We stayed at the Drury Plaza Hotel on our first trip to St. Louis. I read other people's comments on tripadvisor and thought it'd be worth giving this place a shot. The free breakfast and happy hour snacks/drinks are a great perk for staying here.
It is true that this hotel is extremely family-friendly, so if you're looking for a place for a romantic getaway this is not the place for you. We didn't mind the family-friendliness of the hotel because we planned on doing a lot throughout the city during the day and going out to dinner at night, which left us at the hotel to, basically, sleep. The location of this hotel is fantastic. It's a block or so from the arch and a few blocks from the cardinal's stadium.
One recommendation I would give travelers is to stay on a lower floor. The elevators can take a lot of time, so it was nice to take the stairs if necessary. The other benefit of a lower floor is that it's further away from the smoking rooms (those are on the 9th and 10th floor). We started out on the 8th floor, which is right below the smoking floors and had to be moved almost immediately because the smell of cigarette smoke was coming down through the vents in our room. The only other thing that was difficult was finding a cab because the hotel doesn't have a designated doorman.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On 4th Street between Market and Walnut in downtown St. Louis, three buildings on the National Register of Historic Places were carefully renovated to become the Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch: The International Fur Exchange Building, The Thomas Jefferson Building, and The American Zinc Building. Acquired in 1997, original building features were restored in public areas, like matching millwork, Italian marble, and Waterford crystal chandeliers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Drury Plaza Hotel St Louis
- Drury Plaza Saint Louis