I can drive anywhere in Chicago and feel safer than I did at this hotel. The hotel was right on the edge of a bad neighborhood, the traffic in the area is a disaster, and I was constantly worried for our safety there. The parking is under the hotel, but despite the bars fencing off the main street, you could enter on the side without anything stopping you. There is video surveillance, but when we arrived the clerk was so busy chatting with her friend that she would have never seen someone breaking into a vehicle. The elevator alone could have been the subject of a Stephen King novel. To get to Busch Stadium, which was many blocks away, we had to walk at least 5 blocks to the Metrolink station and through some empty lots that are not well lit at night. When we got back from our excursion, there was a panhandler outside the hotel. The room did not have a hair dryer or coffee maker, there were cigarette burns on the tub, lightbulbs out, and the furniture looked like WWE matches had been held around there. Breakfast was stale dunkin donuts.
This place should be considered only if sleeping in your car is not possible. Don't go here - it's close for Rams games but they charge $20 extra for parking and who knows if your car will be there when you get back. Spend that money to go somewhere else and take the Metrolink to the stadium.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of busy downtown St. Louis, which is known as the Gateway to the West and the home of American brewing. Our hotel is situated next to the new Lumiere Place Casino and is only 2 blocks away from the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Bureau. Most of the area's main attractions are located nearby, such as famous Busch Stadium, the Edward Jones Dome, and the majestic and historic Gateway Arch. Take a tour of the Anheuser-Busch factory or visit the Blues Museum. Spend a fun-filled day with family at the St. Louis Zoo, the Missouri Botanical Gardens, or at any of the numerous museums in the area. Trust us to be your home away from home as you explore all that St. Louis has to offer. All guest rooms feature free wireless high-speed Internet access, cable TV with HBO, iron with ironing board, large work desk, alarm clock, and free local calls. Some additional amenities provided upon request if available include microwaves, fridges, hairdryers, and cribs. At Americas Best Value Inn St. Louis Downtown, We've Got You Covered from the time you hit the road until your head hits the pillow. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Americas Best Value Inn-St. Louis / Downtown Hotel Saint Louis
- Econolodge Saint Louis
- Econo Lodge Saint Louis
- Saint Louis Econo Lodge