Courtyard Pittsburgh Downtown
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Historical Traveler Reviews Courtyard Pittsburgh Downtown
Beautiful rooms, comfortable beds, friendly staff
Seriously, one of the better stays I've had in any city. The location cannot be beat, the rooms were perfect, and the hotel bar had a fantastic menu. The staff at the the breakfast restaurant was a little disorganized, but friendly.
Living outside the city of Pittsburgh by about 25 miles, when we venture in for a true "night out" we tend to stay at a hotel to avoid the drive home. Normally we stay at the Westin (my husband is a SPG Platinum Preferred Member) but since we were "sharing" a room with another couple we decided to stay at the Courtyard due to them having queen beds as opposed to double beds. I love Sonoma Grill (right next door) and have always admired Courtyard based on their lobby and location. Now I can say I admire it from the inside as well! Considering there were 4 adults staying in one room we had PLENTY of towels and pillows even without requesting them. The room was beautiful and spacious with floor to ceiling windows. The beds were incredibly comfortable and the room temperature perfect without us having to touch the thermostat. We had reservations at Isoldi's in the Strip Dist. and wanted to get a taxi so we wouldn't have to drive ~ instead we found out we could get a complimentary ride there from the hotel's shuttle service (which runs til midnight). The hotel also has room service from Sonoma (which is fantastic!) and a separate area for breakfast the next morning. It also has a VERY NICE little "market area" with juices, snacks, beer & wine. Overall, we ALL were very impressed and we are all pretty picky when it comes to quality hotels. While in Pittsburgh, try the following in dining/cocktail establishments: Isoldi's (dinner & bar downstairs/dance club upstairs), FIre House Lounge (cocktails, appetizers & great music), The Harp & Fiddle (Irish Pub with GREAT owners and food & drink - a personal favorite of our group), Roland's, Eleven (for upscale, expensive but excellent dining). Pittsburgh is a terrific place to live and an even better place to visit - just look around a bit and you will find some true "gems"!
I stayed at the Courtyard Downtown Pittsburgh for business in September 2006. The hotel is in a good location downtown, on a relatively quiet street, just 1 block from the Westin Hotel. The staff was corteous and the hotel is quite new overall with a nice lobby and free internet access in all of the rooms. The rooms are good size, well appointed, and modern, with nice bathrooms (granite countertops). My room had a microwave, mini-fridge, and coffee maker. Ask for a room with a city view on a high floor (quiter). These rooms only have 2 queen beds rather than a king, but the view is nicer than the "courtyard" view. There is a 24-hr "store" in the lobby to buy essentials, including beer. The beds are ok, not as comfortable as the top hotel chains, but the price is right. Room service is from the Sonoma Grill, a nice Italian restaurant attached to the hotel. I had a drink at the bar, seems like a cool place. Overall, would stay there again for business or pleasure.
Dont pay full price
for this limited service hotel. Very good locale; a couple of blocks from the river and more upscale hotels, ballpark is walkable for the ambitious. Breakfast only in hotel, but sevral coffee shops nearby (a restaurant /bar next door). Modest. clean lobby with one computer & printer in work station set-up. They're wired, but hotel's computer is so slow. Room clean, well decorated, decent size, bathroom the same. Had to go to front desk to retrieve light bulb (for bedside lamp), extra towel (why do hotels only give you 3 in a king room?) and shower cap, which wasn't in bathroom. Staff is very friendly in an amateur, casual way. $22 to valet park- go down the street to outdoor lot for $10. They offer an area shuttle, which we didnt use.
All in all, an average place. If you are paying full price, go to the Westin or Hilton instead.
Extremely Modern & Pleasent Staff
Stayed at the Courtyard during a one night stay visiting family in the area. The building appears old and historic on the outside but inside is quite surpriseing! The lobby is very modern and appears to be less than a year old. The valet parking staff were friendly and helpful with directions ect. The front desk staff was also pleaseing to speak to and happy to help with questions. As for the room: WOW! Very modern and sleek, not extremely fancy but useful. The bathroom was huge. As with any courtyard I've stayed in the bed was very comfortable and the shower head was great. Last weekend I stayed at the Courtyard inner habor in Baltimore and paid twice as much for a room that was much smaller and not as nice. Nothing to complain about here!
Great location, beds and price but foul smell
We went to Pittsburgh for the holiday weekend to see a ball game at PNC park, which is a great ball park. The location was fantastic. It was a short walk from the strip, the ball parks, museums, downtown and Point State Park. The only thing that was not so great was the smell. I am not sure if it was just our room as the halls and the lobby did not smell. It was as if the carpet was damp and starting to mold. I am not exactly sure what it was because at one point I thought it may have been the wood closet or the air conditioner. It wasn't bad enough that we needed to change rooms just annoying.
