The Marriot St. Louis Airport motel is located just minutes from the arrivals area. Shuttle service to and from the airport is free, and a number of travelers commented that the drivers are especially friendly, which goes well with the clean and comfortable shuttles. Shuttle service is available 24 hours a day.
The nine story hotel has more than 600 rooms, making it good for large groups and business conferences. Group rates can be negotiated with the front desk. Conference space in a variety of sizes is available, catering to the mainly road warrior clientele.
Weekend at the hotel bring more families. Fortunately, there is an indoor/outdoor pool with Jacuzzi where kids can play. If you want a little more outdoor play, the Creve Coeur Lake County Park is only a short drive.
Parking is available at the hotel at rates that are competitive with the airports self-parking option. Many park at the hotel and then shuttle to the airport, so at high travel times parking can be difficult to find. In theory guests have priority over outside parkers, although this is not always enforced.
The hotel lobby caters to airport traffic by featuring a message board with the arrival/departure information for the major flights of the day that is updated real-time. Wireless internet is available throughout the hotel with dedicated lines available in the rooms. There are inconsistent reports about the charge for internet; some sites list a charge while others say it has been waived in recent months. Ask before going online to avoid surprises.
Rooms are standard for the airport area. Clean, with adequate bathroom space, they are not made to be hangout areas. The hangout area for this hotel is the bar. Many reported that the bar area was pretty lively in the evenings, making it a good stop for socialization, unwinding, and good prices on happy hour drinks.