State College is known for many things. Among them are Penn State University, the hugely popular Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts held every July, and some of the best outdoor activities in the country such as hiking, biking and fly-fishing.

Yet, one lesser-known benefit of the State College area is its abundance of hotels, a great central location, and perfect meeting room space, making the town one of the most business-friendly in Pennsylvania.

Whether you’re from out of town or a local resident looking for a place to hold your organization’s meeting, you can find a hotel that has just the right amount of space to suit your needs - And many of these hotels are located near restaurants and bars so you never have to go far to entertain clients and associates for an after-meeting meal or drink.

Plan your meeting with Lion Country Lodging and choose from an assortment of meeting room space options.

Days Inn Penn State

The Days Inn Penn State is located right in the heart of State College on South Pugh Street. It has an assortment of large, medium and small conference rooms to accommodate groups of any size.

Conference seating is available for up to 700 people. Then, after your meeting or event, enjoy the Mexican menu and craft beer at Mad Mex, located directly next to the Days Inn.

Hilton Garden Inn

With a large area for meeting and banquet space, along with a 24-hour business center, the Hilton Garden Inn has your professional, clean and comfortable business needs covered. And, with Harrison’s Wine Grill & Catering located inside the hotel, there’s the added convenience of enjoying a locally owned and operated restaurant without ever having to leave the building.

The Hilton Garden Inn is located just a half mile from downtown State College and Penn State University where you can find great shopping, entertainment and sporting events.

Carnegie Inn & Spa

So, nice! The Carnegie Inn & Spa is a truly unique setting for any business retreat. There are plenty of ways to be comfortable while meeting with your co-workers and clients. Enjoy several sitting areas throughout the inn including the library, which is located near a well-equipped bar. Plus, the inn’s private boardroom can seat up to 20 people. While at the Carnegie Inn & Spa, don’t miss ESSpa Kozmetika, Toftrees golf, or the onsite restaurant – the finest elegant dining experience in State College.

Quality Inn State College

The Quality Inn State College is close to the Penn State University campus and offers convertible meeting space, classroom seating for 85 guests and theatre seating for 105 guests. This is the perfect venue if you need meeting space for a local club or a business sales planning retreat. Quality Inn is the most pet-friendly hotel in town - bring Fido along and feel right at home.

If you’re scheduled for an early meeting, no worries enjoy the Quality Inn’s complimentary breakfast. For lunch, enjoy a post-meeting break at the local favorite Waffle Shop across the street.

Super 8

Located on 1663 S. Atherton Street, the Super 8 has six meeting rooms including the hotel atrium on its premises. The rooms can be converted to fit various sizes of gatherings. For instance, the Laurel Room can hold 70 people when set up as a classroom or 125 people when opened for a banquet.

Meeting attendees can start their day off right by enjoying a complimentary SuperStart breakfast.

Nittany Budget Motel

The Nittany Budget Motel is located two miles from downtown State College, adjacent to Cato Park, a business and technology center. Although there are no meeting spaces on premise, the motel is a clean, convenient alternative for business travelers visiting town for a conference, meeting or general business need. Also, don’t miss Gigi’s Restaurant, a new and exciting dining venue located just next door to the motel.

Call or write to learn more about each venue meeting space availability: 

Visit Lion Country Lodging

Carnegie Inn & Spa  - 814-234-2424
100 Cricklewood Drive, State College, PA 16803  

Days Inn Penn State  - 814-238-8454
240 South Pugh Street, State College, PA 16801 

Hilton Garden Inn - 814-272-1221
1221 East College Avenue, State College, PA 16801 

Quality Inn State College - 814-234-1600
1274 N. Atherton Street, State College, PA 16803 

Super 8  - 814-237-8005
1663 S. Atherton/Branch Road, State College, PA 16801 

Nittany Budget Motel - 814-238-0015
2070 Cato Avenue, State College, PA 16801