The Maverick by Kasa

The Maverick by Kasa

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4.0
#1 of 7 limited service properties in Pittsburgh
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.4
Service
4.3
Value
4.4
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4.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English
Property amenities
Free internet
Wifi
Highchairs available
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Room features
Private bathrooms
Microwave
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
City view
Family rooms

Location

120 South Whitfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-3806
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 77 out of 100
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Pittsburgh Intl Airport
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Westmoreland County Airport
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles70 reviews
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The Maverick by Kasa stands out for its well-appointed rooms and modern touches, with guests frequently praising the hotel's level of cleanliness and spaciousness. A highlight for many is the virtual check-in process and the responsive assistance, though some have noted occasional noise disturbances. The convenient location is often lauded for its proximity to dining and transportation. While the value is generally appreciated, a few guests have encountered unexpected fees. The amenities, including complimentary snacks and drinks, also receive positive mentions.
Location
Convenient
Atmosphere
Hip
Rooms
Spacious
Value
Reasonable
Cleanliness
Spotless
Service
Efficient
Amenities
Well-appointed

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KiwilineNY wrote a review Aug 2022
New York, NY
+1
3.0 of 5 bubbles
It’s an interesting concept - a hotel that is virtually serviced. In other words, there are no humans in sight.

Imagine that you let yourself in to a funky, thoughtfully renovated and repurposed YMCA in downtown Pittsburgh. You press in your code and enter in a large lobby that’s sleek, kind of interesting, and utterly empty.

You take the elevator up to your room, pressing in another code to enter your large, airy room that’s decorated in a mid-century/IKEA style. It’s cool and it’s clean but it seems like a neutron bomb went off and you're the star of your very own Twilight Zone episode. There are just no people to be seen.

While it seems that a virtually-serviced space would be cool, the reality is a rather cold, cheerless and kind of creepy vibe. Honestly, I hope that this is not the future of hospitality.

I truly hate to crap all over this as someone has spent a lot of time and money setting this up and trying to get it right. However, it’s just not a place I’d like to come to again.
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Date of stay: August 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Team Kasa, Owner at The Maverick by Kasa
Responded Sep 11, 2022
Kasa offers a new approach to hospitality by providing a Virtual Front Desk. We acknowledge how this may be a unique and sometimes uncomfortable experience, and we are sorry if we did not meet your expectations as a traveler. Based on our research, more travelers are evolving and shifting towards tech-enabled hospitality, one that allows them to create their own self-directed experiences. As a growing company, rest assured that we continue to explore creative ways of improving our products and services to increase our guests' satisfaction. We understand how our current model may not be the perfect fit for you, and we thank you for your honest feedback. Thank you for checking us out!
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Jamillah P wrote a review Oct 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a brand new experience for me, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. My check-in information was sent to me several hours ahead. The room was big and very comfortable. City sounds could be heard overnight (sirens, trucks, etc.). I’m an original city girl, so it didn’t impact my sleep at all. Street parking can be a bit limited, but I had parking directly across the street. Parking is free after 6pm until 8am the next morning (Sundays are free). I used the ParkMobile app to feed the meter. I didn’t know about providing my car information ahead of time to secure parking in a parking lot, but the street parking worked for me.
Nice little touches like cookies and water are awaiting your stay as well as 2 chips to use for a drink at the bar downstairs. The only minor complaint that I had was the inability to watch the TV. I couldn’t get Netflix to cast to the TV, but that may have just been user error. I would make a small suggestion to have some disposable utensils on hand.
This was a great location to get back and forth to CMU, while visiting my son. Lots of places to eat within walking distance or a short drive.

I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Team Kasa, Owner at The Maverick by Kasa
Responded Oct 18, 2023
Hi LoveTravel542983, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that your first time staying with us was a great one. It sounds like you found the room comfortable and the location convenient, especially for visiting your son at CMU. That's awesome! We completely understand city sounds can be a mixed bag—good to know it was like a lullaby for a city girl like you! And we're glad to hear street parking worked out well, despite its limitations. Your feedback about providing car information ahead of time is invaluable, and we'll look into making that process more transparent. We're sorry to hear about the issue with casting Netflix to the TV. That's definitely not the experience we want for our guests. We'll double-check our technology to ensure that future stays are glitch-free. And your suggestion for disposable utensils is excellent, we'll take that on board right away. Thank you for the positive review, and we're looking forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Warm regards, Your Friends at Kasa
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Ted W wrote a review Sep 2023
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I really enjoyed my short stay at The Maverick Kasa! Whoever decided to take the old YMCA and turn it in to a hotel, had a great vision coupled with brilliant execution. The rooms are unique and tastefully appointed. The building is VERY quiet due in large part to the turn of the century construction. The Maverick is in walking distance to hotels and bars, parking, while not free, is convenient.

