Sheraton City Center St. Louis
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... the Dodgers--his favorite team (yeah why couldn't he root for our home team the Tigers? oh well).
The game promised to be a really good one with the Dodgers' ace Kershaw pitching (arguably the best pitcher in the MLB at the moment). He did struggle with the Cardinals a bit, even allowing a home run, but in the end the Dodgers were victorious scraping ...
We started our excursion early Friday morning. I woke up to finish packing, Gracie cleaned the house and the boys went to the Columbus Airport to pick up the car rental. Bryan originally had planned to rent a Tahoe (big SUV.) They did not have one SO, they happily gave us the gas guzzling, money sucking Yukon (even BIGGER SUV.) Bryan was happy (he likes his toys big ...
... pretty. The
mosaics inside were beautiful. Basically, that style of church is a little over done for my
taste, but it was still easy to appreciate the workmanship that went into it.
We drove to the Shaved Duck for dinner and were able to park right out front. We
got there right before it got busy and had no wait! I had the walnut and blue cheese
brown sugar cured bacon which I loved and my parents split the cornbread. My father
had the Boss with ...
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Our Sheraton stay was pleasant enough. The location is good for those looking to see some of the St. Louis sites such as the Arch, Union Station...etc.
I was surprised at the size of the rooms. The room was a suite arranged as 3 rooms separated by a hallway on one side. The first room had a hide-a-bed couch, chair, nice sized bar, and 27" tv with an armoire.
The bathroom was on the way to the bedroom. It was reasonably clean as was the rest of the room. The main bedroom had 2 queen beds that were very comfortable. There was also a nice sized closet and 27" tv in this room as well. Ceilings in all the rooms were 9' which helped make the rooms seem larger as well.
This hotel is NOT new. You will probably notice some marks and a few dings in the rooms, however they are well maintained otherwise.
The only real negative thing that I would say about this hotel is regarding the parking situation. There was a hockey game the night we stayed at the hotel. The area is gridlocked with traffic before and after the games starts/ends. To make matters worse, the hotel allows hockey fans to park in their garage. When I FINALLY got back to the hotel, I had to show the parking attendent that I was a hotel guest.
After driving around in the garage for 15-20 min. I finally ended up "making" my own spot to park in.
The pool and workout area were ok. Pool was cold, however I did like that there was a lifeguard in attendance for the kids. The pool is a nice size if you like to swim laps. Hot tub looked clean and well maintained.
We ate breakfast at the restaurant in the a.m. It was adequate. Not the friendliest bunch of people working there however.
Overall I would recommend this hotel. It is not brand new and it shows in a few areas, however if you can get a suite of this size for $100-125 I feel it is worth it. We also received free pizza and sodas delivered to the room. Try booking off the Marriott website itself as we got a better deal than with Orbitz, Expedia...etc.
On a somewhat different issue, our auto was vandalized by the Arch. It happened in broad daylight. My words of advise here are park in the arch parking and DO NOT leave anything visible. We left an EMPTY purse visable and they broke in just to take it. St. Louis downtown is like many major metro downtown areas.....dangerous and plenty of human scum lurking around. The city officials would be wise to clean it up and make it more tourist friendly. caveat emptor on St. Louis itself in my opinion.
Excellent stay, can't wait to go back!!
We were very pleased with our stay from start to finish. I was skeptical at first due to the review of one person who said there were hidden and extra charges, but we found none at all. I also got my reservations on the internet and upgraded to the suite for an extra $20. They didn't have the type of suite we wanted, but we settled for a different type suite and they waived the $20 fee! We also had a lightbulb out in the bathroom and a remote control that didn't work, they fixed both promptly, and due to our "inconvenience" gave us all free breakfast vouchers. All staff were excellent and very helpful and friendly. We would definitely go back again. It's convenient location to the Amtrak station, Savvis Center, Metrolink and freeways made it an easy to find and convenient hotel to stay at.
Good, Just as expected
My wife and I spent last weekend here and enjoyed it very much. The staff is typically quite friendly and accomodating, and the rooms are sizable. We stay here when we can because its right next to the Savvis Center and close to Busch Stadium. The sports bar is fun with about 20 TVs and a quality satellite system.
Pool is outstanding for laps, and the whirlpool is nice and hot.
We got lucky on Priceline at $35 a night, but I think it was because the town was relatively empty. We upgraded to a suite for $20 more.
it was absolutely terrible in every way possible. the people were very very unfriendly. The breakfast was ice cold and there was a roach in my room!!! the pool was nice and so was the hot tub but that was about it. avoid if you can...
Watch out for extra fees
The hotel is nice, but they said since I booked on the internet they had to charged me a extra $20, a night for a double bed room. and charge $12-$15 for parking. I am not some tight screwge but I hate suprise fees just because I got a good deal on the internet - other than that the hotel is located beside a major highway so you can hear trucks rumble by all night long.
I used to work in this wonderful hotel but I also stayed there for about a month and it´s a awesome hotel with a wonderful staff. They let you feel like you´re at home and you are always number one as a guest!
I've stayed there twice and loved it both times. I stayed for Mardi Gras 2003 and the staff was wonderful. The parking was great. They helped me to my room with my luggage. The room was excellent. The place was gorgeous and the breakfast we ate was out of this world. They were so helpful and patient which I think would be tough during Mardi Gras as you can imagine. I believe shuttles ran all day long! I also stayed when Tim McGraw played at the Savvis Center a month or so later. It was so convenient. Right across the street which made it so convenient for the concert. There was no worrying about a cab. The great thing about that stay is that we booked it online where we submitted a bid. So we paid what we wanted and were totally surprised when we got to the room and realized it was an executive suite. There were two queen beds in the bedroom. It had a huge shower and a whirlpool bathtub. Both of those had there own room. The toilet had its on room. The counterop to get ready at was the biggest I've ever seen with 2 or 3 sinks in it. My mom, sister and I could all get ready at the same time, which made it a lot of fun. The living room had a TV, wet bar and the couch pull out.
It was definately luxury. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Book it!
I have stayed several times at the Sheraton in downtown St. Louis.
Absolutely wonderful! Awesome! I can't begin to say enough! The rooms were large, relaxing and comfortable. The restaurants were unbelievable. Great location, parking and great staff.
We were pleased with the room and feel like we got a great deal by reserving through an online site. The hotel was clean, beautiful atrium,the furnishings were plush. A great view of downtown from the top floor. Across the street from MetroLink station, so everything downtown was easily reached.
A very nice stay
This was a very nice hotel. We had a very positive experience. The hotel is located downtown, across the street from the arena (not the dome stadium). The Metrolink train station is immediately across the street. The hotel offers valet and self-parking, both indoors, on floors 2 through 4 of the hotel. Cost is $12 for self-park and $15 for valet (per day). The hotel was very quite. We never heard noises from adjacent rooms, running water, toilets flushing or any other noises. The rooms were larger than expected. Our room had a king sized bed, a pull out sofa, a kitchette (mini refrigerator, wet bar sink and coffee service). When the sofa bed was pulled out and our baby's crib was up, there was still plenty of room to walk around the room. All the rooms surround a huge open air atrium with skylights at the time. The atrium has some plants and trees. The skylights provide great natural light into the rooms and give you a good feeling of the "sun coming up" if you don't shut the drapes. We would stay here again without question.