$152 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 25, 2015 Check-out: Sep 26, 2015

Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

3 stars
View map of 3454 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Hotel Overview

Hilton-Garden-Inn-Pittsburgh-University-Place-Hotel-Exterior
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
121 reviews
College visit!

Hotel was in a perfect location for our visit to Pitt! The staff was very friendly and helpful. The... See full review

  • Donna M b
  • Aug 10, 2015
Short Oakland Stay

The valet parking was a perk and the staff was very friendly and personable. The room was very... See full review

  • PittAlum
  • Aug 3, 2015

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.

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.

Property 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.

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
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
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

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Amenities

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

Dining

Restaurant
onsite

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

Ratings and reviews for Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
121 out of 121
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.7

81% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Donna M b
Family
Beech Creek
Aug 10, 2015

College visit!

Hotel was in a perfect location for our visit to Pitt! The staff was very friendly and helpful. The bed was not as comfortable as I hoped. Overall, we had a good experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
PittAlum
Couples
N/A
Aug 3, 2015

Short Oakland Stay

The valet parking was a perk and the staff was very friendly and personable. The room was very clean but as a Pitt alumni I wish we had a few of the cathedral. The adjustable beds were a little hard even on the softest setting. Overall our stay was great and the hotel was decorated beautifully!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Julie B.
Family
Novi
Jul 19, 2015

Pittsburgh Hilton

The staff were very helpful and very friendly. It was so nice to have refreshments available as it was a very hot day.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MsTravel32
Single
Washington
Jun 24, 2015

Good Location

The hotel is nice, clean, and in a very convenient location. If you are visiting Carnegie Mellon, you will not have to walk far to the campus. Also, very friendly service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Univ of Pitt PT
Family
Louisville
Jan 27, 2015

Univ Pittsburg Physical Therapy Orientation

Overall not a bad stay but for location reasons described herein, we will probably stay elsewhere on the next visit. We stayed at this hotel for our visit to Univ of Pitt orientation for Physical Therapy graduate students. This hotel is on the main Pitt campus but the PT building is NOT on the main campus.....it is on Technology Drive across the water. While it is still only about a mile away, there are other hotels that are closer to the PT building. It was within walking distance of several restaurants and Schenley Park. The hotel offered free coffee in the lobby and it was wonderful. We enjoyed appetizers in the hotel restaurant that were very good. The hotel shuttle will take guests to other areas within a couple of miles so you don't need to drive. The hotel offers valet parking for $18 with in/out privileges. There is another parking garage a block away for half that cost but it does not offer in/out privileges. Theodore our shuttle driver gave us a great history lesson and pointed out key landmarks en route to and from our destinations. The room temperature was easy to control and responded quickly. The beds were uncomfortable....you sank into the mattress like it was a bean bag, making it difficult to climb out of the ditch to roll over. We did hear a few ambulance sirens during the night. The Keurig coffee maker in the room was broken.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Quentin M.
Business
N/A
Dec 20, 2014

Very solid, value hotel for the Pitt Crew

I was impressed with the helpfulness of the staff and the restaurant's quality. While the Double Queen was a bit tight, it was more than adequate, especially since my business was at Pitt. This will be my hotel during any future visits to Pitt.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mama O
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots is restaurants in a very short distance.

Review of Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
pokeschamp
Couples
Pittsburgh
Oct 20, 2014

Diamonds are rare

In a city where hotels are inherently expensive it's tough to find value for your buck. I have to say the shuttle service for this location was the best service they offered. They will take you anywhere within reason in the city and even pick you up, so long as you return by 10 P.M.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Medical Student 2017
Friends
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Korean Mooma
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Fuel and Fuddle, Dave and Andys Ice Cream

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