Magnolia Hotel St. Louis, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
What We Love
- Opened after a multi-million dollar renovation in summer 2014
- No nickel and diming: breakfast, WiFi, a daily wine hour, local transportation and evening milk and cookies are all free
- Contemporary American restaurant, Robie’s, is a popular spot for both guests and locals
What To Know
- The 4,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom makes this a very popular venue for weddings and conferences
- Walking distance to the Americas Center, Busch Stadium and the Gateway Arch
- The 18th-floor gym is open round the clock with keycard access
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The most design forward of biz-travel favorite Magnolia hotels, this St. Louis spot occupies the former Mayfair Hotel, where Cary Grant wooed a guest by leaving a trail of chocolates from the hotel bar to his pillow. The incident was said to have inspired the now universal hotel trend of chocolates on the pillow at turndown. Beyond the historic facade, the grand lobby makes a good first impression with double-height ceilings, enormous chandeliers and white colonnades, but guest rooms, by contrast, have a more homey vibe and a soothing white, gray and yellow palette. All come with faux leather headboards, glass lamps, two-tone wood furnishings and custom taupe carpets, plus essentials like WiFi, work desks, tea and coffee makers, and vanity mirrors in the tile bathrooms. The hotel restaurant, Robie’s, is named for Cary Grant’s character in To Catch a Thief, and offers contemporary American fare in a glam dining room that retains the building’s original stained-glass window. The hot breakfast buffet is included in the rate, while lunch and dinner options cover the culinary spectrum from soups and salads to pizzas and decadent desserts.
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. 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
Just stayed the one night, staff and check in so easy, rooms very large and the decor and beds just fabulous. We used the bar and Bella who was working in that area was so helpful and amazing . Hotel located an easy walk to the Arch and Busch Stadium. Went to a great BBQ joint around the corner called Sugar Fire. A great experience.. thanks so much
As a Marriott platinum I was so happy to be treated first class with a super upgrade. But what set this apart was the over the top service.
Our appointed room had a slight odor and with minutes of calling we were in our new room with a new set of keys. Then a few minutes later the manager showed up with two comp bottles of cold water and two drink tickets.
The whole place just screamed 'here to serve you wherever we can'
I've stayed in other autograph properties that were more recently renewed and they were more cool and hip and this one was a little aged but still nicely unique. The place had a dead vibe when we stayed so we enjoyed other nearby nightlife. Other than that the place was awesome
The staff was unbelievably friendly and accommodating. The room was super quiet and that normally doesn't happen at a hotel. Room was huge and clean and inviting. I would definitely go back! The bed was AMAZINGLY comfortable as were the pillows.