Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University

SEI Training Locations: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The SEI offers courses at two locations in Pittsburgh:

Please refer to your course confirmation for the location of the course you are registered to attend.

4500 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

Driving directions from Google:
To the SEI from the airport

Collaborative Innovation Center (CIC)
Carnegie Mellon University Campus
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

Driving directions from Google:
To the CIC building from the airport


Host Hotel

Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

100 Lytton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Ms. Sam Tartaglione – Reservations Manager
412-682-6200 extension 6157

Sue Moser

412-681-4749 (fax)

Hotel holds rooms and offers group and government rates until three weeks before the course begins. Mention course name when reserving room.

2016 SEI Group/Govt/CMU rate*: $130+tax/night

2016 SEI Group/Govt/CMU Club Level rate*: $150+tax/night.  The Club Level includes a deluxe daily continental breakfast and private reception in the hotel's Club Lounge Monday-Friday.  The Club Level is a private key access floor.

*You must make reservations by phone in order to receive the SEI Group or Government special rates. These rates are not available when making reservations online.

This hotel is within walking distance of the SEI. To get to the SEI from this hotel,

  • Use any hotel exit; proceed downhill toward Fifth Avenue.

  • Turn left onto Fifth Avenue.

  • Cross Fifth Avenue at Dithridge Street.

  • Cross Dithridge Street.

  • Continue straight ahead to the steps at the Fifth Avenue entrance (or use the ramp at the Henry Street entrance on the other side of the SEI building).

This newly renovated hotel features the following services:

  • Complimentary van transportation every hour half past the hour within a three-mile radius

  • Complimentary High Speed Internet access in all guestrooms

  • Complimentary WiFi in the lobby, lounge and restaurant

  • Complimentary business center

  • Bridges Restaurant and Lounge

Co-Host Hotels

Courtyard by Marriott Shadyside/Oakland

5308 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Online Reservations
(412) 683-3113

2015 SEI Rate: Contact Courtyard by Marriott directly

  • Complimentary shuttle to Shadyside, Bloomfield, and Oakland areas runs daily 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, & 10:30am and by request as available through 10:30pm, with special group requests accommodated if possible.
  • Complimentary internet access, both wireless and hard-wired, available in lobby as well as all guest rooms.

Hampton Inn Pittsburgh University Center

3315 Hamlet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-681-1000 (ext. 110)
Fax: 412-681-3022

2015 SEI Group/Government Rate: $125/night

Online Reservation System

Please use corporate ID # 560033672 when making reservations.

To reserve by phone, please request the "SEI Courses" rate.

The Hampton Inn offers complimentary breakfast, free internet, and shuttle bus to the SEI building.

Residence Inn by Marriott Pittsburgh University/Medical Center

3896 Bigelow Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: 412-621-2200
Fax: 412-621-0955

2015 SEI/CMU/Government Rate: Contact Residence Inn directly

Online Reservation System

(Promotional Code: SEI)

Please request the Software Engineering Institute-Carnegie Mellon University discounted rate when making a reservation.

The Residence Inn is an all-suite hotel that offers a complimentary expanded hot breakfast buffet. A complimentary local shuttle transports guests within Oakland, Shadyside, and Bloomfield areas from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. based on  availability and request.


Hilton Garden Inn

University Place
3454 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Hotel Direct: 412-683-2040
Sales Office: 412-268-1982
Fax: 412-688-1986
The Hilton Garden Inn offers a special rate to SEI travelers:
2015 SEI rate: Contact Hilton Garden Inn directly
The Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place now features:

  • A convenient location within walking distance of the SEI (about .6 miles).
  • Complimentary shuttle to the SEI from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.  The shuttle departs from the hotel every hour on the hour and operates on a first come, first served basis.  Sign up is at the Front Desk.
  • Spacious guestrooms featuring Garden Sleep System beds and ergonomic Mirra chairs by Herman Miller.
  • Complimentary high-speed wireless internet in all guestrooms.
  • 32 inch flat panel, LCD, HD televisions in all guestrooms.
  • Iron, Ironing board, and same day dry cleaning available in all guestrooms.
  • Modern hospitality center in all guestrooms, including complimentary refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker, featuring Wolfgang Puck coffee.
  • Complimentary Precor® fitness center.
  • 24 hour business center.
  • The Garden Grill and Lounge full service restaurant and bar.
  • Room Service available for dinner.
  • Pavilion Pantry® - open 24-hours a day.

When reserving please request the Software Engineering Institute-Carnegie Mellon University group rate. SEI course attendees may also book reservations through Hilton's online reservation system.

Hilton Garden Inn SEI/CMU Reservations

The Hilton Garden Inn also offers the government per diem rate for government travelers if and when the SEI rate may not be available:
Government Per Diem Rate (Proper ID required) – also based on availability:
2015: Contact Hilton Garden Inn directly



Yellow Cab Service: 412-855-4484

Fare: about $50 (Pittsburgh International Airport to Oakland)

Public Transportation

Pittsburgh Port Authority Transit Bus 28X

Fare: $3.75 one way

From the airport to most major hotels in Pittsburgh's downtown and Oakland  areas

Airport Shuttle Express Shuttle Co.


Airport to Carnegie Mellon (Oakland): $25/person one way; $43/person round trip

Student Fare: $10/person each way (with valid student ID)

Airport to Downtown Pittsburgh: $20/person one way; $35/person round trip

These prices are subject to change--check with shuttle representatives  for the current fare.

Weekday trips departing every hour by reservation.


(Rates are subject to change)

Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
$20 per day (in/out privileges)

Residence Inn by Marriott Pittsburgh University/Medical Center
$13.50 per day (in/out privileges)

Hilton Garden Inn University Place
$16 per day (in/out privileges)

Software Engineering Institute
$12 per day

Location Information

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