Points négatifs: The hotel is great when it isn't full. However, the walls are pretty thin and we could hear the people above us and next to us. Thankfully it was tolerable. The location is good, the bed is comfortable and the room was clean.
Points positifs: It wasn't very modern and looked like no one has ever been in the rooms before.
Points positifs: Hotel is new, location and staff are great.
Points négatifs: The indoor pool is a bit on the small side.
Points positifs: Room, food and swimming pool
Points positifs: The nice staff and the newness of the building.
Points positifs: Everything! Staff was very pleasant and helpful. Breakfast was incredible and the workout room was excellent.
Points négatifs: Pool was a little small but that wasn't any big deal.
Points positifs: It is brand new! The room was so quiet.
Points positifs: Hotel is very neat, and looks like a newly built/renovated.
Points positifs: This was my first time staying at this hotel and the staff went out of there way to make our stay the best stay possible.. great views, great enviorment.. will and would recommend this hotel to anyone.
Points positifs: Friendly staff, large room, breakfast
Points positifs: large, clean bed; very clean room at end of hall. Very quiet. Recently renovated, so stuff is nice. Excellent water pressure in shower. WiFi and breakfast. I will return.
Points négatifs: everything there was great.
Points positifs: Very nice customer service
Points négatifs: The room assigned when we checked in was not cleaned. Bed was in made. I was afraid that someone was in there when I walked in. We were given an upgrade to a suite which was very nice. I booked 2 rooms because only king rooms were available at booking. With the upgrade, my son and daughter in law could have stayed with us.
Points positifs: The soup bar and beauty of the room.
Points négatifs: Nothing.
Points négatifs: I was not told at time of our reservation that there was no smoking in the rooms.
Points positifs: Fast check in and friendly staff
Points négatifs: No a thing
Points positifs: Personnel sympa, chambres spacieuses, petit déjeuner
Points positifs: The in-house 'store' where one could buy snacks and a few personal items.
Points négatifs: Sunday Continenntal Breakfast was a disaster! There weren't enough chairs for everyone and two ladies almost got in a fight over one. People were sitting on the floor.
Points positifs: The staff is ever vigilant in doing what is necessary to insure one's stay is pleasant. The suites are modern and spacious.
Points négatifs: The bathroom lighting is not very bright, and the fan sounds not unlike a Boeing 737 at full throttle for take off. The AC fan blows directly on the bed -- which some might prefer, but I found uncomfortable.
Points positifs: The hotel staff was outstanding!
Points positifs: The hotel was new, clean, and comfortable. The good news was that I did not need to use the ventilation system. Outside access fans drive me crazy.
Points négatifs: This hotel should not be listed as Altoona, Pennsylvania. It was located about 20 minutes from the city center.
The location of the hotel was close to the Thruway and that's a plus.
Points positifs: The rooms were clean and well kept.
Points négatifs: The breakfast area was small.
Points positifs: Staff and General Manager let me out of my agreement with them. The hotel is a newer attractive looking at the edge of town.
Points négatifs: Silver fish in refrigerator-Black mold in bathtub. They showed me 3 rooms and they all had black mold in the bathtub. One even had mold on the base of the wall. I am allergic to mold and I started feeling sick.
Points positifs: rooms were very very nice
Points négatifs: one elevator, small dining area, small pool
Points positifs: Awesome large rooms, great breakfast, pleasant staff
Points négatifs: No amenities around the hotel, internet sketchy, small pool, but none of this took away from the fact that the rooms, staff, and overall experience was terrific!
Points positifs: Large, spacious, comfortable rooms, Awesome breakfast, pleasant and accommodating staff.Comfy beds, great pillows, easy access to I-99, microwave and fridge in room.
Points négatifs: Tiny little pool, internet sketchy sometimes
Points positifs: Beautiful room and a comfortable bathroom.
Points négatifs: Out of town. While there was one diamond in the rough restaurant (an Italian place two miles away), no other attractions are close.
Points positifs: The staff was great, it was a last minute trip I booked online. I called the front desk the morning of our arrival to see if I could get my two rooms adjoining (we have a large family) and they had to switch some things around but were happy to take care of it for us.
The facility was clean and the pool was nice. Well appointed and updated feel. I could see staying here for a business trip also.
Points positifs: The staff were very friendly and helpful. Everything on the breakfast buffet was excellent. Being there from Friday until Sunday and having access to coffee, hot chocolate and fruit 24/7 was very nice. Our room was spacious and we were surprised how quiet it was. We never heard the first shower or door slam which was very nice.
Points négatifs: We left the room about 10 AM on Saturday morning and the cleaning staff were working a few door down. We were greatly surprised when we returned late Saturday night and found that we did not have any fresh towels and the beds were not straightened or remade. My husband had to go down to the front desk to get fresh towels for the next morning.
