When you read at the Arch it means AT THE ARCH. The hotel is literally next to it. Given that is like the only thing worth looking in St Louis as a tourist it is a great pick if you don't want to pay Hilton money.
The Hotel itself looks more fancy that the room priced suggested at first. Entering the building you can immediately see a small sculpture scene of the wild west, which might be gay for some people, but it sets the mood.
The rooms are quite alright, nothing much to them. Clean and normal, gives a good sleep. But what really made my stay memorable was the food. It seems that there is a hotel war going down because it would have been crazy otherwise to give away that much food and beverages for free. In Drury not only the breakfast is free but the dinner too.
I was surprised but also sceptical first. It turned out that the food wasn't tasteless or awful so it saved my afternoon as I wanted to wait for dinner but I was starving and couldn't find a fast food chain in walking distance.
They even give you three glasses of alcohol which can be beer, wine or cocktail. I have been in a few hotels before in the states but never seen something like this.
The breakfast on the other hand wasn't my taste.
They have a pool, but kids are allowed to dive so it isn't that much fun for adults and the two hot tubs are scorching hot. No one could dip into them. The exercise room is maybe smaller than average but still functional.
If you're in St Louis for the music, the three of the best music clubs are 5 minutes away from the hotel on Broadway so that's convenient too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On 4th Street between Market and Walnut in downtown St. Louis, three buildings on the National Register of Historic Places were carefully renovated to become the Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch: The International Fur Exchange Building, The Thomas Jefferson Building, and The American Zinc Building. Acquired in 1997, original building features were restored in public areas, like matching millwork, Italian marble, and Waterford crystal chandeliers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Drury Plaza Hotel St Louis
- Drury Plaza Saint Louis