The Hilton St. Louis Downtown blends the past with the present. The hotel is located in the historic Merchants Laclede Building just a few blocks back from the riverfront and the Jefferson Expansion Memorial Park. Those in town to see the Arch or take in a Cardinal's game at Busch Stadium will find the hotel to be perfectly located to meet those needs.
As with other Hiltons, the St. Louis Downtown location caters expressly to the business traveler. Just 15 miles from the airport, shuttle and town car services ensure smooth transport logistics. Valet dry cleaning offers overnight service. Free high speed wi-fi is available throughout the hotel. A full-service business center is also available, although conference space for meetings is limited. Smaller rooms are available.
The hotel has a state of the art fitness center that focused on circuit training, which is popular with travelers pressed for time. There is a Jacuzzi but not a full pool. Covered parking is available to those who drive in to the area.
The hotel is not particularly child-friendly. Harried travelers demand peace and quiet despite the downtown location, and there are not children's play facilities. Couples will find the hotel okay as will families with older children.
Customer reviews of the location are mixed, and it seems to depend very heavily what the client was in town to do. The hotel is not a hangout location, and is best thought of as a place to leave the suitcase while heading off to explore nearby attractions. All of the downtown dining and entertainment options are at hand, so the hotel itself does not offer many dining or entertainment options. Seasonal specials can discount rooms by 20 - 30%, and package offerings for major sports events and holidays are available by visiting the Hilton website or calling the front desk. The hotel is on the corner of Olive & 4th Street, just off of I-70.