I am planning to drive to St Louis with my mother(72) in august. I can't decide if we should stay at a hotel downtown near arch or more in the center of the city. We will visit the arch, casinos, do some shopping and visit the forest park area. We will only be staying two full days so any suggestion you have will be helpful. Also I read about the mystery dinner is that something we should see one evening or is there somewhere else we should eat. We only have two full days. Also I've read many reviews about St Louis and some areas sound safter than orther could recommed some hotels the Westin is full and so is the Dury Plaza. I would like it to be very clean (my mother is a fanatic about bathroom cleanliness) and possibly a suite, am I asking to much! Well any help you can give me would be appericated. Also if there are any other attraction we should see or substitute for the ones I've listed.