Hotels Near the Improv in Pittsburgh

by David Thyberg

The nationwide chain of Improv Comedy Clubs opened up a Pittsburgh branch in 2002. Since then, the Improv has emerged as one of the city's premier stages for live comedy acts. Located at 166 East Bridge Street in the Homestead neighborhood of Pittsburgh, the Improv sits in the very heart of the Waterfront open air shopping mall complex. Travelers looking for nearby hotel accommodations have several options to choose from.

Courtyard Pittsburgh-West Homestead/Waterfront

The Courtyard Pittsburgh-West Homestead/Waterfront hotel provides the closest and most convenient option for visitors planning a trip to the Improv Comedy Club. This hotel lies within the very same Waterfront shopping complex less than a quarter mile away from the venue. The hotel has 94 rooms including a number of King Suites and special whirlpool rooms. All rooms also come with free high-speed Internet access and complimentary mini-refrigerators. Additional amenities include a fitness room, indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi as well as an outdoor patio with scenic views of the Monongahela River. On top of all this, the Courtyard Pittsburgh-West Homestead/Waterfront offers a hot breakfast buffet in its dining room along with free on-site parking for guests in the hotel lot.

SpringHill Suites Pittsburgh-Southside Works

The next closest hotel is the SpringHill Suites Pittsburgh-Southside Works, which lies roughly five miles up the Monongahela River from the Waterfront and the Improv. This all-suites hotel has 115 guest rooms with features such as microwaves, refrigerators, sinks, work stations and free Internet access. The hotel also boasts a large business facility on the first floor as well as a spacious fitness center and leisure areas with a swimming pool and whirlpool. The SpringHill Suites Pittsburgh-Southside Works provides a complimentary continental breakfast buffet, but guests should be prepared to pay for on-site parking.

Holiday Inn Express Pittsburgh-South Side

Also in Pittsburgh's lively South Side neighborhood is the Holiday Inn Express Pittsburgh-South Side. This hotel sits approximately seven miles from the Waterfront, putting guests within easy reach of the downtown cultural district and the nightlife of Station Square. Facilities here include two large conference rooms, a business center, a small gym, a spa and an indoor pool. All rooms have free wireless Internet. The hotel serves a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, and myriad restaurants lie within easy walking distance. There is a parking garage for the hotel, but guests have to pay by the day to park here.

Hampton Inn Pittsburgh-Oakland University Center

One other option for visitors who are trying to find lodging near the Improv is the Hampton Inn Pittsburgh-Oakland University Center. Situated just seven miles from the Waterfront, this hotel puts guests in the center of Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood. Several prominent universities surround the hotel, and the Carnegie Museums of Natural History and Art are also located nearby. Rooms here feature free Internet access and free local telephone calls. Guests can also get roll-away beds and rooms with refrigerators upon request. Other features include a fitness center, a business facility, a complimentary breakfast buffet and valet laundry service. Guests can pay to park at the garage adjacent to the hotel or search for metered spots in the neighborhood.

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