Other good things about the hotel: wine bar/rest. attached decent food, great wine and a shuttle available. The shuttle took us to Station Square and we took a cab back for $6. Station square is a definite tourist trap with loud music and great views. Pittsburgh was a great little weekend trip. I do recommend the hotel as location is quiet and has access to the city and all it has to offer. The bed was comfortable, lots of pillows which was nice, and the bathroom was big. What I really liked most about this hotel was the room set up (king bed room). The headboard was not against the wall of another room, which is always a problem I have staying at hotels as I am a light sleeper. All the good things outweighed the lingering smell (my boyfriend seemed to have no issue with this). Overall a good choice.
New, Clean Hotel, Great Location
We stayed at the Courtyard in Downtown Pittsburgh for 3 nights.
The hotel is new and very clean. It is decorated nicely... the rooms are fashionable, the bathrooms have granite countertops, everything is top notch. The beds were huge and very comfortable. The hotel is quiet at night. It is in a great location. We could walk to most of Pittsburgh's main attractions from the hotel, including PNC park and Point Park. There is a shuttle that takes you pretty much anywhere you want to go downtown, and they will pick you up when you call. They have a little market right by the front desk so you can get snacks and drinks (even beer) 24 hours. The price was right. We got it for $85 a night on Expedia when we booked with our airfare. The staff was pleasant.
As far as amenities go, it's very "bare bones." You have to bring all of your own bathroom stuff, because all they give you is a small bottle of shampoo and a bar of soap. It would have been nice to have some conditioner, some lotion, and a hair dryer. So if you book here, bring all the bathroom things you need. The rooms are a bit on the small side but are still very nice. No free breakfast, it was $10.95 for the buffet. We usually just skipped it and went out for an early lunch.
Overall, a great hotel if you are looking for a nice hotel for a value. My advice would be to pack everything you think you will need because they don't provide much. Also maybe pack a few breakfast bars to get you started in the morning so you don't have to pay for the breakfast. There are lots of nice restaurants in the area that you can stop at for an early lunch.
Pittsburgh was really nice. Make sure to go up the Duquense incline on Mt Washington at night and eat at a nice restaurant on the cliff (I recommend the Georgetown Inn). It is very romantic. Also hit a Steelers game or Pirates game (the new PNC park is great).
Wonderful family hotel
Our family stayed at this hotel for a weekend in August 2005. It was easy to find and worth it to valet park rather than trying to find a lot to park in. It is right by the convention center and easy walking distance to many restaurants and PNC Park. I do not know if the Pirates do this every home weekend game, but we were able to see the fireworks from our room when the game was finished. There are many small mom-and-pop type restauarants in the area and not many of the standard chain places. The rooms are very nice and large (very high ceilings). We got 2 queen beds that came with four pillows each. The breakfast buffet was very nice and filling. They have quite a selection to choose from. The only problem we had was getting directions to some places. It is a new hotel (barely a year old) and staff. They are very friendly and helpful and once the front desk staff gets familiar with where things are in Pittsburgh it will get even better. It would also help them to have a rack of travel brochures.
Comfortable beds and pleasant staff!
My wife and two kids visited Pittsburgh last week and enjoyed staying at this brand new and modern hotel. I loved the high ceilings in the room, along with a nice view of the city.
We had two queen beds that were the most comfortable beds I have ever slept on in a hotel!
In addition, the breakfast buffet downstairs was delicious ($10.95 per person).
The location was great (close to PNC Park, Warhol Museum, and the Children's Museum..all gems by the way).
I would definitely recommend this hotel.
A beautiful addition to downtown
We celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary by staying at this brand new hotel right in downtown. It was just beautiful- the staff was friendly and very helpful. It was close to the "T" (their subway-which is free within the downtown area!) for sightseeing (no one wants to drive down here when the Steelers are playing at home!) It's best to just park your car for the duration of your stay. They are less than 1 block from the Lawrence Convention Center which allows you to park (for a fee, of course...but worth the hassle saved and far cheaper than valet parking!) The rooms are gorgeous with 10+ foot tall ceilings. We felt pampered our entire stay and the bonus is that we got it all for a steal on priceline! For some odd reason, it came up as a 2.5-star hotel through them, when it should be by far a 4-star!! Thanks so much for a great stay!
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