Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Allegheny River and the Monongahela River, which together form the Ohio River. It was an important industrial centre in the early 20th century, which is why it’s known as the Steel City and the City of Bridges – there are hundreds of steel buildings and bridges across the downtown area. Explore the rich cultural legacy here, including the Andy Warhol Museum and the Carnegie Museum of Art. But before you venture out, choose your base from our selection of the best luxury hotels in Pittsburgh – all bookable via Culture Trip.
Named after Pittsburgh’s historic Oakland neighborhood, where the hotel is located, The Oaklander is an absolute beauty. There’s a hint of art deco in the teal-blue, off-white and slate-gray rooms and suites that offer views of the city. If you want to enjoy a luxury hotel in Pittsburgh, while simultaneously being just minutes away from attractions such as the Carnegie Library, the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History, or Carnegie Music Hall, The Oaklander is the perfect place.
The Four Diamond Fairmont Pittsburgh has 185 luxurious rooms and suites that are all clean lines and warm tones, with floor-to-ceiling windows framing views of PNC Park. The downtown location is ideal for sightseeing and dining out. Winding down is best done with a customized facial or Muscle Melt Massage at the hotel spa, while the Pampered Pup program takes care of your beloved canine traveling companion. Dine in the swanky fl.2 (Floor 2) restaurant, where the menu covers a wide range of geographies and flavors. The cocktails at Andy’s are seasonal and made with fresh ingredients, and the bar hosts live jazz performances.
Housed in a gorgeous 1903 building, this space went through many incarnations before becoming a plush hotel. The rooms are vibrantly designed, with padded, emerald-green headboards, birdcage chandeliers and dog-tooth patterned cushions and curtains; nab the Spa King for a deep soaking tub. Eat at The Commoner, where American classics with a contemporary twist are served in an industrial-chic setting, and get your wurst and beer at the rooftop Biergarten, a German-inspired bar.
Located in an historic building that dates back to 1916, this is true old-school glamor, with chandeliers, grand pianos and gilded everything in the lobby. The hotel prides itself on having hosted a variety of movie stars, politicians, heads of state and leaders of business. And now it’s your turn! The rooms and suites are as classic as it gets, with velvet and satin textures, sultry touches of crimson, and dark-wood furnishings; suites come with wet bars. Dine on “new contemporary” cuisine beneath crystal chandeliers at The Terrace Room, or head to the dark and sensual, 1920s-style Speakeasy for original cocktails.
At this luxury hotel in Pittsburgh, rooms are decked out in classic creams, grays and browns, with polished wooden headboards. The reliable amenities of the DoubleTree chain are combined with a central location; check out the Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Science Center, or the Carnegie Museum, all within 10-15 minutes’ walking distance. Accommodations look out over urban vistas, while the hotel restaurant, the Bigelow Grille, has won awards for its ‘Pittsburgh ethnic fare’: think pierogies and gourmet stacked burgers.
Super-close to attractions such as Heinz Field, PNC Park, PPG Paints Arena and Cultural District – where the Andy Warhol Museum and Heintz History Center are located – The Westin Pittsburg is the perfect place to combine luxury accommodation with cultural exploration. Big city views spread out before you from the classically designed, bright and spacious rooms. Monster shakes are on offer at the burger aficionado haunt, Bill’s Bar & Burgers, where Blackened ’n Blue and Keto My Heart are standout options.
A great option if you want to be close to the airport and not too far away from downtown, this luxury hotel in Pittsburgh is just a 20-minute drive for those with early flights to catch, and a 10-minute hop to the city’s main attractions. The rooms are all understated grays and browns and off-whites, with all the creature comforts you might need. Asado Urban Grill serves a buffet breakfast; the rest of the day, you can chow down burgers and salads and filet mignons while watching the game on the big screen at Champions Club.
Inside the incredible Fulton Building, you are greeted with grandeur in the form of mighty marble arches, lofty ceilings, marble staircases, and gilded fainting couches. The rooms are more sedate than the no-holds-barred opulence of the lobby, with large windows looking out onto the Allegheny River, patterned sheets, and a soft pastel and swamp green color scheme, livened up with bunches of fresh flowers. Grab a full American breakfast at Braddock’s Rebellion, then prop up the chrome bar at Braddock’s Street Side pub, pint of craft beer in hand.
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