Hotels Near Kennywood Park

by Laura Latzko

Located near Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania, in West Mifflin, Kennywood Park has been around since 1898 and features laser, acrobat and era-themed musical shows; an 85-mph rollercoaster; a roller coaster from the 1920s; a haunted house and a Noah’s-Ark-themed ride. Hotels near Kennywood Park are within a 30-minute drive of downtown Pittsburgh’s theaters, performing arts centers, live-music clubs, hiking trails and football and baseball stadiums. The hotels closest to the amusement park offer suites with fully equipped kitchens, daily breakfasts or dry-cleaning services. Some area hotels allow pets.

Holiday Inn Express Pittsburgh West Mifflin

The Holiday Inn Express Pittsburgh West Mifflin is about six miles from the amusement park and within a 10-minute drive of the Waterfront, an outdoor shopping complex with an amusement center, specialty stores and a comedy club. The pet-friendly hotel offers spacious, brightly colored spaces, including a breakfast area with wooden tables and a lobby lounge with sofas and armchairs around a fireplace. The on-site business center has a guest computer with high-speed Internet access, and the hotel provides an express dry-cleaning service. A daily breakfast buffet includes hot and cold choices. Suites come with kitchens with plates and glasses, desk spaces with office chairs and living room areas with pullout sofas; some suites have Whirlpool tubs.

SpringHill Suites West Mifflin

About 7.5 miles from the amusement park, SpringHill Suites West Mifflin is within a 30-minute drive of the Carnegie Science Center and Sandcastle Waterpark. A lobby lounge with bright blue chairs surrounding a fireplace and a breakfast area with a big-screen TV add to the combination modern and relaxed atmosphere of the hotel. Patio furniture surrounds the indoor pool and hot tub, and an on-site market sells soda, bottled water, chips, candy, aspirin and microwaveable dinners. The hotel provides a shuttle service to Allegheny County Airport. Spacious suites have kitchen areas with mini refrigerators, sinks and silverware; some suites have three-person hot tubs.

Extended StayAmerica Pittsburgh-West Mifflin

Extended StayAmerica Pittsburgh-West Mifflin sits about eight miles from the amusement park and within a 30-minute drive of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The extended-stay hotel offers a homey ambiance, with guest rooms set up similar to apartments with separate living room and bedroom areas. Guest rooms come with kitchens with full-size refrigerators, stoves, plates, pots and pans and eating utensils; people can have their pets in some suites. For an extra fee, the hotel provides clean towels, bed linens and soap for use in guest rooms.

Comfort Inn

West Mifflin’s Comfort Inn is about eight miles from the amusement park and within a 10-mile drive of Century III Mall, the Andy Warhol Museum and Point State Park. A breakfast room with cafe-style tables and a small sitting area with armchairs near the front desk enhance the intimate feeling of the hotel. Some guest rooms provide two-person hot tubs, and all rooms come with free wireless Internet access. The indoor pool is heated all year long, and a daily breakfast includes hot waffles. The fitness center provides a small sitting area as well as treadmills and exercise bikes.

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