Our family returned from a trip to Pittsburgh last week for Easter vacation. What drew us to the HIE was the location, free breakfast, parking and shuttle service. They are remodeling the lobby so that area was half boarded up but the staff was attentive to our needs. We were given a 5th floor room on the corner, so we had two windows. One window looked onto the 10th street bridge. We enjoyed that view. They have room darkening shades on the windows and I was surprised to find the room very quiet at night despite all the hustle and bustle out side our window. We had two beds that were not the most comfortable, but that is not a deal breaker for us unless we have an extended stay. The room was very clean and they had a nice flat screen tv on the wall. The decor was up to date. They do not have room service but they have a small sink, refrigerator, microwave and paper plates etc. in the room. If you ask the front desk they will give you some menues for restaurants that deliver to your room. Most of them are pizza. We ordered from Dominoes and they were very prompt. They also offer a breakfast in the morning. Since the lobby is being remodeled, it was served in a small room close by. It was very busy so it was a little cramped in there. We just took our food to the room. They offered pancakes, eggs, biscuits and gravy, fruit, cinnamon rolls, breads, cereal, yogurt, juices and coffee etc. There is also a french restaurant just a few steps outside the front door. The shuttle took us to PNC Park, National Aviary and restaurants. We never waited more than 20 minutes.( We took the shuttle for dinner about 5 blocks to Fatheads. We walked back to the hotel after dinner. There were other restaurants nearby so there were people walking around so we felt safe. About one block from the hotel there isn't much happening, it was dark and we did pass by a man asleep in a doorway to a business, so we moved swiftly inside.) I'm not sure if in the summer they can be that accomodating with the suttle but they were great at this time of year. The drivers were helpful and friendly. We parked our car in their lot which is accessible with a room key. A couple minor negatives of our stay, were that there was not an information book in the room with detalis of their amenities, etc, so we had to talk to the front desk with questions. (they did have a Pittsburgh book) The other thing was the maid service was anxious to get rooms cleaned in the morning. Their carts are in the narrow hallways and one morning they knocked on our door. I couldn't get to the door fast enough and one of them had opened it. They saw me and quickly said sorry and shut the door. I was surprised they couldn't hear the tv on and the shower going. But again these are minor details to me. We really enjoy visiting Pittsburgh. PNC park is a beautiful park to watch a ball game. The National Aviary is a fun place to stop with kids. They have penguins, eagles, pelicans and many more birds. Fatheads restuarant has sandwiches the size of your head-hence the name. There is so much to do and the rolling hills, river and bridges are neat to see. We would stay at the Holiday Inn Express again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Pittsburgh is conveniently located in Pittsburgh's historic South Side, well known for its famous Carson Street Nightlife. We are just a few blocks' walk to such great eateries as Mallorca, Pramanti Brothers, Carson City Saloon & the Cheesecake Factory. Shopping is also just a short walk away with something for everyone at South Side Works or Station Square and many others. During your stay at the Holiday Inn Express hotel take in a game at Heinz Field, home of the Steelers, PNC Park, home of the Pirates or Concol Energy Center, home of the Penguins. For our corporate guests we are located just a shuttle ride away from such companies as US Steel, Finmeccanica Spa, PPG Place, the FBI building, Dynavox and General Dynamics. We also offer an on site restaurant & lounge open until 10pm, Bridge Ten Brassiere. Visit Pittsburgh & Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel Pittsburgh! ... more less
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