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“Fantastic hotel in downtown Pittsburgh” 5 of 5 stars
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Omni William Penn Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219   |  
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Ranked #1 of 54 Hotels in Pittsburgh
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
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“Fantastic hotel in downtown Pittsburgh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We stopped at this hotel on our way to Michigan and I'm so glad we did! We got a great deal on priceline and were at first told that we could only have a room with one queen sized bed, which would have been pretty uncomfortable for two non-related women. However, after speaking with a very nice hotel rep, she was able to change our room to two double beds. Check in was smooth. We did use the valet parking since it was late, raining and we didn't feel like searching for the self park garage. The room was quite large and the beds were extremely comfortable. The shower was great.

This hotel is just exquisite and a beautiful example of a historic hotel. I would strongly recommend it to anyone.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

This is a beautifully characters hotel with some nice bars and resturants. Clearly worth a visit. The staff are friendly and the rooms great. Gotta do this with the wife for a romantic venue. The Taps bar is excellent

Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Harrisburg, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I have stayed at the William Penn about a dozen times over the course of the last decade and my recent stay prompted me to finally write a review.

This is a GREAT hotel. Omni is one of the best at renovating old hotels into new and interesting places to stay and the William Penn is no exception. When you enter the lobby you can imagine what it must have been like many years ago in its heyday. It truly is a beautiful place. Yet, of course, the hotel offers all of the modern conveniences, including a Starbucks in the lobby (say what you will, but I love being near a Starbucks when I travel). The rooms are extremely spacious, always clean and very comfortable. The staff is always friendly and accommodating.

I have only ever been at the hotel for business and from that perspective, it is in a great location for business travelers. However, there are many good restaurants just a few blocks away - make sure you wander over to Market Square to eat.

Downtown Pittsburgh still has its challenges, but the Omni William Penn is not one of them. It already is the perfect place to stay!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WmPenn, Manager at Omni William Penn Hotel, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Thank you for the glowing review...and thank you for your loyalty! We look forward to welcoming you back and hoping your next stay will be "for fun"!
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Juneau, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

When you pay a lot for a hotel, you expect a lot - and sometimes the hotel fails to deliver. But not the Omni in Pittsburgh. I was here three nights on business and found the rooms a pleasant mix of old school charm and modern convenience. (The motion detector night light really tickled me.) The staff is very helpful and pleasant. I'd definitely stay here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Stayed two nights for a conference. 14th floor room was enormous, clean, comfortable. Join the hotels honored guest program and get free wifi, newspaper and a beverage and mini muffin delivered outside your door in the morning. The lobby is spectacular. All the employees i interacted with were pleasant and smiling. Hope to make it back someday!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Our stay at this Pittsburgh landmark was exceptional. We were there for two nights for a wedding. The room was immaculate, the bed very comfortable, the bathroom spotless and the night lights that came on when my feet touched the floor at night were great. The staff and management of this hotel has thought of everything.

Wifi worked with no problem, front desk and restaurant staff very accommodating as well as parking and bell staff. There were several proms at the hotel this same weekend and things ran so smoothly it was pure pleasure to be in this "fine" hotel.

A great place to stay in a great city!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Most historic hotels have a dated feel to them, lacking modern touches. Not true with this place. They have retained the historic character of the hotel. Yet it is fully modernized, a difficult task to achieve. I was in a big twin bed room that was quite large. It had its own walk in closet. Night light between the two beds was motion activated, first time I have seen one of those in a hotel, especially in a place like this. Service from the staff was great. I was there for a conference and the facilities were great. Had dinner one night at the local bar in the hotel that is called the tap room. Try the fish sandwich! Breakfast buffet in the morning is also quite good. There is also a Starbucks store in the hotel that was one of the busiest and most efficient stores I have ever witnessed. People waiting to get in at 5:30 am one day when it opened. I really enjoyed my stay there. This is one hotel I will remember.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Omni William Penn Hotel

Address: 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Pittsburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Pittsburgh
#1 Business Hotel in Pittsburgh
#1 Luxury Hotel in Pittsburgh
#2 Romantic Hotel in Pittsburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Omni William Penn Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 597
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This classic downtown hotel, known as the "Grand Dame" of Pittsburgh, has defined history and elegance since its opening in 1916. A recent multi-million dollar renovation modernized this property to meet the needs of today's traveler. This luxury property is known for its outstanding service, guest room accommodation, award-winning dining and its city center location. The Omni William Penn is situated in the heart of downtown with easy access to sporting, culture, shopping and dining. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Omni Hotel Pittsburgh
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