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The Morning Glory is a unique bed and breakfast inn with beautiful charm and decor and lovely fresh and dried flowers throughout. The room that I stayed in was very special. It was the Garden Room. It was pleasing to the eye. I have always wanted to stay here. I walked by it many years ago during one of South Side's famous walking tours. With so much competition in the lodging industry, Bed and Breakfasts are having a hard time and taking on weddings and events to boost income. That focus may be hurting your ability to run the inn. While I am happy to have stayed, I found that service was lacking overall. Although Joy made me a very nice breakfast with a wonderful table setting, I would make the following changes: 1. Greet the guests when they arrive. It four calls to get in the door at night. 2. The parking instructions are confusing. They should take your license plate when you book and register it with the city so that you do not get a ticket. I had to be proactive on this. 3. Know which rooms are still open. When guests arrive they may not like the room given. If there are many spare rooms, be flexible. 4. If a patron complains of the temperature, sympathize and offer solutions. 5. Please discard the Cremora. Whole milk or half and half would be fine. 6. Invest in some good coffee, not just morning or weak or medium blends. 7. Serve bacon or sausage....even ham with the eggs. Value added meals. 8. Care about Customer Service. Put cookies or chocolate into the rooms. 9. Have a phone on premises for emergencies or call in from a relative. 10. Trim the shrubbery. It was hard walking through the jungle. I have stayed at many Inns and the feeling here was not hospitable. Perhaps it is time to hire someone to do the greeting and organizing. It is important to make the patrons feel welcome. I had the feeling that waiting on guests annoyed the owner. It would be great with a friendlier environment. Be a better communicator. I would like this inn to survive. But, it seems like the Air Bnb's are cutting into the competition and you cannot compete with the service of some of Pittsburgh's Premier Botique Hotels that really pamper their patrons.

The Morning Glory Inn is a wonderful place to stay in the trendy Southside section of Pittsburgh. I was in town for a conference at the Lawrence Conference Center downtown and I walked to my meeting (about 2 miles away). Very handy. The neighborhood in which it's located as tons of great restaurants, interesting shops, and fun places to go out. Sarah Street is one only block away (parallel) to the main street where all the activity is, but even so, I still I had a quiet, restful night. Which brings me to the highlight of the place ... I had the MOST delightful sleep in the bed in the Garden Room! Honestly, I'm not normally a great sleeper, particularly when away from home, but this place has THE BEST beds. I was sound asleep all night and woke up like a new woman. And then, I had a delicious breakfast. The staff are so helpful. This place really is fantastic. If I go back to Pittsburgh, I will definitely stay here again. Book it!!

We had a great stay at Morning Glory Inn. Our room was the clean and quaint. THE BEDS ARE AMAZING! Slept like a baby. We had the Garden room. They serve breakfast but we had to be on the road early that day.

We were very disappointed in the garden room. The room was worn with wallpaper peeling on the ceiling and the walls plus the carpet had numerous worn spots and holes. The most disappointing part of the room was the bathroom. The room is noted as having a full bath. That is not true. There are two closets in the room that have been converted to parts of a bath. If you open one closet door there is a shower stall literally placed inside the closet. So when you shower, you step out of the closet right into the bedroom onto the carpeting. There is absolutely no privacy when you take a shower. The other closet has been turned into the other part of the bathroom. In that closet you will find a pedestal sink and a toilet. If you are a large person you will not fit in this bathroom. We found the best part of this inn to be the location. It’s within walking distance to many restaurants and entertainment venues. Another bright spot at the inn was Joy. She made us a fabulous breakfast. We had fresh fruit, coffee, tea, and a wonderful egg dish with poached eggs on homemade bread with a pesto sauce and Parmesan cheese. We also had a baked tomato seasoned perfectly. The breakfast exceeded our expectations. We did wander the inn a bit and saw other rooms available. The other rooms were much more accommodating than the garden room. If we were to go back, we would just book another room.

My friend and I live almost 800 miles apart and decided to meet in Pittsburgh for the weekend. We were delighted with Morning Glory Inn. The rooms were beautiful, the beds were comfy, the breakfasts were outstanding and the neighborhood shops were in walking distance. We're definitely coming back and bringing our friends.

Recently my husband and I attended a wedding at the morning glory inn. It was a beautiful and quaint bed and breakfast the place you’d want to spend a romantic week end, or have a baby shower. Someplace you’d want your relatives or friends to stay while visiting you or the city of Pittsburgh. A cozy home away from home place. But not a wedding with more than twenty people. The very small out door area is covered in old time bricks that have heaved over the years and makes it very unsuitable for high heels. There is only a tiny covered area in case of rain and only a tiny porch that can accommodate any seating. There is absolutely no where to eat except for inside and there is not much seating you have to hold your plate in your hand. No place to serve food with out spreading it through out the house and out side. Unless you are having a small brunch or breakfast or small meeting with coffee and sweet breads pastries. This is not a good place for a wedding bigger than twenty people. The rooms were neat and clean some with bathrooms. But there is only one bathroom for wedding guests and it was not enough. The owners didn’t seem to be able to figure out if all the rooms were booked or not. Sadly in organized in that respect. Beautiful for all the things mentioned above just not a wedding

We finished up our DC to Pitt bicycle ride and made a great choice to stay on the South Side. Reminded me of Haight Ashbury, but fewer bums. The Morning Glory Inn, however, stands on it's own in any setting. Whatever condition they acquired the building, they did a magnificent job fixing it up. Piano, library, if you hang around, you won't be bored. Weekend bookings are all dependent on whether a wedding party has taken over the place. Which in itself is a very cool wedding venue idea.

