When the Four Seasons hotel opened atop the Lumiere Entertainment complex, the luxury junkies swooned. The hotel chain has a stellar reputation for delivering high quality service and five star amenities. The St. Louis location, to judge from traveler comments and blog postings, does not appear to be deviating from the plan.
The location is very convenient for those seeking to enjoy a luxurious stay in downtown St. Louis. Out of town guests will be please that the airport metro link is just two blocks from the hotel, which along with the shuttle and town car service ensures that transportation logistics will run smoothly. The extended terrace overlooks the downtown and has a good view of the Arch and riverfront, and Busch Stadium and the casino are just minutes away.
Several guests pointed out that the parking situation was tricky; downtown St. Louis is not entirely safe or convenient for parking. The Four Seasons Hotel has its own valet service as a result. However, guests noted that by parking in the garage behind the front of the building it is possible to obtain free off-street parking and duck the $24 valet charge.
Inside the hotel, the rooms are well-appointed as one would expect at a five star property. The dycor is blond wood and upscale. Dining options are plentiful but pricey and received mixed customer reviews, even from those who loved the rest of the hotel. Fortunately, there are many dining options nearby so eating out is not a worry.
Staying at the hotel is not recommended for those seeking child-focused ambiance. It is best for upscale leisure travelers and those planning a romantic getaway weekend. Singles, professionals, and business travelers would also enjoy the hotel. Packages with themes and special event offerings are available online or by calling the front desk at (314) 881-5800