The Best Hotels to Book Near Highland Park, Pittsburgh

Stay close to the green spaces of Highland Park on your next trip to Pittsburgh
Stay close to the green spaces of Highland Park on your next trip to Pittsburgh | © Amy Cicconi / Alamy Stock Photo
Anna Kambourakis

The best boutique and luxury hotels near Highland Park in Pittsburgh honor the unique heritage of Steel City through minor details and grandiose tributes – and they’re bookable on Culture Trip.

Pittsburgh is a city with a rich history, from its gilded era during the steel and coal mining days when the waterways made it ideal for transport. Nowadays, Pittsburgh is a trendy city where you can enjoy a vast diversity of culinary options, arts, theater and sporting events. Many historic buildings have been converted into upscale, sophisticated hotels that seamlessly blend the city’s legacy with modern travel needs.

1. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh

Chain Hotel, Hotel

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The exquisite Kimpton Hotel Monaco is in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, about 15 minutes’ drive from Highland Park, boldly designed with unexpected pops of bright colors and patterns, unique sculptures and artwork throughout – and rather whimsical details. Despite being a luxury property fit for the swankiest of guests, the vibe is very welcoming here and pays homage to the humble roots of this steel town. Enjoy one of their dozens of German beers on the rooftop Biergarten or updated American cuisine in their posh restaurant.

2. Omni William Penn Hotel

Suite Hotel

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You’ll feel like you’re in an old Hollywood movie when you stay at the Omni William Penn. To be fair, it’s hosted dozens of movie stars and celebrities within its walls over the last 100 years. The hotel has recently undergone a massive renovation, bringing the Grande Dame of Pittsburgh up to the standards of the discerning modern luxury traveler – while maintaining its classic glamorous design. Omni Willian Penn has repeatedly received awards for its culinary offerings – so be sure to book a Saturday High Tea in their historic Terrace Room.

3. Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh East Liberty

Chain Hotel, Hotel

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From the moment you step into the lobby with gold tufted walls and mirrored furniture, you’ll know you’ve made the right choice booking Hotel Indigo. The hip boutique hotel has beautifully designed rooms with hardwood floors, bold color details and touches of design that pay homage to the theatrical history of the neighborhood. Between the spa-like bathrooms and ultra-comfortable beds, your room becomes a personal oasis after a day of exploring the city, with Highland Park just under 1.5mi (2.4km) away.

4. Distrikt Hotel Pittsburgh


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The midcentury-modern design of the Distrikt Hotel beautifully honors the industrial history of Steel City. The hotel has cool blue, gray and, of course, black and gold hues throughout the lobby and rooms. The hotel is within walking distance of all major attractions – and the rooftop terrace provides a marvelous view of the city, which is especially magical at night.

5. Cambria Pittsburgh

Chain Hotel, Hotel

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A particularly perfect hotel for guests traveling for work, Cambria Pittsburgh, in the business district, has considered every detail for a convenient stay. The business center with printing, fax/copy and mailing services is open 24 hours. Meet coworkers in the spacious lobby – with furniture laid out with meetings in mind or after work for happy hour in the hotel bar. The rooms are oversized with comfy beds and blackout drapes to assure you’ll wake up refreshed and ready to close a deal.

6. The Priory


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This historic building was once a Benedictine monastery and still has gorgeous vaulted cathedral ceilings. The rooms and common areas are filled with antique furniture but are updated to provide all the necessities for the modern traveler – like high-speed internet and a business and fitness center. Enjoy a drink in the Victorian courtyard and garden or at the hotel bar, appropriately named the Monk. The hospitality and friendly service you’ll receive here are at levels only achieved by small family-owned and operated properties.

7. Marriott Renaissance

Chain Hotel, Hotel

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Inside the historic Fulton Building in the Cultural District, Marriott Renaissance is a great place to stay for a concert, theatrical performance or hockey game at Heinz Field. The lobby is imposing with large arches and a mezzanine balcony – while the rooms are elegant and stylish with modern furniture and pops of bright colors. Enjoy views of downtown and the Allegheny River from your room or one of the delicious dining options available at the hotel.

8. Mansions on Fifth


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As the name suggests, Mansions on Fifth is a converted grandiose residence from the Golden Era of Pittsburgh – at the turn of the last century. The opulent and sophisticated decor will make you feel like you’ve traveled back in time to a simpler yet more glamorous life. Just 3mi (5km) south of Highland Park, a stay at the mansion is an escape from the high-demand, hectic pace of modern life and a luxurious place to unplug and unwind. The renovated boutique hotel has few guest rooms, which assures personalized attention from the very friendly hotel staff.

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