I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express Altoona recently for a business trip. The staff was welcoming and pleasant. There was refrigerated bottled water and a snack waiting for me in my room upon check-in. The water was restocked for my second day of my stay - I did not eat the snack.
The best part was probably the bed - it was very comfortable! I could have slept for hours if I had the time.
Breakfast was great as well. There were many choices, not just the usual standard continental items.
I will certainly stay here next time I am in town.