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The Cheshire
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6300 Clayton Road, Saint Louis, MO 63117   |  
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Ranked #26 of 123 Hotels in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
St. Louis, MO
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11 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“What a unique place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Stayed here for Valentine's Day night...what a unique, interesting experience! It was like being in a museum! Every hallway was filled with antique furniture and artwork and/or old British documents, and the lounge area even had a stuffed bear! The decor was upscale, but we never felt out of place. Got a great rate using Hotel Tonight, too :-) The only complaint was the motion detector that controlled the bathroom lights - if you got up in the middle of the night you'd be blinded by FOUR bright lights coming on! We took care of this by removing the cover on the motion sensor, putting a tissue over it, and then putting the cover back on. We mentioned this to the staff, and apparently we're not alone in our dislike of the light :-)

Highly recommended, and would return even though we live in St. Louis!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tony D, Manager at The Cheshire, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
BudandPam,

Thank you for choosing The Cheshire to celebrate one of the most romantic times of the year! We are glad you were able to explore the hotel as The Cheshire holds so much history and has become a great landmark and a prime destination for St. Louis. As mentioned, The Cheshire can be compared to very nice museum. You can say you're getting the best of both worlds!

We are glad the lighting situation was temporarily fixed for you and we do apologize for any inconvenience that had caused.

Looking forward to your return!

Sincerely,
The Cheshire Team
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Richmond Heights
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Unique and lovely hotel. Would love to stay again. The mattress was extremely comfortable. Fire place made the first floor smell great. Breakfast was a great treat. .....................................

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Tony D, Manager at The Cheshire, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Olga,

Thank you taking the time to to write your review! From our presidential double pillow-topped mattresses to our delicious complimentary breakfast, we can ensure you your wonderful experience at The Cheshire will be awaiting for you on your next trip.

We hope to hear from you again.

Sincerely,
The Cheshire Team
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

I surprised my husband with a romantic getaway for our 20th anniversary. We are a bit picky when it comes to hotels and this hotel is nearly perfect. This is NOT your typical chain-hotel. Impressively clean and well maintained. LOVED the architecture and ambience. Complimentary breakfast was OK. Muffins, fruit, pastiers, cereals, bagels, toast, various juices & milks. Would like to see something a little hartier. The room was a bit stuffy, but loved that we could open the windows - like in a Christmas Carol. The bathroom sensor light was a bit odd - ended up having to call the front desk to figure out how to get it to turn off at 2:00am. Would like to see free parking for over-night guests. Overall a fabulous experience. Can't wait to go back!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tony D, Manager at The Cheshire, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
TKS92,

We are very grateful that you and your husband had such a good experience at our property especially to celebrate such a special occasion! The Cheshire has grown into a great romantic getaway in St. Louis with our unique Novelty Suites and in addition of our new dining establishments.

We hope to see you on your 21st anniversary!

Sincerely,
The Cheshire Team
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

A very busy hotel which at the same time is very friendly, the inside decor is far from minimalistic and is very homely. The room which I stayed in was a suite and the comfort level was excellent. I usually have problems with the beds but this one was like the princess and the pea. As for the bar staff they were fantastic and Stella on tap well life can't get any better.........especially when there note house........

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tony D, Manager at The Cheshire, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Mark,

We're very happy that you had such a great stay at our property and thank you for taking the time to share your experience. To make your experience even better, we've established new dining options along with a gastropub which includes over 32 beers on tap!

We hope you'll return to experience more of The Cheshire and all of our Novelty Suites.

Sincerely,
The Cheshire Team
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Springfield, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

The staff is generally helpful and polite. The bar in house has good food, and is a very popular spot for locals. The service there is great. The breakfast is well above average, not a huge offering, but well chosen and high quality. The lobby area is more a long and angled hall than the typical large overdone lobby, but it's very nice, and has a beautiful fireplace. The rooms are fine, nothing to write home about, but no complaints. The location will either be great or to far out depending on what you are lolling for. It's near the galleria shopping area and the Clayton business district. It is not terribly near downtown-about a $25 cab.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tony D, Manager at The Cheshire, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
spiil,

Thank you writing and sharing your experience at our property! The Cheshire is the perfect destination if you were coming into town to enjoy Forest Park, shopping, the local universities, a romantic getaway, or just want to get away but stay close enough to the busy downtown area.

