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The Parador Inn

939 Western Ave , Pittsburgh, PA 15233 USA (Show map)
357 Reviews
$160 - $160
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This 1870's Rhodes Mansion has been totally renovated to meet modern travelers expectations. This Victorian era mansion and museum quality antiques has been blended with a Caribbean flair. Free off-street parking, full hot American breakfast, walking distance Downtown are a few of the reasons to select The Parador for your next visit to Pittsburgh.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.4

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Anniversary Stay in the Burgh

4.4 on January 29, 2015

The Parador Inn was new to us and we were pleased with the Victorian character of the property, stained glass and furnishings. There are many attractive, large, and well-furnished common rooms downstairs plus a beautiful courtyard which we imagine must add to the overall comfortable ambiance in the summer months. ¿¿We found the Caribbean touches to be whimsical and bright during a winter weekend although we were more appreciative of the house's history and Victorian roots. The location is great--we walked by many local restaurants and bars, the Y (where passes to the Gym were available) to tour the Mattress Factory Museum which is quite unique and well-worth a visit. The National Aviary, PNC Park, Heinz Field, Rivers Casino and Downtown are also all walkable but since the Inn has off-street parking, taking a car in and out is quite easy. Ty was personable and efficient but the only staff in evidence and functioned as: Host, Reservationist, Chef, Housekeeper and Tourist Advisor. He made thoughtful restaurant recommendations and provided us with vouchers to the Casino, which we used to our advantage!! He also cooked a delicious breakfast of caramel french toast, bacon and parfaits and we really enjoyed chatting with him and the other guests. All in all, it's a uniquely wonderful place and we would go back again as well as recommend it to others. When we called for reservations,The Inn was fully booked except for the African Tulip Room, which was quite large (although it appeared to smaller than most others) with a bay window seat, a handsome "palm"ceiling fan, a magnificent fireplace and all the amenities listed on the website. The bed was soft and comfortable although be aware that Western Avenue was quite busy all night long. Also, since it is an older mansion, there is an adjoining locked door to the next bathroom and when it is occupied, quite audible. All in all though, we heard very little sound from above us or in the hallway.

About what I expected, and worth it.

3.2 on January 21, 2015

Location was probably the best aspect of this Inn. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Bed was very comfortable. It was overall a nice place to come back to at the end of a long day of exploring the city.

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5 on January 20, 2015

Absolutley the best place to stay when visiting Pittsburgh. Knowledgable, friendly staff. Beautiful clean rooms. Close to downtown and stadiums.

My Saving Grace

5 on January 18, 2015

My husband and I ended up at the bed and breakfast by chance. We booked our room through Expedia only to find out the reservation was made for the wrong dates. By the time it the mistake was caught all the hotels were booked since it was Wildcard Weekend in Pittsburgh. We began a last minute search and ended up at this delightful place. Hotels were up to $350 to $400 a nite and we were able to score at weekend stay for $350! If you are going for a football game this is definitely the place to stay! We absolutely loved our stay and will be booking again in the future!! Thank you for your awesome hospitality!!

Our Stay at the Parador Inn

5 on January 18, 2015

We stayed at the Parador when we decided last minute to go to a Steelers game. We had never stayed here before and didn't know what to expect. We absolutely loved our stay and will definitely be returning to the Parador in the future. Not only was the Inn VERY close to the stadium (5 minute walk), but the Inn itself was beautiful and Ed made us feel very welcome. Breakfast was also 10/10! Pumpkin bread, caramel french toast, bacon... it was amazing. Would recommend this Inn to anyone heading to Pittsburgh in the future if you are tired of spending a fortune for tiny rooms at chain hotels! Cant wait to go back!

Always memorable

5 on January 14, 2015

I always feel so at home here. Tastefully appointed and so comfortable feeling with the perfect inn keeper, Ed. It is warm and welcoming. I have been coming here for years and look forward to my next visit. Jane Myers, Florida

A piece of paradise in Pittsburgh

5 on January 05, 2015

A friend came to visit me and I thought to make his visit special, we would stay at the Parador Inn. Our initial plan was to check in then go to various places around the city. Once there we ended up ditching our plans and spent his entire visit at the inn. We sat by the fire in our room, taking in all the wonderful details. Later we sat in the parlor in front of the fire with some wine and took in the beauty of the room. There is such a wonderful comfort to the Parador. Breakfast the next morning was delicious. And an added bonus: while outside on the veranda we got to play with one of the dogs who was so friendly. We are definitely thinking of staying again in the summer so we can enjoy the courtyard. I highly recommend the Parador to out of towners and even Pittsburghers who want a lovely escape for a night or a weekend!

