The Gateway Arch, or the St. Luis arch to the West. Part of the Jefferson National Memorial. The observation deck is 630 feet up and is the tallest manmade monument in the United States. It opened in 1967 and you could either walk to the top or take a very interesting elevator to the top, small capsules that fit five people and zig zag their way to the top in four minutes. As I drove into St. Luis it can be seen above the horizon and because it is stainless steel shines bright as you come in. To anyone who can, I would say go, Seeing it in person it is immense! When seeing it form a distance it doesn't really look that big, but up close, looking straight up to the top it is incredible! Inside cathedral @ Sig A flower for you, for recommending this beautiful place. Found this bridge??? While walking north from the arch. It's in an old abandoned building/factory district. This specific bridge is behind an@old brick factory and next to a working electric plant. It is one of the oddest things I've seen. It didn't seem to have a purpose, but it is delicately built, seems to be in working order, and does go over a road, I'll be it at 6-7 feet A beautiful spot to check out the artworks, and spend a little time in nature. Only a small moment in ones life. But a wonderful day with my wife and person who puts up with my nonsense. The arch is a really cool monument in St. Louis. One of the more comical and great things to do here is see all the people become professional photographers. You will see people holding the arch, King Kong like. Or laying down and getting the photo straight up. It was great seeing everyone using it to get some amazing photos with family and friends. I had tons of people come up asking for me to take their photo, or ask what I was doing (I had a bag and tripod of camera equipment). I actually like this one; you can't even tell it's an arch, more Washington monument style.
You can see the airplane flying over. When the Arch was first erected a lot of pilots would try to fly through the arch, illegally. One hit the arch, and the dent in the arch is still there. Try to find it when you go, it is on the North side. This is the view from the top, at 630 feet! You can see Cardinal's stadium on the left and the capitol, library, and gateway park straight ahead. the entire area has tons of things to do, and being on the river you can truly see the A visit to St Louis. A lot of construction going on around this right now. However still quite a site. Old Courthouse, St Louis. Be sure to stop by, quite beautiful. We adore visiting the Missouri Botanical Garden any chance we get. It has year round exhibits and festivals that are all unique and often celebrating various cultures. In the summer we have enjoyed going to the free jazz festivals, the Chinese Lantern Festival (Summer), Japanese Festival (Labor Day weekend), and the Festival of Lights (winter).
#Missouri #USA #local #bestof5 The beautiful Tower Grove Park in St. Louis. ❤️
#Green Dred Scott Decision. U.S History. Court House is seen in lower left reflection of modern building. Dred and Harriet Scott looking on. The Gateway Arch, or the St. Luis arch to the West. Part of the Jefferson National Memorial. The observation deck is 630 feet up and is the tallest manmade monument in the United States. It opened in 1967 and you could either walk to the top or take a very interesting elevator to the top, small capsules that fit five people and zig zag their way to the top in four minutes. As I drove into St. Luis it can be seen above the horizon and because it is stainless steel shines bright as you come in. To anyone who can, I would say go, Seeing it in person it is immense! When seeing it form a distance it doesn't really look that big, but up close, looking straight up to the top it is incredible! I had a little fun with tilt shift. :D
Look at the micromachine cars moving around.
This was taken with a super wide lens. I think about 160 degrees. You can see the bottom of the arch down at the bottom. I went as the arch opened. 9 am. Which I would highly recommend. Why? The shadow. Any other time the shadow is not as long, or is on the other side of the arch. I didn't really realize how amazing the shadow could be until seeing it up here. So go early, get reservations during the summer months for the first tram up. Also, the first tram means no lines, no crowds, so I got a ton of photos. Great arch of St. Louis. Another photo from around Eads bridge.
#BvsCities The StLouis Arch. Go up in it and enjoy the view. St Louis - Arch Water lily at botanical garden at St. Louis Mo If ever in Missouri, Please stop at this beautiful spot. Wow, couple of hours not enough time. St. Louis Arch, St. Louis, MO Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis Tunnels, multi-floor slides, enchanted caves...brilliant! A must see family destination. Not many people think about looking East from the arch, after all it is the gateway to the West. But east it is a great plain and river. This was looking up the arch to the East. you can really see the worn Stainless steel and how many hands have touched this great landmark. If you are ever in St. Louis be sure to check this small park and its art collection. Big Suit by Erwin Wurm 2010. The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. 41.5 million glass tesserae pieces in more than 7,000 colors, hand placed and tapped in at different angles to reflect the light. Covering 83,000 square feet (7,700 m), it is the largest mosaic collection in the world. It took 75 years to install. It was completed by two men. Started by the father and finished by the son.
I have seen a lot of gorgeous churches, but this made me take a step back at both the enormity of the space the the gorgeous colors that coat every surface... #LIFEATEXPEDIA #STUNNINGSTRUCTURES Great place to visit if you have children. Great architecture. I haven't been to a show, but the tour is well worth it. Linnean House - built in 1882. Quite delightful. St. Louis is filled with old buildings like this #red brick one. If you're a lover of architecture or steam punk, definite recommendation. View from the Metro station... This thing is a monster!! Was a tiny bit scary the ride to the top, but the view and sunset from there was well worth it. The cost was only $10.00 and I stayed as long as I liked. Fantastic 🙌🏻 A really beautiful, blue-sky day. I love the way the blue in the sky reflected off the Arch. #StunningStructures Caught these two lounging about at the St. Louis Zoo. This landmark of the cityscape of St Louis is even more impressive after a visit to the visitor center, where you can watch a video that shows you how the arch was built and learn how the arch compares to other American icons such as the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore. The tram to the top of the arch is closed until March 2017 for upgrading. Brewhouse ca 1891 St. Louis Arch. Onwards & Upwards : Tallest Arch & Tallest man-made monument signifies the westward expansion of United States #gatewayarch #stlouis #manmademiracles #lifeatexpedia #630feettall #missouri The Gateway Arch is a 630-foot tall monument in St. Louis, Missouri. Clad in stainless steel and built in the form of an inverted, weighted catenary arch, it is the world's tallest arch, the tallest man-made monument in the Western Hemisphere, and Missouri's tallest accessible building. Built as a monument to the westward expansion of the United States, it is the centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and has become an internationally famous symbol of St. Louis. The arch sits at the site of St. Louis' founding on the west bank of the Mississippi River. The Gateway Arch was designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen in 1947; construction began on February 12, 1963, and was completed on October 28, 1965, for $13 million (equivalent to $190 million in 2015. The monument opened to the public on June 10, 1967. Ginger, the baby Orangutan born at the St.Louis Zoo trying to kiss the hand of the person on the other side of the glass. When in St. Louis. The arch was so pretty at dusk and probably easier to photograph since the sun wasn't directly overhead. This dragon is made of china - plates and teacups. So cool. Standing in the Mississippi river, near the parking area for the shuttle that leads to the Gateway Arch. I love this because you can see 4 different types of architecture, from 4 different times. The old stone bridge has been made into a highway, and so has the iron bridge in the background. To the right is a railroad that connects to the east coast and Chicago. And in the top right is the Gateway Arch itself.
