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Comfort Suites Altoona
Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Altoona
Certificate of Excellence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent hotel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2011

Wonderful hotel, very clean, staff helpful, breakfast buffet was terrific with make your own waffles, sausage, eggs, great variety of pastries, cereal. Pool was fun for the kids to make a splash. view of the mountains spectacular. A gem in the heart of PA!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Pittsburgh area
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2011

We stayed here for the night before “moving in” day at Penn State’s main campus at University Park, Pa. It is about 35 miles from the college but an easy drive on I99 and keeps you away from the congestion. The hotel’s address lists it as being in Altoona but it is north of Altoona in a nice quiet area. The hotel is fairly new and the rooms still have a new feel to them. Our room was very clean and had comfortable beds. There was NO evidence of the bedbugs whatsoever. The room was equipped with a Keurig coffee machine. Which we thought was a nice feature. They serve a complimentary breakfast buffet with the basics. Warm items included “build your own” egg sandwich and waffles. The only complaint I have is, is that plastic utensil are very poor quality. The knife would not cut my waffle.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Steeler_Pens_fan
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Virginia, USA
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157 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2011

Until recently, I never heard of Altoona. For those in central PA that may be sacrilege but in truth, there aren’t many in the business world that need to travel to Altoona. But if you do…and your more concerned with staying at a clean, well appointed, well priced new hotel than you are at staying near downtown Altoona then you might want to stay at the Comfort Suites. Plan in advance to drive ~ 10 minutes to dinner or any shopping.

Driving aside, you’ll find yourself greeted by a friendly staff in a well designed lobby with immediate access to business center computers and a small lounge with a large television. If you’re staying on the second or third floor (which I would recommend over the 1st floor) you’ll likely take the only elevator up. It’s a slow elevator and found myself instead using the well lit and carpeted stairwells instead. If you’re planning on making many trips by stair, you’d be well served by getting a room on the far ends of the hotel.

The rooms themselves were fantastic. Seriously. For the rate, I’d compare with higher end Marriott and Sheratons. Beds were comfortable. Rooms were tasteful with new, modern furniture. The large bathroom sported granite and quality fixtures (just don’t expect a high pressure shower because the water pressure is pretty low). A modern frosted glass panel divides the sleeping area from the lounge/desk area.

Oddly enough, given the location, I understand from the staff that this hotel is often sold out - and the parking lot was packed! I wouldn’t have thought but apparently many people stay there instead of in State College for Penn State visits. That would explain why the clientele were less business and more families. Unfortunately, I found the clientele loud and the walls thin. I think the challenge for this hotel will not be in capturing a good chunk of the Altoona market but in preserving their current freshness. Already I saw a hint of what’s to come with a loose shower faucet.

For the price and comfort, I’ll take the Comfort Suites over an older, tired, and closer (to Altoona) hotel any day of the week.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank dctrentster
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Kingston
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38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2011

Access to 2 internet computers in lobby. Breakfast area great only drawback they need to invest in 2 new Commercial Toasters. People waiting along time for toasters to slow.Other than that a great place to stay friendly staff and really clean.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lrelax
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Virginia
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2011

This is a beautiul property - brand new. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful and everything looks great and is very clean. The only suggestion I have is to stop and bring dinner with you - there is absolutely NOTHING around the hotel - no fast food, no gas station - no where to get supper. You're 6 miles from the next exit so you could just drive back into town - but if it's late and you're tired - go ahead and stop in Altoona and bring the food with you. The hotel does offer a few items for sale so it's better than nothing - but we wanted supper and microwaveable hot pockets wasn't what we planned.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank travelfam55
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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2011

Wonderful, affordable, clean hotel that offers very spacious rooms, friendly staff and great breakfast buffet. Best hotel in the Altoona area & close to PSU Altoona...So conveniently located & only approximately 30 minutes from Penn State Main Campus! We've already booked several additional trips there. Brand new & comfortable as well which makes it even better! Keurig coffee in the rooms each morning - can't get any better!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sebastian335
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Cowansville, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2011

We stayed overnight in June 2010. Nice newer property which was well run. We usually prefer another brand, but found this location to be above average and somewhat better than the brand we prefer. Friendly staff and overall great stay. We stayed in a room with 2 queen beds and pull out couch. Absolutely one of the largest rooms our family has stayed in. Plenty of room for our family of 5. Good free continental breakfast in the morning with many choices to choose from. Would highly recommend this hotel to anyone in the area. Not too close to the road that you here traffic at night. Convenient to DelGrosso Amusement Park. No eating places in close proximity to hotel as it is located in an industrial area.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank stay-home-mom-pa
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Property: Comfort Suites Altoona
Address: 140 Stroehman Dr, I-99 and Pine Croft Exit #39, Altoona, PA 16601-9422
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Altoona
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Altoona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Comfort Suites Altoona 2.5*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are an all Suite Hotel located off of I-99 at Exit# 39. All of our rooms are equipped with either 1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds, a Microwave, Fridge, K-Cup Keurig Machine, and a Pull-Out Sofa Bed. We offer free WIFI and a Complimentary Hot Breakfast for all of our guests. We have 2 meeting spaces available, a heated indoor pool, and a 24 hour fitness center. Group Rates and Package deals are available. ... more   less 
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