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The landmark Omni William Penn, 530 William Penn Place (tel. 888/444-6664 or 421/281-7100; www.omniwilliampenn.com), is Pittsburgh's historic grande dame. The luxurious downtown hotel is known for its crystalline lobby and romantic guest rooms. Rates start at $169 double. Another romantic downtown favorite is the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, 107 6th St. (tel. 800/468-3571 or 412/562-1200; www.marriott.com), a 14-story copper-clad hotel known for its 30-foot glass atrium, marble lobby, upscale rooms, and fabulous views. Doubles begin at $179. The proximity of Mellon Arena and the David Lawrence Convention Center draw business and leisure travelers to the Doubletree Hotel, 1 Bigelow Sq. (tel. 800/222-TREE [222-8733] or 412/281-5800; www.doubletree.com). Doubles begin at $169. The Holiday Inn Select at University Center, 100 Lytton Ave. (tel. 888/465-4329 or 412/682-6200; www.ihg.com), with doubles starting at $169, offers pleasant, affordable accommodations within blocks of Carnegie Mellon, the University of Pittsburgh, and the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History.

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