Motels in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

by David Thyberg
Pittsburgh skyline at sunset

Pittsburgh skyline at sunset

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Situated in the southwestern corner of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh brings in visitors with its top notch universities and hospitals as well as its championship sports teams and diverse cultural attractions. Lodging options abound, but travelers in search of motel accommodations will find only a handful of establishments in the Greater Pittsburgh Area, most of which are run by Motel 6. Some of the standard features for every Motel 6 location include free morning coffee, free local phone calls, cable television service and a pets-welcome policy. Aside from these commonalities, Motel 6 branches in the Pittsburgh region have a varying assortment of additional amenities and advantages.

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Motel 6 Pittsburgh - Airport

The Motel 6 Pittsburgh - Airport branch lies off highway I-79 at Steubenville Pike-Exit #59-B, just seven miles from Pittsburgh International Airport and roughly 12 miles west of downtown. This establishment ranks as the closest available motel to the airport, and it also provides convenient access to nearby Robert Morris University and the shopping mall at Robinson Town Center. As an added bonus, this Motel 6 branch provides a coin-operated laundry service and free Wi-Fi Internet in every room. Other special amenities here include interior corridors and optional micro-fridges in guest rooms.

Motel 6 Pittsburgh - Crafton

The Motel 6 Pittsburgh - Crafton branch also sits off highway I-79, but closer to town at Exit #60-A. This motel stands out as the closest option to the city center, lying approximately six miles west of downtown. Nearby attractions include Heinz Field and PNC Park as well as the Pittsburgh Convention Center and the Duquesne Incline. Ohio Valley General Hospital is also located in the vicinity. Guests will find numerous restaurants in the area as well as a nearby bus stop for transportation into the city. Rooms have Wi-Fi Internet, but the motel charges a small fee before granting online access for a 24-hour period.

Motel 6 Pittsburgh - Cranberry

Travelers will encounter the Motel 6 Pittsburgh - Cranberry branch off of highway I-76 at Exit #28, which is some 19 miles to the north of the city center. Local attractions in Cranberry include Blade Runner's Ice Complex and UPMC Passavant Cranberry Hospital. This motel offers a special area reserved for truck parking and an interior elevator for easy access to the second and third floors of the building. Wi-Fi is available in select rooms for a fee.

Motel 6 Washington, PA

The Motel 6 in Washington, PA serves as a slightly more distant option in the extended Pittsburgh region. Located about 24 miles south of downtown, this motel puts guests near businesses and attractions such as Washington & Jefferson College, the Washington Crown Center, the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum and Meadows Racetrack & Casino. Standout amenities here include coin laundry facilities and an outdoor swimming pool. Again, Wi-Fi is available for a nominal fee in select guest rooms.

About the Author

David Thyberg began his writing career in 2007. He is a professional writer, editor and translator. Thyberg has been published in various newspapers, websites and magazines. He enjoys writing about social issues, travel, music and sports. Thyberg holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh Honors College with a certificate in Spanish and Latin American studies.

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