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“Nice Hotel , Staff, but Don't Stay There for the Breakfast”
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The Parkway Hotel
Ranked #32 of 120 Hotels in Saint Louis
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Rhode Island
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288 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
“Nice Hotel , Staff, but Don't Stay There for the Breakfast”
Reviewed April 5, 2011

The hotel is in a great location on the Central West Side. Real good restaurants nearby. Metro stop a block away. The room was real nice and everything was in working order. Internet was free and there was a cable in the room. Wireless only in the lobby. Great views from our room. Front desk was excellent!

Breakfast was a disappointment. I have stayed here before several times and major cutbacks have been made. Kept running out of food. The last day, there were biscuits and no sausage gravy. No meats. No bananas. No eggs. There were oranges and apples in another part of the lobby. They used to have bottles of water and small boxes of milk. No longer. Just these huge pitchers which are awkward to pour.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed April 4, 2011

The rooms have the amenities typical of most business-class hotels: iron, mini-fridge, all the bathroom stuff, etc. There was a carcass of a dead bird just outside our window; it had obviously been there for quite a while. The room showed a bit of need of minor repairs, but was generally pleasant.

The low point was the breakfast. They had these pre-fab eggs in circles as though chickens had been replaced by factories. That is, they had them from time to time. The breakfast buffet was forever running out of things and not being kept stocked. One day I decided to give up on the hot breakfast (no eggs and microscopic bacon crumbs) and poured a bowl of cereal--only to discover that the milk was all gone. Better hotels stay on top of this and keep things stocked before they run empty.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Mt Vernon Illinois
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Reviewed April 3, 2011

Since we live several hours away, when my husband was flown to St Louis Barnes Jewish hospital I was concerned about the commute. I altered between driving home and staying here for 10 days. A few minor flaws were handled perfectly-I was given a new room because of a running toilet, I was too early for breakfast and was brought out food early, and my confusion over security was handled very well. Yes, the rooms are plain, but they were more than adequate for my needs.
I should note that family members of long term hospital patients and even staff are given a better price.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
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San Francisco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2011

Stayed here for two nights while interview at the university. Very close to campus, and easily walkable. Business amenities are fine. Printer available for boarding passes. Convenience store for last minute needs. Internet fast enough for video conferencing. While comfortable, the rooms do feel a little old, however. Also, a false fire alarm went off one night, which was not amusing...

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
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Indianapolis
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Reviewed February 14, 2011

A typical hotel in a good location in the Central West End right by the park. Average rooms, average amenities, truly horrendous breakfast included. Convenient garage parking at only $5 a day.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed January 11, 2011

Very convenient if you are doing business or need services from Barnes Jewish hospital. Many recruits or interviewees seem to stay there. It is connected tot he hospital. Other than that, the hotel seems tired and service is uncoordinated. Needed a cab after work and it never showed, no followup from the front desk. I jumped in a cab dropping someone off. Breakfast is very minimal with a lot of people vying for the spread. The only advantage is the proximity to the hospital.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
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Madison, WI
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Reviewed December 15, 2010

If you need to be near Barnes-Jewish Hospital (or in the central west end) you probably can't do better than this hotel. It is very convenient (connected via skybridges to the hospital) and great restaurants/bars are across the street. The rooms are spacious, clean and have modern amenities (flat screen TV is great). At least in the upper floors the views of the surrounding area is nice also. There is wired internet (free), but no wireless. Breakfast is also included (though very basic). Fitness center with several machines is available. Staff is very nice and very knowlegable about the area. Garage parking is available, though I don't know the cost. The Central West End metrolink stop is a block away (very convenient to the airport!). I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
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Additional Information about The Parkway Hotel

Property: The Parkway Hotel
Address: 4550 Forest Park Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63108-2114
Location: United States > Missouri > Saint Louis
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#34 Business Hotel in Saint Louis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Parkway Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 217
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Parkway Hotel, Fully Renovated with a Modern, sleek, upscale look. only 5 minutes from downtown St. Louis. With 217 guestrooms, they provide the customer service that will always make your stay a comfortable and pleasant experience. As their guest, you will enjoy complimentary hot breakfast, popcorn, fresh baked cookies, 24 hour coffee and fresh fruit. The St. Louis Metro Link station is 1 block from the Hotel. It provides inexpensive transportation from Lambert Airport and throughout the city. The Parkway courtesy shuttle is also available. It travels within the Central West End. Sign up for the Parkway shuttle is located at the Parkway's front desk. The Central West End consists of 6 blocks of restaurants and cafe's nestled among art galleries, antique and specialty shops. The Parkway Hotel is adjacent to Forest Park, St. Louis Zoo, Muny, Jewel Box, Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes/Children's Hospital, Close to dozens of wedding venues. The Parkway Hotel,is the perfect hotel whether you are traveling for business or pleasure. We do not accept pets at this time. ... more   less 
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