Overnight Accommodations

Overnight Accommodations

On Campus Accommodations

NOTE: Overnight accommodations are only available for summer New Student Orientation dates.

Anyone wishing to make overnight accommodations on campus may do so by contacting the Penn State Altoona Housing Office at 814-949-5713.

New Student Orientation accommodations in Cedar or Spruce Hall include air-conditioned suites which have two bedrooms and a private bath with a shower. A common area provides for television viewing with access to vending machines.

A suite may be reserved for you and members of your family at the following one night rate:

Overnight Rates
Number of People Price
One or two people $75
3 people $85
4 people $95
5 people $105
6 people $115

Arrangements should be made by phone at least two weeks in advance of your arrival. A check or money order payable to PSU should be sent to: Penn State Altoona, Office of Housing and Food Services, 3000 Ivyside Drive, Altoona, PA, 16601, Attention: New Student Orientation. VISA and Mastercard are also accepted by phone (814-949-5406), but all payments are required in full in advance of your arrival.

Check-in time - Monday through Wednesday is between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. in the Housing and Food Services Offices in the Port-Sky Café, and between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. in Cedar Hall. Sunday check-in is from 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in Cedar Hall. Please make every effort to arrive during these hours to secure the keys to your room. Check-out time is 7:30 a.m. at the Housing Office in the Port-Sky Café.

Off Campus Accommodations

Located on Pleasant Valley Boulevard, off the I99 Plank Road Exit, are a number of hotels, motels, and inns. Restaurant facilities are also located on the boulevard. In the same area are shopping malls, plazas, and theaters for your leisure. A few of the hotels/motels you may wish to contact include:

Off Campus Accommodations
Name Number
Altoona Grand Hotel 814-946-1631
Clarion Inn and Suites 814-944-9661
Comfort Inn 814-693-1800
Comfort Suites 814-942-2600
Courtyard by Marriott 814-312-1800
Days Inn & Suites 814-944-4499
Econo Lodge 814-944-3555
Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott 814-946-0422
Hampton Inn 814-941-3500
Holiday Inn Express 814-693-1004
Microtel 814-946-1400
Motel 6 814-946-7601
Super 8 Motel 814-942-5350
Wingate by Wyndham 814-515-2233


There are several fast food and family-style restaurants within a mile of the campus.