Pittsburgh

Doubletree Pittsburgh 

The hotel for the Pittsburgh portion of the Road Crew trip was Doubletree at the city center.  It was at an excellent location located about two blocks from the Consol Energy Center. Upon checking in, we received their “famous” cookies.  An added bonus was attached to the hotel was a flower shop and a 7-Eleven convenience store.

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Our room was on the 4th floor, and I had a view of the overpass, and a glimpse of the arena. The room was very comfortable, but the layout was a bit odd.  The only thing I did not like about the hotel was they did not provide any of the extras, aside from shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and bar soap. And, their toilet was a low-water toilet and it took a very long time to flush and to refill. I always thought the Doubletree was a more upscale place.

For breakfast, it was a buffet consisting of pretty much the same thing every day: scrambling eggs, bacon, sausage, Home fries, and either a waffle, pancake, or French toast. They also had yogurt, oatmeal, pastries, and bread. The food was not the best, but it was complementary. The service was extremely slow, and hard to get beverages.

Overall I would recommend the hotel, the location is good, even close to the T-transit. The transit within the downtown area is free, and accessible to all the tourist locations.