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Old 08-13-2019, 08:38 PM
 
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If you had to spend one night in Pittsburgh and you only had three choices for a hotel which would you choose and why?

1.) Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel
2.) The Oaklander Hotel, Autograph Collection
3.) SPRINGHILL SUITES PITTSBURGH SOUTHSIDE WORKS
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Old Yesterday, 04:12 AM
 
Location: Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh
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Renaissance because I prefer downtown to Oakland or South Side.
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Old Yesterday, 05:46 AM
 
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Oaklander is the nicer hotel, but the Renaissance has a better location. Actually, if a person were only spending one night, the Oaklander wouldn’t be a bad choice because it’s close to the museums and has a great restaurant with fantastic views.

Based on the story selections, I’m assuming the person staying as a Marriott elite status, in which case I would certainly rule out the Springhill suites on the southside, as the potential for upgrades is more limited. Also, the south side sucks.
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Old Yesterday, 06:19 AM
 
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Why just those 3? They are in different parts of town so that might impact decisions, regardless of the specific hotel.
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Old Yesterday, 06:55 AM
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I like the history of this place, but not on your list. This is always my first choice because it is more unique.

https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/pi...medium=organic
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Old Yesterday, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh
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Oaklander is the nicer hotel, but the Renaissance has a better location. Actually, if a person were only spending one night, the Oaklander wouldn’t be a bad choice because it’s close to the museums and has a great restaurant with fantastic views.

Based on the story selections, I’m assuming the person staying as a Marriott elite status, in which case I would certainly rule out the Springhill suites on the southside, as the potential for upgrades is more limited. Also, the south side sucks.
I assumed the same with respect to Marriott status. I had a very bad experience at the restaurant at the Oaklander (basically, was not served or even asked for a drink order for over a half hour after we were seated...we left). Maybe things are better now or maybe we had an off night.

If I wanted evening options, downtown is the better choice than Oakland. For daytime things, like museums, access to parks, Phipps, etc., I agree Oakland might be better.
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Old Yesterday, 07:51 AM
 
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Renaissance because I prefer downtown to Oakland or South Side.

Totally agree on the preference for Downtown.
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Old Yesterday, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (lovely hills but no ocean...)
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I like the history of this place, but not on your list. This is always my first choice because it is more unique.

https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/pi...medium=organic
A work of art. The classiest place in Pittsburgh ever. Still breathtaking. The lobby is just amazing. I feel part of this city's history when inside that place.
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Old Yesterday, 08:17 AM
 
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A work of art. The classiest place in Pittsburgh ever. Still breathtaking. The lobby is just amazing. I feel part of this city's history when inside that place.
The Omni William Penn is grand, but it's also old and stuffy. It's also not a Marriot Bonvoy property, like the others. If I were to suggest a non-Marriot property for the OP, I would not suggest the William Penn unless I knew he/she was over 50.
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Old Yesterday, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (lovely hills but no ocean...)
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The Omni William Penn is grand, but it's also old and stuffy. It's also not a Marriot Bonvoy property, like the others. If I were to suggest a non-Marriot property for the OP, I would not suggest the William Penn unless I knew he/she was over 50.
And most new hotels are cold, unimaginative, harsh, glass, not pretty or warm with sharp corners and will be out of style in a few years. Probably demolished for the latest trend in cheap development. The Wm Penn has been classy for 100 years and counting.
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