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Hanover, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town for New Years Eve and a Steelers game. We usually stay downtown, but prices were through the roof, so we compromised and booked a stay here. It was nice to have free parking. There was an area shuttle, but apparently, they only drive you within Oakland limits. We used Uber most of the time (approximately $10...

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

Thank you for being our guest. I am glad you stayed at our hotel. We are happy to be a short distance from Downtown and the stadium area. We're close to several bus lines that serve Downtown. Our local shuttle can take you to many attractions within the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. If you're returning to the city, give us...

Courtice, Canada
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here the past weekend and it was great. We came in for the Pittsburgh Steelers game. Place was packed but at night was quiet The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was clean and cozy. The coffee shop in the main level (Panera) was a bonus

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

Thank you for being our guest. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Please let us know what we can do to earn a five star rating. We're always looking for ways to improve our hotel and service. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Ben Greiner Assistant General Manager

Reviewed 20 November 2016

Stayed here for an emergency visit to the hospital and the staff is so kind and compassionate. The shuttle service is one of the great amenities. Room was clean and no complaints with that. Lobby is inviting as well. Will continue to stay here.

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

Thank you for staying with us. I wish you the best with everything at the hospital. If we can be of further assistance, please let us know. Sincerely, Ben Greiner Assistant General Manager

Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed 16 November 2016

It pains me a bit to give a "less than" review of this place because the staff is so nice...but it is what it is. The good: It's in a nice walkable area, not too far from bus stops. Several interesting campuses are close by. There's free parking but you share it with the Panera Bread crowd....so who knows, if...

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

Thank you for being our guest and for submitting your comments regarding your stay. I know you have many options when choosing a hotel in Pittsburgh. I'm happy you chose the Quality Inn - University Center. I can honestly tell you that the team here is one of the best I've ever encountered; and I've been to many hotels. I...

Reviewed 12 November 2016

I have stayed here several times over the years. Remodeling improvements are very nice. The location is superb. Many many attractions to visit there in Oakland. Near Univ of Pgh, and Carnegie Mellon (& others I believe). Easy short drive to downtown and Squirrel Hill. The hotel provides a shuttle van with the kindest driver, Emily! She will act as...

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

Thanks for the kind words! I'm glad that we can be your "home away from home" during your visits to Pittsburgh. It's nice to know that out of all of the lodging options you have, you continue to stay with us. It was a pleasure having you as our guest again. If we can be of service in the future,...

Staunton, Virginia
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We stayed here while visiting our granddaughter at Pitt. Even though an older hotel, it was clean and the staff were very polite and helpful. Walking distance to university buildings was a plus for not having to pay parking. There is a Paneara Bread below which is nice.

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

Thank you for being our guest. I am pleased you enjoyed your recent stay with us. If your travels bring you back through Pittsburgh, please contact us! Sincerely, Ben Greiner Assistant General Manager

Reviewed 2 November 2016

The hotel was convenient for our Pitt university tour, but the good ends there. The bathroom was very dirty. The two electrical outlets I used were so loose as to be detached from the wall. The towel bar in the bathroom was also hanging off the wall ready to fall off. I informed the front desk- reply "they'll come to...

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

Thanks for being our guest. I apologize for the problems you encountered with your room. We will work to ensure similar problems do not occur again. If we can be of further assistance to you now or in the future, please contact us. Sincerely, Ben Greiner Assistant General Manager

Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Didn't go in with high expectations. Got what I expected. On the plus side, the room was clean and bed was comfortable, parking was free and easy. Nice HDTV, but otherwise dated furnishings. Lots of bathroom issues-first room had a sink with stopper stuck in down position. Moved to second room. Large bathroom mirror was partly off its mount. Tub/shower...

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

Thank you for staying with us. I am glad you enjoyed your visit to our hotel. In 2017, we plan to paint the exterior of the building. We feel this will improve the look of the hotel. We're excited to make this improvement so that all guests can have a better overall experience. We hope you will return in the...

Antioch, Illinois
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Quality Inn is your basic 3 star hotel but is great for those who wish to visit nearby hospitals and colleges. We choose Quality Inn because of their free hourly shuttle to Children's Hospital were we had a grandchild staying. The hotel was clean and offered tv, newspapers, computer and coffee in the lobby. No breakfast but they did have...

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

Thank you for staying with us. It's nice to hear you enjoyed your stay. I'm glad our amenities made your stay more comfortable. We hope you will return in the future. Sincerely, Ben Greiner Assistant General Manager

Reviewed 7 October 2016

Hotel has no clear sign where the entrance is. Staff was friendly, room is large but not so clean, hair and the likes on the floor, looks like it hasn't been cleaned properly before. Price was okay and so was location.

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

Thanks for being our guest. I apologize you were unable to find the hotel entrance. Panera Bread has entrances on the front and rear of the building and the hotel's entrance is on the side. There is a large porte-cochere where guests can unload their luggage. We hope you will return in the future. Sincerely, Ben Greiner Assistant General Manager

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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

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Address: 3401 Blvd of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3906
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Pittsburgh
Price Range: RM447 - RM702 (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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