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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
We have been here several times and have never been dissapointed. This hotel is what other hotels want to be when they grow up. We will definitely be staying here again in the future.The staff and accomodations are hard to beat. I have never slept in a better bed! You will love it I'm sure.
Our Premiere King room was spacious, clean and comfortable. The staff was attentive and friendly, never felt like we were bothering anyone when we would ask questions. Great location in downtown Pittsburgh. If I had to pick one con, they could have taken some of the extra space from the room portion and made the bathrooms bigger. Oh, and yes, 1.5 baths, which is pretty cool.
Beautiful place. Nice folks working there. Bed and pillow ...terrible. could not sleep. Been in ledd expensive hotels with. Better mattress and pillows. Probably would not go back 400 a night just to sleep...not worth it to me.
Great location, just 5 minute walk to the centre.
Friendly welcoming staff. Comfortable rooms with TV and a fridge which was handy.
Had an onsite pub with plenty of beers to choose from. Loved the chicken wings.
Parking nearby available
The Omni William Penn is a beautiful older building in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. Certainly, the location is convenient for any activities downtown. The staff was very good during my stay; friendly and very helpful. The rooms are nice; they're big, and due to the hold building, high ceilings. Having said that, the rooms are definitely updated, and have a lot of nice adds....I particularly liked the automatic night light at the floor in between the beds in the room. That came in great when getting up in the middle of the night! Robes were provided in the room, and I loved that the comfortable robes fit myself (larger frame at 6'5"). The beds were very comfortable, leading to a couple of excellent nights' sleep. Overall, this was a great business stay.