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Drury Plaza Hotel at the Arch
2 South 4th Street, Saint Louis, MO 63102   |  
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Ranked #6 of 122 hotels in Saint Louis
Kansas, United States
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3 hotel reviews
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“Will stay again and again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

It had been YEARS since we stayed in a Drury Inn & Suites. We were VERY PLEASED with our stay. Friendly staff, good food (breakfast & kickback), clean room, great ammenities.....what more could you ask for in a hotel?? We did not have a vehicle, so we walked everywhere. The staff was helpful in guiding us to places of interest and restaurants. We are already planning another trip to St Louis and will DEFINITELY stay here. The "Kickback" program is wonderful.

Room Tip: We asked for a room with a view of the Arch. It costs just a few dollars more, but was well worth i...
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  • Stayed February 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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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

This place is absolutely fantastic! Clean rooms, excellent staff, inside garage parking, a changing breakfast menu that is included and their "Kickback" happy hour is second to none. The added bonus is being able to extend your check-out time by one hour if necessary. I may be rating the wrong place because we stayed at the Drury Inn & Suites on Olive Blvd., if this is the case, please pass this rating along because they are super!

Room Tip: If you are in St. Louis the Drury Inn & Suites on Olive Blvd. is the place to get a great value...
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  • Stayed February 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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Situated right in the heart of downtown St Louis, right next to the arch.. this hotel has rolled out all the stops for you to enjoy a great stay here. The hotel is beautifully decorated, accommodating and very affordable. From the free hot breakfast (eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, oatmeal, organic granola! and more) to the free "appetizers" (you can make a meal out of this) and free drinks.. this hotel is totally worth the price. The food was all delicious, the lines never outrageous and it was a bonus to get 3 free drinks every evening as well! The pool was a clean, quiet retreat with a large pool and 2 nice sized hot tubs. We did not use the fitness room but it is enclosed by glass walls you can view from the pool.

We stayed Mardi Gras weekend and the staff was amazing in accommodating our group of 42 by getting us all on the same floor, calling for the shuttle to take us to the casino and then even getting us all cabs in the morning to go the parade. We never found it to be loud of noisy, even during this huge party weekend. They provided us with wristbands so no unregistered guests could get into the hotel that evening.

We will definitely be back!

Room Tip: We stayed on the 8th floor - same level as the pool!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We were passing through St Louis on our cross country road trip and during our pre-trip planning knew we were going to hit St Louis on New Year's Eve. I booked the hotel about a month in advance. They did not charge me and allowed cancellation within of 24 hours. I thought this was important as most hotels will not allow this especially on New Year's Eve. The hotel is right next to the Arch downtown. It is a lovely location. We felt safe in the area and walked over to the Arch around 5pm NYE and the following day.***Note: if you want to ride the tram/elevator up the Arch get there before 5! The museum area is open until 6 but the last tram takes off around 5. We missed it and it was closed New Year's Day...we were sad.

As for the hotel it was very nice. The room clean and well kept. King bed comfortable. No complaints about the room. Staff friendly. They offered guests 3 free cocktails and a buffett serving broccoli 'n' cheddar soup, pasta, and other finger food snacks downstairs near the lobby. The place was pretty crowded so this seems to be a popular place. I had never been to St Louis before so this was a pleasant experience. Also nearby were both the baseball and football stadiums within comfortable walking distance.

Getting to the hotel is a little challenging for those who know nothing about the area. Lots of one way streets and when the weather is bad give yourself extra time to circle around.

The hotel serves breakfast in the morning which was very good. For the location, food and comfort on NYE we paid $170....however the parking was extra. Well worth the cost. Also, after I booked, I received 2 friendly emails from the hotel explaining that there would be added security due to it being NYE and looking forward to seeing us. Nice added touch. Well done Drury!

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Had the pleasure of staying at the Drury Plaza hotel in March 2012 with my 2 daughters as a spring break vacation. From the outset, I was impressed by this hotel. You will pay more here than at other sites due to the accompanying private parking, but it's well more than worth it.
It's strolling distance from the Arch, the Old courthouse, the Basillica of St. Louis King of France and a pleasant walk to the beautiful City Park, with it's dancing colored waters and marvelous art sculptures, so guess what? No parking fees there! Really is the best deal for a family vacation in this lovely city!
Rooms are comfortable, quiet and clean and the lobby is like stepping into a dreamworld of marble floors, chandeliers and bronze sculptures!
The free breakfast and happy hour, [we called it supper and it really did suffice for that], were delicious and plentiful. You'll not go hungry here and neither will your kids!
True that the pool was a bit small for our taste but it well met our needs.
Hotel staff were more than helpful and just plain friendly!
Your family will love their stay here!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

From the reservation to check out, this has been my best hotel experience ever! All of the people are so friendly and accommodating. The free breakfast, the free happy hour, all perfect! We really loved this place. Had the two queen suite. Perfect for our family of 4. Pool, hot tub area was perfect. Walking distance to many unique places. The arch, the courthouse, many shops and restaurants are 5 minute walk away.
Room was clean and quiet, perfect, perfect, perfect!!!!

Room Tip: We love suites for the space to unwind at night and watch TV. The furniture was comfortable and spa...
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  • Stayed January 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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Fayetteville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

We decided to stay here since we were visiting the Arch. Our stay was wonderful. Room was clean, beds were comfortable, and the breakfast buffet was delicious. The pool was also great with a spa. I love the location. It's walking distance to the Arch, close to restaurants, and close to Busch Stadium. It's also very close to I-70, I-55, I-64, and I-44. I highly recommend this hotel for anyone traveling through or staying for the Arch and Busch Stadium.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Drury Plaza Hotel at the Arch

Also Known As:
Drury Plaza Hotel St Louis
Drury Plaza Saint Louis
Address: 2 South 4th Street, Saint Louis, MO 63102
Location: United States > Missouri > Saint Louis
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Saint Louis
#5 Business Hotel in Saint Louis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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