The second-largest city in Missouri, St Louis is a laidback but lively place that is home to many beautiful green spaces and a wealth of interesting and impressive museums and monuments. Lying between the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, the city has lots of different neighbourhoods for visitors to explore, with the iconic Gateway Arch its undoubted star attraction.
With so much going on, it should come as no surprise to learn that St Louis also has a wide range of excellent hotels for guests to choose from. Boasting the best facilities, as well as delightful decor and exquisite service, these fabulous four-star and five-star hotels are sure to make any visit to St Louis a memorable affair.
1. Hyatt Regency Saint Louis at The Arch
A wildly popular hotel, the Hyatt Regency boasts one of the best locations in town, with Gateway Arch right next to it. Many of its rooms offer phenomenal views of the famous landmark; they are all stylishly decorated and kitted out with flat-screen TVs, a coffee maker, an iPod docking station.
On top of this, the sophisticated four-star hotel has a great bar and restaurant, as well as extensive event spaces ideal for hosting business conferences or glitzy galas.
Location: Very centrally located, the Hyatt Regency is just a short walk from Gateway Arch, as well as countless restaurants, shops, and tourist attractions.
2. Angad Arts Hotel
Rated ‘superb’ by guests, the Angad Arts Hotel is a delightfully decorated five-star hotel with an abundance of creative and colourful rooms and public spaces for visitors to enjoy.
While the decor is divine, the hotel also has a lovely laidback atmosphere, with stunning views on offer from its rooftop terrace. Besides its unique look and feel, it is also highly rated for its fantastic facilities, which include a restaurant, bar, and fitness centre.
Location: The Angad Arts Hotel is set right next to the Fox Theatre, with downtown just a ten-minute drive away.
3. Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
Another impeccably-located hotel, the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark overlooks both Gateway Arch and Busch Stadium. As such, most of its clean, comfortable, and well-equipped rooms boast incredible views out over the city.
The four-star hotel has a brilliant restaurant and bar for guests to try out, as well as an indoor pool, fitness centre, and a state-of-the-art business centre.
Location: Within walking distance of shops, restaurants, bars, and tourist sights, the Hilton is perfectly placed for exploring the downtown area.
4. Four Seasons St. Louis
An outstanding luxury five-star hotel, the Four Seasons St. Louis’s rooms, suites, and public spaces are all lavishly decorated and look very elegant and chic.
Very stylish and spacious, its attractive accommodations all come with breathtaking views out over the city or Gateway Arch. Yet more astounding panoramas can be enjoyed from its gorgeous rooftop pool area. The hotel also has a fantastic on-site restaurant, cocktail bar, and a full-service spa.
Location: The Four Seasons lies right next to Lumiere Place, with lots of the city’s main tourist sights just a short walk away.
5. St. Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
Located within the former Union Railway Station building, this splendid hotel exhibits awe-inspiring architecture, with its incredible lobby and stained glass windows the star attraction.
Part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, the St. Louis Union Station Hotel looks stunning. A restaurant, fitness centre, and indoor pool can be found alongside elegantly decorated rooms and suites.
Location: Set in an iconic spot, the four-star hotel is within walking distance of downtown and all its restaurants, bars and tourist attractions.
6. The Westin St. Louis
Highly rated for its excellent location, The Westin St. Louis is a fabulous four-star hotel that guarantees guests a relaxing and peaceful stay.
The rooms are clean, comfortable, and boast flat-screen TVs and private bathrooms. The hotel also has a top-notch restaurant, well-equipped gym, and a luxury spa on offer.
Location: The Westin is located right next to Busch Stadium, with a choice of restaurants, shops, and bars nearby.
7. The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta St. Louis
Set on the corner of Forest Park, The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta comes highly recommended by guests due to its beautiful building, great location and friendly, welcoming staff.
Besides all this, it boasts an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, and spa, as well as four on-site restaurants and a movie theatre. Exuding elegance and grace, the four-star hotel looks a treat with elegant furnishings and all the latest amenities found in its rooms and suites.
Location: Located in the vibrant Central West End, The Chase overlooks Forest Park, with Downtown St. Louis just a ten-minute drive away.
