13 Kid-Friendly Hotels In St Louis, Missouri - Updated 2024

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Isha 
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Situated along the western banks of the mighty Mississippi River, the bustling St. Louis is the second-largest city in Missouri. The most famous landmark and most-visited tourist site in St. Louis is probably the 630-feet (192-meter) Gateway Arch that also gives the city its nickname: The Gateway to the West. St. Louis has loads of sights, events and activities for visitors - from rooftop restaurants to theatres and live music. While there are plenty of things to do in St. Louis for adults, it also offers a plethora of entertainment options for the kids. There is Saint Louis Zoo and Saint Louis Science Center located in Forest Park, The Magic House, Saint Louis Children’s Museum, The Butterfly House, and Missouri Botanical Garden that will keep your children entertained for hours on end. And there’s no dearth of kid-friendly hotels either – from luxurious to boutique and budget hotels. Check out these kid-friendly hotels in St Louis, Missouri.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to kid-friendly amenities and activities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 07, 2024.

1. Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Louis Downtown (from USD 161)

Located in downtown St. Louis, this premier hotel is a 5-minute walk from Gateway Arch, City Museum, and Busch Stadium. The kid-friendly property features cosy family rooms equipped with extra beds, high chairs, and cribs.

Guests can enjoy along with their kids a free made-to-order breakfast each morning of their stay here along with complimentary evening reception. You will find the in-house restaurant, The Atrium, on the fourth floor where you can have the little ones satiate their taste buds with a wide range of delicious entrées, pizzas, salads, and sandwiches.

Watch your kid splash about in the indoor pool while you hang out by the poolside with a drink. You can also enjoy a deep soak in the hot tub and tend to your sore muscles after a tiring day of exploration. Head to the equipped gym later in the day for a good workout.

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Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Louis Downtown

Address: 610 N 7th St
699 meters (0.5 ft) from The Gateway Arch

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the breakfast was amazing with made to order omelets that were perfect
Cleanliness:
the hotel was fairly clean
i liked it that i could say when i like to have clean my room
i liked it that i could choose when i want to clean my room
Host:
the staff were helpful and very pleasent to deal with
front desk staff and valet were amazing so friendly and accommodating great job
great stay workers were very friendly and helpful will visit again
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2. Sonesta ES Suites St. Louis Westport (from USD 79)

Situated in Maryland Heights and close to Creve Coeur Golf Club, this 3-star hotel offers accommodations in a quiet neighbourhood while being only minutes away from the city’s major points of interest.

Blackout drapes in the bedrooms ensure a good night’s rest for the little ones. Guests travelling with a baby can make use of the travel cot parked in the suite.

Heat up a snack in the microwave and enjoy it with a glass of wine or head out to the picnic area and grill yourself a barbeque while soaking up the sun. Teen kids can have a good time in the seasonal outdoor pool or play a game of basketball in the outdoor game area. Cars can be parked onsite for free.

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Sonesta ES Suites St. Louis Westport

Address: 1855 Craigshire Road
23.75 km (14.8 mi) from The Gateway Arch

Pets allowed 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Garden Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry Dry cleaning

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it’s like an apartment
Cleanliness:
i waited 2 1/2 hours to get a clean room
property grounds were clean the area was quiet and the staff was friendly
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3. Le Meridien St. Louis Downtown

Located near St. Louis Union Station, this kid-friendly hotel enjoys a superb location in the heart of the city. The property features comfortable family rooms and cribs are provided for infants. You can snuggle with the kids on the plush bed and enjoy a movie together on the flat-screen TV over burgers and popcorn. Children can sip on a cola stashed in the minibar of the guestroom before savoring a sumptuous spread at the onsite restaurant.

St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station is only a four-minute drive from the property and you can spend a fun day with the little ones here.

