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Altoona Grand Hotel & Conference Center
1 Sheraton Drive
Altoona, PA 16602
(I-99 Plank Road Exit 31)
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The Altoona Grand Hotel (formerly Ramada Inn) is located right off the Plank Road Exit 31 of Interstate 99. It was originally a Sheraton, which explains the address 1 Sheraton Drive. It features an indoor pool, jacuzzi tub, fitness center, game room, free Wifi and complimentary breakfast. Refrigerators, microwaves and cots are available upon request. They also offer meeting and banquet space for up to 500 people.
There are two restaurants on site, The Grouse's Nest (dinner, bar) and Tropical Courtyard (breakfast and lunch). Outback Steakhouse is adjacent to the Altoona Grand and several restaurants (Kings, Friendlys, Jethros, Montezuma, TGI Fridays) are right across the road. There are many other restaurants nearby, including Applebees, Bob Evans, Longhorn Steakhouse to name a few. Fast food outlets include Arbys, Long John Silvers and Taco Bell.
If you stay at the Altoona Grand, you are close to all the major shopping destinations in Altoona. It's right across the road from Target. Plank Road Commons (Pier One, Sams Club, TJ Maxx, Wal Mart) and the Logan Valley Mall (JcPenney, Macys, Sears) are close by. There are also numerous smaller shopping centers within a few minutes drive.
The Altoona Grand is a short drive from the Blair County Convention Center. Two amusement parks are in the area, Lakemont Park being the closest. Head further north on I-99 for DelGrosso's Amusement Park. Baseball fans will want to catch an Altoona Curve game, the AA affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Railroad buffs must see the Horseshoe Curve and Railroader's Museum. There are plenty of recreational opportunities for golfing, bicycling and skiing too.