We just finished staying two nights at this hotel and it was great. After reading some of the negative reviews, I called the hotel before booking to check on the status of renovations. I was assured that all of the rooms that they were using were fully remodeled.
When we arrived we were impressed by the room. It was perfect...roomy, comfortable beds, beautiful bathroom, even a view of the river.
The location was excellent - across the street from the arch and within walking distance of many restaurants. The parking situation was much better than most hotels, with a parking lot just a block over that offered $8 weekday and $3 weekend rates (without in/out priveleges, but that was OK).
The only thing that would have made our stay better is if the pool would have been in operation. But if we were needing a few more nights in St Louis we'd try to stay at the same place. We got a great rate for a great room.