Nittany Lion Inn

Nittany Lion Inn



This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for undergraduate students! The Nittany Lion Inn at Penn State is a student residence hall at University Park for the 2020-21 academic year.


The Inn, located in the northwestern corner of campus and across from the West Halls residential community, and is in very close proximity to Pattee and Paterno Libraries, Rec Hall, Kern, and the School of Hospitality Management. A total of 208 rooms are available for upper-class undergraduate students.




Did you know that The Nittany Lion Inn:

… is on the register of Historic Hotels of America
… was constructed amid the great economic calamity that affected most of the world during the 1930s.
… it 
opened in 1931, a stay in one of the 75 guestrooms cost around $3.50 for one night.
… staff lived at the hotel, including the maids, cooks, and managers.
… famous guests include First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt,  President Eisenhower, Robert Frost, Louis Armstrong, and Danny DeVito.
… has hosted countless reunions, game weekends, weddings, University events, conferences, and more during its 80+-year history.




Each room will be single-occupancy, with these features:

  • Full, Queen, or King size bed (refer to floor plans to determine bed size, based on room assignment)
  • Microwave
  • Small Refrigerator 
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Chest of drawers
  • Closet
  • Desk with chair
  • Mirror
  • Window treatment
  • Smoke detector
  • Trash can
  • Bathroom includes shower/tub, toilet, sink and mirror
  • Individual room temperature controls

The Nittany Lion Inn offers a variety of public common spaces, including the Fireside Lobby and Reading Rooms on several floors. The front desk will offer student support services, including mail/packages services, caddies of cleaning supplies, and board games.


Resident Assistants will be on-site to support students’ daily residence needs. Students are invited to participate in the West Halls Residence Association.


Each student will be provided with a Tide Laundry plan for up to 20 pounds of laundry weekly (the average amount of laundry a student generates each week), specific program details will be provided at the beginning of the fall semester. Students are responsible for providing linen, the room assignment posted in eLiving will indicate whether the bed size is full/double, queen, or king size. View bed sizes by room number:


Students' mail and packages will be processed at the Waring Commons Desk in West Halls.
Mailing address:

Waring Commons
Student's Official Name

Room Number, Nittany Lion Inn

University Park, PA 16802