Points positifs: I stayed in a King Suite. It was newly renovated and had amenities not normally found in hotels. My whole experience was awesome and I would definitely stay here again in the future.
Points positifs: Was an older hotel, but seems they are renovating. Rooms were clean and beds were comfortable and the breakfast in the morning was awesome!! GREAT room for the price! Lots of little extras, which really make a difference :)
Points positifs: I like this room design. look great
Points négatifs: some staff are not friendly
Points positifs: The room was immaculately cleaned. High/Low dusting was done including the ceiling vent covers. Rare to see this level of cleanliness nowadays.
Points négatifs: The bathroom was dated. Strangely the floor was replaced with modern slate tiles but everything else was circa 1980.
Points positifs: Check in was a breeze with a staff which was great to meet at 11:30 at night with a good attitude and again in the morning , good breakfast and easy check out .
Points négatifs: Not at all.
Points positifs: I had a late check in so the granola bar and the always available coffee was a great touch
Points négatifs: The shower in my room is a little dated but it works fine so that is only a minor thing.
Points positifs: Location
Points négatifs: Beds were not at a 2.5 star level
Points positifs: absolutely loved the bed most comfortable bed I have ever slept in .The amenities offered were great also.
Points positifs: The people at the front desk they were wonderful
Points positifs: Nice location and a great staff
Points positifs: Location
Points négatifs: Long walk to rooms
Points positifs: Staff was outstanding. Beds were very comfortable. Printer in the room was a great touch. The hotel is updating currently. Breakfast was excellent for a free amenity. Very happy with our stay.
Points positifs: The staff was wonderful. It is right next door to the convention center. They kept a large water container with lemon slices near the elevators.
Points négatifs: The carpet and chair had stains, the bathroom was dirty.
Points positifs: Staff was very friendly. Room was a good size. Bed was comfortable.
Points négatifs: Phone in room was beat up and old when I called for a wake up call.
Points positifs: The hotel is not far from the mall and restaurants. I highly recommend Jethro's which is a 5 minute drive around the corner from the hotel.
Points négatifs: Anybody can charge anything they would like to your room and they do nothing to verify that the person charging to a room actually has access to that room. Someone charged $40 to my room for breakfast and if I didn't have a receipt to prove that I paid cash for my breakfast, I would've been stuck paying for someone else.
Also make sure you have cash on hand when it comes time to checkout. I was told that my credit card was being declined and when I called the bank, the bank said nothing was attempted or declined.
Points positifs: The person who checked us in is very personable and remembered my wife and I from the year prior when we stayed which I thought was very impressive.
Points négatifs: Our room was on the 2nd floor and every time someone on the floors above flushed a toilet or turned on a shower, we would hear the water and other "stuff" running down through the wall. I was constantly awoken through the night by this and checked out of the hotel twice as tired than I was upon check-in.
Points positifs: Le personnel était merveilleux. Il est juste à côté du centre de convention. Il y a de grands récipients avec de l'eau et des tranches de citron à côté des ascenseurs.
Points négatifs: La moquette et le fauteuil étaient tachés, la salle de bains était sale.
Points positifs: This location, has undergone the Motel 6 Update/ Reset. I have stayed at numerous Motel 6 locations throughout the country since the 80's. This location in Altoona is nice and clean. From the road perspective, it is definitely older, as it is a One Story Shotgun design, but if you can get over the Motel 6 stigma of cheap, it is a very decent location otherwise.
The gentleman working the desk the evening we arrived, was nice and courteous, as was the staff working the AM shift upon checkout. The bedding was comfortable, and was clean. Not a bug in sight, nor a sign of dirtiness anywhere. The room was equipped with a 32" LED TV, and though the channel selection is limited in Altoona, it was nice to be able to watch something clearly, while getting my eyes off the road.
Accessibility wise, this location is about a 1/2 Mile off the main roads in Altoona, and the entrance appears a bit deceiving, as there is a residential house at the driveway, but otherwise it is fairly easy to find.
If you are traveling with pets, this location is definitely pet friendly. Yes, you need to disclose that you have pets with you at check-in, but that is the only piece of information they need.
Wi-Fi was optional for a $5 Fee for 24 Hours. Being that I had data to use, I just turned one my devices into a secure hot-spot and utilized that for Wi-Fi. Thus, I have no experience with the Wi-Fi signal.
If you are on the road, and need a comfy bed to sleep in for the night, I definitely recommend stopping at this location. Whenever we come back through Altoona, I will be staying here again.
Points négatifs: Towels were a bit small. I'm a tall gentleman, and it would have been nice to have longer towels for drying off with. Texture of towels were not rough. I've used sandpaper towels before, and these were definitely softer than sandpaper.
Points positifs: Not bad price. Convenient location to bars, restaurants, shopping centers etc. no carpet I prefer the hardwood floors. Staff was nice.
