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4.4 out of 5

"Friendly staff. Restaurant had a limited menu. Would have liked a better dining room. The hotel was clean but a little dated. " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 03 Jul 2021

Hotel Description

3-star Beaux Arts hotel near University of Pittsburgh

In Pittsburgh

Within a 10-minute walk of this Central Oakland hotel, you'll find University of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Also, Petersen Events Center is within half a mile (1 km) and Carnegie Mellon University is within 2 miles (3 km).

Business services

This hotel features a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. A snack bar/deli, express check-in, and express check-out are also on offer.

Free Internet, MP3 docks

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 202 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as LCD TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include MP3 docks, premium bedding, and coffee/tea makers.

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Hearing)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$123* Per night/room Aug 9 - Aug 10

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Bathtub (Mobility & Hearing)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

Everyone (6) Family (4)
5 out of 5
Friendly staff. Restaurant had a limited menu. Would have liked a better dining room. The hotel was clean but a little dated.

Posted by on Jul 3, 2021

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 14, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 25, 2021 by Hilton Garden Inn

Thank you for staying with us and sharing your feedback! We appreciate you giving us the opportunity to serve you, and your understanding about our operational limitations regarding COVID-19. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again in the future!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 18, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 19, 2019 by Morgan

Thank you for staying with us and sharing your feedback. We are thrilled to see you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again in the future!

4 out of 5
Would do it again , good experience in a prime location

Posted by on Jul 6, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 8, 2019 by Morgan

Thank you for staying with us and sharing your feedback. We are thrilled to see you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again in the future!

5 out of 5

A Fine Hotel in a Fine Location

Pros: Location, ease of valet, availability of restaurant/bar, comfort of room.
Cons: I guess it would be nice to have the bar/restaurant open all afternoon and to improve the quality a bit--although that would be hard to maintain.
Location: It's all about Pitt, UPMC Medical Center and other things walking distance in the Oakland Neighborhood.
Located at the western edge of Pitt, this is a fine place to stay when visiting campus. The Peterson Events Center is two blocks up the hill, and the center of campus is three blocks down Forbes Ave. Entrance to the hotel is on McKee Place, use 217 for your GPS and park in the garage with the Valet. That's really the only option and it will add $20 per day, but that's about what you get at any hotel parking in a city. There is a parking garage two doors down on Forbes which advertises $6 per day if you want to save a couple bucks. The valets were efficient and super available so everything went great and I didn't have to lug bags down the street. Hotel staff accommodated our special requests with aplomb. The restaurant is open for breakfast until 1PM but then not until 4PM for dinner and bar. Our dinner was OK; the staff did well to try to help us. It's nice to have it available on site for convenience and room service and whatnot; however, there are about 300 places nearby to get food and drink if necessary, as well as a "pantry" on site for snacks and soda vending / ice on the floor. Rooms have Keurig, refrigerator and microwave which was kind of nice. We had a good time. It was fine.

Posted by , from Allentown, PA on Jan 29, 2018

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel.

Pros: The bar, the proximity to Pitt.
Cons: Access to the lobby via stairs. Better pillows, I woke up with a sore neck. Club chair in the room.
Location: See my comments above. Went to a great restaurant Lucca on Friday evening, Phipps Conservatory for Christmas display on Saturday.
Came to Pittsburgh for the graduation of my son. The hotel is right across the street from the University of Pittsburgh. Great bar in the hotel, nice, friendly staff. Courtesy shuttle was great-driver very nice guy, took us to our restaurant Friday night and then picked us up after. Close to museums, restaurants, a CVS is right around the corner, a Dunkin Donuts up the street a few blocks. Lots of places to eat, Stack'd Burgers and Beer was a hit. The one thing about the hotel that drove me crazy is for an 8 or 9 floor hotel to only have two elevators and no access to stairs to the lobby is insane - the wait time was ridiculous. We were on the 2nd and 3rd floors and would have taken the stairs if they had one that went to the lobby. Also, they should have one good chair at least to sit in in the room. That desk chair is unwieldy and awkward and too big. Just being picky here, but I would rather have had a nice club chair in the corner.

Posted by , from Philadelphia on Dec 19, 2017

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5 out of 5
Great friendly and professional A definite to re visit

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017

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4 out of 5

Helpful staff, uncomfortable beds

Staff extremely helpful and free shuttle to museum was great. Surprised at how uncomfortable the bed was - otherwise it was a very good experience.

Posted by on Jun 4, 2016

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4 out of 5

Very clean, comfortable room at Pitt

There are only a few hotels right at the University. I attended a conference so chose the Hilton Garden based on reviews and proximity. It is very clean and comfortable. Nothing super fancy but nice enough. Our room on the 6th floor had a direct view of the Cathedral of Learning which was nice. We walked to several very nice restaurants. We did not eat at the hotel. $12.95 for breakfast seemed a bit steep when there was Pamela's and others within a 2 minute walk. Valet parking was our only option at $18 day. If I was not traveling out of the area a few days, I would have chosen not to rent a car, but use nearby public transportation.

Posted by , from Newbury, VT on May 9, 2016

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4 out of 5
Pros: Enjoyed the lobby.
W orkedd perfectly to be near Pitt and CMU campuses.

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015

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About the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

Location 3454 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):

  • Fitness facilities
  • Shuttle services

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. There's an onsite business center. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. Event space at this hotel measures 6000 square feet (557 square meters) and includes conference space. A fitness center, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at the business-friendly Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place. For a fee, parking is available. This Beaux Arts Pittsburgh hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 202 guestrooms or units
  • 13 levels
  • 6000 sq ft of conference space
  • 557 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2011
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) (33.3 km / 20.7 mi)
  • Train station: Pittsburgh Station (4.2 km / 2.6 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place offers 202 accommodations with MP3 docking stations and safes. Beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • MP3 dock
  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM.

Garden Grille and Bar - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

  • Golfing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 50.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 50 lbs)
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and dinner. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of CleanStay (Hilton). This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Car not required
  • Security system
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Staffed front desk
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities onsite
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines CleanStay (Hilton)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: USD 9.00 for adults and USD 9.00 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 25 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 50.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University
  • Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place
  • Hilton Garden Inn Place Hotel Pittsburgh University
  • Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place Hotel
  • Hilton Garden Inn Place Hotel
  • Hilton Garden Inn Place
  • Hilton Garden Inn University Place, Pittsburgh Hotel Pittsburgh
  • Hilton Pittsburgh University
  • Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place Hotel
  • Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place Pittsburgh
  • Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place Hotel Pittsburgh

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.