I thoroughly enjoyed this hotel in Pittsburgh. We chose to do self-parking at a weekend/holiday rate of $5 for a 24 hour period. Well worth it when compared to the $29 valet fee (plus tips). The garage immediately adjacent to the hotel did not accommodate my pickup truck (too tall for the 6'0" limit), but the bell hop was kind enough to direct us to the next closest garage that could accommodate us (the Oliver Street garage), which was only about 1.5 to 2 blocks away.
At check-in, we asked about getting a King bed (we were booked into a queen bed). Unfortunately, the hotel was fully booked, so we couldn't get a King that first night. However we were offered to switch to a King bed the next night if we wished. Margareta was the front desk person who helped us. She was terrific and very kind. After discussing the options, she ended up putting us in a room on the 9th floor (#978, I believe) which was small but had incredible views - exactly what we asked for (and exactly as she had described it to us). We ended up not even taking her up on the offer to switch to a King the following night because we liked our queen room with the view so much! Yes, it was pretty small, but very comfortable and with all of the expected amenities including a mini fridge and coffee maker. The bathroom was a decent size, and the closet was very large. The windows opened a little bit to allow in fresh air if we wanted.
We popped our head into the Speakeasy, but didn't stay, figuring that we'd go back the next night for a drink. Unfortunately, it didn't occur to us that the next night was Sunday and they'd be closed. Oh well. It looked cool when we stopped by, anyway.
All in all, we really enjoyed this hotel. The bed was super comfortable and the service was top notch. I'd go back in a heartbeat. Oh, and to top it all off, I got a super, super, super good rate by bidding through Priceline. You can't beat that!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This classic downtown hotel, known as the "Grand Dame" of Pittsburgh, has defined history and elegance since its opening in 1916. A recent multi-million dollar renovation modernized this property to meet the needs of today's traveler. This luxury property is known for its outstanding service, guest room accommodation, award-winning dining and its city center location. The Omni William Penn is situated in the heart of downtown with easy access to sporting, culture, shopping and dining. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Omni Hotel Pittsburgh
- Omni Pittsburgh
- Pittsburgh Omni