$135 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 2, 2015 Check-out: Jan 4, 2015

Omni William Penn Hotel

4 stars
530 William Penn Place, Omni William Penn, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
86 reviews
comfortable historic hotel

Service was excellent Food was delicious Convenient location See full review

  • I love sleep
  • Nov 14, 2014
All expectations met!

Loved everything about this hotel. Omni, you are a class act! See full review

  • Ms. KK
  • Aug 16, 2014
Pittsburgh hotel charms with afternoon tea, posh rooms and event space

The Omni William Penn Hotel holds a high-profile spot in Pittsburgh's history, having entertained such guests as John F. Kennedy and Lawrence Welk. The 596-room property honors long-held traditions, including afternoon tea at The Palm Court, an elegant restaurant where the city's elite gather for light fare and grand ambiance. Sweeping ceilings, oversized chandeliers and intricate murals elevate the drama of the space.

Highlights
  • Traditional afternoon tea at The Palm Court
  • Kids program and amenities such as suitcases filled with games and books
  • 596 rooms and suites filled with old-world furniture and decor
  • Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply)
  • Lavish banquet space and restaurants
Rooms
Omni William Penn Hotel houses 596 rooms styled with traditional decor, elegant crown moldings and cherry wood furniture. Scroll-patterned carpet coordinates with embossed floral upholstery and rich burgundy and brown tones. A collection of stately deluxe rooms and various levels of suites share amenities such as foam, feather or down pillows, windows that open, Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply) and TV equipped with pay-per-view movies and Nintendo 64 games (fees apply).
Dining

Guests at the Omni William Penn Hotel enjoy upscale dining in dramatic, old-world restaurants such as The Palm Court, which hosts traditional afternoon tea from Monday to Saturday. The Terrace Room, which earned "Best Hotel Dining" awards by Pittsburgh City Paper readers in 2008 and 2009, makes a striking impression with new traditional fare, a gorgeous mural depicting "The Taking of Fort Pitt," a molded plaster ceiling and sweeping mahogany arches. For casual eats, guests head to Brueggers Bagels, Mixstirs and Starbucks. The Tap Room beckons sports fans with its local microbrews and plasma TVs.

Recreation

Omni William Penn Hotel families receive extra special treats via suitcases filled with toys and games for kids plus a backpack, children-friendly menu options and a safety/first-aid kit for parents upon check-in. An indoor fitness center rounds out the amenities. The hotel also features free newspapers in the lobby.

Transportation
  • Pittsburgh International Airport (14.2 mi/22.9 km)
Attractions
  • Point State Park (0.6 mi/0.9 km)
  • PNC Park (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Andy Warhol Museum (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Monongahela Incline (1.1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Duquesne Incline (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • National Aviary (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Carnegie Museums (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Heinz Field (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Cathedral of Learning (2.3 mi/3.8 km)
  • Fallingwater (46.7 mi/75.1 km)
Business
  • 52,000 square feet of event space, including 38 meeting rooms
  • 24-hour on-site technicians
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Videoconferencing
  • T-1 high-speed Internet access

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Omni William Penn Hotel Rooms

