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The Parador Inn

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

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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
  • Onsite Dining4.4

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Great location - Fantastic accomidations

4.0 on March 25, 2015

We only stayed here for one night but it was well worth it. The house itself is magnificent, well preserved with it's own Caribbean flare. Our room had beautiful stained glass windows, the bed was comfortable and though it was an old house, it wasn't too noisy besides when people walked passed our door. Breakfast was lovely, bread and parfait were delicious but maybe needed a second option for the main course. I wanted to try the bathtub but didn't see any bath salts or bubble bath so if you're thinking of it, bring your own bath bomb or salts - nice deep tub. We were warm and comfortable and the room has lots of space. Ty' suggestion of a local restaurant proved to be worth it. We really enjoyed our stay, and there's a very friendly black lab if you like dogs.

North Side Pitts Visit

3.8 on March 23, 2015

Location is great. Very friendly and helpful staff.

Comfort, friendly people, beauty, and a great value!

4.8 on March 22, 2015

Forget Hilton Points! The Parador Inn is so much nicer. The beautiful, restored mansion, is decorated in Carribean style. The common rooms are stunning. The suite we stayed in was nearly 909 sq ft. (The Lady Palm Suite) Bigger than our first apartment. Ed, the owner, and Ty, the manager, couldn't be more accommodating. Within walking distance to downtown and major attractions of Pittsburgh. Less expensive than downtown bland hotels, free parking, and a freshly prepared breakfast to die for! Ed served us fresh juice, banana parfaits, warm orange bread, bacon, and my favorite, stuffed pancakes. Gotta try them! We'll definitely return.

Wonderful old world charm with island flare.

5 on March 15, 2015

Host was very helpful. Breakfast was very good. Close to many activities.

Wonderful, Beautiful Stay

5 on March 13, 2015

The property is beautiful. We couldn't have felt more welcome and at home. We were given a tour and invited to enjoy the house. Bathrobes were also provided. The pets were also a plus. Breakfast the next morning was wonderful. We will be staying again and again. Pam Fisher

Loved our Stay here at the Parador Inn. Didn't want to leave

5 on March 11, 2015

This Victorian-era Inn offers an array of amenities that rival the finer hotels and Inns in larger Metropolitan cities. The collection of furniture was like one you'd find in a museum and that alone was worth seeing. Ed made a delicious and warm breakfast and we feasted on that in front of one of the many architecturally-alluring fireplaces. We had one in our room and loved the heat it threw out on such a cold night. Ty was the most awesome and thorough Host one could have to welcome the guests. He answered alot of questions from us and made sure we had everything we needed for a relaxing stay.

A gem on the northside of Pittsburgh

4.4 on March 09, 2015

Enjoyed the historical angle of the establishment. Refreshing staycation for a Pittsburgher

Very enjoyable stay! Will go again!

3.8 on March 09, 2015

The owners are very nice and helpful. They have two very friendly dogs that I really enjoyed who stay in the back with the owners. Our room was very nice, and the gas fireplace added a fantastic coziness we really enjoyed. NOTE: don't play your Bluetooth speaker in the entryway... it will be heard all the way downstairs (my sincere apologies Ed). I would have rated both the "Rooms" and "Service" sections with 5 stars, but I can only give them 2 and 3 (respectively) due to one single issue: the bathroom sink drained so slowly it was almost unusable. This was a big inconvenience for us. I brought it to the owner's attention, but unfortunately it could not be fixed during our stay. I'm sure it's been fixed since we left however. Besides that one problem, the service and rooms were fantastic and deserve a better review. I will certainly stay here again in the future.


5 on March 07, 2015

Great Experience! Wonderful house and rooms, beautifully decorated. And the owners and service were friendly and great. Breakfast was delicious too. :)

Nice retreat

4.2 on February 26, 2015

The Parador Inn is a nice escape for the winter blues. We went on a groupon. It was worth every penny. It's definitely different from the typical mansion bed and breakfast. It is antique meets Bob Marley. Interesting concept.

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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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