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"Overall, it was OK. The room was dated and could have used some sprucing up. But it provided what I needed. It was near Pitt, had free parking, and ... " More

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Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

City center stay

Within a 15-minute walk of this Central Oakland hotel, you'll find University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and University of Pittsburgh. Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Phipps Conservatory are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free area shuttle

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests have free WiFi and a free area shuttle. Business travelers can take advantage of the 24-hour business center. A restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, and a coffee shop are also provided.

Quality Inn University Center ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Quality Inn University Center

Everyone (10)
3 out of 5
Overall, it was OK. The room was dated and could have used some sprucing up. But it provided what I needed. It was near Pitt, had free parking, and a reasonable price. Plenty of hot water. The shower drained slowly, so I was ankle deep in water. It was acceptably clean. We really just slept there for only 1 night so I didn't probe too far. I thought that breakfast was included as that was stated in the search results, but when I double checked my confirmation it was not included. I will probably stay there again the next time I have a short stay.

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018

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3 out of 5



Posted by on Mar 5, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 7, 2018 by Ben Greiner

Thank you for your review. Many times, the hotel cannot provide guests with a receipt when you book through a third-party (such as Expedia or Travelocity). The receipt should be in your email and contain the total amount of your stay. If you have any questions, I'd suggest directly contacting the agency with whom you booked. I hope this information helps. Sincerely,

5 out of 5

2.5 stars does not do it justice!!

We stayed there on New Year’s Eve and it was way above my expectations. From the moment we walked in the door, the receptionist was so friendly and made it very simple to check in! The room was very clean and the bed was so comfy!! I highly recommend the Quality Inn. Panera in the building is definitely a huge plus!

Posted by , from Pittsburgh, PA on Jan 2, 2018

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3 out of 5
Pros: Comfortable bed and basic amenities.
Cons: Cleanliness
Location: Was not so close to Universities, as I had imagined.
It was expensive, even for the deal I got through Travelocity, for what we got. It was disappointing that breakfast wasn't included.

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017

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4 out of 5

Great price in good location

Pros: Location and great value for money.
Cons: Hotel decor is dated but is in good condition and at this price point hard to ask for more.
Location: Location is definitetly a plus. Literally down the street from UPMC Magee Womens Hospital and then several block from man hospital and U Pitt campus.
Hotel is older but clean and well-maintained, staff were very helpful and moved me immediately to a new room when the original room had a malfunction. Located short 5 minute walk to UPMC hospitals Univ. Pitt. campus. Paneras restaurant on site and tons of eating places on Forbes Avenue by U. Pitt. Free parking. Compared to other nearby hotels a very good bargain.

Posted by , from Cleveland on Jan 13, 2017

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4 out of 5

A fine hotel. Met our every need

Pros: Rooms are clean and comfortable. Staff is friendly. Shuttle service is convenient.
Cons: Stale smell on the floors in the hallway.
Location: Very convenient to U Pitt (our destination).
This quality inn was everything that we needed. The staff is friendly, and the rooms are clean and comfortable. There was something of a stale smell in the hallway, but it was not in the rooms. The hotel is reasonably priced on non-demand weekends but pricier when colleges are moving in and out. However we very much enjoyed our stay.

Posted by , from Philadelphia on Aug 26, 2016

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4 out of 5

Nice Room

Pros: Convenient location to everything
Cons: Conditions of furniture, just updating I guess
Location: There is a CVS close that we went to and there is a Panera bread in the hotel which was convenient and good.
We stayed here for a wedding and it was a nice room. The headboard on one of the beds was loose and coming off but I figured it wasn't a big deal. The hotel offers shuttle service which was a big plus. The staff were very pleasant and helped us with questions. My husband and son love coffee and they always had some so they were happy. Overall a very pleasant experience.

Posted by , from Jacksonville, Fl on Jun 22, 2016

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3 out of 5

If you just need a place to sleep...

The staff here was very nice. The room was very clean. This is a good place to stay if you just need a place to sleep but not to be pampered or have the extras. My room had rattling, squeaky pipes but not loud enough to really bother me too much. Guest were loud in the hallways and let their doors slam. Easy to get to the Consol Center from here.

Posted by , from Pittsburgh PA on Jan 18, 2016

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4 out of 5

Perfect spot if u don't have personal car..

Hotel was perfect since I had to use mass transit system.. Plenty of multiple routes to take me into downtown. Only thing, wish hotel had free breakfast. Panera Bread has no good selection of breakfast

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015

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3 out of 5

An OK hotel, a bit more $ than I would expect.

Pros: Staff
Cons: Again, it seemed a bit pricey, but that may just be Pittsburgh?
Location: Got a good recommendation to a local Tex-Mex restaurant/bar within walking distance, which I was grateful for!
Hotel Staff was very helpful and friendly, especially Jesus, the maintenance man who helped me with my car when it wouldn't start when I was wanting to depart! Thanks also to Marge, the shuttle driver who was very accommodating when I needed a ride downtown one evening. An excellent bunch of people working at this hotel, in my experience! Hotel itself was nothing to write home about, but no major complaints. I was unhappy with the mix-up on the Travelocity website, which had me paying twice, for two rooms instead of one. After some repeated phone calling the problem seems to be corrected and my $ should be refunded, so despite the hassle and worry about getting stuck paying twice what I had signed up for, all seems to be right in the end. :)

Posted by , from DC on Aug 24, 2015

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About the Quality Inn University Center

Location 3401 Blvd of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/cafe on site. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. A free area shuttle within 1.00 miles is available. The business-friendly Quality Inn University Center also features a library, coffee/tea in a common area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Pittsburgh hotel.

  • 119 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Dining venue


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Train station: Pittsburgh Station (8.4 km / 5.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle within 1.00 miles

Room Amenities

Quality Inn University Center offers 119 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Pittsburgh hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Panera Bread - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 7 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, Eurocard, and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staffed front desk
  • Children stay free - maximum age 17
  • Children stay free
  • Number of children who can stay free - 3
  • Debit cards


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Quality Inn University Center
  • Quality University Center
  • Pittsburgh Quality Inn
  • Quality Inn Pittsburgh
  • Quality Inn University Hotel Pittsburgh
  • Quality Inn University Center Hotel
  • Quality Inn University Center Pittsburgh
  • Quality Inn University Center Hotel Pittsburgh

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Alcohol isn't served at Quality Inn University Center.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.