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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) 688-1986
Rates on inquiry, parking extra
Shadyside Inn All Suites Hotel
(apartment style accommodations)
5405 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Phone: 412-441-4444
FAX: 412-687-7312
Rates on inquiry, parking included
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
100 Lytton Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15213
Phone: 412-682-6200
FAX: 412-681-4749
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. Please make your own transportation arrangements from the airport to your hotel / CMU. There are several options available for getting to and from the airport:

Uber Pittsburgh - learn more

Uber is a mobile application that connects you with a driver at the push of a button.Drivers arrive curbside in just minutes, and you can track the arrival of your ride. Payment is seamlessly billed to your credit card, PayPal account, or Google Wallet at the end of your trip—no need to tip.

You can download the Uber app using the following links:
iTunes App Store, Google Play Store, or Blackberry App World.

Limousine Service

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

Gateway Limo
Rates: $60 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.
Email: amydemeri@comcast.net

Harper's Transportation
Harper1084@verizon.net - 412-531-1940

Classy Cab – SUV cabs
http://www.classycab.com/index.htm
Phone 412-322-5080
Fax 412-322-5085

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

Taxi Service (approximately $50 each way)

Supershuttle - book online

Airport Shuttle (PATransit 28X - Airport Flyer) (approximately $3.75 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.

OAKLAND AREA Hotel Shuttles AND CAB / LIMO Info - 2015

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. Many of the PDL folks are on the 2nd floor of CIC, and our data center, but others have offices in the Gates Hillman Center.

Location of Hamerschlag Hall, Roberts Hall (Singleton Room) and the CIC building which houses most of PDL's personnel, plus our new Data Center. .

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

Parking is available along Frew Street.

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

Parking

While we assume most of you will use the shuttle PDL will provide, there are new parking machines on Schenley Drive, Frew Street, and Tech Street which are all very near to Roberts Hall. They accept currency and credit cards; it is ~$3.00 / hour and uses your license plate as the timing factor -- there should be plenty of spots still available at that hour. Parking is also available in the RMCIC Building Garage - P4 on the general campus map (closest) or the East Campus Garage - P7 on the map (further walk but more familiar to some of our guests). Some past attendees have also used the parking lot on Forbes Avenue at the nearby Carnegie Museum (also shown on the map). If you have any questions, please ask Karen.

Another map showing parking available on and around the CMU campus.



Hotel Shuttle Transportation Service &
Drop-off Directions

Most of the hotels listed 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.

For the Spring Visit Day and / or Retreat Day (NOT on the Optional Talks Day the day before Spring Visit Day), Karen will send around a pre-paid, non-hotel shuttle (arrival times to be sent close to the event) to get all guests to CMU around the same time. It also avoids the “makes many stops at other places for other hotel guests” pain of the hotel shuttles.

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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