My husband and I were college students in Chicago when we got married, so our options for Honeymoons were limited. We decided St. Louis because the Amtrak takes us right into the city. We chose our hotel based upon location and price. I suppose we were asking for a crazy experience since we only paid $52.50, but how could we possible know....
Our walk was a short 15 minute walk to the hotel, which is right next to the Rams stadium and the Martin Luther Expressway. There is only one entrance from the front for cars and pedestrians and the office is small within the parking lot under the rooms. they have 2 floors of rooms and we got a room in the second floor. When we got to our room we first noticed the fact that it looked like someone had tried to kick in the door from the outside. There was also a very flat mattress and couch in the room with a small bathroom that had dirty walls and door. I felt like an accident has occurred in the bathroom because of all the weird stains.
Granted this hotel had a great location for us because we got to experience many things the overall feel of the hotel was extremely creepy. I'm pretty sure either a pimp or a drug dealer because there was always people coming in and out and they tried to sell me whatever they had, I qickly said no thank you. Last but not least, my suspicious husband just happened to wonder why there was a tiny whole in the toilet lid and opened to find 2 used crack pipes. Awesome memory and candid moment, but not exactly comforting.
This hotel is almost worth the $50, but the crazy experience was priceless.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of busy downtown St. Louis, which is known as the Gateway to the West and the home of American brewing. Our hotel is situated next to the new Lumiere Place Casino and is only 2 blocks away from the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Bureau. Most of the area's main attractions are located nearby, such as famous Busch Stadium, the Edward Jones Dome, and the majestic and historic Gateway Arch. Take a tour of the Anheuser-Busch factory or visit the Blues Museum. Spend a fun-filled day with family at the St. Louis Zoo, the Missouri Botanical Gardens, or at any of the numerous museums in the area. Trust us to be your home away from home as you explore all that St. Louis has to offer. All guest rooms feature free wireless high-speed Internet access, cable TV with HBO, iron with ironing board, large work desk, alarm clock, and free local calls. Some additional amenities provided upon request if available include microwaves, fridges, hairdryers, and cribs. At Americas Best Value Inn St. Louis Downtown, We've Got You Covered from the time you hit the road until your head hits the pillow. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Americas Best Value Inn-St. Louis / Downtown Hotel Saint Louis
- Econolodge Saint Louis
- Econo Lodge Saint Louis
- Saint Louis Econo Lodge