15 Best Hotels in Pittsburgh

Written by Carri Wilbanks
Apr 18, 2019

Pittsburgh hotels come in all styles — from historic landmark properties to eclectic boutique hotels and luxury resorts to budget motels. This city on the confluence of three rivers offers something for every traveler. Most visitors, whether on a family vacation or romantic getaway, choose to stay Downtown. The CBD is a fast-paced area with a skyscraper skyline but also hosts top attractions like Point State Park, where the three rivers meet and greenery abounds. It's also home to museums and galleries; buzzy restaurants; and the PPG Paints Arena, where the Pittsburgh Penguins play hockey.

Speaking of sports, if you are visiting Pittsburgh for a professional sports franchise game there are a number of teams in town. For NFL football, the Pittsburgh Steelers play at Heinz Field in the North Shore neighborhood, and you'll find more hotels near the stadium. If baseball is more your jam, Pittsburgh also has a major league team. The Pittsburgh Pirates play at PNC Park, which is also in North Shore.

For budget sleeps, you'll find a number of good cheap hotels and motels near the airport, as well as around the University of Pittsburgh area, which is just a few miles from Downtown.

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Best Luxury Hotels in Pittsburgh

1. Fairmont Pittsburgh

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The Fairmont Pittsburgh has a fabulous location in the center of Downtown and is a great pick for couples. Take a stroll to Point State Park for sunset or spend an afternoon exploring the Andy Warhol Museum, which is also within walking distance.

This 4-star hotel pays respect to Steel City's rich industrial past, with its steel and glass features, but the ambience is contemporary. We love the locally produced art in public areas, as well as the city skyline views and modern amenities in sleek and comfy rooms and suites. There is also a restaurant, spa, gym, and paid parking on-site.

Address: 510 Market Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Accommodation: Fairmont Pittsburgh

2. Omni William Penn Hotel

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If you are looking for a luxury historic hotel then you will want to book into the Omni William Penn, a landmark hotel that dates back to 1916. Located right Downtown across from the Steel Plaza T Station, it is an elegant hotel with opulent features. The rooms and suites blend modern and classic styles perfectly and are very comfortable.

The hotel is pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your pup. Other fun amenities at the Omni include a traditional afternoon tea service complete with live jazz and an elegant restaurant. There is also a 24-hour gym on-site, and parking is offered for an extra fee.

Address: 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Accommodation: Omni William Penn Hotel

3. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh

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Inside a 1903 Beaux Arts building Downtown, the Kimpton Hotel Monaco is another favorite luxury hotel for dog owners. The property is known for its pet-friendly perks and canine amenities. Rooms and suites are classy yet just the right amount of eclectic, with plush Kelly green headboards on beds draped with Frette linens.

The suits also boast free-standing tubs and separate living spaces with sofa beds that can accommodate the kids. Away from the rooms, you'll find a restaurant, gym, and paid parking.

Address: 620 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Accommodation: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh

4. The Oaklander Hotel, an Autograph Collection

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If you are looking for a luxury hotel close to the University of Pittsburgh then check into The Oaklander Hotel, which just opened. It is located just across from the Cathedral of Learning on the college campus.

This luxury boutique hotel features a range of modern rooms and charming suites. The latter have sitting areas and claw-foot tubs, which lend a romantic, old-fashioned ambience that will appeal to couples. Rooms also feature comfy beds draped in Turkish cotton linens and bathrooms with rainfall showers and designer toiletries. The turndown service is especially sweet, involving a bakery treat.

Away from the rooms, you'll find a restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows, which is especially appealing after dark with the city lights. The hotel also offers valet parking for a fee and is pet-friendly.

Address: 5130 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Accommodation: The Oaklander Hotel an Autograph Collection

5. The Inn on Negley

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The Inn on Negley is a romantic, luxury bed and breakfast near Carnegie Mellon University. Couples who enjoy historic inns will love the uniquely decorated rooms and suites here. All feature antique furnishings and other period 19th-century decor, but we suggest booking one of the suites with a fireplace, Jacuzzi tub, and four-poster bed if this is a romantic getaway.

There is a hot tub on-site, and in-room massages can also be booked. Breakfast is included in the rate, and the inn also offers a traditional afternoon high tea experience, but you will pay an extra fee for that.

Address: 703 S Negley Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Accommodation: The Inn on Negley

6. Ace Hotel Pittsburgh

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For a hip boutique hotel take a look at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh. In the city's East Liberty neighborhood, it has a fun vibe to its eclectic, modern rooms and suites. These are minimalist in decor but bright in colors and come with extra comfy beds with high-end linens and designer bath products. Book one of the suites if you want to play around on your own turntable or strum an acoustic guitar. Both are included. As is a stand-alone, deep, soaking bathtub. Away from the rooms, you'll find a restaurant and coffeeshop. The hotel is also pet-friendly.

Address: 120 S Whitfield Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Accommodation: Ace Hotel Pittsburgh

7. The Westin Pittsburgh

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A classic luxury hotel choice is The Westin. This downtown property features skywalk access to the convention center and is within walking distance of numerous other attractions. Rooms and suites feature great views from giant windows, as well as the brand's signature, custom-made Heavenly beds, which are very comfy.

