Pittsburgh’s blue-collar history as an industrial hub for coal mining and steel production is long-since gone but “Steel City” still retains an authenticity evident in its friendly and down-to-earth people. Many overlook this city as a destination to visit, but a stop in Pittsburgh may surprise you. The three rivers, many bridges (446 to be exact!), and attractions like The Andy Warhol Museum are just some of what this city has to offer. Plus you’ll be pleased to find some great choices of hotels in Pittsburgh that offer superb value at surprisingly reasonable rates.
Hotels in Pittsburgh That Offer Superb Value
Fantastic Value at Red Roof Plus+ Pittsburgh South – Airport
For under $100 per night, you’ll be impressed at the standard of accommodation at this two-star hotel. Rooms are clean and modern with vessel sinks and the wood-like floors mean you’ll never walk into a room with dirty or threadbare carpets. Red Roof Plus+ Pittsburgh South – Airport was voted the Best Budget Hotel Brand 2014 by USA Today’s Reader’s Choice poll. The hotel is ten minutes from Pittsburgh International Airport, close to several restaurants, and ten miles from the Duquesne Incline.
Apartment Suites at Shadyside Inn All Suites Hotel
The Shadyside Inn All Suites Hotel is very close to several hospitals and the hotel has taken this into consideration in its accommodations. It’s ideal for an extended stay if you are visiting specifically to spend time with someone who is receiving medical treatment. The suites offer all the comforts and conveniences of home. Living area, full kitchens, and rooms in contemporary design, the suites offer comfortable apartment-style lodgings with the added luxury of a boutique hotel.
Historic Sunnyledge Boutique Hotel and Tea Room
Considered one of Pittsburgh’s historic landmarks, this hotel was built in 1886 and was home to Dr. James H. McClelland – the founder of Shadyside Hospital. The decor retains its old world feel and will transport you to a bygone era, and the property still has the original wood paneling. Sunnyledge Boutique Hotel and Tea Room is quaint and intimate with only eight rooms and suites. There’s also a cozy martini bar to unwind in. Rates range between $139 for corporate and extended stays to $275 for suites.
The Elegant Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel
Perched along the Allegheny River in the heart of the Cultural District, you couldn’t find a better location in Downtown Pittsburgh. You’ll walk into a grand foyer that immediately lets you know you’ve chosen to stay at one of the premier hotels in Pittsburgh. The Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel epitomizes classic elegance and sophistication and you’ll enjoy a stay with plush bedding, marble vanities, and lovely river views. This hotel comes with a higher price tag with rates starting at around $273 but is well worth it.
Conveniently Located Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport
As the name suggests, this is an airport hotel and the only hotel located right at Pittsburgh International Airport (connected to the terminal building by a moving walkway). It offers everything you’d expect from an airport hotel including soundproof rooms and long-term parking. Don’t miss a chance to dine at the bellfarm Kitchen | Bar, a farm-to-table fine dining restaurant. Ingredients are all locally-sourced, menus are seasonal and the meals are delicious. The Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport is casual elegance, comfortable, and convenient for travelers.
* This post on hotels in Pittsburgh that offer superb value is part of Hipmunk’s Boutique Hotels Campaign.