The iconic Gateway Arch in St Louis, Missouri, is just one of the many recognizable attractions this historic city has to offer. Located on the banks of the Mississippi River, the city of St. Louis is known for its barbecue restaurants and vibrant music scene, which specializes in the blues genre. The Anheuser-Busch Factory, the St. Louis Cathedral, and a wealth of museums, shops, breweries, and music venues await visitors and tourists in St. Louis. Here are a few places to call home for a while when enjoying this fun and exciting city.
1.The Fleur de Lys Mansion
© The Fleur de Lys Mansion
A stay at the luxurious Fleur de Lys Mansion, a romantic, beautiful setting in the heart of St. Louis, is sure to be a memorable one. Rooms are unique and homey, with elegant furnishings and plush bedding. Each room includes an en suite bathroom and top shelf bath products for guest use. In the morning, breakfast is served from 8:30am until 9:30am and consists of a rotating and seasonal menu that includes gourmet dishes like cheese blintz soufflé, creme caramel French toast, and baked eggs with brie and Black Forest ham.
3500 Russell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63104, Phone: 314-773-3500
2.Park Avenue Mansion
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The Park Avenue Mansion Bed and Breakfast is a beautiful French “painted lady” built in 1874, and located in Lafayette Square. After a walk through the wrought iron gates and up the brick pathway, framed by lovely gardens and masterful landscaping, guests will be wowed by the beautiful, historic details and antique furnishings inside the house. Rooms are elegant and romantic, and the common areas, including the front salon, library, dining room, and back gardens, are just as impressive. Guests can enjoy hot beverages and light snacks all day in the coffee center, and a gourmet breakfast is served with coffee and champagne each morning.
2007 Park Ave, St. Louis, MO 63104, Phone: 314-588-9004
3.The Lodge at Grant's Trail
© The Lodge at Grant’s Trail
Just 10 miles from downtown St. Louis, The Lodge at Grant’s Trail is a peaceful and romantic place to stay for those who want all the action the city has to offer as well as the tranquility of the country. The hunting lodge themed bed and breakfast is located in a massive log cabin, and has vaulted ceilings, stone fireplaces, and lighting fixtures made from antlers. The rooms are comfortable and unique, with cozy and themed furnishings, four poster beds, and plush bedding. In the morning, guests can take advantage of a delicious cooked breakfast, consisting of fruit, a hot entree, pastries, yogurts, and more as well as coffee or tea.
4398 Hoffmeister Ave, St. Louis, MO 63125, Phone: 314-638-3340
© Napoleon’s Retreat
This 19th century building, painted a warm yellow and located in St. Louis’ Lafayette Square Historic District, is a charming bed and breakfast with four elegant rooms available for guests. Each accommodation is furnished with historic and period-appropriate furniture and all rooms have an en suite bathroom, most of which have jacuzzi or whirlpool tubs. In the mornings, guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast made by the innkeeper herself, which includes fruit, juice, coffee, baked goods, and a main entree such as crepes, Belgian waffles, or quiches. Napoleon’s Retreat is conveniently located within walking distance to a number of spectacular restaurants, bars, and attractions in the neighborhood.
1815 Lafayette Ave, St. Louis, MO 63104, Phone: 314-772-6979
5.Forget Me Not Bed and Breakfast
© Forget Me Not Bed and Breakfast
Forget Me Not Bed and Breakfast is located in a lovely Queen Anne Victorian house that dates back to the 1890s. Just a few minutes drive away from downtown St. Louis, Forget Me Not offers cozy, comfortable rooms with simple, period decor as well as several beautiful common areas for guests to relax and enjoy, including a dining room, library, living room, sun porch, and backyard. Guests can also take advantage of the complimentary snacks and cold beverages, which are offered 24 hours a day, as well as the three-course breakfast offered each morning from 8:30am until 9:30am. Things to Do in St Louis
2712 S Compton Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118, Phone: 314-479-1330
6.The Chase Park Plaza Hotel
© The Chase Park Plaza Hotel
This high rise hotel has been serving guests since the 1920s, and in its time it has hosted guests such as Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Carter. Its 389 rooms boast a simple elegance, with comfortable bedding, balconies, and thick robes. Upgrading to a suite can add the benefits of a living area, dining area, and kitchen. The hotel has four onsite restaurants, a spa, and a swimming pool for guest enjoyment. And if that’s not enough, the whole of St. Louis is right at the doorstep of the Chase Park Plaza Hotel, with the Central West End of the city and everything it has to offer.
