“Can't imagine staying anywhere else in St. Louis”
Decided to take a long weekend in St. Louis with my 13 yr old son and stayed here. It was WONDERFUL! Have stayed closer to the arch before and felt like I was in "tourist alley"! Really loved this location much better. Walking distance to Busch Stadium for a Cardinal's game and the City Museum (our family favorite!). Loved the city parks and wondering around down toward the capitol building and the arch, but also loved heading over to Washington Ave. for restaurants and entertainment. All an easy walk from the hotel.
For the hotel itself, well, you have to be the type who enjoys an inner-city boutique hotel, but if you are like us...you'll LOVE it. The building is fascinating. Definitely not another cookie-cutter hotel. The room was well appointed, large and very clean. The staff was amazing and we really felt they wanted to cater to our every need. Front desk staff, restaurant staff, housekeeping...all were accommodating and kind. There were great restaurants and coffee shops within a block in several directions which catered to the city-dweller in us. Felt more like we belonged there than we were tourists.
Our suggestions - I can only think of three things and even they aren't that big a deal.
1) Parking - like many city hotels, valet is your only option and although it is unlimited in-and-outs, it is still a little steep at $25/day. Especially when you can go to either 10th or 11th and Pine to self park at Passport Parking for only $5-8/day which is a great deal if you are like us, and not planning to take you car out - but even if you take it out once/day, it's still cheaper at even $16/day than the valet. They even have an app so you can "renew" each day from your phone but only if you have iPhone or Android. Since I have a Windows phone, I had to physically walk over there and pay every day - not ideal, but it was on my way to the coffee shop!
2) As an Omni member, we had free in-room WIFI and complimentary morning beverage room service. The only issue was I kept forgetting to put my free breakfast beverage order tag on the door at night. This was totally my fault and not the Omni's, but it would've been nice if I could "cash-in" that same order at the restaurant. I walked down to the restaurant for a cup of tea one morning and although it was wonderful and the server delightful even getting me a "to go" cup to take back to my room, it was a $5 cup of tea...but again, my laziness in the evening.
3) The in-room TV/movie selection was not great, but we didn't plan to spend much time there so I wasn't worried until we decided to "veg-out" one rainy afternoon. We watched TBS and played cards, but it would've been a great afternoon for an in-room movie, especially since the downtown movie house options didn't exactly cater to my 13 year old (although it would've really fit the bill had I been with my husband since we love independent films!).
That being said - I can't wait for our next trip back. Maybe with the family, or just a weekend away with the hubby! ; )
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