Overall our stay was nice (me and husband, one night, leisure trip). We knew up front that there'd be a charge for parking, however we didn't know up front that the parking garage is TWO BLOCKS away. And it was pouring rain (hard, sideways rain from Hurricane Isaac) so we were soaked to the bone by the time we got back over to the hotel. It was irritating we had to pay an extra $14 for this 'amenity'...
Otherwise, our stay was fine. The lobby is odd but kind of interesting (a diorama type thing of Lewis & Clark and Sacagawea seemed really out of place). The 'kickstart' dinner food started at 5:30. We came in at 6:11 and it was nearly all gone (and not being replenished). There were hot dogs - all gone when we got there, just some buns lying around - pasta with marinara, which was fine, meatballs which were hard from sitting out, and baked potatoes which were too hard (uncooked) to eat. Free soda and, if you wanted (we did not) up to three free cocktails. The line for cocktails was really long. So if we go again, we'll get there right at 5:30 - or earlier - or plan not to have anything.
The room was clean and very large. Microwave and refrigerator were a nice touch. There is a nice restaurant attached to the hotel (Angelo's) - we ordered dessert to go and the cannoli and volcano cake were both delicious. Very convenient. Only complaint about the room itself is, the sink only had warm or hot water, no cold. Kind of gross for brushing teeth. The bed wasn't really firm but it was adequate. We did not have a view of the arch but we hadn't planned to spend much time gazing at it so we hadn't requested one.
Breakfast in the morning was upscale-typical - oatmeal and toppings, bagels, eggs, sausage (which was super greasy), potatoes, cheese, salsa, etc - along with juice or coffee/tea/cocoa. It was definitely adequate. We made sure to arrive right when it opened! So there was plenty of food.
Overall this was an interesting place to stay. We didn't visit the pool or workout area so I can't comment on them. My biggest peeve is the parking and my biggest praise is the location - literally walking distance to the arch in one direction, the baseball stadium in the other direction. But arrive early for meals, and plan ahead if walking 2 blocks to/from your vehicle is going to be an issue for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- When we say “by the arch”, we mean it. This hotel is around the corner from the arch and only a few blocks from Busch Stadium, the Washington Avenue loft district and more. Drury Plaza Hotel offers its guests a variety of free extras – take, for example, our free hot breakfast. At Drury, “hot” means scrambled eggs, biscuits & gravy, sausage and make-your-own Belgian waffles. In the evening, join us at our 5:30 Kickback® for free hot food and cold beverages. Our rotating menu features a variety of hot foods, baked potatoes, garden salad, beer, wine, mixed drinks and more! To burn off all of those free extras, Drury has a 24-hour exercise center and a parking lot to jog around. Lastly, Drury’s free wireless Internet and free long distance calls will ensure you can keep tabs on all of your posse back home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Drury Plaza Hotel St Louis
- Drury Plaza Saint Louis