Drury Plaza Hotel at the Arch, St. Louis, Missouri
Last Updated on December 4, 2016 by Jody Halsted
To say my girls were impressed by the Drury Plaza Hotel would be an understatement. Brenna said it best, I think, when she said, “It's like a palace!”
Well, it may not be a palace but it surely doesn't look like the hat factory it once was. As you enter your eye is instantly drawn to the sparkling lounge area. Sumptuous chairs and couches sit around a central fountain. Glittering chandeliers light tables below and a grand piano sits among them to provide entertainment.
The girls were most intrigued, though, but the statues of Lewis and Clark, Sacajawea, Captain Lewis's dog Seaman and Clark's manservant York. It was actually a great history lesson for all of us as the plaques around the fountain tell of their journey.
Our room, though not as grand as the lobby, was quite nice. The bathroom was large with a tiled floor. The sink area was outside the bath and well lit. We had two queen beds, a large armoire which held the television, a small refrigerator and plenty of drawers for storing clothing. A large desk sat beside that and a comfortable chair sat beside a small table. It was very comfortable for our family.
Customer service was incredible. Everyone was so kind to us; especially to the girls. Staff, no matter what they were doing, would stop and answer Brenna when she walked by and said good morning. Everyone smiled as we passed them. We felt welcomed our entire stay.
When I choose a hotel I look for two things.
- Does it have a breakfast buffet? With little kids this is important to me. It's so much easier to take them down to breakfast than to take them out. The breakfast here was wonderful: Fresh fruits, breads & bagels, cereal (it is here that my girls first tasted Lucky Charms), yogurt, milk, juices, coffee and tea are a basic Continental. Then add the hot off the griddle pancakes (made right in front of you), eggs, sausage and biscuits & gravy…
- Does it have wi-fi? Nothing annoys me more than a nice hotel that makes you pay extra for wi-fi. Seriously, what's up with that? Luckily this “extra” is included in your room rate.
Also included: a free evening beverage reception, free garage parking and free popcorn and soda in the lobby all day. There is also an exercise room and a pool.
Now let's talk location. The Drury Plaza Hotel is across the road from the Gateway Arch, kitty-corner from the Old Courthouse, and just a few blocks from City Garden and Busch Stadium.
We had a wonderful stay at the Drury Plaza Inn and will definitely stay with them the next time we visit St. Louis.
Pets accepted for an additional fee ($15 at the time of this post)
Breakfast and internet included
Parking fees apply unless included in your hotel package
The Drury Plaza at the Arch does NOT have free parking. Garage parking costs $15 per night.
Thank you, Mary, you are correct. I have amended my post to say that parking is an extra charge unless included in a package, which ours was. I apologize for the mistake.