Best Hotels in Pittsburgh
Refined and dignified lodgings with a European flair.
With its dignified red brick façade, complete with turret, this building looks as if it belongs in the English countryside. It was built in 1866 for the founder of the Shadyside Hospital; artwork by his oldest daughter adorns the library walls. For visitors to nearby medical facilities, the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, this makes a nice (and reasonably priced) alternative to the chains in the area. There are just eight bedrooms and suites whose décor boldly goes for an eclectic blending of patterns. For example, in one room, you’ll find a plaid bedspread, striped chair and floral wallpaper. What could be busy actually works quite well. The result is fresh and classic at the same time. Amenities include phones and cable TV, as well as such hotel standards as hair dryers and twice-daily maid service. The inn is home to a full restaurant, which is open to the public. Breakfast is available only to guests. During the summer months, morning meals may be taken on the verandah overlooking Millionaires Row. The Club Room is notable for its inlaid glass bar top.