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 car may appreciate our free vehicle chargers*. All guests can schedule the hotel shuttle to downtown. 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** and soda at the Be Our Guest Reception. You’ll find free cookies, coffee and hot chocolate in the lobby whenever you pass through.
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Hotel Amenities & Services
Get going in the morning on your way to campus with the complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast. Socialize or catch up on work using free Internet access and our on-site business center equipment. We offer these hotel amenities:
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Our Rooms & Suites
Our rooms and suites have the little extras that make stays more fun and efficient for families, vacationers and business guests. Clean, quiet and spacious accommodations 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:
Where to Eat While You’re Here
With a daily breakfast and downtown restaurants nearby, you won’t go hungry. Choose from morning favorites like pancakes, yogurt, fruit and eggs at our complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast. Enjoy lunch or dinner at a nearby restaurant like Damon’s or Faccia Luna for sports-pub fare or pizza. Visiting Wednesday through Friday? Indulge in appetizers and beverages at the hotel's Be Our Guest Reception.
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. Lovers of nature and outdoor athletics will enjoy the area’s Bald Eagle State Park. 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 the 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 Ski Center – Tackle the slopes on skis, snowboards or inner tubes, just five miles from the hotel.
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Groups & Meetings
Invite 50 colleagues or old school friends to a special event at the Country Inn & Suites in State College, PA. Our free airport shuttle brings overnight guests to and from the hotel. The meeting venue can be divided, and we can cater from local eateries. Make your event even more memorable using our surround-sound system and ceiling-mounted projector.
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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 amps). Use of stations is complimentary to hotel guests.
**Must be 21 years of age or older for beer/wine (ID required).
Attend Penn State Games, Concerts and More Nearby
Whether you're cheering for the Nittany Lions, following your favorite band on tour or watching your child's graduation from Pennsylvania State University, 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 hosting thrilling sports games throughout the year, 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 the Penn State Center for 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, as well as 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.
The Country Inn & Suites offers transportation to many local events for your convenience. Contact the Front Desk for information and scheduling.
Below is a sample of area events for this season. Visit www.gopsusports.com for a more detailed Penn State Athletics calendar.
Happy Valley Jam featuring Blake Shelton
Karoondinha Music & Arts Festival at Pens Cave & Wildlife Park, Central Hall, PA
Wynonna and The Big Noise - State Theater
Tussey Mountainback - Ultra Run and Relay at Tussey Mountain
First Night State College - Downtown
Penn State Nittany Lions
2017 Home Football Schedule
Blue and White Game