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Traveler's Rest Hotel

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#1 of 1 small hotel in Pittsburgh
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
5.0
Service
5.0
Value
5.0
Traveler’s Rest is an oasis for bikers, hikers, a passersby, or any traveler looking for comfortable lodging while taking in a ball game. Located at the start/finish of the Great Allegheny Passage, we have additional amenities for the outdoor enthusiast including a secure bicycle garage with tuning station. Inspired by our own travel experiences, we look forward welcoming you to the spirited city of Pittsburgh. Our building was originally home to A.M. Byers Wrought Iron Pipe Co. headquarters. From its mills in the South Side and the surrounding region, Byers Pipe became a world-renowned wrought iron manufacturer, and built their offices to suit. Full of character and craftsmanship dating back to 1883, let Traveler's Rest cure your “cookie-cutter-hotel” blues. Our bathrooms and guest rooms are private while our kitchen and Great Room are communal. Overall, we're a great alternative to Pittsburgh hotels downtown.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle tours
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour check-in
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Iron
Private bathrooms
Microwave
Refrigerator
Walk-in shower
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City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
2.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English
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Susan R wrote a review Dec 2023
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We stayed at the Traveler's Rest on the way to Penn State for our daughter's graduation. The staff was incredibly friendly and interested in sharing the many sites, activities and history of the city of Pittsburgh. We slept well, enjoyed the breakfasts, and I would like to return here in the summer to cycle down the Gap Trail!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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elizzzzz555 wrote a review Nov 2023
San Francisco, California17 contributions5 helpful votes
Such a wonderful and unique place! The owners/staff were so nice and accommodating, helping us get the perfect room by phone that didn't show up online. The bike garage area was perfect for re-assembling our shipped bikes for the GAP trail. The hotel overall had all the warm feelings of a community bike space, with friendly travelers gathering in the airy main room. Staying here felt like dipping in to a wonderful local community and getting to be a part of something very special. /// A few notes on the accommodations: Beds are on the hard side, but comfortable. Sheets are so soft that I want to buy the same ones for myself at home. You get your own bathroom per room, and it's detached with a hallway walk to get there. Overall very comfortable. The noise outside was fairly loud at night, and somewhat bright light coming in the windows at night. Cool, industrial space converted into a cozy hotel. /// Great breakfast food available - donuts/bagels, Chobani yogurts, apples - I liked that we could grab these whenever "breakfast" happened to be for us. Really excellent coffee from a local roaster. Shared kitchen available, but we walked to the many great restaurants 10-15 minutes by foot.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Coat wrote a review Oct 2023
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Starting our bike trip on the GAP (Great Allegheny Passage), Traveler’s Rest Hotel was absolutely perfect. Close to the trail; a locked garage for our bikes and gear; comfy beds; pizza and beer walking distance away; a wide array of food for breakfast; good, strong coffee and the “great room” was a relaxing area for visiting. We purchased a few bike repair supplies we left at home in their little “store”. My next Pittsburgh stay will be at the Traveler’s Rest Hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Mary L wrote a review Oct 2023
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Wonderful stay! Our hosts were very welcoming and the atmosphere was really nice. It was a great place to stay before we started on the GAP Trail to Cumberland, Maryland. A very good place for cyclists to stay.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Doug P wrote a review Sep 2023
Gig Harbor, Washington3 contributions
Stayed at Traveler's Rest at the start & finish of a week on the GAP bike trail. Was delightful in every way. Owners Paul & Mary Beth (and Peabody) couldn't have been friendlier or more accomodating. The bathrooms are not in your room, but don't let that concern you: Your immaculately clean bathroom is right across the hall from your room. The rooms (we had 2) were simple, clean, and worked great for our needs. Loved that they had lots of twins available for traveling with friends. The common area was incredibly comfortable and was seemingly always stocked with local breads, pastries and coffee. A wonderful and unique hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: Easy walk into town. Bike storage on site and well connected to bike rentals and shuttles
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Jeff S wrote a review Sep 2023
Lynchburg, Virginia10 contributions1 helpful vote
Traveler's Rest is a fabulous hotel for people like us. We were travelling the GAP trail from Pittsburgh and happened upon their listing somehow! From the simple and comfortable room to the bike garage and the people, we loved it. Quirky, homey,and designed to facilitate social interaction if one wants it. Located in a safe part of south Pittsburg in the middle of older storage or manufacturing buildings just yards from the Heritage Trail which connects to the GAP. Paul and MB are great and go extra to be of help. My wife and I would stay there again and will let our friends and contacts know.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Meg S wrote a review Sep 2023
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The Travelers Inn is by far the most charming hotel I’ve ever stayed at. So much detail went into the aesthetic of the inn. I especially enjoyed the seamless contactless check-in. The location is great as well!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Jenn F wrote a review Sep 2023
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This place is beautiful. The building has a charming atmosphere and historic story. It's easy to find what you need when the staff aren't there, and when they are, everyone is so nice, helpful, and knowledgeable about the city. I like the South Side of Pittsburgh way better than downtown. It has lots of character. There's the bike trail with river views, the shops and restaurants, and a staircase that goes up the hill for views of the city. It's also easy to walk across the bridges when you do want to go downtown.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Paul P wrote a review Sep 2023
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A group of seven people from CT rode the GAP from Pittsburgh to Cumberland MD. We started our journey at the Traveler's Rest. It was the perfect spot for us. The place is beautiful inside. It is in a funky neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The owners and staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. I give Traveler's Rest the highest marks and would stay there anytime I am in Pittsburgh.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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ShanynB wrote a review Aug 2023
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania3 contributions1 helpful vote
My partner and I loved staying at Traveler's Rest. We biked the GAP from Cumberland, MD to Pittsburgh, and we could not have found a better place to spend the last night of our trip. Our room was clean, bright, and welcoming. Paul was communicative throughout so we had no problems finding anything or making ourselves comfortable. This hotel also has the best breakfast option of any place we've ever stayed on a bike tour (and we've stayed at a lot!). Fresh bagels and spreads, yogurt, granola, fruit, coffee - everything a hungry cyclist could want. I loved the vibe of this place so much that I'm thinking of coming back for a writing retreat just to be back in the lovely atmosphere of this place.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$158 - $283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesPennsylvaniaPittsburghSouthside Flats
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Traveler's Rest Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Traveler's Rest Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Escape the Room PA (0.5 miles), PPG Paints Arena (0.7 miles), and Monongahela Incline (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Traveler's Rest Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Traveler's Rest Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Traveler's Rest Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Traveler's Rest Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Traveler's Rest Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Melting Pot Of Pittsburgh, Eddie V's Prime Seafood, and Fat Head's South Side Saloon.
Is Traveler's Rest Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Pittsburgh.
Are any cleaning services offered at Traveler's Rest Hotel?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Does Traveler's Rest Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Traveler's Rest Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Heinz Memorial Chapel (2.4 miles), Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (2.5 miles), and Point State Park (1.2 miles).
Does Traveler's Rest Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.