Omni William Penn Hotel
What We Love
- Award-winning dining at The Terrace Room, courtesy of chef Jacky Francois
- The lavish surroundings and noir feel of the Speakeasy, with its Prohibition-inspired cocktails
- The grandeur of the lobby, restored to its original glory
- Traditions like afternoon tea service
What To Know
- Self-parking is available across the road for $14 per day
- Pets are allowed, with a fee of $50 per stay
- With 597 rooms, this isn’t exactly a boutique hotel
- The fitness center is open 24 hours a day
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
If these walls could speak they’d be sure to gossip about the many celebrities, VIPs, and bold-faced names who’ve passed through since the doors opened in 1916. The hotel underwent a recent multi-million dollar renovation to bring things into the 21st century, but tradition still reigns supreme in public areas, like The Terrace Room, an award-winning restaurant with a molded plaster ceiling, grand mahogany arches, and a mural covering the back wall titled “The Taking of Fort Pitt.” The hotel wisely decided to revive its classic speakeasy space, a suave hideaway serving Old Fashioneds and Rob Roys in a noir atmosphere rife with vintage details like flocked wallpaper and scarlet tufted banquettes.
In the Area
Pay homage to Pittsburgh’s most famous son at the Andy Warhol Museum, which offers an incredible insight into the genre-defining artist’s life, along with a ton of interactive exhibits and spaces, including a room full of silver balloons. Check out what the new generation of provocateurs is up to at the Mattress Factory, a cutting-edge contemporary art space in which artists-in-residence create room-sized installations. Then tuck into some fancy pub grub at hip Meat and Potatoes, chef Richard Deshantz’s ode to approachable farm-to-table fare like lamb burgers with arugula and tomato jam.
How to Get There
Best part was leaving and in rearview mirror no parking coffee maker was broke and took forever to get one replaced no parking had to go 3 blocks away to new parking garage that was 30 dollars a day to park vehicle there but was still 3 blocks away very very big inconvenience
A wonderful, relaxing atmosphere and experience. I was there for business, but it felt like pleasure. The food is good in Palm Court and the atmosphere is breath-taking. The hotel staff is excellent, from arrival to departure. And the Speakeasy is fun, and we had a great time.
While I appreciated the location and beautiful lobby of the William Penn Hotel, my guest room was lackluster in comparison. As soon as I and my boyfriend entered the room, the smell of cigarette smoke was evident, despite neither of us ever smoking. Additionally, the television was perpendicular to the bed, instead of across from it. Made little sense to me. The room we stayed in was quite small, especially in comparison to other hotels we've stayed in while staying in Pittsburgh. When you stay at the William Penn, you're definitely paying for location and the gorgeous lobby, restaurant, Starbucks and more.
I totally recommend this hotel for couples. The weekend was amazing and the entire staff is pleasant and friendly. The food was great! We will definitely be back in the near future. The cost was affordable. We just loved everything
We love the William Penn! It is one of our favorite hotels. Terrace room food and the wait staff are outstanding! We choose the Omni to celebrate my birthday and it did not disappoint. Highly recommend one of the packages. They are a real value. We had dinner, breakfast, chocolate covered strawberries and champagne included in our package.