Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel

, Pittsburgh, United States
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Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel

4 star

Rooms: 300

107 6th Street - Pittsburgh - Pennsylvania - 15222 - United States Hotel Website | 412 562 1200
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6 stays later, still a joy

from A TripAdvisor Member
I am a fussy frequent traveler. I place a high value on the following:

Overall condition of the room (paint, furnishings, plumbing, heating/AC), quietness, comfort of the bed, room cleanliness (esp bathroom and linens).

Too often a lobby is spectacular, but the room is mundane. The linens have 'things' in them... The A/C is noisey and keeps me up all night...there is always something.

Well, the Renaissance Pittsburgh is a 10. No one else in the 100-200 dollar a night category has ever gotten a 10 in my book.

Linens-soft, comfy, no 'hotel wash' smell, Clean as home. Room- magnificent condition. Bathrooms all marble and ceramic tile in beautiful condition and spotless. Abundant, large, clean, soft towels. Furniture is nice, colonial, classey and in great condition. A/C and heating is almost transparent in it's perfection. Nice tall room. If you are lucky, you get a room w/ a view of the river and the stadiums across the water. Night views of the golden triangle will please you.

Hotel staff- one of the few that has a staff that is genuinely friendly. Lobby- magnificent- Grandure from a better vanished time still lives here. Architecture- magnificent when you get far enough away to see it as a whole.

Parking- valet service is fast. A little hard to pull up to the front of the hotel due to all the street traffic, but I rarely had to wait to be able to pull up to within a few spaces from the lobby.

A staffer told me of some of the Hotel's past. At one time, next door (now a parking garage) was a twin building of the hotel, that was torn down during the misguided urban renewals of the 60s. Too bad.

In the 70s, the remaining (current) building hosted a disco and club. Things looked shakey, but the gods of classic hotels smiled, and the Renaissance chain has restored the splendor to a hotel that remains for me, my all-time best experience.

great location

from tuxgirlc
This hotel was the perfect location for our weekend trip. We drove in for the football game. As recommended we parked directly across the street for $10. The room was very small-it was however nicely decorated and the bathroom was oversized.
We ordered room service (very good) twice and had breakfast at OPUS (overpriced). All of the staff were very pleasant. The hotels best feature is its location to both PNC park and HEINZ field. Our short walk to the football stadium was a great introduction to the city.

Very nice hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
This was a wonderful property. I expected the rooms to be small, as it is one of those old fancy hotels, but our rooms was very comfortable and plenty big. very nice lobby, and nice meeting room, where we had our conference and dinner. i worked out for free next door, as a hotel guest, at the gym. I wouldn't even look anywhere else if i ever go back to Pittsburgh.

Absolutely the Best!!!!!!!!!!

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed here while visiting Pittsburgh in September 2004 and absolutely LOVED IT!!! This is the best hotel. The staff is fabulous and the hotel is gorgeous. We had a great room on the 11th floor with 2 windows looking out on the river and 2 windows looking into the arch. We could not have received a better room. The rooms are beautiful and very clean. This hotel is definately worth the price. There is no place we will stay other than the Renaissance on our next trip to Pittsburgh. Also, a must-stop is the winebar in the lobby. Great wine & great conversation.

Great Hotel, EXCEPT

from A TripAdvisor Member
They don't properly treat their water. You can't rinse the soap and shampoo off, due to the water being too hard or too soft. Picture this...a fancy lobby, wonderful furniture, great location, comfortable beds, Bath and Body Works products, exercise facilities,...and showering with a gallon jug of water from the 7-11 down the street. I stayed here three times, and had this happened to me 2 of the 3 times. I called management about it, but they just ignored me until I gave up. The public areas don't have the water problem, just the guest rooms. Otherwise, it's a great hotel.

The Renaissance Pittsburgh is THE BEST!

from A TripAdvisor Member
I have NEVER written a letter like this before and I am 62 years old, but I think this is needed to be said. My sister Melody Bush and I spent July 9-11, 2004 at the Renaissance Pittsburgh and we never have had such a wonderful experience before. From the time we pulled up at the hotel, the doorman helped us with our luggage, we met bellman David MacDermott, he took us to our room and explained the policies of the hotel and recommended restaurants, he was a DELIGHT! We told him we wanted to get our haircut, and he MADE an appointment for us both for the next day at a local salon near the hotel. He suggested where we go for lunch and dinner, and we did, and what a great time we had. We were in Pittsburgh for a performance of the Music Man at the Benedum Ctr and David told us to "watch in the Lobby" for some of the stars and we did, and sure enough, we got to see Ed Begley Jr. and Illeanna Douglas up close and hoped to see Jeff Goldblum but he was not available, so needless to say, we were Very Happy to see them!!! I cannot say enough about the service in the hotel restaurant down to the doorman who always happily opened the doors for us. I hope you know how lucky you are to have David as an employee and spokesperson for the Renaissance Pittsburgh. He is one of the reasons we will always stay there when in Pittsburgh. What a fine hotel to be a guest at! As I stated before, I have never written such a letter, either good or bad, but I just felt I had to say something praising the Renaissance Pittsburgh and your employees, especially David. Hope to stay there again real soon, Sincerely, Brenda Jacobs

