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“Moderate accommodation in good location. Pillows the size of tic tacs.”

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Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
Ranked #32 of 71 Hotels in Pittsburgh
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
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“Moderate accommodation in good location. Pillows the size of tic tacs.”
Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Check in was fine. Decor was updated. Room had no heat on when I arrived. 20 degrees outside and 25 degrees in the room. It took nearly 30 minutes to get warm enough to take off my coat, much less shower and desire to climb into a freezing cold bed. I slept in socks and a sweatshirt until I woke up sweating because there is no thermostat. The wifi didn't work; big issue for biz traveller. Used the LAN connection and it was so slow I still could barely get any work done. I gave up and went to bed. Imagine my surprise- the pillows are the size of tic tacs. Literally they were these little square things slightly bigger than sofa throw pillows. With no real sized pillow anywhere in the room I true to arrange them to make up a real pillow but it definitely isn't the same.

Overall it was a very poor experience particularly for a decent chain hotel brand.

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Mike C, General Manager at Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thank you for sharing your comments about your visit to our hotel. We do apologize for your disappointing experience relative to the HVAC unit and the pillows. Good news is that the pillows are being replaced. We have re-addressed the topic of thermostat settings with our housekeepers. If you would like to contact me personally to discuss this further, I would be happy to call you. Our goal is to make things right by you. You can reach me through the email address below:
mcurd@wyndham.com
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Beware of the loud bar!! Loud parties, late into the night. And by late, I mean *late* -- past 2am. I have to give a lecture in the morning, but there's no chance that I'll sleep with the "smooth jams" blaring into my room. I asked the hotel front desk for some help, and they basically told me that I'm [--] out of luck -- their rooms are sold out, and they're not going to do anything about the raucous bar party.

Big mistake staying here.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Mike C, General Manager at Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thank you for sharing your comments about your visit to our hotel. We do apologize for your disappointing experience relative to the noise from the bar. On that particular night there was a function booked in that space with entertainment. I am sorry that we did not have better control of the sound. If you would like to contact me personally to discuss this further, I would be happy to call you. You can reach me through the email address below:
mcurd@wyndham.com
We hope we have the opportunity to have you again as our guest knowing the experience will be much improved.
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Just so thankful that the hotel was there. Was over stress with the trip, but the room was comfortable and sleep very well


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Mike C, General Manager at Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful review and we appreciate you choosing the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center. We are here for you and we hope to see you again soon.
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West Chester
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

A tad overpriced for what you get (plus parking cost is not included in the bill), but if you want to be in the heart of Pitt/CMU neighborhood, it's a great place to stay. Directly across the street from the Cathedral of Learning and within walking distance to all of the restaurants/shops. A tiny complaint about the bathroom: the faucet is so close to the back of the sink that there's no way to fit your hands beneath the water when washing them. Kind of a silly mistake to make when designing a bathroom, but not that big of a deal.

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Mike C, General Manager at Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thank you very much for the very positive review about your stay at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center. We are delighted you enjoyed the service from our staff as well as the convenient location to the University of Pittsburgh.
Please return again soon!
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Property: Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
Address: 100 Lytton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-1444
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Pittsburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Business Hotel in Pittsburgh
#24 Family Hotel in Pittsburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 251
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With an enviable location in the heart of Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood and just steps from Carnegie Mellon and several world-renowned UPMC hospitals, the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center hotel exemplifies the best among Pittsburgh hotels. Travelers looking for a hotel in the center of Pittsburgh's medical and educational district and walking distance to University of Pittsburgh will find this non-smoking hotel ideal, and leisure travelers will delight in the myriad of sporting events, shopping, dining and renowned attractions offered in the Pittsburgh area and within easy reach of this hotel. After a long day of travel, guests can unwind with a relaxing dip in the heated indoor pool. Bridges Restaurant and Lounge offers upscale yet casual dining and affords guests the opportunity to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner without needing to leave the hotel. A fully equipped fitness center is available for those who like to stay active or enjoy relieving the stress of a long day of conducting business. Guests enjoy the convenience of ample parking, available for a nominal daily fee, or may choose to leave the driving to the hotel by taking advantage of the complimentary shuttle service offered within a three-mile radius of this Pittsburgh University Center hotel. Each of the 251 well-appointed guest rooms includes thoughtful amenities like plush bedding, an ergonomic work station, and free Wi-Fi Internet. Guests upgrading to an Executive Level room enjoy a private, key-access floor, plush bathrobe and access to the private club lounge. This Pittsburgh hotel features seven newly renovated meeting rooms totaling 7,333 square feet of meeting space. The event rooms range from a 400-square foot event room that comfortably seats 25 people to a 3,500 square foot ballroom that accommodates up to 600 people for a reception, 250 people for a banquet, or 30 8X10 feet exhibit booths. ... more   less 
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Holiday Inn Pittsburgh University Hotel Pittsburgh
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