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hotel for family with 2 kids

Looking for a decent, reasonably priced hotel, in or around Pittsburgh for a family with 2 kids. Hotel would preferably have a pool. Basically need 2 beds and a pool and be 45 minutes or less to the zoo and kennywood amusement park. Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: hotel for family with 2 kids

There is a Courtyard Marriott Homestead/Waterfront which is about a 5-10 minute drive from Kennywood. It has a pool and I assume it is a decent place, but I've never stayed there.

From there, the zoo would be about a 20 minute drive.

This hotel is in a big shopping area called the Waterfront, so you'd be near lots of restaurants, a great over-the-top Loew's movie theater, and various big-box chain stores. It is handy, but not at all charming.

There is a Holiday Inn Select on Lytton Street in the Oakland area. That would be more like a 20-25 minute drive to Kennywood, 15 minute drive to the zoo. Oakland is a neighborhood with both Pitt and CMU campuses, Carnegie museums. Has funkier non-chain restaurants (some chains too, but not like the Waterfront).

These are two suggestions, very different from each other. Good luck. Kennywood is great.

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2. Re: hotel for family with 2 kids

2 years ago, my husband and I stayed at a marriott courtyard in pittsburgh with our 5 month old daughter. We're planning to go there again at the end of May and will hopefully stay in the same place.

Great hotel. They have free buffett breakfast. Fresh fruit, cereal, pancakes, coffe, juice. Very nice pool and jaccuzi. The neighborhood itself wasn't that nice and very hilly. But with a car, you can get anywhere from the hotel. They do charge extra for parking.

The room we stayed in was a one bedroom with a couch and a full kitchen with dishes, dishwasher, stove, refrigerator. With a little baby, this was perfect for us and it wasn't that much more than a regular room.

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3. Re: hotel for family with 2 kids

It's less than 8 miles from Kennywood to the zoo and would probably take you 20 min. or so. A good idea would be to check the Kennywood website. Many of the Pittsburgh area hotels have package deals which include tickets to the park, they're all listed on the site. A Yahoo maps search using either address can show you "what's close to what".

Since Kennywood is a good bit more expensive than the zoo, that might be the way you'd want to go.

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