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Where to stay in Pittsburgh

If you're a first time visitor to Pittsburgh, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the hotels may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about neighborhoods and places to stay in Pittsburgh.

What's the best area of Pittsburgh to stay?

The top mentioned neighborhoods and areas that people talk about in and around Pittsburgh are: Strip District, Downtown, Lawrenceville, Shadyside, South Side, Squirrel Hill, Duquesne, East Liberty, North Side, and Regent Square.

Here's what Trippy members had to say:

"Strip District and South Side are good for nightlife."  See More

"Parts of the North Side, East Liberty or the Strip District"  See More

"Downtown Pittsburgh itself is really growing in terms of a lot of great apartment buildings in downtown and in the Strip District The Strip is a place where you'll find a lot of food markets and restaurants and shops and downtown Pittsburgh is just a few steps away!"  See More

"I would recommend walking to the Strip District where you will see the open market and some amazing food from pretty much every region of the world."  See More

"Downtown has a great food season - stay near the Cultural District."  See More

"Lawrenceville and Shadyside are solid trendy options."  See More

"Lawrenceville Shadyside South Side Squirrel Hill Parts of the North Side, East Liberty or the Strip District"  See More

"If you are looking for trendy places to live and you are a recent college grad and are beyond living in the bar scene I would say to check out Mt Washington/ Duquesne nights, Lawrenceville, Bloomfield, Morningside, and Regent Square."  See More

Mentioned in this answer:
  1. Strip District
  2. Downtown
  3. Lawrenceville
  4. Shadyside
  5. South Side
  6. Squirrel Hill
  7. Duquesne
  8. East Liberty
  9. North Side
  10. Regent Square
What are some good hotels in Pittsburgh?

Depending on the neighborhood you choose, you may want to research hotels in the area. If you'd rather start with the most recommended hotels in Pittsburgh, here's a list to get you started.

Here's what Trippy members had to say about hotels:

"There is a wonderful Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel downtown and many other hotels in other neighborhoods."  See More

"l stay at the downtown DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown."  See More

"The Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown, and the Omni William Penn Hotel are all in the heart of downtown and I would recommend all of them."  See More

"Try the Sheraton Station Square Hotel."  See More

"Try the Hampton Inn & Suites on Smallman Street in the Strip District, they have a large public parking lot adjacent to them that surely can accommodate you both."  See More

Want to research more popular hotels in Pittsburgh? Click the blue button below.

Mentioned in this answer:
  1. Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel
  2. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown
  3. Omni William Penn Hotel
  4. Sheraton Station Square Hotel
  5. Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh
What if I want to explore Pittsburgh further?

If you're open to researching even more areas, some suggestions that might be less common but interesting to explore are: North Shore, Butler, and Carnegie.

Mentioned in this answer:
  1. North Shore
  2. Butler
  3. Carnegie
Where did you get these suggestions?

Trippy is a great resource for planning your trip because you get advice from real travelers. We suggested neighborhoods and hotels based on the recommendations of the Trippy community. This gives you a quick overview, but if you're looking to do more research, here are some of the questions that we used to find this information.

profile  Ida Sampson from Durham (New Hampshire) asked:
First timer to Pittsburgh, what should I explore?  (6 answers)

profile  Valerie Sacksworth from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Pittsburgh for a first time visitor?  (4 answers)

profile  Emily Vandenberg from Ann Arbor asked:
Trendy neighborhoods in Pittsburgh?  (4 answers)

What if I plan my trip around food?

If you're a foodie or just love to eat when you travel, you might decide to stay in a hotel close to a restaurant you want to try. Here are some places to eat in Pittsburgh.

Want to research more popular restaurants in Pittsburgh? Click the blue button below.

Mentioned in this answer:
  1. Primanti Brothers
  2. Primanti Bros.
What if I don't have a car?

Maybe you're looking for a happening area with lots to see and do, or you want to be walking distance from tourist attractions. Check out some of these places and see there's a hotel nearby.

Want to research more popular attractions in Pittsburgh? Click the blue button below.

Mentioned in this answer:
  1. Andy Warhol Museum
  2. Carnegie Museum of Natural History
  3. National Aviary
  4. Carnegie Museum of Art
  5. Phipps Conservatory
Where can I find out more about Pittsburgh?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Pittsburgh locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Pittsburgh.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

Flying into Pittsburgh? There are 2 alternative airports, so make sure you compare all your flight options. Find international, domestic, and local airports in Pittsburgh.

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