This 1970'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
4.6 on July 31, 2014
The Parador is a really beautiful space and my room was quiet, spacious and pretty. The bathroom was fabulous. The staff was friendly and helpful. I can highly suggest this b+b over conventional hotels in the Pittsburgh area. It was also right in a friend's neighborhood and close to the light rail station.
5 on July 20, 2014
Parador gets a 10. The Allamanda suite, large sitting room and huge bedroom and en suite bath, overlooks the side and rear garden. We were very comfortable there for our 3-night stay. The Parador's decor reflects our host Ed's love of the Caribbean and is a bright, cheerful counterpoint to the Victorian architecture of the house. The late 19th century home has beautiful millwork, stained glass and other features to admire while you are there. Read a book on the porch overlooking the tropical garden or find Razor, Ed's black lab, for a game of toss-the-tennis-ball. The inn is very convenient to free public transit, close enough to downtown to walk if you prefer, and the off-street parking of the inn is a big plus. Ed's breakfasts are delicious and served between 8 and 10 am. A wide choice of restaurants are close by for dinner. Thanks, Ed. We will return.
4.4 on July 17, 2014
The rooms were charming and spacious. Breakfast was good. I loved the banana pancakes. The Inn was a short walk to public transit, which was great. So much better than staying in a hotel.
5 on July 16, 2014
We enjoyed our 25th anniversary here. This place has an enchanting Caribbean theme with a beautiful, completely enclosed garden/courtyard area outside ... plenty of outside places to sit and relax. Breathtaking interior ... the furniture alone is amazing. Really cool place!
4.2 on June 28, 2014
The Parador has beautiful furnishings that reflect the era of the home. The rooms are huge and very comfortable. Convenient location to mass transit in to the city. All in all a very good deal.
4.6 on June 19, 2014
The Parador Inn was all we could ask for and more. Our stay consisted of being greeted by house staff, who gave us a tour of the Inn and invited us to meet the SR and JR VP of Hospitality in the kitchen (Razor and RJ). The next morning, our breakfast was warm and scrumptious. American dining with a Caribbean flare made each meal memorable: Mango and Cranberry/Orange Bread, Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits, Egg & Vegetable Frittata, Stuffed Apple French Toast, and your choice of tea, coffee, water, or orange juice. Our room also was very welcoming with its luxurious Victorian accoutrements. A handwritten note welcomed our return for the second night of our stay, and we were surprised by the care of our room while we were away. Overall, we plan on visiting again as soon as we get back into the Pittsburgh area, and encourage you to kick back and relax at the Parador Inn.
4.8 on June 18, 2014
We had a great time at the Parador! The inn is beautiful with a lovely garden, for starters. I wish that we had been staying longer just to enjoy the place more. RJ and Razor (dogs) were pretty awesome and lots of fun--if you don't like dogs, they are easily avoidable, but if you do...Breakfast was amazing! We had pineapple parfaits and, honestly, the best french toast I have ever had. We did not have a car, but the location is great. The 'T' (metro) is just a few blocks away, making downtown easily accessible. We had a great time, and would totally come back for a future Pittsburgh visit!
4.8 on June 09, 2014
Ed and company made sure we had a very enjoyable stay at the parador inn. The breakfast was delicious and kept us full for our long days on the town! We hope to visit the parador again soon!
5 on June 09, 2014
Easy going host and the rooms are significantly bigger than what I expected or have typically found in other BBs. Neighborhood is walkable to the riverfront and very ideal for a pirates game.
4.4 on June 05, 2014
The location was perfect. The owner was polite, generous, and very sociable. Even his dogs were a pleasure to be around! The room and food and everything was just right. A very peaceful stay.
Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) 20 miles
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
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
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
Cooking, gardening, painting, entertaining