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Our Property - Altoona Grand Hotel & Conference Center
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Blair County’s Only Full Service Hotel

Altoona Grand Hotel Building

The Altoona Grand Hotel & Conference Center is locally owned, and Blair County’s only full-service Hotel in the area. Our facilities are prefect for vacation, business travel, or a wedding. Our accommodations include rooms with a whirlpool and suites. Our amenities include a fitness center, restaurant & lounge, and the area’s largest indoor heated pool.

We also offer a full-service conference center for your meetings, or corporate event. We provide a dedicated consultant to assist you with planning accommodations, meals, meeting room selection and layout.

The Altoona Grand wedding services are unmatched in service and options. We can accommodate your guest accommodations, rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, and reception. We can make your special day Grand.

The Altoona Grand Hotel is Blair County’s only full service Hotel in the area. This locally owend hotel in Altoona, Pennsylvania is preferct for vacation, business travel, or a long-term stay. We have several rooms like queen, king, whirlpool, suites, and so much more so we can find the perfect room to accommodate you. You can also see all of our aminities that we have to offer like a fittness center, resturant/lounage, and Blair county’s largest indoor heated pool. We also can help you plan your next meeting and event. We have severl areas for you to make your next event fantastic. What about weddings? We have that taken care of too. Let us plan your wedding to make it a meromerbly one.

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

Q&A

Learn a little of Altoona Grand Hotel

Where is Altoona Grand Hotel located?

AGH is located in Altoona, Pa in Blair County. We are also very close to Bedford and State College. We are also Penn State Football Suttles

Type of shopping is in the area?

We have several centers with many stores to go to like Logan Valley Mall,  Logan Town Centre, Morningside Plaza, Park Hills Plaza, and The Pleasant Valley Shopping Center

We also have very unqiue snack outlets like Gardners Candies, Blair Candy Outlet, and Benzel’s Pretzels Outlet

What type of universities are in the area?

The Altoona Grand Hotel is happy to accommodate for family, friends, and future students looking to stay in town while visiting nearby schools. We are located in close proximity to the following schools:

– ALTOONA, PA

  • Penn State – Altoona
  • Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center
  • Penn Highlands Community College – Blair Campus

– LORETTO, PA

  • Saint Francis University

– CRESSON, PA

  • Mount Aloysius College

– BIRMINGHAM, PA

  • Grier School

– STATE COLLEGE, PA

  • Pennsylvania State University

What’s included when staying at the AGH?

All hotel rooms come with all the amientaities that Altoona Grand Hotel has to offer. Some of the highlights we have are:

– Indoor Heated Pool

– Hot Tub

– Fitness Center

– Coffee Maker, Fridge, and Microwave in every room

– 24 Hr Front Desk

– And many more…

What are the dining options in the hotel?

The hotel has several for dining. We have the Laurel Room that offers free breakfast from 6:00 am to 10:00 am, and dinner from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. We also have The Grouse Nest a more relaxed lounge area to enjoy an afternoon. The Grouse Nest is open from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm from Monday-Friday, and 5:00 pm to 12:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. But if you don’t want to dine at the hotel, there are plenty of resturants around the area like Outback Steakhouse, Applebess’s, Primanti Bro’s, and lots of other options.

What type of accessibility is available?

We have several accessibility options for rooms, spaces and services available at our hotel. here are some options we have.

– ACCESSIBLE PARKING DETAILS:

  • Accessible Self-Parking Available
  • Wheelchair accessible parking spaces for Main Entrance and Conference Entrance
  • Parking drop off under Portico

– ACCESSIBLE PUBLIC AREA DETAILS:

  • All entrances, Public toilets, Hotel Restaurant, Hotel Lounge, Fitness Center, and Meeting space are accessible

– ACCESSIBLE GUEST ROOM & BATHROOM DETAILS:

  • Wheelchair and ADA compliant rooms and access routes
  • Accessible door locks, heating/cooling controls, and furniture and desk
  • Safety bars in bathrooms
  • Portable shower seats and roll in showers

– HEARING IMPARIED ACCESSIBILITY:

  • Closed Captioned TB
  • Visual Alarms or Alerts
  • Hallways and Public areas