My only complaint is the drive through Pittsburg, from the West Side, was a nightmare. But, hey, that’s Pittsburgh!

The Maverick is a great place, with a high quality, unique experience, at a price that beats the large hotel chains. Book it if you are going to Pittsburgh!
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Public Parking located behind the building.
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Response from Team Kasa, Owner at The Maverick by Kasa
Responded Sep 22, 2023
Hi Ted, Thank you for your wonderful review of The Maverick by Kasa! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and found our unique and tastefully appointed rooms to your liking. We understand the drive through Pittsburgh can be challenging at times, but we're happy that you found our location convenient. We appreciate your kind words about our high-quality and affordable accommodations. We hope to welcome you back to The Maverick in the future! Best regards, Team Kasa
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bear35 wrote a review Jan 2024
Cleveland, Ohio
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at "The Maverick" 1-12 to 1-14 2024 the room and check in was really good. there was a EDM event on friday on the first floor, and my bed was vibrating from the bass till 2am on saturday. my main issue is that they take a 250 dollar deposit upon booking and when i checked out a couple hours later they sent a email saying that i smoked in the room which i did not smoke in the room i smoked outside the hotel. they planted what looks like a bud or something. i took pictures of the room and i got screenshots of emails. i would not stay there again. if you book you might not get your deposit back!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Team Kasa, Owner at The Maverick by Kasa
Responded Apr 9, 2024
Update as of March 2024: The vibrant concert and event series at The Maverick wrapped up on March 23. As we move forward, we’re excited to greet our guests with the assurance of a serene and inviting environment. Your comfort and enjoyment are our top priorities, and we’re dedicated to delivering experiences that resonate with warmth and relaxation. Hello Panther35, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Maverick. We’re pleased to hear that your check-in and room met your expectations. However, we regret to hear about your dissatisfaction regarding the noise from the EDM event and the situation with your deposit. At Kasa, we maintain a stringent non-smoking policy in all our rooms, a standard set to ensure the comfort and safety of all our guests. We conduct thorough investigations into any reported violations of this policy. Following your stay, our team discovered evidence in your room that led to the unfortunate necessity of applying charges to your account. This action aligns with our commitment to upholding a smoke-free environment. We take your feedback seriously and will review our procedures to ensure that our investigations are as meticulous and fair as possible. While it’s regrettable that your stay concluded under these circumstances, please know that our policies and their enforcement are integral to providing a consistent and high-quality experience for all our guests. If there is anything further we can assist you with, please do not hesitate to let us know. Sincerely, Team Kasa
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Chris S wrote a review Mar 2023
Madison, Wisconsin
1.0 of 5 bubbles
BEWARE! Was in process of booking a stay and decided against it when the online form asked for my drivers license after providing my cc info. My cc was charged even though I didn't complete reservation. When I called to request a refund I was told this was impossible, they do not issue refunds/credits even if you call within 24 hours of online reservation. Their website in no way makes this clear anywhere during the process.
SHAME ON THEM. Hope you fail.
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Date of stay: February 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Don't try to cancel your reservation and expect a refund/credit even if you do so within minutes...
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Response from Team Kasa, Owner at The Maverick by Kasa
Responded Mar 9, 2023
Dear chrissY5131QE, Thank you for your humbling feedback. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and distress this issue may have caused. We had the opportunity to review your case and have resolved this issue to your satisfaction. If there is anything else we can do for you, please do not hesitate to let us know.
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emily l wrote a review Jul 2023
Toronto, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My boyfriend and I came to Pittsburgh specifically to explore the iconic stomping grounds of Mac Miller. The Maverick by Kasa was extremely close to all the locations we wanted to go to. Prior to arrival, the owner was in frequent contact with me. They sent many emails and messages with details regarding the booking. I found this very helpful as I was a bit worried about having self check in. Check in went as smooth as can be. When we got to our room, we were greeted with drinks, a snack and 2 complimentary tokens to the bar on the first floor (which was soooo cute). Our stay was absolutely perfect. It felt like living in my own little apartment for the 5 days we spent there. The room was extremely clean, literally not a speck of dust. The only downfall of the property is that there isn’t free parking. However, there is lots of parking available for a cheap price. I would definitely recommend this property.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Adam F wrote a review Aug 2023
Slidell, Louisiana
