The Nittany Lion Inn

Access to all things Penn State

When you check into the Nittany Lion Inn, you get more than a heritage New England Inn experience. The on-campus location means you get access to everything Penn State has to offer from Big Ten football to the Palmer Museum of Art—and there's a free, on-call shuttle to get you there and back. 

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Big Ten football & comfort food in a Pennsylvania cherrywood pub

What it's like

WhiskersThe town of State College offers restaurants and a well-known live music scene—but when you're ready to wind down, the Nittany Lion Inn's library, verandas and lobby are calm and quiet spots for a cocktail. For an elegant evening, try white-linen dining on Wagyu beef or wild sockeye salmon in the Dining Room. The pub is a lively, more casual setting, with an upscale college town vibe and a late night menu.

Independent spirit

Traditional, academic and totally unstuffy

Small touches

The inn's exercise room has both cardio machines and free weights—guests also have free access to the sister property's lap pool and fitness center at the Penn Stater.

Eat and drink

Dine on pub-style comfort food (from lobster bisque to bison meatloaf) with a full bar at Whiskers, indoors under the Pennsylvania cherrywood domed ceiling or on the terrace. The Dining Room offers a more formal menu with a wine list and Sunday brunch.

The Nittany Lion Inn dining

And more

A skylit atrium and traditional-elegant ballrooms are part of the inn's 20,000 sq. ft. of event space. Wedding and event coordinators are on hand to help you plan.

The Nittany Lion Inn meetings & events

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Rooms & Rates


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Location

The Nittany Lion Inn is on the campus of Pennsylvania State University, with easy access to all major highways. University Park Airport is 5 miles away (the Inn offers a complimentary shuttle there and back) and the city of Harrisburg is 90 miles away.

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Amenities

Guest Services

  • Concierge
  • Gift shop
  • Complimentary valet-parking
  • Complimentary self-parking
  • Complimentary shuttle service

Eat & Drink

  • Room service
  • The Dining Room
  • Whiskers

Fitness & Recreation

  • Fitness center
  • Access to facilities at The Penn Stater, including a lap pool

Business Services

  • Fax and copy services

Meetings & Events

  • Meeting space
  • Comprehensive meeting services
  • 20,000 square feet of event space

In-room amenities

  • Free high-speed wireless Internet access
  • All rooms are smoke-free
  • HDTV with movie channels
  • Alarm Clock w/iPod docking station
  • Hairdryer
  • Workspace with data ports
  • Gilchrist & Soames toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Keurig Coffee maker

Cancellation policy

Cancellations are required 24 hrs prior to arrival, 30 days for special events.
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Meetings + Events

With The Nittany Lion Inn’s twelve spacious event rooms and flexible floor plans, they can host any size event—from small, intimate birthday celebrations to large family reunions and gatherings. Transform your event into something memorable when you choose accommodations at this boutique hotel.

 

Room

Size

Dimensions

Banquet

Reception

U-shape

Theater

Classroom

Conference

Ballroom

6,110

110x56

-

-

-

800

400

-

Ballroom AB or DE

1,848

33x56

-

-

45

176

96

-

Ballroom C

2,464

44x56

-

-

48

312

144

20

Ballroom ABC or CDE

4,312

77x56

-

-

-

492

240

-

Ballroom A, B, D or E

924

33x28

-

-

27

76

60

20

Alumni Lounge

1,033

45x23

-

-

39

144

72

20

Penn State Room

1,600

50x32

-

-

39

110

54

20

Boardroom

3,538

68x51

-

-

63

406

216

-

Boardroom 1 or 2

1,734

34x51

-

-

48

160

96

20

Assembly

2,650

51x52

-

-

48

276

144

20

Faculty Staff Club

3,900

75x52

-

-

32

190

78

20

Faculty Staff Club 1

1,560

30x52

-

-

18

50

18

20

Faculty Staff Club 2

2,340

45x52

-

-

42

120

78

12

Mt. Nittany Room

600

30x20

-

-

24

70

30

20

 

12 meeting rooms | 19,184 sq ft | 223 guestrooms


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