Visiting Pittsburgh sometime this year? Forget the low-budget options that only offer plain rooms and limited amenities. You’re on vacation after all, so indulge a little and stay at one of the city’s best hotels. From modern chains to a historical landmark, here is a list of the best Pittsburgh hotels.
The Priory Hotel
This historical North Shore hotel was once a monastery for Benedictine monks before it turned it into a boutique hotel. It sits in the historical Deutschtown neighborhood, and is within walking distance to the Andy Warhol Museum. Locals consider the Priory Hotel as their favorite “staycation” spot because of its central location, welcoming service, and affordable price tag.
Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel
Easily recognizable because it occupies the landmark Fulton Building, the Renaissance Pittsburgh is one of the city’s most beautiful and elegant hotels. The grand staircase in the lobby welcomes guests with style, and the well-manicured rooms with views of the Allegheny River, the Roberto Clemente Bridge, and Pittsburgh’s North Side make this a bargain at $189 a night.
The Inn on Negley
If you’re looking to experience the luxury reserved for the tycoons of Pittsburgh at the turn of the 20th century, consider staying at the Inn on Negley. This stunningly restored period home stands in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside neighborhood, and features custom designed rooms filled with prized antiques. The service is top-notched too, which is why it has been at the top of the “Best of Burgh” poll for four consecutive years.
Springhill Suites Pittsburgh Bakery Square
A popular choice for families and hipsters, Springhill Suites Pittsburgh Bakery Square is a modern and playful all-suites hotel right in the heart of Pittsburgh’s East End. Its convenient location makes it easy to explore the trendy neighborhoods of Shadyside, Bloomfield, and Friendship. Moreover, it lies within minutes of some of the city’s best family friendly attractions like the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.
The Parador Inn of Pittsburgh
If it’s a quiet getaway you crave, look no further than this unassuming Victorian home on Pittsburgh’s North Shore. It looks like any other house on that street until you enter its foyer, decorated with decadent molded walls and mosaic floors. The rooms are sophisticated, but with a casual flare, and have their own private entrances. Guests can also enjoy the welcoming common areas and relax in the outdoor backyard garden.
Omni William Penn Hotel
The Omni William Penn Hotel is quite possibly the city’s grandest hotel. At 23-stories tall, this art deco building offers some of the best views of downtown Pittsburgh. The hotel’s rooms and suites are large and unmistakably indulgent, but despite their seemingly astronomical prices, you’ll find that they are worth every dime. The Omni William Penn can also brag that it’s the official hotel of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Hence, if you’re a fan, book a room and you might just catch a glimpse of one.
Honorable mentions go to the Mansions on 5th, the Hyatt House Pittsburgh-South Side, and the Friendship Hotel.