I stayed here for 4 nights while the Cardinals were in town playing the Pirates. This hotel is historic and beautiful. The room was huge with 2 beds and a comfy chair and 2 very nice bath robes. The room even had a small beverage cooler (mini fridge). Everything was clean and comfortable. Housekeeping did a good job of cleaning up while we were out for the day.
I didn't get to try out any of the restaurants, but even just the lobby was big and beautiful and comfortable. I did make it to the fitness center one day and I was also impressed by it. A fully equipped facility with a nice little view of the city.
All the employees I dealt with were pleasant, but the reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is because of the service we got when checking in. It was my first time using my Omni Select Guest account and the lady at the front desk didn't explain any of the perks that come along with the membership. I had to come down the next morning and ask why we didn't receive our complimentary water, or our morning beverage service. It wasn't a huge deal, but it would have been nice to have it explained to us at check in.
The hotel is pretty close to just about everything. We like to walk a lot so we walked everywhere. PNC Park, Strip District, The Cultural District, Andy Warhol Museum, The South Side, The Incline, The Mattress Factory, The Casino, Market Square. If you don't like walking a whole lot, all of these places are probably just a $5 cab ride away, or the the public transportation has stops close by and is free within a certain number of blocks.
I would most definitely recommend this hotel if you are staying in town and plan on seeing what Pittsburgh has to offer.
Join the Omni rewards program before you stay, if you aren't already a member. The included perks are well worth the few minutes it takes to sign up.
The public bus will take you to and from the airport for just a few bucks. It's easy and much cheaper than the $25 per person shuttle that the hotel offers. They pick you right up outside the door of the airport and drop you off a couple blocks from the hotel. Super easy. I think the busses come every 15 mins or so.
This hotel is close to a lot of restaurants and stores. But not very many bars. It's hard to even find a place for a drink outside of the hotel after about 11pm or so.
Because of the way this hotel is built, with separate towers, you may end up with a view of a brick wall full of windows. Ask for a room on the outside edge of the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This classic downtown hotel, known as the "Grand Dame" of Pittsburgh, has defined history and elegance since its opening in 1916. A recent multi-million dollar renovation modernized this property to meet the needs of today's traveler. This luxury property is known for its outstanding service, guest room accommodation, award-winning dining and its city center location. The Omni William Penn is situated in the heart of downtown with easy access to sporting, culture, shopping and dining. ... more less
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