Budget hotel offers standard amenities and low rates to road-weary travelers.. In Short Since 1946, this Phoenix, Ariz.-based hotel chain has provided guests with comfortable accommodations. Its BestRequests program offers 16 of the most frequently requested services and amenities, including complimentary in-room tea/coffeemakers, hair dryers, iron and ironing boards, free local calls less than 30 minutes and long-distance access. Complimentary toiletries, like toothpaste, razors and sewing kits, are also available upon request. Business travelers will enjoy the computer data ports in each room and photocopying services.
Go with the Hampton Inn.
Not much to recommend; dated, tired, in need of re-hab. Room 503 has a broken soffit above the window, a wall mounted AC unit covered in plastic to keep out the cold (December) air, old bath, etc.
The Hampton Inn is just up the street, still convenient to UPMC and UPitt. It is newer, has an inviting reception and eating area, clean rooms, and the price is just about the same. Highly recommended.