St Louis

Which is the best area to stay in St Louis?

St Louis is a must-see city if you’re traveling along Route 66, with enough there to entertain you for at least a weekend. Recognized for its modern Gateway Arch, the city has retained its rich historical past since being founded by the French back in 1764.


The best area to stay in St Louis is downtown, located right next to the Mississippi River and the Gateway Arch. The other great attraction to visit on foot is the Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals, the city’s baseball team.


If you’d like to visit other interesting attractions on the outskirts of town, such as the Forest Park or the Zoo, then you can use the metro (Metrolink), which is easily accessible downtown.


If you’re downtown then you’ll have a ball in St. Louis. The melodious tones of blues and jazz drift along Washington Avenue, and you can choose from more than 300 restaurants and every type of cuisine you can imagine, not to mention all the amazing shopping options.


If you’re driving along Route 66, then you’ll always be able to find downtown hotels that offer parking at a reasonable price.

Hotel   Avg price
Hampton Inn St Louis- at the Arch
333 Washington Ave
148€ - 176$
Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Convention Center
711 N Broadway
152€ - 181$
Drury Plaza St. Louis at the Arch
2 S 4th St
171€ - 203$
Hotel   Avg price
Hyatt Regency Saint Louis at The Arch
315 Chestnut St
194€ - 231$
Hotel Saint Louis, Autograph Collection
705 Olive St
276€ - 328$
Hotel   Avg price
Four Seasons St. Louis
999 N 2nd St
377€ - 449$


On the map, which shows the most convenient area to stay in St Louis, you can see a selection of some of the best located hotels.


If you are interested in where to stay in St Louis, you may also be interested in where to stay in Kansas City or where to stay in Chicago.

Other areas to stay in St Louis



Central West End


Central West EndCentral West End is an exciting neighborhood in St.Louis located just west of downtown approx. 3.5 miles away from the city center. The best way to explore the area is to mingle at spacious, street-side patios next to antique stores. You can also play chess with the locals on the sidewalk outside the Chess Club which can be a great way to mingle with the locals.


There are some amazing places to dine at such as the Mandarin Lounge which offers drinks at the rooftop bar. You can also savor an ice cream cone with the kids from Jeni’s.


Other attractions at Central West End include Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis which has the largest collection of mosaics in the world. There are a few options to stay in this neighborhood which include Home2Suites by the Hilton and Parkway Hotel for a comfortable stay.







ClaytonClayton is another sophisticated town located 8.3 miles away from St. Louis downtown. There are lots to do here in this neighborhood from exploring boutiques, galleries to having a meal at one of the great restaurants. There are many historic homes, high rises and coffee shops to explore throughout the city to keep you occupied.


Taste of Clayton food festival is another attraction which can be a great addition to your tour in Clayton if you’re here during that time. There is a Music and Wine Festival as well in the city in June. There are many hotel options in the city which you can choose from like the Clayton Plaza Hotel or Hampton Inns and Suites which can make for a great family stay in the city.