by Amanda Geronikos
The Holiday Inn Johnstown Downtown in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, puts families close to area attractions such as the Johnstown Flood Museum and Johnstown Inclined Plane. The Holiday Inn is also within walking distance of several restaurants and shops. Be sure to make a stop at the Flight 93 National Memorial while you’re in town, too. Plus, the hotel provides complimentary shuttle services to see it all, between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily. Shuttle services to John P. Murtha Cambria County Airport are also provided.
Other hotel perks include complimentary Wi-Fi and an indoor swimming pool. There’s also an onsite restaurant, Harrigan’s Cafe and Wine Deck, where kids ages 12 and under eat free. Harrigan’s serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with kids’ menus and highchairs also available.
Kids ages 19 and under stay free with a paying adult in guestrooms that include one king or two double beds, plus mini-fridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Cribs and rollaway beds are available upon request.
Check-in time is 3 p.m.; check-out is at 11 a.m. Parking is free.
Our Editor Loves
- Kids stay and eat free
- Indoor swimming pool
- Central Johnstown location
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Check in was speedy and went well. Kind of surprised that they charged a small fee for parking and that there was no breakfast buffet. The outside of the hotel and lobby were updated, although the lobby had the smell of bleach or pool chemicals. I had a room on the 3rd floor, overlooking the Rite Aid. While the room was clean and the bed was comfortable, you could tell this was an older establishment. I chose to leave for dinner as the reviews for the restaurant were not the best. I did grab a breakfast sandwich in the restaurant the morning of checkout. It was ok. There was one server who was working her tail off (she was a little older and seemed very pleasant). My server, while she waited on me, she never did come back to ask how the food way. Disappointed with that. The restaurant was dark and is in dire need of updating.
Hotel has a great reasturant in Harrigans. They have a different buffet each week day. On Tuesday the turkey is wonderful and you can have as much as you can eat. Bar is full service and prices are about normal.