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Quality Inn University Center

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3401 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (Central Oakland)
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are regulars in Pittsburgh because our son goes to Carnegie Mellon. Our usual hotel was booked, so we stayed here. The location is great and the price seemed acceptable until we realized there is a discrepancy between the Choice Hotel (owners) amenities and the amenities at the actual Quality Inn. There is no breakfast with the room. If you're... More

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Ben G, Manager at Quality Inn University Center, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. The Quality Inn is conveniently located near several local universities including Carnegie Mellon. We're the most affordable hotel in the Oakland area. While it's true that many Choice Hotels offer free breakfast, we do not. To offset that, we offer free parking to all guests. No other hotel in the area has complimentary parking. There is... More

Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The room smelled of urine. The room was not made up - the hotel security had to bring us supplies - like towels and toilet paper. The staff (other than the security guard were quite indifferent. When I complained to the quality inn, they sent me a $25.oo gift certificated to stay there again! They're kidding right?

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Ben G, Manager at Quality Inn University Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you did not have a great stay at the hotel back in April. If you wish to elaborate on your experiences, please contact me at bgreiner@qualityinnpittsburgh.com Sincerely, Ben Greiner Assistant General Manager More

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was thoroughly pleased with my 2 night stay at this property while in town to catch 2 Atlanta Braves-Pittsburgh Pirates baseball games.By staying a mile or so east of downtown in this hotel,I feel I saved well over $100 per night.There are many inexpensive and diverse restaurants on or near Forbes Av. in this area known as Oakland.Emily the... More

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Ben G, Manager at Quality Inn University Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the amazing review! Emily is a great asset to the hotel. She, and all of the other team members, work hard to provide great service to all guests. I will make sure I share your review with Emily. The hotel is located in a great part of town near many local attractions. Downtown isn't far away. We... More

Tega Cay, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Picked this hotel because of location and price. We moved our son to Univ.of Pitt and this location was perfect. Pros: Free parking, Free WiFi, Free coffee, friendly staff, microwave/fridge, Panera Cons: very old/dated room, musky old bathroom. furniture and fixtures old, air conditioner unit extremely loud and doesn't stay on consistently, outdoor balcony had cigarette butts on ground and... More

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Ben G, Manager at Quality Inn University Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad that the staff took good care of you during your stay. We're also proud to be the only hotel in the area with free parking. The attached Panera Bread Cafe is a huge plus, as well. We are in the middle of many improvement projects in the hotel. All public areas are... More

Harrington, Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel was a welcome sight for our tired eyes after a cross-country trip to take our son back to the University of Pittsburgh. The front staff was EXTREMELY helpful in directing us where to park with our UHaul trailer, so we could quickly get settled. The hotel is a bit run down and musty (probably the Pitt humidity playing... More

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Ben G, Manager at Quality Inn University Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. I'm glad we are able to be your "home away from home" and that the staff is always able to take good care of you. Our team here works very hard to provide great service and I am glad that their efforts didn't go unnoticed. I hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Ben... More

Lumby, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently stayed at the Quality Inn University Center in Pittsburgh, PA while visiting to attend some Pirates games. My first impression of the hotel was the friendliness of the hotel clerk who's name I believe was Amber. She answered questions I had regarding the surroundings and the bus stops in the area as I didn't have a vehicle. All... More

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Ben G, Manager at Quality Inn University Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! It's great to learn that you had a wonderful stay with us. All team members here, including Amber, word hard to provide the best service possible for all guests. The hotel is located in a very convenient neighborhood. We're near many local attractions and not far from downtown. Many guests find our free local... More

Hanover Township
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything was good. The hotel is a little outdated but clean. I appreciated the free parking! We were able to walk to the PIttsburgh Campus. It was my first time staying in the city; since the price was right, I would stay again.

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Ben G, Manager at Quality Inn University Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review! I am glad you enjoyed our free parking and location. We're the best value in the area and very close to all of the local universities. Give us a call when you're returning to the area- we'd love to have you again. Sincerely, Ben Greiner Assistant General Manager More

Scranton, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A good part of my review can be in Sam M of Ohio from July 2014. We moved to another apartment for my daughter and found the freshmen were moving into their dorms the same weekend. Consequently, most of the hotels near the colleges were almost booked, so we found the last room in Oakland area with the Quality Inn.... More

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Ben G, Manager at Quality Inn University Center, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for writing a review. I am very sorry you had problems during your stay. If you didn't report the problems to the front desk during your stay already, please e-mail me at bgreiner@qualityinnpittsburgh.com. I will be happy to have them corrected immediately- thank you for bringing those matters to my attention. I did... More

Dayton, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

So we arrive after a long drive to this hotel which is easily walkable to the University of Pittsburgh. The person who checks us in is pleasant and helpful and the room is fine. But at midnight (12:07 to be exact) I get a call from the front desk asking who I am and why am I in this room!... More

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Ben G, Manager at Quality Inn University Center, responded to this review

Thank you for yuor review. I am very sorry for the problem you encountered during your stay. Your situation was not a normal occurence at the hotel. I have spoken with all staff members involved and they wish for me to send their apologies to you. The front desk staff made an honest mistake and handled it incorrectly. I am... More

Seattle, WA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Went to Pittsburgh on a college tour with my son. I picked this hotel because of price and somewhat close location to Carnegie Mellon Univ. While the location is good, the hotel is badly in need of repairs and renovating. Our room was large and comfortable, but the sliding glass door onto the balcony was single pane so there was... More

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Ben G, Manager at Quality Inn University Center, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I am sorry you experienced problems during your stay. We're actually in the middle of many hotel improvement projects. All public areas and the lobby will be renovated this fall and winter. I hope you come and stay with us again. We're the most affordable hotel in the area! Sincerely, Ben Greiner Assistant General Manager More

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Address: 3401 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Pittsburgh > Central Oakland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Quality Inn University Center 2*
Number of rooms: 119
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Also Known As:
Quality Inn University Hotel Pittsburgh
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