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Hotel Ignacio
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3411 Olive Street, Near Saint Louis University & Grand Center, Saint Louis, MO 63103 (Grand Center / Midtown)   |  
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Ranked #6 of 124 hotels in Saint Louis
Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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“Great hotel in Saint Louis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We stayed here only one night and thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff is genuinely friendly and helpful. The room was very comfortable, funky and high tech. This hotel was in walking distance to the Powell Symphony Hall (very safe to do so). Saint Louis University is right across the street. If we are ever in Saint Louis again, there is no doubt where we will stay!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Beautiful hotel and very funky in best way possible. Art work is everywhere. The lobby is separated from check in desk by a half wall. This makes it a much more enjoyable space to meet, relax. There is always coffee and spa water available. They also have bikes available if you'd like to ride to one of the many nearby attractions in Forest Park or downtown.

The rooms are great too. It took me a minute to figure out where the dresser and drawers were because it the decor is modern and super sleek. It's all there though, as is the flat screen tv disguised as a mirror. You get a lot of high tech bang for the buck here. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was superior in fixtures and supplies. Rain shower style showerhead was amazing. My one complaint is that as it is a re-purposing of an old industrial space, the building makes some weird noises and knocks that travel oddly. The most disconcerting was the distinct double knock on the door every time the air conditioner went on. I am not claiming anything supernatural. It's just one of the quirks of being in an older building that was not built to be a hotel.

It's one of the cleanest hotels I've ever stayed in. This could be because it's new, but the housekeeping staff is really on their toes and friendly too. Actually the entire staff is amazingly friendly and knows the area extremely well. A lot of them are Saint Louis University students who are earning degrees in hospitality services. They are very invested in you having a great experience at their hotel. The woman who works in the Cafe Pintxos (part of the lobby) was running around and could have used some help, but never lost her sincere smile and good mood. Very impressive.

You can't beat the location either. Right between downtown and the Forest Park area where all the museums are. Wonderful for business or tourists. SLU made a great investment here.

Room Tip: If Cafe Triumph is too busy for lunch, Cafe Pintxos serves the same menu and is a much more calm env...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I absolutely loved this new hotel. Very friendly staff. Easy parking. Quiet, beautiful, modern room. Big windows with double shades. Plenty of receptacles. Full mirror. Comfortable bed. Nice big shower. Safe in closet. Previous reviewer stated no dresser but there is a big desk with drawers. Coolest thing is tablet in room to surf web for area restaurants, local attractions, weather, etc. Coffee and flavored water in lobby. Small "store" next to check-in for snacks or anything you might have forgotten. Has small bar and lounge area. Nice restaurant, Triumph, where I've heard some professors, doctors, etc. hang out. Also motorcycle museum. Excellent value for money. Highly recommend for any St. Louis stay but especially if visit Grand Center area. Can't wait to return.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Columbia, Missouri
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Wonderful hotel. Great decor! Awesome staff! We were in town for a wedding and they accommodated getting us in the room early to get ready and have a great cafe/bar to relax and grab a bite to eat! Great lobby area to visit with friends as well. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

I stayed at Hotel Ignacio while in St. Louis to play in a bridge tournament. It cost about $50 less per night than a downtown hotel, yet was a short 10 minute drive to the conference center. The hotel was exactly as described. I simply cannot find a fault with this hotel.

Staff: Every single person I encountered was super friendly and helpful. Minor glitch one morning when my in room phone would not function but the lady at the front desk helpfully came up to my room and let me use her personal phone!

Room: The room was beautiful, a nice contrast between the exposed brick walls and the modern decor and furnishings. The mattress the most comfortable I've ever slept on. The bathroom amenities (soap etc.) were of high quality with gentle and appealing scents.

Refreshments. There is decent free coffee in the lobby all day long, and water infused with citrus and mint. It was wonderful.

Internet was super reliable.

There were lots of extras that I did not take advantage of, such as free kindle readers preloaded with magazines, books and newspapers and access to St. Louis University's fitness centre.

It was the first time I wished I could have spent more time in my hotel than was possible. If I'm ever in St. Louis I will most definitely return.

Room Tip: I had a corner unit, which I enjoyed a lot because it had windows on two walls. I love lots of lig...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
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Oronogo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Hotel was as advertised. Great service, super clean, good food and the suite was plush. The ladies at the front desk were so helpful. We ate breakfast in the cafe and the nice lady there served us even though we were 20 minutes early. The Bathroom was awesome. Neat place to stay and I will stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

A wonderful and unique environment. I have stayed many places, however this one with its unique artistic style, and helpful informed, friendly staff, is near the TOP of the charts!!!!!!! The staff bends over backwards to help and assist in any way they can, based on guest request.

Room Tip: I do not think there is a bad room in the place:)
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Address: 3411 Olive Street, Near Saint Louis University & Grand Center, Saint Louis, MO 63103
Location: United States > Missouri > Saint Louis > Grand Center / Midtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 124 hotels in Saint Louis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Ignacio 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly opened boutique hotel close to Saint Louis University and within a short walk of 12,000 theater seats and 12 galleries & museums in Grand Center. Independently owned, amenities include; tempur pedic mattresses, Avaya Media Hubs (first in the USA), a strong "Green Statement", house bikes, Kindles and conveniently located in the heart of Midtown. ... more   less 
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