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Shadyside Inn All Suites Hotel
Ranked #21 of 70 Hotels in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
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“Fabulous location & great value”
Reviewed September 21, 2011

Had a family emergency that brought me to Pittsburgh on short notice. The staff was amazingly helpful and accomadating. Got a "goody bag" on arrival that served as breakfast the next day. I have stayed at hotels for 3 times the price, that were not nearly as comfortable. Having a suite with a fully equipped kitchen was a lifesaver during this stressful time. Additionally, there were 2 quality flat screen TV's so I was able to catch a little football action as well. Housekeeping service was great, and my room appeared to have been recently updated and was super clean, which is important to me. My only complaint would be the city noise itself, but that is to be expected since you're in the heart of Shadyside, and close to the hospitals, which is what brought me to the area in the first place.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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ShadysideInnSuites, Manager at Shadyside Inn All Suites Hotel, responded to this review, September 29, 2011
Hello Shannon, many thanks for your kind words! It's always great to hear that we could be there for someone in sudden need of a nice place to stay. The housekeeping staff also appreciates the props; they work hard to keep each suite in tip-top shape. That Morning Snack Bag you got is the latest version: we recently switched to two fresh muffins from Paddy Cake Bakery, two granola bars, and two juices to make that first morning in Shadyside a little tastier.

Ambient city sounds are certainly a factor when we have such a central location, but we have good news on that front: we're upgrading to a brand new air conditioning system this winter, which means a tighter window seal and much quieter suites all around!
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Rockford, Illinois
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Reviewed August 24, 2011

Friendly staff close drive(2-5minutes) from CMU. Apartment like environment. Third floor is a hassle if you need to unload car no elevator. Not enough room in rear building parking lot. Overall cleanliness was only ok. Especially the kitchen vent fans.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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ShadysideInnSuites, Manager at Shadyside Inn All Suites Hotel, responded to this review, August 25, 2011
Thanks for giving kudos to our friendly staff and close-to-CMU location! We do have staff on hand who are happy to carry luggage from your car to any upstairs suite.

We're sorry about the parking pinch-- the business of the university move-in week was compounded by a recent rash of unauthorized parking. To combat this, we are getting tough and towing cars without permits. Of course, parking permits will always be free for guests.

Cleanliness is essential to us, so we are very sorry that your housekeeper missed the kitchen vent. We will make sure that she is particularly careful about that in the future.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

We were a bit concerned by some of the previous reviews, but we really wanted an apartment, and we liked what we heard about the neighborhood. We had no reason to worry. The place is old but hardly run down. To our eyes, everything seemed clean and well-maintained. The front desk staff was personable and helpful. The rooms were large and recently renovated. The furniture and facilities were attractive and in good repair. We had no complaints about our lodging at all. One small irritation was a couple of student-aged neighbors who would block open the exterior door while they smoked in the garden. Their smoke, unfortunately, did not stay outside with them due to the open door. I had to go down and close the door repeatedly. The only other minor irritation is that the (free) parking spaces at the rear of the property are incredibly small. Getting in and out was difficult.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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ShadysideInnSuites, Manager at Shadyside Inn All Suites Hotel, responded to this review, August 12, 2011
Thanks for the review; we're excited to have exceeded your expectations! While we don't always agree with some of the negative reviews online, they do give us the opportunity to surprise guests with the quality and freshness of our suites!

As for those outdoor smoking neighbors, always feel free to contact the front desk if a fellow guest is acting less than courteously-- our staff is glad to ensure that others' smoke stays outside.

