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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Since i moved from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, my preferred hotel in Pittsburgh has been the Quality Inn University Center. It is located in Oakland. close to the hospitals and universities but an easy trip by car or bus to the center city. It is like coming home with a great staff and good location. With a Panera's located in the... More 

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Ben G, Manager at Quality Inn University Center, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review and for being a loyal guest. It's great to hear that we have been able to offer you a comfortable environment and great service on a consistent basis. I will definitely share your comments with our entire team. Thank you again for the kind words- see you soon! Sincerely, Ben Greiner Assistant General Manager More 

Lansdale, Pennsylvania
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

My daughter and I stayed here while we visited University of Pittsburgh campus. The room was average but clean. They offered a discounted rate of $99 for Pitt visitors. We loved the fact that Panera Bread was in the hotel. Great food and convenient. But the best part was the free shuttle to and from the campus. It leaves on... More 

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Ben G, Manager at Quality Inn University Center, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us. I am glad the hotel staff was friendly and helpful. I hope you had a great time at your visit at Pitt- good luck! If you're returning to the area, give us a call. We'd love to have you again! Sincerely, Ben Greiner Assistant General Manager More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Just got here and already very irritated. After a 13hr. Bus trip. I was hoping to come relax but to my dismay for the price which wasn't what I was quoted when I reserved this place I was asstonished. The rm they show you in their pictures are misleading. The furniture and pictures are very out dated. Holes around outlets.... More 

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Ben G, Manager at Quality Inn University Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I wanted to let you know that the Panera Bread Café is a café/bakery/coffee shop- they serve a variety of warm beverages in addition to their food items. They make a great caffe mocha. The hotel itself serves free coffee and tea in the lobby. I apologize for any issues you encountered during your stay.... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I needed a place close to the hospital where my son is, so I was excited to find this hotel..my excitement quickly deteriorated when I tried to get the heating unit to work. It was separated away from the wall and cold air was pouring in. To make matters worse, the unit was blowing cold air when I turned it... More 

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Ben G, Manager at Quality Inn University Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and for staying with us. I wish you the best of luck with your hospital visits- I know how unsettling hospital visits can be. On behalf on the entire team here, allow me to apologize for the problem with your room's heating unit. I'm sorry that on the night in which you stayed, we were... More 

Somerset, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I have stayed for several times while my daughter was in Childrens Hospital. It is a very nice hotel and staff were pleasant to deal with. They also offer a free shuttle service to local hospitals and a hospital discount which was nice.

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Ben G, Manager at Quality Inn University Center, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest and for posting such a nice review. We're happy that you were able to take advantage of our shuttle service to the hospital. Many of our guests love our shuttle service. Our friendly staff is more than happy to take care of the driving for you! If you're returning to the area, give us... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

I stayed here because my father was having hip replacement surgery at UPMC Magee on December 23. The hotel was right across the street from the hospital so it made for an easy walk over and back. It was also nice to have a Panera Bread in with the hotel as well.

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Ben G, Manager at Quality Inn University Center, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us. I'm glad you found the hotel to be conveniently located to the hospital. Many of our guests find our location to be perfect for their needs. The Panera Bread Cafe is a huge plus as well. I hope everything went well at the hospital. I wish your father a speedy recovery! Come back and see... More 

Girard, Pennsylvania, Usa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Please make sure that you explain to your customers you are a credit card only hotel. I was very embarrassed when I wanted to pay for our rooms in cash and you gave me such a hard time about it. Also our rooms were filthy. Would appreciate a clean room.

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Thank Janice H
Ben G, Manager at Quality Inn University Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and for staying with us back in October. I apologize if you were given any bad information from our staff or your travel agent regarding the payment policy. We do accept cash. However, cash is only accepted at check-out. A credit card is required at check in. I have shared your comments with the housekeeping... More 

Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This was a great spot to meet up with family. Central to where we wanted to visit. Ben and Sheila were great. Friendly staff, clean hotel. Needs a little updating, but I didn't mind the issues. Will stay again if in the area. Panera Bread beneath the hotel was a bonus.

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Thank TheGoddess62
Ben G, Manager at Quality Inn University Center, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a nice review. It was a pleasure having you as our guest. I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay and that our staff was friendly. I will share your kind words with the entire team. I did want to let you know that we are in the process of upgrading many areas... More 

newcastle uk
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Stayed for 12 nights. Excellent location in Oakland between Forbes Avenue and Schenley Park. For a mid price hotel the amenities were excellent, room spacious and had a fridge and microwave. 3 mins walk to Forbes Ave and 10 mins by bus to downtown. Staff very friendly and helpful and the courtesy bus was very good (Gene the driver a... More 

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Ben G, Manager at Quality Inn University Center, responded to this review

Thanks so much for staying with us for an extended period and for writing such a great review. I'm glad you found the neighborhood to be so walkable- many local businesses and attractions are within minutes of the hotel. I have shared your comments with our shuttle driver, Gene. He's a great asset to the hotel and was humbled by... More 

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19 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We stayed at the hotel for two nights. The room was of a generous size and everything was clean. This is an older facility but comfortably solid. There is an attached Pannetti's which convenient. Sharing the parking area makes parking pretty scarce during mealtimes.

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Thank Larry B
Ben G, Manager at Quality Inn University Center, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to fill out a Tripadvisor review. I'm pleased we were able to offer you a clean, comfortable room. The attached Panera Bread cafe is a great amenity as well- many of our guests love the convenience of the restaurant. I apologize that the parking lot was tight during your... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Quality Inn® University Center hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Pittsburgh's cultural, university and medical districts. It is within walking distance from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) health system, including UPMC Presbyterian, UPMC Montefiore and Magee Women's Hospital of UPMC. Carlow University, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University are all within two miles. Nearby attractions include Pittsburgh Playhouse performing arts center, Schenley Park, Phipps Conservatory, Carnegie Museum of Art and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Free transportation is provided to these locations, as well as to UPMC Shadyside hospital, Western Pennsylvania (West Penn) Hospital and VA Pittsburgh - University Drive. Still looking for more to do? Check out these additional area attractions: PNC Park, Heinz Field, CONSOL Energy Center, Stage AE, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Carnegie Science Center with Highmark SportsWorks, Andy Warhol Museum, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, National Aviary, Kennywood amusement park and Sandcastle water park. We are located only 20 miles from the Pittsburgh International Airport, 12 miles from the Allegheny County Airport, less than two miles from the Greyhound bus terminal, two miles from Megabus and less than three miles from Union Station Amtrak station. All hotel guests will enjoy: Free parking, Free wireless high-speed Internet access, Free 24-hour coffee service, Free weekday newspaper and free local calls and Fitness center. Panera Bread is located on the hotel premises, and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A variety of restaurants and lounges are within walking distance, and our friendly staff is always happy to make recommendations. Business travelers will appreciate conveniences like voice mail and spacious work desks. All guest rooms at this Pittsburgh, PA hotel include private balconies, coffee makers, irons, ironing boards and cable television including HBO. Select rooms come equipped with microwaves and refrigerators. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the Quality Inn University Center provides friendly customer service, cozy accommodations and affordable rates to everyone visiting the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Quality Inn University Center

Address: 3401 Blvd of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3906
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Pittsburgh
Price Range: $107 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Quality Inn University Center 2*
Number of rooms: 119
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