The Parador Inn

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


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
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Great Get-a-Way

5 on February 11, 2016

The Parador is an amazing structure, The details in the design were beautiful. Breakfast was enjoyable and delicious. We will tell our friends about our stay and we hope we can visit again.

Parador Inn January 206

4.2 on January 14, 2016

We have been to many B&Bs. This is our top 5. The history, the ambience and the amenities make it first rate.

Never staying anywhere else in Pittsburgh

5 on January 06, 2016

Ed, RJ, and Razette were the best hosts. I felt like I was home the whole time I was there. Breakfast was unbelievable, Ed is an amazing cook. He was very knowledgeable about the area and helpful in suggesting things to do and see. Playing with RJ and Razette was definitely a highlight. I could go on and on. I can't wait to go back. Anytime I plan a trip to Pittsburgh, The Parador will be my first choice for a place to stay.

The Parador Inn

5 on January 04, 2016

Just got back from a 2 night stay at the Parador Inn, Pittsburgh, PA. Would definitely go again. The Parador was very clean and the morning breakfast was outstanding. Ed was very informative of the area and gave us great advice on places to eat and see.

Weekend stay

4.6 on December 14, 2015

Very nice place. Staff are friendly and room was nice. Definitely will stay there again.

Charming Victorian/Caribbean B and B in a very convenient Pittsburgh neighborhood

5 on December 14, 2015

This is a charming, spacious, old Victorian house with a Caribbean overlay in a neighborhood of Pittsburgh that's convenient to all the wonders of that wonderful city. The owner/chef is knowledgeable and engaging without being intrusive. The breakfast was fantastic. We would return in a heartbeat.

Wonderful place to stay!

4.2 on December 13, 2015

Perfect location, accessible to everything in Pittsburg, comfortable and a lovely place to come back to after a long day.

Parador is eclectic

3.2 on November 16, 2015

This Victorian B&B is a "Caribbean" styled inn. It's clean but chilly with understanding it is a big place. It does have gas fireplaces to warm up your room. Our room was changed from the one we reserved which was fine. We stayed in the Victorian, Caribbean-African themed room hence the title. The breakfast was good but not outstanding. Very small TV in room. Location was good. Overall was satisfied.

Innkeeper Response
One of the big draws of my Inn is that each room has a working fireplace. If I kept the Inn at 70 degrees, guest would not be able to enjoy their private fireplace or the public one in the Parlor. That is why I keep the Inn on the cooler side. Yes, your room was changed for the extra day you added to your visit. I was able to keep your friends in their rooms for the extra day, but I had guests already booked in your room and couldn't move them. The extra night you did stay in Ruellia and then on the day you originally booked, I put in African Tulip, the room you originally booked. Yes, there is a 26" flat screen TV with HD. Televisions in Bed and Breakfasts usually are not a big draw as in a sports bar.

home away fom home.

5 on October 19, 2015

I alwaya stay there. It is like a home away from home. The staff is friendly and the rooms are clean. There are also alot of things to do in walking distance of the Inn. I recommen it

A very pleasant stay in Pittsburgh

5 on October 14, 2015

The Parador Inn is located in a wonderful neighborhood within easy walking distance of the North Shore and stadiums. Ed is a great host, happy to give advice and tips on places to go, things to do, and ways to get around the city. Breakfast was delicious and the rooms were very clean and decorated with a fun, quirky feel. The best part might be the great value! The Parador was literally half the cost of the downtown hotels when you factor in the parking fees those places charge. I saved hundreds of dollars and still stayed in a great location, experienced much more personal service, and enjoyed a home-cooked breakfast. If I'm ever in Pittsburgh again, I would love to stay at the Parador. Thanks for the great experience!

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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.



Ed Menzer

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About the innkeepers

Cooking, gardening, painting, entertaining

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