Home away from home doesn’t necessarily have to mean staying at familiar chain hotels. In fact, if you’re looking for a unique experience that starts with where you’ll sleep each night, you’ll find plenty of charming and luxurious hotels and bed and breakfasts throughout Pittsburgh. Get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life without trekking too far from home. Or, invite loved ones to visit and book them a room at one of these eight unique places to stay in Pittsburgh that are unforgettable.
1. The Priory Hotel
Stay in delicious luxury at the Priory Hotel, billed “Pittsburgh's only historic boutique hotel,” on the North Side. The 40-room boutique hotel promises tranquility within walking distance of the city. The long list of amenities includes an on-call shuttle to zip you from one spot to another, a fitness center, a business center, and a common room with a wood fireplace. Raise a toast to the luxury of the Priory at Monks Bar on-site, known as the smallest bar in the state with only 14 seats.
2. The Inn on Mexican War Streets
Walk through the black iron gates, surrounded by bright yellow and red flowers, before ascending up the staircase leading to the Inn on Mexican War Streets, a charming bed and breakfast in the vibrant Mexican War Streets neighborhood. Each of the eight rooms, which includes an executive suite and a mini suite, promises a plethora of amenities such as a daily continental breakfast, delicious chocolate chip cookies and snacks each afternoon and evening, and access to the common rooms.
3. Robertshaw Country House Bed and Breakfast
Find tranquility just outside of Pittsburgh in Greensburg at the Robertshaw Country House, on the grounds of Saint Emma Monastery. The bed and breakfast, housed in a Colonial home, features four guest rooms complete with room fixtures from 1931. When not lounging in your room or around town, relax in the pine-wall library, in the living room with a piano and a fireplace, or in the elegant dining room.
4. Morning Glory Inn
Discover the quiet charm of the Morning Glory Inn in the South Side. With a rich history dating back to 1862, the bed and breakfast welcomes guests with its homey atmosphere, beautifully decorated rooms (of which there are five, including an attic suite with a separate writing room), and a scrumptious home-cooked breakfast each morning.
5. The Inn on Negley
Stay in the heart of Shadyside at the Inn on Negley, a charming guesthouse with eight beautifully decorated guest rooms. Start each day with the complimentary breakfast, prepared fresh by the Inn's professional chef, and enjoy the long list of amenities, including robes and slippers, a BOSE radio in the room, wireless internet, and the complimentary beverage bar.
6. Historic Log Cabin Inn
Snuggled in the Laurel Mountains, the Historic Log Cabin Inn welcomes visitors to travel back to a simpler time while still enjoying all of today's modern amenities. Curl up by the antique parlor stove. Pen an old-fashioned letter at the writing desk or, perhaps the best of all, ascend and descend a staircase made from iron and logs with the tree trunk still standing in the cabin.
7. The Mansion at Maple Heights
Climb a sweeping staircase to get to your luxury room – promising plenty of windows, sunshine, and fresh air – at the Mansion at Maple Heights in Pittsburgh. The English Manor home dates back to the early 20th century and has maintained its elegant turn of the century feel. Choose from one of five stunning suites that include such amenities as full bathrooms, walk-in closets, and HD TVs.
8. Sunnyledge Boutique Hotel & Tea Room
Wrap yourself in an elegant mix of history and luxury at Sunnyledge Boutique Hotel & Tea Room in Shadyside. Once the home and office of Shadyside Hopsital's founder, Dr. James McClelland, Sunnyledge has transformed into a traveler's paradise, offering eight suites and rooms brimming with amenities, including marble bathrooms and an on-site Martini Bar.