Normally when we review Pittsburgh hotels we select our properties to stay in to review them for their location or unique amenities.
In the case of the Hampton Inn Greentree, we selected this one for its price as we were getting some work done on our house and needed to be away for two nights with our dog without spending a lot of money.
As many hotels do not allow pets, and those that do charge an insane pet fee on top of their price, we set our sights on the Hampton Inn Greentree to take a look at their offering as one of the most budget friendly hotels in the city- and we were pleasantly surprised by what we found.
A Modern Hampton Inn in Pittsburgh
When it comes down to it, the Hampton Inn Greentree is about as standard as they come. The rooms are modestly sized, recently renovated, and comfortable. The hotel itself does not offer a lot of amenities other than a small breakfast, modest gym room, and an outdoor pool.
To put it simply, if you've stayed at a Hampton Inn before you know what you're going to get with this one.
During our two-night stay we had a fantastic night's sleep in our corner room which was comfortable and quiet- two of the things we always crave at any hotel.
On its own, this is not what would put this hotel on your radar. Instead, there are a few perks that this hotel offers that would make it be something that is on your list of potential places to stay.
The Perks Here Are What Make it Great
The highlight of the Hampton Inn Green Tree comes from its many perks that you may not expect to find at a Pittsburgh area hotel.
First, there is the location. It is just close enough to downtown that you can drive to all of the sights relatively quickly (outside of rush hour traffic) , but is far enough away that the price reduces significantly from proper downtown hotels.
While this may mean a trade off in uniqueness or prime location, the hotel makes up for it with free parking and a free shuttle to nearly a dozen spots in and around the city. The shuttle runs on the hour until 9pm each night, but makes an exception for game nights and will do a later pick-up for guests who are visiting for the Pirates, Steelers, or Penguins. The pick-up schedule for this may vary, so those who are planning on hitting the hotel shuttle for a game should call to verify their schedule before booking just to confirm. (The shuttle availability to other spots is also reduced slightly on game days.)
Going further, the Hampton Inn offers free parking, no pet fee, and a Pittsburgh coupon book at the front desk that contains a lot of great deals for restaurants and attractions in the city (many that are actually worth going to!). We've known about this mythical coupon book for a while, but it is the first hotel we've ever seen it at in person so be sure to grab one on your way in.
Put all of these together and you have the opportunity to save a lot of money during a visit to Pittsburgh. In a city where hotel parking can get up to $30 a day, parking around town at up to $7 a visit, pet fees of $10-$30 a night, and the added perk of the Pittsburgh coupon book, that is a lot of savings for a hotel that is already one of the city's cheapest to begin with.
For select visitors, this could be all that matters. You know who you are.
The Hampton Inn Green Tree is located at 555 Trumbull Drive in Green Tree, PA. Downtown Pittsburgh is easily reached within five or so minutes by car outside of rush hour traffic. To book your room at the Hampton Inn, click here.