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Pittsburgh Accommodations

There are several choices for hotels that are near CMU. When you call the hotel to make reservations, please tell them that you would like the CMU rate and based on availability, they will try to honor the prices quoted below.

Hilton Garden Inn - University Place
3454 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
Phone: (412) 683-2040
FAX: (412) 683-3934
Rates on inquiry, parking extra
Shadyside Inn
(apartment style accommodations)
5405 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Phone: 412-441-4444
FAX: 412-687-7312
Rates on inquiry, free parking
Code: CMU 2011
University Center Holiday Inn
100 Lytton Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15213
Phone: 412-682-6200
FAX: 412-682-5745
Rates on inquiry, parking extra
Mention: CMU Visitor
Courtyard Marriott - Shadyside
5308 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Phone: 1 412-683-3113
Fax: 1 412-683-3133
1-800-321-2211
Rates on inquiry, parking extra
Hampton Inn - University Center
3315 Hamlet Street
Pittsburgh PA 15213
Phone: 412-681-1000
FAX: 412-681-3022
Rates on inquiry, parking extra
MUST use Code: PITOK
Residence Inn by Marriott
3896 Bigelow Boulevard
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
Phone: 412-621-2200
FAX: 412-621-0955
Rates on inquiry, parking extra
Mention: CMU Visitor

Transportation

Many of the hotels near CMU have shuttle transportation to the university available. There are several options available for getting to and from the airport:

Limousine Service

Airport Sedan Service (Larry Waite)
Advance reservations are required, ~$60 each way
Contact Larry Waite, 412-401-LIMO (5466)

Gateway Limo
Rates: $54.00 from the airport to Downtown, Oakland, Shadyside, and Squirrel Hill (sedan). The rate for a van, a 14 passenger vehicle, is $78.00 per hour. Mention CMU when making a reservation.
Call the office at 412-782-5800 or 1-800-390-1222 (phones answered 24/7) for reservations.

Rental Car available at the airport from all the major companies.

Taxi Service (approximately $50 each way)

Express Shuttle USA (one way $22-$25, round trip $40-$46). More info on the web.
Leaves the airport inbound toward CMU starting at 9:00 a.m. every hour until 10:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and starting at 10:00 a.m. running until 4 p.m. on Saturdays and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays every two hours.
Leaves the hotels listed below on the hour (M-F) starting at:

Airport Shuttle (PATransit 28X - Airport Flyer) (approximately $2.50 each way)
Leaves CMU from the corner of Forbes and Morewood Avenues every 20 minutes starting at 5:00 a.m., last shuttle at 10:40 p.m. Shuttle leaves the airport from the baggage level starting at 5:45 a.m. approximately every 20 minutes.

Flight Delay Info

Find info on possible delayed flights from the Flight Delay Information - Air Traffic Control System Command Center web page.

Maps

Directions to CMU from the airport and other directions.

Detailed map of CMU campus and area including the location of the new Gates Hillman Center and the CIC Building.

Map of the walk from East Campus Garage to the CIC Building

Location of Hamerschlag Hall, Roberts Hall (Singleton Room) and the CIC building which houses most of PDL's personnel, plus our new Data Center. Most of the PDL folks are on the 2nd floor of CIC.

Map of the walk from Holiday Inn to CMU campus - CIC Bldg. (about a 15 minute walk)

Street map of the Shadyside/Squirrel Hill area of Pittsburgh (CMU's next door neighborhood).

Hotel Shuttle Transportation Service &
Drop-off Directions

All but the Shadyside Inn and University Inn offer scheduled shuttle transportation for their hotel to/from CMU. When you check in at your hotel, please let the front desk know of your need to get to CMU and your desired arrival time. They will inform you what time you should be in the front lobby for the appropriate shuttle. If you choose to use the Shadyside Inn, you should be able to board the CMU Shuttle that passes by the Shadyside Inn and near the University Inn if I provide you with a letter typed on CMU letterhead, indicating that you are a CMU Visitor. CMU Shuttle maps and info: http://www.cmu.edu/police/escort.htm

If you are visiting the CIC Building:

When you check in at your hotel, please let the front desk know of your need to get to CMU and your desired arrival time. They will inform you what time you should be in the front lobby for the appropriate shuttle. Please ask the shuttle driver to drop you off in front of Hamburg Hall. As you depart the shuttle, the CIC Building will be the building directly to the right (west) of Hamburg Hall over the ravine. Turn left up the road between Hamburg and CIC and you will find the main entrance to CIC on your right. Inside, the elevators are to your left and you will find most of the PDL personnel located in offices on the second floor. Greg Ganger is in CIC 2208 (412-268-1297) and Karen Lindenfelser is in CIC 2209 (412-268-6716).