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Le Meridien St. Louis Downtown

Address: 1019 Pine St
849 meters (0.6 ft) from The Gateway Arch

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the hotel is extremely clean friendly and updated
outside of my comments it is quiet clean property
the property was nice room was clean
quality work and definitely felt clean
Host:
john was so helpful and understanding and immediately corrected the situation
close to busch stadium the staff was friendly and very helpful
quick walk to busch stadium staff was freindly and efficient
Location:
very good location and nice hotel all around
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4. Four Seasons St. Louis (from USD 467)

Families are welcome at this luxe Four Seasons property in St. Louis. And bring your pets along too! The spacious and luxurious family rooms at Four Seasons St. Louis have a range of kid-friendly features, including free wifi, a flat-screen TV, and an outdoor pool on the terrace as well as an indoor pool. City or Gateway Arch views from the floor-to-ceiling windows of every room can be enjoyed by the whole family. A relaxing foot rub or a couples massage at the hotel’s spa is well-deserved after a day out with the kids. Leave the kids with the hotel babysitter and spend the night at the casino or enjoy a romantic dinner at the on-site Italian restaurant – Cielo.

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Four Seasons St. Louis

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 999 North 2nd Street
938 meters (0.6 ft) from The Gateway Arch

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna

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5. Hampton Inn St Louis - at the Arch (from USD 149)

Another well-known brand, the Hampton Inn has a fabulous location in St. Louis. The Hampton Inn St. Louis – at the Arch overlooks the Gateway Arch in downtown St. Louis. This is one of the most conveniently located St Louis hotels with a pool that welcomes children of all ages and is a completely smoke-free property. Well-furnished family rooms at the hotel provide free high-speed wifi and a flat-screen TV. There’s also a year-round indoor pool that the whole family can enjoy. A special indoor play area with board games and puzzles is perfect for the kids, while the parents can work out in the 24-hour fitness center. As an added bonus, your family can enjoy a free hot breakfast at the hotel.

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Hampton Inn St Louis- at the Arch

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 333 Washington Avenue
524 meters (0.4 ft) from The Gateway Arch

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry

6. Angad Arts Hotel (from USD 150)

Angad Arts Hotel is a 5-star property and one of the themed hotels in St. Louis. It boasts spacious rooms with a flat-screen TV with kid-friendly networks, board games and puzzles, air conditioning to keep you comfortable, and a coffee maker for your daily caffeine fix. You can start your day right by savoring the complimentary American breakfast offered on the premises. Private parking is available on site at an extra charge for guests who are planning to travel by car.

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Angad Arts Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille Visual Aid: Tactile

Address: 3550 Samuel Shepard Drive
4.12 km (2.6 mi) from The Gateway Arch

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Terrace

7. Hyatt Regency Saint Louis at The Arch (from USD 236)

Boasting a 24-hour fitness center, Hyatt Regency Saint Louis at The Arch has family rooms for those who are traveling with their kids. The on-site restaurant serves delicious American cuisine, and kids’ meals are available for your little ones. Each accommodation comes with a private bathroom with complimentary toiletries and a TV for fun movie nights with your family. Parking is also available for a fee, and pets are allowed on request. This property is one of the top hotels with views of St. Louis Arch.

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Hyatt Regency Saint Louis at The Arch

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 315 Chestnut Street
127 meters (417.4 ft) from The Gateway Arch

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre

8. Hilton St. Louis Downtown at the Arch (from USD 177)

Those looking for St Louis hotels for kids can be assured of a great stay at this property. Hilton is a trusted name among hotels and as such, your family’s stay is guaranteed to be a safe, comfortable and enjoyable one at Hilton St. Louis Downtown at the Arch. All children are welcome at this hotel that is just 1 kilometre (0.62 miles) away from the famous Gateway Arch and America’s Center. To keep your kids entertained, the hotel offers guestrooms with a 32-inch flat-screen TV, plus special kids’ meals are served at their award-winning 400 Olive restaurant. For tired parents, there’s also room service and a bar.

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The Pennywell St Louis Downtown a Hilton Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 400 Olive Street
288 meters (0.2 ft) from The Gateway Arch

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms

9. Red Lion Hotel St Louis City Center (from USD 170)

This hotel is located in the city center of St. Louis, across from the Scottrade Center Sports Arena, which is perfect for sports enthusiasts. City Museum, which is one of the best things to do alone in St Louis, is also just 1 kilometre (0.62 miles) away. With a heated indoor swimming pool, a kid-friendly buffet, kids’ meals served in the two on-site restaurants, kids’ TV channels in the large family rooms and free wifi, children are well taken care of at the Red Lion Hotel St Louis City Center. Moreover, your family pet is also welcome at this hotel.