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#Train The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. 41.5 million glass tesserae pieces in more than 7,000 colors, hand placed and tapped in at different angles to reflect the light. Covering 83,000 square feet (7,700 m), it is the largest mosaic collection in the world. It took 75 years to install. It was completed by two men. Started by the father and finished by the son.
I have seen a lot of gorgeous churches, but this made me take a step back at both the enormity of the space the the gorgeous colors that coat every surface... #LIFEATEXPEDIA #STUNNINGSTRUCTURES #INSTONE I always try to stroll around the grounds of this botanical garden whenever I'm in St. Louis. It's peaceful and beautiful.
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I was born along the Mississippi River, and lived near the spot where Louis and Clark put their boats in the river to start their westward journey. This place (East Alton, IL) is right across the River from St. Louis.
St. Louis is a great city. As a teenager, I sometimes bussed over to the city to find folk LPs that were not available in my neck of the woods. The zoo is one of the best in the USA. This is the city where I saw the Beatles play. The windows of Famous and Barr department store were amazing at Christmas. This was also an amazing experience for me! Check out my blogpost for this on: http://ginnywhowanders.blogspot.com/2014/12/st-louis-cathedral-basilica-gateway-arch.html?m=1 #missouri #stlouis #usa #america #traveljunkie #ginnywhowanders This doesn't look like a fair treatment. Pain distress fear etc. Best crawfish ! Iconic shot of the Arch and the Old Courthouse from Kiener Plaza! This photo will be featured in the St Louis Home magazine Fall edition on stands September! #architecture Mosaic interiors, considered the biggest mosaic interiors in the world! #architecture #church A delish dessert at the Missouri Athletic Club. #delicious yummm Looking upward inside the dome of the Old Courthouse. St. Louis, October 2016. I found this treasure of a park by accident right in the heart of downtown St. Louis
#StunningStructures Absolutely beautiful inside and out! Definitely worth a visit if ever near St. Louis! City Garden, St Louis. This shot was taken on top of Eads bridge looking at the arch and St louis City.
#BvsCities Another photo from around Eads bridge.
#BvsCities Another photo from around Eads bridge.
#BvsCities Although Union Station is past it's prime, it's still a fun place to go. There are literally hundreds of Koi in the pond outside. Looking toward the Arch.. Beautiful gardens surrounding Piper Palm House. A Chinese gazebo at the Missouri Botanical Garden Pagoda in the Chinese Garden. One of the many sections within the Missouri Botanical Garden. View of the Old Courthouse and the Gateway Arch in St Louis, MO.
For you history buffs, the old courthouse is the site of he Dred Scott case, including the supreme court hearing.
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#GatewayArch I was pleasantly surprised at the surrounding area of the Arch. It had a very nice walkway lined with gorgeous tree's, very relaxing ( I should have taken some photos of that!) Also a short walk, many restaurants and bars. ⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️
#stlouis #stl #buschstadium #cardinals #missouri #illinois #downtown #mlb #baseball One of the most beautiful spots in St. Louis, MO. The Central West End is the place to be if you want to eat, shop, or enjoy some coffee and people watch. Door Of Return - Kan Ya Suda. One of many sculptures in St Louis Citygarden Arching to the sky. Another photo from around Eads bridge.
#BvsCities Year of the dragon Constanza Calzone! Nice place to try! Irish World Famous Dooley Burger served with homemade potato chips
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#Delicious Photo Challenge Visiting the Arch is mandatory in my opinion. The museum offers information on Westward Expansion, and how the Arch was built. Riding to the top is an experience for sure. Very cool experience. The inside of one of the Even with all the outdoor plants dormant (in March), the climatron and other greenhouses are amazing. Definitely a full day's adventure.
The Japanese Garden! This photo will be featured in the St Louis Home magazine Fall edition on stands September! #architecture Incredible attraction in St. Louis! Wow... The orchids at this garden are worth seeking out. They are bound to lift anyone's spirit on a dreary day. Championnship Run such a beautiful view is totally worth the trip and he space shuttle elevator ride up there lol Home of the Cardinals Taken from top of arch I have been here several times, and on this trip I decided to try a few black and white shots. The colors in this place are so striking, so stunning that it would be hard to beat. The black and whites turned out pretty impressive as well.
The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. 41.5 million glass tesserae pieces in more than 7,000 colors, hand placed and tapped in at different angles to reflect the light. Covering 83,000 square feet (7,700 m), it is the largest mosaic collection in the world. It took 75 years to install. It was completed by two men. Started by the father and finished by the son.
I have seen a lot of gorgeous churches, but this made me take a step back at both the enormity of the space the the gorgeous colors that coat every surface... #LIFEATEXPEDIA The Gateway Arch in St. Louis. Looked as an incredible as I imagined it would. The Iconic Gateway Arch in St Louis. Taken from across the Mississippi river A beautiful garden with a place to sit and enjoy in shade and in a cafe . Lots of walking and beautiful
scenery. St. Louis Arch. Revitalized Kiener Plaza downtown St Louis. Arch and Old Courthouse in background A very beautiful but very hot day overlooking the Mississippi River at Gateway Arch which was completed in 1965 and is the tallest monument in the USA at 630 feet. Saturday mass #lifeatexpedia The Arch through an Arch.
View from the Metrolink station at Laclede’s Landing in St. Louis, Mo. Construction on the Arch Grounds is ongoing in the bottom of the image.
#parksandaplan #stlouis A view of the arch from the kiener plaza. Not a baseball fan, but the stadium is impressive! Nice climbing gym with yoga and a roof top bar! #places #climbing #indoor #stlouis #fun
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Get an overview of this hotel3-star St. Louis hotel in Downtown St. Louis, near Busch Stadium

