$84 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Dec 29, 2014 Check-out: Dec 31, 2014

Quality Inn University Center

2 stars
3401 Blvd of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.9
out of 5
117 reviews
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
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
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 (117)

Ratings and reviews for Quality Inn University Center

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
23 out of 117
Amenities:
2.7
Room cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
3.4
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.3

70% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Traveling Writer
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Jun 3, 2014

OK

The hotel is old and kind of grungy. It is oddly located in a residential neighborhood. The shuttle service was great for shuttling me in and around the Oakland neighborhood only. The staff was great. the hotel offered almost nothing in the way of amenities though and was just ok.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NOT EASY TO PLEASE
Business
ALLENTOWN PA
Mar 25, 2014

Nice for the price

The room was very spacious and clean. I enjoy have the refrigerator and microwave was very convenient. The staff was very friendly I would stay again for the price.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
guest436
Business
Pittsburgh
Oct 9, 2013

ok

I stayed there because it is close to Pitt. It was ok for one night.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Alum2
Business
Carmel, NY
Oct 2, 2013

Quality Inn

Pretty mundane. Nothing bad, just nothing extraordinary.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Liz KF
Business
Nebraska
Feb 25, 2013

Refurbished hotel in great location

Older hotel; however, new carpet, fresh paint, and clean and comfortable bed! Excellent location, close to downtown PGH, Oakland, and East End. Friendly and courteous staff!

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Panera inside hotel

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Dear me
Business
Cleveland
Nov 4, 2012

Average all round

Reception personnel was distracted, but capable. Close to everything!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Hawaii Parent of CMU Kid
Business
Kailua, Hawaii
Jul 27, 2012

CMU Visit

I have stayed here twice while visiting my daughter at Carnegie Mellon U. I love the location, about 5 minutes driving from CMU, even in traffic. It is nice to have a breakfast place downstairs as there are so few of them in Pittsburgh; my one wish for this hotel was a self laundry. I like to do my daughters laundry when I visit and I had to go out to do it. The staff is very friendly.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
paytontech
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
PiTT in Steelers
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
huntshri
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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