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

Hyatt Place Pittsburgh-North Shore
Hyatt Place Pittsburgh-North Shore
|
8.6
Excellent
260 North Shore Dr, PITTSBURGH
from $114
Holiday Inn Express Pittsburgh-North (Harmarville)
Holiday Inn Express Pittsburgh-North (Harmarville)
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7.8
Good
10 Landings Drive, Harmarville
from $88
Omni William Penn Hotel
Omni William Penn Hotel
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8.9
Excellent
530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh
from $135
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
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7.4
Good
600 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh
from $128
Shadyside Inn All Suites Hotel
Shadyside Inn All Suites Hotel
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9.1
Excellent
5405 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh
from $111
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 $111
Courtyard Pittsburgh Airport Settlers Ridge
Courtyard Pittsburgh Airport Settlers Ridge
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9.0
Excellent
5100 Campbells Run Road, Pittsburgh
from $89
DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh-Green Tree, PA
DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh-Green Tree, PA
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8.2
Excellent
500 Mansfield Avenue, Pittsburgh
from $84
Sunnyledge Boutique Hotel
Sunnyledge Boutique Hotel
5124-36 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh
from $159
Hampton Inn and Suites Pittsburgh, PA
Hampton Inn and Suites Pittsburgh, PA
|
9.1
Excellent
1247 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh
from $126
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.