Our iconic Fox and Hounds Tavern will continue with its great service as we hope you'll return to enjoy again. We hope to hear from you soon!

Sincerely,
The Cheshire Team
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Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This is a charming, recently renovated Tudor-style inn between St. Mary's hospital and the giant Amoco sign. Each room is named after a different English author. We stayed in the Harold Pinter room, and I confess that I had not heard of this playwright so it was an educational stay right off the bat! There are some novelty suites for some of the more popular authors such as Shakespeare, Ian Fleming and Robert Louis Stevenson. For some reason, Tolkien's is just a regular room -- I think it would be great if they could turn it into a Hobbit Hole but I suppose that might go over-budget. I asked to look at one of the novelty suites but unfortunately they were all occupied. Next time I come back, maybe I will stay in the Passage to India suite.

Here were some pros and cons of this hotel:
Pro:
- super-friendly staff
- Fox and Hounds pub is cozy and they give a generous pour. To get an idea about the ambience, imagine one of the old Steak and Ale restaurants only nicer and smaller.
- Carl's deli down the street makes the best hot pastrami sandwich I have tasted.
- you can rent a bicycle for free (3 hours) and ride around Forest Park.
- our room was very quiet and dark, so we slept well.
- 4 computers with large monitors in the business center. I have stayed at a Marriott which was much larger but offered only 2 computers.
- Aveda bath products.

Cons:
- as at least one other reviewer pointed out, those sharp wooden bed posts jut out right around knee level. Ouch! I hit it 3 times (ok, I am a slow learner), and my wife also hit it and got a nasty bruise.
- the closest Metrolink station is about 2 miles away and the hotel does not offer shuttle service.
- the accomodations are not super-remarkable or plush, just cozy. No bathrobes or slippers, etc. And the breakfast was also just ok, nothing remarkable. On the other hand, usually one has to pay more for those things so I am still giving an Excellent overall rating for value.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tony D, General Manager at The Cheshire, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Dear krepki,

Thank you for staying at our facility. We appreciate the positive feedback from your stay and were happy to hear how much you enjoyed the décor, staff, and amenities. We hope you come back soon to stay in one of our novelty suites. Thank you again for taking the time to post a review, we sincerely appreciate it and can't wait for you to return!

Sincerely,
Hotel Management
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Pasadena, CA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We stayed for one night during a vacation, and it was the closing night of the London Olympics, so apropos! First off, the location and area are excellent; having never stayed outside of downtown on business trips, the Forest Park area was a wonderful surprise. The common areas at the Cheshire are really charming and unique, and this made for a nice breakfast. The room itself was standard set-up and nicely decorated, but there were definitely some less-than-clean sectors of the bathroom and the housekeeper seemed pretty harried overall. In addition, the pub served me the absolute worst whiskey sour I've ever had ... not even close to right. Still, it was a more than adequate hotel with good proximity to Forest Park, the Missouri History Museum, Wash U, and the home of the best burger EVER, O'Connell's Pub on Shaw.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Tony D, General Manager at The Cheshire, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Dear PassedenaBunch,

We appreciate the feedback from your stay and were pleased to hear how you enjoyed the location, décor, and room setup. I apologize that some of the room was not up to standard and we will definitely take your concerns to heart. We hope that you will come back and stay with us again, and be sure to try out our new restaurant and Gastro Pub next door.

Sincerely,
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Address: 6300 Clayton Road, Saint Louis, MO 63117
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Location: United States > Missouri > Saint Louis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Saint Louis
#12 Family Hotel in Saint Louis
#19 Romantic Hotel in Saint Louis
#40 Business Hotel in Saint Louis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Cheshire 4*
Number of rooms: 106
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cheshire embodies the charm and authenticity of a traditional British inn with all the modern conveniences of today. Guest rooms range from our Deluxe class to our Royal class with turndown services and upgraded amenities. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Cheshire Hotel Saint Louis
Cheshire Hotel Saint Louis
Cheshire Lodge St Louis
Cheshire Inn St Louis
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