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1. The Priory Hotel 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Pittsburgh

The Priory Hotel
The Priory Hotel

Located in a historic building that previously housed a Benedictine monastery, this Pittsburgh hotel offers a courtyard garden decorated in the style of an Italian Villa. A complimentary continental breakfast is served every morning.

A flat-screen TV and an iPod dock are featured in each room at The Priory hotel. Every room comes with a view of the city or the garden. The en suite bathroom comes with a hairdryer and free toiletries.

A 24-hour front desk welcomes guests to the Pittsburgh Priory hotel. A free shuttle service for drop-offs and pick-ups within 3.2 km of the property is also provided. A wood-burning fireplace adorns the lobby.

PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team, is 2 km from the hotel. The Andy Warhol Museum, The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and the National Aviary are within 1.6 km of the property.

Dating from 1888, this boutique hotel is in a former monastery in the Deutschtown Historic District, half a mile from the Andy Warhol Museum and a mile from downtown Pittsburgh.

Rooms and suites have 1 bed each. Some have courtyard or skyline views. Suites have sitting rooms with pullout couches. There’s free WiFi throughout.

Continental breakfast is free, as is parking, and the use of a fitness center. There’s a Victorian garden courtyard and the ornate ballroom is in the monastery’s former church. A complimentary shuttle offers a service to central locations.

A former Benedictine Monastery, the Priory Hotel is a boutique hotel located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s historic Deutschtown district. Built in 1888 (with a new addition which opened in January 2011), the Priory offers late 19th century historic ambiance, with all of the modern amenities, including flat screen televisions, in-room safes and coffee service, and complimentary hard wired and wireless Internet service.

The Priory is within easy walking distance of many Pittsburgh attractions, including the Andy Warhol Museum, National Aviary, PNC Park and Heinz Field, and is less than a mile from downtown Pittsburgh. The Priory Hotel offers a complimentary European-style Continental breakfast every morning; parking is complimentary as well. Don’t feel like leaving the property? Our Monks’ Bar is open daily, and you can enjoy a cool drink in our cozy sitting room (with a wood burning fireplace), or out in our garden courtyard.

A romantic hotel just over the river from the city. This was part of our big gay honeymoon road trip across the USA and we got a great welcome from the staff at reception and a congratulations card and complimentary bottle of celebratory wine delivered to our room!

Don’t be put off by the slightly run down feel of the area. It’s only a short walk across the river to the city and the views from the bridge are spectacular.

By the way, if you’re a gay traveller looking for the hedonistic, queer as folk Pittsburgh, it ain’t here no more!

We loved staying at The Priory, a beautiful, historical hotel tucked away in the City of Pittsburgh’s North Side. It was so quiet and peaceful and we loved The Monks Bar, the smallest greatest bar ever. We were within walking distance to dinner and attractions, and enjoyed a lovely continental breakfast in our room. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.

Found this gem within walking distance of pnc field and will definitely return! It was historical and clean. Every room is unique. Nice location to walk to the fields or even downtown. Delicious breakfast with hot items and friendly staff.

We had a wonderful stay at the Priory and definitely enjoyed the ambiance of the hotel. Our room was clean and well-appointed with a comfortable bed and large bathroom. Breakfast was wonderful, and we enjoyed the delicious fresh fruit, homemade breads, coffee, juice, etc. The free parking was a nice bonus, and we loved the free shuttle ride to and from dinner and the theater! How nice to park the car at the hotel and still be able to enjoy an evening out without having to drive ourselves! The shuttle driver was personable and friendly, and we enjoyed talking with him.

gay hotels pittsburgh
gay hotels pittsburgh

How much does a room costs at The Priory Hotel?

Prices start 177$/night for Double Room.

Where to book online – The Priory Hotel –  Gay Friendly Hotels Pittsburgh PA – you can find the best hotels deals in Pittsburgh during Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Pittsburgh on or  Agoda.comor  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Ace Hotel Pittsburgh 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 

Ace Hotel Pittsburgh
Ace Hotel Pittsburgh

Housed in a century-old former YMCA building, the Ace Hotel Pittsburgh is set in Pittsburgh, 1.5 km from Chatham University. The property offers on-site dining and fitness facilities.

Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some units have a seating area to relax in after a busy day. For your comfort, you will find bath robes and free toiletries.

Guests at the Pittsburgh Ace Hotel are greeted at the 24-hour front desk. Concierge service and luggage storage are available.

In an early 20th-century building in the East Liberty area, this hip hotel is 2 miles from the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, and the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

Bright rooms have a minimalist vibe, and come with complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screens, plus minibars and designer toiletries. Suites add in-room free-standing tubs and sitting areas, plus turntables and acoustic guitars. Room service is offered.

There’s a tavern-style restaurant, an industrial-chic lobby bar and a coffee shop. Event space is available.

Established in 2015. Ace Hotel PGH resides in a historic, century-old building, formerly the East Liberty YMCA. We’ve preserved many features of its past — its windows, its ornate facade, its velodrome — in hopes of celebrating its rich history. Pittsburgh is a city we love for its neighborhoods. East Liberty, for instance, was once a free-grazing field in the shadow of the Alleghenies, and before that it was under the sea.

I love the casualness of Ace, the artsiness and the eclectic guests and the party that seems to go on every night at the bar. Not to mention nights of tango and dodgeball. Let’s just say Ace is alive, fresh and filled with artists that are either staying there or working there. The energy is a refreshing change from most hotel vibes. Gay-friendly, pet-friendly, artist-friendly and just plain old friendly with awesome food and a very good location to boot. Can’t wait to go back.

