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Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel
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Reviewed August 2, 2007

This hotel is terrific it had old charm but modern amenities. Spacious clean rooms, easy internet access. Terrific if you are going to see the Pirates a five minute walk to the stadium.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 29, 2007

Renaissance hotels are some of my favorites. They tend to have a little more character and individuality than most hotels. Like most of the others I've tried, the Renaissance Pittsburgh is in a grand, old, downtown building. Its interior is impressive (beautifully detailed and well appointed staircase/mezzanine, restaurants, sitting areas, etc.), the staff at the desk is very professional and helpful, etc. However, there were two things about this hotel that made it stand apart from the others.

Firstly, the location of the Renaissance Pittsburgh is fantastic. It's in the heart of a cultural district. Theatres are directly across the streat, there are scads of terrific restaurants a short walk away (driving in the area was a bit of a pain - we happily turned the car over to the hotel's valet and didn't think about it again), and the Pirates' PNC park is about 2 blocks down (they featured fireworks after their game one night, which we could see from our room!).

Secondly, our room was great. It was incredibly spacious, had an amazing view of the downtown, and the bathroom was great. Very large (it had a window - with blinds of course), granite counters, marble-like floor, and upscale spa-style aromatherapy toiletries. The room had typical stuff (mini bar, tv in wardrobe, safe, etc.), but the tall ceilings and excellent view, combined with lots of space (for a non-suite) made it special.

In my experience, Renaissance hotels typically offer a very pleasant stay, but this one was unexpectedly unique as well and I would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed: April 2007
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Reviewed July 23, 2007

The hotel is in an excellent location, especially if you're staying there and plan on attending a Pirates' or Steelers' game.

The location also has a wonderful view, if you happen to be in one of the views that face the river, northshore (I think that's what that side is called) and the stadiums.

Greeted promptly outside by the bellman, who helped with the luggage, and the valet; which i think ended up being $24/night. Kind of pricey, but the convenience was probably worth it.

The lobby is very impressive; although i didn't eat in the restaurant or drink in the bar.

The hotel staff was very cordial and efficient.

The room itsself was wonderful, spacious and had a comfortable bed and a large bathroom. The only complaint would be that there is no fan in the bathroom so the mirrors fog up pretty badly during a shower.

All in all, a great place to stay. Now, Pittsburgh itself on the otherhand....i wasn't too impressed.

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 7, 2007

We recently stayed overnight at the Renaissance.....which was a treat! Our room # was 1407 which is a corner room overlooking the river and PNC Park. Room was quite large, comfortable and just exquisite. Ordered room service - excellent dinner, although breakfast was just ok.
All in all, loved the Renaissance, and will definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed: July 2007
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2  Thank NMom
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Reviewed July 6, 2007

Over the years, I have stayed in all of the Downtown Pittsburgh hotels, and this hotel consistently has the nicest rooms and decor. It is converted from the old Fulton building, a turn-of-the-last-century office building with ornate and opulent public areas.

Located on 6th Street just before the bridge to the North side, it is a little bit out of the way for most business travelers (still only a 10-minute walk to the main office buildings on Grant Street). If you are attending a baseball or football game, however, it couldn't be more convenient.

Last time, I stayed on the concierge level. The food and service there were somewhat disappointing. Breakfast was OK, but the afternoon/evening hors d'oeuvres were overcooked and left to rubberize in a covered sterno-heated pot. Also, the attendant was only in attendance sporadically, and there was no hint of the supposed "honor bar" there.

Overall service might be better at the Omni William Penn, but the rooms there are highly variable in size and are not as recently updated. For my money, I'll take the Renaissance over the William Penn or any other Downtown hotel.

Hint for parking -- the public lot across the street is much cheaper than the valet parking and you can generally rely on getting your car much more quickly thant the valet.

Dining hint -- Eleven at 1150 Smallman Street at the foot of the Strip District is outstanding.

  • Stayed: June 2007, traveled on business
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