My teenage son and I stayed at the Friendship Suites for two nights on a spring break college tour that included Carnegie-Mellon.
We were so glad we found this place! It's a short (5-minute) drive to C-M, and such a comfortable, homey place for a base camp.
We flew into Pittsburgh on the evening of Easter Sunday, so I wasn't sure if any stores or restaurants would be open for us to pick up dinner & groceries. When I e-mailed Robert Cox, the proprietor, beforehand to ask about this, he very kindly offered to pick up a few staples for us & leave them in our room. As it turned out, I learned that the nearby Whole Foods would be open till 8 pm, so we were fine, but I was surprised & pleased by this level of service.
We never met Mr. Cox, but he was still very attentive. The one-bedroom suite we rented was spotlessly clean & well appointed. He also called us the morning after our arrival to ask if everything was okay. We'd found the suite quite hot the night before & had been unable to find a thermostat to adjust the temperature. He assured us he'd see to it, and when we came back that afternoon after a day of campus tours, it was noticeably cooler & more comfortable in the apartment. (Turns out an elderly guest who ran cold had occupied the room before us, and he'd adjusted the temperature for that person -- again, just very attentive to all his guests!)
We felt very safe in the apartment, heard almost no noise from our neighbors, and loved having a full kitchen & a real living room to have our meals in & hang out in the evenings.
If my kid is lucky enough to get into Carnegie-Mellon, we will definitely make the Friendship Suites our go-to lodgings for visits. It would also be wonderful for a more long-term stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With the excellent accommodations and sincere service at Friendship Suites, you'll check in as our guest and check out as our friend! We believe that traveling should be a truly great experience with affordable prices and quality service. Building a personal relationship with our guests is our priority. Should you have any concerns during your stay, we welcome you to contact the owner directly 24 hours a day! High prices can put a damper on anyone's plans so we keep our rates reasonable so you can focus on enjoying your stay. Friendship Suites offers the best value in Pittsburgh, up to 45% less than our competitors! Our apartments feature amenities like DIRECTV service and pay-per-view movies while our suites boast fully-equipped kitchens with cooking ranges, refrigerators, and deluxe towels. We also offer free local phone service, on-site laundry facilities, and easy access to public transportation to nearby universities, hospitals, and even the zoo. When you're looking for affordable accommodations and a personal touch, look no further than Pittsburgh's Friendship Suites! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Friendship Hotel Pittsburgh