Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, State College (Penn State Area), PA
1357 East College Avenue
State College , PA 16801
You'll be just minutes from the action at Penn State University when you stay at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, State College (Penn State Area), PA, only two miles from campus. Guests arriving by air can take our free shuttle from University Park Airport (SCE), while those arriving by electric car will appreciate our free vehicle chargers.*
A free, hot breakfast and free Internet access streamline your days, and quiet rooms with comfortable beds offer restful nights. Wednesday through Friday, enjoy hot hors d’oeuvres and your choice of beer, wine** or soda at the Be Our Guest Reception. You’ll also find free cookies, coffee and hot chocolate in the lobby whenever you pass through. We offer these hotel amenities:
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Our Hotel Rooms
Our rooms and suites have the little extras that make stays more fun and efficient for vacationers and business guests. Clean, quiet and spacious rooms are equipped with satellite TV and free Internet access. Standard rooms include:
For more people or more privacy, check out our flexible One-bedroom Suite. Choose one king or two queen beds. Extras include:
Bars & Restaurants
At our free, hot breakfast, choose from delicious favorites like pancakes, yogurt, fruit and eggs in our dining room every morning. Visiting Wednesday through Friday? Indulge in appetizers and beverages at our evening Be Our Guest Reception.
Enjoy lunch or dinner at a nearby restaurant like Damon’s or Faccia Luna for sports-pub fare or pizza.
Things to Do in the State College Area
The Penn State campus hosts Nittany Lions football games as well as collegiate baseball, softball, lacrosse and more. Nature lovers will enjoy Bald Eagle State Park for boating, fishing and breathtaking scenery. Be sure to check out these local attractions:
Beaver Stadium – Stay near the games and catch the excitement! This 107,000-seat home of the Nittany Lions, Penn State’s football team, is less than two miles away, making our hotel an ideal base for spectators and tailgaters.
Pennsylvania State University – This public institution is one of the largest of its kind in the nation, with 24 campuses and a total enrollment of nearly 100,000. You can reach the main University Park campus in just six minutes by car.
Tussey Mountain – Tackle the slopes on skis, snowboards or inner tubes, just five miles from the hotel.
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Plan Your Next Meeting or Event
Invite 50 guests to a special event at the Country Inn & Suites in State College, PA. Our meeting venue can be customized according to the size of your group, and we can organize catering from local eateries. Make your event even more memorable using our surround-sound system and ceiling-mounted projector. Our free airport shuttle also conveniently transports overnight guests to and from the hotel.
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100% Non-Smoking Facility
Please note: Hotel shuttle service is not available during special events.
*The hotel features four electric vehicle charging stations, including two Tesla stations (100 amp and 50 amp) and two stations for regular vehicles (50 amp). Use of stations is complimentary to hotel guests.
**Must be 21 years of age or older for beer/wine (ID required).
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Penn State Games, Concerts and More Local Events
Whether you're cheering for the Nittany Lions, following your favorite band on tour or watching your child's graduation, you'll find the Country Inn & Suites, State College provides you a convenient location near your itinerary's top spots. You can attend events less than two miles away at Penn State, home to Beaver Stadium, Medlar Field at Lubrano Park and other athletic facilities.
In addition to thrilling sports games, the university showcases its top talents with dramas and musicals at Penn State Centre Stage. So if theater and arts are what you're seeking, check out Penn State’s Center for the Performing Arts and Eisenhower Auditorium for upcoming events. You can also attend shows at Schwab Auditorium, the Pavilion Theatre and the Playhouse Theatre. Planning an August visit? Then be sure to attend the Centre County Grange Fair at Grange Park.
Located on the Penn State campus, the Bryce Jordan Center is home to the Nittany Lions and Lady Lions basketball teams and offers a full schedule of headliner concerts. For more information or to order tickets for performances at this 15,261-seat venue, visit the Bryce Jordan Ticket Center or call +1 (814) 865-5555.
Love baseball? Stay with us and enjoy a State College Spikes game. Check for updates on the team and view the schedule here.
Below is a sample of area events for this season. For a more detailed Penn State Athletics calendar, please visit their website.
First Night State College - Downtown
Penn State Nittany Lions
2017 Home Football Schedule
The Country Inn & Suites offers transportation to many local events for your convenience.
Contact the front desk for information and scheduling.