We thoroughly enjoyed the first night of our honeymoon at this charming boutique hotel. Gay friendly and in the heart of a thriving neighborhood of fund things to explore. Pillow top mattresses are super soft if you like that as much as I do.

At first, upon entering the lobby, we felt out of place with the number of young folks, similar ages of our kids. Our room was small with a large bed on a wooden platform which had sharp edges to look out for while moving around in the space. My ankle banged into it a few painful times before I learned to avoid. We grew to like the room more each day. The thermostat is adjustable, bed has plenty of warm blankets and the shower was always hot.

However, no grab bars to help climb out of the high tub. We had breakfast in the restaurant – excellent and good service. The valet always had our car ready when needed and even walked us to it’s parking spot when we left stuff in it. The lobby was always alive with people in the bar and on the couches or working hard at the long work table. All staff was pleasant and helpful. We recommend it and would go back – maybe ask for a larger room.

The building is a former YMCA and has kept its character of the building while making it a hip hotel. We stayed in one of the smaller rooms but had everything we needed. There are pegs all around the perimeter of the room so you can hang your coat, clothes and dog leash up. Large windows gave us a great view of the city and Pitt’s Tower of Learning.

Very conveniently located. A nice little stocked with great honor bar treats which we used for our items while there. The bed is a very comfortable platform bed.

This hotel use to be the YMCA. Today it’s a hip hotel where the community has embraced. The restaurant food was delicious especially the Chocolate Olive Oil Cake. The bar is known for its specialty drinks and craft beers. There’s a record player in the lobby along with vinyl record albums for guest to play. The large bedroom reminded me of my college room in the 70’s along with a window seat. The bed is low but extremely comfortable.

After five p.m. the environment comes alive on weekdays with business people, entrepreneurs, songwriters and travelers. I had a great time and customer service at the hotel was Great. Remember this hotel is not for everyone but for those who are young in heart.

Gay Friendly Hotels Pittsburgh PA
Gay Friendly Hotels Pittsburgh PA

How much does a room costs at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh?

Prices start 165$/night for Double Room.

Where to book online – Ace Hotel Pittsburgh –  Gay Friendly Hotels Pittsburgh PA – you can find the best hotels deals in Pittsburgh during Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Pittsburgh on  or  or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. The Inn on the Mexican War Streets 3* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Pittsburgh

The Inn on the Mexican War Streets
The Inn on the Mexican War Streets

Set in the Boggs Mansion, a sophisticated Victorian house with a grand wooden staircase, this plush B&B is a 5-minute walk from The National Aviary and 1 mile from the Andy Warhol Museum.

The 8 refined, individually decorated rooms and suites (1 with a stained-glass window) feature antique furniture, traditional decor and TVs. Some have fireplaces, 4-poster beds, sitting areas and/or mini fridges; 1 provides a kitchen.

Complimentary perks include parking, cookies and snacks in the evenings, and continental breakfast served in an ornate dining room. There’s also a library-style bar and a veranda with seating, as well as a formal lounge.

If you’re looking for a romantic inn in Pittsburgh, look no further than Inn on the Mexican War Streets.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Pittsburgh, Inn On The Mexican War Streets (r. H. Boggs House) Hotel is located a short distance from Mr. Rogers’ Memorial Statue (0.6 mi) and Pittsburgh Water Steps (0.6 mi).

The rooms offer air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

In addition, as a valued Inn on the Mexican War Streets guest, you can enjoy free breakfast that is available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of Pittsburgh’s popular burritos restaurants such as DeLuca’s Diner, Emilianos Mexican Restaurant & Bar, and Double Wide Grill, all a short distance from Inn On The Mexican War Streets (r. H. Boggs House) Hotel.

If you are interested in exploring Pittsburgh, check out a natural history museum, such as Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

The staff at Inn on the Mexican War Streets looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

The location is ideal with free street parking nearby and sights such as the Andy Warhol Museum are within easy walking distance. Overall a stay in this interesting and lovely home is definitely worth the premium over a standard business hotel.

Good points:
+ Beautiful property and rooms
+ Friendly and helpful welcome
+ Free on street parking nearby
+ Convenient location for walking the city

The Inn is actually an old Victorian Mansion owned and operated by a male couple. The couple are very friendly and easy to speak to. Their love of this Inn is definitely noticeable.

The Inn is within walking distance of the PNC Park where the Pirates play. The PNC Park is south of the Inn next to the river with the Allegheny Commons Park West between them. There is parking on the street at the Inn but is city controlled (not owned by the Inn). I would stay here again if I ever find myself in Pittsburgh.

The mansion itself is a unique property located in a very walkable part of Pittsburgh and is easy to get to located in front of a very nice park. It took us 20 min during peak traffic to get to U Pitt.

The hosts Jeff and Carl are very considerate and friendly. Jeff provided is with great dining suggestions and we discovered a cute hole in the wall Nepali restaurant (Subba) within walking distance.

Breakfast is served in a beautiful room with classic decor and while fairly basic it’s adequate and the fresh coffee is great.

We stayed in Emma’s room which was pretty, spacious and had a nice roomy bathroom.

Overall Highly recommended.

Gay Friendly Hotels Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Gay Friendly Hotels Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

How much does a room costs at The Inn on the Mexican War Streets?

Prices start 124$/night for Double Room.

Where to book online – The Inn on the Mexican War Streets –  Gay Friendly Hotels Pittsburgh Pennsylvania – you can find the best hotels deals in Pittsburgh during Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Pittsburgh on  or  or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.