Points négatifs: Room was super minimal. Limited tv stations. No microwave or fridge. Not alot of lighting. No shampoo Etc in shower have to supply your own.
Points positifs: Pas mal comme prix. L'emplacement très pratique pour les bars, les restaurants, les centres commerciaux etc.pas de moquette je préfère les parquets. Le personnel était agréable.
Points négatifs: La chambre était super minimaliste. pas beaucoup de chaînes de télévision. Pas de four à micro-ondes ni de réfrigérateur. Il n'y a pas beaucoup de lumière. Pas de shampoing etc. dans la douche, il faut prendre le vôtre.
Points positifs: I was very impressed. For the price we paid, we did not expect so much for so little. The room was nice and clean.
Points positifs: Close to what I wanted to see.
Points négatifs: Motel's hallway smelled of smoke. My room was a non-smoking room surrounded by smoking rooms. My room smelled like a smoking room. My bathroom sink was clogged up. In bathroom found cloths left behind by previous occupant. AC didn't work well.
Points positifs: Refrigerator. Bathroom was in good shape and clean.
Points négatifs: Worn out mattress. The room carpet wasn't clean. Limited parking.
No place to walk to for dinner.
Points positifs: The easy access to the Penn State game! - Friendly and Clean
Points négatifs: N/A
Points positifs: A proximité de ce que je voulais visiter.
Points négatifs: Le couloir du motel sentait la cigarette. C'était une chambre non fumeurs entourée de chambres fumeurs. Ma chambre sentait comme dans une chambre fumeurs. Le lavabo était bouché. Dans la chambre on a trouvé des affaires laissées par les précédents occupants. La climatisation ne fonctionnait pas bien.
Points positifs: If you're in this area and need a place to sleep, this is it!
great tv, warm room, quiet area. front desk very friendly.
Points négatifs: shower head sprayed so hard it got the floor wet!
Points positifs: Friendly man at front desk. The fact that the property looks like the "Bates Motel" (inside AND out) isn't his fault, I suppose... The rooms were clean enough.
Points négatifs: The temperature in the room when we arrived was 60 degrees! "No problem", I thought, "I'll just crank the thermostat." 4 hours later, the paltry emanations from the baseboard heater got the room to around 68 degrees. Unacceptable!!! Everything is horribly outdated and done to the bare minimum. Don't rent a room here unless 1) it's the last available one within 200 miles, or 2) you're only going to be using it for an hour or so.
Points positifs: Ease of check in and check out was great.
Points négatifs: Loud TV from the room next door til almost 2:00AM then snoring!!! We had to get up very early the next morning and did not get much sleep at all. Not the motels fault. Thicker walls would've been a God send!
Points négatifs: Housekeeping. They did a poor job after I asked them to clean certain areas.
Points positifs: The location was close enough to where the convention was happening.
Points négatifs: Room just had an aura of dirty and dated. Grime on every furniture surface, ratty carpets i didnt trust to touch my bare feet. Paint peeling all over the bathroom. Wifi was unsecured and DSL, speeds were a joke. This location is going under
Points positifs: Nothing
Points négatifs: It was dirty and outdated. We rented 3 rooms, all were to have fridges and microwaves but only 2 did. They advertise a restaurant but there isn't one. It was nasty overall.
Points positifs: Convenient location to food/shopping, decent breakfast
Points négatifs: Hotel was clean but extremely dated.
Points positifs: Cleanliness and staff
Points négatifs: Needs upgrade
Points positifs: Location
Points négatifs: Manager was awful! Four nights room never cleaned. Not allowed to take morning cruel to room. Daughter harassed by Manager old woman. Key cards had to be be reactivated each day. Ants in room. Room had no phone never put into new room even with plent
Points positifs: Free breakfast that was included in the price of the room
Points négatifs: It was a bit outdated and the room did have a weird smell.
Points positifs: There was a bed.
Points négatifs: Very old and worn furniture, carpets, bathroom. Tub was not clean. Sink was dirty with coffee. Electric outlets by bed did not work, so charging phone/ipad was not easy. Reception was not welcoming. Waited a bit for anyone to show up to check me in.
Points positifs: The price.
Points négatifs: Had to go outside to get complimentary breakfast.
Points positifs: the staff friendliness
Points négatifs: had to ask for the carpet to be cleaned. It was cleaned nest day.
Points positifs: Check in and check out was very simple. Room was comfortable.
Points négatifs: Bathroom fan in room #161 was not working, would come on and off randomly. Also, patch job in shower ceiling was pretty rough. Continental breakfast not exciting. Parking area lighting was poor.
Points positifs: Only the cleaning staff was very helpful.
Points négatifs: The receptionist did not even care to ask me how was my stay there, she surely knew what my answer would be. The blanket was extremely worn out, the sheets were yellow and no detergent smell at all. The couch fabric was spoiled like a map.