Several hotel discounts are available to Penn State travelers. It is strongly recommended that travelers make reservations through Travel OnLion or Anthony Travel to ensure the lowest rate.
When traveling to University Park, employees should make accomodations at The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center whenever possible.
Penn State employees, students, and alumni can also realize significant savings by staying in Club Quarters™ when traveling for business or pleasure. Club Quarters are private, full-service hotels for the exclusive use of employees and guests of Club Quarters member organizations like Penn State, and offer club-like facilities at the lowest possible prices. Reservations can be made through the Club Quarters website. (Promo Code: 10H3M8)
Marriott (corporate code CJ9), Hampton Inn State College, Graduate State College, Toftrees Golf Resort (booking code PSU) and Wyndham Hotels are other companies offering discounts to Penn Staters at their hotels while traveling for business or pleasure.
In many cases, Penn State employees traveling on business will be eligible for a special government rate. Many hotels offer government rates to all University employees regardless of source of funding. However, some hotels only offer their government rates to government employees or cost-reimbursable contractors traveling on federal grants or contracts.
When selecting a hotel, government rates should be compared to any other corporate rates available. In many instances you will find the government rate to be the lower rate. There are times hotels will offer promotional rates that can be lower than the guaranteed corporate rate.
If you are traveling to a conference where the hotel is offering a conference rate, the room must be booked directly with the hotel to get the conference rate. Conference rates cannot be booked online.