For most travelers, a clean, temperature-controlled room with a TV and comfortable bed is all that’s required when choosing a hotel. For those who travel with their pets, booking a hotel requires a bit more planning. First of all, does the preferred hotel welcome pets? If so, is there an additional fee? When it comes to staying in Pittsburgh with a pet, there are several reputable establishments that can accommodate. In an effort to assist the animal lover planning a visit to the Steel City, here are the best pet-friendly hotels in Pittsburgh.
Crown Plaza South
164 Fort Couch Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
Located in the city’s South Hills area, the Crown Plaza South attracts a diverse range of travelers. With a 14,000-square-foot business center, it can accommodate conventions and business meetings with ease. For pet owners, there is a $45 charge for your four-legged friends to accompany you on your stay.
510 Market St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
This state-of-the-art, luxury hotel is a favorite among travelers to the Pittsburgh area. Located in the chic cultural district of downtown, it is well within walking distance to some of the best shows and attractions that the city has to offer. With pet-friendly rooms available, the Fairmont charges a meager amount for “well behaved” pets, at just $25. For more information on Fairmont’s world class guest services, click here.
500 Mansfield Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
The Hilton-owned Doubletree located just on the other side of the Fort Pitt Tunnels is an ideal location for anyone traveling to Pittsburgh. It’s just 20 minutes from the airport and three miles from the heart of downtown. Pets are welcome for a non-refundable $50 deposit. With all of the refinements and a spot at the foot of your bed for Fido, plan your stay in Pittsburgh at the Doubletree Greentree.
Extended Stay Deluxe
200 Chauvet Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
As the name implies, the Extended Stay Deluxe specializes in providing an extended stay experience that feels a lot like home. With an on-site fitness grab-and-go breakfast daily and a fully stocked kitchen complete with a full refrigerator, stove, dishes and utensils; it’s a wonderful place to call your temporary abode. What makes a place feel more like home than having a pet to greet you when you get home? This hotel allows pets for an additional fee of $25 per day that will not exceed $150. Around the hotel, pets must remain on a leash. Visit the website for more information.
Omni William Penn
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Since it was constructed in 1916, the William Penn has served as one of the most prominent cultural, political and business epicenters in Pittsburgh. Even John F. Kennedy stayed there during presidential visits to the Steel City. The cost to add a small pet to your lodging arrangements at the Omni William Penn is $50. This is a nominal fee given the fact that a stay at Omni is widely regarded as the pinnacle of luxury hotels in the downtown Pittsburgh area.
Marcel Tourdot is a freelance writer from Pittsburgh. His work can be found at Examiner.com.