The Renaissance St. Louis Grand & Suites is located in the downtown area. It is convenient to the Landing at the riverfront and to the stadiums. Due to the weather conditions and the nature of the downtown area, however, most travelers reported that exploring the downtown area from the hotel was best done in the summer months or when baseball was in session. Otherwise, much of the office district is quite empty in the evening hours.
Dining options are limited, so reservations at one of the downtown eateries will need to be arranged through the front desk. Staff got good reviews for the most part, and travelers with children said that the extra effort was made to make the little ones feel welcome at the primarily business-oriented hotel. Aimed at up-market business types, there are not many entertainment options built in for young children.
Extensive conference space is available at the hotel and it is popular with trade conventions. Most who reviewed the hotel were staying there for business and recommended it to other business travelers or to couples looking for a downtown getaway. Several commented on the amazing views. The Renaissance St. Louis Grand & Suites height and central downtown location means that the river, Archway, downtown and greater St. Louis all are viewable from different rooms at the hotel. To request a specific view, call the front desk.
Rooms are well-appointed, with appropriate work spaces and flat screen tvs. Bathrooms have modern furnishings; some women noted a lack of counter space in the bathroom. Many travelers of all types complained about an internet charge, but this seems to be the norm for the downtown hotels. Valet parking is available as well as car service. Shuttles to and from the airport can also be arranged by talking with the concierge.