Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by bucklejo Arrogant Front Desk at Check In
Upon check in, the agent aggressively tried to get us to eat at a local steak house when there was an Outback on the same property of the hotel. This made me suspicious that there might have been a kickback involved. Additionally, we were not recognized as a Gold Priority Club member nor were we given a "welcome kit" as such. When I asked for a bottle of water, I was directed to the vending machine down the hall. Also, apparently not all the rooms have a refrigerator and a microwave which proved to be a problem in that we had medical items requiring refrigeration. The fellow who checked us in said that rooms having a refrigerator and microwave are on a first come, first serve basis and that there were none available. We checked in a 5PM. In fairness, the web site does not indicate that all rooms have these items, it's just that I have never stayed at a HI Express that did not have a refrigerator & microwave in the room.
February 17, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by KingOP Next to the Exercise Room, Stale bread, and not our hair on the pillow.
It was nice that the staff had room for us when there wasn't rooms available on line. The desk staff was very nice and that's where it ended. We had the room next to the 24 hour workout room, yes you can hear the equipment. There was hair on the pillow of the bed that wasn't from anyone we knew. My wife wanted to examine the sheets but I was too tired and too stressed to be concerned. I took my chances and lived to write about it. The bathroom needed some bleach and a recaulk job. The breakfast Sunday morning appeared to be Saturdays leftovers. All the bread product were stale. And I wish that all hotels could have smoking areas somewhere other than outside the front door. I don't like walking through smoke to enter or exit a hotel as I had to with this one.
February 15, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by craigrpsu Not the best
My initial impression was very good as I entered the lobby and was warmly greeted by the desk attendant. My wife and I were pleased with the King bed room as well. After we adjusted the heat and settled in for the night, the fan on the heater became very noisy. It didn't bother me too much, but drove my wife crazy. She turned off the heat during the night to silence the noisy fan, but since it was in the 20's outside, it soon became cold in our room. She decided to turn the heat back on and put up with the noise the rest of the night.
In the morning, we went for breakfast about 9:30 a.m. (it was a Saturday morning). Although there was a staff person attending to the breakfast items, there were quite a few items that were empty. We were sitting at a table close to the room where the food items were prepared and we could hear 2 female and 1 male voices talking. We sat there for 5 to 10 minutes eating what we had and hearing the 3 people talk, while noticing that other guests were coming for breakfast only to find very little to choose from. I finally (because I wanted a cinnamon roll, of which there weren't any) went to the door at the room and asked if someone could get some cinnamon rolls and also mentioned that there were other items that were empty. Almost immediately the 2 females began to attend to the breakfast items, finally. The male person left the room (he was a staff member as well). By this time we were finished with our minimal breakfast and left the area.
Upon check-out, the desk attendant asked how our stay was. I said that since he brought it up, that he should have someone check the heater fan in the room that we stayed in because it was very noisy all night. I didn't mention the breakfast episode however. We departed and I mentioned to my wife that I guessed the Holiday Inn Express in State College didn't appear to be any different than most others that I stayed in, in college towns, which was very disappointing to me since I am a Penn Stater.
January 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TravellingRepairman Great place to stay
Great place to stay. Reasonable rate.Close to where I needed to work.
January 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Great Experience
Not enough time or space to describe this Hotel. Just one word, GREAT!!
December 11, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by philip48 Mr.
A very nice, clean comfortable facility. One of the best.
Always pleasant and enjoyable to stay here when we
are in State College. Good location too.
November 28, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tfish47 Excellent Quality, Location, and Management
I stayed in this motel for 3 weeks and was very pleased with the quality, location, and service from the staff. I recommend this motel as an excellent choice when in State College.
Several restaurants are nearby. Some even within walking distance.
November 27, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by vp2450 Great place
Hotel was clean, staff was friendly, location was terrific with many restaurants within walking distance.
November 7, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tee60 Much improved
I have stayed at this Hotel in the past and have been very unhappy with the service and the room. This time the staff was great the room was comfortable however the price of room was outrageous
November 4, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ML1974 Prime location, superb accommodations
As our travels have brought us back to State College on many occasions over the past ten years, our stays at Williamsburg Square have never been disappointing. Some weekends (football and graduations) have been pricey but for convenience, cleanliness and pleasant surroundings this location is among our favorites.
November 4, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JHWJR Staff
The staff is the best. Could not ask for better people to be working there.
November 2, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tfish47 Nice Experience
The cleanliness, quality, and personnel were very nice. We definitely would stay at this motel again. The location is near Texas Roadhouse, Olive Garden, Outback, and Cracker Barrel restaurants.
October 17, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JHWJR Great Staff
You have a really great staff. Always friendly and willing to help. Really helped when we had a medical emergency. Everything is fine, but the staff just made it so much easier to deal with our emergency.
We have been staying there since it opened and have never had a bad experience.
October 12, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mother Always a great experience
Because it was an event weekend in the State College area the value was just average. All other areas were a welcoming experience.
October 8, 2012