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Maverick is a cool, modern, apartment style hotel with some of the nicest rooms I've ever stayed in. If I have to stay or tell a family member / friend to stay in Pittsburgh anywhere I will be recommending they stay here! No interaction with a front desk person. Literally book the room and the codes for the front door and your room door will be provided prior to checking in. The coffee provided I the room was fantastic. Although, this place is situated on a great area and has many places to eat within walking distance. Highly highly recommended if you can get a room here I would. The price was pretty standard considering the style and luxurious feel of this place! Thanks Maverick your place is truly awesome and one of a kind!
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
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kck40 wrote a review Sep 2023
New York City, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Renovated industrial building on edge of busy neighborhood eateries. Preregister online, entry codes via text. Attractive bar in lobby. Rooms are large, well-designed, quiet, sitting areas and kitchenette, good coffee selection and complimentary snack. Recommend highly
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Team Kasa, Owner at The Maverick by Kasa
Responded Oct 3, 2023
Hi Kck, Thank you for your positive review of The Maverick by Kasa! We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our newly renovated hotel. It's great to hear that you found our rooms spacious, well-designed, and peaceful. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you back! Best regards, Team Kasa
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Regina C wrote a review May 2023
Miami, Florida
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Maverick is a beautiful building that is well-appointed and has a rich history. Seeing a historic building adopt the "virtual hotel" experience is exciting! While it's not your traditional hotel check-in experience, the process was easy and I received all the information ahead of my arrival. I didn't miss waiting to be assisted upon arrival and felt secure knowing that the front doors were locked and only other guests who had a code could enter. It was also reassuring to know that the Kasa team was available 24/7 to assist with any questions or needs that came up during my stay. I am a people person, but it's also nice to not be bothered. The rooms are spacious and include everything you need for a trip away from home! This was my second visit to the area and I really appreciated the addition of the bar in the lobby! It gave me a comfortable place to wind down in the evening before calling it quits. I can't wait to return!
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
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Michelle G wrote a review Sep 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The bed was very comfortable, and the Decor was most appealing. We loved the eclectic yet Bauhaus feel. It seems that the items were repurposed which is a great idea! Also loved the refillable soap, shampoo/conditioner and lotion dispensers, huge windows, high ceilings, and overall airiness and space. Really liked the plants, but wished they were real.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: No on-site parking
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Response from Team Kasa, Owner at The Maverick by Kasa
Responded Sep 29, 2023
Hi Michelle, We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the comfortable bed and our decor! Crafting an inviting atmosphere is a priority for us, so your positive feedback is music to our ears. We're also pleased that you appreciated our focus on sustainability through repurposed items and refillable amenities. Thank you for your suggestion about incorporating natural plants; we'll definitely consider it as we aim for future improvements. It's lovely to know that you loved the spacious feel, high ceilings, and large windows as much as we do. We can't wait to welcome you back for another stay soon! Best regards, Team Kasa
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jessica z wrote a tip Apr 2024
Atlantic City, New Jersey2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"No parking"
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Alyson L wrote a tip Feb 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The tv is a little tricky. You have to steam from your device. "
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Fred L wrote a tip Nov 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Recommend parking at lot on Beatty St. "
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Kevin W wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Closest form of AI accommodations I've ever had but a wonderful experience. "
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Camille D wrote a tip Oct 2023
Roquefort les Pins, France1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Change parking app every two hours to be able to stay the full day on the same spot."
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Maverick by Kasa
Which popular attractions are close to The Maverick by Kasa?
Nearby attractions include Steel City Improv Theater (0.2 miles), East Liberty Presbyterian Church (0.05 miles), and Kelly Strayhorn Theater (0.07 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Maverick by Kasa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, express check-in and check-out, and street parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Maverick by Kasa?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
Is parking available at The Maverick by Kasa?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Maverick by Kasa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Noodlehead, Casbah, and Paris 66.
Are there any historical sites close to The Maverick by Kasa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Heinz Memorial Chapel (1.8 miles), Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (1.9 miles), and Point State Park (4.5 miles).
Does The Maverick by Kasa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
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