Hilton St. Louis Downtown at the Arch
About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- Housed in a turn-of-the-century bank building, the hotel completed a top-to-bottom renovation in 2014
- Old vaults remain in the lobby, and now house the guest business center
- A ten-minute walk to Busch Stadium and the Gateway Arch trail
- Critically acclaimed on-site dining at 400 Olive
Built in the 1880s to accommodate St. Louis’ booming turn-of-the-century economy, the historical Merchants Laclede Bank building long served as a bank institution before transforming into a Hilton hotel in 2005.
Undergoing extensive renovations in 2014, this Historic Hotel of America made conscience efforts to ensure original elements of the building’s treasured history remain. This is most apparent in the hotel’s business center, which is now uniquely housed in the bank’s old vault.
Guest rooms have also had a top-to-bottom revamp with fresh, modern furnishings and in-room refrigerators fit with complimentary bottled water. As an extra treat, plush robes and slippers are available to guests upon request.
Before walking a few blocks to the iconic Gateway Arch, head to the on-site 400 Olive restaurant for a quick bite to eat. The local St. Louis Magazine suggests guests “reserve a circular booth, order the corn crab chowder, and see why 400 is on so many ‘best of’ lists.”