My main goal when I chose the Parador Inn was to book something in walking distance to Heinz Field, as our trip centered around a Steelers game. I googled properties and read reviews and ultimately, the Parador seemed like it would be the best fit for us as far as amenities, location, cleanliness and value. I have to say it exceeded expectations in all categories! The Inn is absolutely breathtaking, with fabulous antiques everywhere. We stayed in Chenille, and it was spacious, impeccably clean and beautiful. The bed was super comfy and I can't tell you how much I loved cranking up the gas fireplace when we returned from our rainy, cold Steelers game! Breakfast was delicious and served individually and hot! I have to say that we thought Ed was the perfect host..none of the negatives that a few reviewers have posted about. I suppose all personalities just don't mesh sometimes. We found him to be very knowledgable about the area, but he doesn't force that knowledge on you..he clearly ASKS if you want suggestions! Actually, he is completely unobtrusive...I almost felt that we were in a completely private home, coming and going only on our schedule. As far as the creaky staircase, of course...the mansion IS 140 years old, after all. I think it adds to the charm and didn't find it annoying in the least. (But then again, I am not one of those reviewers who complain about sand in the elevator when staying at the beach, either!) I would definitey recommend this property and hope to stay again in the future! Lest I forget, the resident dogs, RJ and Razor, are completely well behaved and not allowed into the main part of the mansion(although I personally think they should be!)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Visit the Caribbean in Pittsburgh, come to The Parador. Formerly the Rhodes Mansion built in 1870. Free off street parking, walking distance to Downtown, full hot American breakfast, large Courtyard and abundant public space are but a few of the amenities all guests enjoy. Plan your event in the 2,700 square foot ballroom, built by the Knights of Columbus in the 1930s. ... more less
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