Odd, the room in the picture on this site is quite contemporary. Either we were "upgraded" to the oldest suite in the hotel or that photo image has been enhanced. From the look of the exterior, this building coulde be pre WWII. Our two room suite was dated and dark. The color scheme was brown and more browns with inadequate fluorescent lighting. The first room was spacious with a desk, a round table, cofee table, two end tables, couch and chair. There was a dridge and microwave, but space in the fridge for softdrinks was limited.The bedroom was "cozy" and the bathroom was tiny: pedastal sink with no counter space and a commode from the 1950s (small and low to the ground). Due to the small size of the bedroom, I was able to sit on the bed and use the mirrored doors of the closet when applying makeup. If I had used the bathroom, the only space for toilettries would have been the toilet seat. Although we were on the 13th floor, the street noise was horrendous. No double pane windows! Did I mention the draft from the bedroom window? The mattress was "gutless". The lobby is small as is the lounge/bar within Bigelow Grille, the hotel's restaurant. Breakfast was included in our room rate. The buffet had a selection of diced fruits, breads for toasting (the breads were good), mushy bagels and croissants, danishes, muffins, cereals, oatmeal, and hot plate bacon, eggs, sausages and pancakes. On the weekends there is an omelet station. Our only ohter food experience at the Bigelow Grille was on the evening we arrived. I ordered an "organic greens salad with seasonal vegetables". Oh dear! The lettuce was well past its prime, the vegetables were grape tomatoes (seasonal and regional??) and someone served 100% olive oil as the salad dressing. Yes, the vinegar and seasonings were forgotten.
The major plus for this hotel are the employees. They are very friendly and helpful. When we inquired about taking a bus to the Carnegie Museum of Natural history, We were placed into one of the shuttles and delivered to the museum's door. Housekeeping was courteous and efficient. The front desk staff were very well trained. I regret that their facility is past its prime.
Frankly. I only chose the hotel because i needed the stay to maintain my Hilton Honor Gold status and the Doubletree was my main Hilton choice downtown. Pittsburg is a lovely city and Hilton needs to step up to the plate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown - in the heart of the central business district between the U.S. Steel Tower and BNY Mellon Complexes, within 25 minutes of Pittsburgh International (PIT) Airport. Features complimentary shuttle around downtown and convenient access to the 'T' public transport from downtown to North Shore, spacious guest rooms and suites with free WiFi, 24-hour fitness center, indoor pool and other amenities you will need for your stay. ... more less
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