The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis
What We Love
- Location in the leafy business district of Clayton, minutes from the sprawling Forest Park
- You can choose between two on-site American restaurants
- The lobby’s live weekend entertainment and Sunday's Bloody Mary Bar
What To Know
- Parking is available for $22 per day
- The immediate area is mostly residential — downtown St. Louis is a short cab ride away
- WiFi is an extra $9.95 per day
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
There’s a clubby elegance to this tony address with gleaming wood-paneled walls and leather armchairs, crystal sconces and marble fireplaces. The 300 decorous guestrooms have romantic Juliette balconies overlooking the leafy streets of St. Louis’ affluent business district. Personalized service abounds from the well-stocked Club Lounge offering free food and beverage platters to the savvy concierge and the third-floor spa, equipped with 14 treatments rooms and an indoor pool. Fine-dinning options include lunch dishes like spiced quinoa, wild mushrooms and chick peas at the classic American restaurant, followed by a dinner of Missouri rainbow trout with roasted heirloom cauliflower at the Grill. Looking for a night out on the town? Start with a single malt at the wood- and granite-adorned Cigar Club before hitting up The Loop, the city’s bar-lined strip on Delmar Boulevard, just a short cab ride away.
In the Area
St. Louis locals will find any excuse to drink beer, and why not when you can sample more than 20 local craft brews. Order a pint of the single hop English pale ale while at Urban Chestnut, go to Schlafly Bottleworks for their pilsner, and throw back an ice-cold Bud after touring (for free!) the heavenly hops-scented Anheuser-Busch factory. Sober up with a walk through the 1,371-acre Forest Park, or rent a cruiser through Discovery Bikes for a leisurely ride along the charming riverfront, lined with art galleries, clothing boutiques and the iconic Gateway Arch. Continue your westward expansion to Pappy’s Smokehouse, where the Memphis-style ribs rival St. Louis barbecue, or join the locavore crowd for a farm-fresh, four-course meal at the Local Harvest Cafe.
How to Get There
My parents made arrangements for myself and a friend to stay at the Ritz-Carlton in St. Louis for my birthday. And before we got fully situated in our rooms, we had tea. The two waitresses, Nancy and Zerfie, were so polite and kind beyond belief. They even brought me an extra birthday treat! The staff did so many great things I can think of everything. That evening two more of the staff gave me gifts. Carla set it all into action, brought me cupcakes with Violins on them, (I play the violin) and wrote me a note. And Aaron with the help of Jason got me some special snacks, (I think they even left the hotel just to get me my favorite snack.) and also wrote me a note. It was one of the sweetest things I have ever received from Hotel staff, It was an incredibly enjoyable experience, with delightful people. Overall flawless service, in a kindhearted atmosphere. A few more people I would like to acknowledge are, Christina, and Lisa, I believe that the two managers both Andrew R’s have done an amazing job picking their staff and everyone I mentioned should get raises! Thank you everyone for the great birthday!
Ita not cheap, but the Ritz wasn't founded on cheap. It has class, beautiful details, the staff are helpful and the rooms are large, modern and comfortable. I usually dont sleep well, but I did on these mattresses and amazing sheets. The gym is very nice forna bnb hotel gym and they have most services you would need. On the edge of the business district and a very upscale and comfortable stay. Go on the Anheiser Busch your in town, cant go wrong.
My credit card during our stay at Ritz-Carlton St.Louis was overcharged by new front desk employee for over $1000 (!!!!)
It ruined our 2 weeks family holidays in US, we had budget planned for each day and had to cancel our visit to Disneyland Park in California due to this unacceptable incident, my daughter was very upset .
After making an official complain they kept on narrative that half of this amount was "only" an authorization... But that didn't change the fact that it cleared my account days after we finished our stay in US.
I've made an official complain to Ritz-Carlton St.Louis management and requested compensation - all they could offer was an apology and some points on their loyalty scheme (sic!) After my refusal to accept I was redirected to a lady in complains department but it was pure waste of time, her only role was to delay the process and refuse any proper compensation.
My advise - be careful handing over your credit card to them or get some sort of "top-up" money card...
We will never stay in any Ritz / Marriott hotels in the future, they ruined our long planned holidays in US.