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Quality Inn University Center

3401 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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  • Phipps Conservatory
    0.9 km
  • 2 star hotel
  • Free Wifi
Reviewed 21 September 2016
Clean hotel, great staff , close to UOP
Stayed here for two nights while my daughter was attending... more
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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights while my daughter was attending orientation at University of Pittsburgh. The staff was very friendly and helpful, as we were not familiar with the area. They gave us a list of restaurants in the area...including some gluten free places! The shuttle was a great help and our driver Vincenzo was awesome. The fitness center had...

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BenGreiner, Manager at Quality Inn University Center, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest. I'm glad we were able to assist you during your stay. Vincenzo is an amazing team member. We're happy to have him here. We do fill up quickly for special events. We encourage everyone to book far in advance. We hope to see you again in the future. Sincerely, Ben Greiner Assistant General Manager

Western Pennsylvania
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This place is upgrading but has more to do. Our bed was excellent. The room was clean. The staff was pleasant. The balcony has a great view of the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. Being able to park on site is special. Try to deal with the hotel itself. For example, it offers 20 percent discounts for people who are going...

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BenGreiner, Manager at Quality Inn University Center, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us. We're happy to be the most affordable hotel in the area. We offer discounts for those traveling for medical purposes. We offer free parking to all guests. If you're returning to the area, stay with us again! Sincerely, Ben Greiner Assistant General Manager

Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

The Quality Inn at University Center has a great location. We were in town for my father's surgery at the VA hospital, which is very close. The hotel is also near the Natural History Museum and Pitt Campus. While the location is great, the rooms are subpar. Paint is chipping off the walls, the air conditioner smells moldy and the...

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BenGreiner, Manager at Quality Inn University Center, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest. I wish your father the best as he recovers from surgery. We're happy to offer discounts for those that are here for medical purposes. If you must return to the area, please give us a call. Sincerely, Ben Greiner Assistant General Manager

Racine, Wisconsin
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The staff was extremely courteous and helpful. The free shuttle to/from Oakland locations was a nice surprise! The hotel is close to many of Pittsburgh's attractions. Our room was very clean and larger than expected.

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BenGreiner, Manager at Quality Inn University Center, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest. We're happy to offer a complimentary shuttle service throughout the Oakland neighborhood. If you're returning to town, give us a call! Sincerely, Ben Greiner Assistant General Manager

Reviewed 2 September 2016

I was very impressed with the level of customer service I received when requesting assistance with directions, despite my being very stressed - since I was running late. The front desk agent quickly printed out directions that took me right to my appointment and I arrived on time, and thanks to them for all their help.

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BenGreiner, Manager at Quality Inn University Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. It's great to hear that the front desk staff was able to assist you with directions. Pittsburgh can be a very difficult city to navigate. We hope you will stay with us on your next visit to town. Sincerely, Ben Greiner Assistant General Manager

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The hotel was older, but in a very convenient location which is why we chose this hotel. The staff was friendly, especially the shuttle driver. The room we had was facing the road so it was very noisy. The door to the balcony was about to come out of the door framing so it could use some maintenance. No breakfast...

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BenGreiner, Manager at Quality Inn University Center, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest. I am happy you were satisfied with your stay. I apologize for the noise. We are located near several major roads. Some guests find the rooms that face the parking lot side of the building to be quieter. I hope you will return in the future! Sincerely, Ben Greiner Assistant General Manager

Airlie Beach, Australia
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Stayed one night on a road trip & just landed on the Quality Inn. The lady at check in was great. Gave us a room that really suited our needs. Plenty of information for us about shopping , dining & sight seeing in the limited time we had. Definately one of the most courteous & helpful hotels we stayed at...

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BenGreiner, Manager at Quality Inn University Center, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us. It's great to hear you enjoyed your trip. I'm glad Emily was able to make your stay enjoyable. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Ben Greiner Assistant General Manager

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

I love this hotel! What a great place! Excellent room with plenty of space, a wonderful vending area and gym facilities. I especially enjoyed Panera bread on site and would throughly recommend this establishment. I will definitely come back. Rock on Pittsburgh!!!!!!!!

