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Our Favorite Hotels in Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh skylinePittsburgh has a reputation as a somewhat polarizing city – people either love or hate it– but we're not sure why. There is much to love, whether it’s the fact that it’s a leader in environmental design or that a multitude of Fortune 500 companies chose Pittsburgh as their headquarters. Pittsburgh was recently named the Most Livable City in the US by Forbes and The Economist, and it’s easy to see why.

It doesn’t matter if you’re here for work or play; you’re bound to have a good time. Since we told you how to get there, and what to do once you’re there, we want to share our picks of the best hotels in Pittsburgh – for every budget and length of stay.

1. Omni William Penn

This is a hotel with history. Built in 1928 as a grand hotel, theWilliam Penn was the destination for movie stars, politicians, and people of power and celebrity. The $6 million endeavor (roughly $84 million in today’s dollars) was designed by some of the most prominent designers of the era and featured only the classiest of décor. When you step into the lobby, you’re instantly reminded of Old Hollywood, and it doesn’t stop there. Take a break at the Speakeasy Lounge, stop by one of their many restaurants, or just sit on your hotel bed. We dare you not to feel glamorous. The best part is, the price tag is surprisingly reasonable for what they offer. Even though it’s located in the hub of downtown, we don’t see any reason to ever leave the William Penn. And it seems like others agree with us – it’s rated #1 on TripAdvisor.

2. Fairmont Pittsburgh

This upscale hotel is smack dab in the center of Pittsburgh’s heart and exceeds expectations of what a hotel should be. Their rooms are modern and welcoming, and there is plenty to do elsewhere on site. Between monthly cooking classes at their restaurant Habitat, a “canine ambassador” waiting to be taken on walks (Yes – they have an adorable dog in the hotel that you can take on walks throughout the city. They even provide you with maps of Edie’s favorite walks and a homemade doggy biscuit as a reward for a walk well done!), not to mention a luxurious spa and a slew of other activities in Pittsburgh’s theatre, retail, and business hub, you’ll always find a reason to spend a day out. Good thing the Fairmont will always be an ideal place to spend the night.

3. Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel
“Renaissance” means “rebirth,” and certainly this hotel aligns with its namesake. A mix of traditional architecture and modern aesthetic, the, Renaissance Pittsburgh is a testament to the power of keeping up with the times while honoring the classics. And this four-star hotel does it well. Whether you’re looking for a house restaurant where you can order a tasting flight of fine whiskeys to go with your Euro-American cuisine or a setting at which to hold your wedding, the Renaissance delivers. If you’re still on the fence, consider the variety of special deals that help make your trip all-inclusive and totally memorable.

4. Home2 Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh

There are many reasons we love Home2 Suites, but what stands out the most is how at home you feel when you’re staying there. It’s almost like staying in a fancy apartment rather than just a bare-bones hotel room. Each room has a kitchen with an induction stove cooktop available upon request, along with work stations and media hubs. Log a few miles on the stationary bike while you do laundry for free at their Spin2 Cycle laundry/workout station. Use the nearby LA Fitness center, or swim in their indoor saline pool. Here on business? No problem – Home2 has a business services area that includes free printing. They’ve got a variety of special offers, like the Rest & Refuel package, that gives you a complimentary breakfast and $25 Visa gas card. For the price you pay per night, you may never want to leave!

5. Candlewood Suites at Pittsburgh Airport

Sure, Candlewood Suites isn’t a luxury resort. But the price is definitely right, and they’re far from just “another hotel by the airport.” Ideal for travelers getting in late or leaving early, Candlewood Suites covers all the basics, but goes beyond what’s expectedEach room has a full kitchen, which is especially convenient for travelers trying to save money by buying groceries and cooking their own meals. They’ve got a great variety of amenities that don’t come standard with every inexpensive hotel, and environmentalists  can rest easy because Candlewood Suites is an IHG Green Engage hotel, meaning  should you choose to stay with them, you’re helping to contribute to a 25% reduction in energy use. If you’re flying in or out of Pittsburgh Airport on a budget, you can’t beat Candlewood Suites.

Where do you stay the night in Pittsburgh? We’d love to hear your recommendations in the comments below! 





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