What We Love
- Innovative locavore fare at Habitat restaurant followed by dessert and wine pairings at Andy’s Wine Bar
- Kid-friend amenities include board games, Wii consoles, turndown milk and cookies and canine ambassador Edie
- 6,000 square feet of fitness space with saunas
What To Know
- Habitat restaurant requires a smart casual dress code
- On-site parking costs $32 per night
- Pets are welcome for a nightly fee of $25
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The Fairmont Pittsburgh may feel thoroughly modern with its LEED certified gleaming glass architecture, floating lobby staircase and modernist gas fireplace, but it stays true to its Steel City roots with industrial-inspired décor and a collection of local art. Floor-to-ceiling windows invite the city in in guest rooms with mod cons like iPod docks and 42” LCD HDTVs. Indulge in internationally inspired (yet regionally sourced) eats at Habitat restaurant followed by interesting vintages at Andy’s Wine Bar. Then work it off in the state of the art gym, equipped with saunas and steam rooms, followed by a massage at the spa.
In the Area
Covering 16 blocks of hip gallery spaces with up to 1,500 shows per year, Pittsburgh’s cultural district carries the artistic torch of native son Andy Warhol. Pay homage to the king of pop art at the Andy Warhol Museum, and take part in the scene at historic Market Square with its funky boutiques and public art displays. Grab some old-school grub at the 142-year-old Original Oyster House(Pittsburgh’s oldest restaurant) or opt for modern gastropub fare like hanger steak with jalapeño vinaigrette at Meat & Potatoes. And to walk off the indulgences, the Three Rivers Water Trail in Point State Park offers miles of trails along the Allegheny.
How to Get There
Clean, modern and full of helpful service people, the Fairmont is a great place to stay in downtown Pittsburgh. With convenient access to work and play, it is a comfortable hotel that is one of the best in town. The gym has new equipment and plenty of space. Room service is quick and tasty.
My family and I stayed a the Fairmont Hotel in downtown Pittsburg over the Thanksgiving day holiday. We reserved a suite for me and my wife and a room each for my son and my daughter and her husband. We travel all over the world and always try to stay in the nicest hotels. The Pittsburgh Fairmont was not one of them. First, we were told breakfast ended at 10:30 am on Thanksgiving Day but when we showed up at 10:05 am for breakfast after our morning workout, we were told breakfast ended at 10:00 am! Surprise! Our daughter ordered room service that morning and it took all of 1.5 hours to arrive. Then there was no silverware in the kitchenette of the suite so we could not eat any of the food we brought back from our family Thanksgiving Day meal later in the evening. We used the coffee cups on Wednesday and they were never replaced so when we returned from our family Thanksgiving Day meal there were no coffee cups in the room. We ordered champagne from room service that night, along with requesting coffee cups and silver ware, and it took almost an hour to be delivered. When the champagne arrived, it was flat. And when I say flat, I mean as flat as Sonny Liston when Muhammed Ali (then Cassius Clay) knocked him out in the first round of their second championship fight in Lewiston, Maine in 1965! I wrote all this up and left if for the manager and never heard back from him. And, just so you know that I am not usually a whiner and complainer, I have designed a business card-sized ‘Eagle/Duck’ card which I carry around and had out to people for superior service (Eagle) or poor service (Duck). I handed out eagle cards to two members of The Pittsburgh Fairmont staff during our stay. Needless to say, I handed out a duck card to the General Manager.
Room draperies were very dirty. Dust on them was very thick. Room smelled and had been sprayed with a perfume smelling spray. It was nauseating. Was afraid to use coffee maker, glasses or coffee cups. Bathroom was good compared to the bedroom area. I would not recommend staying at this hotel when there are newer options available
The hotel is well located in the business district. It feels brand new, modern clean and sharp.
The rooms are spacious with nice views of the city. The beds are comfortable - I had a king size bed which was great. The bathrooms are big and modern.
The staff for the most part were helpful and keen to provide a friendly service - one of the male receptionists however always looked bored and as if any question was a hassle.
Bar is a disappointment - feels a bit like an airport bar.
All things said - Great Hotel, shame not all staff seem to be into their job !
I had a quick stop in Pittsburgh while attending a rock climbing competition with my daughter. The Fairmont in Pittsburgh is in a great location right downtown. The rooms are very lovely with city views. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom was really nice, clean, and spacious. I enjoyed my stay at the Fairmount in Pittsburgh, and I would definitely return!