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Nittany Lion Inn Awarded Eighth AAA Four Diamond Rating

AAA Four Diamond Award 2017
Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Nittany Lion Inn, located on Penn State’s University Park Campus, has been recognized by AAA as a Four Diamond hotel for the eighth year in a row.


The prestigious AAA Four Diamond Rating is assigned to lodgings that feature upscale accommodations and offer an extensive array of amenities combined with a high level of hospitality, service, and attention to detail.


“We’re proud to continue to be recognized for our team’s efforts in providing exceptional hospitality-driven service that is representative of this internationally recognized symbol,” says Tom Neely, general manager of The Nittany Lion Inn.


Guests agree that the Inn provides top-shelf service, as evidenced by these samples of online reviews:

“Outstanding place to go for dinner at Penn State. Upscale environment, very cozy, and professional courteous service. Food was outstanding, especially the braised short ribs and the pan seared scallops. I would highly recommend The Nittany Lion Inn. The Dining Room is a must do.”

“By far the nicest hotel in State College. We always love to stay here when here for swim meets. The restaurant is great and rooms are always clean. Lovely hotel. Service is fantastic.”

“Loved that they had restaurants, a gift shop, and a bar. We had some great appetizers and drinks at Whiskers and took advantage of the hotel restaurant breakfast in the morning. The staff was exceptionally kind and attentive. It was a very enjoyable stay.”

“Attended a wedding here this weekend and really enjoyed this hotel. The rooms are beautiful and the restaurant was very good. The personnel were polite and helpful. A fabulous place to stay if you are visiting PSU!”

“I checked in at this hotel in the middle of the night and was greeted by wonderfully gracious front desk staff. I was awestruck by my suite since it had a magnificent sitting area, huge double-sink bathroom, and comfortable bedroom. I felt like a princess the entire week!”

A member of the National Trust of Historic Hotels of America, The Nittany Lion Inn is one of approximately 1,500 lodging establishments throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean to earn the Four Diamond rating. Fewer than 6 percent of the nearly 28,000 hotels approved by AAA make the Four Diamond list.

“The AAA Four Diamond award shows that our entire team strives for the best every day,” Neely says.

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