Finally, we're sorry about the close-quarters parking-- Shadyside's popularity for shopping, dining, and fun means that parking space is famously in short supply, so we try to squeeze in as many complimentary spots as safely possible.
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Reviewed August 9, 2011

Last weekend we stayed for two nights at the Shadyside Inn. Prior to booking I checked out the Tripadvisor opinions and found them to be mixed. As our favorite hotel was unavailable, we decided to give it a try. Accomodations are in old converted apartments, hence the mixed reviews. Our rooms were clean, well furnished and reminded us of short term military housing. The kitchen was well appointed for a short stay, and again very clean. The linens were crisp with plenty of towels and convenience toiletries. For someone needing short term housing, it could provide a comfortable stay. We are in the midst of planning for an upcoming college graduation party and initially thought these apartments might be a nice venue. Our visit changed our minds as we want something more upscale. Would we return for a routine visit to Pittsburgh? If we need a reasonably priced place, including a kitchen, yes. For the price we paid, we got what we needed. Nothing fancy, but functional. Shadyside is much like an European 2 star hotel.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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ShadysideInnSuites, Manager at Shadyside Inn All Suites Hotel, responded to this review, August 12, 2011
Thank you for trying us out, and for your thoughtful review! Our unique location and facilities are certainly a step beyond the ordinary, and we appreciate that you described our dedication to cleanliness and comfortable furnishings. As a venue for a college graduation party, I would recommend instead our Mansion Suites-- entire houses in Shadyside refurbished with luxury in mind. For guests staying at our primary facilities, you can take advantage of the many nearby restaurants and bars for their social events, and then return to the Shadyside Inn for a good night's sleep.

If we're like a European hotel, we aspire to the great service and high comfort of an exclusive all-suites hotel in Luxembourg or Andorra!
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed August 9, 2011

I was in Pittsburgh to say goodby to some family moving west and again stayed at Shadyside Inn. I felt like I was remembered and treated like an old friend . The staff made sure my every need was met and the apt. was beautiful. It was nice getting food from nearby resturants and sitting with a few friends on a couch and at a table instead of on a bed like a regular hotel room. I tell everyone going to Pgh to stay at the Shadyside Inn

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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ShadysideInnSuites, Manager at Shadyside Inn All Suites Hotel, responded to this review, August 12, 2011
Thanks so much for visiting us again! We're glad we could help you have that "hanging out in the living room with friends" experience that's so hard to find when you're traveling. Now that your friend's moved, we hope you'll find some other reason to come on back!
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Reviewed August 7, 2011

As a new visitor to Pittsburgh, I didn't know what to expect from this inn. I usually stay in chain hotels because one knows what they will be getting when they arrive. I chose this inn because of its proximity to Carnegie Melon and the discount it afforded for the university guests. I was pleasantly surprised when we arrived at this inn. The front desk was courteous and kind. They addressed our every need and went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. Although the van service ended at 8:00 PM, they allowed us to use this service beyond the time due to the circumstances of our late arrival and newness to the surroundings. The 2 bedroom suite was comfortable, had air conditioners in the living room and master bedroom, and an overhead fan in the second bedroom. I asked for a quiet room and that is exactly what they gave us--an inside room that was away from the street noise and any other elevators or entrances. The kitchen was supplied with all that you need to cook and prepare good meals. The living room had a comfortable sectional and chairs that viewed a large LCD television. The telephone had its own answering machine, which made it helpful for the business we were conducting. The exterior door locks and the additional locks on the room entrance made me feel secure. I will come back here again in the next year.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed August 4, 2011

My wife and I visit Pittsburgh every year to visit friends and we always stay at the Shadyside Inn. The rooms are more like apartments with full kitchen and are always very clean and comfortable. We can walk to the shops and restaurants, which are only a few blocks away. Thanks to all the staff who were so nice and made our stay the perfect get away!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Shadyside Inn All Suites Hotel
Address: 5405 5th Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Pittsburgh
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #21 of 70 Hotels in Pittsburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Shadyside Inn All Suites Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 106
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shadyside Inn All Suites Hotel is situated in the upscale neighborhood of Shadyside in Pittsburgh, PA. We provide comfortable, fully-furnished residential-style suites near some of the city's finest shopping and dining. You can stay for one night or many months and always receive the services of a friendly hotel in the comfort of a ready-made home. Suites feature a separate living room, full kitchen, housekeeping service, wireless internet, free off-street parking, local shuttle service, and much more. Our exquisitely central location places you within a mile of Pittsburgh's many universities, hospitals, and cultural attractions. Two blocks away are Walnut Street's fashionable shops, scrumptious restaurants and vibrant bars. ... more   less 
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