Downtown hotels near Arch

Mar 24th, 2006, 11:32 AM
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Downtown hotels near Arch

My family and I (hubby, kids 10 & 6) will be traveling through St. Louis and would like to use this opportunity to stop and see the Arch. Would anyone have suggestions in regard to a hotel that is within walking distance of the Arch? Also, is there anything to do in downtown for families after dark? How about good/unique restaurants? Thanks in advance.
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Mar 24th, 2006, 12:05 PM
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Plenty of hotels are within walking distance to the Arch - obviously, depends on what your definition of walking distance.

Millenium and Radisson are one of the closest.
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Mar 24th, 2006, 12:08 PM
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The Adams Mark hotel is quite close to the Arch and is nice.
http://www.adamsmark.com/stlouis/index.asp

There is also the new Hampton Inn Downton (at the arch), but I have never seen it so cannot comment. Looks fairly nice on their website.
http://www.hamptoninnstlouis.com/
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Mar 24th, 2006, 12:12 PM
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This map will show you downtown and all the hotels there:
http://www.explorestlouis.com/pdf/ma...map6-11x17.pdf
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Mar 25th, 2006, 11:29 AM
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Skip the Adam's Mark: it was nice 15 years ago but really hasn't been renovated since.

Two more to skip right now are the Embassy Suites and the Pavilion Hotel. The Embassy Suites needs an update and will have one done when it is folded into the new casino complex. The Pavilion used to be a Marriot but is in the process of being switched over to a Hilton. The whole lobby area is being rebuilt and it's a big mess.

The Drury Plaza, the Hampton Inn, Renaissance, Hilton Garden Inn and Westin are all good choices.

Downtown doesn't have a ton of choices for families after dark. The City Museum though gets great reviews from any families that go there.

A Cardinal game would also be a great highlight, especially since this will be their first year in the new ballpark. But tickets will be very tough to come by.

When are you coming to St. Louis?
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Mar 25th, 2006, 05:05 PM
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I can't help you out with hotels exactly, but here's my take on downtown.

So with families you have to be a little careful in Downtown St. Louis. Without kids I would suggest the Leclede's Landing Area. (Within Walkin Distance)

Not within walking distance, but easy cab ride away is the Hill. An italian neighborhood with great restaurants.

Also check out the Union Station area - interesting and kids would like it.

I would reconsider staying downtown. There is light rail - the route is very limited but it does take you right downtown. Maybe find a hotel that is in the 'burbs, but close to a rail stop.
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Mar 25th, 2006, 05:53 PM
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Until the rail opens to Clayton in the fall there are very few hotel options off of it that are within walking distance. At least on the Missouri side.

The airport and downtown are about it. All the stops between: Grand, Delmar, Hanley, Forest Park and the rest don't have much in the way of hotels.

I completely agree with the "no go" on the Adam's Mark. Their hotels have been for sale for years and are very, very tired.

I've stayed at the Westin and Renaissance in the last two years. Both are very nice. The new Hilton downtown should be really nice, though I've not stayed there.

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Mar 25th, 2006, 09:17 PM
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We just got back (our kids are 7 & 12) and would recommend the following:
1. Embassy Suites (Landing)- has indoor pool and easy walk to Arch
2. Definitely go to City Museum. The wife and I had as much fun as the kids.
Enjoy!
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