The Crowne Plaza Hotel St. Louis downtown is a three star property with a high rise layout. The hotel has almost 350 rooms in a stacked formation so that upper stories have a commanding view of the downtown and greater St. Louis area. A rooftop pool is open seasonally with additional views from the sun deck of downtown.
The hotel seems to be aimed at the mid-market and budget conscious leisure traveler. Several postings on travel sites have indicated that steep package discounts are available, and off-season room rate specials gave good discounts as well. In the summer months, the hotel's proximity to the riverfront and downtown attractions keeps it fairly well booked.
The hotel is just a few blocks from the Arch, Laclede's Landing, and Busch Stadium. Most of the people who commented on staying at the hotel seemed to be in town for business purposes, although all commented on the location near the Westward Expansion Park. Parking did not seem to be an issue, as the hotel has a validation program that reduces the cost of garage parking downtown to $10/day. Airport shuttle and town car services are available, as well as nearby Metro Link access for rail riders.
The fitness center was completely renovated in 2006, and most of the facilities are up to date. Rooms are medium-sized with a mix of queens, kings and doubles. Staff got good feedback from guests, especially those who had needed local sightseeing information. The hotel restaurant got mixed reviews but there are a number of downtown dining options within easy walking distance of the hotel. Conference space and business center services were available. Special group rates for conferences are negotiable with the front desk. For more information about staying at the hotel or to book a stay, contact the front desk.