If you are interested in amenities, this hotel has them all. You'll find an indoor swimming pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center with lots of diversity when it comes to weights and cardio machines, and a sauna. There is also an on-site restaurant.

Address: 1000 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Accommodation: The Westin Pittsburgh

8. Mansions on Fifth Hotel

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Set in two distinct homes dating back to 1906, Mansions on Fifth Hotel is where to stay if you are looking for a romantic, Gilded Age-styled luxury sleep with butler service. The hotel has just 22 rooms, which are elegant, classic affairs with high-end linens and sitting areas. Some also have fireplaces.

Choose from a European-style or full breakfast (both are included in the rate) in the mornings. In the evening, you can order light fare in the cozy living room lounge area, which has a cool mosaic fireplace.

Address: 5105 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Accommodation: Mansions on Fifth Hotel

9. The Priory Hotel

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In the Deutschtown Historic District, The Priory Hotel is just a mile from Downtown and close to the North Shore neighborhood. The building dates back to the 1880s and once served as a monastery. Couples will fall for the historic boutique vibe and the rooms and suites decorated in urban-modern style.

You can even get married here, as the monastery's former church is still on-site and has been recreated as an opulent ballroom. The Victorian courtyard is also great for romantic photos. Amenities wise, you'll find an on-site gym, free continental breakfast, and a complimentary shuttle service to several downtown Pittsburgh locales.

Address: 614 Pressley Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Accommodation: The Priory Hotel

10. Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel

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You'll also find a romantic vibe at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, which is in the historic Fulton Building. The property fronts the Allegheny River and boasts an impressive marble lobby capped with a rotunda. Couples will like the elegant and comfortable rooms and ultra-spacious suites, with river or city views from giant floor-to-ceiling windows. They also boast contemporary furnishings, including cool updated four-poster frames. For dining, there are two restaurants on-site.

Address: 107 6th Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Accommodation: Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel

11. The Parador Inn of Pittsburgh

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Couples looking for a romantic bed and breakfast should check out The Parador Inn of Pittsburgh. Set in a Victorian mansion from the 1800s in the North Shore neighborhood, it is also near Heinz Field, where the Steelers play NFL football. It has just nine rooms, which are individually decorated with Caribbean-style furnishings and bright colors. There are also a few suites available in the carriage house on the property. If you like dogs, the inn has two resident black labs to greet you. The inn is also pet-friendly, should you be traveling with your own pup.

Address: 939 Western Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Accommodation: The Parador Inn of Pittsburgh

Best Budget and Value Hotels in Downtown Pittsburgh

If you don't have a large lodging budget, Pittsburgh is also home to some relatively cheap hotels that are still quite comfortable. In fact, the city has a lot of good-value hotels, motels, and extended stay properties. Here we have listed our favorite budget-friendly hotels downtown, but there are more hotel deals to be found in the surrounding townships near Pittsburgh like Mt. Lebanon.

1. Drury Plaza Hotel Pittsburgh Downtown

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Family travelers or anyone in town for a Penguin's hockey game at the PPG Paints Arena will like the Drury Plaza Hotel in the city center. The building was once the Federal Reserve Bank and has clean and comfortable rooms and suites. Parents will appreciate the microwaves and mini-fridges for heating up snacks or storing milk. The free hot breakfast is a perk, as is the indoor swimming pool and hot tub.

Address: 745 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Accommodation: Drury Plaza Hotel Pittsburgh Downtown

2. Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown

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Another family-friendly hotel Downtown, Hampton Inn & Suites sits by the Allegheny River in the Strip District. The good-value hotel has comfortable modern rooms with custom-made beds and sitting areas with armchairs. Pullout sleeping beds and kitchenettes make the suites a popular family choice. In the morning, you'll get a free hot breakfast. On-site amenities include an indoor swimming pool (another perk if you're traveling with kids), a gym, and free parking.

Address: 1247 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Accommodation: Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown

3. Cambria Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh - Downtown

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The all-suites Cambria Hotel is a perfect choice if you are visiting for a hockey game at the adjacent PPG Paints Arena. Families also like this property for the suites, which have up to two-bedrooms, offering plenty of space to sprawl. Amenities on-site include an indoor hot tub and swimming pool, a restaurant serving an American bistro menu, and a coffeeshop.

Address: 1320 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Accommodation: Cambria Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh -Downtown

Best Hotel near the Airport

1. Drury Inn & Suites Pittsburgh Airport Settlers Ridge

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For a good-value hotel near the airport try the Drury Inn & Suites Pittsburgh Airport Settlers Ridge. The property offers lots of amenities, including complimentary hot breakfasts in the house restaurant and afternoon snacks in a cozy lounge space, a modern fitness room, and a large indoor swimming pool and hot tub.

The rooms and suites are decorated in contemporary style, with plush headboards on queen and king beds and lots of pillows in various forms of softness. Local art hangs on clean, white walls. An airport shuttle also runs, although hours are limited.

Accommodation: Drury Inn & Suites Pittsburgh Airport Settlers Ridge

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