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The Suite Life in St. Louis

Tuesday May 28, 2024

By Rachel Huffman

We invite you to live the suite life in St. Louis.

Head and shoulders above the average hotel room, these nine suites offer lavish experiences that will make you feel like royalty.

21c Museum Hotel St. Louis

Every detail of 21c Museum Hotel St. Louis sparks conversation and encourages connection. Housed in a former YMCA building – which has been thoughtfully refurbished and exquisitely accessorized – the property boasts the best of both museum and hotel worlds.

To make your stay extra special, book one of the 21c Suites. Located in converted racquetball courts, the two-story signature suites are equipped with a powder room, kitchenette, six-person dining table, spacious living room and a fireplace featuring a massive metal hood – and that’s only the first floor! Upstairs, there’s a fitness loft with state-of-the-art equipment and a king suite that combines homey woodwork and stylish wallpaper.

Exclusive artwork from Missouri-based artists adds finishing touches to the suites. The chosen pieces enhance the design while offering a moment of introspection and reflection.

If you can drag yourself downstairs, contemporary art exhibitions and elevated food programs await you.

Angad Arts Hotel

Nestled in the Grand Center Arts District, Angad Arts Hotel engages the creative, embraces the eclectic and elicits surprise and delight. For your stay, splurge on a one-bedroom king suite in the color of your choice. Whether you choose red, yellow, green or blue, every room has 25 different variations of the color – plus, one white wall to break up the brilliance.

Creating a sense of calm, the blue suites are adorned with paintings that will make you feel right at home, while the red suites set the tone for a romantic getaway. Outdoor enthusiasts will love the natural, rejuvenating ambiance of the green suites, which feature landscape photography and Himalayan sea salt lamps, but when it’s gray outside, it’s always sunny in the yellow suites, which explains their unique appeal.

Every one-bedroom king suite has a hyper-local art focus, including custom abstract headboards – and St. Louis skyline views to boot!

Element St. Louis Midtown

There’s no better place to host a wedding party or family reunion than Element St. Louis Midtown. Located across the street from City Foundry STL, the Marriott branded hotel offers gas grills on the patio, a buzzy bar on the roof, an indoor pool and the one-of-a-kind Studio Commons.

With exclusive access via double doors, Studio Commons includes four simple yet spacious king rooms – each with its own bathroom – and a comfortable common area with a full kitchen, dining table, flat-screen TV and plenty of throw pillows and blankets for all your lounging needs. If you don’t want to go out every night of your trip, grab beer, wine and frozen pizzas at Fresh Thyme, hunker down in the suite and enjoy games or movies with your group.

Traveling with kids? Let them snuggle on the sleeper sofa – they’ll love it!

Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis

In 2023, Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis completed a fresh, contemporary redesign of its 200 guest rooms and suites, infusing them with the spirit of St. Louis. All the rooms reflect the hotel’s breathtaking surroundings, from the majestic Mississippi River to the groundbreaking Eads Bridge to the iconic Gateway Arch, but the Presidential Suite is the incontrovertible crown jewel of the redesign.

Perched on the 19th floor, the impressive 2,661-square-foot residential-style suite features a relaxing color palette, custom-designed furniture and locally inspired art to match the grandeur of its sweeping panoramas. The oversized living and dining spaces have a wall of windows that provide all the entertainment you need, and a frosted-glass, cloud-shaped chandelier hanging over the eight-person dining table adds a touch of glamour inside.

The primary bedroom connects to a marble-clad bathroom with a slipper tub positioned in front of a window, giving guests another place to soak in the views, and you can unpack in the wood-paneled walk-in closet outfitted with a leather ottoman and mirrors.

Whether you’re in town for business or pleasure, you’ll appreciate the quiet study lined with built-in bookshelves and the media room equipped with large, upholstered armchairs, an 86-inch TV and blackout curtains. An additional powder room off the foyer and a pantry kitchen complete the space, making it increasingly difficult to leave.

Hotel Saint Louis

The penthouse is the only room on the 15th floor of Hotel Saint Louis – talk about privacy! The downtown hotel’s signature blue graces chairs, rugs, lamps, nightstands – even the felt of the pool table, which doubles as a 10-person dining table – and pops of gold add an air of elegance to the space.

