Saint Louis, Missouri is by far one of the most known metropolitan areas in this country. This city was made famous by the Gateway Arch which is constructed literally alongside the Mississippi River just east of downtown. Through the highly eclectic and wonderfully preserved historical and regional values, Saint Louis is one of the best, if not the best city to vacation to. But one might be asking themselves, what about hotels? In a metropolis such as Saint Louis there are literally thousands of hotels to choose from – and choosing from them could take weeks if not months to do so. This is why I have included the top three hotels to stay at while in Saint Louis.
The first hotel – and one of my personal favorites – is The Drury Plaza St. Louis Arch. This three star hotel showcases some of the finest amenities at some of the lowest rates in town. Situated in the business district of downtown St. Louis, The Drury Plaza St. Louis Arch lies within a building, which was constructed in 1919. Once you enter the beautiful lobby, studded with pillars; decorated with marble, granite, and Waterford crystal lighting; and fitted with furnishings that indulge in the era in which the building was erected, the friendly atmosphere the hotel embodies will astonish you.
The Drury Plaza St. Louis Arch is literally just one block away from the famed Gateway Arch, as well as being within walking distance to Laceleds Landing – an area known for its cobblestone streets, and wonderful dining and nightlife – this hotel is literally in the middle of every single attraction and destination of choice. Several other attractions that located extremely close to The Drury Plaza are Busch Stadium, St. Louis Union Station, and the City Museum. Business travelers and families will rub shoulders in this high-class, yet family friendly hotel.
This hotel is home to two restaurants, a complimentary cocktail hour in the evening, and a complimentary hot breakfast (which is phenomenal). Another amazing amenity available to guests is free wireless Internet that is available in the pristine lobby. Guests may also use the nearby fitness facility (surcharge), and also the swimming pool, which is extremely refreshing after a long day in boardrooms or out sightseeing. There is over thirty-three amenities available to guests, and the list keeps growing as time progresses.
This hotel has over 355 gorgeous and remodeled guestrooms. Each of the rooms has a complimentary high-speed Internet connection, a microwave, and a refrigerator. The walls are decorated in beautiful prints, the bedding and furnishing are inviting and calming with their deep warm colors, an armoire holds the television, and a work station is home to a modem and a data port. Every rate includes sixty-minutes worth of long-distance talk time per room per night.
One might think that this hotel will be out of their budget, and the truth is, The Drury Plaza is an extremely affordable hotel for all budgets. A standard room with two beds runs for just over $100.00 per night, and a Standard King with one bed runs for around the same rate. So as you can see, no matter what your budget is, The Drury Plaza St. Louis Arch is an amazing hotel – let the simple and elegant pleasures of the hotel wisp you away into a world of relaxation and invigoration.
Another three-star hotel worth mentioning due to its amazingly low rate with high amenities and fantastic location is the Millennium Hotel located in Downtown St. Louis. Once you walk into the lobby of the Millennium you are greeted by a towering three-story wall of glass, which overlooks the rising expanse of The Gateway Arch. Once walking through the lobby one is intrigued by the contemporary design and furnishings; the lobby is absolutely a comfortable and relaxing location to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life – especially that of a vacationing family.
The Millennium’s staff is extremely knowledgeable and quite helpful in lending a helpful hand and offering assistance to families and business travelers. This hotel is home to numerous weddings, conferences, and meetings. This shows as a sign to potential guests that at The Millennium you will find nothing less than a hospitable, professional, and courteous staff and rooms that are equally as impressive.
This hotel is home to over 780 guestrooms located in two different towers. In the North Tower a guest will expect Deluxe rooms, which offer a contemporary, upscale ambiance and features furnishings in neutral colors highlighted by bright accents. You will expect nothing less than the finest of pillowed beds in these rooms, and as an added bonus the windows are fully functional – opening and closing. As well as the standard amenities, high-speed Internet access is available, and is fully complimentary. More on a budget? Than the South Tower is for you! It features more economy-budget-friendly guestrooms, which are still outfitted with the finest of amenities.
The Millennium is home to three restaurants, one of which is the Top of the Riverfront – a slowly revolving room that offers panoramic views of the city. The kitchen specializes in innovative American cuisine. You will experience nothing less than a fine-dining experience, which will feed your stomach as well as your eyes. As well as the restaurants, the Millennium is also within walking distance to Lacleds Landing, The Gateway Arch, and Busch Stadium – along with countless other attractions, shops, and dining (both fine and casual).
This hotel is home to over fifty-six amenities, including a fitness center that contains treadmills, stair climbers, and stationary bikes. There are also indoor and outdoor swimming pools available to guests. Have a teenager, or are still teenagers at heart? The Millennium is home to an arcade/game room as well to entertain your inner and outer teenager.
With room rates starting as low as $100 per night for an Economy room with two double beds in the South Tower, and Deluxe rooms in the North Tower starting at around $130 per night, this hotel will fit any budget. You will definitely find one of those hotels that keep you coming back at Millennium Hotel in St. Louis.
Lastly, but certainly not least, is the Adam’s Mark Hotel St. Louis. This amazingly beautiful hotel welcomes guests be simply astounding them with its massive and fantastically dramatic three-story atrium lobby with multiple chandeliers, high-arched windows, a nine-foot bronze sculpture of running horses, and a 15-foot sculpture of two ballerinas. This hotel stands at an incredible eighteen stories, and is within minutes of several sporting venues.
The amenities guests will enjoy are literally countless, but some of the more extravagant and enjoyable are the leisure options of the indoor splash pool, and spa tub, a seasonal outdoor splash pool, several racquetball courts, and a fitness center. This hotel is home to a fine dining Americanized restaurant, a casual cafÃ?Â©, and three different lounges, including a sports bar and a nightclub. And as an added incentive, complimentary wireless Internet is available in the lobby for guests to enjoy.
This hotel is also home to a variety of conferences and business meetings, with a business meeting space of over 78,000 square feet, you are going to no-doubt land that new account by showcasing your skills within the walls of this astonishingly beautiful hotel. Along with over thirty amenities, the Adam’s Mark Hotel is within walking distance of The Gateway Arch, two casinos, and Busch Stadium.
This eighteen-story hotel is has over 910 guestrooms residing in its immaculate walls. Out of the rooms, guests have a choice between a riverfront and arch view, or a city view. Amenities include complimentary high-speed Internet access, laptop-compatible safes, video games (surcharge), and coffeemakers. The bathrooms have phones, marble floors, and separate dressing areas with granite countertops.
Worried that this flawless hotel will be out of your price range? Well think again, because with rooms starting under $140 per night for one Kind or two double beds, the Adam’s Mark Hotel has never been more affordable. Out of the other three hotels, the Adam’s Mark Hotel is by far one of the more luxurious and elegant hotel. As you can see St. Louis has more to offer than just Busch beer, and Cardinals baseball (although those are the cities two main exports), it is home to some of the worlds most luxurious and cost effective hotels. Hopefully in your choosing of which hotel to stay at in your visit – either personal or business – you will be satisfied and enlightened by the amazing city that is Saint Louis, Missouri.
The Drury Plaza St. Louis Arch
2 South 4th Street
Saint Louis, MO 63102
P: 314-231-3003 Ã?Â· F: 314-231-2952
The Millennium Hotel
200 South 4th Street
Adam’s Mark Hotel
Fourth St. & Chestnut
St. Louis, MO 63102
Hotel ph: (314) 241-7400
Fax: (314) 241-6618
Hotel Group Sales Office: (314) 241-7400
Individual Reservations: (800) 444-2326
National Sales Office – Meetings & Conventions: (800) 766-6338