Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

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Why We Love It

  • Walking distance to Pitt, CMU and UPMC 
  • 15-minute drive to downtown Pittsburgh, PNC Park and Heinz Field
  • Newly renovated rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi 
  • Complimentary local shuttle service available daily from 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

89% (87 Member Ratings)

"Very pleasantly surprised by the quality of this hotel. Great location, directly across from U of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning, right in the heart of Oakland. Friendly, helpful staff. Parking across from hotel entrance in a secured, covered lot. My 7th floor room was quiet, spacious and clean. The restaurant / bar is tasteful and inviting. (I didn't try the food.)"
17. Jun 2017
Annapolis, MD, United States

Map & Directions

Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), home to 12 airlines including American and Southwest, is a 25-minute drive away from the hotel. Taxi fare is estimated to be $45 per person one way. For a fee, the hotel’s staff can also arrange transportation between the airport and the hotel, if needed. If you’re looking to save a few dollars and have a lot of time, for only $3.75 per person one way, take the 28X Port Authority Bus just outside of Door 6 in baggage claim toward downtown and Oakland. The ride is a little over an hour and once you get off at Forbes Avenue at Bigelow Boulevard, it’s a five-minute walk to the hotel.

Rooms & Rates

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Cushioned in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center is a 15-minute drive to downtown Pittsburgh. Oakland, home to many well-known hospitals and universities such as Pitt, CMU and UPMC, is full of intellectual, international and cultural vibes. 

Within the property, a high-ceiling lobby and wood panels throughout offer a blend of modern and contemporary décor. The newly renovated rooms and suites feature gray, green and blue tones and all have plush beds with pilllowtop mattresses for a comfortable sleep. If upgraded to the Club Level, you'll get extra perks, such as access to the private club lounge, continental breakfast, complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres Monday-Thursday. All guests can enjoy diverse American dishes from Bridges Restaurant and Lounge, the hotel’s on-site dining option, or room service. 

Take advantage of the hotel’s complimentary local shuttle, available daily from 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m., within a three-mile radius to places such as Carnegie Museum of Natural History or the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Other amenities at the hotel include complimentary Wi-Fi, a heated indoor pool and a fully equipped fitness center. 

Drive less than 20 minutes to Mount Washington for stunning views of the city. Catch a ball game with the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park or cheer on the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field, both a 15-minute drive. The property is a perfect stay for families visiting those at neighboring universities and hospitals or exploring the culture of the area.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Off-street parking (fees apply)
  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Public car park (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children up to the age 18 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Infant’s crib available on request free of charge. Extra bed available on request, and in King Rooms only: $15 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The hotel offers Self-Parking for $20.00 (subject to tax) per day and includes in and out privileges. Charges will be applied to your bill at the hotel. These rates are subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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89% Positive
(87 Member reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center over the past 15 months.
4.0 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Very pleasantly surprised by the quality of this hotel. Great location, directly across from U of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning, right in the heart of Oakland. Friendly, helpful staff. Parking across from hotel entrance in a secured, covered lot. My 7th floor room was quiet, spacious and clean. The restaurant / bar is tasteful and inviting. (I didn't try the food.)
Other Comments
Very satisfied with this hotel. It greatly exceeded my expectation.
Robin 17. Jun 2017 Annapolis, MD, United States
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Courteous staff, conveniently licated and easy parking.
Karen 16. Jun 2017 Erie, PA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The value of the package offered through Travelzoo.
Other Comments
Friendly staff, comfortable room, great location for events in Oakland.
Diane 10. Jun 2017 PeninsulaPeninsula, OH, United States
Enjoyed Most
Good location and prompt communication with the manager. Thankful that this promo offer was handled with ease, not all discounts/promos work out well with certain hotels.
Other Comments
The rooms were a little dated, but good enough for us! However, the wall unit for the a/c in the room sounded like a jet taking off every time it turned on :( I sleep with earplugs, so the white noise was tolerable to me, my husband might have had a different opinion, lol
Kelsi Maple 07. Jun 2017 East Liverpool, OH, United States
Enjoyed Most
Their front desk help!! They could not have been nicer or more helpful.
Molly 05. Jun 2017 Emporium, PA, United States
Other Comments
This is maybe experience. Not the cleanest hotel I've been in. Halls didn't appear to be swept either
Tina 17. Apr 2017 Wattsburg, PA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Its location. We could walk to a lot of interesting sights.
James 13. Apr 2017 Grafton, OH, United States
Enjoyed Most
Very clean, comfy bed, huge bathroom
Other Comments
Location was great for an early a.m. walk
Karen 13. Apr 2017 South Euclid, OH, United States
Enjoyed Most
The shuttle service was top of the line. Jack was a great representative for Wyndham.
Fred 12. Apr 2017 Waynesboro, PA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful property, very attractive rooms.
Other Comments
A bit out of the main downtown area, but still easy to access. Lots of attractions, shops, and restaurants within a 10-minute walk.
Denise 20. Mar 2017 Cleveland, OH, United States

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