Morning Glory Inn is a small gem in a very eclectic neighborhood. The South Side area of Pittsburgh is renewing with a wide range of older residents, large buildings being converted into lofts, young residents, and a variety of nationalities. Two blocks from Morning Glory Inn is Carson St. with a multitude of restaurants, bars, milkshake parlor, fudge factory, and other walk-able interesting destinations. Our room, The Yard, was well appointed. The towels and bedding were top notch. Breakfast!!!! Both breakfasts were excellent! Brittney and Chelsea were very attentive at breakfast. The room and common areas of the house were clean. The patio area was a wonderful place for breakfast. Excellent experience. This is a revitalizing traditional Pittsburgh neighborhood of row houses. Narrow streets, parking is a premium. Make sure you enter your licence plate number when reserving your room for your parking permit.

What a cool place! As you make your way through the wrought iron gate, you'll discover a hidden Courtyard. The magical feeling of being transported out of the hustle and bustle of the city starts to sets in, as you stroll through the brick pathways. Let me tell you about the amazing experience I had here with Lakeisha, a member of my "Adventure Crew" . . . We got lucky this weekend and stayed in the private Villa Suite, situated at the rear of the property. Upon opening the door, We were met with a spectacularly designed and thoughtfully renovated space. With features like custom brick heated-floors and a Jacuzzi tub with rain shower; we both agreed, this place is awesome! It is also specially designed to transform from a master suite into a meeting room or area to host large parties. The next morning, the owner David, took us on a lower-level tour of the main bed and breakfast building. David is an excellent host and was very excited to tell us about the property's history. I enjoyed spending almost an hour with him talking and asking questions. I was very interested to learn about how he developed the business over the years. He explained how they worked hard to find a niche, and now the Morning Glory Inn has become a dream wedding destination. David and his wife have really created a special space on Pittsburgh's South Side. The convenience of this location is also amazing. You are just 2 blocks away from Carson Street, where all the action is at! Carson street is home to numerous attractions, all within a 15-minute walk; restaurants, bars, clubs, grocery stores, bakeries, coffee shops, even a Cheesecake Factory, and REI Sporting Goods store. Want to be downtown near the stadiums and museums? No problem! We were able to jump on the bus and be downtown within minutes for only $2.50 in bus fare. Pittsburgh is also known for a great Uber network. Determining how you want to get around is just another part of the adventure. When our Saturday activities started to wind-down, Carson Street's excitement was just starting to windup. We headed back to the Morning Glory Inn, where we got ready for an evening out to experience the local night life.  Having our evening activities within walking distance of where we were staying was so convenient. Without a doubt I would stay here again and again. I recommend you book a few nights ASAP. The stay I just did was actually my first time using Airbnb. Everything ran super smooth and it was a wonderful first time experience. Finding places to stay like this is what makes traveling so exciting!!   $eans Tip - Try staying somewhere different. Support other locations besides the regular hotel or motel chains. Definitely give Airbnb a shot or search for a locally owned bed and breakfast the next time you travel. That Was Exciting Make Every Day An Adventure!

Telephone call with owner? for last minute reservation, but when we arrived he'd forgotten to mark us down! My fault I didn't check for confirmation email. Room reserved wasn't available but another was. What if they had been full? Arrived to unattended B&B. Had to telephone 3 numbers and wait 20 minutes to get code to enter. Room was very comfortable and ambiance of inn and period details nice. Breakfast of waffles and fruit with no choice of anything seemed inadequate for better B&B. Both my wife and I felt the whole emphasis was on weddings not rooms, although, granted, it is off-season. Coin toss whether we'd stay again; hence average rating.

Sarah Street Pittsburgh PA

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Business center

Located in South Side Flats, Morning Glory Inn is within 2 miles (3 km) of popular attractions such as University of Pittsburgh and PPG Paints Arena. This 5-room, 3.5-star bed & breakfast welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Start your day off right with a free breakfast, offered each morning from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM.


All of Morning Glory Inn's 5 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including free bottled water, ironing boards, and desks. Guests can enjoy cable TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Morning Glory Inn enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center. There's free parking if you drive. Staff members are on hand to provide concierge services and luggage storage. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, a library, and free newspapers.

Room options

Josephine Ormsby Yard

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Attic Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Fireplace

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Margaret Jackson Suite

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

66.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 220 reviews

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