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Residence Inn Pittsburgh University/Medical Center
Ranked #47 of 71 Hotels in Pittsburgh
Reviewed May 26, 2012

One of the best things about this facility is that it's within easy walking distance of the University of Pittsburgh (and the UPMC Medical Center). This is why we stayed here--we have a daughter attending in the fall, and needed to go down for an orientation. The Residence Inn offered a great rate, and that was just the beginning. We arrived in a morning, and the hotel manager immediately allowed us to check into our room, and park in the (relatively inexpensive) on-site garage.

The room was big and clean, more like a studio apartment than a hotel room. A full kitchen area with full-sized refrigerator, coffeemaker, microwave and range; a large HDTV, a comfy bed, and a couch, desk, dining table... I would have easily expected to pay twice the price for a room of this quality.

The full breakfast was good, fresh, and had a constant flow of staff renewing all of the items. There were complimentary newspapers, an efficient shuttle, and our experience of the entire place was one that made sure that whenever we need to stay close to Pitt over the next few years, we'll be calling up the Residence Inn, to be sure!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 26, 2012

The staff at Residence Inn all incredibly friendly and helpful; from the manager to the maintenance man you meet in the hallway. Everything is clean and represented honestly.

Room Tip: No in-hotel restaurant but the breakfast buffet is great with fresh fruits, yoghurt, and more...
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights on business. Overall, had a pleasurable stay. Beds were comfortable, nice kitchenette and living room area. The free breakfast each morning was convenient and free. The hot food (sausage, ham, eggs, etc.) was just okay, but there was a lot more from bagels to fruit to yogurt and juice. Shuttle service looked easy to use, but I didn't use it since I had a car. Parking garage was underneath hotel and was secure and clean. Nice patio with tables and chairs. The staff was super friendly. It's walking distance to craig street (shops and restaurants) and also to 5th avenue (little longer walk though). Lots of architecture in Pittsburgh and it's a beautiful area. Just keep in mind that this hotel is not in the thick of it all - it's up on a hill a little removed from hustle and bustle. I would return again.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank MassIS300
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Reviewed May 7, 2012

I traveled alone for a bodybuilding competition nearby the hotel. It was a physically demanding trip and the shuttle was invaluable as there is limited taxi service in the area. Everyone, from Will at the front desk to Dan the shuttle driver to the housekeeping staff were, in a word, incredible! You can stay at many hotels, but if you want the most personable caring staff and the nicest rooms with home type amenities, especially if you are visiting the areas hospitals, please, this should be your only choice. I'll be back two more times this summer, i wouldn't think of staying anywhere else!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

The hotel is next to UPMC, offers apartments with kitchen, washing facility, small gym and pool. I had a room that must have been next to a electricity generator, since there was an annoying sound all night that could not be located in the room, so don't get room #211. Shuttle service to UPMC, but not really flexible, taxi waiting time is very long!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

My husband and I have stayed at this hotel numerous times in the last two months. As a Marriott Gold member they always give me a little welcome gift and have the first names of other reward members listed on a small board at the front desk. I have not received that type of recognition at some of the other Marriott's so I really like their extra effort. We enjoy their breakfast. They have a nice selection and also three days during the week they have a manager's evening reception with snacks. We used the free shuttle service to Oakland hospitals often and appreciate not having to drive the congested and difficult traffic. They make it easy we just call when ready to be picked up and returned to the hotel. The van drivers have been very warm and welcoming. Going back and forth to medical appointments has been made much easier for us because of the great service here.

Room Tip: If you request a high floor room to the left you should have a pretty good view of the Oakland area.
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 19, 2012

Stayed here to see Michael Jackson's Immortal Tour at the Peterson Event Center and quickly found out that it would have been better to stay here longer than the two days we booked since the hotel had a huge fridge, stove, and even offered grocery service. A downside for me was that there was no book in the room for nearby restaurants, places to visit or what the hotel had to offer. I discovered that the hotel had a theater/billiard room after I came home and read another review! A front desk clerk was very helpful in suggesting things to do, but I honestly don't know how we could have found some things without my cellphone which has these features. On the other hand, the view from our room was breath taking. We were above the terrace and you could see miles of homes and beautiful mountains.On our second day we drove to the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium. I highly recommend it for a family outing or for anyone who loves animals as we do. The admission price was very reasonable and the zoo was beautiful and clean. The manager and staff at this hotel were very friendly and made you feel welcomed. Overall, it's a nice clean hotel in a great location within walking or shuttle distance to many places

Room Tip: Higher rooms have awesome views.
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Address: 3896 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-1148
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Pittsburgh
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #47 of 71 Hotels in Pittsburgh
Price Range: $132 - $264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Pittsburgh University/Medical Center 3*
Number of rooms: 171
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