I'm writing this on our last of four nights in this hotel, via the FREE high-speed Ethernet Internet access (connector cable provided). It has been a wonderful stay. It's our first trip to Pittsburgh, and when we return (yes, we definitely will), we'll try to stay here again.
It's a very good location. There are three or four top-notch restaurants, and some at the other end of the spectrum, like Subway, within a block; many more within walking distance. It's a half-block to the convention center. A couple blocks to the Heinz History Center. The Strip, a funky area with shops and restaurants, starts just a few blocks away. It's also near downtown shopping and PPG Place.
Valet parking is $22/day no matter how often you come and go. The valet service is quick when you call down to request your car.
One great advantage is the shuttle -- they'll take you anywhere within a 10-minute ride: to Station Square, to the inclines; to nearby downtown restaurants if you don't want to walk. Seems like not too many people use this, because they've always been very fast to pick us up for the return trip when we call. Schenley Park & the Oakland area (Pitt, Carnegie Mellon) are out of the shuttle range, but we drove with no trouble.
Breakfast is either a cold buffet or a hot buffet with custom omelets and an array of breakfast meats, cereals, pastries, bagels, etc. Can't remember the price, but it seemed reasonable. Two papers, local & USA Today, are delivered to your door; others, including the Wall Street Journal, are complimentary downstairs. WI-FI is available in the lobby. Excellent signal strength for our Cingular cell phones.
Our room is nicely appointed -- king bed with two side tables, armoire closet, desk, full-size sofa, cocktail table. And the high ceilings, probably 15 feet, make it feel even bigger. Nice bathroom, nothing special, but certainly more than adequate.
Best part of all is the staff. SO friendly and helpful!
As someone else mentioned, the view may be nil. But we haven't minded, because everything else about this hotel has been just great!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Courtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh Downtown hotel is not your typical Courtyard! This Pittsburgh Marriott Hotel is in the heart of the Cultural District and conveniently located among downtown businesses, the Strip District, Station Square, PNC Park, Heinz Field and is next to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. This Marriott hotel in Pittsburgh was meticulously renovated from 4 historical buildings. Spacious guest rooms feature 12'-17' vaulted ceilings with modern decor, luxury bedding, large work area with well-lit desk and Free High Speed Internet. The Bistro, our new restaurant venue, offers refreshing to-go options or full, sit-down fare with healthy food selections. For lunch or dinner, taste the delicious West Coast Cuisine at the Sonoma Grille adjacent to the lobby. Let our expert Event Planners assist you with your next successful event in one of our 3 state-of-the-art Meeting Rooms. Experience a great location and terrific service at the award winning Courtyard Pittsburgh Downtown hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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