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Downtown St. Louis, MO

St. Louis
Meeting of the Waters Fountain showing a statue or sculpture and a fountain

Head to the heart of the largest city in Missouri for its cultural hotspots, nightlife and a colossal monument that towers over the Mississippi River.

Downtown St. Louis is a 1-square mile (2.5-square kilometer) hub of shops, museums, restaurants and entertainment by the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. Spend a day visiting Downtown St. Louis to enjoy its architectural wonders, green spaces and family attractions.

Start big with a visit to the Gateway Arch, a spectacular riverside structure that curves to a height of 630 feet (192 meters). The country's tallest national monument commemorates the westward expansion of the United States. Trace the history of 19th-century settlers by exploring the free museum then take the tram to the top of this city icon. On clear days you can see up to 30 miles (48 kilometers) away.

When you come back down to earth stroll through the green surrounds of the Gateway Arch National Park, then continue with your downtown exploration. Sitting within the shadow of the arch is the Old Courthouse, an early 19th-century building inspired by ancient Greek architecture. Walk the halls where many enslaved African Americans sued for their freedom.

For hours of family entertainment head to City Museum. This former warehouse was converted into a giant funhouse of tunnels, bridges, slides, castles and secret passages. Then head for Citygarden and its children's spray plaza, fountains and sculptures.

Tap into the musical pulse of the city at the Washington Avenue district. Visit the National Blues Museum to learn about the history and legacy of Blues music and its influence on American popular music. Stay for live performances which are hosted at the end of the week and on weekends. Catch more live music in nearby bars and clubs.

Downtown St. Louis is also the home of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. Watch a match at their Busch Stadium home ground then head to the adjacent Ballpark Village, a sports-themed entertainment district of bars, restaurants and nightlife venues.

Travel to Downtown St. Louis attractions by Metrolink light rail, downtown trolley or by walking along the wide pedestrian sidewalks. There are also bike lanes throughout the neighborhood.


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Angad Arts Hotel
Angad Arts Hotel
4 out of 5
3550 Samuel Shepard Drive, St. Louis, MO
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $131 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 15
Located in Grand Center, this hotel is steps from St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Fox Theater. Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis and City Museum are also within ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (795 reviews)
"Lack of room service."

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Angad Arts Hotel
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
4 out of 5
315 Chestnut St, St. Louis, MO
The price is $149 per night from Aug 26 to Aug 26
Located in Downtown St. Louis, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Old Courthouse, Gateway Arch, and World Aquarium. Dome at America’s Center and Busch ...
4.3/5Excellent! (3,209 reviews)
"The location is great: right near the Gateway Arch. Unfortunately, due to staffing problems from the pandemic, daily room cleaning is only every four days and there is no breakfast except for the Starbucks in the lobby, where the lines were long every morning."

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch
Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch
3 out of 5
2 South 4th Street, St. Louis, MO
The price is $135 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Located in Downtown St. Louis, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Old Courthouse, Gateway Arch, and World Aquarium. Dome at America’s Center and America's ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,850 reviews)
"We stay here every time we are in town, it is very family friendly."

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2021

Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch
Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Louis Downtown
Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Louis Downtown
3.5 out of 5
610 N 7th St, St. Louis, MO
The price is $152 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Located in Downtown St. Louis, this hotel is steps from Washington Avenue Historic District, America's Center Convention Complex, and Dome at America’s Center. ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (963 reviews)
"The room was very spacious and clean. Staff was very helpful and friendly"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Louis Downtown
Hilton St. Louis Downtown at the Arch
Hilton St. Louis Downtown at the Arch
4 out of 5
400 Olive St, St. Louis, MO
The price is $139 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Located in Downtown St. Louis, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Dome at America’s Center, and America's Center ...
3.8/5Good! (966 reviews)
"Staff was friendly."

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Hilton St. Louis Downtown at the Arch
Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
4 out of 5
1 S Broadway, St. Louis, MO
The price is $178 per night from Aug 27 to Aug 27
Located in Downtown St. Louis, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Gateway Arch National Park, Busch Stadium, and Gateway Arch. America's Center Convention ...
3.9/5Very Good! (1,079 reviews)
"It was okay, some things were in need of repair. Room was clean."

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2021

Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
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