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Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place
Ranked #18 of 72 Hotels in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 5, 2012

Great room with all the amenities (including a fridge and microwave) and very friendly, professional and helpful staff.

But the best thing about this hotel was the free Shuttle that takes you (and picks you up) from various locations around Pittsburgh.

Located in Oakland, walking distance to the Pitt University and some shopping (CVS Pharmacy, Joe Mama's Italian Restaurant and a Starbucks.)

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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Pamela W, Public Relations Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2012

Hello wileyness,

Thank you for choosing the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place for your stay. We strive to make sure that our guests have a comfortable, pleasant, and memorable experience while in Pittsburgh. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay, and would return here again. We look forward to accommodating you again soon!

Sincerely,
The Staff at the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

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Reviewed March 31, 2012

This is the best Hilton Garden Inn I've stayed Inn and believe me I've been to many. The bed was so comfortable and the room and bathroom was top notch! The gym on the 3rd floor had good treadmills ans stair masters and was cleanly kept. The coffee being served at the lobby was of gourmet quality. I would stay in this hotel again when I'm in Pittsburgh.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 31, 2012

Location was good for our recent trip to visit Univ of Pittsburgh. Forbes Ave is a very busy street during the evening with lots of trucks and buses. Come bed time at 10-11pm, the outside noise was still very, very loud, even on the 6th floor. The noise wasn't coming from any open windows, it was from gaps in the wall mounted PTAC heating and A/C unit.

The room itself was decent with two queen beds and flat screen TV...

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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 7, 2012

This hotel is ok. I found the room to be extremely small....NYC small. The bedding uncomfortable and the staff congenial. I stayed at the Residence Inn Oakland a few weeks prior and I believe this is a better property. Huge room and an extremely helpful and friendly staff.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 29, 2012

If you need to be in the Oakland area, or right upon the University, this is a fabulous location, and fairly easy to navigate from around the general downtown area. This hotel just recently changed flags from Wyndham to Hilton Garden inn, and it has been remodeled. Valet parking, otherwise you have to chance it with very expensive meters. Very kind staff to this business traveler, and the meeting rooms were very nice. Overall excellent experience. My one concern are the beds. The "choose your snooze" feature wasnt explained, and I missed the little sign in the room. It was like one inch of foam rubber over concrete! Only the next night did I find the little dial on the side to soften it, but at the lowest setting, it was still firmer than I would like, and I have a fairly firm mattress at home.

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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 12, 2012

Alright hotel to sleep at.... But, as other reviewer said, no air escape in the bathroom. Valet ONLY parking at a mid-scale hotel? Give me a break. I can park my car, thank you. Stay away from the on-site restaurant. I was told by a coworker that it used to be good prior to renovation, but heard mixed results since. I figured I'd give it a try with wings appitizers and a burger - what could go wrong? Ahhh..no... go to the McDonalds down the street as they have been making burgers for over 50 years. Mine was WAY overdone and DRY. Tasted like a Sams club frozen burger that was already pre-cooked. The wings were nasty too. I made a mistake by breaking my business travel oath: "never eat at a hotel restaurant if there are few (or none) customers" - lesson re-established. If you need to stay at this exact place due to business, then that's ok - maybe. Just go elsewhere to eat - there's a great Italian place down the street - "Joe Mammas" or something.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 12, 2012

I recently stayed at this hotel while attending an athletic event for my children. The hotel is under MAJOR renovations. All floors, lobby, hallways you name it is being worked on. It's basically a mess and extremely noisy. Our team was constantly being caught in the elevators. Not good with small children, very scary. When we asked to take the stairs we had to actually walk through the kitchen or outside to access the stair wells. Then the stairwells were being painted. I feel if you truly need to leave the hotel open maybe choice one area to work on instead of everything all at once. It's just poor customer service.
The staff at front desk did a lot of apologizing. After renovations this may be a nice place. It is in a good location to restaurants and the college.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

Address: 3454 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3213 (Formerly Wyndham Pittsburgh University Place)
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Pittsburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Business Hotel in Pittsburgh
#23 Family Hotel in Pittsburgh
Price Range: $109 - $249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place 3*
Number of rooms: 202
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Oakland, PA hotel is located in Pittsburgh's medical and educational district and tucked in the heart of world-class university campuses like The University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon and Carlo University. Complimentary shuttle services to/from downtown Pittsburgh, shopping districts and Shadyside, PA are included with your stay at Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University. Enjoy spacious guest rooms and suites with complimentary WiFi, microwaves, refrigerators and Keurig(R) coffee brewers. We have more than 6,100 sq. ft. of meeting space (for up to 200 people), and a complimentary 24-hour business center for guests. Enjoy amenities like room service, our on-site fitness room, as well as our on-site convenience store, lounge and restaurant. ... more   less 
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