The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta St. Louis
What We Love
- Incredibly convenient location in the elegant Central West End of St. Louis
- Vibrant nightlife; the hotel's Cafe Eau is a staple of the local bar scene
- Live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights throughout December with the exception of 12/25
- Five-screen movie theater just a few steps from the lobby
- Fully-equipped underground gym spans 18,000 square feet
What To Know
- Eau Bistro is currently closed for renovation
- Great getaway for friends and couples; patio area is a scene until 1 a.m.
- Room service ends at midnight and starts up again at 6 a.m.
- Last renovated in 2008
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
It’s difficult not to be taken with the Chase Park Plaza, which dates back to the roaring twenties. The stately facade overshadows those of its Central West End neighbors, and the chandelier-lit lobby harks back to another, grander time, with its gleaming marble floors, ornate crown molding and colorful flower bouquets. It’s no surprise this space has hosted Hollywood celebs (Frank Sinatra, George Clooney) and a dozen past U.S. presidents.
Bed and Bath
Built in 1922, the old-school hotel has 338 rooms and suites — deluxe, one-bedroom and two-bedroom — spread over 11 stories. A tasteful palette in beige, cream and navy blue contributes to the elegant vibe, and though the rooms’ electronics are a bit dated, the comfortable bed and soft, pure cotton sheets more than make up for it after a busy day spent out and about.
There’s practically everything you could want here: a Mediterranean-style outdoor pool (open April through October), a five-screen cinema just off the lobby and five restaurants. Chaser’s Lounge, which sits in an alcove along the bustling lobby, provides the perfect perch for listening to live jazz and people watching. In the hotel’s Café Eau, a live cover band rocks out with Corey Hart’s “Sunglasses at Night” and a small group of revelers shimmy near the stage. Cozying up near the patio’s glowing firepit, which is flanked by columned archways and potted palms, is an ideal way to wrap up the evening after exploring one of St. Louis’s lively neighborhoods.
In the Area
Nearby, Crepes Etc. brews the best hot chocolate — topped with homemade marshmallows — in town. Larger than New York’s Central Park, the 1,300-acre Forest Park offers an 18-hole golf course, a free zoo, museums and an open-air theater. Hidden behind the West End’s towering buildings, the ivy-covered patio of Scape American Bistro serves fruity cocktails like the Tall Ginger and the Razberry Martini. Or stay out late at Mandarin, an exclusive lounge where bottle service is a must. The largest collection of mosaics in the world is right down the street; head to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis and take it all in.
How to Get There
The hotel was beautiful the rooms where very spacious and clean. Everyone that we came in contact with where very helpful and friendly and willing to help out with any questions. I will stay here again
I booked a room graduation weekend and was initially wary because the rates were shockingly high for local standards.During check-in, when we told Rudi at the reception that we were celebrating a graduation, he gave us a free room upgrade to allow us to better spend time in the room. This ended up making the stay much more enjoyable for my entire family. To put a cherry on top, we received a surprise cheese cake with a handwritten note congratulating us on the achievement. This personalized service was well worth the price of admission!
Beautiful place, but sadly disappointed in value for the price paid. Found black hairs on the bed sheets on the turndown. And a horrible breakfast buffet that have a better choice to stay at Drury INN
We booked at this hotel for the Hot Chocolate race last weekend. We somehow got upgraded to the concierge level and it was a weekend to remember! Fabulous room, but even better was the service provided in the concierge lounge. We had everything we could ask for. Iyana went above and beyond to take care of us. She made sure we had enough of all our favorite food and drinks, bringing more out from the kitchen when we were getting low. We decided the splurge would be well worth it next time we want a girlfriend getaway. Thank you Iyana!
Stayed here for 10 days last month on the 9th floor. Spent an extra $36/night for the concierge level access. Complimentary breakfast and evening appetizers, plus drinks available all day until 9p. The club room is a nice place to relax, read or watch some television. Especially when it is cold outside and you want to get out of your room. But what really makes the room stand out is the attentiveness and helpfulness of the concierges who host the club room. A big shout out to Carrie, Christine, Anna and the rest of the crew. You all really made my stay comfortable. Thank you for all of your help. I’m definitely planning to return.
Management needs to give the three of you a nice raise.