Central PA’s Premier Hotel & Conference Center

About Altoona Grand Hotel & Conference Center

The Altoona Grand Hotel & Conference Center has been under new ownership since 2013 and new management since August 2016. Whether you are visiting the Altoona, Pennsylvania area for vacation, business travel, or a long-term stay, we have the perfect room to accommodate you.

We also offer a many options to host your corporate meetings, exhibits, or special event. We can host events for 20 or 550 people.  We offer ballroom or theatre space that can be modified to to accommodate your event.  We offer onsite accommodations, event services, and dining/entertainment space.

Two queen size beds

Holiday Happenings

Christmas Day Buffet

11:30 – 2:00 pm in the Grand Ball Room
RSVP By 12/18

New Year's Eve Celebration

Rock into 2024 with Felix and The Hurricanes
Tickets include buffet dinner and champagn toast

Hotel & Conference Services


We offer standard rooms and rooms with special features. Our amenities include free Wi-Fi, 24 hour Fitness Center, free breakfast, and an indoor swimming pool.


Our on-site restaurant, the Grouse’s Nest, offers a delicious menu, cold drinks, and multiple TV screens for the games.  The Grouse’s Nest is the perfect place to relax.


We are a full service conference center with banquet services and accommodations.  Our conference facilities can accommodate various sizes of corporate events and meetings.


Experience your dream wedding at the Altoona Grand Hotel.  We are a full service wedding venue with exceptional personal service to ensure your special day is Grand!

What They Say …

We had our 41st class reunion at this venue. From the get go Shaina McNally, event coordinator was on the ball! Immediate response from email or phone calls. Shaina was great at handling changes, even last minute ones and offering suggestions from prior experience. Shaina and the banquet staff were always polite, accommodating and friendly. Food was excellently prepared and presented thanks to Sue the chef! We had 1 hour of bar and hors d'oeuvre then a buffet dinner. Hot was hot and cold was cold and delicious! Venue was beautifully set up. If they do this well on a large function I think Shaina can handle any size group with grace and style. Definitely my go to place from now on! Great job guys!

Jim McAndrew

They were amazing from the very beginning! I had my ceremony in the Tropical Courtyard, my reception in the ballroom, and our rehearsal dinner in the Laurel Room. Everything was so beautiful and elegant. They completely catered to me. They came and got me before the ceremony and walked me to where I needed to go and then during the reception they kept checking in to make sure everything was moving smoothly and if I needed anything from them. I absolutely loved them!

Ashlin Cosentino

I would like to deeply express my sincerest appreciation and gratitude to the Convention Staff, all of our NDC members and our guests for your support of the 2022 NDC Convention I have been truly honored and overwhelmed by your enthusiasm, generosity, and participation; thany you. I personally wanted to recognize the awesome assistance we have received from the Altoona Grand Hotel staff has been a great pleasure working and planning with everyone. From your daily hot breakfast buffet to the big banquet night, I hope that you too will experience the cordial hospitality and superior service and I trust you will kindly remember to support the staff with gracious gratuities during your stay.

Regis Bodnar

Just came back from the Altoona Grand Hotel after spending a week there for the 36th Annual National DeSoto Club convention. We can not say enough great to the extra gravy boats at the banquet dinner, not a single detail was missed. Lindsey, Shaina, Sue, and the entire hotel staff were so friendly, helpful, and easy to work with. if you are planning an event of any size., please consider this location. The convention planning committee was using the catch phase all week Altoona Awesome and everyone at the hotel truly is Altoona Awesome. Thank you again for all of your hard work and we look forward to visiting after the hotel renovations are completed.

Jennifer Bodner

I picked the Altoona Grand for my wedding reception and it was absolutely perfect. The staff was so attentive and made sure we had everything we needed including helping us set up Friday night. Shaina is absolutely incredible! Like no joke! We love her! She made our day and days leading up to the wedding seem so simple and stress free. She's so easy to work with! The food... the food was INCREDIBLE and the service was top notch. Our rooms were clean and beautiful. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. Thank you to everyone at the hotel!

B. Clapper