$116 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 19, 2014 Check-out: Dec 21, 2014

Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

3 stars
3454 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
124 reviews
Great place to stay!

I was staying to visit my sister in the hospital. Room was clean, staff was awesome and location... See full review

  • Melissa72
  • Dec 31, 2013
nice location, clean hotel

good experience all around. best location for pitt and cmu. See full review

  • gordonwade
  • Jun 24, 2013
Hotel conveniently located near Pittsburgh's colleges and universities

Travelers doing business in Pittsburgh or at one of its universities will appreciate the hotel's location in the education district near Carnegie Mellon, Duquesne University, and the University of Pittsburgh. The 100 percent smoke-free hotel is conveniently located. In addition, the property offers guests many conveniences, including a free shuttle to within three miles of the hotel and free Wi-Fi throughout the lobby and in all of its guest and meeting rooms. Twenty-one meeting rooms add up to 6,100 square feet of meeting space.

Highlights
  • Located near Pittsburgh's world-class universities
  • 100 percent smoke-free property
  • Free shuttle available for any travel within three miles of the hotel
Rooms

The eight-story hotel has 198 rooms including 10 suites. Each room has a large desk and free Wi-Fi, great for guests who need to get work done during their stay. All rooms offer a complimentary coffee maker, hair dryer, and iron and full-sized ironing board.

Features

The hotel is a great place for parents of college students to stay. It is located in Pittsburgh's education district near Carnegie Mellon, Duquesne University, and the University of Pittsburgh. If guests do not want to walk to these educational institutions, they can take advantage of the hotel's free shuttle. The shuttle will take them anywhere within three miles of the hotel, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Those who arrive with a car will find valet parking only available on site.

 

The hotel is a 100-percent smoke-free property, and kids always stay for free. Guest can dine at the on-site Terranova Bar & Grill, which serves American fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast is a full buffet with made-to-order omelettes available. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the lobby, and in all of its guest and meeting rooms.

Transportation
  • Allegheny County Airport (10 mi/16 km)
  • Pittsburgh International Airport (18 mi/28.9 km)
  • Free shuttle service within three miles of hotel
  • Airport shuttle
Nearby attractions
  • University of Pittsburgh (0.83 mi/1.3 km)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (1.4 mi/2.3 km)
  • Duquesne University (2 mi/3.2km)
Business
  • Free printer and fax machine in business center
  • Free Wi-Fi in lobby, guest rooms, and meeting spaces
  • 13 meeting rooms
  • Meeting space totals 6,100 square feet

Hotel Map

40.4395 -79.9595
Nearby airports
Greater Pittsburgh Intl Airport, (PIT), 18.00, MI, SW;

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Amenities

  • WiFi
Activities
Exercise gym
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi

Nearby points of interest

  • Petersen Events Center: 0.3 mi
  • Consol Energy Center: 1.6 mi
  • Mellon Arena: 1.7 mi
  • PNC Park: 2.5 mi
  • Heinz Field: 3 mi
  • Langley Gymnasium: 2,146.6 mi

Dining

Restaurant
onsite

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (124)

Ratings and reviews for Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
124 out of 124
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.7

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mama O
Business
Lake Zurich Illinois
Nov 17, 2014

Great location. Daughter goes to university of Pitt

Always very friendly and clean. Near a lot of university's. Lots of restaurants in a very shot walking distance. Close to a lot of nightlife and the offer a free shuttle to many areas.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots is restaurants in a very short distance.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Medical Student 2017
Business
School
Sep 15, 2014

Great for a weekend

Had a conference at UPitt. The location is great, everything you need is in walking distance!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Korean Mooma
Business
New York, New York
Aug 13, 2014

Great Location, comfortable stay

Hilton Gardens was in a great location on Forbes Street, the same street as all the restaurants and convenient stores so it was good to walk around at night knowing our hotel was right there. The overall stay was nice and comfortable. There was nothing too incredible but had all the necessary accommodations to make our stay both relaxing and nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Fuel and Fuddle, Dave and Andys Ice Cream

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Review of Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AHMX
Business
Landenberg, PA
Aug 12, 2014

Very nice and comfortable.

Our stay was overall very pleasant with the following exceptions. The air conditioner was very loud. Having to sign in each day to use the internet was not customer friendly. And not having a TV guide to use for TV channel selection made the task laborious.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Have a meal at The Porch.

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Review of Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Cyber Traveler
Business
Philadelphia
Jul 13, 2014

Late Check In Our Specialty

Room not available at check in. The manager recommended we change our clothes for a wedding in the lobby public restroom.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Cyber Traveler
Business
Philadelphia
Jul 6, 2014

Disappointed in Pittsburgh

We arrived excited for our 4th of July weekend and needed to check-in, change and head to the Pirates game. Despite a promised 3 pm check-in promise, we were told our room was 'trashed by a bachelor party the night before and it would be awhile before our room would be ready'. She suggested we change in the public restroom off the lobby! Her explanation for the delay and her solution were simply unbelievable. We had no option but to change in the restroom and we were off. We returned at 11:00 pm and our room was ready. The room was adequate and showed no signs of any prior problems or damage.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Parking at the hotel was $18 valet per night. We parked in a garage visible from the hotel 1 block away for $5 overnight.

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Review of Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Pitt Parent
Business
Indianapolis, IN
Jun 19, 2014

Good Location for Pitt!

Stayed 2 nights while daughter was visiting Pitt. Room was clean and lobby was nice. Walking distance to campus and decent restaurant and bar in hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cactuskitty
Business
New Mexico
May 17, 2014

Excellent conference stay!

Needed a hotel within walking distance to UPMC for a week long fellowship. Hilton Garden was perfect! Well furnished rooms with all the amenities, comfortable sleep number adjustable bed and (here's a real plus) great food! The staff was friendly and helpful, from the front desk to cleaning staff you might meet on the elevator. Loved the blueberry bars every afternoon in the lobby :) Another plus was there were numerous places to eat within walking distance as well as a CVS right around the corner.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

There is no service to the airport from the Hilton (and many hotels downtown) as the airport is 16 miles away from the city. Supershuttle runs to and from the airport and is reasonable.

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Review of Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Melissa72
Business
michigan
Dec 31, 2013

Great place to stay!

I was staying to visit my sister in the hospital. Room was clean, staff was awesome and location was perfect for Montefiore hospital. I was appreciative of the late service at the bar and the pantry option. I thought the valet service would be a pain but they were really great even with my oversized vehicle.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

If you are booking due to family member in the hospital it is cheaper to book direct.

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Review of Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Erick K
Business
NY
Nov 18, 2013

Fantastic to visit U Pitt

Hotel staff works hard to accommodate. Rooms comfortable and the location could not be better for a visit to University.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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