Our favorite Pittsburgh hotels were booked on a recent weekend stay, so we ended up at The Distrikt Hotel, a Hilton Curio lodging. The location was convenient, right off the Route 376 exit, and a few blocks from Point State Park, Market Square and not too far from the stadiums. We walk a lot, so that worked out.
The hotel itself is newly renovated. The staff was great, and the room was clean and furnished well. The bathroom was large, but the room itself was small and dark, with no overhead lighting in the main area, no lounge chair or couch, just a desk and desk chair, and a refrigerator. Comfortable but small and dark. We had a narrow view of the river.
The hotel was charging $35 for valet parking, but there is a small lot right next to it that was charging $25 for overnight, plus we could get to our car easily if needed.
I am not familiar with the Curio brand, but it may be for hotels in old buildings that are not like typical Hiltons. Hilton has about a dozen “sub-brands” now and I can’t keep track of which is which.
The Distrikt has a rooftop terrace and a second-floor lounge/restaurant, along with an attached restaurant, “or, the Whale.” Because it was a long day, we had a dinner at “oTW” and it was quite good, see attached review.
Our favorite hotels in the city include the William Penn Omni and the Westin downtown, but we would stay again at the Distrikt. That Saturday night cost $300 with taxes, jacked up perhaps because of events in town.