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Friendship Suites

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301 Stratford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Detroit, Michigan
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The best part of Friendship suites is that it feels more like home than a hotel. I stayed with my friend in the 1 bedroom apartment which was cozy and comfortable. The check in procedure was very efficient and quick. It is not too far from restaurants and shopping. You also have a kitchen in the unit where you can... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Friendship Suits for six months during my stay as a visitor at the University of Pittsburgh. The apartment was excellent. It was very clean and equipped with everything I needed (furniture, kitchen supplies, towels, ...). Wifi and TV were perfect. The bus stop is right in front of the door, three supermarkets (Giant Eagle, Target and... More 

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RCox1, owner at Friendship Suites, responded to this review

Hi JS2015, I appreciate your kind remarks. As you may well know our guests have voted us Tripadvisor's #1 rated facility in Pittsburgh in the specialty lodging category. We enjoy a high percentage of repeat guests as a result. We strive to protect this accolade. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and concur with the vast... More 

Moorhead, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are going to Pittsburgh, Friendship Suites in Shadyside is the place to stay. It is an excellent value, boasting oodles of charm, convenient situation, and home comforts. What's more, the propietor provides personal attention by direct phone connection at the drop of a hat.

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RCox1, owner at Friendship Suites, responded to this review

I'm so glad you felt absolutely charmed by our place! You know we're always willing to go above and beyond for you, and it's nothing short of awesome to know you felt so comfortable with us. I certainly hope this won't be the last time our paths cross! Best regards, Robert C., Owner More 

Syracuse, New York
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were very pleased with Friendship Suites. The apartment was big, very clean and comfortable. The wifi was fast. The kitchen was roomy. We could have cooked meals there if we wanted. The neighborhood was pretty and safe. Owner Robert Cox was easy to communicate with and delivered everything he promised. Parking was free and convenient. We... More 

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RCox1, owner at Friendship Suites, responded to this review

If you're happy, I'm happy, Mike! Hearing that you and your wife felt so well taken care of and comfortable with us is super gratifying. Whenever you're traveling back to Pittsburgh, there's nothing we'd love more than the pleasure of hosting you again! Best regards, Robert C., Owner More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Went on a last minute weekend trip and stayed in a basement efficiency. It was clean, but I just got really weird vibes here. Not in love with the neighborhood either. If budget is top of your list try it out, very cost effective.

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RCox1, owner at Friendship Suites, responded to this review

Hi ravot22, Thank you for your feedback. However, I am confused. I only have one Efficiency apartment that is located on the lower level. This unit (Suite #10) has been occupied since Jan 1, 2015 and will not open up until June 30, 2015. Could it have been one of the two story One Bedroom apartment suites? I cannot speak... More 

San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I have just returned from a 4 day stay in Pittsburgh after seeing my niece graduate. Due to the graduation weekend, it was very difficult to find an affordable place to stay close to everything. I stayed at Friendship Suites and it was absolutely perfect. Affordable, clean, quiet. Its a safe area with lots or stores closeby as well and... More 

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RCox1, owner at Friendship Suites, responded to this review

Hello again, Mari! I hope you saw my response to your Yelp review: Hearing the word "perfect" to describe your stay with us has me smiling from ear to ear! There's nothing we'd love more than to host you again sometime! I hope that you traveled safely, and we'll be lucky enough to see you again someday. Also, be sure... More 

Long Island, NY
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I, along with my husband and sister, required a place to stay while visiting our 96 year old mother. This suite was above and beyond our expectations, as was Mr. Cox. As owner of several inns, he was able to provide an immediate answer to questions, and provided his phone number to be called any time. I felt his genuine... More 

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RCox1, owner at Friendship Suites, responded to this review

Nancy, you have my sincere gratitude for taking the time to share your experience. I cannot express how much it means to hear that you felt your family was thoroughly accommodated during your stay. It was truly my pleasure to have you. I am looking forward to your next visit. Best personal regards, Robert C., Owner More 

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Due to a winter storm we had a change of plans and decided last minute to travel to Pittsburgh, Pa. We wanted to stay with a family member who had planned on staying at Friendship Suites. We looked at their website, and their reviews on tripadvisor and decided to call for additional information before making reservations. Robert Cox answered our... More 

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RCox1, owner at Friendship Suites, responded to this review

I am thrilled to hear how comfortable and welcome you felt at our place. It is great that we were able to accommodate you all when you had a change of plans -- hosting you was my pleasure. I could not be happier to hear that your room was clean and well stocked. Thanks so much for your kind review,... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I visited for business early November. I spoke with Robert the owner who simply goes out of his way to make sure you have everything you want. I arrived early hours and he made sure I could easily get to my accommodation with no hassle. He is always available to if you want anything. I stayed in apartment 2. You... More 

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RCox1, owner at Friendship Suites, responded to this review

It was my pleasure to host you during your business trip. I certainly appreciate your kind remarks regarding both the suite and the cleanliness of the entire property. Our ability to provide convenient, hassle-free accommodations is important to us. Thank you for stressing that in your recommendation. I hope to welcome you back to Pittsburgh soon. Next time, may it... More 

Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

He wasn't able to accommodate my "special requests," so he did something even better - he upgraded me!!! I felt very safe in the area. The suite was beautiful and Robert was an excellent host! Thanks so much Robert! Jane

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RCox1, owner at Friendship Suites, responded to this review

I appreciate you taking time out of your day to share this review, Jane. It was our pleasure to upgrade you to another one of our suites. We love being in this area. I am happy you enjoyed it as well. I hope to see you the next time you visit Pittsburgh. Best regards, Robert C., Owner More 

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