$88 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jan 29, 2015 Check-out: Jan 31, 2015

Quality Inn University Center

2 stars
3401 Blvd of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
120 reviews
Great location.

Short walking distance to University of Pittsburgh and CMU! See full review

  • Ratio Z
  • Jan 23, 2015
great location, very comfortable

easy access to many places. right next to Panera. Room is clean. Wonderful value. See full review

  • CarnegieParent
  • Aug 18, 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

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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 (120)

Ratings and reviews for Quality Inn University Center

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
120 out of 120
Amenities:
2.8
Cleanliness:
3.3
Hotel staff:
3.7
Comfort:
3.2
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.3

68% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Butler, Pa
Jan 24, 2011

great place,nice location,cab away 2 all

We had friends in from Florida for the playoffs..go STEELERS...we took a cab everywhere...very comfortable

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
State College, PA
Jan 11, 2011

Convenient, Affordable

The hotel was clean, affordable and convenient for my needs. Easy access to downtown Pittsburgh via The Blvd of the Allies. There is a Panera Bread restaurant on the ground level of the hotel. Staff was a bit young and unprofessional.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ury
Business
state college,PA
Jan 5, 2011

Not bad for the price

One night stay, clean rooms, no fridge or microwave :(

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

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
washington dc
Jan 3, 2011

awful, dont stay here

the neighborhood was dodgy, the hotel smelled and it was very old and beat up.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Stafford CT
Dec 5, 2010

Best value in Pittsburgh

We have stayed here several times, after trying three or four other hotels in the area. It is reliable, convenient, and comparatively inexpensive. There are no bridges to cross to get to Pittsburgh, the parking is free, and there is a Panera downstairs.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

All area colleges are within easy reach. It is extremely close to Pittsburgh Playhoouse.

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Review of Quality Inn University Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
La, Ca
Nov 27, 2010

Ok

Kids at lobby desk no good. Paid no attention. Didn't even know when people walked in. Playing video games. All but 1.No help.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to south side. Close to hotel.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
joisey
Nov 3, 2010

Great value

Works for me. Great exercise facility!

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Great Panera bread on premise

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Rockland County, New York
Nov 2, 2010

Good Location at the Right Price

Very adequate; Panera Bread right next door; pleasant staff at the Quality Inn; clean rooms though really need updating; WiFi in each room; great shower

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

Business

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Review of Quality Inn University Center

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Popcicle
Business
New Oxford, PA
Oct 31, 2010

Penguins game at the Consul Arena

Hotel employees were friendly and they had everything in order. The state of the hotel was not good. It was old and in need of a major renovation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
black barbie
Business
Akron, OH
Oct 11, 2010

Nice basic hotel for local universities.

This is a nice basic hotel - rooms are a little small and dated but it is clean. It is a little noisy because it is right there in the city but it isn't terrible. The location cannot be beat, it is 5 minutes from CMU, Pitt, Carlton, Duquesne, and that is why I have stayed there before, and will stay again.

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

Business

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