Imperial Motor Inn

118 S Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801, United States
+1 814 237 7686

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Imperial Motor Inn - State College, PA
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Distance to city center 0.3 mi
Location rating 9.3


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  • Mediocre
    Oct 2018

    Such a weird situation

    The location is unbeatable. Since a room became available last minute, I decided to venture and stay here despite the horrendous reviews. Well, let me put it this way, next time, I won’t mind paying the big bucks to stay elsewhere! Only positives are the location, and the shower, which was pretty decent (as long as you close your eyes and don’t mind the outdated bathroom)

    Not sure why the facilities are in such terrible shape! We had fleas all over us when we were in bed. The bed covers were torn. OMG. Overall dirty, with trash everywhere in the parking lot. How is this even possible?!

  • Excellent
    Sep 2017

    I did like the value. I didn't have high expectations. But I enjoyed the stay. I liked the location (prob the best in town). I liked the staff I interacted with. The room had basic things and amenities that are clean (e.g. clean towels) although I couldn't say the room and the facilities were super clean or perfectly maintained. At approx $50 (incl. tax) what more could I want? I would rather have an imperfect lodging close to campus at lower rate than having no option but $100 squicky perfect rooms.

    Not every part of the facility was clean, you could see the building is old, although I wouldn't say dirty either. Super close to campus means both good and bad. Good.. it's close. Bad.. you'd probably have to tolerate the noise that you'd expect from college neighborhood (e.g.Thursday night party noise). I didn't mind.

  • Good
    Aug 2017

    Location, location, location

    Convenient to downtown - park for free and walk everywhere. Good value for a night or two.

    No coffee maker in room.

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Imperial Motor Innis a cozy hotel located just 7km from Penn State University. This comfortable hotel is near some of the areas best attractions. Visitors will be within walking distance from things like the Palmer Museum of Art, Stone Valley Recreational Area, and Holmes-Foster Park. Further, guests can take short a short drive to famous destinations like Penn's Cave, Shaver's Creek Raptor Center, Alexander Springs and Alan Seeger Natural Area.

Guests can choose from two different room layouts. Visitors can reserve either a Standard Double Room or a Queen Room. Children are welcome in all rooms, as the Imperial Motor Inn has extra cribs and beds that can be rented for a small additional cost. All rooms come with free wifi, a flat screen TV, bathroom amenities, and an in-room hairdryer.

There are several extra services and facilities for guests to take advantage of at Imperial Motor Inn, such as free on-site parking, a daily maid service, a fax/photocopying service, and the ability to choose between smoking and no-smoking room. The hotel is located right in the middle of downtown, with several retail and dining options around to explore. In the mornings, guests can walk down to the nearby Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts or Kung Fu Tea. Just a short cab ride away are some excellent restaurant options, like the contemporary Mexican eatery Mad Mex, or India Pavillion, which serves up both classic and contemporary Indian dishes. When guests get thirsty, Phyrst is an underground Irish pub that is a great place to grab a pint or catch some local music.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

5.4 Okay

based on 209 reviews









Check in

2:00 PM

Check out

11:00 AM


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Most Popular Landmarks

  • Pennsylvania State University 0.3 mi
  • Palmer Museum of Art 0.6 mi
  • Penn State Ice Pavilion 1 mi
  • Bryce Jordan Center 1.2 mi
  • Beaver Stadium 1.5 mi
  • Centre Furnace Mansion House 1.6 mi

Getting Around

State College University Park 4 mi
Altoona Blair County 41.7 mi
Lewistown 20.4 mi
Tyrone, Pennsylvania 21.4 mi

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