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Where to Stay in St Louis
From historic redbrick neighborhoods to posh cosmopolitan districts, St. Louis offers visitors a little bit of everything. Those traveling for business will want to stay downtown near Washington Avenue. Here, you'll find a number of luxury chain hotels that provide easy access to the America's Center, the city's expansive convention center. Head just a few blocks south and you'll be staying next to one of St. Louis' most recognizable landmarks, the Gateway Arch. This magnificent structure houses an observation deck that offers tourists stunning views of the city. Head southwest of downtown to Soulard, one of St. Louis' historic neighborhoods. Here, you can walk among the quaint redbrick buildings that line the narrow streets. Soulard is also home to a giant farmers market that features dozens of local vendors selling everything from flower to crafts to produce. Head west to the Central West End. This upscale neighborhood has some of the best boutique shopping in the city as well as an eclectic and vibrant nightlife. It also is a short distance from Forest Park, the home of the St. Louis Zoo and the St. Louis Art Museum.
St Louis Hotel Tips
Those wanting to enjoy St. Louis' many outdoor attractions, including Forest Park and the beautiful Laumeier Sculpture Park, should book their hotel reservations for the spring. The weather during this season, from late March through May, is temperate with highs in the 60s and 70s and lows in the 40s and 50s. Because the peak tourist season isn't until the summer, you can easily find cheap flights to St. Louis and affordable accommodations. Plus, the city's top attractions are sure to be less packed then in the summer months.
For the lowest hotel prices, plan your trip for the winter. The low tourist season stretches from December to February, excluding holiday time. You will likely get some precipitation in the form of ice, slush or snow. However, low temperatures means ice skating at the Steinberg Rink at Forest Park. In February, the Soulard neighborhood throws one of the largest Mardi Gras parties outside of New Orleans.
St Louis Hotel Recommendations
For great access to some of the best entertainment in St. Louis, make reservations at the Four Seasons Hotel. This luxurious hotel offers guests sleek and modern guestrooms with unobscured views of the city. The hotel's eighth-floor Cielo restaurant features indoor and outdoor dining spaces where visitors can sample gourmet Italian dishes and superb wines. The downstairs portion of the hotel is home to St. Louis' Lumiere Place. This large entertainment complex boasts a casino, five restaurants, a cafe and a 450-seat performance space.
If you want to stay in St. Louis' historic Soulard neighborhood, there are a number of quaint bed and breakfast options to choose from. The Clydesdale Cottage Bed & Breakfast occupies a completely renovated century-old building. The charming B&B claims four guest rooms, each with its own bath and shower. Breakfasts include homemade breads, rolls and muffins. Another Soulard option is the Lemp Mansion Restaurant and Inn. Guests at this 150-year-old mansion have a choice of five elegant rooms, each decorated in a unique color scheme. The onsite restaurant serves up some hearty dishes, including a German sausage platter and several types of steaks.
Stay near Forest Park in the Central West End, St. Louis' trendy urban hotspot. Here, you'll find the sophisticated Parkway Hotel. All rooms are furnished with contemporary furniture, microwave ovens and refrigerators. Step out of the Parkway and explore the many art galleries, coffee shops, boutiques, restaurants and bars that populate the Central West End neighborhood. Or take a stroll through the lush Forest Park, and visit the renowned St. Louis Zoo, one of the park's many free attractions.
St Louis Transportation
St. Louis has a modest light-rail system called the MetroLink that provides transport to some of the city's main destinations. Visitors can take the 46-mile MetroLink from the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL) to the convention center, the Gateway Arch, Laclede's Landing and a number of other downtown attractions. The city also boasts the 75-route MetroBus system, which carries commuters throughout the city and greater county area. Taxis are available, though you have to call for pick up. Renting a car is another good option, as many of St. Louis' sights are spread out across the city and county area.