$152 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 5, 2014 Check-out: Aug 6, 2014

Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

4 stars
100 Lytton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
70 reviews
Wyndham University

This hotel is well situated for visitors to the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon... See full review

  • physics dad
  • May 22, 2014
Location, location, location

The best part of this hotel is it's location. It is literally across the street from the Cathedral... See full review

  • asharpgclef
  • Apr 14, 2014
Great location for University of Pittsburgh parents, fans, and alumni

Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center is the perfect place for Pitt parents, prospective students, and anyone else visiting the University of Pittsburgh. This smoke-free hotel is situated in the center of campus, next door to Alumni Hall and down the block from Pitt's historic Cathedral of Learning. No need for guests to worry about a car during their stay here since the hotel provides a free shuttle to destinations within a three-mile radius of campus.

Highlights
  • Kids eat free in hotel restaurant
  • Smoke-free facility
  • Free shuttle to destinations within three miles of hotel and Pittsburgh Amtrak Station
  • Free wireless and high-speed Internet
Rooms

Each of the beds in the 251 rooms come with exclusive Serta Sleep Set, which includes a pillow-topped mattress, high-end linens, and extra large pillows. Guests enjoy free high-speed Internet in their rooms as well as free local calls.

Features

Guests who would like to be close to some of Pittsburgh's finest educational institutions should look no further than Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center. The hotel is literally in the center of the University of Pittsburgh campus and a short walk from nearby Carnegie Mellon University.

 

Guest rooms offer comfortable furnishings, including plush bedding as part of the Serta Sleep Set. Room amenities include free high-speed Internet access and free local calls. For exercise, the hotel features a small indoor pool and a limited workout room with a Stairmaster, treadmill, elliptical machine, and some free weights.

 

Parents will want to take advantage of the "kids eat free" policy at Bridges, the on-site American bistro that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Transportation
  • Complimentary shuttle to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station
  • Complimentary shuttle to destinations within three miles of hotel
  • Pittsburgh Amtrak Station (4 mi/6.4 km)
  • Allegheny County Airport (9 mi/14.5 km)
  • Pittsburgh International Airport (23 mi/37 km)
Nearby attractions
  • University of Pittsburgh (on site)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Consol Energy Center (2.7 mi/4.3 km)
  • Heinz Field (4 mi/6.4 km)
Business
  • Seven meeting rooms, with capacity for 600 people
  • 7,300 square feet of meeting space
Policies and fees
  • The heated indoor pool will be closed from 2 to 18 Feb 2014. The pool is scheduled to reopen on 19 Feb 2014.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

40.4451 -79.954
Area description
Business district

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Amenities

  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Heated pool
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Game room
Play ground
Dining
Restaurant
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Express check in
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Wake-up service
Multilingual
In-Room Safe
Porters
FAX
Copy service
Currency exchange
Overhead projector
Audio visual equipment
Parking
Parking
Indoor parking
Accessibility
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Petersen Events Center: 0.4 mi
  • Consol Energy Center: 1.9 mi
  • Mellon Arena: 2 mi
  • PNC Park: 2.7 mi
  • Heinz Field: 3.3 mi
  • Langley Gymnasium: 2,146.7 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 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 (70)

Ratings and reviews for Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
70 out of 70
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.1

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
physics dad
State College, PA
May 22, 2014

Wyndham University

This hotel is well situated for visitors to the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, or the Carnegie Museum. Our room and the lobby were immaculate; the room was spacious. We did not eat in the restaurant but it looked pleasant from outside.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Nearby are beautiful Heinz Chapel and the Cathedral of Learning

Review of Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
asharpgclef
Massachusetts
Apr 14, 2014

