Courtyard State College

1730 University Drive16801State CollegeUSA
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About Courtyard State College

Offering easy access to Pennsylvania State University and University Park Airport, the Courtyard State College is a three-star hotel with fitness and business centers and an indoor pool with a spa tub.

Along with complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, rooms features work desks, coffee makers, phones, hair dryers, and ironing facilities. Suites tack on extras such as a microwave and mini-fridge.

Facilities at the Courtyard State College include a 24-hour front desk, meeting and conference space, free parking, and coin-op laundry. Additional conveniences include a safe-deposit box and free newspapers in the lobby.

Breakfast is available for a fee in the hotel’s restaurant, The Bistro. Evening meals are also available. Plus, there’s a guest use picnic and BBQ area.

The hotel lies within three miles of the Nittany Lion Shrine and the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center and is a 30-minute drive from Penn’s Cave & Wildlife Park.


1730 University Drive, 16801, State College, PA, USA
Telephone: +1 814-238-1881 | Fax: +1 814-238-3108 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Convenience store
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Deaf accessibility equipment
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Good location

The location of the Courtyard State College has proved popular with previous guests. The obvious appeal is the proximity of Penn State and the airport, although guests have also enjoyed the shopping and dining spots in the area.

Clean and spacious rooms

Rooms here are found to be on the basic side but guests tend to find them clean and reasonably comfortable regardless. Aside from guests who were part of a large family group, guests have also found the rooms and suites to be sufficiently spacious.

Friendly service from staff

The staff at this State College hotel has made a good impression on past guests, with many commenting that they found the service to be friendly and attentive. Check-in appears to run smoothly in the majority of cases and the staff has often proved to be proactive when dealing with any problems.

Negative Reviews

Not particularly stylish

While not a problem for some guests, others have found this hotel to be less than modern. The rooms, although comfortable, are often said to look dated and be filled with poorly matched furniture.

Some extra costs

Opinion about whether this hotel offers good value for money tends to vary. Some guests have been satisfied with the rates but others felt the hotel is grasping for as much money as possible by charging extra for breakfast.

TV/Wi-Fi may disappoint

Guests have reported that the selection of channels on the in-room TVs is limited, with some adding that they found a number of channels unwatchable due to a poor signal. Guests also mention that the free Wi-Fi is unsuitable for streaming content - if you fancy a spot of Netflix, you’ll likely need to pay an upgrade fee.

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