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Clarion Inn & Suites
Ranked #5 of 15 Hotels in Altoona
Certificate of Excellence
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
1 review
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“Great Place to Stay”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

I found the room on Hotwire about an hour before I got to Altoona. My stay only got better as time went on. After I checked in I went to my room where I was finally able to relax and they provided me with snacks and a few water bottles free of charge. Also, even though I forgot toothpaste I was provided a tube from the front desk as well. The bed was very comfortable and the room size for a single was massive! Needless to say, soon after I laid down I was able to fall asleep as if I were in my own bed at home. I was up early to eat breakfast and it was well organized with a variety of options to choose from and most importantly the coffee was great. I had the pleasure of meeting Cherryie Brown and talk with her for about a half hour. I cannot wait to see what it looks like once the renovations are completed!

Room Tip: Rooms on the first floor are my personal favorite because they are the most convenient
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Ashley B, Manager In Training at Clarion Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 23 May 2014
I want to thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is always my pleasure to hear from our guests. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed talking to Cherryie. It is always so wonderful to hear from our guests about their stay. I look forward to seeing you in your future trips to Altoona, PA.

Sincerely,
Ashley Burkey
Manager In Training
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Bonney Lake, Washington
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Loved my stay at this hotel.. The girls at the front desk are the best especially the girls in the evening helping with where to eat and what fun bars are around to go to.. Breakfast was very good love the pancake maker looks like a fax machine… check out is so nice and smooth I wake up and a bill is under my door and I can leave when I get up don’t have to stop at the desk but I do because I love seeing all the happy faces cant wait for my next visit to Altoona ill only stay here

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Ashley B, Manager In Training at Clarion Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. I will make sure I inform my staff on how you enjoyed your stay. We are so glad to be your hotel of choice when you return to Altoona. You are indeed a valued guest to us. Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Express. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Altoona, PA.

Sincerely,

Ashley Burkey
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Stayed a Sat. night with my wife, the room was clean and thoroughly equipped (fridge, microwave, etc.). The hotel is on the older side, but is well maintained and had some character. We especially enjoyed the outside patio, its large with really nice landscaping incl. fish pond. It is very conveniently located nearby many restaurants and stores, staff was also friendly.

I would not book through the hotel website, we saved $25 by booking through expedia. I also think it is a bit overpriced at $140/nite (was $165 through hotel site).

My only complaint is the TV automatically shows the option for adult video. Our society is poisoned by porn, and when a business makes it easy to access, especially to the typical male (or female) traveler who is by themself, I think the owner is greedy with poor character, and part of the problem.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ashley B, Manager In Training at Clarion Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
Dear Mr. Steven,

Thank you for your comments sent to our Guest Relations Department about your stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Altoona, PA. We appreciate you taking the time to make us aware of your recent stay.

I wanted to apologize to you about the issues with your TV. We however are not allowed to provide adult videos to our guests so I wanted to thank you for the review which has brought this to my attention. I am in contact with our movie provider to take care of this issue. I want to once again apologize for this.

I hope you will give us another opportunity to provide the service and accommodation you expect. We want to be your hotel of choice when you return to Altoona. You are indeed a valued guest to us. Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Express in Altoona, PA.

Sincerely,

Ashley Burkey
Manager In Training
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

Stayed one night on a business trip and was so impressed that Holiday Inn Express Altoona gets my first five-point rating. Nothing but positive things to say - a perfect hotel for a nightly stopover in Altoona. The beds are soft and supremely comfortable (the most important thing in a hotel for me), the gym is just well-stocked enough to make me happy, the breakfast is decent (they have an automated pancake machine - and those things are huge! - as well as stock Greek yogurt, a rarity in a budget-ish hotel) and the location is convenient to pretty much anything in Altoona. The Internet connection is extremely fast (although it did knock me off once and forced me to log back in) and there are plenty of TV channels to keep you occupied if all you want to do is relax for the evening. Literally not one thing to complain about. Will definitely stay there again when I am in town next on business, which should be pretty soon.

Room Tip: 201 can be a bit loud as it's right next to the staircase
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Akron, Ohio
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

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.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Beaver
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

I've stayed at several hotels for business & pleasure &this place beats many of the more expensive ones, hands down. The check in was great with friendly staff. Everything you need is in your room, including complimentary water, snacks, fridge, microwave, toiletry's, WI FI, well controlled heat/air, and even a printer if needed. The rooms are comfortable and quiet. The fitness room has all you need & the machines are clean. Complimentary coffee 24/7 & breakfast in the lobby are a plus. There is a quiet seating area outside in the rear with a small fish pond and pet walking area with clean-up station. There are many dining & shopping options within walking distance, as well as a larger planet fitness center next door. Discounts are offered by local businesses when showing your room key. I recommend trying this property out if you plan a long or short term stay in Altoona. Peoples Natural Gas stadium, where the Altoona Curve play is just minutes away.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Beaver, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 April 2014 via mobile

Beautiful hotel...the nicest place that Norfolk Southern has ever lodged us! The rooms are gorgeous, the people are friendly and the complimentary breakfast is fantastic and varies day to day. They also offer a complimentary dinner every Tuesday that they don't even advertise and it is spectacular.

Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Property: Clarion Inn & Suites
Address: 3306 Pleasant Valley Blvd, Altoona, PA 16602-4312
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Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Altoona
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 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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