We stayed for mother’s day weekend/girl’s shopping trip and this hotel was the perfect spot for us.
First I should mention we were booked and excited to stay at the new Courtyard Marriott very close by but when we had to add another night (Thursday) the rates at the Courtyard became prohibitive for some reason and then forced me to check other options. This led us to the Hilton Garden that had opened since we booked the Courtyard. The Hilton Garden’s Rates were reasonable compared to The Courtyard Marriott’s unreasonable rates (80% more than the HG on the Thursday). We quickly booked the HG and then realized from an email from them we could use our loyalty points. Fantastic! As we often find it so hard to use points from any loyalty programs we belong to. So this left us more money for our shopping. We were very happy and pleased even before our stay.
The location is handy, being right off the interstate and between the shopping of an outlet mall and then everything Pittsburgh offers very close by.
The hotel is very new and looks exactly as the pictures on the website so I didn’t bother taking any pictures of the room and lobby to post here as I usually do.
Public Areas: There were enough elevators and they were fast. The lobby was really nice and they had water, great coffee, tea and hot chocolate available which saved us the money and multiple trips to Starbuck’s. In the evening, they had some wine available for happy hour and a beautiful patio area with big plush chairs to sit, relax and watch the sunset. The hotel faced west for a great sunset view. Unfortunately we missed both as we were busy but many others were enjoying the wine and sunset.
The room: Big enough and more than comfortable for three adult women. Nice pillows and a good selection of TV stations and a coffee and tea making area as well as a small refrigerator.
The bathroom was a good size and lots of counter space to put our stuff. We all noticed the good water pressure in the shower, a good shower head and soft absorbent towels. The Bath & Body Works products are also very appreciated to use. Everything girls need to enjoy a stay.
If I had to be picky, and make a recommendation to the hotel management, I would suggest getting at least 1 full size trolley for luggage. They had these small single person carts which would be great if I was on business. If you have a wheeling suitcase you really don’t need it. For family luggage from the car and multiple bags vs. suitcases they are useless. Everything falls through the bars on the bottom, where the full size carts have a solid bottom. We found it very hard to lug our purchases up to the room and back down again on check out.
We stayed in room 428 and I would recommend and we already served for two more weekends during the summer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Cranberry hotel in Cranberry, PA is located near downtown Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Westinghouse and Heinz – with easy access to shopping, dining and entertainment attractions in the Pittsburgh area. Visit Moraine State Park Beach – where you can go biking, skiing, rent a boat, kayak or canoe to explore the 3, 225 acre lake. Go golfing at the Cranberry Highlands Golf Course – only six miles from our hotel. Enjoy guest rooms with complimentary WiFi, room service, and 37-inch flat-screen HDTVs. Drink cocktails from our on-site bar on our outdoor patio after dinner at our full-service, on-site restaurant – The Garden Grille and Bar®. You’ll also enjoy our indoor pool, fitness room, and walking track. Our Cranberry hotel offers more than 2,100 sq. ft. of flexible event space, with a 24-hour business center, delicious on-site catering, and modern A/V equipment. ... more less
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