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“Wonderful Historic Hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Priory Hotel
Ranked #6 of 68 Hotels in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Brookville, Ohio
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful Historic Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2012

My husband and I spent one night in this hotel. The hotel is wonderful. The building is old and historic. The rooms are small but comfortable. It is in a location: close to the football stadium and casino. The hotel has a shuttle service. The driver has helpful, friendly and courteous.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank RitaFromOH
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Youngstown, Ohio
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2012

My husband and I stayed at The Priory Hotel as a quick get-away to celebrate our anniversary. Prior to booking, I read numerous reviews; so many of them were positive, I decided to take a chance and try something new. Our drive in was not so good...torrential downpour, traffic, tornado warning, missed exit. We couldn't wait to get there. Upon arrival, parking was conveniently located across the street and we checked into our room right away. Our room was wonderful had an interesting view. Everything was clean and well appointed. We had dinner reservations at Cioppino in the Strip District and were very happy that a shuttle was available to take us over. Henry was our designated driver and he was very pleasant - my husband enjoyed a conversation with him centered around college football We didn't have a late night so when we got back, we enjoyed a few drinks at the Monk Bar and subsequently had a good night sleep. Breakfast was just right for us, we enjoyed some time in the dining room before we checked out. Before we headed home, we made another stop in the Strip District and did a little shopping at the various specialty markets. In conclusion, The Priory Hotel truly was a very enjoyable experience, we liked the location for it's history and uniqueness. We will certainly be back!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TAMW70
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Charleston, West Virginia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Priory on a quick trip to Pittsburgh for a Braves game. The hotel is very charming and quaint. It feels like something both out of a different time and continent. We were in a large suite which was very spacious and well kept. The bathroom left a little to be desired but, considering the age and historic nature of the building, we were very pleased across the board. The Priory offers an excellent shuttle service and we enjoyed Henry's conversation on our ten minute trip to and from the park. The hotel is not in a prime location, its biggest drawback, and we were happy not to have to walk downtown. However, what we loved the most about the Priory was Monk's bar and particularly Alex who took good care of us there. The small bar (built into an old walk-in safe) had an excellent drink menu which was full of traditional libations as well as different mixologist's own personal creations. Alex not only kept us laughing and topped off but he put great care and detail into his craft. Without reservation I let him know that he created the best Old Fashioned that I had ever been served.

We will certainly stay at the Priory again and would even swing by for a drink or two at happy hour if we were in the area.

It should be noted that we did not try any of the food at the hotel nor did we ever look at a menu. Therefore my "Excellent" rating of the restaurant reflects merely our experience at the bar. I'm also not certain that it would be the best accomodations for those travelling with children.

Room Tip: We found the large suite to be more than comfortable for two. I doubt any of the rooms offer except...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Jona_Esq
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Catawba Island
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2012

I lived in Pittsburgh for 34 years and had never visited the Priory. I moved to another city and recently brought a date back to see the Three Rivers City. We stayed at the Priory because she wanted a "city" experience. What a wonderful surprise the hotel was. We had a large, clean, charmiingly furninshed room overlooking a small, courtyard with a fountain. We could also see the stained glass window detail of a church that was once housed in the hotel's Northside complex of buildings. There is a cozy bar serving a variety of unique cocktails, and an excellent continental breakfast is included in the room rate (the pastries are all from a local bakery also belonging to the hotel's owners). Another welcomed service was the gratis hotel-operated shuttle that drove us to/from a variety of sites. The driver was very knowledgable and provided details about the city that even I didn't know after all my years of living there! The only negative was that the bathroom was quite small. I highly recommend the Priory to anyone who wants a memorable hotel stay while visiting Pittsburgh!

Room Tip: Ask for one of the rooms with the courtyard view!
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Craig K
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Palatine, Illinois
Level Contributor
38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2012 via mobile

Very quaint hotel. Great bartenders and van service. If you like to take walks from your hotel this one probably isn't for you. There's nothing in the immediate area except a grocery store but the area is on the sketchy side. Great location for pnc park though. Breakfast was good but they have a serious fruit fly problem there which was a turn off.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank LuvBullsSoxHawks
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JohnEGraf, Owner at The Priory Hotel, responded to this review, 2 October 2012
I am very pleased that this guest overall enjoyed his experience at our property. We do strive to make each guest's stay a comfortable and memorable experience, and it appears that we did achieve that here. With regard to the fruit fly issue, like most places we do occasionally have a problem with those pests. When it does happen, we address it immediately and remediate the problem, and that has occurred here. I do apologize for any inconvenience. We do very much appreciate this guest bringing the matter to our attention, however, as it is honest feedback that helps us improve. Regarding our surroundings, I think perhaps this guest did not explore as much as he or she could have, as there are many cool and interesting destinations within an easy 10 minute walk of our location, including the National Aviary, the Andy Warhol Museum, PNC Park, the Children's Museum, the Photo Antiquities Museum, and a number of fun and interesting restaurants. We'd be really happy to tour this guest, or anyone else around who would like to see all that our neighborhood, Deutschtown, has to offer!
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Honolulu, Hawaii
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2012

My husband and I came out for a Steelers game and loved this hotel. Breakfast was good, they have a little buffet and I brought a plate back to our room every morning so we could have breakfast in bed. We caught the 28 flyer from the airport to downtown pitt and then the shuttle picked us up from there. Its so convienent and free! The shuttle driver "Henry" was the best! So friendly and gave us great tips on where to go. The only reason why I gave it 4 stars is because of the area & the front desk guy "Mark." The area has a market on the corner and it seemed to have a lot of skeechy people there. Felt a tad bit incomfortable walking by. But then again, just catch the shuttle and you will have no problem at all. The front desk guy "Mark" wasn't as friendly as all the other people who worked there. He seemed bothered everytime I would ask him a question or call for the shuttle. Besides that we had a wonderful time!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Rachel H
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Cincinnati
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2012

Travelled to Pittsburgh for a Steelers game and the hotel that we normally stay at was booked so the gentleman that answered the phone offered to book us another hotel and luckily it was The Priory. The entire staff was wonderful, the hotel rooms were very clean and beautiful. The hotel has so much histoy is was just fun reading about it all in the room. We enjoyed a wonderful breakfast which included fresh fruit, meats and cheeses, bagels, pastries and more. It was nice enough to sit out in the courtyard for breakfast. Also dont miss the Monk Bar. A free shuttle is available and it was our means of transportation the entire trip. Thanks again to The Priory for a fantastic stay. We will definitely be back again soon.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Rjdurango
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Property: The Priory Hotel
Address: 614 Pressley St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone Number:
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Pittsburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Pittsburgh
#6 Family Hotel in Pittsburgh
#20 Business Hotel in Pittsburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Priory Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A former Benedictine Monastery, the Priory Hotel is a boutique hotel located in the heart of Pittsburgh's historic Deutschtown district. Built in 1888 (with a new addition which opened in January 2011), the Priory offers late 19th century historic ambiance, with all of the modern amenities, including flat screen televisions, in-room safes and coffee service, and complimentary hard wired and wireless Internet service. The Priory is within easy walking distance of many Pittsburgh attractions, including the Andy Warhol Museum, National Aviary, PNC Park and Heinz Field, and is less than a mile from downtown Pittsburgh. The Priory Hotel offers a complimentary European-style Continental breakfast every morning; parking is complimentary as well. Don't feel like leaving the property? Our Monks' Bar is open daily, and you can enjoy a cool drink in our cozy sitting room (with a wood burning fireplace), or out in our garden courtyard. ... more   less 
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