We ended up at the Omni William Penn by chance and could not have been happier! The hotel still has all the sophistication and elegance as it probably did when it opened back in 1916 but also has a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. When we arrived we were greeted by John Paul who is a bell hop that is very knowledgable about all things Pittsburgh and can tell you how to get just about anywhere. At the front desk was Margareta who also went out of her way to help us. No king rooms were available but Margareta informed us she could have us moved the next day if we wished but mentioned we would probably like the queen room we were being given. Well, she was right! The queen room was great! Views were great! Room itself a little small but keep in mind this hotel is almost a hundred years old and in the middle of the city. Thats how they built them back then. They have done extensive renovating to update the rooms, the beds are VERY comfy, the closet had ample space, and the bathroom was great.
There are several options for dining while at the hotel, while we didnt eat there they do have good reviews. There is also the Speakeasy which is worth the time just to poke your head inside and get a feel for the atmosphere. There is also a Starbucks and a tip-coffee is available in the lobby when the coffee shop is closed and a gift shop that also has anything you may have forgotten at home.
The hotel is in a great location, within walking distance to anything downtown. If you drive in and opt to not do valet-29.00 per day there is a garage across the street-5.00 a day on weekends but the clearance is only 6 feet-FYI. There is another garage within 2 blocks that can handle taller vehicles.
All in all, this is a great, classic hotel. A quick internet search on the hotel and its famous past will make it all the more alluring and you wont have to break the bank to enjoy. Happy travels
- 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, and award-winning dining. 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
- Omni Pittsburgh
- Pittsburgh Omni