Best Areas to Stay in St. Louis, Missouri

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Where to stay in St. Louis – A guide to the great city of Missouri

Saint Louis, east of Missouri, has always been a musically vibrant city and has played a key role in the development of blues and jazz.

Saint Louis enjoys exclusive attractions such as casinos and upscale restaurants as well as cheap or free activities, breathtaking views and numerous parks that turn it into a green city.

For travelers interested in knowing the culture and history of Saint Louis, the museums and galleries display works and antique pieces by renowned artists.

Saint Louis has the tallest monument in the United States, the Gateway Arch, an architectural feat worthy of admiration and that has its own museum at the bottom, with important data about the way it was built.

Arriving in Saint Louis is possible through the Saint Louis-Lamberts International Airport, located in the east of the county. It is one of the most important air terminals in the heart of the United States.

The city has metro, light rail and buses to move between its districts. The metro system of the city consists of two lines.

Summer in Saint Louis is hot and muggy, especially in the months of May to June, with temperatures reaching 90ºF (32°C), while winters are dry and icy.

Its architecture, historical sites and nightlife make the Downtown the best area to stay in Saint Louis.See accommodation in Downtown St. Louis.

Here’s a guide with the best areas to stay in St. Louis, Missouri.

The best areas to stay in St. Louis, Missouri

1. Our favorite area: Downtown St. Louis

Downtown Saint Louis is the best area for travelers who seek the hustle and bustle or to enjoy a night of cocktails in the best bars and nightclubs of the city.

It is home to the famous Gateway Arch, as well as several shopping centers, such as the Westport Plaza, which houses the best boutiques and fashion stores in St. Louis.

Downtown Saint Louis is the most touristic area, with more than 200 annual events, fast food venues, and attractions, noted for its vitality, for its art and for being the epicenter of fun.

Downtown Saint Louis connects to other areas by bus. In addition, it has light rail stations such as 8th & Pine, Laclede’s Langind, Convention Center, and Stadium.

Downtown is the best area to stay in Saint Louis for those who want to be surrounded by shops, live music and the main attractions of the city.

Best areas to stay in St. Louis - Downtown

Best areas to stay in St. Louis – Downtown

Accommodation in Downtown St. Louis - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Downtown St. Louis – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in St. Louis:

  • Central location
  • Great nightlife
  • Best area for sightseeing
  • Best area to stay without a car
  • Good public transport connections
  • Historic buildings

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

St. Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton

Located in the former Union train station, this hotel offers a 19th-century atmosphere and a Tiffany stained glass lobby. The Gateway Arch of Saint Louis is less than 1 mile away.

from US$139
Budget

Holiday Inn St Louis Downtown/Convention Center

Located in downtown St. Louis, across from the Convention Center of America, this hotel offers a year-round indoor pool and classic-style rooms with cable TV.

from US$88
Luxury

The Westin St. Louis

This 4-star hotel is located in the historic district of Cupples Station, located in downtown San Luis. It offers modern rooms with a 37-inch flat-screen TV, a luxury spa and an international restaurant.

from US$239
 

 

 

2. Midtown &  Saint Louis University

Midtown and the Saint Louis University area are among the best areas to stay during your stay in St. Louis.

In this district, you’ll find the Museum of Contemporary Art, the “Fabulous Fox” theater, the Moto Museum and, of course, the University of Saint Louis, giving the area a mix of university and historical environment that attracts tourists.

The eclectic collection of monuments in the Midtown of Saint Louis marks the style of the area, from classic houses to extravagant commercial buildings of the early twentieth century.

To move through Midtown Saint Louis and the University to other neighborhoods of the city, you can use the several train stations and bus stops in the area.

Other attractions in the area include the elegant Central West, a small neighborhood within Midtown, which is full of vintage shops, cafes, galleries and restaurants and is considered the hipster area of Saint Louis.

Midtown and the area surrounding the University of Saint Louis are other excellent areas to stay in St. Louis for its location and historic attractions.

Best areas to stay in Saint Louis - Midtown

Best areas to stay in Saint Louis – Midtown

Accommodation in Midtown St. Louis - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Midtown St. Louis – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in St. Louis:

  • St. Louis University
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Hipster area

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Hotel Ignacio – Saint Louis

This boutique hotel enjoys a central location and offers 2 restaurants and a gym, as well as free bicycles for guests. Hotel Ignacio is located next to Saint Louis University and offers rooms with free Wi-Fi.

from US$119
Budget

Holiday Inn Express St. Louis Central West End

Holiday Inn Express St. Louis Central West End offers accommodation in Saint Louis, a 5-minute walk from the forest park. Downtown St. Louis is 15 minutes away by car.

from US$88
Luxury

The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta St. Louis

This hotel is opposite the forest park, 3 miles from downtown St. Louis. The hotel offers 4 restaurants, spa services and a cinema with 5 rooms. Rooms include a minibar and in-room movie service and free Wi-Fi.

from US$219
 

 

 

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