St. Louis isn’t often recognized for its historical significance, but it should be. From following in the footsteps of legendary adventurers Lewis & Clark to walking on the grounds of the 1904 World Fair, the Gateway City is full of rich and compelling national history just waiting to be explored. It’s also home to the largest beer-producing plant in the country, the birthplace of the ice cream cone, and the host of one of the largest Mardi Gras celebrations in the country.
What sets St. Louis apart from other large cities, however, is its focus on community. It’s one of the only cities in the country to offer free admission to their largest public attractions, including the incredible Saint Louis Zoo, Saint Louis Art Museum, Forest Park, and The Muny theater. Factoring in other must-do’s like City Museum, Missouri Botanical Garden, and Busch Stadium, there’s no shortage of things to do or places to see. Suffice to say, zeroing in on a spot close to the attractions you’re interested in is key.
Let’s take a look at the eight coolest hotels in St. Louis for experiencing the Gateway City to its full potential.