Enjoy a convenient location and free parking at our hotel in State College

Whether you’re here for business or leisure, the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, State College (Penn State Area), PA provides an ideal location for your adventures in Happy Valley. Our hotel is a two-minute drive from both downtown State College and the main campus of Penn State, so you can easily visit local restaurants, shops, and businesses or enjoy the university’s sporting events and cultural offerings. If you’re flying into the area, we’re just six miles from University Park Airport (SCE).

To relax during your stay, head to our beautiful indoor pool for a refreshing dip or decompress with a workout at our fitness center. Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel helps you stay connected with friends and family, and you can get a quick start each morning with our free, hot breakfast featuring our signature waffles. Need a ride? Our complimentary shuttle runs to and from University Park Airport and local bus stations. You can park your own vehicle for free in our ample lot and refuel at the next-door gas station, which offers Tesla HPWC and J1772-equipped electric chargers.

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Unwind in comfortable rooms with thoughtful amenities like free Wi-Fi and a fridge

After a busy day of touring Penn State or exploring local attractions, our quiet and spacious rooms offer the perfect place to unwind. Free Wi-Fi and our complimentary nationwide long-distance phone service help you stay in touch with friends or family. You can settle in to watch a favorite show on the flat-screen TV with premium channels and enjoy snacks you’ve stored in the fridge or restaurant leftovers reheated in the microwave. For extra space, check out our suite options.

2 Queen Beds

  •  324 ft²
  • 2 queen
  • 4 adults
Families or friends traveling together can enjoy free Wi-Fi, a microwave, and a fridge in these standard rooms.

King Bed

  •  372 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 2 adults
Our standard king rooms offer oversize showers, free Wi-Fi, and fridges, as well as accessible room options.

Studio Suite-King Bed

  •  396 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 4 adults
Enjoy a spacious living area with a sleeper sofa and a work desk in these comfortable open-concept suites.

Whirlpool Suite-King Bed

  •  396 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 3 adults
In town for a relaxing getaway? Enjoy a restorative soak in the two-person whirlpool in this comfortable suite.

1 Bedroom Suite-2 Queen Beds

  •  444 ft²
  • 2 queen
  • 6 adults
Families and groups appreciate this one-bedroom suite offering two queen beds, plus a sleeper sofa in the living room.

1 Bedroom Suite-King Bed

  •  444 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 4 adults
Choose this king-bed suite to enjoy a restful retreat with excellent amenities like two TVs and a separate living room.

Extended Stay Suite-King Bed

  •  775 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 4 adults
Perfect for business trips or longer visits, our extended-stay suite provides a separate living room and a dining area.
Hosting a business seminar, team meeting, or personal event in State College? Our flexible 880-square-foot conference space can accommodate up to 70 guests. The venue can be divided into spaces suitable for smaller gatherings. Our private breakfast room (1,150 ft²) is also available for catered meals. Along with a 130-inch screen and surround sound system, we offer free Wi-Fi and personalized assistance from our dedicated team. Let us help with the details, from table setup and AV connections to local catering recommendations.


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Our hotel’s location near Penn State makes it easy for you to cheer on the Nittany Lions football team at Beaver Stadium, watch the basketball team play at the Bryce Jordan Center, and enjoy other intercollegiate sports, from wrestling to ice hockey and soccer. Parents and students can also easily reach the campus for a tour, and art lovers won’t want to miss the university’s famous Palmer Museum. Looking for outdoor adventure? Spend a day boating, fishing, or sightseeing at nearby parks and preserves, including the Arboretum at Penn State and Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, right next to the hotel. To enjoy live performances and shows, head to State Theatre downtown. Be sure to check out these local attractions:

Beaver Stadium

1.23 mi / 1.97 km from the hotel
Show up early for tailgating before the Penn State Nittany Lions hit the field at Beaver Stadium. Boasting more than 100,000 seats, this expansive facility is the second-largest stadium in the western hemisphere.

Discovery Space

2.65 mi / 4.27 km from the hotel
Kids are encouraged to play, explore, and experiment at this science center filled with more than 45 interactive exhibits.

Historic Penn's Cave and Wildlife Park

12.55 mi / 20.19 km from the hotel
View stalactites and stalagmites up close as you take a boat tour through these mysterious caverns. You can also pan for gemstones or try to find your way out of the Miner's Maze.

Medlar Field at Lubrano Park

1.03 mi / 1.67 km from the hotel
Join baseball fans to cheer on the State College Spikes at this 5,406-seat ballpark.

Penn State

1.87 mi / 3 km from the hotel
Visit the main campus of Penn State, a premier public research university with one of the highest enrollments in the US. Grab some ice cream from Berkey Creamery before touring the arboretum, the art galleries, or one of the six museums.

Pennsylvania Military Museum

2.84 mi / 4.57 km from the hotel
Tracing the state’s military history from 1747 to the present, this museum spotlights topics like tactics, logistics, and sea or air power as well as soldiers’ daily lives. Educational events abound, so make sure to check what’s on before you visit.
1357 E College Avenue, State College, Pennsylvania 16801, United States

Located right off the Route 322 bypass, our Country Inn & Suites hotel offers a convenient location just a few minutes from Penn State campus and downtown State College. You’ll find several good restaurants within walking distance, and the gas station adjacent to the hotel offers electric vehicle chargers. If you’re traveling by car, we’re just 10 minutes from I-99. Flying into the area? University Park Airport (SCE) is only six miles away.

From 322 E/I-99 N

By car:

Follow I-99 N to PA-26 in College Township. Take the PA 26 Exit. Turn right onto PA-26 S. The hotel is on the right.

From 322 W/I-99 S

By car:

Follow US-322 E. Take a left onto PA-26 S. The hotel is on the right.