The Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh

1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15222, United States | 4 star hotel
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On the way home

A travel blog entry by krissica

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Krissica stayed here on Sep 1, 2013 during their trip titled: Krissica's Great Adventure.

Opening Ceremony

A travel blog entry by mmstc

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The opening ceremony was awesome!! As John liked to put it, the opening ceremony was basically a dubstep concert. There was really cool music and really cool people. It was such an amazing feeling to be in a room with such diverse, smart people! One of the guest speakers for the opening ceremony was a past INTEL Science Fair winner. He won the …

Pin Exchange

A travel blog entry by mmstc

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Well it was a fun, busy, productive first day! John and Cat went to a pin exchange where you socialize and exchange pins with other students at the convention. We both met people from Russia, Brazil, Colombia, France, Italy, US, United Kingdom just to name a few! We had a lot of fun, but for now we are tired and we are excited to shower up and relax in our rooms :)

Pre-Departure!

A travel blog entry by traw93

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As part of my time here at Carnegie Mellon, I have been given the amazing opportunity to travel to Doha, Qatar over Spring Break to tour our Middle Eastern campus. The program is called IMPAQT (Initiating Meaningful Pittsburgh and Qatar Ties) and our goal is not only to foster relationships between the two campuses, but also promote a more hefty exchange program for semester or year-long study.

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The Last Meeting, or Was It The First?

A travel blog entry by cubm

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... laptops and have some giveaways for our orphanage visits, but most of our time has been spent getting our container ready to ship. We will not be able to ship before we leave, but we will be on it as soon as we return.

On this trip, we will visit orphanages, churches, and widows, while seeing some sights and doing some leadership training. All in all, it will be a busy but not a hectic ...

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This 4 star hotel, located in the Downtown area of Pittsburgh, is near Senator John Heinz Regional History Centre, Andy Warhol Museum, Roberto Clemente Bridge (Sixth Street Bridge), and Mellon Arena.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh

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    Fantastic Stay!

    Reviewed Sep 7, 2012
    by (1 review) Rochester, NY , United States Flag of United States

    The Westin provided a smooth and comfortable stay for us. The room had plenty of space and the bed was heavenly! The staff was also helpful and friendly. I would recommend for anyone that wants to stay in Pittsburgh in comfort and style.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews The Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh

    The name maybe Westin but it's not the Westin I know

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    I stayed at this hotel for two nights and I found this hotel to be the worst Westin I have ever stayed in. Westin is wonderful chain with many fine hotels. Not this one. I am amazed that Starwood allows this to be called a Westin. THe room was dingy and I felt it was some low budget hotel. The service was OK but the front desk was very short when I asked for an upgrade.

    Not a four star hotel by any means

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    Just returned from a two night stay at the Westin. We booked what was supposed to be a four star hotel for only $82 per night on Hotwire.

    Sleepless night

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    At around 2:30AM, someone pulled the alarm on the 21st floor. This alarm was very loud. A man annunced over the intercom that we should all stand by for further instructions. For the next 25 minutes all we heard was this alarm. Finally, he announced that it was a false alarm.

    The staff made no appologies and seemed to have a cavalier attitude, as though this a common thing. I later found out that this was not the first time the alarm had been pulled.

    You would think a hotel this expensive would have a better alarm system.

    The Westin Convention Center Hotel was wonderful!

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    I loved this hotel. The people were so kind, very helpful and the housekeeper who cleaned my room did a TERRIFIC job. I have stayed in quite a few hotels and this was one of my very favorites! The bed and bedding made me want to move in. I actually felt sick one day and rescheduled a wake-up call for later and a very nice hotel attendant named Alice called me later on to see if I was feeling better and if I needed anything. The rest of the staff was very accomodating. I hope to stay there again in the near future.

    Westin Convention Center

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    Westin Convention Center was very much a disappointment....bathroom had mildew around tub rim....dust ruffle on "heavenly bed" was dirty....bedside lamps did not work....drapes were stained...."heavenly shower" showerhead was not installed although instructions to use it were posted....had an everyday showerhead instead. Would not stay here again. Gift shop much overpriced on necessities as well as souvenir-type items.

