Located in the historic North Shore neighborhood, with several notable homes in the are, this bed and breakfast stands out for its flamboyant, yet hugely successful Caribbean theme and colors.
Host Ed and his Sr. And Jr. VP's will welcome you upon booking, upon your arrival, and wish you "ire" when you leave, with a follow-up thank you email. Pretty impressive and rather flattering.
All rooms are the same price, a brilliant idea, as the $400 room merits rarely exceed those of the $175 room, especially in operating costs. Only drawback - making a choice! - as all the rooms are pretty wonderful and selection decisions are not simply driven by price.
Of special note: antiques in all the rooms and throughout the home, some quite special and almost all of them huge. The mural painted walls in the parlor and dining rooms are outstanding, as well as the noteworthy ceiling treatments. Did I mention the wood panelling visible from the front entrance to most of the rooms within?
There are several places to eat in walking distance, the National Aviary is less than a five minute drive. Your host is knowledgeable and accessible about all local sights, activities, restaurants, and diversions. In other words, a terrific resource!
A slight stair climbing alert is in order. Leave the steamer trunk in the car and bring in the easily carried items.
Breakfast was really good, the setting delightful, and enjoyed by all the guests.
An excellent lodging choice for a memorable visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Visit the Caribbean in Pittsburgh, come to The Parador. Formerly the Rhodes Mansion built in 1870. Free off street parking, walking distance to Downtown, full hot American breakfast, large Courtyard and abundant public space are but a few of the amenities all guests enjoy. Plan your event in the 2,700 square foot ballroom, built by the Knights of Columbus in the 1930s. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Parador Inn Of Pittsburgh Hotel Pittsburgh