ADA Dlx w Roll in Shower 2 Dbls
ADA Deluxe Room 2 Double Beds. Approx. 450 sq ft. Enlarged door openings. Grab Bars available near toilet and shower. Roll-in shower with hand-held shower head. Toilet and sink no higher than 29 in. from floor. Visual notification for hotel alarm system and phone are available.
Superior Suite 2 Doubles
Superior Suite One Bedroom 2 Double Beds. Approx. 465-plus sq ft. These rooms are unique in their size and layout due to the historic nature of the hotel and feature cherry wood furnishing and a mini-refrigerator. These rooms also feature a parlor with desk with chair and sofa.
ADA Deluxe Room 1 Queen
ADA Deluxe Room 1 Queen Bed. Approx. 168 sq ft. Enlarged door openings. Grab Bars available near toilet shower and tub. Standard shower hand-held shower head. Toilet and sink no higher than 29 in. from floor. Standard size sink height. Visual notification for hotel alarm system and phone are available.
Deluxe Room 1 King
Deluxe Room 1 King Bed. Approx. 180-plus sq ft. Each room is unique in its size and layout due to the historic nature of the hotel and features cherry wood furnishing and windows that open plus mini refrigerator and an over-sized work desk.
Deluxe Room 1 Queen
Deluxe Room 1 Queen Bed. Approx. 155-plus sq ft. Each room is unique in its size and layout due to the historic nature of the hotel and features cherry wood furnishing and windows that open plus mini refrigerator and an over-sized work desk.
Deluxe Room 2 Doubles
Deluxe Room 2 Double Beds. Approx. 240-plus sq ft. Each room is unique in its size and layout due to the historic nature of the hotel and features cherry wood furnishing and windows that open plus mini refrigerator and an over-sized work desk.
Signature Room 2 Doubles
Each room is unique in its size and layout due to the historic nature of the hotel and features cherry wood furnishing and windows that open plus mini refrigerator and an over-sized work desk.
Signature Room 1 King
Signature Room 1 King Bed. Approx. 270 sq ft. Each room is unique in its size and layout due to the historic nature of the hotel and features cherry wood furnishing and windows that open plus mini refrigerator and an over-sized work desk.
Executive Suite 1 King
Executive Suite 1 King Bed. Approx. 325-plus sq ft. These rooms are unique in their size and layout due to the historic nature of the hotel and feature cherry wood furnishing and a mini refrigerator. These rooms also feature a sitting area.
One Bedroom Suite 1 Queen
One Bedroom Suite 1 Queen Bed. Approx. 400-plus sq ft. These rooms are unique in their size and layout due to the historic nature of the hotel and feature cherry wood furnishing and a mini refrigerator. These rooms also feature a parlor with desk with chair and sofa.
One Bedroom Suite 1 King
One Bedroom Suite 1 King Bed. Approx. 470-plus sq ft. These rooms are unique in their size and layout due to the historic nature of the hotel and feature cherry wood furnishing and a mini refrigerator. These rooms also feature a parlor with desk with chair and sofa.

Amenities

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
Ice machine
24 hour security
Activities
Exercise gym
Children's activities
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Coffee shop
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
Multilingual
Airline desk
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber shop
Barber/Beauty shop
Porters
FAX
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Currency exchange
News stand
Audio visual equipment
Projector
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Grab bars in bathroom
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Heated guest rooms
Hairdryer in room
Fire alarm with light
Sitting area
Temperature control
Electronic door locks
Dining guide
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors
Sprinklers in rooms

Nearby points of interest

  • Mellon Arena: 0.3 mi
  • Consol Energy Center: 0.4 mi
  • PNC Park: 0.6 mi
  • Heinz Field: 1.1 mi
  • Petersen Events Center: 1.8 mi
  • Langley Gymnasium: 2,144.9 mi

Dining

Amazon Cyber Cafe
Located off the main lobby serving healthy soups and gourmet wraps plus fresh salads and coffee.
Brueggers Bagels
Located in the hotel lobby. Offers assorted bagels plus sandwiches and soups. M-F 0530-2000 hours and Sat-Sun 0600-1700 hours.
Palm Court
The elegant Palm Court lobby offers traditional afternoon tea from 1430-1830 hours Monday-Saturday. Reservations for tea are recommended. Cocktails and light dining are served daily from 1100-midnight.
Starbucks Coffee Cafe
Located in the hotel lobby. Serves premium coffee and pastries. Open Mon-Fri from 1530-2000 hours. Saturday from 0600-1830 and Sunday from 0600-1500 hours.
The Tap Room
An English style pub – the Tap Room offers a taste of the Steel City featuring tavern style food complemented with a fine selection of beer – wine and spirits. A highlight is the best chili in Pittsburgh. Open Sun-Thur from 1130-0100 hours and Fri-Sat from 1130-0200 hours.
The Terrace Room
Consistently rated among city favorites this award-winning restaurant serves fine continental cuisine infused with bold Mediterranean flavors. Open daily 0630-1100 and Mon-Sat from 1130-1400 and 1700-2200. On Sunday the Terrace Room offers a Brunch Buffet from 1100-1400 hours.
Speakeasy
The Omni William Penn Hotel is proud to announce the Speakeasy - a sophisticated social lounge that whisks patrons back to the Pittsburgh of the 1920s. The Speakeasy serves guests and locals Thur-Sat evenings from 1700-0130 hours.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 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.

