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There may be “no such thing as a free lunch,” but a free breakfast is a different story altogether. A first-rate hotel experience is usually defined by the accommodations and amenities confined to only the four walls of a guest room. Add a breakfast buffet that puts the term continental to shame and pretty soon the term favorite place to stay begins to take shape. For guest looking for a bit more than some pre-packaged danishes and stale coffee, the breakfasts offered at the places on this list have nothing in common with “continental.” Here are the best hotels with free breakfast in Pittsburgh.

614 Pressley St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 231-3338

The Priory is a privately owned, boutique hotel that was originally built as Benedictine Monastery. In 2011, the hotel incorporated an additional wing to the existing building, effectively adding 17 new guest rooms. Considered by many to be a hidden gem right in the heart of Pittsburgh Northside, it’s easily within walking distance of PNC Park and the Andy Warhol museum. Before heading out to see the sights, be sure to indulge in the premier free breakfast.

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Hampton Inn and Suites – Downtown
1247 Smallman St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 288-4350

By giving customers more than what’s expected in a major hotel, Hampton Inn has garnered international acclaim for providing first-rate rooms, services and amenities. It has been recognized once again by Trip Advisor with a 2014 Certificate of Excellence award and the quality and consistency of the Hampton’s free hot breakfast is one of the many things that continues to bring accolades to the hotel chain. The Downtown Pittsburgh Hampton Inn is a particularly great choice while staying in the city. It’s located near some of the best the city has to offer the museums and professional sports stadiums.

The Inn on Negley
703 S. Negley Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 661-0631

To the owners of the Inn on Negley, breakfast is a cause for celebration. Arguably among the best the city has to offer, each breakfast is chef prepared. What’s more, it’s included free in every overnight stay there. During the week, breakfast is served from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and on weekends from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Menu options are too long to list here but favorites include eggs Benedict, roasted vegetable quiche with pecorino cheese and lemon ricotta pancakes. For more information on the premier breakfast served at the Inn on Negley, click here.

Wyndham – University Center Pittsburgh
100 Lyton Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 682-6200

The Wyndham – University Center Pittsburgh is aptly named with no less than four universities located within walking distance of the hotel. Carnegie Mellon, The University of Pittsburgh, Carlow and Chatham Universities provide the ideally located Wyndham with a flow of constant visitors attracted by the activities and events associated with the nearby colleges. Now through the end of the year, the Wyndham is offering the Family Bed and Breakfast Package.

The Mansion at Maple Heights
5516 Maple Heights Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 586-7940

Located in the posh Shadyside part of Pittsburgh, the Mansion at Maple Heights brings a sense of grandeur to the term “Bed and Breakfast.” It’s been voted by the online publication as a best of award winner for the past two years. While it’s a story book location to hold a wedding, it’s important to note that the Mansion is limited to only five guest rooms so many guests will have to look elsewhere for a night’s stay following the event.

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