We stayed at the DoubleTree for one night. We arrived by train so didn’t have to worry about parking (the hotel is about a 10 minute walk from the train station). The neighborhood around the hotel was pretty desolate on a Saturday evening, but still felt safe, and the hotel is across the street from a light rail station. There is also a 7-Eleven right next door for snacks (but surprisingly no beer). The desk staff at check-in was very friendly and check-in was quick. I had booked a room with 2 double beds, but was given a suite with a queen (I think) in the bedroom and a sofabed in the separate large sitting room. My son said he was OK sleeping on the sofabed so we kept it. The room included a refrigerator and microwave. The bathroom was small, but typical for a downtown hotel. Like many European hotels we needed to use the room key to turn on the lights and air conditioning, but they gave us an extra key just for that purpose. The room seemed pretty clean. The bed was very comfortable. Although it’s a 20 storey hotel, the elevators were super fast so we never had a long wait. The layout is pretty weird. Odd room numbers on one half of the hotel and evens on the other. Our room had what looked like a door to an adjoining room, but from the hall there didn’t appear to be a room there, just an electrical closet (unless the other room was way around the corner). And of course there are the ‘secret’ rooms mentioned by another reviewer (the one in our room had a lock on the little metal access door). No problems with any of these things, but it’s not the same old cookie-cutter hotel.
On the downside, no nightlight in the bathroom. I know that’s pretty typical, but when I’m in a hotel that actually has one I really appreciate it. There also aren’t very many extra power outlets in the rooms. A previous guest had unplugged the clock to free an extra one up. There was no problem with noise from outside the hotel, at least on our side which faced a very quiet city street. There was more interior noise than I expected in an older hotel, mostly a somewhat frequent deep banging/jumping sound from another guest. I first thought this was in the room above ours, but when I got up to use the bathroom I could hear voices in the room next to ours (apparently someone “look[ed] pretty randy in those shorts” – I feel so much better knowing that). I would have figured out which room it was and called the front desk to complain, but I was afraid I’d wake my son if I opened the hall door to determine which room was making the noise (it turns out he was awake and thought it was the room across the hall). Since I didn’t complain I don’t hold the hotel responsible for the noise.
- 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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- Doubletree Pittsburgh
- Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh City Center
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