212 N. Kingshighway, St. Louis, MO 63108, Phone: 314-633-3000
7.The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis
© The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis
The timeless elegance of the Ritz-Carlton name is amply represented at this hotel in the trendy Clayton neighborhood, home to art galleries and a deliciously renowned culinary scene. The luxurious rooms at the Ritz-Carlton are some of the most spacious hotel rooms in the entire city, and guests will also enjoy the use of the fitness center and the onsite spa, where they can book a massage or spa treatment to unwind. There are four dining options in the Ritz-Carlton, where guests can indulge in delicious sushi or a refreshing cocktail.
100 Carondelet Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63105, Phone: 314-863-6300
8.Four Seasons St. Louis
© Four Seasons St. Louis
A rooftop swimming pool and sun deck, a gourmet restaurant and bar with breathtaking views of the city, and a full spa with saunas, treatment rooms, and couple’s suites are just a few of the amazing amenities that await guests at the Four Seasons. Guest rooms overlook either the city of St. Louis or the majestic Gateway Arch, and each of the 200 rooms offer modern, clean furnishings with pleasant lighting and a relaxing ambience. Suites include private bedrooms, living areas, private bars, and oversized bathrooms. Great for vacations, business trips, weddings, or a romantic weekend getaway, the Four Seasons St. Louis has it all.
999 N 2nd St, St. Louis, MO 63102, Phone: 314-881-5800
© Moonrise Hotel
Named for the quirky celestial and lunar theme that characterizes this unique boutique hotel, the Moonrise Hotel offers an experience that is out of this world. Located in The Loop District of St. Louis, the Moonrise Hotel is very close to a number of culinary, entertainment, and nightlife options. Splashes of bright color and retro-chic furnishings personify the rooms here, and guests will love the comfy beds, rainfall showers, and luxury bath products. Dining options at the Moonrise Hotel include the award-winning Eclipse Restaurant, the Twilight Room, and the rooftop Terrace Bar.
6177 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112, Phone: 314-721-1111
© Magnolia Hotel
The historic Magnolia Hotel, which first opened in 1924 as the Mayfair Hotel, is home to a lot of storied history. It was the first ever hotel to feature chocolates on every pillow, had the first female manager of any hotel in St. Louis, and has long stood as a beacon of hospitality and elegant comfort in the city. Rooms are simple and cozy, with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, work areas, and facilities for making tea and coffee in room. Guests can even bring their pets. The Magnolia Hotel is equipped with ample event and meeting space, a delicious restaurant, and a trendy bar.
421 N 8th St, St. Louis, MO 63101, Phone: 314-436-9000
11.River City Casino and Hotel
© River City Casino and Hotel
Accommodation meets entertainment at the River City Casino and Hotel, where guests can try their luck at the slot machines, poker tables, and roulette wheels before heading to bed in a grand and extravagant room. River City offers four styles of hotel rooms for its guests, ranging from a queen room to an executive room. Guests will be able to choose from a multitude of dining options, including a steakhouse, an Asian restaurant, a burger joint, and a beerhouse. There are also plenty of events going on at River City, from live music and delicious drinks in Judy’s Velvet Lounge to concerts from massive touring artists in the event center.