    This Place Really Stinks

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    I stayed here for a family function in July of 02. The room was dirty.

    Carpet had cigarette burns. The bathroom had hair on the sink and on the shower curtain. On second day they brought old worn towels for our rooms. When I complained they said that they were trying to save labor costs and had shut down the laundry and ran out of "good" towels. The front desk agents were friendly however but this hotel is not up to Westin standards at all. Try the Renaissance just a few blocks away.

    Basically same price and very nice.

    Not bad, if you get a good date

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    Spent a weekend here in early April. Received this hotel on a $30 Priceline bid and was very happy with it for that price. Having said that, it is not up to par with other Westins. Westin "Heavenly Bed & Bath" were nice, but furniture was old and carpet worn. Great for a cheap priceline bid, but would not pay over $60 a night for this place. Parking is expensive ($17 self park, $22 Valet - I think) but there is a self park city owned garage three blocks away that's only $3 a day on weekends. Walking distance to subway station.

    Disappointing

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    I recently returned from a 4-night stay at the Westin and was very disappointed, especially considering the price. My room was shabby; there were cigarette burns on the carpet, and both bedspreads were badly stained. There was a charge to use the fitness center and a charge for "local" phone calls (I was charged $0.99 every time I used my phone card, which entails calling an 800 number). The restaurant was expensive but mediocre (the creme brulee was basically a glorified pudding and the crab cakes, especially for a self-billed seafood restaurant, were mediocre). The coffee was excellent and the staff was friendly, but those were pretty much the only bright spots. At $195 and up a night, I expected much, much more. I will not be staying again and would not recommend the Westin to others.

    The westin--not quite up to par

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    I was here researching a trip when i seen the comments on the westin not being quite up to the standards of the westin name. being just one review,i disregarded,with hesitation,and went anyway. The review was totally accurate. Although the Heavenly bed and bath were great(large bathtub,two shower heads,king pillowtop with down comforters,etc...} The rest of the room was not quite "upscale". There were stains on the carpet,and on the wall. The furniture was older,scratched,and squeeked when you opened them up. I acually had a hole in the wall under the table where the coffee pot was,where the mini bar was.....still dont know why that wasnt in my room. The restaurants were over priced,and didnt offer much for my 3 year old,but with the many places in pittsburgh,it wasnt hard to get great food. the pool and sauna,,,well the pool is a lap pool,three lanes divided by rope.the hot tub was out of order,the sauna and steam room were great,but the water was soooooooo cold in the pool,and the air conditioner was on in the locker rooms,i about froze to death after my swim,trying to get to the sauna. Our trip to the westin was not a total flop,,we were celebration our anniversery,so i had my hubby and 3 year old with me,we saw the fireworks at the point,and relaxed,soo if you dont mind a few eye sores,the westin is not a bad choice for a high scale hotel,but it is more of a midscale result. Try the marriot,{down the street} or the omni,a block down,if you dont need a pool.

    Not Quite Up To Par

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    I'm a frequent traveler. Westin took over the Double Tree and seems to have retrofitted some Westin touches. The Westin Pittsburgh is trying, but it's not up to par for what I consider a higher level brand of hotels. The lobby is grand but a bit dated. The front desk staff is efficient and friendly. I particularly like it when they welcome me back, (must be a computer reminder). The rooms are where the most of the problems are. The decor is dated, stained, ripped, and not of a Westin feel and I’ve been in many rooms. The Heavenly Bed and Bath are great! Unfortunately, I had rooms with missing shampoo, bath mats and thick towels. One of my rooms had a stained robe and a rip on the bed sheet on the part that was turned down where a cleaning person would have seen it. I left the card to have the sheets cleaned and the same ripped sheet was there that evening. The carpet, wallpaper and lamps are bad. There are filled holes and cracks in the bath tile where old towel racks must have been. I’ve had rooms with stained and ripped lampshades. On the personnel side, the concierge was short with me when I called to ask a question. So much for the “Whatever, Whenever.” Some work on the rooms is needed for this place to be of ‘Westin’ quality.

    TripAdvisor Reviews The Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good