$109 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 29, 2014 Check-out: Jul 30, 2014

Quality Inn University Center

2 stars
3401 Blvd of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.9
out of 5
175 reviews
college touring - pit stop

The hotel staff were extremely helpful as we were in town to visit the various universities. Having... See full review

  • pre college mom
  • Jul 14, 2014
Nice for the price

The room was very spacious and clean. I enjoy have the refrigerator and microwave was very... See full review

  • NOT EASY TO PLEASE
  • Mar 25, 2014
Rooms with a Pittsburgh view and private balconies, too

The Quality Inn University Center is in an ideal location for visitors looking to stay near Pittsburgh's major medical centers and universities. Many are walkable from the hotel's front door, if not in plain sight from one of the hotel's private balconies. Guests not interested in walking can catch a ride on the hotel's complimentary shuttle. Fans of Panera Bread restaurants will be thrilled to discover a location in the hotel lobby.

Policies and fees
Pets are not allowed within the hotel premises.
Highlights
  • Near Pittsburgh education institutions, including universities and medical centers
  • Rooms have private balconies
  • Free shuttle
Rooms

All 119 rooms in this seven-story hotel have private balconies. Each room also has free Wi-Fi, local calls, and weekday paper delivery. Guests can request a room with a microwave and/or refrigerator as well.

Features

It is not everyday that a hotel in the city offers its guests a private balcony with every room. But that is exactly what visitors to the Quality Inn University Center can expect. Other room benefits include free Wi-Fi, free weekday paper delivery, and free local calls. While each room has a coffee maker, the hotel offers a 24-hour coffee service for guests who would prefer not to brew their own coffee.

 

Other conveniences here include a free shuttle in the Oakland area, the Pittsburgh neighborhood where the hotel is located, which is home to the city's major universities. Many of those universities, including the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, are a short walk from the hotel.

Transportation
  • Allegheny County Airport (8 mi/12.8 km)
  • Pittsburgh Amtrak Station (2.7 mi/4.3 km)
  • Pittsburgh International Airport (20 mi/32.2 km)
  • Free shuttle throughout the Oakland neighborhood
Nearby attractions
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • University of Pittsburgh (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (1 mi/1.6 km)
Business
  • Free Wi-Fi

Hotel Map

40.4361 -79.9581
Nearby airports
Pittsburgh Int'l Airport, (PIT), 18.00, MI, W;
Area description
City Center, Univ. of Pitts.

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Exercise gym
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
Services
In-Room Safe
Porters
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Outdoor parking
Bus parking
Room
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Iron

Nearby points of interest

  • Petersen Events Center: 0.6 mi
  • Consol Energy Center: 1.7 mi
  • Mellon Arena: 1.8 mi
  • PNC Park: 2.6 mi
  • Heinz Field: 3.1 mi
  • Langley Gymnasium: 2,146.8 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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 (175)

Ratings and reviews for Quality Inn University Center

Overall score

2.9 / 5
5.01.0
175 out of 175
Amenities:
2.7
Room cleanliness:
3.3
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.3

67% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Quality Inn University Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
J.Jose
India
Aug 30, 2011

best place to stay near CMU

Room is clean . Location perfect for parents visiting CMU free shuttle service is a big advantage Staff is very nice

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Quality Inn University Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
paytontech
Seattle, Wa
Apr 1, 2012

Not a bad place

This isn't a bad hotel. It could be a little cheaper but that's forgivable. The room was reasonably big with a desk and TV and full size bathroom. The place was clean and the staff were nice. BIG plus is that they have a computer in the lobby you can use for free and PRINT for free too. I hope they don't make the mistake of discontinuing this service. It's a Godsend if you don't happen to bring a laptop and/or smartphone. Not everybody has a smartphone and those who have laptops don't always bring them. Location wise, it's right next to U Pitt, though that wasn't my target. Mine was downtown. By cab you can get to the Lawrence Convention Center for about $9 but walk up a street or two and you can catch a bus. You can also catch 28X back to the airport when you're ready to go home. 28X will also get you downtown, not far from the Convention Center, just be sure to get off at that stop because the next is far away from it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Quality Inn University Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
PiTT in Steelers
St Paul, MN, USA
Dec 1, 2011

