My wife and I stayed here on 7/24/12. Our reason for visiting was to attend Pirates games on the 24th and 25th. We had wanted to stay downtown, but we couldn't find anything in our price range, as many hotels were fully booked.
This hotel is located just east of downtown. Appeared to be in a decent neighborhood. Parking was on site and safe, though you had to pay $14 to park. Check in was very easy. Breakfast was very good the following morning.
We decided to take advantage of the hotel's shuttle to get to the ballgame the evening of the 24th. It was very easy - the shuttle leaves the hotel at the top of the hour and will drop you anywhere withing 3 miles. When you are ready to return, you just call the shuttle driver. The driver was very accommodating and delivered us to the foot of the Clemente Bridge. After the game, he was kept very busy by many guests who attended the game and others who were in other places. Although they say they only run the shuttle until 10 PM, we were impressed that the driver was doing his best to accommodate everybody and was obviously going to be working late that evening.
There were two reasons that we did not give this hotel a 5. One was the speed of the Internet - it was slow. We were on the 7th floor, so I don't know if that was part of the problem or not. The second was that our total bill was $197 for room (king non-smoking), parking and taxes, which seemed like a lot given the location.
Overall though, this was a good place to stay and we would consider staying there again.
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