The program is held at The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center, one of the largest university-based conference center hotels of its kind in the country. The Penn Stater, part of Penn State’s Innovation Park, features renovated rooms, extensive meeting facilities, and excellent restaurants. 

You are responsible for making your own hotel reservation and payment. Below are lodging options in the State College area, including a limited number of rooms that have been set aside at The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center. Please identify yourself as a participant in the Autism Conference when making lodging reservations and make your lodging reservations at least 30 days in advance of the conference.

Hotels Available for Conference Attendees

The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center 
Phone: 800-233-7505
Group rate (2 nights minimum): $119
Group code: NATG23C

Hampton Inn & Suites at Williamsburg Square
Phone: 814-231-1899

Holiday Inn Express at Williamsburg Square
Phone: 814-867-1800

SpringHill Suites at Williamsburg Square
Phone: 814-867-1807

Fairfield Inn & Suites
Phone: 814-238-3871

The Atherton Hotel
Phone: 814-231-2100

Ramada Hotel and Conference Center
Phone: 814-238-3001

Comfort Suites
Phone: 814-235-1900

Hampton Inn
Phone: 814-231-1590

Hilton Garden Inn
Phone: 814-272-1221

Residence Inn by Marriott
Phone: 814-235-6960

Best Western Plus
Phone: 814-234-8393 

Courtyard by Marriott
Phone: 814-238-1881

Sleep Inn
Phone: 814-235-1020

Quality Inn
Phone: 814-234-1600

Wyndham Garden
Phone: 814-466-2255

Hyatt Place
Phone: 814-862-9808


By Air

The State College/University Park Airport (airport code: SCE) is located near the conference site. Call 814-865-5511 or visit the State College/University Park Airport website for information on flights. We recommend that you make the State College/University Park Airport your final airport destination. Please inquire with your hotel if they offer courtesy airport transportation. Taxis are often located outside of the airport baggage claim area, curbside. Participants are responsible for arranging ground transportation between the airport, hotels, and conference site. 

View the University Park Airport Taxis and Shuttles page

By Car

The University Park campus is located within driving distance of many major cities, including Harrisburg (1.5 hrs., 90 mi.), Pittsburgh (3 hrs., 137 mi.), Philadelphia (3.5 hrs., 194 mi.), Baltimore (3.5 hrs., 155 mi.), Washington, D.C. (4 hrs., 190 mi.), New York City (5 hrs., 250 mi.), and Toronto (6.5 hrs., 304 mi.). See Penn State’s Visitors and Neighbors page for detailed visitor information, including maps.

By Bus

The following companies provide bus service between major cities and State College, Pennsylvania: Greyhound and Megabus.