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
- 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
Stayed one night for college visit. Greeted at desk with champagne for me, water for son. Very welcoming and helpful. Suite ready upon arrival. Suite was spacious and more than comfortable. Large bath in master and half bath in living room/office area. Snacks awaited us upon entry of room. Lounge area very accommodating. Comfy seating, fireplace. Fresh sushi bar. Bar food also good. Service top notch. Breakfast dining service a little slow but food and even hot beverages very good. Highly recommend if in your budget. Very close to WUSTL.
Lobby looks like a luxury hotel lobby with trademark Ritz quality. Checkin in was efficient and smooth.
Rooms are large; you can walk into the room and immediately see all the Ritz touches. Bathroom was also large and had good toiletries.
Gym is good but was very busy - may need to have a larger gym for how large the hotel is.
Bar in lobby is well laid out with several seating options.
With Ritz you know exactly what to expect and this hotel does not disappoint.
If I’m in St. Louis, I try to always stay at the Ritz-Carlton.
You can open the little balcony doors for fresh air.
Sushi bar in the lobby.
They surprise and delight here.
It’s truly comfortable.
We stayed just one night on our road trip from Dallas to Chicago, but wish it could have been longer. Our suite was very roomy, the bathroom was amazing and the staff was beyond friendly. Enjoyed a great glass (or maybe 2) of wine and appetizers in the lobby bar/restaurant area and our girls were able to order off the kids menu. We'll definitely stay here the next time we're in St. Louis!
The facility is in a nice location however the Kremlin on top of the Christmas tree spoke volumes regarding the integrity of this establishment! I would love to hear an explanation.
I asked a representative at the front desk and they could not provide an answer or understand my question.