My daughter must go to Shriner's hospital in St. Louis about twice a year for her annual check up and new braces. She is transported by her Shriners. Every time we go, this is the hotel we stay at when she must stay over night. The first time it was warm enough for her to swim in the pool and it made her so much more relaxed the next day when she went to see the doctors. The comfortable atmosphere allows her to let her hair down so when she sees the doctor the next day she can talk to the doctor instead of clamming up and hiding in a fetal position under the examining room table. It has made all the difference to her medical recovery. This last time we went up, the hotel was all decked out for the holidays. They had a two story tall tree. It was a sight to behold.
The hotel has a wonderful front desk lady that often remembers my daughter and our two Shriners when we arrive. When I forgot to pack tooth brushes (a common thing for me :/) the front desk lady gave us two and toothpaste. When I called to ask about chili's and room service, she offered me a coupon for 10% off if I decided to dine in the restaurant. When I couldn't figure out the internet to get a hold of my husband, she walked me through the steps. She is an angel of patience and mercy.
In the hotel on the second floor, you can walk to Chili's restaurant. This Chilis is five star in my opinion. They have video games on the table to keep kids entertained while you wait for your order. They have a kids menu which is inexpensive enough for my admittedly tight budget, ($5 last I checked) and they even have kid sundaes for $2. I always get the potato soup. It's $4 for a cup and very good. The staff is supreme at taking orders, filling your cup, and being professional in all instances. After we catch a light dinner we usually head to the room to wash up and get ready for bed.
The beds are divine. I have a bad back for a while now and I wake up refreshed with NO PAIN! Every time I come home from a trip, I tell my husband we must get one of the beds the hotel has. The bathroom is beautiful, warm, well stocked with everything you need, and inviting. They provide enough towels for two showers, enough soap for two showers, and even a small bottle of shampoo. The water is nice and hot if you want it to be for a sore back after long hours of driving. They also have wonderful entertainment on the tv in the room for children. I found Nickelodeon there! My daughter prefers old movies found on the American Movie Classics Channel though. She watched Home Alone and Home Alone 2 while we were there. The whole room looks pristine every time we go. I haven't even noticed any finger prints on the tv! How many hotels wash off the tv? This one does.
They have a lovely computer room, if you forgot your laptop and must get in contact with friends and relatives. They also have a printer and basic stationary available if you need it. On our first trip I didn't have a laptop, so I used the computer room to communicate with my husband about my daughter's progress. They also have an exercise room and laundry I believe, though I have never tried them.
They serve a really great breakfast that has boiled eggs, yogurt, a waffle maker, biscuits, gravy, cereal for the kid, coffee, orange juice, apple juice, and milk. There's more too, but it varies a little bit. You can eat until you're stuffed. My daughter takes advantage of this perk and usually has a couple bowls of cereal, some sausages if they have them, a banana or apple, a muffin if they have them, some toast, and orange juice. She can pack away some food for being so tiny! No one has ever said anything to her about it either except to offer to help her get what she wanted.
I recommend this hotel to everyone that is going to St. Louis. You just can not find a better one, with better services or facilities. I would give them 10 stars if I could. They have made a very difficult journey in my daughters life, 1000 times easier, by just excelling at being a place of rest.
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