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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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Absolutely wonderful! Looking forward to going back!

5 on May 12, 2015

We stayed with a group of friends on Pittsburgh Marathon Race weekend. Ed and staff are warm and friendly. They were so helpful in guiding us to restaurants, transportation, etc. And they were on the porch cheering us on as we passed the inn during the race. Add the fact that the location is convenient to everything we wanted to do. And Ed's breakfasts are divine. We are looking for a reason to go back soon.

Great Pittsburgh B&B

4.4 on May 06, 2015

This B&B was beautiful...and different. We've stayed at about a dozen different B&B's both in the US and Canada and this one ranks up there with the quality of rooms, decor, service, and value. The breakfast itself was good, and better than we expected coming to Pittsburgh, but definitely does not make it up there with our top picks for dining experiences.


4.8 on May 05, 2015


D'yer Maker

4.4 on May 02, 2015

Great place for a Jamaican-themed stay.

Parador will be our first choice in Pittsburgh on our next trip

4.4 on April 27, 2015

The rooms are beautiful, unique, huge with soaring ceilings and many windows, and extradordinarily clean.The inn, such a manificent building, has the ambience of Victorian Pittsburgh combined with bright, upbeat Caribbean colors and some decor in the main rooms that I'm sure would be a fine antidote to grey skys and winter blues. We were fortunate to be there during springs' first days to enjoy Eds beautiful blooming garden and several nights peaceful sleep. The staff is welcoming, friendly and professional - we were treated kindly, our privacy was respected, and we were extremely comfortable.

Caribbean Meets Victorian - Who Knew?

5 on April 27, 2015

Victorian antiques, background reggae music, a great location and a breakfast that will spoil you for breakfast anywhere else. Ed and Ty are incredibly gracious hosts, and I look forward to many, many future stays at the Parador.

Great nite

5 on April 19, 2015

Very convenient location for activities in downtown. Nice room. Great staff. Breakfast was delicious. Thanks for a great nite.

What a find, fascinating/charming Inn, wonderful stay, great location

5 on April 17, 2015

Booked this stay so as to attend a performance right in the heart of Downtown. Was not very familiar with Pittsburgh but the location looked favorable on the map, and it certainly was. The off street parking is a terrific amenity. We were met quickly on arrival and given a pleasant tour of the main floor and grounds before being introduced to our room, actually a two room suite. Well appointed and well kept, we appreciated the gas fireplace... perfect, and made good use of the refrigerator for our deli purchases from the strip. We brought bicycles and it was very easy to get to the river and downtown that way but also just a $7 Uber ride to the theaters or an easy 3 block walk and a no-fare-zone free ride on the T. We did all three on our 3 day / 2 night stay. First night was from a Groupon, 2nd night, was at the regular rate and overall it was a terrific value. Very charming and spacious, a fabulous facility and Ed and his crew provide great service, we'll be back.

Perfect B&B location in Pitt.

4.0 on April 13, 2015

This place had a great location in Pitt...close to downtown and within walking distance from great dining, casino, park...

Great Stay!

5 on April 04, 2015

Most everything has been said in the other reviews; and my wife and I find most of the other reviews to be true. The accommodations are comfortable (it was a windy cold weekend when we visited and our room, The African Tulip, was warm and not drafty,) the inn is beautiful, and the food delicious. Ed, Ty, and Dee are friendly, helpful, and welcoming. The location is fantastic; we were able to get around town and back to the inn easily.

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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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Cooking, gardening, painting, entertaining

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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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