Stayed here with my boyfriend and our kids (9, 10, 11) March 20th through 23rd, 2014. We were there for a Spring Break trip, not realizing the NCAA second and third rounds of tourney play would be in St. Louis. This made the hotel PACKED!!! Despite this we had an enjoyable stay. The food included in your room is well worth the price of the room alone. A full hot breakfast (my son was disappointed that there was no bacon) filled us up so much, we only needed lunch one day. The happy hour from 5 to 7pm, included THREE beverages for the adults, unlimited soft drinks for the kids, and hot dogs, baked potatoes, pasta, salad, soup, chicken strips, and meatballs. Basically, another full hot meal as far as our kids were concerned. We adults were tired of this by the third night, and ordered some sushi - the kids were happy with the buffet each night. Needless to say, all the included food really helped keep our trip costs down.
Room was standard, nothing to brag about. I felt the bathroom area and counter space was small (similar to what I have experienced in New York or San Fransisco). The Drury is getting on the band wagon with the "amenity dispensers" in the showers. I applaud the effort at less waste, but the quality of toiletry products is very poor. Also, there was no vanity kit (shower cap) - I did miss this amenity. There was also a small fridge and microwave for drinks/snacks in the room. We did not find a need for this, as the quality of the buffets were so high. Our biggest complaint, NO SAFE! The sign in the parking garage says not to leave valuables in your car, even your trunk. It is not safe to walk about St. Louis carrying valuables, so with no safe, what are you to do?? Also, be aware that there is no bar in the lobby after the happy hour. There may be a bar available in one or both of the attached restaurants, we brought our own wine from home, so did not feel the need to go exploring much in look of a bar.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this hotel for families with children or older couples. If you are looking for something hip, romantic, or very high end .... this is not the hotel for you.
- 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