Wonderful Hotel

from JMA07
We stayed at the Renaissance PIttsburgh last weekend and had a wonderful stay. Everyone who worked there was very friendly and professional. It's is a lovely old building, beautifully restored. Our room could not have been more comfortable. It was huge, and had a lovely bathroom with plenty for space to spread out. The bed was one of the most comfortable I've ever had in a hotel. We were impressed with the heating/cooling system, which was quiet and quick to respond. The location is great--on the river, just a short walk over the bridge to the baseball game. As for the food, we only ate breakfasts there. We found it excellent, though the service was a little slow. It was our only gripe during a wonderful stay. We'd be happy to come back again.

Awesome!

from A TripAdvisor Member
While the city of Pittsburgh leaves much to be desired, this hotel was the saving grace of my trip. I was there on business and stayed 3 nights. It was comfortable, clean and relaxing. The lobby and rooms are clean and tastefully decorated; the staff is both helpful and personable. The hotel restaurant provided great food and exceptional service.I look forward to staying here again and I HATE staying at hotels!

A Great Hotel

from Nitanylion
Stayed at the Renaissance the weekend of Feb 14-16. The hotel has the feel of an upscale boutique style hotel. The rooms are a little on the small side, but plenty big enought for two people. The bathrooms are large with new marble floors. The lobby is beautiful and a fun place to sit and watch people head out to the theatres. No need to valet park for $23.00 when there is $5.00 per night parking DIRECTLY across the street. Rooms are extremely clean and comparble to a Ritz Carlton in condition. Once again the Marriott Staff are top notch. Can't wait to return!!!!

nice place

from freods
My wife and I needed a getaway weekend and tried the Pittsburgh Renaissance Hotel. My business takes me to many luxurious resorts and hotels so I have something to compare the place to. First, the architecture is impressive and gives the lobby an intimate boutique feel with many nooks to preserve privacy. The room we had was river front and was first class if a bit small. The bathroom with its marble floor was very nice. Both were very clean. The folks who worked there were cheerful and helpful, particularly when we checked in. The bellman explained the valet parking vs. self park and even made dinner reservations at Opus, the hotel restaurant, for us. We wanted to park in the morning at the hotel, spend the day in town, and then check in at 3 or 4 when the room was ready; however, when we stopped at the hotel at 11:30 am we found that the room was ready and we checked in then. We self parked across the street for 5 per 24 hours. Incredible.
Valet parking was 23. Now, the only downside to the weekend was Opus and Bridges, the lobby bar. Opus is not inexpensive by Pittsburgh standards. 22 to 35 per entree. Salad or soup extra. I thought the waitress we had could have been more professional. I don't think "still working on that, honey" is an appropriate comment at a supposedly upscale restaurant. Frankly, my entree disappointed (it was a special); however my wife's crabcake was the best I had tasted. Also each table had a bottle of flavored olive oil on it, unfortuately ours was sticky with finger prints on it. Breakfast, however, was superb. The lobby bar was somewhat dirty, though the staff was pleasant. Possibly they could spend less time talking and more time wiping the bar and cleaning the glasses. The head would die instantly in the beer glasses. Some details need worked out before I could say the place was outstanding but we still had a great time. I would highly recommend the hotel but not Opus at those prices. There is a place around the corner in the old Roosevelt Hotel called Franco Bravo that I would recommend.

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Driving in Pittsburgh Driving in Pittsburgh can be challenging to say the least. Road names are not always listed. There are several one way streets, a lot of traffic in the downtown area, and the bridges are especially confusing - especially the West End. If you are renting a car, make sure you get exact locations from point A to point B with landmarks and find out which lane you are supposed to be in in advance. The roads are even confusing to locals so don't give up. Just be patient and ignore any rude drivers you may encounter. Most people in Pittsburgh are really nice no matter what Sienna Miller says!!!!!

A Trip to Fallingwater Take a car trip to the Frank Lloyd Wright house at Fallingwater. It is really beautiful.

The parking garage When you don't know the area you just might decide... oh valet the car. The hotel has a 15 loading area right in front. Then just turn the wheel to the left and enter the 5 DOLLAR parking garage instead. 5 bucks for the whole weekend. It took up about 2 minutes to get from the door of the hotel to our car, as we drove away I noticed the people waiting for the 25 dollar valet were still waiting.

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  • Address: 107 6th Street - Pittsburgh - Pennsylvania - 15222 - United States
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