Great stay at beautiful Parador Inn

4.6 on January 04, 2015

I organized a murder mystery for family and friends on New Years Eve. The Inn was beautiful the staff friendly and helpful. Breakfast was outstanding. Everyone had a wonderful time and enjoyed the beauty of the Inn. Spacious rooms, loved the fireplaces and enjoyed visiting with the resident dogs RJ and Razor. Hope to visit again.

"Our get away place in Pittsburgh"

4.6 on January 03, 2015

My daughter and I stayed in the Lady Palm room Saturday to Sunday so we could have a special mother -daughter "Passport to Purity Weekend" (a Family Life Today Program). Our accommodations allowed us to accomplish this goal in a comfortable relaxed and beautiful setting. Breakfast earned the following comment from my 14 year old daughter. "Mom, this baked oatmeal is better than the baked oatmeal I was served in Disney World at Cinderella's Royal table breakfast we attended in Oct 2014." The Parador Inn is much closer than Orlando, FL and well worth the visit. Ty and Ed once again- excellent service. See you in late January for our wedding anniversary visit.

Great getaway from my home just a few neighborhoods away.

5 on December 30, 2014

I went here with my friend to spend some quality time together as a holiday gift to her. We're both from Pittsburgh, but wanted to do something fun and different and we were both delighted with our evening and time spent at the Parador Inn. Ed and Tyler were great hosts and made our one night there extremely comfortable and enjoyable. I'd recommend it to anyone that is tired of hotels and wants to really enjoy this time to relax.

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Rooms & Rates


Full size Victorian bed and matching dresser, working fire place, 42" flat screen, claw foot tub & shower. This east/west facing room has Courtyard views east and a west facing heated window seat under stained glass windows.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150

African Tulip

This king bed is flanked by the engraved end tables that match the nine foot armoire in the dining room. Working fire place, flat screen TV and inlayed dressing table.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150

Bird of Paradise

King Bed across from your working log fireplace and flat screen TV. North facing bay window keeps the room bright without the glare of full sun.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150


This curved, burle wood queen bed has the matching dresser in the bed room and armoire in the living room. Hidden in the closet, behind false drawers is the original safe from the Rhodes family. The working fire place is next to the curved built in heated bench. Courtyard views from both the bedroom and living room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150


This full sized Victorian bed has a matching dresser next to it. The heated window seat with stained glass windows is flanked by leaded glass book cases. This working fire place is below an original hand painted rose boarder from the 1870's. This east/west facing room has Courtyard views.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150

Lady Palm

This HUGE suite on the third floor is over 860 square foot. The king bed is in the old storage room for the mansion. The one complete wall is large storage drawers that have been refinished to make the head board for the king bed. The book cases in the living room are under original stained and leaded glass windows.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150


This "town house" has the fire place in the second floor living room and full sized bed on the third floor. This east/west facing suite has Courtyard views.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150


The queen bed in the bed room is under the proto type of the metal sculpture gracing the Courtyard wall. The space was designed for the business traveler with an over sized kitchen table across from the kitchenette. This suite has a private entrance over the Ballroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150


This king guest room in the Carriage House is an old servants quarters that has been totally renovated with an oversized private bath with a tub and shower, working fire place and all the amenities of the other guests rooms. A very Key West feel in this guest room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $200 - $150

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Location Type

City, Downtown


Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) 20 miles

Directions to property:

From I376 and I279 travel to Pittsburgh follow the signs for exit 7b, Ohio River Blvd. Take your first exit from there for the West End Bridge. That's our street. Make a right and we're at the top of the hill on your right.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Conference Rooms, Piano, Wedding Facilities , Free off-street parking, Large Courtyard, Tons of public space, Razor, JR VP Hospitality 7 yr old Lab, Original artwork and murals, Ice machine

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 3 p.m.
  • Check Out:: noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited children can not distrub other guests and must be monitored
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: select weekends
  • Accepted payments Other
  • Cancellations: Cancellations can be made up to two weeks prior to your visit. Cancellations within the two weeks receive a twelve month credit. No refunds for same day cancellations or no shows.



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  • Time Served: 8 a.m. until 10 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room


939 Western Ave , Pittsburgh, PA 15233 USA (Show map)

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