The hotel opened its doors in summer 2017, and we rushed down to be one of the first guests for an overnight stay.
Modest Amenities and Posh Ambiance
As soon as you enter the hotel, you'll note that the decor is modern, bright, and minimalist all at the same time. This trend continues into the rooms which offer comfortable beds, one wardrobe, a small desk, and sleek bathroom (with essential oil infused toiletries- Angie's favorite part).
Despite the minimalist approach, the rooms provide the comfort we seek when visiting hotels in the city, much to our delight.
When we wanted to get out from the room, the rooftop terrace offered a great eastward view of select downtown skyscrapers, and the hotel offers free bike rentals for all guests in case you want to get out and explore the city on a set of wheels.
Beyond this, the amenities at the Distrikt Hotel are a bit sparse, and those who are attracted to perks such as breakfast, a pool, or anything else beyond a fitness center may be a bit disappointed. Tack on the $35 daily valet parking rate (without in-and-out privileges), and this is amplified even further.
As such, we have to say that this hotel is especially suited for those who are coming to Pittsburgh in town for business and value the location and boutique hotel ambiance more than other more traditional amenities.
But there is one highlight to the Distrikt Hotel that we have to talk about in greater depths, and is one surely to be appealing for business travelers especially- the on-site restaurant and cocktail bar.
Or, the Whale and Evangeline are Musts
The Distrikt Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh has gone out of its way to create a premier drinking and dining experience in the city, and has poached many chefs and bartenders from nearby restaurants to put together two monumental establishments: Or, The Whale (the seafood and chophouse) and Evangeline (their cocktail and oyster bar).
Evangeline, on the other hand, takes a more formal approach to drinking and the lounge is the perfect place to relax during happy hour after a long day or to entertain business guests over a cocktail or two. The cocktail menu here is the same as Or, The Whale, and offers creative takes on famous cocktails as well as a $30 extravaganza known as the Smoke Show which is a house made Manhattan smoked right in front of you in an elaborate show.
Overall, the Distrikt Hotel is a posh, modern hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. While lacking a bit in conventional amenities, the hotel would be perfect for business travelers or those looking to entertain clients with ambiance, a solid restaurant, and amazing cocktail bar.
The Distrikt Hotel is located at 453 Boulevard of the Allies in downtown Pittsburgh. To book your stay at the hotel, click the previous link.
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