Not a bad location and people are polite

The location of the hotel was not that bad. It was relatively farther than any other hotels that are located near the University of Pittsburgh. However, it was in walkable location (about 15 minutes away from the school). Also, if we consider the price. it was a good deal. However, they do not provide any breakfast. So, you need to find stores that are near by. But, then on same building, there is Panera. So, I guess it was OK.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Quality Inn University Center

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
huntshri
NJ
Nov 8, 2011

Overpriced !

This hotel is overpriced ! Toilet Flush was not working , bedsheets were not smelling good ...could hear a loud thumping sound from the elevator outside all night !!! Good Part : Panera Bread right adjacent to the hotel open 6 am to 9 pm , Television in room was 40 " LCD HD :) with HBO !

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of Quality Inn University Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Solitary
Ventura, CA, USA
Nov 6, 2011

Great spot in Pittsburgh

This was the most reasonable hotel I found in Pittsburgh near the University. Still, it was great! Fresh coffee in the lobby any time. The rooms have coffeemaker, a refrigerator and a microwave. Rooms were kept clean. Staff was friendly and helpful. They run a shuttle for the vicinity. Bus lines are nearby as is the hospital. Restaurant in building for breakfast and sandwiches. What's not to like?

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Quality Inn University Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
TMSC
Chicago, IL, USA
Oct 30, 2011

Quality Inn near Pitt

This Quality Inn was a good no-frills place to rest your head while in Pittsburgh. The room was basic but clean. The free internet service was good enough to connect to my office over VPN. Given the prices of other hotels in the area, it was an excellent value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Quality Inn University Center

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
NAV3563
Business
PA
Oct 19, 2011

In need of Upgrade

Tv's are old and bulky. Wi-Fi was not that fast. very slow this time around. The furnishing need to be thrown out and upgraded. Chairs do not adjust to better height at the desk and are very hard. Switches all do not work at the bedside and there was no lamp at the one side of the bed where the phone and clock were. Rooms need mini frigerators also. I asked for one and none were avail. Had to use Ice to keep some medications cold. Bathroom the floor gets totally wet when your showering. no plastic liner on the shower curtain to keep water in.

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

Business

Review of Quality Inn University Center

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
beachbroad
Neotsu, Oregon
Oct 6, 2011

If I had it to do over...

I would have paid the extra money and stayed somewhere else. Our stay was wretched. Our room had a paper-thin door to an adjoining room. The people in that room might as well have been in bed with me. They were trying, quietly, to talk over old times. I know their high school science teacher's name, for cryin' in the night! I finally had to rap on the door at 12:30, and I felt guilty doing it because they seemed like such nice people, with the three little kids and two dogs, you know. We were right over the main entrance so were awakened very early in the morning by people in loud conversation with taxi and shuttle drivers, etc. We tried to get a different room, but no. The whole place felt scruffy. Good things? There was a wonderful woman on staff the night we checked in, running all over trying to help us get settled--our key didn't work, the rollaway bed hadn't been delivered, there was no place to get something to eat after 9, etc. She was a 10. The hotel wasn't.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
2
Dining tip: In Hotel

Panera is in the building. Good food.

Review of Quality Inn University Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
azfanua
Tucson, AZ, USA
Sep 25, 2011

nice stay

Nice hotel near amenities. Free bus service around town, no cabs needed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Quality Inn University Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
azfanua
Tucson, AZ, USA
Sep 25, 2011

nice stay

Nice hotel near amenities. Free bus service around town, no cabs needed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Quality Inn University Center

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
black barbie
montreal, canada
Sep 5, 2011

for location only

good for the price but not to stay longer then one night , very basic, we have a car and can go to the city not very far.

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