The Best Hotels to Book Near Beaver Stadium, Pennsylvania

Reynolds Mansion has a touch of college class
Reynold's Mansion has a touch of college class | Courtesy of Reynold's Mansion / Expedia
Nick Dauk

You’ll have scored yourself a touchdown before kickoff by checking into one of these hand-picked hotels near Beaver Stadium, Pennsylvania, for the big Lions game. Best of all, they’re bookable now with Culture Trip.

There are college football stadiums and then there is Beaver Stadium, one of the largest in the country. The home of the Nittany Lions, its packed-out bleachers create a roar that can be heard throughout State College. Even in the off-season, Penn State University is a campus worth visiting. Don your letter jacket and college jersey and get ready to go wild when you stay at these hotels near Beaver Stadium.

1. Reynold's Mansion

Bed and Breakfast, Hotel

Reynolds Mansion
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Got tickets to Beaver Stadium on the visiting side? Reynold’s Mansion in Bellefonte is far enough from campus that you can wear your jersey without drawing too much ire. This B&B isn’t bothered by the team you root for; they’re more concerned with how you take your eggs in the morning. Scrambled, over-easy, or sunny-side-up? After a night beside the stone fireplace in your Carriage House’s jetted tub, you’ll be too blissed-out to care.

2. The Nittany Lion Inn


The Nittany Lion Inn
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Where better to stay during a Penn State game than in the Lions’ den, ie the heart of the campus? A straight shot down Park Avenue from Beaver Stadium, you’ll be well placed to take the kids on a tour of your college stomping grounds, or show them where you passed a chemistry exam by the skin of your teeth. First time on campus? Do as the freshmen do and blow the week’s budget on sweets at Penn State Berkey Creamery.

3. Graduate State College


Graduate State College
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Surround yourself with Nittany Lion pride at Graduate. This State College hotel bleeds blue and white, as evidenced by the walls, decor and furnishings, all proudly displaying Penn State colors. The Trophy Room is the perfect place to strike up Big Ten talk with other visiting fans, and from there you can hitch a cab together over to Beaver Stadium for the game.

4. Carnegie Inn & Spa


Carnegie Inn and Spa
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Carnegie Inn & Spa knows that when a hard-hitting game against Michigan is on the schedule, even the fans in the stand need a full-body pampering. Every king and queen suite has a little extra floor space, too, so you can pace away those game-day nerves. Win or lose, the revitalizing spa has massage, body wrap and skincare treatment to soothe everything bar your sore vocal chords. And if the team doesn’t pull through? Grace’s restaurant will do, with consolation cocktails and ice cream.

5. Toftrees Golf Resort

Golf Hotel, Hotel

Toftrees Golf Resort
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Spend a weekend pinging balls through the trees at Toftrees Golf Resort. You’re welcome to spend time hitting it out of the sand if you’d prefer (that’s the sand volleyball court, not the bunker), but what if you’re not one for the sports on offer? Spend the day exercising your taste buds instead, savoring regional cheeses and a house burger blend of short rib, chuck, sirloin and brisket at the Field restaurant.

6. Hyatt Place State College


Hyatt Place State College
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Right in the heart of downtown State College, Hyatt Place will keep you busy beyond the big game. Check in and check out of your suite’s Cozy Corner, a comfortable space with a sofa-sleeper that’s perfect for midday naps. Don’t let the day get too far from you, though. You’ll want plenty of time to choose between the dozens of restaurants around the block before you settle in for a show at the State Theatre.

7. Days Inn by Wyndham Penn State

Chain Hotel, Hotel

Days Inn by Wyndham Penn State
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Days Inn by Wyndham lets you vacation on a freshman’s budget. They’ll scoop you up for free from University Park Airport and hook you up with free wifi. The walk through campus to Beaver Stadium is just as easy, helping you keep your cab money for a bit of game-day merch. Looking for a quick, cheap meal? Gumby’s Pizza & Wings is across the street, serving slices to suit any budget.

8. Courtyard by Marriott State College

Chain Hotel, Hotel

Courtyard by Marriott State College
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Close enough to Beaver Stadium to make kick-off, yet far enough from campus to keep the noise to a minimum, Courtyard by Marriott is a quieter place to enjoy State College. Roll out of your king bed and into the lobby Starbucks queue. You can easily venture onto campus, but you could just as quickly get involved in a more hands-on history class at the nearby Pennsylvania Military Museum.

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