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Where to Stay in St. Louis – a neighborhood guide

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St. Louis has character and style in spades, and that’s reflected in its diverse districts and its range of hotels. From glittering palaces on the vibrant riverside area of Downtown, to budget hotels in the busy commercial district of Westport, St. Louis has something for every budget. Just like its shopping scene, it also has a good proportion of independent hotels to rival the big names, so enjoy finding your spot in this exuberant city.
Hotels in Downtown



For a luxury stay, Downtown has some of the best hotels of the bunch. Huge, palatial hotels with marble-clad lobbies can be discovered here, jostling to provide stunning views of the Mississippi. Spas, restaurants, and even the occasional basketball court can be found in these hotels.





Stylish and refined, Clayton is a district brimming with trendy wine bars and upmarket boutiques. Close to some large, sleek shopping malls packed with designer names, Clayton can also boast plenty of cultural activities, acting as a main center for numerous festivals, from food to the arts, throughout the year. It’s ideal for a relaxed and classy cultural break.


Hotels in Clayton



As you might expect from such a refined area, many of the hotels in Clayton are high end affairs. Some have rather bold decor too, from mock-Tudor facades to 4-poster beds garlanded with retro, flowery designs. Sleek, modern palaces of luxury with classic French restaurants and shimmering swimming pools are also on offer if you want to indulge yourself.


Central West End



If you judge a city by the quality of its musical and theatrical venues, then Central West End is the district for you. Widely renowned for the high caliber of its arts, this district is home to the St Louis Symphony Orchestra and the Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries, among many others.


Hotels in Central West End



Mid-range hotels dominate this west of Downtown district. In many of them, you’ll be treated to a free breakfast each morning, and some also have restaurants serving lunch and dinner. Guestrooms tend to be spacious, fuss-free and equipped with WiFi and premium TV channels.





On the western edge of St. Louis, and within striking distance of the airport, Westport offers a convenient location for those flying in and out. It’s also a popular district in its own right, providing large shopping and entertainment complexes, as well as several scrummy restaurants. The entertainment-filled center of St. Louis is also just a short drive away.


Hotels in Westport



It’s easy to bag a bargain in Westport, with numerous budget hotels and motels to choose from. Most have business amenities and WiFi, as well as leisure facilities, such as fitness centers and seasonal pools. Some rooms come with kitchenettes, which is ideal for anyone here on extended work stays. There are also a couple of upscale hotels in the area, providing greater luxury.