Your temporary home away from home

Why The Stevens Motel?


From the lush flower boxes and meticulously kept property to the spotless rooms, you will experience the incomparable level of care that owners Bill and Sally Rothwell take to ensure your stay is truly a pleasant one. As a guest at The Stevens Motel, you are just minutes away from Penn State attractions. You’ll enjoy a fun, professional atmosphere, a convenient location, and, of course, personal attention from the owners who are on site daily.


If you’re looking for a cozy, comfortable stay in State College at an affordable price, look no further than The Stevens Motel. We pride ourselves in offering the most competitive rates in town. Special seasonal rates are available as well!


Owners Sally & Bill Rothwell, along with their daughter Candice, are proud of The Stevens Motel’s tradition of fantastic customer service. You’ll find their friendly staff go above and beyond to make your stay in Happy Valley as carefree, relaxing, and pleasurable as possible. You’ll often find Emily at the front desk or chasing her daughter Aspyn away from the office water cooler – they love getting to know guests so stop by and chat!

Call us for a direct reservation

(814) 238-2438

(and yes, we actually answer the phone)

 Our Story

We are the Rothwell family, long-time State College residents who are now the proud owners of The Stevens Motel. You may not know us yet, but if you’ve been to State College any time since 1964, then The Stevens Motel is a familiar sight. For over sixty years, the summer yellow, daisy-clad motel on North Atherton Street has remained an unchanged iconic business and landmark, dutifully cared for and owned by one family – Jeff & Randa Harman. The Harman family went out of their way to provide the most affordable and friendly lodging experience in State College. Now it is our pleasure to build on their legacy while bringing our vision for the future to this Happy Valley icon. Stay tuned late 2023 into 2024 for room renovations. While we aim to keep the soul and retro vibes alive, we are eager to present a more modern experience for our guests.

When we arrived, we asked about availability of a bigger room to accommodate more people. The man at the front offered us a bigger room at no additional cost. WOW! That was very kind, and will not be forgotten. Behind us to check in was also a man who says he has stayed here every game weekend for many many years. The guy at the front desk knew him by name. Return customers show it is a good place!
Nicole W.

The Steven’s Motel is a great place, with great prices! It is also a great atmosphere and is close to just about anything you might need, while being away from home! Right next door, there is a great little restaurant, called The Greek, which as you would expect from the name, has really great Greek food! Overall, I had a great experience at the Steven’s Motel and would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a place to stay while in the State College area!
Alisha E.

My wife and I came up to visit our daughter at Penn State and we’re recommended to the Stevens Motel. The room was very clean and the staff was amazing to deal with. I would highly recommend anyone visiting up at Penn State and looking for a bit less expensive than the typical room prices would find the Motel very satisfactory!!
Bucky S.