777 River City Casino Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63125, Phone: 314-388-7777
© The Westin
At The Westin, located just off the famous and historic Route 66, guests will appreciate the convenient location to the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum, Busch Stadium, and a Metrolink station for getting around the city. Rooms are modern and simple, with comfortable beds, high ceilings, and spacious bathrooms. Dogs are welcome, with dog beds available by request, and other amenities include high speed internet, workstations, sitting areas, and flat-screen TVs with in-room movies. Guests can also take advantage of the fitness center, in-room spa treatments, and the onsite restaurant, Clark Street Grill.
811 Spruce St, St. Louis, MO 63102, Phone: 314-621-2000
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13.St Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
© St Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
Union Station in St. Louis was a bustling train station from 1894 until 1978, and today the unique castle of a building, with its sweeping cathedral-height ceilings, tall arches, gold leaf detail, and imposing outer clock tower, is home to the St. Louis Union Station Hotel, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton. Centrally located in St. Louis, the hotel offers luxurious rooms, suites, and ADA accessible accommodations. Amenities include a pool, fitness room, and all the action in the Grand Hall. Once the central terminal of the train station, the Grand Hall is a massive and beautiful space that is now the hotel’s lobby and restaurant. Guests can enjoy food, drinks, and more in the Grand Hall, the Grand Hall Marketplace, and the Station Grille.
1820 Market St, St. Louis, MO 63103, Phone: 314-231-1234
© Hotel Ignacio
This fun boutique hotel features modern, artsy rooms with exposed brick walls, funky art, TEMPUR-pedic mattresses, luxuriously soft bedding, and work stations. Situated in the arts district of St. Louis, Hotel Ignacio reflects its location with its modern furnishings, brightly colored accents, and laidback vibe. There are two restaurants on site, including the Baiku Sushi Lounge – a delicious sushi and noodle bar – and the Triumph Grill, a motorcycle-themed restaurant, which offers a more casual experience. Guests can also enjoy a workout in the fully equipped fitness center or a ride around the city on one of the hotel’s loaner bikes.
3411 Olive St, St. Louis, MO 63103, Phone: 314-977-4411
15.The Seven Gables Inn
© The Seven Gables Inn
The Seven Gables Inn was built in 1926 in the Tudor revival style, with decorative timbers, steep roofs, and an Old World sophisticated feel. The 32 guest rooms at the Seven Gables are classically furnished, with wood floors, comfortable beds, complimentary Wi-Fi, and thoughtful details like complimentary Fiji water bottles, Wolfgang Puck coffee, and Ghirardelli chocolates. Each morning, guests can enjoy a European-style continental breakfast, complete with breads, fruit, pastries, and some hot breakfast options along with coffee, tea, and juice. In the evenings from Monday through Thursday, guests can relax at one of the hotel’s wine and cheese receptions, held from 5pm until 7pm.
26 N Meramec Ave, St. Louis, MO 63105, Phone: 314-863-8400
15 Best Romantic Getaways in St. Louis
- The Fleur de Lys Mansion, Photo: The Fleur de Lys Mansion
- Park Avenue Mansion, Photo: Courtesy of Photographee.eu - Fotolia.com
- The Lodge at Grant's Trail, Photo: The Lodge at Grant’s Trail
- Napoleon's Retreat, Photo: Napoleon’s Retreat
- Forget Me Not Bed and Breakfast, Photo: Forget Me Not Bed and Breakfast
- The Chase Park Plaza Hotel, Photo: The Chase Park Plaza Hotel
- The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis, Photo: The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis
- Four Seasons St. Louis, Photo: Four Seasons St. Louis
- Moonrise Hotel, Photo: Moonrise Hotel
- Magnolia Hotel, Photo: Magnolia Hotel
- River City Casino and Hotel, Photo: River City Casino and Hotel
- The Westin, Photo: The Westin
- St Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, Photo: St Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
- Hotel Ignacio, Photo: Hotel Ignacio
- The Seven Gables Inn, Photo: The Seven Gables Inn
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