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The Westin Convention Center
1000 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15222

Book A Room

Or call to make a reservation 412-281-3700 and ask to speak with In-House Reservations and let them know you are booking a room under Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association room block.

Room Rate: $175 Single/Double (Plus applicable taxes)

The room block cut-off date is Friday, October 2, 2015, but DO NOT WAIT to make your reservation as we anticipate the hotel will be sold out.

Rates will be available 3 days prior and 3 days after the conference based on availability guest rooms and guest room rate at the time of reservation.

Please note: There is an early departure fee of $75 if you check out prior to the confirmed checkout date. Upon check-in, this potential charge will be disclosed to you as the arriving guest.


Driving Directions:

From South

  • Take Interstate 79 North to the Pittsburgh exit. 
  • Follow Interstate 376 East through the Fort Pitt Tunnels and across the Fort Pitt Bridge into the city. 
  • Follow the signs to Liberty Avenue. 
  • Continue straight on Liberty Avenue to 10th Street and turn left. 
  • The main entrance to the hotel is on your immediate right.

From West

  • Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 28 (formerly Exit 3) and drive onto Interstate 79 South.
  • Follow signs towards Interstate 279 South.
  • Take Exit 2-A (Interstate 579 South) and cross the Veterans Bridge. 
  • Take the Seventh Avenue exit and drive down the ramp to the stop sign. 
  • Drive straight and turn right at the second traffic light onto William Penn Place. 
  • Proceed to the next light and cross over Liberty Avenue. 
  • The main entrance to the hotel will be on your immediate right.

From Pittsburgh International Airport

  • Follow the signs reading Route 60/Pittsburgh to Interstate 376 East. 
  • Proceed toward the Fort Pitt Tunnels and cross the Fort Pitt Bridge into the city. 
  • Follow the signs to Liberty Avenue. 
  • Continue straight on Liberty Avenue to 10th Street and turn left. 
  • The main entrance to the hotel is on your immediate right.

Approximately 25 minutes

From East

  • Follow the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 76 West) to Exit 57 (Monroeville exit). 
  • Follow Interstate 376 West into the city. 
  • Take exit 71-A, and proceed onto Grant Street.
  • Continue straight to 11th Street & Liberty Avenue, then turn left. 
  • Drive one block and turn left on Penn Avenue. 
  • Continue one more block and turn left again onto 10th Street. 
  • The main hotel entrance will be on your immediate left.

From North

  • Take Interstate 79 South to Interstate 279 South. 
  • Follow the signs to Interstate 579 South and cross the Veterans Bridge. 
  • Take the Seventh Avenue exit and proceed down the ramp to the stop sign. 
  • Continue straight and turn right at the second traffic light onto William Penn Place. 
  • Proceed through the next light, crossing over Liberty Avenue. 
  • The main entrance to the hotel is on your immediate right.

Parking and Shuttle Service
The Westin offers on-site hotel valet and self-service parking for $26 and $22 per night respectively. There is also off-site parking one block away (11th & Penn) for $13 per day and five blocks away (15th & Smallman) for $6 per day. Prices are subject to change. The complimentary Westin hotel shuttle operates within a one mile radius of its Pittsburgh hotel Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 11 PM. Contact the front desk for more details.

The Westin is 17 miles (~25 minutes) from the Pittsburgh International Airport. There is an airport shuttle bus that provides convenient transportation between the Westin and Pittsburgh International Airport. The shuttle runs 24 hours a day and advance reservations are required. Please call 1-800-258-3826, or visit www.supershuttle.com to make your reservation. Cost is $24 one way and $46 round trip.