Boutique does not do this hotel justice, it more than this suggests. The history of the site is fascinating with the hotel being an old priory. Part of the complex is the Grand Hall, formerly a church. This is utilised mainly for weddings and the weekend clientele may be dominated by wedding guests.
The rooms vary with the suites large and differing in shape. Breakfasts are continental with a heavy German influence ie sausage, cheese and wonderful pastries baked locally. It is also part of the room rate. There is no room service or mini-bar but this is not required given the Mink's Bar which offers drinks and soup/sandwiches etc. There are also a number of restaurants nearby.
Henry, the concierge, is a font of knowledge and provides many helpful suggestions/recommendations. He is also one of the shuttle drivers. This is one of the key services. The shuttle will drop one off within a certain area and then pick up "on demand". WiFi is free as is the small self-service business centre.
The overall impression is warm, very friendly and helpful. Don't hesitate just go
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A former Benedictine Monastery, the Priory Hotel is a boutique hotel located in the heart of Pittsburgh's historic Deutschtown district. Built in 1888 (with a new addition which opened in January 2011), the Priory offers late 19th century historic ambiance, with all of the modern amenities, including flat screen televisions, in-room safes and coffee service, and complimentary hard wired and wireless Internet service. The Priory is within easy walking distance of many Pittsburgh attractions, including the Andy Warhol Museum, National Aviary, PNC Park and Heinz Field, and is less than a mile from downtown Pittsburgh. The Priory Hotel offers a complimentary European-style Continental breakfast every morning; parking is complimentary as well. Don't feel like leaving the property? Our Monks' Bar is open daily, and you can enjoy a cool drink in our cozy sitting room (with a wood burning fireplace), or out in our garden courtyard. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Priory Hotel Pittsburgh