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Hotels Near the Zoo
Hotels near Turnpike Exit 48 - Allegheny Valley
(The area is called Harmar, or sometimes Harmarville)
- Holiday Inn Express 412-828-9300 (indoor pool, no pets)
- Comfort Inn 412-828-9400 (outdoor pool, no pets)
- Days Inn 412-828-5400 (no pool, no pets)
- Super 8 412-828-8900 (no pool, no pets)
- Holiday Inn RIDC Park 412-963-0600 (indoor pool)
To get to the Zoo from these hotels, follow signs for Route 28 South. Follow Route 28 South to exit 6 - the Highland Park Bridge. The exit is on the left side of the highway. Cross the bridge and exit to the right on to Butler Street. After coming down the ramp, go to the second traffic light and turn left onto Baker Street. The Zoo entrance is on the left side of the road.
Hotels near Monroeville and I-376
At the Penn Hills/Rodi Road exit (first exit after entering highway at Monroeville)
- Comfort Inn 412-244-1600 (indoor pool, pet friendly)
To get to the Zoo from this hotel, follow Route 376 East to the Churchill exit. At the light, turn right onto Route 130 West. Continue following Route 130 West (lots of curves) until you come to a "T" at the light at Allegheny River Boulevard. Turn left onto Allegheny River Boulevard, which is still Route 130 West. Continue straight until you come to the fourth light at Baker Street. Turn left on to Baker Street. The zoo entrance is on the left side of the road
The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is supported in part by the Allegheny County Regional Asset District and PPG Industries.
Hotels near East Pittsburgh
- Courtyard by Marriott Shadyside 412-683-3113 (indoor pool, no pets)
Turn left out of the hotel parking lot, onto Centre Avenue. Turn left onto S. Negley Avenue. Keep right to stay on S. Negley Avenue for 1 mile. Turn left at Stanton Avenue. Take slight right to Morningside Avenue. Turn Right at Baker Street. The zoo entrance is on your right.
- Springhill Suites by Marriott Bakery Square 412-362-8600 (indoor pool, no pets)
Turn left onto Penn Avenue. Turn left onto Fifth Avenue. Continue onto Washington Boulevard. Turn left to stay on Washington Boulevard. Continue onto Butler Street. The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium will be on the left.
- Residence Inn Pittsburgh University/Medical Center 412-621-2200 (indoor pool, pet friendly)
Turn left onto Bigelow Boulevard and drive North towards N. Craig Street. Continue onto Bigelow Boulevard. Turn right at Bloomfield Bridge. Turn right at Main Street. Turn right at Butler Street. Turn right at One Wild Place. The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium will be on the left.
Hotels near Pittsburgh International Airport
- Residence Inn by Marriott Pittsburgh Airport 412-787-3300 (outdoor pool, pet friendly)
Follow 376 East towards Pittsburgh. Stay in the left lane through the Fort Pitt Tunnels. Once through the tunnels, follow signs for 279 North to Exit 2B--Route 28 North. From Route 28, take exit 6 for the Highland Park Bridge. Once on the Highland Park Bridge, get into right lane and exit onto Butler Street. Stay in right lane, and at the second light, turn left onto Baker Street. Make another left into the Zoo parking lot.