Called hotel 3 months out for a reservation and was told "we're sold out". So I went to hotels.com and they showed rooms available because they bought up a large block of rooms on contract with Fairmont. So I'm screwed because I now have to pay more than if I booked through Fairmont.
This would never happen at my favorite chain: The 4 Seasons.
Think it cheapens the Fairmont experience when I have to haggle for a room like a used car.
Other than that, it's a very nice property, good rooms, location in downtown, easy car valet, 3rd party spa was nice.
Biggest gripe (besides reservations) was difficulty getting a cab at the hotel, valet called for one and after waiting 30 minutes, I just called Uber and I had a driver in 5 minutes. Ended up using Uber on my trip back and forth to restaurants.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, Fairmont Pittsburgh is within walking distance to the city’s thriving Cultural District, Market Square, eclectic shopping and world-class sporting venues. The Four Diamond, 185-room property is LEED certified at the Gold level. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel Pittsburgh