A Guide to Staying in Altoona

There are more options than you realize when it comes to places to stay and rest in Altoona! Staying overnight in Blair County means getting to watch the sunrise over the Logan Valley, eat the first pancakes off the griddle at Tom and Joe’s Diner or be the first to ride up the incline to the Horseshoe Curve. Spending the night also
means you can stay up late and watch the final innings of the ballgame without having dread the drive home.

If you are traveling to State College or Lake Raystown, a night in Blair County gives you many dining and entertainment options. Altoona is also only a 30-40min commute from Penn State football at Beaver Stadium which makes it the perfect spot for sports fans and families!

Whether you like the comfort of a full-service hotel, the affordability of a classic motel, the adventures of a campground site, or the intimacy of a local bed & breakfast, Altoona is the place for you.

HOTELS

Altoona Grand Hotel

The area’s only full-service hotel & conference center featuring 2 on-site restaurants and a cocktail lounge. Its spacious interior fits 124 rooms, an indoor heated pool, 4500 sq. ft. ballroom & two other small conference rooms. They are the perfect venue for gatherings.

Popular Amenities:

  • Pool
  • Free Wifi
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
Altoona Grand Hotel

Comfort Inn

This Platinum Award-Winning hotel features complimentary hot breakfast, free WiFi, whirlpool suites, indoor pool/hot tub, fitness center & meeting rooms/100 people. All rooms are included with microwaves/refrigerators & flat-screen TVs. There are two restaurants on-premise & room service. They also offer group rates.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services
  • Laundry
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
Comfort Inn

Comfort Suites Altoona

This Gold Award-winning hotel is conveniently located off I-99 Pinecroft exit 39. They feature a full hot breakfast, indoor heated pool, fitness center, meeting rooms, Keurig coffee makers, LCD Flat-screen TVs, guest laundry, and 24-hour Marketplace. HBO/Wireless internet & microwaves/refrigerators are also included in each suite.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • Business services
  • Laundry
  • 24/7 front desk
Comfort Suites

Courtyard by Marriott

The Courtyard by Marriott is located right off the main road in a quiet area with mountain views. It features balcony rooms, an indoor saline pool with hot tub, fitness center, 24-hour market, free high-speed wireless internet, a large lobby, outdoor courtyard, and onsite Bistro Restaurant, and Cocktail Lounge with Starbucks® coffee. It is also conveniently connected to the Blair County Convention Center.

Popular amenities:

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • Business services
  • Laundry
  • 24/7 front desk
Courtyard by Marriott

Days Inn & Suites By Wyndham

The Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham is an iconic brand, with a brand new design. Interior corridors feature single, double, and king suite accommodations. They offer free hot breakfast and WiFi with fresh baked cookies and hot soup served daily.

Popular amenities:

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • Business services
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk
Day Inn & Suites

Econo Lodge

Spend a night, not a fortune at the Econo Lodge in Altoona. They have king-sized business rooms available, free high-speed wireless internet, a guest laundry, in-room micro-fridges available, and premium HBO and ESPN.

Popular Amenities:

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Housekeeping
Econo Lodge

Fairfield & Townefield Suites By Marriott

The Fairfield & Townfield Suites By Marriott provide opportunities for all types of travelers. Enjoy their free hot breakfast buffet, indoor pool, fitness center, and large outdoor patio. They are located adjacent to the VA Medical Center & close to PNG Field, restaurants, and shopping. So, sit back, relax, and stay a while, or just stay for a night. 

Popular Amenities:

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • Business services
  • Laundry
  • 24/7 front desk
Fairfield & Townplace

Hampton Inn Altoona

The Altoona Hampton Inn by Hilton offers amazing amenities such as a free daily hot breakfast, an indoor pool, a whirlpool & a fitness center. Guests also enjoy our 24-hour market, business center and in-house guest laundry. Their pet-friendly hotel is minutes from area attractions & businesses.

Popular Amenities:

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • Business services
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Hot tub
Hamton Inn

Holiday Inn & Suites

The Holiday Inn Express Altoona offers free amenities including our Express Start Breakfast, WiFi, parking, indoor pool, guest laundry, fitness room, and business center. All just minutes from Interstate 99.

Popular Amenities:

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • Business services
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk
Holiday Inn

Microtel Inn & Suites Altoona

The Microtel Inn & Suites in Altoona goes beyond everything you need for your travels. Their accommodations feature rooms with one or two queen-size beds and queen-size suites. Enjoy their indoor pool, fitness center, free Wi-Fi, and complimentary breakfast. They are also pet friendly. Just off of I-99’s 17th Street exit, this hotel is only minutes from two amusement and water parks, the PNG Field, historic attractions, and much more.

Popular Amenities:

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • Business services
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk

Quality Inn & Suites

The rebranded Quality Inn & Suites offer guests with new upgrades and renovations. They continue to be one of the area’s leading hotels offering wired/wireless internet, 55″ LED TVs, micro-fridge, pet-friendly rooms, and an ideal location with restaurants within walking distance.

