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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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26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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88 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

First of all, Mr. Cox is very kind and helpful. It is a perfect location to access Shadyside, UPMC, and CMU. The room was quiet and clean. It is excellent for a child to stay. We would like to stay there again!

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RCox1, owner at Friendship Suites, responded to this review

Dear Yoko1213, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We strive to provide safe, clean, and comfortable accommodations, and I appreciate your kind remarks. Our location has always been one of our greatest assets and it means a lot that you noticed. I hope to welcome you and your family back soon. Best wishes, Robert C., Owner More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We actually found Friendship Suites by accident. And what a find it was. Mr. Cox is a very gracious host and offered personal and professional Service. My daughters and I couldn't have been happier with the Beautiful Accommodations. Friendship Suites gets the Highest of Marks in our books. It was like being home. Exceptionally Pristine, with all the amenities of... More 

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RCox1, owner at Friendship Suites, responded to this review

Hello Mr. Piccini, I appreciate your kind remarks and stellar review. It was a pleasure to meet you and your daughters. We diligently try to maintain our #1 Tripadvisor rating. I am glad that we made a good impression on you and your girls. I suspect that you had a great time in Pittsburgh leading up to the Steelers game.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I was faced with a VERY expensive hotel, so I went looking for other options and found Friendship Suites. It was so convenient to where I needed to be, the room was quiet, clean, and very comfortable. It cost about half of what I as going to pay for the big fancy hotel. I found myself wishing I was staying... More 

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RCox1, owner at Friendship Suites, responded to this review

I am happy you found us, Byron. It is really important to us that you feel right at home here, and it seems like we hit the mark this time. Thank you for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon -- maybe for a little longer? Take care, Robert... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

In late February 2014, we moved from Montreal to Pittsburgh to start a new job at CMU. We found Friendship Suites completely by chance while we were searching online for a cheap hotel in Pittsburgh. We expected to stay for about a week before finding a new apartment, but it took much longer and we stayed there in one of... More 

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RCox1, owner at Friendship Suites, responded to this review

I'm thrilled we could accommodate you during those three weeks. I can imagine how stressful it was searching for an apartment, and it means a lot that we could help out in any way. Thanks for taking the time to review us. I hope everything is going well at Carnegie Mellon. If you are ever in the neighborhood, don't hesitate... More 

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