Hotels near University of Pittsburgh
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The University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest universities in the United States. And with over 28,766 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students enrolled each year, it’s also one of the largest. As a result, it can be difficult to find a place to stay around key dates such as move-in weekend and during popular sporting events. 

Hipmunk's Best Hotels near University of Pittsburgh

SpringHill Suites Pittsburgh Bakery Square
SpringHill Suites Pittsburgh Bakery Square
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8.7
Excellent
134 Bakery Square Boulevard, Pittsburgh
from $118
Fairmont Pittsburgh
Fairmont Pittsburgh
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8.9
Excellent
510 Market Street, Pittsburgh
from $192
Courtyard Pittsburgh Shadyside
Courtyard Pittsburgh Shadyside
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8.5
Excellent
5308 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh
from $139
Hampton Inn and Suites Pittsburgh, PA
Hampton Inn and Suites Pittsburgh, PA
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9.1
Excellent
1247 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh
from $126
Sunnyledge Boutique Hotel
Sunnyledge Boutique Hotel
5124-36 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh
from $159
DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh-Downtown, PA
DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh-Downtown, PA
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8.2
Excellent
One Bigelow Square, Pittsburgh
from $119
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Pittsburgh Airport
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Pittsburgh Airport
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7.5
Good
900 Chauvet Dr, Pittsburgh
from $56
Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh-University Place, PA
Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh-University Place, PA
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8.5
Excellent
3454 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh
from $122
Comfort Inn & Suites
Comfort Inn & Suites
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7.0
Good
180 Gamma Drive, Pittsburgh
from $75
Comfort Inn
Comfort Inn
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7.9
Good
4607 McKnight Road, Pittsburgh
from $76
More About Hotels near University of Pittsburgh...

Much of the 132-acre campus, including the famous 42-story Cathedral of Learning, falls within the Oakland Civic Center and Schenley Farms National Historic District. Within this area, there are many cheap accommodation options, including hotels as well as non-traditional places to stay.

Hotels near the University of Pittsburgh Provide Easiest Access

There are several inexpensive hotels located near the university center. The Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center is a good, no-frills hotel within walking distance to the Cathedral of Learning building.

The Hampton Inn Pittsburgh University Center is another great, cost-effective hotel. Conveniently located between Hamlet Street and Forbes Avenue in the heart of campus, you can also take advantage of free passes to the Jewish Community Center’s large, high-end gym. The hotel also has a free washer and dryer available for guest use, which is handy if you’re planning a longer stay at the university.

The Quality Inn University Center is extremely affordable and having just completed massive renovation is looking very new and fresh. Located right off Boulevard of the Allies, this hotel is walking distance to many of the medical buildings.

If you’re looking for more space, check out suite-style hotels like the Shadyside Inn, an all-suite hotel located about six blocks from campus. This hotel offers discounted rates for the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University, Carlow College, and UPMC Hospitals, so be sure to inquire about discounts before booking. Enjoy full kitchens, separate bedrooms, and spacious living rooms within walking distance to many of the university's buildings.

Many of these hotels book up quickly during peak times, so be sure to reserve as early as possible for the best rates.

Look to Non-traditional Accommodations for More Options

If you are not able to book well in advance at one of the hotels mentioned above, consider alternative accommodations near the university. Airbnb offers a range of options, from entire historic homes to private rooms with shared bathrooms. These options give you the opportunity to spread out and take advantage of a kitchen, laundry facilities and other features to make you feel more at home. 

Fully appreciate Pittsburgh’s charm, including historic neighborhoods, cobblestoned streets and pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, by renting a private home during your stay near the University of Pittsburgh. Use Airbnb to rent a historic home in Shadyside, a neighborhood that USA Today recently named “one of the 10 Prettiest Cobblestone Streets in America,” for as little as $226 per night.

Or, rent a room on Airbnb for as little as $30 per night if you’re willing to rent a private room in a house, often with shared bathroom. Explore neighborhoods near the university such as Shadyside and North Oakland, popular for restaurants and bars within walking distance.

If you’re looking to interact with other students and travelers, check out the Not Another Hostel. This owner-run hostel, with a unique donation-based fee structure, can be booked direct or on Airbnb. Upon reservation, you will be sent the exact address, but this hostel is located near the university and also near public transportation options. Suggested nightly donation at the Not Another Hostel is only $25 per night.

With a range of accommodation options near the University of Pittsburgh, you will surely be able to find something to meet the needs of your group.