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Reviewed January 7, 2008

My husband & I stayed here for a Sat night Steelers game. We got the tickets last minute, so I booked the hotel for $125 on Hotwire 2 days before. Reading the previous reviews, I was a little hesitant, but it was the cheapest city center hotel by a hundred dollars. I was pleasantly surprised with our stay.
The hotel is tricky to get to (easiest if you come across Liberty Bridge, keeping to the right lanes - don't end up getting on 579!). The hotel staff checked us in promptly & offered us pears at the front desk. Our room was very comfortable, a king size bed with plush pillows & down duvet, overlooking the Mellon Arena. Bathroom amentities were from Bath & Body Works, which was a nice touch. The hotel seemed newly renovated.
There is a free hotel shuttle to anywhere in downtown Pittsburgh, which was perfect for going to Heinz Field. The shuttle only runs until 11pm though, so we ended up walking back from the game. We'd planned on getting a cab, but there were so many fans also walking in the area that it felt very safe. There is not much around the hotel, in terms of restaurants or shops. We had a post-game meal in the Steelhead Lounge in the hotel lobby, which was conveniently still serving food & drinks at 1am. The food was only mediocre bar food (wings, chicken tenders, salads) but we felt lucky to be able to get any food at that hour, and was reasonably priced ($8-13). Parking is expensive at $16/day for self-park.
All in all, it was a comfortable place to stay in a reasonably convenient location downtown, and I was happy with it at the price we paid, especially given the short-notice & the fact that all the other hotels downtown had jacked up their prices for the playoff weekend.

  • Stayed: January 2008, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank zsazsa77
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Reviewed November 27, 2007

Stayed here for 1 night for MNF Steelers/Dolphins. Hotel is hard to get to-lots of one way streets, concrete barriers, etc. We could see it easily, but took 25 minutes of navigation to get to the parking garage. Hotel staff were wonderful-close to the best we have experienced at any hotel chain or boutique. Easy check in, early arrival, courteous staff, helpful suggestions for meals, great shuttle service to South Side and then to the bridge near the stadium. Also, concierge level has great happy hour, finger foods, and breakfast. Great beds and pillows. Room was nice and very clean. Free wired connection in the room. $174 rate was great for 4 adults. Bar was lively. Easy walking to subway, other shops (Macy's, Saks) and bars/restaurants. Cannot say enough nice things about the experience, except the Pittsburgh streets/signs

  • Stayed: November 2007, traveled with friends
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1  Thank corlyn
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Reviewed November 27, 2007

Marriott City Center Pittsburgh was a great hotel. We stayed on the 17th floor and had a wonderful view. We went to Pittsburgh to attend a football game and ESPN was broadcasting from the lounge on game day! Pretty Cool. The subway is located a short walk (1-2 blocks) and conveniently free to all downtown locations. It was not your typical inner city subway, felt very safe. Be aware that parking is a little pricey as with all city parking. $16 to park yourself or $24 for valet. Go ahead and spring for the valet if you plan on going in and out several times it is a flat rate that you only pay once per day. If you park yourself you pay each time you enter & exit the garage. The hotel restaurant is delicious but pricey, with small portions. $82 dinner for two with water only to drink. I recommend taking the subway for 1.25 over to Station Square for some culture. Overall great place. Especially at a name your own priceline rate :)

  • Stayed: November 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 18, 2007

My husband and I spent 6 nights at the Marriott Pittsburgh City Center. Our check in was very smooth and the staff was very helpful in recommending restaurants and giving directions. The room was clean, the bed was very comfortable, and I like the Bath and Body Works amenities. I was very impressed by the friendly staff and good service. Be aware that it is a $23 a night fee to valet your car. The valet service is run by a company other than Marriott and was a little confusing. Construction is going on right now in front of the hotel and space is limited. The hotel does offer its own shuttle that will take you to any nearby shopping or restaurant which was very nice. All in all, a very good experience.

  • Stayed: October 2006, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 11, 2007

Location is the worst of all the downtown hotels UNLESS you are going to an event at Mellon Arena. Otherwise, its an uncomfortable walk to anywhere else downtown.

On the plus side the room was bigger than standard. The bathroom was smaller though.

It was fairly clean, although you can see some suspect areas in the photos.

Furnishings are a bit worn and smelled like cleaning solution when checking in. Front desk help was very pleasant.

My big thing is front DOOR help was horrible. I was there three days, and at all times there were at least three guys there at their podium. Never once did I get a greeting, and only once did someone open the door. They were always just "chillin" chatting with each other. The front door area was under construction, as was a sidewalk that would have made the walk downtown a lot easier.

Room service food was OK, but nothing special. Service was quick though.

Stayed: September 2007
3  Thank profriars
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