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2 Convention Center Drive
Altoona, PA 16602
(I-99 Plank Road Exit 31)
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This Courtyard by Marriott is located adjacent to the Blair County Convention Center. It offers a heated indoor pool, whirlpool, exercise room and free WiFi service. All rooms feature a comfortable large, well-lit work desk with an ergonomic chair, hair dryer, ironing board and coffee maker. Refrigerator and microwave based upon availability. There is also a golf course and driving range on site.
There are many restaurants located nearby. When you exit the hotel, make a right on Convention Center Boulevard and proceed straight to Plank Road. If you turn left on Plank Road, you will find restaurants like Marzoni's Brick Oven & Brewing Co., Hoss's Steak and Sea House, Burger King, McDonalds, Prime Sirloin and Wendy's. If you turn right, you'll head into Altoona's main retail center. There are numerous chain restaurants, including Applebees, Bob Evans, Friendly's, Kings, Longhorn Steakhouse, Montezuma, Outback Steakhouse, TGI Fridays and many more. Fast food outlets include Arbys, Long John Silvers and Taco Bell.
If you stay at the Courtyard, you are close to all the major shopping destinations in Altoona. The closest is Plank Road Commons, home to Wal-Mart, Sams Club, Pier One, TJ Maxx and a bunch of smaller shops. The next intersection brings you Target. A little further down are the Logan Valley Mall (JcPenney, Macys, Sears) and several smaller shopping plazas with stores like AC Moore, K mart and Hobby Lobby.
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.