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BenGreiner, Manager at Quality Inn University Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the five star review! I am glad you enjoyed your stay. We're proud to have the attached Panera Bread Cafe. The new fitness room has been a hit with guests, as well. See you again next time! Sincerely, Ben Greiner Assistant General Manager

Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

It's a good, economical choice if you are touring colleges, which can get expensive. Pros: walkable to Pitt and CMU; free parking and wifi; friendly staff; clean. Cons: very dated and showing wear - but you're not going to be in your room much, anyway. The people in the room next door were smoking, and the front desk immediately got...

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BenGreiner, Manager at Quality Inn University Center, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. We're happy to be located close to the universities. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Ben Greiner Assistant General Manager

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

This Quality Inn is a bit old but very clean. The staff is wonderful. We met Vincenzo at the front desk. He was professional yet friendly and very helpful. A real gentleman There is a Panera within the hotel building. You can get to it via the hotel elevator. No going outside!!! This Panera closes at 9 pm. There is...

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BenGreiner, Manager at Quality Inn University Center, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. I am pleased to hear that your stay was comfortable and that our amenities made your stay enjoyable. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Ben Greiner Assistant General Manager

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Quality Inn® University Center hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Pittsburgh's cultural, university and medical districts. It is within walking distance from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) health system, including UPMC Presbyterian, UPMC Montefiore and Magee Women's Hospital of UPMC. Carlow University, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University are all within two miles. Nearby attractions include Pittsburgh Playhouse performing arts center, Schenley Park, Phipps Conservatory, Carnegie Museum of Art and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Free transportation is provided to these locations, as well as to UPMC Shadyside hospital, Western Pennsylvania (West Penn) Hospital and VA Pittsburgh - University Drive. Still looking for more to do? Check out these additional area attractions: PNC Park, Heinz Field, CONSOL Energy Center, Stage AE, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Carnegie Science Center with Highmark SportsWorks, Andy Warhol Museum, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, National Aviary, Kennywood amusement park and Sandcastle water park. We are located only 20 miles from the Pittsburgh International Airport, 12 miles from the Allegheny County Airport, less than two miles from the Greyhound bus terminal, two miles from Megabus and less than three miles from Union Station Amtrak station. All hotel guests will enjoy: Free parking, Free wireless high-speed Internet access, Free 24-hour coffee service, Free weekday newspaper and free local calls and Fitness center. Panera Bread is located on the hotel premises, and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A variety of restaurants and lounges are within walking distance, and our friendly staff is always happy to make recommendations. Business travelers will appreciate conveniences like voice mail and spacious work desks. All guest rooms at this Pittsburgh, PA hotel include private balconies, coffee makers, irons, ironing boards and cable television including HBO. Select rooms come equipped with microwaves and refrigerators. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the Quality Inn University Center provides friendly customer service, cozy accommodations and affordable rates to everyone visiting the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Quality Inn University Center

Address: 3401 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Pittsburgh
Price Range: $131 - $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Quality Inn University Center 2.5*
Number of rooms: 119
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Pittsburgh Quality Inn
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“If you're paying more than $85 here, you're paying too much. The ice machine is noisy as hell.”
  • Bad caulk job
  • Small bathroom
  • Ugly table, ugly chair, decent end table, nice lamp, nice wall color
  • Standing view from balcony. No chairs to sit on...but you can't see anything anyway if you sit
  • I bet I could slide under there and visit my neighbor
  • Too-tall wall
  • Bad caulk job
  • Old door
 of 5 bubbles DanielTripper, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you care for a view of Oakland, which includes the Cathedral of Learning, ask when reservations are made”
 of 5 bubbles 85murrayl, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“dont recommend at all”
 of 5 bubbles stephanierI5436DW, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Don't choose a room facing the road, its too noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles 430lm, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“even though we were in the middle of the floor, it was fairly quiet except for emergency vehicles outside.”
 of 5 bubbles rosifraz, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
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