Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Review – A Budget Friendly Hotel Downtown

Posted By Jeremy in Plan a Trip


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The Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh is a downtown Pittsburgh hotel that offers budget-friendly rooms and great views. 

We booked a room in this one for an early 2019 stay and share our full thoughts in this review!

The Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Has Basic Amenities

Jump Shot at Wyndham Grand Downtown Pittsburgh

At its core, the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh is more or less a basic hotel with a stellar location.

The rooms are fairly simplistic and a bit small, the beds are springy and slightly uncomfortable, and the list of included amenities on-site are slim (such as breakfast not being included or other unique features like we've found at other Pittsburgh hotels).

Our room was on the 11th floor and was devoid of almost all street noise, but we could hear the doors and shuffle from nearby rooms rather loudly. In downtown Pittsburgh, however, we are happy with that trade-off but would most certainly recommend a higher floored room as much as possible.

Suite view of city side. Higher odd number views may have similar view.

Credit: UncoveringPA

Our favorite part of the hotel is that half of the rooms offer striking views of Point State Park (called river view) and the other half have city views to varying degree.

The river view is so good, in fact, that we really want to book for the Fourth of July or Light Up Night for the fireworks shows that take place off of the Point as it would truly be a front row seat.

(For full disclosure/clarity, technically the Light Up Night performance is part of the NRG Santa Spectacular. Light Up Night's official fireworks are later in the same evening on the Allegheny River and would not be visible from this hotel. But in conversation, the two shows are often discussed as a single event as they take place about an hour apart from each other. We are only referring to the earlier fireworks show here.)

Pool at Wyndham Pittsburgh Downtown

The fitness center on-site is one of the more robust we've seen in the city, and the pool, albeit small, also offers a striking view as well.

Going beyond view-based features, the hotel also offers a shuttle service with somewhat limited hours within a 3-mile radius (so more or less anywhere in the city excluding east neighborhoods like Squirrel Hill by our estimates).

Great Deals to Be Had Here

Sunset from Room 1136

View from Room 1136

One of the things we've often noticed about the Wyndham Downtown Pittsburgh (and, honestly, why we booked our room when we did), is that there are frequent deals available on sites like Booking.com.

Normal listed rates for this hotel are often around $175 per night, which is a normal price for downtown hotels. But if you time your visit right, you may be able to find a deal for as much as $50 off per night (as was our rate in early 2019)- making the price on par with some of the budget hotels outside of the city proper.

A deal here definitely helps offset the $35/day valet charge (with in-and-out privileges), but would still make it an attractive price relative to others downtown if you can find a discount during your visit.

Steelers Stadium from Wyndham Pittsburgh

Going further, this is one of the few hotels in the city where you can specify whether you want a river or city view when booking most rooms and offers a good incentive to increase your chances on getting a good view (especially for the river view side).

Overall, the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh is an average hotel downtown that offers great views of the Point and wonderful pricing when you can find it. While we weren't super impressed with the rooms and the limited on-site amenities, a good price is sometimes all we need to be happy.

The Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh is located at 600 Commonwealth Place in downtown Pittsburgh. To book your room, click the previous link!

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