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
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Amazing Victorian Caribbean guest house

4.8 on September 09, 2015

Stayed at the Parador to visit our son at College. Wonderful atmosphere in late 19th century style mixed with Caribbean style artifacts. Highly personal flavour. Efficient and friendly service. Fantastic breakfasts including good company as well.

Could not ask for better!

5 on June 10, 2015

This beautiful place is in walking distance to Heinz Field,mass transit, and many parks and waterfront areas was the perfect spot to stay! The entire place was spotless, the staff offered many ideas of local interests and activities. Breakfast was great both days with accommodations being made for a vegan diet for one of our party. The Parador has a very relaxing atmosphere, with Caribbean music and decorations. This was our party's second stay, and when in Pittsburgh again, reservations we shall make.

A Hidden Gem in Pittsburgh's Northside

4.6 on June 10, 2015

From the moment my husband and I arrived at the Parador to celebrate our anniversary, we felt welcomed by the staff and entranced by the environment. Ty was knowledgeable about both the hotel's period decor, like the stunning chandeliers in the main rooms, and local services, connecting us to Uber when we needed a ride. Little surprises hid around every corner, from the steel drum, complete with sheet music for the novice, in the library, to an airy sunroom full of greenery, to funky period hats hung around the entryway mirror (which of course we tried on). The room itself was huge, thoughtfully decorated, and full of homey touches, from full-length bathrobes to a roomy reading perch. Breakfast blew away our expectations, with "yogurt" actually being a delicate fruit and parfait served in a delicate glass dish, and a hot breakfast of filling french toast and bacon. Our only regret is that we had to work the next day and didn't have more time to explore and linger in the surroundings! A true gem and great value; the Parador is not to be missed!

Beautiful Home

5 on June 03, 2015

I thought the home was beautiful, the outside courtyard reminded me of the south and was nice, the food was wonderful and the location is fantastic for the north shore area events and attractions. It was a very short walk to Heinz Field and the train. Good deal compared to the hotels. I will stay again for sure.


5 on May 29, 2015

..and i actually mean extra-extraordinary. a museum, a work of art, a lovingly restored and maintained labor of love...i could gush for days. playful Caribbean/African touches balance the brooding weight of massive Gothic furnishings. fun, helpful staff with a great knowledge of every object in the place. fantastic breakfast, too. if you want a bland, IKEA-filled room for the night...don't bother. if you want a stimulating, architectural, historical experience...this is the place. A++++++

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.

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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