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Conference Hotel - Holiday Inn Pittsburgh @ University Center (Oakland)

If you're looking for the best Pittsburgh, PA hotel in the heart of Oakland, you'll love our smoke-free Holiday InnŽ Pittsburgh at University Center hotel. Nestled within the vibrant academic, medical and cultural communities of Pittsburgh, our hotel's convenient location and the best Pittsburgh hotel rates has everything you want.

Thinking of visiting the University of Pittsburgh? Our hotel's location simply couldn't be closer. Guests can visit the Carnegie Museum of Art & Natural History, the Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens or shop at Station Square. The Pittsburgh Pirates, Penguins and the Steelers are just a few miles from our Pittsburgh, PA hotel. And The University of Pittsburgh is within walking distance.

Business travelers looking for the best Pittsburgh hotels, marvel at our 7,333-sq ft of meeting space, 24-hour Business Center, free high-speed Internet access and a well-equipped Business Center. Plus we're close to the renowned UPMC facilities, Presbyterian, Montifore and Children's Hospital. We also offer secure Executive level rooms with upgraded features.

When you stay in Pittsburgh, PA, choose our hotel for a great location and amenities like an indoor pool, well-equipped Fitness Center and an outstanding restaurant. For the finest services and the best Pittsburgh hotel rates near the University of Pittsburgh, our hotel's deals mean a Smart Stay.

Please register online at There is a special group rate for the conference. The conference rate only applies up to Monday July 23, 2012.

Daily parking is provided at the hotel for $18.00/night

Holiday Inn
Hotel Front Desk: 1-412-682-6200 | Hotel Fax: 1-412-682-5745


Additional Hotels

The map shows the location of other hotels in the area. The conference is in Benedum Hall, it is located to the the word "Oakland" in the image. The Holiday Inn is item 7 in the image. Hotels 1,3, and 6 are within walking distance. About a 15 minute walk. Hotels 9 and 10 are nice but too far to walk. An option if you stay in one of these other hotels is to drive and park at the conference. There is public parking in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial. It is located right next to Benedum Hall. Links to these other hotels is provided below the image.

Links to the hotels shown above are given below:

  1. Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place
  2. Quality Inn University Center
  3. Hampton Inn Hotel:University Center Pittsburgh/Oakland
  4. Holiday Inn Pittsburgh at University Center, Oakland
  5. Residence Inn Pittsburgh University/Medical Center
  6. Courtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh Shadyside Hotel

Directions & Transportation to the Holiday Inn:

From Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)

  • Distance: 23 MI / 37.01 KM South to Hotel
  • Shuttle Charge (one way): $21.00 (USD)
  • Taxi Charge (one way): $55.00 (USD)
  • Time by taxi: 35 minutes
  • Take Route 60 South to I-279 North. Follow signs for I-376 East, take Exit 2A. Follow until you get to South Bellefield Avenue and make a Left. Follow to Fifth Avenue and make a Left. Follow to Lytton Avenue and make a Right. Hotel on Right.

Driving Directions

Follow signs for I-376 East, take Exit 2A (Forbes Avenue/Oakland). This will put you right onto Forbes Avenue. Follow until you get to South Bellefield Avenue and make a Left. Follow South Bellefield to Fifth Avenue and make a Left. Follow Fifth Avenue to Lytton Avenue and make a Right. Hotel will be on Right.