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Clarion Inn & Suites
Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Altoona
Certificate of Excellence
Frostburg
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12 reviews
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“Nicely Equipped With Great Service.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2010

We stopped in Altoona at the Holiday Inn Express. The staff was friendly and always willing to help.

The room w/King bed was well equipped with all the modern accessories except the pillows were in need of replacement. The complimentary breakfast is great and the staff kept up well with the demand of the crowd.

I really think $119 a night is a little pricey for the area considering we stayed the night before in a honeymoon lakefront suite for only a few dollars more only 50 miles away.

We would stay here again. Thanks Holiday Inn Express for a peaceful night sleep!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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altoonaexpress, Director of Sales at Clarion Inn & Suites, responded to this review, December 8, 2010
Thank you for you kind remarks. I also appreciate your constructive criticism of our pillows, as it helps us to improve the quality of service we provide. I shared your complimentary remarks with our breakfast attendant. She was delighted to recieve such feedback. We look forward to seeing you again on your next stop in Altoona, PA.
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2010

The Holiday Inn Express Altoona, is a very pleasant surprise. The rooms are spacious, clean and have the types of amenities found in top notch (and expensice hotels). I would recommend this well run, friendly hotel to anyone.
Great job Altoona!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
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altoonaexpress, Director of Sales at Clarion Inn & Suites, responded to this review, October 11, 2010
Thank you for your wonderful remarks, which I have shared with our staff. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to welcoming you back.
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Newmarket, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2010

The reviews on this hotel are reliable and overall we found this Holiday Inn to be a great stopover in Altoona. Adequate 24/7 fitness centre, free internet access and a decent complimentary breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Whitby, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2010

Stopped at this hotel on the way home to Toronto from North Carolina. Nothing too fancy, but very clean and organized. Hotel staff was great...Called ahead to have an extra cot in the room and it was there as requested. Lots of good places to eat close by. Breakfast was better than expected. And Logan Valley Mall is right down the road. I trusted the reviews on Trip Advisor and it paid off. Would have stayed at the Hampton Inn had I not read the reviews first. Can't go wrong with this hotel if your spending the night in Altoona.

Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2010

This place is different than the typical HI Express because it is a converted older hotel. What they lack in newness they more than make up for in service - complimentary water and snacks on arrival, list of local restaurants offering discounts for HI Express guests, friendly front desk personnel, etc. Our spacious room with 2 queens had the sink outside the bathroom with minimal counter space, but at least the mirror doesn't fog! The AC worked well, the beds were comfy, the windows large, the TV modern, and the internet fast. Great stay!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Kutztown, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2010

stayed here while in town to see a minor-league baseball game...when desk staff found out why we were there they gave my son and I tickets to the game from their corporate season tickets...had great seats and my son got a foul ball...hotel was spotless, breakfast was excellent...we'll be back

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2010

Stayed 1 Night at the HI Express in Altoona. Requested a Quiet Room - and got just that. 2 Floor room - Facing Rear of Hotel w/ a view of the stream in the rear. Clean and Comfortable room. Internet worked just fine.. Breakfast in the morning. Check in staff was very friendly ... Numerous resturants within walking distance from you're room. Front desk provides resturants that feature a discount with idenification of you're hotel room key card.
Only Con was the water in the bathtub was a bit of the yellow color. My guess was the usual "hard water" condition that occurs regulary in Altoona. Other than that - Everything was Great and will return for another stay.

For the railfans out there - Hotel is close to Horseshoe Curve, Brickyard RR Xing and Railroad Museum. - Radio Freq. 160.800 - All Track Detectors come in clear while staying at the hotel.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Clarion Inn & Suites
Address: 3306 Pleasant Valley Blvd, Altoona, PA 16602
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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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 15 Hotels in Altoona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 108
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Everything at Clarion Inn & Suites - Altoona, PA is designed so that you can relax. We know that all you really need is a place to be yourself. Contemporary hospitality and our friendly staff are eagerly awaiting your visit. ... more   less 
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