Location, location, location

The best part of this hotel is it's location. It is literally across the street from the Cathedral of Learning and is within walking distance of both the Pitt and CMU campuses. Getting in and out of the parking area is tight and the spaces are even tighter. All of the staff that we interacted with were extremely nice and personable. The only downside to the hotel was the bed and pillows, which unfortunately is kind of the most important part of the hotel. The bed was firm and uncomfortable, but the pillows were overly soft with my head basically going straight through it. I needed two pillows to keep my neck up, but it still wasn't perfectly comfortable. Using three pillows? Not even an option as at that point it would go the other way and be too high and uncomfortable. So two pillows was best, but still not as nice as one pillow I've had at other hotels. All in all, it was usable and we slept well, with just a crick in the neck when we woke up. Everything was clean and well-maintained and I would recommend this hotel to anyone who needs to be right on campus.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Pittsburgh has a strip of bars in South Side on East Carson St. This is the most bars per square foot in the country. Definitely worth checking out on a Friday or Saturday.

Review of Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lisep
Swarthmore, PA
Oct 17, 2013

Perfect for visiting University of Pittsburgh

Prior to this visit I had avoided the Holiday Inn university center because of reviews that it was "just okay" and "in need of an update". Now that Wyndham has taken over and done a complete re-model the rooms are new, clean and the beds are super comfortable! We stayed in an executive room which has a lounge for a "deluxe continental breakfast". I would not characterize the breakfast as "deluxe" (yes, it has some fruit and some yogurt and hard-boiled eggs, but I've had better at other hotels). Other than that, the location can't be beat for visiting our kids at U of Pitt.

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

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Fluky
Campbell Ohio
Sep 24, 2013

Super expensive !!

Hidden costs ( $20.00) parking fee!!! Not toliet paper , shower was filthey and the room was sooo small!!!

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
U of Pitt Mom
Pennsylvania
Sep 23, 2013

Great for Univ of Pitt visit

Loved the hotel. Nice room. Nice bar. Convenient parking. Very convenient for visiting daughter at Pitt. Felt very safe walking alone at night. Would REALLY have like a small refridgerator for keeping soda/water cold and microwave to reheat leftovers.

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

Cathedral of Learning self guided tour of nationality rooms is AWESOME. Visit the gift shop in the cathedral to begin. Very inexpensive and well worth it. Gorgeous and very impressive.

Review of Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Pitt U parents
milwaukee,wi
Aug 6, 2013

disappointed with amenities

No refrigerator or microwave no free continental breakfast included as advertised $20 fee per night for parking-advertised as parking available very convenient for visitors to Pittsburgh university pricey for lack of amenities

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Enviro Conference Goer
Business
Lowell, MA
Jun 25, 2013

Conference visit

Close to a bus stop but parking in the garage is 20$ a night. The staff were really nice. I found the bed uncomfortable. I paid for breakfast in the mornings but it was not explained to me where the free breakfast was so I ended up going out on the first day or my trip to waste more money on breakfast.

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

Business

Review of Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Nana Nita
Parkersburg, WV
Jun 17, 2013

Pittsburgh Vacation

I was charged $20.00 to park in their parking garage which was already full. I had to park in an outside lot but was not refunded the $20.00 fee. We called to make sure that there would be towels in the pool area and were told that there should be but that they would send someone down to make sure that there were plenty of towels stocked there. When we arrived to use the pool, there were only 2 towels for 5 of us and no one ever showed up to bring additional towels. We used the phone to call a LOCAL pizza delivery company and were charged $1.07 for the local call. I was VERY disappointed to see that there was no refrigerator in the room and that you had to ask for it ahead of time and pay an additional $20 to have one. A room that costs this much per night should have those items included. I wasn't terribly impressed with this facility.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
On the Wing
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
May 30, 2013

Getaway in the Heart of Pittsburgh's Oakland Neighborhood

Pleasant, clean, private--and ideally located for access to the University of Pittsburgh campus, the Carnegie Museums, Phipps Conservatory, the Carnegie Library, and many shops and restaurants in Oakland. Very friendly and responsive staff.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
John n Con
Wilmoington, DE
May 13, 2013

Mother's Day at Pitt

Granddaughter really loved the pool - and so did we. Nice, clean and warm.

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