I found this gem last year and wrote a review and was curious on my return trip how it might live up to my first experience. This isn't the Four Seasons, but for a small boutique hotel, I think it rivals any hotel with customer service. The front desk staff are incredibly friendly and personable. They don't show any signs of frustration when something isn't going right. For instance, two of my bathroom lights blew out when I turned on the switch. Since it was at night and I still had the mirror lights, I said that tomorrow was fine for someone to come and fix the lights. The front desk staff took off the cost of parking for my inconvenience.
The rooms are contemporary and have high tech features that a guest wants. There is good and bad in this. The great is that wi-fi is included in the cost of the room. The tv is "hidden" in a frame that sort of doubles as a mirror. It's cool. The bad is that because the hotel info and phone are connected to a Avaya hub, if it isn't working (ours was not), you have to rely on your own smartphone or computer to access local info, hotel info, or a phone. We were offered to move to another room, but we were unpacked and didn't require the hub at this point.
The view from our room is the University of St. Louis. Even though we faced the road, I didn't hear traffic. The bathroom amenities are Philosophy. I had a window seat with two pads attached. I used it quite often to sit and read or to sit with my computer while gazing out of the window.
Even with the two hick-ups, I highly recommend Hotel Ignacio. It's just a peaceful oasis and a very comfortable Terpur-Pedic bed. I don't think I'll ever stay elsewhere in this town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly opened boutique hotel close to Saint Louis University and within a short walk of 12,000 theater seats and 12 galleries & museums in Grand Center. Independently owned, amenities include; tempur pedic mattresses, Avaya Media Hubs (first in the USA), a strong "Green Statement", house bikes, Kindles and conveniently located in the heart of Midtown. ... more less
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