My partner and I were in St. Louis last weekend for a getaway and stayed at the Moonrise due to its excellent location close to Delmar, Forest Park, and the CWE. Overall the stay was excellent and this is definitely a top notch hotel. I'll break down the great points and a few of the points where the hotel could use some work.
-This hotel could not be in a better location if you are looking to soak in everything Delmar has to offer. We were there on a warm and sunny weekend and the action on Delmar never ended. You're close to just about any bar, restaurant, or attraction that you could ever want to visit and Forest Park is just a few blocks away if you want to enjoy all of the free attractions there.
-The hotel has very trendy decor, but it's still a comfortable environment. The size makes everything from parking to check-in to elevators to check-out very easy.
-The room is just the right size, especially considering the fact that if you're in Delmar you probably won't be spending that much time in your room. The glass shower is awesome too and they have great bath products.
-The staff I encountered were all incredibly nice and willing to answer any questions we had.
-The excellent location in Delmar also means awful traffic, especially on a warm May weekend. It all comes with staying in a hotel in a desirable location, but just wanted to throw it out there.
-The parking situation can be a little frustrating/scary. The hotel has a pretty substantial amount of free parking spots but they aren't limited solely to the hotel and they'll fill up FAST on a Saturday afternoon. If you're not parked for the night by 5 PM you'll be paying $17 for valet for sure. You also have to walk through an alley to get to the parking lot where the staff likes to smoke, cuss, yell, etc. It would be especially annoying if we had a room right over this alleyway, but luckily we did not.
-The rooftop bar wasn't open in the early afternoon, which would have been nice especially since it was a beautiful afternoon and I would have loved to have had a drink on the roof.
-The price is a little steep but the premium location justifies the price for a lot of people and the wedding/party crowds keep the hotel plenty busy.
Overall, even though there were a few cons, the overall experience was pretty great. I'm not sure if I'll stay at the Moonrise again since I prefer CWE over Delmar, but this hotel is a great option for anyone heading to the Delmar area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Moonrise Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri blends cool modern design and quirky sophistication to create a truly unique boutique hotel experience. Located in The Loop - one of St. Louis’ most charming shopping, dining and entertainment districts - the hotel offers guests a wide array of leisure activities. Within walking distance from The Pageant nightclub, Pin-Up Bowl and St. Louis landmark Blueberry Hill restaurant and music club, you’ll find it all. Our central location and proximity to the Delmar Loop MetroLink Station make it simple for business travelers and leisure guests to get to nearby Clayton, Forest Park, Washington University, and St. Louis University, as well as The Central West End and downtown St. Louis.A bold combination of contemporary design, luxury amenities, well-appointed rooms and suites and ample meeting space, the Moonrise Hotel boldly goes where no St. Louis hotel has gone before. From the ever-changing colors of the iridescent lobby wall and open staircase to the evocative art, display cases of lunar toys, jewelry, figurines and spaceships at Eclipse Restaurant, there’s much to marvel at without ever leaving the hotel.The result: an unforgettable experience that combines Midwestern hospitality with urban chic and luxury boutique. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Moonrise Hotel Saint Louis