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Restaurant
Indoor pool
24-hour business center
Laundry facilities

Location

Located in Downtown St. Louis, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Centenary United Methodist Church and City Museum. Busch Stadium and Dome at America’s Center are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Hotel Features

A restaurant, an indoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center are available at this smoke-free property hotel. Complimentary wireless Internet access is free. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 151 property offer complimentary wireless Internet access, coffee/tea makers, and LCD televisions with cable. For a bit of entertainment, guests will have Smart TVs with Netflix, and other amenities include complimentary newspapers and hair dryers.

Languages Spoken

Courtyard by Marriott St. Louis Downtown West

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an indoor pool, Courtyard by Marriott St. Louis Downtown West provides a spa tub and a 24-hour fitness center. Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access.

This 3-star property offers access to a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. This business-friendly hotel also offers complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a fireplace in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge.

Courtyard by Marriott St. Louis Downtown West is a smoke-free property.

  • Express check-in 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Conference space 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • Express check-out 
  • Meeting rooms 2 
  • Restaurant 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 123 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa tub 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 151 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Grocery/convenience store  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator (on request)  
  • Microwave (on request)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Cable TV service 
  • LCD TV 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave (on request) 
  • Refrigerator (on request) 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Smart TV 
  • Netflix 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • In-room safe 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

Full breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning.

The Bistro - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Nearby Things to Do

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 7 and USD 10 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 10.00 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Courtyard Hotel St. Louis Downtown
  • Courtyard St. Louis Downtown
  • Courtyard Marriott St. Louis Downtown West Hotel
  • Courtyard Marriott St. Louis Downtown West

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


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