I just returned from a two-night business trip in Pittsburgh, where I stayed in the Hilton Garden Inn University Place. The hotel was filled to capacity during my stay, due in part to the NCAA Frozen Four hockey tournament/finals. Hockey fans were EVERYWHERE, but the hotel did not seem crowded, and the noise level was not extreme.
My room was spacious and clean. The decor has a mod-retro vibe, with lime green accent paint and bolster on the bed, an orange armchair, and silver and brown accessories. The pressure of the bed can be adjusted from firm to soft, which is a nice feature. The bathroom features toiletries from Bath and Bodyworks and Neutrogena.
One of the elevators was not working when I first arrived, so I decided to take the stairs back down to the mezzenaine. Once was enough for that! The stairs are truly a scary experience. They are narrow and dusty. I felt a little unsafe, but my fears were unwarranted. Both elevators were operating by the second day. And even with one elevator, I never experienced any delays.
My only recommendation is to try to get a room that does not face the front/street side of the hotel. It can be noisy at night with University of Pittsburgh students walking up and down Forbes Ave. With that being said, the hotel is in a prime location for visiting Pitt, as well as Carnegie Mellon.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Garden Inn University Place, Pittsburgh Hotel Pittsburgh
- Pittsburgh Wyndham
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