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Whether you are visiting for a day or considering spending the next four years with us, we'd like to welcome you to Loretto.


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    Places to Stay

    Preferred Vendors:

    Altoona, PA
    (Approximately 18 miles to campus)

    Hampton Inn
    180 Charlotte Dr. 
    814-941-3500 
    $99 SFU  rate
    (some blackout dates apply)

    Holiday Inn Express
    115 Convention Center Drive 
    814-693-1004 
    $99 SFU rate
    (some blackout dates apply)

    Courtyard Marriott
    2 Convention Center Drive
    814-312-1800
    $99 SFU  rate
    (some blackout dates apply)

    Fairfield Inn & Suites
    2915 Pleasant Valley Boulevard
    814-946-0422       
     18% off
    (some blackout dates apply)

    Cresson, PA
    (Approximately 6 miles to campus)

    Cresson House Bed & Breakfast
    417 Park Avenue
    814-886-5014
    10% off - request SFU discount
    (some blackout dates apply)

    Ebensburg, PA
    (Approximately 8 miles to campus)

    Quality Inn
    111 Cook St.
    814-472-6100
    10% off - request SFU discount
    (some blackout dates apply)

    Johnstown:
    (Approximately 30 miles to campus)

    Hampton Inn
    129 Commerce Court
    814-262-7700
    $139 SFU rate
    (some blackout dates apply)

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites 
    1140 Scalp Avenue              
    814-266-8789      
    $104 SFU rate
    (some blackout dates apply)

    Additional Accommodations

    Altoona-Blair County Region:Explore Altoona 

    Johnstown-Cambria County Region: Visit Johnstown

    Places to Eat

    On Campus

    Torvian Dining Hall (Wide variety of fare)
    Frankies (Wide variety of fare) Located on the bottom level of JFK Student Center
    Adamucci Café (Proudly serving Starbucks) Located on the bottom level of Schwab Hall

    Loretto (Less than a mile to campus)

    Smithmyer's Superette - Smithmyer's is a family owned and operated grocery store with an in-store meat department and in-store bakery!
    Turn right out of the main entrance of the University. Travel through Loretto (bear right at circle with monument) and Smithmyer's will be located on your left.


    Cresson (Approximately 6 miles to campus)

    Vito's Restaurant & Pizzaria - Cresson, PA
    Prices range from $6.00 - $10.00 (Italian fare)
    Turn right out of the main entrance of the University. Travel through Loretto (bear right at circle with monument) and travel approximately 4 miles to the first stop sign. Turn left into Cresson (Dollar General on left) onto Admiral Peary Highway (Rt. 53). Travel past the McDonald's on left and under the railroad overpass. Immediately following the railroad overpass turn left onto Front Street. Vito's is in the fourth block down on the right.

    Cresson Springs Restaurant - Cresson, PA
    Prices range from $5.00 - $9.00 (Wide variety of fare)
    Follow above directions to Vito's Restaurant & Pizzaria. Instead of turning left immediately after the railroad overpass continue straight on Admiral Peary Highway (Rt. 53). At the next intersection turn right. Cresson Springs sits on the corner.

    Ebensburg (Approximately 8 miles to campus)

    Off the Rak - Ebensburg, PA
    Prices range from $7.00 - $15.00 (Wide variety of fare) 
    Turn left out ofthe main entrance of the University. Travel 7 miles to the first traffic light. Turn left at the light. Bear right onto the ramp leading to 22 East towards Blairsville, Pittsburgh. Travel approximately 3-4 miles, past the intersection to the Wal-Mart Plaza, to the next large intersection (McDonald's and Wendy's on right). Turn left at this light and follow sign to the Ebensburg Mini Mall. Travel to the next stop sign. Turn right at the stop sign onto New Germany Road. The Mini Mall is located directly on your right. Off the Rak is the last building on the right.

    Pour on Center - Ebensburg, PA
    Prices range from $8.00 - $20.00 (pub fare) 
    Turn left out of the main entrance of the University. Travel 7 miles to the first traffic light. Turn right at light onto Main Street. Follow Main Street towards the center of town and up the large hill. At the top of the hill is the main intersection. 

    Altoona (Approximately 18 miles to campus)

    There are a variety of restaurants located along the Plank Road Exit in Altoona To the right is Outback Steakhouse, T.G.I. Friday’s, Primanti's Bros. To the left is the mall (Applebee’s is in the mall), Cracker Barrel, Denny’s, and Eat-N-Park. If you are looking for fine dining we suggest The Allegro. This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine. It is located on Broad Avenue and 40th street. To make reservations call 814-946-5216. Turn right out of main entrance of the University. Travel through Loretto (bear right at circle with monument) and travel approximately 5 miles to the first stop sign. Turn left into Cresson (Dollar General on left) onto Admiral Peary Highway (Rt. 53). Travel to the next traffic light at the Sheetz Gas Station. Continue straight through light up hill. At the top of the hill follow signs to 22 West, Hollidaysburg, Altoona. Enter 22 East and travel approximately ten miles. 22 East will split, follow signs to 220 North/I-99, Altoona. The first exit off of 220 North/I-99 is Plank Road Exit.

    Marzoni’s
    165 Patchway Road Duncansville, PA 16635
    Phone: 814-695-2931 

    Johnstown (Approximately 30 miles to campus)

    There are a variety of restaurants located in and around the mall in Johnstown. In the mall complex is Lone Star and Ponderosa. Located inside the mall is the Ground Round and the Italian Oven Restaurant. Turn left out of the main entrance of the University. Travel 7 miles to the first traffic light. Turn left at the light. Bear right onto the ramp leading to 22 East towards Blairsville, Pittsburgh. Travel approximately 4 miles, past the McDonald’s and Wendy’s. Bear right onto the ramp leading to 219 South towards Johnstown. Follow 219 South approximately 12 miles to the Galleria Drive Exit. Turn left at the top of the exit ramp. Red Lobster, Perkins, and Applebee’s are all located on Galleria Drive. The mall entrance is located off Galleria Drive.

    Chili’s
    Richland Town Center Johnstown Phone: 814-266-3884

    Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar
    425 Galleria Drive Phone: 814-269-4500

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