Attention Pittsburgh Dopers

Might take a trip into Pittsburgh, and I would appreciate anyone to let me know of a nice place to stay (not too expensive, just in a halfway safe area), and quite possibly a decent place to eat. It would just be a weekend trip, so I won’t be seeing alot of the scenery (though I don’t really know if there is any).

Any and all help would be much appreciated.

Thank You,

Well, if you’re in a hurry, I’d suggest any EatnPark. If you’re not, then might I suggest the location of last weekend’s Dopefest, Gullifty’s?

I’m not too familiar with the hotels in Pittsburgh, but there are some decent ones here in Oakland - I’m sure Medea’s Child will be along to tell you about them soon enough.

As for restaurants, I have to agree with SpinneZiege; Eat’nPark or Gullifty’s are good choices and not too pricy.

For hotels, the Sheridan in Station Square is a good place to stay. Inexpensive, not near all the college kids and in a very safe neighborhood. Also, the rooms are decent and comfortable. Don’t ask why I stay in hotels less than 2 miles from where I live.

As for food, Gulliftys is good, located about 10 miles from station square. However, you are right in Downtown Pittsburgh at that Sheridan, so you can also hit up Permanti’s (spelling?) or go to the North Hills area for Bravo’s (italian) or any of the big chains.

Avoid Eat ‘n’ Park…it’s ucky.

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Got a problem with college kids HideoHo?

Are you driving or flying? (The airport area has some decent places to stay, but if you want to actually see the city, its kinda far out of your way.)

I only know places to stay if you want to stay near college kids, so you might want to listen to HideoHo.

Places to eat? Gullifty’s is my personal favorite, but you might shock see a college student! AHHHH!

The strip district has The Spaghetti Warehouse and a bunch of other places. If you want to go fancy head up on Mt Washington. (Park at the bottom and take the incline…take the incline for the view if you have the time any way)

Hope that helps

For what it’s worth, I happen to be a college student, as are many people on the board.

Anyho, I LIKE Eat N Park. The desserts are FABULOUS. Strawberry pie-mmmm…

*Hmmm…I would make a Pit thread, unless HidieHo wants to explain himself?

I’m eating a smiley cookie as I type this.

Well, I don’t know what HideoHo’s reasoning was, but after living in Oakland for five years, I can say it’s not the quietest of neighborhoods. On a weekend during the school year there’s bound to be plenty of people out on Forbes and in the bars, parties going on down in South Oakland and up in the frat houses on the hill by Sutherland, etc. And I don’t mean to imply that’s necessarily a bad thing, but it certainly isn’t to everyone’s taste.

On the other hand, Oakland is a neighborhood that can change a lot from block to block, and the hotels I remember there were buffered somewhat from the places that are most likely to be noisy. There are probably others, but the two I remember are the Best Western on the Blvd of the Allies across from Magee Hospital (of course, with the hospital there, you will get a certain amount of ambulances coming and going) and the Holiday Inn off of Fifth a few blocks down from the Cathedral of Learning. I actually stayed in the Holiday Inn for one night about six years ago, and it was a nice place, but I remember it being a bit pricey.

Some of it depends on where pipefitter is coming from, and how he’s getting here. There are a lot of hotels and motels out where I live (Monroeville, PA), but it’s about as far from the airport as you can get and still be near to Pittsburgh. However, if you’re coming in on the Turnpike from the east, then it’s right on the way in.

And as for EatNPark, eh… It has always been a place I could take or leave. Better than Denny’s, but still nothing special.