Spouse and I stayed here for a couple of nights to go to a ballgame and to go to Forest Park. The former bank building has a beautiful lobby and the front desk staff was very nice, I especially liked the safe doors that lead to the mini mart. Cold, infused water was available in the lobby throughout the afternoon. That's the good of the hotel.
Our room, while okay, was not what I would call the Hilton standard. It was a large room, but it was dark. Our room faced an alley that allowed no natural light into it. The florescent lighting in the room did nothing to shake away the gloom. The bed was really hard and uncomfortable. I actually ended up sleeping on the chaise lounge that was in our room the second night of our stay, Also, a table in the room featured a broken leg and it was just propped up against a wall. The room had no alarm clock, which I thought odd. I mentioned it at the desk the next day and one was offered, though. We were located across from a service elevator that was apparently used throughout the night. At one point, on the first night, our bed vibrated off and on for about 10 minutes, waking me from sleep. I never did figure out what was going on there.
My biggest gripe is with housekeeping. On the day we were checking out, but had not done so yet, housekeeping tried to enter our room at 8am. She knocked and then immediately tried the door. Fortunately, we had the latch on. Why would housekeeping try to come into a room that early, especially when we had not yet checked out?
That being said, the location is ideal for going to a game. It is only about 5 blocks from the ball field and is an easy walk. Also a Metrolink station is four blocks away, thus making getting to Forest Park or other destinations easy.
Starbucks coffee is a available at the bar in the morning for Starbucks prices.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of downtown St. Louis, Missouri is the historic Hilton St. Louis Downtown hotel at the Arch, a boutique hotel in the city. The Hilton Downtown Saint Louis Hotel is situated within walking distance of The Gateway Arch, America's Center and the Historical Laclede's Landing. Also just blocks away is Busch Stadium - home of the St. Louis Cardinals, as well as Scottrade Center, where the NHL's St. Louis Blues play their home games. Our Saint Louis hotel's location is less than 15 miles from Lambert International Airport and central to many of the city's premier attractions. This guarantees the perfect location for business meetings, weddings, social functions or a simple urban getaway. ... more less
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