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Morning Glory Inn

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Morning Glory Inn Review

This 1862 brick Italian Victorian townhouse is in the Southside Historical District, just over a mile from Pittsburgh's Downtown. Its garden room is bright, with pink lattice and floral wallpaper, a white wicker bed and chair, and a walnut rocker. Other rooms have earth-tone, floral, or yellow-striped wallpaper. Two rooms have clawfoot tubs, and one has a canopy bed.

    Hotel Details

  • 5 rooms, 1 suite.
  • Credit cards accepted.

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    This place is horrible. Believe all the other negative reviews all over the net!

    I made this trip with some friends this past weekend. The rooms we booked were negotiated at $175 over the phone. Then the innkeepers pulled a bait and switch when we got there and put us in rooms that were $190 and $210 and didn't give them to us at the original price, but instead charged us the higher price.

    The male innkeeper had the personality of a doorknob. The place was dirty, the sink handle broke off in the bathroom as I turned on the water, there were white splotches of previous toothpaste users in the bathroom all over the walls, the water sat in the tub not able to drain while I took a shower, the hot water lasted 5 minutes before turning freezing cold, the rooms were cold with no ability to turn the heat up on your own, it was very noisy outside late into the night, there was no door to one of the bathrooms of the two rooms we rented, the tvs were so small you could hardly see them, the carpeting was in need of a good cleaning.

    The innkeepers were not there to greet us when we arrived. We had to phone them because they are smart enough themselves to live elsewhere. I felt as though I was putting these people out by staying here. We lugged our stuff up three flights of stairs. For $900 for two rooms for two nights, we could have stayed at the Omni downtown with no hassle and pleasant people that have people to help you and elevators!

    At breakfast, I sat shivering in my seat while the owners just looked at me like I was crazy to think that the temperature should be more than 60 degrees. When one of my friends went downstairs to get coffee, the innkeeper provided her with a few drops and told her it was a teaser to get everyone downstairs. She would not even give them a full cup of coffee because clearly they are not adults and cannot decide on their own how much coffee they want when they wake up. The breakfast was simple and inexpensive. In fact, it appeared that they cut corners on everything to gouge people and make as much profit as they can before the word gets out about how dreadful they are at their jobs. Limited heat, limited food, no service.

    If you are thinking about having a wedding in this place, I cannot imagine a more horrible experience to be had. Unless you want to be told exactly how everything is going to be for you and have no service to boot, run!

    The male innkeeper hung up on me today when I called him. I told him I was unhappy with the experience and that the price we paid was not the price that was originally quoted. He didn't even apologize. I told him I was writing this review and several others. He didn't seem phased about it. He had no concern for me as a PAYING (and very high paying, at that) customer that was unhappy. I would have loved to have gone through this laundry list of catastrophies, but he said that he didn't have to listen to it and hung up on me.

    I travel very frequently (at least once a week) and stay in all kinds of places. This is by far the worst experience I have ever had for an overnight accommodation. I was compelled to write this review to spare others the agony of staying at this bed and breakfast.

    There are hundreds of other options in Pittsburgh - I'd recommend the Sheraton Station Square, the Omni, the Hilton downtown or popping your own tent over this place. I wish I had read the other reviews before making this reservation.

    Please send me a note if you have any questions, I could write a book about this experience. I wish these innkeepers nothing but failure on their mission to swindle people with subpar service and their terrible attitudes.

    by joscat, 11/22/07
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    A Total Rip Off

    This past weekend three friends and I spent two nights at the Morning Glory Inn, Pittsburgh. What a scam. We were charged higher rates then the ones we booked, were put on the top floor (think 3 steep flights) with no help carrying bags. Our accommodations consisted of two beds for four adults (not couples). Trudging up the steep incline like a pack mule got me up close and personal with the filthy carpet - a sign of things to come. This place is the pits and the insulting accommodations and lack of services is rivaled only by the rude, arrogant and clearly misplaced hosts.

    If you, fellow traveler, read anything positive about this place it was either written a very long time ago or was written by the owners. The rooms were freezing, showers were freezing, rooms were not clean, partiers yelling in the street till 3:00 a.m. both nights, and two completely disconnected owners who act like they have nothing to do with the place other than to serve a light breakfast (read: no choices / no meats). Bottom line: $900.00 for two beds / two nights. Disgraceful considering the true service (historical) establishments available in Pittsburgh. Stay at the Omni, or Hilton or on a local river bank - just avoid The Morning Glory Inn. Wish I could give them zero.

    by MookieinNY, 11/20/07

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