Popular Amenities:

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • Business services
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk
Quality Inn

Wingate By Wyndham Altoona

Altoona’s newest hotel is your home away from home. Their award-winning amenities include an attentive and friendly staff, complimentary hot breakfast, indoor pool, fitness center, free high-speed internet, and on-site wine bar, TōST. The hotel is also within walking distance from the historic Mishler Theatre. It is across the tracks from the Railroaders Memorial Museum and only a short drive to the Horseshoe Curve.

Popular Amenities:

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Business services
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk
Wingate

MOTELS

Rodeway Inn

The Rodeway Inn offers updated rooms with unbeatable prices. Each room now features a 32″ flat-screen TV, modern bedding, updated bathrooms, and wood effect flooring. The motel is also equipped with an outdoor swimming pool, guest laundry, free coffee, and access to HBO and ESPN. Staying at the Rodeway Inn is also efficient with a park-at-your-door design. It is conveniently located across the street from Logan Valley Mall and in the heart of the dining district of Altoona.

Popular Amenities:

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk
Roadway Inn

Super 8

The pride of Super 8 offers a hilltop setting with a scenic view. They provide their guests with free wireless internet and free super-start breakfast. Each room is equipped with a microwave, fridge, coffee, and hairdryer in every room. They also offer a fitness room, guest laundry, and group/extended stay rates. The Super 8 is located close by the Blair County Ballpark.

Popular Amenities:

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • Laundry
  • 24/7 front desk
Super 8

CAMPGROUNDS

Camp Blue Diamond

Camp Blue Diamond is located 7 miles northeast of Petersburg off Route 305. They offer a full hook-up campground, luxury cabins, retreat lodges, summer camp, lake, swimming, and canoeing.

Camp Blue Diamond

Canoe Creek State Park

Canoe Creek State Park offers eight modern cabins that overlook the lake, each sleeping six people. Cabins provided with electric heat, two bedrooms, living room/dining room, bathroom, kitchen, and modern conveniences. Outside each cabin there is a fire ring and picnic table perfect for family gatherings . Cabins are available for rental year-round.

Canoe Creek State Park

Friendship Village Playground

The Friendship Village and Playground is located in the historic and beautiful county of Bedford. They are a family-oriented site, providing activities such as fishing, pool & mini-golf. They also offer CTV and WIFI.

Friendship Village

Heritage Cove Resort

Heritage Cove Resort, located at the southern shores of Raystown Lake offers a relaxing retreat with full hook-up RV sites, luxury vacation cottages, boat storage & rentals, boat launch & docking all located in tranquil surroundings. They are open May-October.

Heritage Cove

Wright’s Orchard Station

Wright’s Orchard Station Campground is an RV and camp site in Altoona close to all of the area’s attractions. The campground has full hook-up sites, with bathrooms, laundry, and free internet access. They also allow room for large RVs and tent campers.

Wright's Orchard

BED & BREAKFASTS

Bell Mansion Bed & Breakfast

Spend the night in the newly refurbished upstairs of the historic 1822 Bell Mansion. B&B Suite includes living room, dining area, kitchen, two bedrooms, full private bath, and a flat-screen TV with cable in the living room. Smaller room includes a kitchen, full private bath, flat-screen TV, cable. They offer a full gourmet breakfast. Bell Mansion is located between Altoona and State College.

Their Main Street Suite has lots of floor space. It features a ‘Queen’ and a ‘Full’ Bedroom separated by a large dining/living room area. There is a full private bath and kitchen. If you would like to step outside for some fresh air, there is also a semi-private balcony/porch for your convenience. There is also plenty of entertainment inside especially for rainy days including a large flat screen with Cable, Wifi, as well as a wide selection of DVDs and books.

Their Second Street Suite offers a ‘Queen’ bed with a full private bath, full kitchen, dining area, and separate sitting area. It is also accompanied with a flat screen with Cable, WiFi,  as well as a wide selection of DVDs, books. There is also access to the semi-private balcony/porch when the  Main Street Suite is not occupied.

Bell Mansion

The Blue Lantern Bed & Breakfast

The Blue Lantern in Historic Williamsburg located off Route 22 offers 3 guest rooms, a cozy sun porch, and spacious outdoor porches that overlook the trout pond. Located close to The Lower Rails to Trails gives you perfect access to morning hikes and sightseeing. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast overlooking the spring. The sun deck is available in the afternoon for guests to relax with a book, tea, coffee, or a variety of snacks. 

They offer a variety of amenities to make your stay extraordinary. Cable is available in the living room and they also provide complimentary WiFi access. 

The Blue Lantern

The Inn at Solvang

A southern colonial retreat surrounded by forests. The Inn at Solvang provides a gracious alternative to motel accommodations.

There are plenty of things to do at The Inn at Solvang with an abundance of amenities and activities. It’s a popular destination especially for the winter with activities such as snowshoeing, bird watching, getting a massage at their spa, and winter hiking. They also have an adjacent golf course at the Standing Stone Golf Club.

Inn at Solvang

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