those place should not be considered part of the Hilton family There are other nearby hotels so I would suggest staying elsewhere!

Ashok Vardhan

This hotel is in hospitality lane with NO hospitality at all Not even worth of 1 ⭐️I booked this over phone to stay one night on my way to NY with family and that one night stay was miserable At first i was given wrong room and realized that after going to 3rd floor with baby and luggage, upon calling front desk I am told to come downstairs and sort it out

Again In the middle of the night I got call to landline phone and asked to come downstairs as there was an issue with the payment (midnight) And in the morning I woke up with a big surprise NO WATER AT ALL and the management was not responsive about it and I had to book another hotel just to use bathroom and fresh-up tocontinue my journeyI made a mistake choosing this hotel

8. Courtyard by Marriott State College (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This hotel is 1.9 miles from Pennsylvania State University and 2.3 miles from the Columbus Chapel and Boal Mansion Museum.Contemporary-styled rooms offer free WiFi, desks, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas, minifridges and microwaves.Social spaces include a living room-style lobby and an outdoor courtyard. The American restaurant serves breakfast and dinner as well as all-day drinks, including Starbucks coffee. There’s also a business center with workstations and printers, and a meeting room. Other amenities include an indoor pool, whirlpool and exercise room, plus onsite parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 5 min drive to the Boal Mansion
  • 16 min drive to University Park Airport
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 10 times
  • Guests mentioned beds 12 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • Guests liked the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Jason Brandt

I’ll start with the steps The best I have seen in dozens of hotels Carpeted, well lit, clean and easy to find

I only used the elevator once upon arrival and then it was step time The room was clean and well laid out The bathroom had a fan that actually worked to quickly remove air from the toilet/ shower area The mattresses was on the firm side but not uncomfortable The pool was nice as was the fitness center The end of the pool room is glass block with plants and a fountain In the evening hours of summer the Sun may shine though the glass giving this indoor pool an outdoor feel Two notes for improvement First is the bright green LED lights behind the tv that shine in your eyes as you leave the bathroom in the middle of the night The second is the ice maker The second floor ice maker I was barely working despite my best efforts I used the maker on another floor and told the front desk The reply “We know, we are waiting on the repairs to happen” If they knew, why didn’t the put a sign on the ice machine Overall I would gladly stay here again

Rita Russell

I arrived from Colorado for a week’s visit with my daughter I came in on a delayed flight and was super tired from traveling since early that morning It may sound odd, but I stopped by the Bistro and requested a large cup of black coffee before I headed up to my room

The staff noticed there wasn’t much fresh coffee left and immediately brewed a fresh pot! It was the perfect way to end my long day Then each morning and evening, Jose Felix and his staff remembered my request and prepared my coffee for me without me having to say a wordThis excellent service continued throughout my entire trip!


Hotel staff were friendly enough and helpful They had a water leak that shut all of their systems down so had to check in the old-fashioned way That meant the TV kept turning off and turning back on thinking a new guest was checking in and out

For the hotel itself, it is certainly showing its age and badly in need of a remodel It is pretty dingy and worn out Paint missing from doors and walls Rusty door handles Musty smell in the halls and our room Everything is just very out of date and well used

9. Graduate State College (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

An 11-minute walk from Penn State University, this fashionable hotel in Downtown is a 15-minute walk from the Palmer Museum of Art and 3 miles from I-99.Warmly decorated rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, as well as sitting areas and safes. Suites add wet bars, dining areas, and separate living rooms with sofabeds.Loaner bikes and an area shuttle are complimentary. Other amenities include a country-style cafe/bar, a 24-hour gym, and a vintage-chic lounge with a library and an elegant chandelier. Breakfast and parking are available for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms and the beds
  • 7 min walk to Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Art Gallery
  • 14 min drive to University Park Airport
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests praised the architecture
  • Some guests complained about the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Avery Paul

Came for one night after a vacation to DC coming back to Michigan Wonderful hotel I loved the area, but also the room was very nice

2 queen beds, but it had a place to sit, in a chair, a desk, and a little sitting area by the door Bathroom was nice too Would definitely return if we were ever in the area Well done with the cleaning too

Michelle Voss

The Graduate hotel chain is such a great unique experience every location you go to Our Penn state room was highly detailed with lots of extras – fun old fashioned phone, awesome lamps, and very clean bathroom Convenient restaurant on premise

This location is currently undergoing some renovations here and there but we still enjoyed our few days there

Sheila Beebe

This was our third stay here, and will stay here every time we pass through town Clean, well-appointed rooms, on site restaurant and bar (always check hours with the front desk, as they do vary), helpful and friendly staff Good location in walking distance to restaurants and bars as well

On site parking We had a small problem with room on stay #2 and it was immediately fixed A little pricey but well worth it

10. Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, State College (Penn State Area), PA (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern hotel is a 14-minute walk from Penn State University and 2 miles from Beaver Stadium.The warm rooms come with free Wi-Fi, TVs and fridges, as well as microwaves and coffeemakers. Suites add pull-out sofas; some offer whirlpool tubs.Hot breakfast and a local shuttle are complimentary. There’s also an indoor pool and a hot tub. Other amenities include fitness and business centers, and a relaxed lobby lounge with a fireplace.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 14 min walk to Centre County Historical Society
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 10 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has weight machines
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Kristy D

Amazing hotel Great hospitality, staff was very friendly Room looked brand new and hallways smelled fresh

Beds were comfortable Breakfast was fresh, hot and tasty We were there for the weekend but decided to leave after my daughter didn’t make the team she was trying out for, they only charged me one night without me even asking, wow! Most places would have preferred to get money than my loyalty Will definitely be staying here again!

