Motel 6 Altoona

Address: 1500 Sterling Street, Altoona, Pennsylvania, 16602, United States | 1 star motel
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This 1 star motel, located on 1500 Sterling Street, Altoona, is near Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark, Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum, Lakemont Park, and Holiday Bowl.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsMotel 6 Altoona

    Reviewed by cphenly


    Reviewed May 26, 2013
    by (43 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    This is a well-run Motel 6, and you will get what you expect from a Motel 6: it's clean, decorated as it was in the 60s, probably, and basic. The staff was friendly, and if you are willing to do without luxuries to get a relatively inexpensive room, then this is a good buy.

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Motel 6 Altoona

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

    Travel Blogs from Altoona

    1902 My New Favorite Swimming Hole

    A travel blog entry by nathanphil on Oct 15, 2014

    39 photos

    ... in and out... doing drugs... I guess they think no one will bother them in a place like this..." That sounds a bit odd. "So do many people come and listen to you?" she asks "People around here are nervous about strangers--with all the things going on." "Actually, I'm surprised at how many people I've met along this trip--and many people driving past wave at my. Folks seem friendly" She finishes with a performance tip "you should sing louder... so people can hear you" ...

    1866 The Shabbiest Town Hall

    A travel blog entry by nathanphil on Sep 10, 2014

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    ... middle--an industrial civilization that hasn't really moved forward, but hasn't suffered major decay either. I guess the poor land management is what bothered me the most. When land is a very limited resource as it is here, it's especially troubling to see commercial and urban sprawl--in an area where the population is actually shrinking! ...Anyways... I'm glad I came here and fully experienced this valley. Now I'm ready to move ...

    1865 A Much Nicer Town Center

    A travel blog entry by nathanphil on Sep 10, 2014

    15 photos

    ... worth it just to add what I assume with be a boring, generic suburb. Along the way I pass I construction site marked "Islamic Society" where it looks like a small mosque is being built. It's actually a bit refreshing to see a little bit of faith diversity here (along with a beautiful domed synagogue in south Altoona). And by the names I see on the medical centers (on one, 5 out of 6 names were either ...

    1864 The Oldest Gas Station in the World

    A travel blog entry by nathanphil on Sep 10, 2014

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    ... I climb up to a little park on a hilltop with a sign that reads "this land has been designated as a park... forever"

    Sorry folks, nothing is "forever"--especially not when it comes to urban development.

    One thing I do notice different about Altoona is that the vast majority of people in the run down neighborhoods around downtown are white folks. When you see a Confederate flag flying from a window just a block from downtown, you know this ...

    1863 A Chat with a Stump Carver

    A travel blog entry by nathanphil on Sep 09, 2014

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    ... decline. I do pass a good bit of functioning industry along the way (Including Del Grosso's tomato sauce factory--complete with its own amusement park!) but I wouldn't say this area feels like a real industrial hub. I take a peaceful sideroad along the river instead of following the highway. Along the way I spot a cool carving of a toothy face and mushrooms and flowers mad out of a tree stump. An ...