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The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Clayton
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 November 2013

Have stayed here twice in the past year and this is a great hotel, very clean and staff was exceptional. The rooms are a good size and really had everything I needed. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

Located in a nicely rendered "new" cul de sac in Clayton, the hotel's lobby cocktail lounge is one of the liveliest evening spots in dull, lights out Clayton. Attentive service (w/ a smile), great sushi (not kidding), and tidy little bar menu. Nice big setting with tables and sofa settings. Everyone seems to congregate here for good reason.

Breakfast in the Restaurant was nicely done.

The gym is an afterthought and uninviting. The workout rooms are weirdly split by the pool in between. The pool is also a place where you would have no interest in hanging out.

While the deluxe king room was fine, with a balcony overlooking the cul de sac fountain, the room upkeep was lacking. Most offensive is that one day (out of 4 nights) I returned to a room with an unmade bed. Yikes!

I used the in room coffee maker to make tea every morning. But despite the obvious use of the tea bag, the tea was never replaced. For example, on arrival, there was green, black, and chamomile teas. I used the green the first morning and it wasn't replaced, so I was left with black and chamomile and so on.

The details are lacking.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

I stayed at the Ritz for a work conference and was pleased with the experience. I don't know a lot about the history of the hotel, but it seems quite old and Victorian. Everything is beautifully decorated and the rooms were very spacious. My room had a balcony but it was directly over the highway. The weather was so nice, I wanted to sleep with the balcony doors open but the noise was a bit intrusive, so I had to close them. The beds were comfy and they provided luxurious robes to use as well. Although the hotel did not have smoking rooms, there was a cigar club location near the lobby and the smoky/musty smell was very strong.

All staff members I encountered were very pleasant and helpful. Always willing to go out of their way to give directions or assist. They had some fruit infused water in the lobby that was quite tasty as well! The food at our conference was very good and they had a big selection of items.

I guess the term "putting on the Ritz" applies as everything is nice but VERY expensive. It is a good thing that my company picked up the tab as I would not have been able to afford to stay at the Ritz for a personal trip. Overall, very nice hotel if you have the means to stay.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

I stayed here in October, 2013 while working in St. Louis; the hotel was wonderful, particularly at the concierge level, and made the whole trip a vacation. The bed was comfortable, the food excellent and the staff very helpful.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

Great old rooms, excellent housekeeping. nice area to walk around with decent coffee shops and eating. Car valets are efficient. My only problem was the lobby smell. Don't know if it was more smoke or musty smell. The bar and waite staff are very attentive. This hotel is very close to Airport, short drive or not a bad cab ride.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

We stayed here while visiting Washington University (at the very favorable University nightly rate) and found the staff helpful and the location convenient. It's not a fancy Ritz but a perfectly adequate one. Our room was directly over the highway, which concerned us at first but traffic and noise were not intrusive. Oddities: only one bathrobe in the King bed room. (We had to request another.) The restaurant was closed on Sunday night, and as most St. Louis restaurants are as well, this was inconvenient. However, the staff helped us locate a place for dinner. Finally, the bar prices included a strange $2 surcharge if one ordered a drink EITHER with ice OR without. What?!? Just add $2 to the drink prices! Also note that it can take a while to get a cab. Otherwise, this is a good choice for the area.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

The Ritz Carlton in Clayton, near St. Louis is an outstanding hotel. The rooms are of a good size. Service is exceptional and the location is first rate. Although slightly ageing, but then so am I, the standard of the public rooms and the bedrooms is to the highest level. My only criticism would be that the foyer lounge/bar needs some further thought. In a hotel of this calibre the bar should not be a sports bar with noisy TV blaring out the current plavs. Nonetheless, I will return and expect another enjoyable time.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: 100 Carondelet Plz, Clayton, Saint Louis, MO 63105-3434
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Region: United States > Missouri > Saint Louis > Clayton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Clayton
Price Range: £244 - £543 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis 4.5*
Number of rooms: 301
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Entranced by stunning chandeliers, graceful marble, and deep, rich woods, one immediately understands how The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis became an icon in this city dubbed "The Gateway to the West." Amid the warm ambiance of our luxury hotel, guests are transported to an elegant and refined era, one that is alive and well in this adventurous Midwestern city. Suddenly you feel inspired to linger over a martini, close a business arrangement, or just give wild abandon to the senses. Situated in the heart of Clayton, MO, which boasts a prestigious business district and affluent suburban residences, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis is considered one of the finest luxury hotels near Downtown St. Louis. Treasured by residents for its famed Lobby Lounge featuring a martini bar with over 200 martinis and hand-rolled sushi, private cigar club, and gracious service, it is no surprise that The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis has consistently earned the distinguished Four-Star rating from Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards. ... more   less 
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Ritz Saint Louis
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