Ace Hotel Pittsburgh
What We Love
- Your room’s window seat, a lovely place to do some dreaming
- The Whitfield, a fantastic restaurant and hip gathering space in the Ace tradition
- East Liberty, around you, and the gallery and café scene, a short ride away
What To Know
- Housed in a former YMCA in the East Liberty neighborhood, a short taxi ride to downtown Pittsburgh
- Whitfield restaurant is headed by Pittsburgh native Brent Young, owner of Brooklyn's trendy Meat Hook butcher shop
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
A historic Pittsburgh building has just blossomed into a trendy Ace
Hotel – be one of the first to experience it. The brand-new outpost of
the ever-hip hospitality brand is embracing the gritty authenticity of
Pittsburgh’s up-and-coming East Liberty neighborhood and bringing its
own style to Steel City. It’s spent millions to rehab a 100-year-old
YMCA building, and now this former rec center is one of the hottest
stays in town.
at this getaway, everything old is new again. Rooms are styled to feel
modern (by way of a decidedly retro utilitarian-chic, sleepaway-camp
aesthetic), the meat-driven restaurant has scored accolades from Eater,
and the lobby, as at other Aces, invites hip young freelancers to get to
work. Meanwhile, the rest of the city beckons, from spirited sporting
events to the Andy Warhol Museum that celebrates the city’s native son
to the bars – the most per capita in the entire country. Take a cue from
the hotel, and see it all through fresh eyes.
As at every Ace Hotel, high-design accommodations
are also simple and laid-back. In each of the property’s 63 rooms and
suites, minimalist décor meets modern comfort, including the brand’s
signature cozy beds. Each abode features a retro-summer-camp
vibe, with stark furnishings, a claw-foot tub, clever hidden storage and
a charming window seat, with great natural light. Start at 250 square
feet, with a work desk, in the Small room, or upgrade to the Medium room
for 300 square feet, along with some more space to read, write and
top-notch hospitality extends to its restaurant, Whitfield. It’s the
product of Pittsburgh native Brent Young’s meat-centric imagination
(Brooklyn’s acclaimed butchery The Meat Hook is also his doing), and
it’s open every day for brunch and dinner. If you’re not a heavy
carnivore, though, take heart – Whitfield serves up fantastic veggie
dishes, as well. Whatever your preference, you’ll love this sharp
neighborhood tavern that draws on the best of Pittsburgh’s culinary
East Liberty is just a quick taxi
ride from downtown Pittsburgh and all of its fantastic museums,
restaurants and shopping. Once you’re down there, be sure to walk across
the Roberto Clemente Bridge to visit PNC Park, home of the Pirates, or
Heinz Field, home of the Steelers. Take in the city’s sparkling skyline
from the Duquesne Incline railroad, or grab a drink, pretty much
anywhere – Pittsburgh holds the distinction of having the most bars per
capita in the country. No matter where you end up, you’re sure to be
charmed by Pittsburgh and its people. Emerging beyond its longtime label
as a gritty steel town, the city feels community-driven and
refreshingly real, so you’ll feel right at home.
How to Get There
Stayed at the Ace Hotel in Pittsburgh's East Liberty neighborhood. It's a nice hotel with some extras unlike any other place. First of all it is in a reclaimed YMCA building. Wonderfully done..... leaving a lot of the original charm. Here's the deal.... working turntable in the room with assorted GOOD vinyl collection. You will find something to listen to for sure. Stones... Traffic... Stevie Nicks.... sugar hill gang...also jazz....etc. room also had a Martin Acoustic guitar. Huge windows with a view comfortable bed and pillows. Restaurant in building is top notch. Staff was great. Definitely the coolest hotel .... if you're cool.
Love Ace hotel vibes... cool building and neighborhood. Love that I can usually find good coffee and veg heavy menus at Ace. Love the warm but unobtrusive service. All that said, this Ace hotel isn’t well kept. I’m not an ocd clean freak but there is a distinct pattern... Hair in the shower, carpets aren’t vacuumed, glasses are filmy/spotty, kettle was dirty, walls are scuffed up and that’s just what I can easily spot. Considered calling the desk but we had two rooms on separate floors and both needed love- so I doubt other rooms would have been cleaner. Will review restaurant separately but the food and cocktails was also underwhelming. Maybe the hotel is short-staffed or the staff is exhausted after the holidays?? My son is in school here so will be looking for a regular spot... but I’m not sure I’ll be back. As a fan of the brand, I was pretty disappointed.
The hotel is operated by a young and very friendly staff. The valet parking attendant brought our bags right up to our room while we were checking in. The hotel has a great feel to it. The bar serves excellent drinks, was very busy plus you can play cornhole or ping pong in their gym. The hotel room has more of a Scandinavia look to it than a traditional American hotel room. Still it was comfortable. The hotel is surrounded by a lot of good restaurants including the restaurant inside. The restaurant inside the hotel had a wonderful Sunday brunch.
Exciting food and drink options. My suggestion is order dessert first! They were out of the world. Great atmosphere for catching up with friends. The ambiance was laid back and the service was on point. Very attentive and approachable staff. Quick with options for sensitive eaters. I'll definitely be back.
To preface this - my room size - small with king bed and I was traveling alone.
Stayed here for 1-night when in Pittsburgh on a business trip and it was a great choice. Wi-Fi was super reliable, front desk was friendly, room service was delicious, and they have day passes for a nearby gym (fitness factory) that’s a brief 5-7min walk from the hotel.
Hotel is also within walking distance from Whole Foods, a large variety of restaurants and bars, and was easy to get to via car. There is valet service but the public lot next door behind the library is $1/hr between 8a-10p and then free overnight so it’s perfect if you’re getting in later. Access to hotel from the lot is via a sidewalk so not far to lug your things.
Room was efficient, bed was large and comfortable. Bathroom was clean and has a retro vibe. Hotel bar and restaurant were packed which was nice and could see grabbing dinner at the bar instead of room service if I’d had more time. Lots of snacks in the mini-bar and room service didn’t have an insane markup (thank youuuu for no weird surprise fees!).
Thanks for creating a great hotel that works for solo travel and group trips. Felt like a space I would normally hang out in which was a big bonus. In a part of Pittsburgh that would be fun to explore more.