Inhabiting the western bank of the Mississippi River in USA’s Missouri state is the city of St Louis, also known as the Gateway City to the country’s west. It is most famous for the Gateway Arch, a monumental arched, steel structure resembling a gate, metaphoric of the city’s significance and geographical position. Also a thriving inland port, St Louis has strongholds in cultural, historical, religious, and political roots, making it an independent and metropolitan city. It attracts many thousands of tourists each year and making their stay even more special are the many memorable things you can do in the city. Here, we’ve put together a list of St Louis’ themed hotels. They offer some pretty superlative experiences, so go on and choose one that suits you best. Add that extra bit of awesome to your vacation.
Are you one who likes art in every aspect of their everyday life? Here’s one art-themed hotel that’ll satisfy the artist in you to the very core. Located 6 km (3.7 miles) from the famous Gateway Arch is this five-star hotel, whose sumptuously painted rooms are a stunning picture of expressiveness in the form of colours. The rooms here are not only a practical delight, but also poetic in their tasteful decoration. What’s even more unique about this hotel is that you not only get to choose your desired room on the basis of price and amenities, but also colour scheme! Each room has been painted in a different colour, with the aim of letting their guests select what colour suits their emotion best! After all, different strokes for different folks, right?
Another luxurious hotel, packed with all things artsy and fine is Hotel Ignacio. Appreciative of all forms of arts – performing arts, fine arts, music, and architecture – the hotel provides an entirely unique experience in its vivaciously painted rooms, lobbies, corridors, and restaurants. Owing its creativity to the famous Moto Museum nearby, they even have a motorcycle themed restaurant, The Triumph Grill, on-site. They even provide complimentary bikes to their guests to make everything in St Louis easily accessible.
Hotel Ignacio - Saint Louis
Address: 3411 Olive Street
This hotel in the city’s downtown lends its inspiration to 19th-century architecture. The Gothic Revival-lookalike tower outside will capture your breath. However, slide indoors and you’ll find yourself marvelling underneath colourful frescoes coming to life with gold-leaf detailing, accentuated by vibrant mosaics in their main lobby. Move in further, and you’ll find each room here spacious and carefully designed, in sync with the landmark status of the hotel. Opt for the suites and you’ll even get an attached courtyard and exclusive lounge access. Housing underneath its elegant limestone facade are rooms and facilities that’ll transport you into a bygone era and fill you with utter awe, so head here for a fully luxurious experience.
St. Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
Address: 1820 Market Street
Price: from 102 USD
Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Non-smoking rooms All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Valet parking 24-hour front desk Air conditioning Physical distancing in dining areas Outdoor pool
Experience a bit of Britain in St Louis at this hotel, styled like a traditional British inn, built in Tudor-style architecture. The amazing experience begins even before you enter the premises, with a striking red British telephone booth placed outside. As you move indoors, the stately hand-carved mantle and stained-glass windows across the hotel will leave you awestruck. Above and beyond the spectacular common areas, you’ll find that the rooms are equally stunning. Their decoration is done up as a tribute to famous British literary figures, such as Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and William Shakespeare, with elegant paintings and antique show pieces. While you’re still soaking in the British decor elsewhere, step into their in-house restaurant, Fox & Hounds, and enjoy some British fare too. The plushness of The Cheshire will leave you beaming with a cheshire cat-like smile as you checkout.
A beacon of sophistication and unparalleled hospitality, this erstwhile Mayfair Hotels’ property was recently renovated and opened under its current name. Emanating splendour are the crystal chandeliers that adorn several parts of the hotel, with stained-glass windows adding every bit of gorgeousness to the feel. Spread across an area of 371 square m (4,000 square ft), the hotel’s grand ballroom is quite possibly the crowning jewel of the property. It has the capacity to hold up to 250 guests, and forms part of the 6 brilliantly decorated banquet rooms in the hotel. These make for superb reception venues. As for its accommodation, there’s not much you’ll find lacking – the rooms are distinctly modern and utterly comfortable. There’s something wholly fulfilling about entering your hotel room and finding an exquisitely-wrapped piece of chocolatey goodness proudly sitting on the pillows, right? Legend has it that here’s where that tradition started!
Magnolia Hotel St. Louis, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Address: 421 North 8th Street
Price: from 79 USD
CCTV outside property Gift shop 24-hour security Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Cashless payment available Luggage storage Valet parking
Strewn with toys, decorative items, and art, you’ll find The Moonrise Hotel a unique homage to all things astronomy. Their iridescent walls and incandescent staircases lead you into their quirkily designed rooms and suites, also following the same theme. Head over to their on-site restaurant, Eclipse, to enjoy some American cuisine. Just like Laika, Belka, Strelka, and Félicette made a trip beyond Earth, bring your little friend to this faux-Space in St Louis. The Moonrise Hotel has an entire floor of rooms dedicated to pet parents and many a perk for your little buddies! The hotel is also quite heavily into eco-conscious alternatives and choices.
The Moonrise Hotel
Address: 6177 Delmar in The Loop
Price: from 119 USD
A novel affair
While in St Louis, there’s quite a bit you can pack your schedules with – a tour of the Gateway Arch and museum, City Museum, Missouri Botanical Garden, or Laumeier Sculpture Park among several other tourist-friendly places. If you’re one who enjoys exploring cities on foot, The Hill is the one of the city’s most popular and colourful neighbourhoods. Once done, you can head to the Delmar Loop for a great evening. Not only does the city make a trip great, but also where you choose to stay. So, add dollops of special to your trip to St Louis by staying at these themed hotels. We guarantee you’ll return with a bag full of beautiful memories.
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