This Hampton Inn is one of the best, if not the best, we've stayed at. It is exceptionally well managed with trained, pleasant staff from front desk to breakfast room. Though the property is six years old, it looks like it opened yesterday. Common areas are spotless and well maintained and our room the same. The location is unbeatable for visits to St. Louis. It is across the highway from Forest Park with the marvelous zoo and art museum, etc, a bit over five minutes to superb restaurants on The Hill, a few minutes to Clayton business district and many other parts of the city offering great shopping, hospitals, etc. And, it is a good value.