I recently stayed at the Residence Inn Pittsburgh University/Medical Center for two nights, while touring Univ. Pittsburgh with my son. There were a number of nice things about this hotel, such as an excellent breakfast buffet, and comfortable room with kitchenette, but we ran into a couple of snags.
The biggest problem was that our room was incredibly hot, the first night, no matter how we adjusted the confusing temperature control. Eventually, after neither of us could fall asleep because of the heat, I finally called the front desk at midnight, and they sent up the night guard who had a special key to open the windows, to let in the fresh, winter air. That helped dramatically, and I wish I had called the front desk hours earlier about that problem. After that, we just kept those windows open a crack and we were comfortable.
Also, when we first arrived at the hotel, we inquired about taking the shuttle to Univ. Pittsburgh the following morning, only to be told that there were no openings left in the van. This was a major disappointment, since we didn't know the roads. However, quickly, they figured out that there would be a second van in the morning, and we got signed up for that one, so it eventually worked out ok.
Third, one of the reasons I chose this hotel was the availability of a hot tub, but it was out of order while we were there. Hopefully, it has been fixed.
On the plus side, the room was comfortable (bedroom plus kitchenette, sofabed in living area). Also, the breakfast was tasty and had a number of hot options (such as homefry potatoes with onions and peppers) and delicious chocolate muffins. The business center worked well, when I needed computer access.
Also, there is one restaurant within easy walking distance: Zarro's, across the street. It is a friendly place, with unique decor, and we had a very nice, and memorable meal there.
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- Residence Inn Pittsburgh University/Medical Hotel Pittsburgh
- Pittsburgh Residence Inn