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OYO Hotel St Louis Downtown City Center MO

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 400 South 14th Street
1.31 km (0.9 mi) from The Gateway Arch

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Terrace Non-smoking rooms Business centre

10. The Holiday Inn St Louis Downtown/Convention Center (from USD 149)

If you’re looking for fun kid hotels in St Louis, this property might interest you. The Holiday Inn St Louis Downtown/Convention Center hotel is a smoke-free property with spacious rooms, ideal for family stays. Just a 15 minutes walk will take you to Downtown St. Louis. Forest Park, where both the Saint Louis Zoo and Saint Louis Science Center are located, is less than 15 minutes drive away. Cable TV in every room features a variety of kids’ TV channels. Free wifi is an added bonus to keep the kids occupied. A kid-friendly buffet and kids’ meals coupled with an indoor pool and bicycle rental are just the icing on the cake for the kids staying at this hotel.

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Holiday Inn St Louis Downtown/Convention Center, an IHG Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 811 North 9th Street
976 meters (0.7 ft) from The Gateway Arch

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre

11. Marriott St. Louis Grand (from USD 189)

The Marriott St. Louis Grand hotel is conveniently located in the downtown area, within a five-minute driving distance of Gateway Arch, which is one of the most romantic things to do in St Louis. The popular sports and entertainment venue of Busch Stadium is also just an 11-minute walk away. The hotel has family rooms to accommodate your entire family and the hotel is completely non-smoking too. The rooms are equipped with smart TVs with streaming movies and shows. Free wifi, kids’ meals and a kid-friendly buffet is served at the on-site Zenia Bar & Grille restaurant. A mini-market on site is perfect to grab any last-minute essentials that you may have forgotten to pack.

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John

John
St. Louis

One of the Marriott St. Louis Grand Reception Halls

The Marriott St. Louis Grand is a great place to stay in the heart of downtown St. Louis! A beautiful building both inside and out and with extremely helpful and friendly staff, this hotel provided everything I needed while staying there. They even included free early check-in and late check-out for my stay. It was easy walking distance to the Gateway Arch as well as museums and restaurants in the downtown quarter. The hotel also has beautiful reception halls for events which I have attended during a wedding. I highly recommend staying at The Marriott St. Louis Grand while you are in this city!

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Marriott St. Louis Grand

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille Visual Aid: Tactile

Address: 800 Washington Avenue
747 meters (0.5 ft) from The Gateway Arch

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms

12. Magnolia Hotel St. Louis, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel (from USD 324)

Part of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts group, the Magnolia Hotel St. Louis is a family-friendly hotel that aims to deliver quality services. Located in the downtown area, the hotel is an ideal base for families to explore all that the city of St. Louis has to offer. The hotel is smoke-free and family rooms are large enough to comfortably accommodate you and your family. There’s even a water park for the kids and a spa and fitness center for the adults. There’s something for everyone at the Magnolia Hotel St. Louis!

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Magnolia Hotel St. Louis, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

Wheelchair accessible

Address: 421 North 8th Street
695 meters (0.5 ft) from The Gateway Arch

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms

13. HoteLumiere at The Arch (from USD 157)

HoteLumiere at The Arch is located along the Mississippi River and is less than 1.5 km (0.93 miles) away from the Gateway Arch. There is free wifi in all the rooms and pets are also welcome at the hotel. Two flat-screen TVs and cable/satellite channels will keep the kids entertained in the family rooms of the hotel. Babysitting service is also available for when you want to head out to the on-site casino, fancy restaurants, bars, spa or fitness center.

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HoteLumiere at The Arch

Wheelchair accessible

Address: 901 North First Street, Saint Louis Downtown, St. Louis (MO), United States, 63102
851 meters (0.6 ft) from The Gateway Arch

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre Dry cleaning

Fun for the whole family in St Louis

The city of St. Louis has loads of attractions and activities to keep the kids busy and entertained. Hotels in St. Louis generally welcome kids of all ages. They even have a range of amenities to delight the little ones. And whether you’re looking for hotels with activities for kids or infant-friendly hotels in St Louis, there are plenty of options to choose from. So, do check out our picks of the most kid-friendly hotels when you’re in St Louis, Missouri, USA.

For more accommodation options, have a look at some treehouse cabins and family-friendly resorts near St. Louis.

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