The Priory Hotel

Living history in Pittsburgh's North Shore.

Once a Benedictine monastery built in 1888, the Priory has been lovingly restored and repurposed into an elegant boutique hotel in the heart of Pittsburgh's historic North Shore. While retaining its gracious Victorian-era architectural and design charms, The Priory Hotel boasts all of the modern amenities and comforts expected by the discerning 21st-century traveler.

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Boutique luxury accommodations in historic Pittsburgh.

What it's like

At its inception, the Priory boasted 25 guestrooms. In 1986, the Graf family meticulously renovated these rooms, infusing them with the charm of the 19th century by adding Edwardian period furnishings and replicas that complemented the building's unique architectural and interior designs. In 2011, a new wing featuring 17 guestrooms was seamlessly added to the property. Then, in 2023, The Priory Hotel underwent a complete renovation and redecoration, introducing a light and airy aesthetic. This update included new furnishings, upgraded bedding, and state-of-the-art electronics in both the common areas and guestrooms.

Independent spirit

Experience a 19th-century monastery with 21st-century comforts.

Small touches

Reflecting its 19th-century heritage, many of The Priory Hotel's guestrooms feature stunning arched windows, 14-foot-high pressed tin ceilings, and exquisite mantelpieces, along with restored and reupholstered antique accent furnishings. Each room offers views of either Downtown Pittsburgh, the Priory's verdant courtyard, or the courtyard of the adjacent Winterthur House. And with just 42 guestrooms, guests receive a level of personalized service that larger hotels simply cannot match.

Eat and drink

Each morning begins with a complimentary chef-prepared grab-and-go breakfast box. Curated with care, the box includes an assortment of fresh pastries, fruits, cereals, and a choice of refreshing beverages, ensuring that your day starts with a sumptuous meal. As night descends, immerse yourself in sophistication at Pennsylvania's smallest bar, The Monk's Bar. Tucked within the hotel and formerly the monastery's library, this 14-seat pub offers a selection of top-shelf liquors, a curated wine list, and rotating microbrews. Infused with the building's rich monastic history and renowned for its signature "Monktini," it promises each visitor a unique and unforgettable experience.

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Rooms & Rates

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Located on the North Shore across the Allegheny River from Downtown Pittsburgh, a 25-minute drive from Pittsburgh International Airport, and only a short walk from PNC Park, the Andy Warhol Museum, and several other cultural attractions.

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Guest Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary onsite parking
  • Complimentary on-call shuttle service (available Friday – Sunday)
  • Complimentary business center

Eat & Drink

  • Complimentary grab-and-go breakfast served daily 
  • The Monk's Bar (small plates and drinks served daily)

Fitness & Recreation

  • Complimentary fitness center
  • Garden courtyard
  • Victorian porch

In-room amenities

  • Bath products 
  • Bathrobes
  • Hairdryer
  • Seating area (select rooms only)
  • Sleeper sofa (select rooms only)
  • Flat-screen TV 
  • Coffee maker
  • In-room safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning

Cancellation policy

Reservations must be canceled at least 24 hours prior to arrival to avoid a penalty charge of one night's room and tax.
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Meetings + Events

Hosting a meeting or event? The Priory Hotel offers an array of event options within its historic confines, making it the perfect choice among Downtown Pittsburgh venues. From the stunning Grand Hall Ballroom, a beautifully elegant space with over 150 years of history and a capacity for up to 350 seated guests or 500 for cocktail-styled events, to the Garden Courtyard, a picturesque outdoor setting accommodating up to 150 guests amidst lush greenery and blooming flowers. Plus, The Priory Hotel's dedicated event professionals ensure impeccable service and meticulous attention to detail to create memorable experiences for guests. To learn more, click here.

Event Space Seated Cocktail
Grand Hall Ballroom 350 500
Garden Courtyard -- 150
Refectory Room 35 50
Chapter House Boardroom -- 60

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