Comfort Inn Conference Center
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Friendly staff.... Needs some maintenance
Stayed here for a wedding. Staff was awesome. Rooms were kind of dark. Stayed on the bottom floor so you could walk right out onto the parking lot. My door did not close properly. All in all it was fine for a short stay. Breakfast was good :)
Hotel not just for Teamsters
This hotel used to belong to Leona Helmsley (Harley Hotel). Although old (the hotel that is), the rooms are large, ceilings high, and marble topped surfaces still remain on room furnishings. My wife and I stay there frequently when visiting family in Penn Hills. Front desk staff are always courteous (especially Amy) and bartenders are friendly and make fine cocktails! The indoor swimming pool is the largest around and always very clean. Even in the middle of winter, atmosphere and water are warm. Breakfast is included with your room and provides for a full selection of morning consumables. I would recommend this hotel to everyone even if you are not a Teamster!
Good, but not great, on many fronts
Stayed here for 2 nights while on vacation in July 2006. We chose this property based on its proximity to Kennywood. This is an older property--once upon a time, it used to be a Ramada Inn (or so the emergency exit placard and guest services binder told me). Check-in and check-out were fast, efficient, and courteous. The room was clean and comfortable, with a mattress I actually enjoyed sleeping on (a rareity for hotel mattresses). There was a bizarre condition in the room in which the cold water pressure was very very low--this created a problem in that you could only flush the toilet once every 20 minutes(!), and there was really no "cold shower" option, though enough cold water was available to get a comfortable shower temperature. Apparently, church groups rent out some of the conference rooms for Sunday services--this was evidenced by the huge lines and swarms of people at the better-than-most continental breakfast. Hotel staff did an outstanding job keeping on top of everything, keeping everything well-stocked and clean despite the huge influx of people at around 9:30. Monday AM, things were much quieter! Didn't get to enjoy the pool, unfortunately. I will consider staying here again, but may also stay at other properties in nearby Monroeville to see if I like them better during my "once-every-5-years-or-so" trips to the Piitsburgh area.
Better than London, ontario Canada
My girlfriend and I stayed here on a Saturday night in June. I think there were two weddings going on, but we didn't hear a peep.
I had a bad experience with booking at a comfort inn in London Ont, back in 2000, so I was reluctant, but this place was all right.
The price was reasonable.
Good free breakfast in the morning too.
Quite a good deal
My boyfriend & I stayed at this hotel while I showed off my hometown & relived the best parts of my childhood. (I was born there but moved in 1978.) We mainly chose it because it was the most reasonably priced one close to Kennywood. We were pleased to discover that its access to the interstates made it convenient to most other parts of town too. We ended up cancelling a different hotel for the second night (originally chosen for proximity to Oakland) & extending our stay at the Comfort Inn. Also, they were thoughtful enough to give us a room some distance from those related to the very lively wedding in their banquet area.
Best Value in Area
This hotel is definately the best money value (can use AAA for a better deal) in the east Pittsburgh suburbs. We have stayed at many other locations for the same price, but here you get get a continental breakfast and a nicer indoor pool. This is an older hotel, but the rooms were clean and people were friendly.
The down side: 1) I do not recommend it for handicapped people. There is no elevator for the guests to use. I was not allowed to do a lot of steps at the time, so I was put on the third floor (which sounds high, but it was a half a flight from the lobby). When the kids went to the pool, it was about three flights down. There was a contraption added to one stairway that could allow for a wheelchair to go up and down the steps, but not practical and very time consuming for my situation. 2) It was noisy. At around 8 am every morning the maid pounded on the guest doors yelling
"housekeeping" to see who would let her clean their room at that hour. Also, because of the good deals, we had noisy neighbors with many kids in a room beside us. I asked the front desk the next morning for a room change because of this and was told that they(the loud neighbors) would be checking out that day. When they checked out, another family checked in. They were loud in the evening, up early in the morning, going in and out of the room (when the doors shut they were loud), knocking on the door of the next room where their friends were staying every 5 minutes for 45 minutes. One night a father's room was so loud that he went into the hall to take a cell phone call, and was talking on the phone right outside of my door until I finally asked him to move. This is not the hotels fault, but I think a kind statement to the guests when they check-in, such as "Please be considerate to our other hotel guests, by keeping the hallway noise to a minimum." would be nice. You think people would just know this already!
I would stay here again, since I will be allowed to do steps, and the location is close to my friends and family. If location wasn't a big concern, I would stay at a nicer place for more money in the city.
We stayed at this hotel from August 5-7 for a reunion in the Pittsburgh area. We chose this property for its location and amenities listed although were disappointed. The interior of the hotel is shabby and in need of a facelift. Most security doors are propped open because they are broken! The indoor pool was the nicest feature, although the facility is not limited to hotel guests. The only day we planned to enjoy it, they were giving swim lessons to approximately 10 children. The outdoor pool (as listed on their website) does not exist. The breakfast buffet was good (eggs, sausage, bagels, muffins) but no one was around to clean the tables, so the area was a mess. The floors in the restaurant were filthy so we elected to eat elsewhere the following morning. On the morning we were leaving, maid service woke us up at 8:30 to tell us to leave our door open when we left. We would not recommend this hotel.
Thank you, Corey!
I've had to stay in this area many times over the past two years, and always stay at this hotel. The manager, Corey, is wonderful! He consistently goes out of his way to accommodate me and my needs, and is the reason I continue to stay here exclusively.
As a single female traveler, safety is very important. The security is excellent, with a room key needed to enter all doors except the one at the front desk. The indoor pool is huge, and always monitored. The continental breakfast is enough to start the day- the servers are very friendly and helpful. The hotel sits on top of a hill, with nice views and easy parking near the rooms.
Clean and affordable
My husband and I stayed here for a week while visiting our relatives. It's a decent place and relatively inexpensive, very convenient to the Parkway East and a 20-30 minute drive from downtown, Shadyside, Oakland and other more 'happening' parts of town (there's really nothing in Penn Hills where the hotel is located; Monroeville, the next suburb over, has lots of chain restaurants and dive bars but everything closes up early).
The rooms are typical generic hotel rooms (cheap linens, flimsy mattresses, bad art, noisy heat and A/C units) but not the worst we've stayed in. The complimentary breakfast buffet wasn't great but there's an Eat 'n Park nearby. And the staff were all very friendly and accommodating.
Getting in and out of the rooms is easy; all the first floor rooms have sliding glass doors that lead directly to the parking lot. Parking was easy (and free!) but it's not covered so bring your ice scraper.
Overall this is one of the better values in town; it's much cheaper than other hotels in Pittsburgh. So we'd stay there again. Just don't expect anything fancy.
Stopped by here last weekend after leaving another really bad hotel property. I was quite impressed with the friendliness of the staff and the amenities the hotel offered. The room was quite spacious and comfortable, and everything was perfectly clean. Would definitely recommend this hotel to others and would love to stay here again.
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