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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Visited Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta recently as part of a business conference. The staff was incredibly helpful and courteous across the board. The hotel was in the midst of a renovation. but my stay was not affected at all. The entire staff was top notch, friendly and attentive. The room was spotless and comfortable. If my travel plans call for returning to St. Louis, I will definitely return to the Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta!
Nice location , Great people ! A little tired in spots but lots of work in process to re invent the property. Bar was decent and conference food quite good. Room spacious as a small suite. Roof top 11th was perfect for reception
Have stayed multiple times in past and was always underwhelmed by front desk and employee attitudes. That changed this time from the Valet to the Front Desk to the Concierge lounge employees to Alice in the restaurant - everyone was top notch. Only issue was undergoing rehab and elevators were a little slow at times, but overall a very enjoyable experience.
My husband and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary overt the weekend. Since we had our reception there we figured this would be a fun night. From the moment we checked in we were treated like we were royalty. Claire at the front desk upgraded our room for us as a thank you for coming back. We were even given a free glass of champagne and dessert with your dinner at the Preston. Nevermore we came across made sure to wish us happy anniversary. It was a wonderful evening and we will be back for sure!
We had a beautiful suite overlooking Lindell Ave.
The check in desk despite a crazy graduation weekend accommodated all of our requests and needs.
Rudi was patient and thorough each time we tried to change things
Chrystal Thomas kept me up to date on our reservations at all steps of the way.
The bell hop, valet Preston Club services, especially the match lady were all outstanding.