8. Hilton St. Louis Downtown at The Arch
This Hilton property occupies an almost unbeatable location right next to Gateway Arch National Park. It also has a sublime restaurant and lounge for guests to make use of, as well as a fitness centre and business centre.
Set in a historic old building, the four-star hotel is classy and charming, with tastefully decorated rooms and public spaces.
Location: The Hilton is set in the heart of downtown, just minutes away from a plethora of shops, restaurants and tourist attractions.
9. HoteLumiere at The Arch
Lying on the banks of the Mississippi River, the HoteLumiere at The Arch is a fabulous four-star hotel that has its own on-site casino.
While this is undoubtedly its standout feature – and the main reason that people stay – it also has numerous fine dining establishments, an indoor pool, fitness centre, and hot tub, as well as stylish and spacious suites.
Location: Most of the city’s main sights are just a five-minute drive away, with Gateway Arch and America’s Center Convention Complex a ten-minute stroll away on foot.
10. Marriott St. Louis Grand
With clean and comfortable rooms, excellent facilities, and friendly, welcoming staff, the Marriott certainly is a great place to stay – that’s without even having mentioned its convenient central location.
In addition, it also has a restaurant, bar and grill for guests to try out, alongside a well-equipped fitness centre.
Location: The four-star hotel is within walking distance of many of St Louis’ main sights, as well as numerous bars, restaurants and shops.
11. The Moonrise Hotel
Rated ‘superb’ by guests, The Moonrise is a beautiful boutique hotel that has a very modern and trendy look and feel.
Equipped with flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, and private bathrooms, its rooms are comfortable and clean, while its public spaces are imaginatively designed and decorated. The highlight is its lovely rooftop bar that offers phenomenal views of the city.
Location: The Moonrise Hotel lies in the Loop shopping, dining and entertainment district, with The Pageant also nearby. Guests can take the Metrolink light rail to visit all of downtown’s attractions.
12. Hotel Saint Louis, Autograph Collection
Part of the Autograph Collection, the four-star Hotel Saint Louis looks very sophisticated and chic and has its own outdoor pool, fitness centre and terrace.
Besides its delightfully decorated rooms that come with a flat-screen TV, coffee machine, and private bathroom, the hotel also has a brilliant business centre, as well as spa treatments and wellness packages.
Location: Very centrally located, Hotel Saint Louis is just a short walk away from Gateway Arch, Busch Stadium, the Old Courthouse, and The Dome at America’s Center.
13. The Cheshire
Designed and decorated to look like a traditional British Inn, The Cheshire has a very warm and cosy feel, with an abundance of fine furnishings and old antiques on display.
The four-star hotel has a wonderful tavern for guests to enjoy a drink at, as well as a swimming pool, fitness centre, and restaurant. Each of its themed rooms is decorated with the works of various British authors.
Location: The Cheshire lies right next to Forest Park, with Downtown St. Louis a 15-minute drive away.
14. Magnolia Hotel St. Louis, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
First opened all the way back in 1925, the Magnolia is a gorgeous boutique hotel located in a magnificent historic building. While its lobby, lounge and restaurant look very grand and glamorous, its rooms and suites are just as impressive to behold.
Highly rated for its comfort, cleanliness, and friendly staff, the Magnolia has everything you could want for a memorable stay, including a fitness centre and meeting facilities.
Location: Located in the heart of downtown, the Magnolia is ideally placed for exploring the area’s bars, restaurants and tourist sights.
15. Live! by Loews – St. Louis
In contrast to the historic Magnolia, Live! by Loews was recently opened at the end of 2019. Since then, it has been earning rave reviews, with guests considering its comfort, cleanliness and central location to be ‘exceptional’.
Representing excellent value for money, the four-star hotel has modern and stylish rooms, each with a flat-screen TV and private bathroom. In addition, there’s a superb on-site restaurant and bar for visitors to try out, as well as fully-equipped fitness and business centres.
Location: Live! is located right next to Busch Stadium, with Gateway Arch and countless other sights just a ten-minute walk away.