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Leslie J
Alexandria, Virginia

Nice, but I will for some place else

3.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 May 2024via mobile
Solid choice, our corner suite had two full bathrooms, but things were a little dingy, but not dirty. Room layout was funky. Air conditioner was loud. Nice TVs. Hotel main entrance is not at lobby level. If you have mobility issues, you need to either use a lift to get up to the lobby or drive into the valet parking area to off-load. Valet parking was $30 a night.

The $17 breakfast buffet had horrible eggs. Everything else was fine, but the same as I can get included in my room price at many other hotels. That was disappointing.

Staff was helpful and friendly.
Date of stay: May 2024
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 May 2024

This used to be my favorite place to stay when I was in Pittsburgh on business. First, I do not like that Hilton has changed their policy to a $10 credit for breakfast instead of free. I am a diamond member and I should not have to pay for breakfast. Besides, the breakfast buffet has taken a downturn. Eggs are like rubber!! I am supposed to get a $10 credit each morning, I did not get the credit. Once my corporate card is billed, I cannot fix a billing issue. Next, every night I would get disconnected from my internet every few minutes. Then I would wake up in the middle of the night very hot, the AC turned off due to what must be a motion detector!! There is Marriott property two blocks away. I guess I will be changing hotels on my next visit in June.

Date of stay: May 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 April 2024

Good location near Pitt & CMU, but overall the last place I want to stay. Dingy, rundown place, and incredibly noisy. Definitely avoid if sleep is important.

Room tip: Avoid floors 2-4 due to noise--the 3rd floor gym doesn't have any floor padding, and so it's incredibly loud.
Date of stay: April 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 January 2024

I made a reservation for my 20 year old daughter through expedia. There is no mention of age requirement of 21 years in the rules and restrictions. Front desk refused to honor the reservation, refused to reconsider when we called as parents to vouch for her, refused offer to send another adult to the hotel to check her in, and refused to help in anyway and turned her away past 10PM at night. I subsequently also confirmed that even if you book directly through the hotel website, you can go all the way to the payment screen, click on the rules and terms and there is no mention of the age restriction. Sounds like a nice ploy to take money from people while providing no service with this "hidden" age restriction on a hotel close to a university

Date of stay: January 2024
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Hilton Hilton, Guest Services / Front Office at Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2024

Thank you for recently commenting on our hotel. From all of us here, we are extremely sorry we fell short of your expectations. Please reach out to us directly at 412-688-1989 and we would be happy to assist you further regarding this situation.

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Reviewed 16 November 2023 via mobile

We were here for a wedding on the campus of Pitt. This was a convenient spot for that, just a short 10-15 minute walk or a short Lyft ride away. The property is old, but the rooms were nice enough and the staff was very friendly. The common areas were nice as well. The elevator is slow and quirky, the shower head needs replaced. I understand that the property is getting an update soon, like a lot of properties in the area are going through now.

Date of stay: November 2023
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 November 2023

Shabby. Smelly. Old. Unkept and way past its prime. Room smelled like wet dog. Stayed here Saturday and Sunday, 10/28 and 29 for a family gathering. Dark and dinghy room. Mildew on shower threshold and shower towel bar. Frayed, ratty-looking bedspread. Never received folio via email as promised.
until I called two days later and requested it. On it, they had my address listed as someplace in Las Vegas, NV! Never received an satisfaction survey. Still haven't, even after specifically requesting one.

Room tip: Book elsewhere, unless Hilton undertakes a major make-over for the University Place Hilton Garden Inn.
Date of stay: October 2023
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