Whatever you’re celebrating, the penthouse is perfect for your party. Each of the three bedrooms has a king bed, and there are three bathrooms, two balconies, a full kitchen, a washer and a dryer for everyone to use.

If you’re into old-school entertainment, you might also enjoy the wooden board games and vinyl record player paired with records from St. Louis natives in the penthouse.

Live! by Loews – St. Louis, Missouri

The suite at Live! by Loews - St. Louis, Missouri will get you as close as possible to Busch Stadium.
Photo courtesy of Live! By Loews - St. Louis, Missouri

A stone’s throw from Busch Stadium, Live! by Loews – St. Louis, Missouri allows guests to both enjoy and escape the hubbub of St. Louis Cardinals games. In its Grand Suites, the spacious living room, wet bar and half bath are ideal for guests, and once they leave, you can sink into the king bed for a night of pure relaxation.

Hungry? Executive chef Steven Hall aims to impress every palate at Clark & Bourbon, a dynamic steakhouse that dabbles in brunch, and The Bullock, a seasonal affair where guests can snack on fries and kebabs while socializing in the fresh air.

“Not to boast, but Live! by Loews is one of the funnest hotels in St. Louis,” Hall says. “It’s the perfect place for date nights, special occasions and postgame parties. No matter when you visit, you can expect a quality experience.”

Magnolia Hotel St. Louis

One of the most historic hotels in St. Louis, the Magnolia Hotel, formerly The Mayfair Hotel, opened in 1925 when rooms cost between $3 and $6 a night. Local radio station KMOX opened its first studio in a two-room suite on the mezzanine in the same year, and later, both Harry S. Truman and Lyndon B. Johnson established their St. Louis campaign headquarters at The Mayfair Hotel.

Known for his class and charisma – on and off screen – Cary Grant was another famous visitor to The Mayfair Hotel. Legend has it that, in an attempt to woo a love interest, Grant created a trail of chocolates from the penthouse’s sitting room to the bedroom, all the way up to the pillow, hence the tradition of leaving chocolates on guests’ pillows during turndown service. It’s a sweet touch that the Magnolia Hotel continues today.

For a dose of nostalgia, book the Cary Grant suite on the 18th floor of the hotel, and if you have time, dine at Robie’s Restaurant & Lounge, which is named after John Robie, Grant’s character in the film To Catch a Thief.

St. Louis Union Station Hotel

Once one of the largest and busiest passenger rail terminals in the world, St. Louis Union Station is now a hot spot of family-friendly entertainment, encompassing the St. Louis Aquarium, the St. Louis Wheel, a ropes course, a Build-A-Bear Workshop and more. The best part? You can stay in the middle of the action.

Through the exquisite Grand Hall, you’ll find the clock tower suites. Some of them are part of the train station’s original three-story vault, but don’t let that fool you – they’re the newest rooms in St. Louis Union Station Hotel, which is part of the Curio Collection by Hilton.

Every suite is named after a railroad line that operated here – think Missouri Pacific Railroad, St. Louis-San Francisco Railway, Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad and Baltimore and Ohio Railroad – and every front door names the last president of the respective railroad line. The historic vibe continues in the rooms with throwback photos and clock tower blueprints lining the walls.

This is one of your only chances to sleep in a National Historic Landmark – with all the modern amenities, of course. So, don’t wait – book your trip today!

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis

Refined luxury and exceptional service are The Ritz-Carlton standard, but if you want an experience beyond expectations, book the Presidential Suite at the property in Clayton.

The 2,650-square-foot suite has a subtle yet chic design featuring artwork by local artist Ted Collier. It’s grand, but it still feels like home. Highlights include an expansive living room with a shiny piano and an electric fireplace, an eight-person dining table, a full-size refrigerator and a peaceful office – if you really have to work.

Off the bedroom, which has a four-poster king bed and its own sitting area, you’ll find two walk-in closets and the bathroom of your dreams. Imagine a soaker tub with spray jets in one half and a his and hers shower in the other – and that’s only some of the splendor.

If you’re still not convinced, the Presidential Suite also has five balconies (a total of 72 square feet) with unobstructed views of downtown St. Louis and the Gateway Arch. A stay in the suite includes access to the Club Lounge as well, where you can enjoy similar skyline views alongside sumptuous dishes, complimentary drinks and as many gooey butter cookies as you want!

So, which suite has inspired you to splurge?