If you are visiting Wean Hall:

When you check in at your hotel, please let the front desk know of your need to get to CMU and your desired arrival time. They will inform you what time you should be in the front lobby for the appropriate shuttle. Please ask the shuttle driver to drop you off at the 1st Floor entrance to Wean Hall. They can enter CMU via (Roberts Drive) off of Frew Street (by Schenley Park and Phipps Conservatory). The driver will need to follow the road between Roberts and Hamerschlag Hall down and around the back of Hamerschlag Hall, past the sidewalk leading up to Hamburg Hall/Forbes Avenue and proceed to the bottom of the hill (you will see parking spots along the sidewalk), and let you off at the stop sign at the bottom of that hill. Please come through the door (1st floor of Wean Hall). Walk to the end of the hall, turn right, and take the elevator to the 8th floor. If you are going directly to the conference room, Wean Hall 8220 can be found in the hallway behind the elevator. Turn right off of the elevator, come to the break in hall, turn right and walk past the white board, turn left at the break in the hall, and follow to the end.

If the shuttle driver is more familiar with coming on to campus off of Forbes Avenue by Hamburg Hall, travelling past Newell Simon Hall, and down the hill towards Doherty Hall, and driving up to the 1st floor of Wean, that is fine too!

If you are visiting Hamerschlag Hall:

When you check in at your hotel, please let the front desk know of your need to get to CMU and your desired arrival time. They will inform you what time you should be in the front lobby for the appropriate shuttle. Please ask the shuttle driver to drop you off at the CMU entrance (Roberts Drive) off of Frew Street (by Schenley Park and Phipps Conservatory). This entrance brings you to the parking lot that is surrounded by Scaife / Porter / Hamerschlag and Roberts Hall(s). Hamerschlag Hall is the building with the circular tower on top of it. You can enter the double-green doors. If you are coming to the D-level, you can take the short flight of stairs you will see to your right, turn right, turn left at the elevator, and enter the wood and glass door. You can also take the elevator down to "D" and enter through the wood and glass door that will be facing you. Go straight through the door and turn right.

If you are visiting Roberts Hall (Singleton Room):

When you check in at your hotel, please let the front desk know of your need to get to CMU and your desired arrival time. They will inform you what time you should be in the front lobby for the appropriate shuttle. Please ask the shuttle driver to drop you off at the CMU entrance (Roberts Drive) off of Frew Street (by Schenley Park and Phipps Conservatory). This entrance brings you to the parking lot that is surrounded by Scaife / Porter / Hamerschlag and Roberts Hall(s). Roberts Hall is located behind Scaife Hall (the building with the sloped brown and beige roof) and behind Hamerschlag Hall (the building with the circular tower). If you follow along the top-level railed sidewalk for Roberts Hall, it will lead you to the door where you will find the Atrium and the Singleton Room.

Further instructions, just in case:

Karen Lindenfelser's phone number is (412) 268-6716 -- or just 86716 on campus); Greg Ganger's phone number is (412) 268-1297 -- 81297 on campus.

Visitor Attractions

 

Gateway Clipper
Duquesne Incline
Schenley Park
Pittsburgh Historical Architecture
  • Carnegie Science Center

  • City of Pittsburgh

  • CMU's List of Area Attractions

  • Duquesne Incline

  • Events Calendar

  • Gateway Clipper

  • Kennywood Amusement Park

  • Station Square

  • Phipps Conservatory

  • Pittsburgh Neighborhoods

  • Pittsburgh Parks

  • Pittsburgh Zoo
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    Pittsbrugh Skyline

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