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Altoona Grand Hotel & Conference Center

3.5-star hotel in Altoona with indoor pool and bar/lounge

  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
From
A$151

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1 Sheraton drive, Altoona, 16601, PA, United States of America
7.8.Good.
  • The hotel was run down, our room was not cleaned the second day, the pillows and beds…

    Sep. 10, 2021

  • I had requested adjoining rooms ( with door) had requested thru hotels.com and called…

    Aug. 20, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to SafeStay (AHLA - USA) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Convenient
Easy parking
Dining options
Shopping
Safe
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking
  • Gym

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 124 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • 24-hour business center

For families

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Children's pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

What’s around

  • Lakemont Park and the Island Waterpark - 37 min walk
  • Galactic Ice - 37 min walk
  • Peoples Natural Gas Field - 42 min walk
  • 321 Gallery - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • Baker Mansion - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km
  • Quaint Corner Children's Discovery Center - 4.8 mi / 7.7 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Room, Balcony, Poolside
  • Room, Pool Access, Poolside
  • Room, Jetted Tub

Location

1 Sheraton drive, Altoona, 16601, PA, United States of America
  • Lakemont Park and the Island Waterpark - 37 min walk
  • Galactic Ice - 37 min walk
  • Peoples Natural Gas Field - 42 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Lakemont Park and the Island Waterpark - 37 min walk
  • Galactic Ice - 37 min walk
  • Peoples Natural Gas Field - 42 min walk
  • 321 Gallery - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • Baker Mansion - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km
  • Quaint Corner Children's Discovery Center - 4.8 mi / 7.7 km
  • Railroaders Memorial Museum - 6.4 mi / 10.3 km
  • Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark - 7.3 mi / 11.7 km
  • Altoona Regional Health System - 7.3 mi / 11.8 km
  • Penn State Altoona - 7.6 mi / 12.2 km
  • Little Juniata River - 7.7 mi / 12.5 km

Getting around

  • Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) - 141 min drive
  • Altoona, PA (AOO-Blair County) - 29 min drive
  • Johnstown, PA (JST-John Murtha Johnstown - Cambria County) - 48 min drive
  • Altoona Transportation Center - 10 min drive
  • Tyrone Station - 22 min drive

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 124 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-3:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 3:00 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Indoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa tub

Working away

  • 24-hour business centre
  • Number of meeting rooms - 3
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 0
  • Conference space size (meters) - 0
  • Conference centre

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Lift
  • Garden

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Braille signage
  • Closed captioned TV

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

The Grouse's Nest - This bistro specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

The Laurel Room - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves dinner only. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Open select days.

The Tropical Courtyard - This bistro specializes in American cuisine. Open select days.

Fees & policies

Children & extra bedsPay at property

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 10.00 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • Altoona Grand Hotel
  • Altoona Grand
  • Altoona & Conference Center
  • Altoona Grand Hotel & Conference Center Hotel
  • Altoona Grand Hotel & Conference Center Altoona
  • Altoona Grand Hotel & Conference Center Hotel Altoona

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FAQs

  • Yes, Altoona Grand Hotel & Conference Center does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's an indoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 4:00 PM - 3:00 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring American cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Cracker Barrel (2 mi), Arby's (2.1 mi), and Aki Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar (2.1 mi).
  • Altoona Grand Hotel & Conference Center has an indoor pool and a spa tub, as well as a fitness center and a garden.
7.8.Good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Front desk guy was great (Tom). Beautiful setting, nice space to hang out!

    1 night trip, Aug. 12, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Never again...

    The first night was fine but the rooms are outdated. The air conditioning didn't work correctly and the air quality made us sick. The second night was much worse and the police were called because of physical threats to some hotel employees because the pool was closed. We will not recommed this hotel to anyone and we will never stay here again.

    Joshua, 2 night family trip, Aug. 6, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Lobby looks great. Rest of the hotel, not so great

    When you walk into the hotel you would think you are gonnna have a great stay. Lobby is nice and has quick access to their restaurant. After that things go down hill. The hotel rooms are older. Bathroom was old and cleanliness was debatable. Beds are uncomfortable. We are placed next to the hote laundry room. The staff was loud especially at night. They vacuumed the hallway outside our door at 945 pm. They played loud music as well and the evening and only slightly turned down when asked. The rooms are supposedly sound prof but trust me that is a lie. Can here all the noses above you, In the hall and outside the room. Don’t stay here unless you don’t have a choice. Only decent thing was the food was good. Oh, and the pool water is freezing cold

    Matthew, 2 night family trip, Jul. 23, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great for families with kids! Lots of amenities!

    A little bit dated but was a great stay for the family with lots of amenities and great staff.

    Amanda, 4 night family trip, Jul. 21, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    My Go-To Hotel

    This is the hotel I will be choosing from now on!! For this area, this hotel seems to be the best (and I've stayed at several, while my siblings have stayed at others). The interior is much more than just your typical economy hotel interior. The dining areas are very comfortable. The pool (which I did not use) is very nice. And the suite rooms (where my brother stayed this time) are very nice. All in all this is a very good place to stay. Oh, and the sit-down-to-be-served breakfast is a big step above the typical buffet-type breakfast of others in the area. Very good breakfast!

    Robert, 1 night family trip, Jul. 15, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    You'll be glad you chose the Grand.

    The facilities were lovely. We enjoyed the pool, the lobby was impressive, too. The made to order breakfast in the morning was delicious. This hotel is also situated very conveniently to restaurants, shopping, and highway access.

    Mary, 1 night family trip, Jul. 13, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Our favorite hotel in Altoona

    This is our favorite hotel in Altoona. Sometimes we even spring for a whirlpool room. Friendly and helpful staff. The rooms are always clean, and the food is always good.

    1 night trip, Jul. 11, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Not so grand

    The Altoona Grand may have once been grand but looks like it hasn't been in a new long time. Our room was muggy with air conditioning that didn't work. The pool was pleasantly empty but heavily chlorinated. Everything seemed very dated. The staff was nice but the hotel definitely showed it's age

    Fabian, 3 night family trip, Jun. 25, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Would not be my first choice to stay at again and can’t say I would recommend

    serena, 4 night trip with friends, Jun. 24, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    The hotel had a big pool. Make sure to bring your own towels though. It was warm like bathwater, and could have used a good scrub. The area it was located in was very spacious, and could have used some more ventilation or air flow. Our hotel room wasn't available until 3 pm. When we got into our room our trash had dirty diapers in it. There were five of us in the room and we were only provided with two towels, and two wash rags. The air conditioner ran the entire time and didn’t provide much cool air at all. The breakfast menu was very limited, but was good for what was offered. Our overall take of the hotel was disappointing. We would not recommend wasting your money on this hotel.

    1 night family trip, Jun. 13, 2021

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