Hotel & Travel

The MacAdmins Conference will be held at the beautiful Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, Pennsylvania. We have arranged a large block of hotel rooms at each of the hotels below at a substantial discount for attendees and speakers.

You will receive the hotel group code to use via email from after successfully completing your conference attendee registration.

Please note that you MUST use the group code when reserving your hotel room to be able to select from the block of rooms that we set aside for the conference attendees and speakers.

Please be aware that there is limited capacity for the group code rooms. If there are no more rooms available with the group code at both of the hotels listed below, please try to reserve your room without applying the group code. If that ends up with no rooms available then please contact us.


The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
215 Innovation Boulevard
State College, PA 16803
2014 Group code rate (sent via email after registering): $93/night + taxes (Subject to Change)

The Nittany Lion Inn
200 West Park Avenue
State College, PA 16803
2014 Group code rate (sent via email after registering): $99/night + taxes (Subject to Change)

If you end up getting a room at The Nittany Lion Inn they do offer a shuttle service that can take you to the Penn Stater Conference Center.

Courtyard By Marriott
1730 University Drive
State College, PA 16803
2014 Group code rate (sent via email after registering):
$94/night (Tues – Thurs) $179/night (Fri – Sun) (Subject to Change)


Penn State has a regional airport located minutes away from campus, the University Park Airport.The airport code is SCE.

Information on taxi and rental service can be found at the University Park Airport’s Taxis and Shuttles or Car Rentals page.

The Penn Stater also offers a free shuttle from the airport to the conference hotel(s) and the surrounding area. If you would like to schedule a pickup from the airport, please contact the Penn Stater a few days in advance at 814-863-5000.

Driving Directions

The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel provides driving directions to the conference center on their site.


Parking at the conference center is free for all visitors.

Local Attractions

Traveling with your family, significant other, or kids?  There’s lots to see and do in the State College and Central PA area.

This year, MacAdmins is being held at the same time as the Central Pennsylvania Festival Arts, known locally as Arts Fest.  Consistently ranked as one of the top outdoor fine art and fine craft shows in the nation, the Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition brings artists and craftspeople from across the nation to State College.  There are multiple stages for music performances throughout the event, and plenty of food options for every palate.

In the neighboring town of Boalsburg and running at the same time as Arts Fest, the People’s Choice Festival celebrates the best that Pennsylvania artisans have to offer.  People’s Choice is held on the fair grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum.

Centre Hall, PA is home to Penn’s Cave and Wildlife Park, featuring America’s only all-water cavern.  Visitors tour the the cave via guided boat tours.

DelGrosso’s Amusement Park and Waterpark, less than an hour from State College, features summer fun for kids of all ages.

Visit the Centre County & Penn State Visitors Center for more info on events, activities, and places of interest in the area.