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Guest Reviews (86)

Ratings and reviews for Omni William Penn Hotel

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
86 out of 86
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.5
Value:
4

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Rawn
Cleveland, Ohio
Jan 21, 2014

Great hotel for getaway weekend

1st of all we loved the room. The view was just great. The hotel staff was helpful and courteous. The elegant lobby was very pleasing

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Vallazi's at Market Square

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Trev and nat
Business
Richmond
Nov 17, 2014

Expected better

The lobby was gorgeous, but the room was tiny and didn't even have a blowdryer. Just expected better from so many positive reviews.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
I love sleep
Business
Cleveland, Ohio
Nov 14, 2014

comfortable historic hotel

Service was excellent Food was delicious Convenient location

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tim sports traveler
Business
Virginia Beach, VA
Sep 2, 2014

Perfect location

Great location near the park and field in downtown pittsburgh. Super nice hotel, only issue would be small room size.

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

Business

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Review of Omni William Penn Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ms. KK
Business
Dallas
Aug 16, 2014

All expectations met!

Loved everything about this hotel. Omni, you are a class act!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ramarao
Business
Michigan, USA
Aug 13, 2014

Great location and service!

They are helpful in suggestions and planning a perfect evening for us. The lobby is beautiful. The location is great, walking distance from every downtown attraction.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk down to market square for lot of good restaurants. Or, walk to the cable car -- there are lot more restaurants around there.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Historical Adventurer
Business
Dallas, Texas
Aug 5, 2014

Historic Hotel, Classic Elegance, Excellent Dining

I have stayed at quite a few historic hotels in several states – that is my preference if presented the opportunity to choose. The William Penn did not disappoint. It has elegance and provides a “sense of place.” Most everything expected of a modern hotel was well provided. I did not on this visit consider wifi connectivity. Of particular exceptional quality was the breakfast buffet and the quality service provided in the dining room. The selections were all delicious and had none of that “food service” appearance or taste (I have witnessed otherwise at other hotels).

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TravelQueen13
Business
New Jersey
Jul 28, 2014

Friendly visit

Staff was fantastic and room was clean and comfortable.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Well travelled in the us
Business
Colorado
Jul 24, 2014

Downtown

Good central location. Walking distance to strip district, the point, station square, market square. Right next to "T" subway station as well. Can take train to many places. Cab rides very cheap, 4 dollars for just about anywhere you'd want to go. Self Parking fourteen dollars per night. Valet parking thirty dollars per night

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Many resturants on market street

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Review of Omni William Penn Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LBandTony
Business
NYC
Jul 2, 2014

Great old world hotel

A lovely stay. The hotel has the elegance of the turn of the century.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Capt. Kirk
Business
Arlington, VA
May 28, 2014

Responsive, friendly service

Nicely appointed rooms, although small in terms of square footage. We reported our king bed mattress as being "shot" and it was swapped out promptly, with a phone message left with an apology for the inconvenience. Wish there had been a rooftop pool or some kind of outdoor lounge area for a drink.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

A 10 minute walk to PNC Park and theatres and 15 minutes from the Monongohela Incline, up to Grandview Avenue.

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