Explore St. Louis
St. Louis HotelsEscape to nature in expansive city parks, trawl urban streets on the hunt for glamorous boutique shopping, and satisfy your thirst for knowledge in the crowded exhibition halls of packed museums. The cosmopolitan streets of St. Louis teem with history, oozing charm from the ornate townhouse facades and reverberating around iconic stadia. High-end fashion malls rub shoulders with delectable old-fashioned delis and in the shadow of sky-high business buildings, stylish urban restaurants and trendy bars awaken every evening with the beat of live music, glittering lights, and an intoxicating atmosphere.Things to seeThe arched iron-work entrance to the towering Busch Stadium, sits at the heart of St Louis, dominating the cityscape with its solid red walls, neon-bright billboards flashing sponsor ads, and game updates on sky-high screens. It’s home to the St. Louis Cardinals, where the city’s celebrated baseball team hits home runs to the clamor of adoring fans. The towering Gateway Arch overlooks the swiftly flowing waters of the Mississippi River, a dramatic monument to the historic expansion of the United States into western lands. Elevators rumble up its legs, bringing visitors close to the summit of the 630 foot high building. Behind the solid brick wall of the St. Louis Zoo, you can journey across the continents in a voyage of discovery. On the plains of the Savannah, elephants trundle lazily through long grass, oblivious to the playful penguins in their sub-Antarctic enclosure nearby. Outside the zoo, the expansive grounds of Forest Park feature open-air art exhibits, trailing hiking routes, and serene cafés on the edge of ambling waterways, a far cry from the heady urban streets right outside.Hotels in
St. LouisOutstanding luxury hotels in St. Louis can be found overlooking the Mississippi River, a moments’ walk from the packed streets of the city’s vibrant downtown area. You can relax in elegant grandeur, or choose a hotel with a contemporary feel, very often with fabulous views over the dramatic high-rise cityscape to enjoy. For somewhere to stay that’s a little more wallet-friendly, discount hotels offer spacious bedrooms, motel-style living, and private bathrooms. You will usually still have some great amenities, including televisions, complimentary parking, and WiFi in public areas.Where to stayThe bustling streets of downtown St. Louis hug the winding riverbank in a glorious display of modern high-rise structures and elaborate 19th century edifices. The fountain feature at Keiner Plaza tumbles jets of water gently into the rippling pool, while tourists perch on its edge with takeout coffees and steaming hotdogs from street vendors. Hotels in St. Louis line its edge, along with awning covered restaurants, popular bars, and dome-topped civic buildings. The leafy streets of the St. Charles district take on a Bohemian feel. Brick paved roads, wrought iron lamp posts, and ornate galleried shopping arcades line the lively avenues. How to get to St. LouisJust outside the city, the Lambert St. Louis International Airport welcomes international flights and major carriers, and at just 20 minutes from the heart of the city, it’s not a difficult jaunt. A downtown city shuttle service will take you the short journey inbound, and you can pre-book for a drop off at any of the hotels in St. Louis. There is an excellent light rail service running from the airport, as well as a Greyhound and local bus service.