Travel & Lodging

Hotel Room Reservations are closed and all hotels are sold out of the SAME group rate
If you are looking for accommodations, click here to search for rooms. Note that the city is quite busy as during the week with two major sporting home games, affecting current room rates. 

The David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Pittsburgh is served by Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT).  Learn more about all there is to see and do in this great city by visiting the SBC Visitor Website!

Shuttle service between Pittsburg International Airport and SBC hotels is available at a discounted rate through SuperShuttle. Receive $4.00 off round trip SuperShuttle or $6.00 off round trip ExecuCar Private Sedan. Advance reservations are encouraged. Click here to book now (discount code has been pre-loaded through this link). For more details, download the shuttle flyer.

A map of Downtown Pittsburgh and the SBC hotels can be found here.


SAME has negotiated room blocks with a number of hotels near the David Lawrence Convention Center.  All rooms must be reserved through SAME's official housing partner, Connections Housing. 

Room rates for private industry attendees are below and do not include tax. All hotels will offer a number of rooms at the prevailing government per diem of $129.  Per diem rooms are specifically for those on active duty or in civil service - all reservations will be audited and those found to have booked a room at per diem without being eligible will have their rate adjusted. The negotiated room block is specifically for conference attendees; one must register to attend the conference within five working days of making hotel reservations (government employees excepted).

The cut-off date for room reservations is October 25, 2017 or until the room block is sold out, whichever comes first.  Please do not contact the hotels directly.

Questions?      Please contact Connections Housing
Phone:            855-476-6976 or 702-476-6976
Office Hours:   Monday – Friday; 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST (6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PST)

Cancelation policy: Reservations canceled after November 1st may be charged a cancelation fee of $50.00 (government employees excepted).  Reservations canceled within 72 hours prior to arrival will be charged one night’s room & tax.

 The Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh
 Connected to Convention Center
 1000 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 | (412) 281-3700


 Courtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh Downtown
 1 Block from Convention Center
 945 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 | (412) 434-5551

 Doubletree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown
 3 Blocks from Convention Center
 1 Bigelow Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 | (412) 281-5800

 Drury Plaza Hotel Pittsburgh Downtown
 2 Blocks from Convention Center
 745 Grant St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 | (412) 281-2900
 Embassy Suites Pittsburgh Downtown
 3 Blocks from Convention Center
 535 Smithfield St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 | (412) 338-2200
 Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown
 3 Blocks from Convention Center
 1247 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 | (412) 288-4350
 Pittsburgh Marriott City Center
 3.5 Blocks from Convention Center
 112 Washington Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 | (412) 471-4000
Prevailing per diem
for all rooms
 Omni William Penn Hotel
 2 Blocks from Convention Center
 530 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 | (412) 281-7100
 Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
 2 Blocks from Convention Center
 620 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 | (412) 471-1170


Please be vigilant if contacted by any company or service that implies or claims to be an official housing provider for the SAME Small Business Conference. SAME's official housing company is Connections Housing. The only way to book your rooms for the 2017 Small Business Conference is through our housing site or by calling 404-842-0000 or 800-262-9974. We have been made aware of other housing companies or travel agencies that may be pursuing you, or your company, to book your guest rooms through their company at supposedly significant discounts. If you are contacted by one of these pirate companies, please notify SAME immediately.

Housing “Pirates” and “Poachers”

SAME works with Connections Housing to secure sleeping rooms at hotels for our conferences (commonly referred to as room blocks), we research the properties to make certain that our attendees will be adequately accommodated. The room block is established to ensure that rooms meet our standards and are offered at a discounted price. 

Room poaching is a practice carried out by third-party companies that act as travel agencies, wholesalers, or destination management companies to solicit registrants for room reservations. Poachers often represent themselves as being affiliated with SAME. The poacher might inform registrants that the hotel room block is “sold out,” and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room. Additional deceptive tactics may include distributing forms or promotional materials that appear to be issued by SAME.

  • Room poachers make it more difficult for us to meet our room block commitments, and expose us to penalties and increased room rates for our events. 
  • Room poachers often don’t deliver on promises to customers. When customers arrive, reservations are non-existent or the hotels are not conveniently located. Sometimes the rooms have been canceled and hefty cancelation fees have been placed on the customer’s credit card. 

How You Can Help:
Do not be misled! If you are contacted by anyone asking if you need a room for the SBC, please get as much information as you can and pass it on to SAME.