About the Inn

The Inn on Negley is a luxury 8-room inn located in the historic area of Shadyside, a suburb of Pittsburgh. It was built in 1884 by a chaplain and sold as a home to a prominent industrialist and his family. The family lived in the house for more than 70 years.

The home was among the earliest built in Shadyside in the 1880s. The neighborhood’s isolation made it practical for wealthier families to build there because they could afford to own a horse and carriage and employ a driver.

The House was designed in a transitional manner that reflected both the Italianate style, which was fading from prominence in the early 1880s, combined with some elements of the Queen Anne style, which became popular in the mid- to late 1880s. The Italianate style may have been the most popular architectural style in construction of the middle class and working class homes in Pittsburgh, as well as throughout the United States between 1870 and 1885. The relatively simple, front gabled form of the house was one of several shapes in which Italianate homes were often built.

The unusual combination of Italianate and Victorian elements and the relatively early introduction of late Victorian style were unique to this home. 

The Inn’s perfect location, tucked away in the heart of the neighborhood, allows guests to enjoy a walk to restaurants, shops and activities.

Elizabeth Sullivan is a seasoned innkeeper with more than 23 years of experience. She purchased the Inn on Negley in 1997 and has updated the decor of all of the rooms and suites through an extensive renovation. She and all of the inn staff constantly strive for excellence. They take enormous pride in their work and will do everything that they can to make your stay delightful and memorable.

Reopening Safely after COVID-19

For over 20 years, The Inn on Negley has been a sanctuary and home away from home, and it will be again.

In these unprecedented times, we have temporarily paused our Hotel, Brunch and High Tea services at The Inn until May 18, 2020. Taking care of our Inn on Negley Family and guests is our number one priority and we look forward to welcoming everyone back soon.

For bookings beyond May 18, 2020, please book online or call 412 661 0631.

When you arrive, you may notice a few changes. These adjustments have been made to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for our guests and team. Please read our guest well-being statement to learn more about our efforts and what to expect.