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Quality Inn University Center

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3401 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Ranked #43 of 53 hotels in Pittsburgh
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I made the reservation through Hotels-Rates.com. After a long drive, my daughter and I arrived at 8:30 pm to be told that our Queen SMOKING room was ready! I did not request smoking and was told that they only had a non-smoking room for that night, but they were booked for the following night. We were told by the clerk... More

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

Thanks for your review. I apologize for any confusion with your reservation. The booking policy for www.hotel-rates.com reads: "Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed." I apologize that their Web site was misleading. If you book by calling the hotel directly, you will receive more accurate information regarding room type and smoking preference. If you're returning to the area,... More

Columbus, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cons far outweigh the pros for this establishment. The pros are (1) it's close to the highway (I-376), (2) close to the University of Pittsburgh and (3) it has a shuttle. Some of the cons include (1) it's old, run down and "shabby," (2) the lobby is very small seating only 5 people, (3) no breakfast served (there is... More

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

Thanks for staying with us and for sending your comments our way. I apologize we were unable to meet your expectations during your recent stay. It's never our intention to offer sub-standard service or accommodations. I have shared your comments with the entire staff and we will use them to grow as a team. Thank you for bringing these issues... More

Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had never been to Pittsburgh before and was only needing to stay one night until a friend got into town and let me crash at his place. So, I was looking for a place that was close enough to downtown but without the downtown cost. I used my Choice Rewards points to book this place. I believe it's about... More

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

Thanks for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and found your bed to be comfortable. Many guests like the attached Panera Bread, as well. I'm sorry that you were displeased with the condition of the hallways. This fall, we are replacing all hallway carpet, wall vinyl and are painting all doors. New signage and lighting will be installed... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Since i moved from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, my preferred hotel in Pittsburgh has been the Quality Inn University Center. It is located in Oakland. close to the hospitals and universities but an easy trip by car or bus to the center city. It is like coming home with a great staff and good location. With a Panera's located in the... More

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

Thanks for the nice review and for being a loyal guest. It's great to hear that we have been able to offer you a comfortable environment and great service on a consistent basis. I will definitely share your comments with our entire team. Thank you again for the kind words- see you soon! Sincerely, Ben Greiner Assistant General Manager More

Lansdale, Pennsylvania
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

My daughter and I stayed here while we visited University of Pittsburgh campus. The room was average but clean. They offered a discounted rate of $99 for Pitt visitors. We loved the fact that Panera Bread was in the hotel. Great food and convenient. But the best part was the free shuttle to and from the campus. It leaves on... More

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

Thanks for staying with us. I am glad the hotel staff was friendly and helpful. I hope you had a great time at your visit at Pitt- good luck! If you're returning to the area, give us a call. We'd love to have you again! Sincerely, Ben Greiner Assistant General Manager More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

Just got here and already very irritated. After a 13hr. Bus trip. I was hoping to come relax but to my dismay for the price which wasn't what I was quoted when I reserved this place I was asstonished. The rm they show you in their pictures are misleading. The furniture and pictures are very out dated. Holes around outlets.... More

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

Thank you for your review. I wanted to let you know that the Panera Bread Café is a café/bakery/coffee shop- they serve a variety of warm beverages in addition to their food items. They make a great caffe mocha. The hotel itself serves free coffee and tea in the lobby. I apologize for any issues you encountered during your stay.... More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I needed a place close to the hospital where my son is, so I was excited to find this hotel..my excitement quickly deteriorated when I tried to get the heating unit to work. It was separated away from the wall and cold air was pouring in. To make matters worse, the unit was blowing cold air when I turned it... More

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

Thank you for the review and for staying with us. I wish you the best of luck with your hospital visits- I know how unsettling hospital visits can be. On behalf on the entire team here, allow me to apologize for the problem with your room's heating unit. I'm sorry that on the night in which you stayed, we were... More

Somerset, Pennsylvania
1 review
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I have stayed for several times while my daughter was in Childrens Hospital. It is a very nice hotel and staff were pleasant to deal with. They also offer a free shuttle service to local hospitals and a hospital discount which was nice.

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

Thank you for being our guest and for posting such a nice review. We're happy that you were able to take advantage of our shuttle service to the hospital. Many of our guests love our shuttle service. Our friendly staff is more than happy to take care of the driving for you! If you're returning to the area, give us... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

I stayed here because my father was having hip replacement surgery at UPMC Magee on December 23. The hotel was right across the street from the hospital so it made for an easy walk over and back. It was also nice to have a Panera Bread in with the hotel as well.

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

Thanks for staying with us. I'm glad you found the hotel to be conveniently located to the hospital. Many of our guests find our location to be perfect for their needs. The Panera Bread Cafe is a huge plus as well. I hope everything went well at the hospital. I wish your father a speedy recovery! Come back and see... More

Girard, Pennsylvania, Usa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Please make sure that you explain to your customers you are a credit card only hotel. I was very embarrassed when I wanted to pay for our rooms in cash and you gave me such a hard time about it. Also our rooms were filthy. Would appreciate a clean room.

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

Thank you for your comments and for staying with us back in October. I apologize if you were given any bad information from our staff or your travel agent regarding the payment policy. We do accept cash. However, cash is only accepted at check-out. A credit card is required at check in. I have shared your comments with the housekeeping... More

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Additional Information about Quality Inn University Center

Also Known As:
Quality Inn University Hotel Pittsburgh
Quality Inn University Hotel
Quality Inn Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Quality Inn
Address: 3401 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Pittsburgh
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 53 hotels in Pittsburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Quality Inn University Center 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Quality Inn® University Center hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Pittsburgh's cultural, university and medical districts. It is within walking distance from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) health system, including UPMC Presbyterian, UPMC Montefiore and Magee Women's Hospital of UPMC. Carlow University, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University are all within two miles. Nearby attractions include Pittsburgh Playhouse performing arts center, Schenley Park, Phipps Conservatory, Carnegie Museum of Art and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Free transportation is provided to these locations, as well as to UPMC Shadyside hospital, Western Pennsylvania (West Penn) Hospital and VA Pittsburgh - University Drive. Still looking for more to do? Check out these additional area attractions: PNC Park, Heinz Field, CONSOL Energy Center, Stage AE, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Carnegie Science Center with Highmark SportsWorks, Andy Warhol Museum, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, National Aviary, Kennywood amusement park and Sandcastle water park. We are located only 20 miles from the Pittsburgh International Airport, 12 miles from the Allegheny County Airport, less than two miles from the Greyhound bus terminal, two miles from Megabus and less than three miles from Union Station Amtrak station. All hotel guests will enjoy: Free parking, Free wireless high-speed Internet access, Free 24-hour coffee service, Free weekday newspaper and free local calls and Fitness center. Panera Bread is located on the hotel premises, and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A variety of restaurants and lounges are within walking distance, and our friendly staff is always happy to make recommendations. Business travelers will appreciate conveniences like voice mail and spacious work desks. All guest rooms at this Pittsburgh, PA hotel include private balconies, coffee makers, irons, ironing boards and cable television including HBO. Select rooms come equipped with microwaves and refrigerators. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the Quality Inn University Center provides friendly customer service, cozy accommodations and affordable rates to everyone visiting the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. ... more   less 
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