The Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center is the new name for the old Holiday Inn-Oakland and more than just the name has changed. I spent one night and did not eat in the restaurant but the property has been improved. It is cleaner and probably has fresh paint. This hotel is very convenient for my trips to Pittsburgh so I was pleased to see the improvements. They just need to keep going. As many other reviewers have noted the small pillows prevent a good restful sleep. The hotel van is also a worry since I need a lift on rainy days. The van has rust showing which is not an issue for me except it is indicative of underlying problems. The driver could not get his key to work in one lock and had the unlock from the other side. Passengers have to lift their luggage into the passenger area instead of storing in the rear. So keep up the good work til it is truly a first class hotel.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Pittsburgh University Hotel Pittsburgh
- Pittsburgh Holiday Inn