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“Not your average motel 6 - much better”
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Motel 6 Altoona
Ranked #10 of 15 Hotels in Altoona
San Antonio, Tx
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Not your average motel 6 - much better”
Reviewed 15 June 2012

This was a great surprise this motel 6 had swimming pool (nice), large rooms, bathtub, one story. Very clean, and nice people running it. Towels and pillows still smaller than most, but bigger than the normal motel 6 size. Good price for area

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

I stay here a couple times a year. Although I think I always know what to expect from this Motel 6, I didn't expect to play Plummer at midnight. I checked in the motel earlier in the day, than didn't return until around midnight where we found out the toilet didn't operate well. The front desk gave me an option of changing rooms or pick-up a plunger. If I hadn't been unpacked, I would have rather changed rooms, but I chose to plunge, which I'm not good at.

Other than the toilet issue, everything else in the room was fine. I expect to return here again in the future, unless Super 8's rate comes down a bit.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Canberra, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2012

It has everything that you need. Not that flashy or new but it's cheap, clean and conveniently located. At the end of the day it is an older Motel 6, don't expect too much and you won't be disappointed.
Be sure to check out the Eat'n Park next door. It's a decent feed and their breakfast buffet is worth a mention.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Ajax
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107 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2012

It is one thirty in the am on a Thursday and we are half way to Virginia. A previous search of the internet showed that about one half the hotels / motels in Altoona were booked. The first one we viewed from the highway was motel 6 which I had never stayed at before.

Finally finding its entrance, it is a very large motel with many units (100+) and very few occupied we were told that a room was available for the reasonable price of $50. I had hoped to check my email and found that it was (I believe $3.99) for a twenty four hour period. As we were leaving by seven in the am it was not worth it.

I had asked for a quiet room as it is very close to the interstate so we were given a key and directed to the back of the third building, farthest from the office, with only one other car next door.

On opening the door we found what we had paid the $50 for, two beds, heat, a functional bathroom, grey walls, no decor, but all the basics.

Shortly after getting settled there was a commotion next door, the "lady" exited very quickly and drove off very fast. She did not return.

Service at the desk was quick and efficient, the units were quite presentable from the out side and all parking areas were well lit.

It was very quiet, we were gone at seven am but learned a lesson that for an extra $10 or 20 per night it was well worth paying the extra some where else. There was no breakfast but a couple of reputable restaurants within eye sight.

Room Tip: Ask for quiet and away from the interstate.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Beacon, New York, United States
1 review
Reviewed 4 April 2012

Stayed here about 2 months ago. I heard from others who stayed here that room 102 is haunted. So I rented the room and took all my video equipment with me. I recorded for approx 8 hours of film footage. I didnt see anything with the naked eye so that morning, I left the room and headed home.

Last week, I decided to view the tape out of sheer boredom. Well, to my surprise, all through the tape were ORBS. I was dumb-founded. I could not believe what I was seeing. If you are into ghost hunting, room 102 is the place to be.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Friedrichshafen, Germany
2 reviews
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

The staff is very kind and the rooms are clean, but small. The only fascilities are beds, toilet and bathtube, a/c, tv-set (older) with remote, towels and soap. No shampoo, no coffe maker, no fan, no fridge. Compared to other chain motels to few for the money!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Guelph, Canada
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2011

This is the first Motel 6 I've ever stayed at. Quite frankly they usually scare me, but the reviews led us to give this one a try, and are we ever glad we did.

Hotel is clean, rooms are big and cheap. We got 2 rooms with 2 queen size beds for under $120 on a friday night, you can't beat that. Also It's right off the interstate, and there are lots of restaurants close by.

The pool was closed when we were there, but it was October. The book in the room said it was only open till the beginning of September.

The only negative was the lack of free WiFi. If you want it the charge is 3 dollars a night, not a lot, but enough to make you think if you really want it. We pulled in late and left early so no real reason to purchase it. Plus there was a few restaurants in the area that offered it free.

I almost forgot. They have the friendliest, most courtious front desk staff I have ever encountered. They where great.

Overall I was very impressed, and will now look at other Motel 6's as well. I've always been a Super 8 man, but if other 6's are like this, I'll stay there in a flash.

Room Tip: Ponderosa Steak House down the street offers a cheap breakfest buffet.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Motel 6 Altoona
Address: 1500 Sterling St, I-99 at Exit #31, Altoona, PA 16602-2828
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Altoona
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 15 Hotels in Altoona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Altoona 2*
Number of rooms: 113
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Motel 6 Altoona PA welcomes our guests 24 hours a day with a comfortable, pet friendly environment at the lowest rates of any national chain. Wi-Fi is available in all of our modern rooms. ... more   less 
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