Steven Mattos

Excellent establishment Very clean and nicely decorated lobby and dining area The included breakfast was superb

Well stocked with numerous choices to chose from Items included breakfast tacos, two types of scrambled eggs, waffles, oatmeal (with the fixings), variety of cold cereals, bread, bagels, pastries, fresh fruit, and all the usual beverages Area was constantly cleaned and the entire staff was pleasant Highly recommended you consider staying at this fine establishment when visiting Penn State University

Amber Mccloskey

My son and I stayed here for A Penn state health study This hotel is so nice Our room was very clean, the beds are so comfy, and the staff are friendly

The pool and hot tub are so nice,what makes them even better is they are open until 12am! The breakfast was a hot breakfast Had eggs and bacon We definitely enjoyed ourselves Can’t wait to come stay again

11. Toftrees Golf Resort (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Surrounded by pine trees, this tranquil golf resort is less than a mile from Interstate 99, 3 miles from The Arboretum at Penn State, and 8 miles from the hiking trails on Mount Nittany.Understated rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add minifridges, microwaves and balconies. Suites provide living rooms with pull-out sofas. Kids stay at no charge with an adult. Room service is available.Parking is complimentary. There’s a farm-to-table restaurant/bar. Other amenities include a fitness center and a volleyball court, plus an 18-hole golf course, and a seasonal heated outdoor pool with a kids’ section.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the beds
  • 7 min drive to Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the farm-to-table restaurant
  • Guests liked “hamburgers”, mentioned 66 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

brian todd

We just did a golf getaway here over the weekend We saw some of the negative reviews before our trip, and we experienced NONE of this The condition of the golf course was great overall, and the resort is in a beautiful area

The hotel was fine The room was clean, beds were fine, fast internet, newer television, etc We had dinner (the specialty burgers) in the restaurant and they were great We also were treated to a buffet breakfast in the restaurant on our final morning, before enjoying another round on the super nice course (which was essentially wide open both days) Everyone at the facility (including hotel and golf course personnel, and golf club members) were super nice We’ve added this place to our “well kept secret golf escape locations” list and would go back in a heartbeat

Christy Shields

We had our wedding at Toftrees Golf Resort and they were so organized and helpful through the entire weekend The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating A big thank you to Katie for helping us plan our wedding and staying the entire evening to make sure everything went perfectly

She has a wedding reception down to a science and was so kind to bring us food from our cocktail hour and make sure we ate first so we could go around and greet our guests Also during set up my mom raved at how wonderful Katie was to work with and get everything together Thank you for hosting our special day! All of our guests loved the weekend spent at Toftrees and said how delicious the food was all weekend too

Howard K. Glantz

For the price only It reminds me of the sprawling Catskills hotels where you can walk forever to find a fitness center which is poorly maintained at best and open limited hours The pool doesn’t open in the morning until 10 and closes early too

If you stay here ask early for a renovated room We’ll located with Wegmans and every other chain nearby and right off the highway Generally clean – easy free parking

12. The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

On the Pennsylvania State University campus off of I-99, this modern hotel is 2 miles from Beaver Stadium, 2.4 miles from the Bryce Jordan Center and 5.5 miles from University Park Airport.Straightforward rooms have free WiFi, work spaces and flat-screen TVs, as well as minifridges, wet bars and coffeemakers; suites have separate living areas and pull-out sofas.Free perks include parking and shuttle service to the airport and area attractions, as well as a fitness center and an indoor pool. There are 2 restaurants, and conference and event space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the kitchenettes
  • 5 min drive to Millbrook Marsh Nature Center
  • Guests praised the service, which has a concierge
  • Guests liked “brunch”, mentioned 26 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests liked the fitness center, which has weight machines
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Tom DeSantis

Stayed here with my crew (I’m a photographer) last weekend The whole day occurred at the venue, from the morning through to the ceremony and the event It went great

Was very convenient for everything to be in one place with the space to host it all with room to spareThe room was nice and had a pullout couch, too, which was greatWould definitely recommend The Penn Stater to anyone looking to host an event or wedding in the areaWill come back to this review to post pics!

Christopher Jones

Everyone from the front desk staff to the servers to housekeepers were very friendly The fastest hotel elevators I’ve ever been in My 2 queen bed room was very clean and very cozy with a very comfortable bed

little bonus- I was on the 4th floor and there was a great view of the horizon over the trees the only petty gripe I have is that the bathroom was small The hotel has 2 restaurants, The Pub and The Garden Breakfast at the garden was standard breakfast, I didn’t get a chance to have the Sunday brunch but it looked incredible The Pub has a nice assortment of salads and sandwiches I had the Caesar and House Steak salad and both were great They are known for their Reuben and there is a good reason for it it was incredible! The crispy coated french fries were great also You will not leave there hungry, i guarantee it The fitness center has a nice little variety of machines with some weights Nothing exciting but totally gets the job done The pool area looked clean, but I didn’t partake The campus/ downtown area and major stores are within a 5 minute drive Would stay there again for sure


I wasn’t there for a conference, just an overnight stay Staff, pub and lobby are great But, the industrial design of the early 90s interior isn’t holding up

If hospital designs are your thing, you’ll feel rejuvenated at the Penn Stater Come on! Isn’t this supposed to be Penn State? Work that junk! In the rooms, let’s see some PSU blue and white, add some nice Penn State prints to the walls, and for god’s sake, put blankets/comforters on the beds for some weight- it felt like I was sleeping under a curtain runner Check! You’ll also see that reasonably sized TVs have come down incredibly from 2005- no need for guests to fumble with binoculars So, great people, great downstairs But, upstairs it has only slightly more charm and sophistication of a local maternity ward or mental hospital Sort of weird

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