The Best Hotels to Book Near the Gateway Arch, St Louis

The Gateway Arch is the most recognizable landmark in St Louis, Missouri
The Gateway Arch is the most recognizable landmark in St Louis, Missouri | © Sean Pavone / Alamy Stock Photo
Anna Kambourakis

As the most recognizable landmark in St Louis, Missouri, the Gateway Arch was built to commemorate Thomas Jefferson’s vision for the transcontinental connection of the eastern and western United States. Book a great stay nearby with Culture Trip.

St Louis is a lively Midwestern city that attracts visitors to its many sports games, historical sites and cultural events. There are many accommodation options for your stay in the Gateway City – from art-themed hotels to renovated factories. These are some of our favorite places to stay for a truly unique experience in the city.

1. Magnolia Hotel St Louis, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

Chain Hotel

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The Magnolia Hotel is an iconic place to stay in St Louis. Entering the lobby, you’re greeted with extravagant chandeliers, beautiful stained-glass windows and the friendliest staff. It was here where Hollywood movie star Cary Grant asked the hotel staff to leave chocolates on the pillow for his lover, hence the tradition in upscale hotels. The rooms at the Magnolia Hotel are classically elegant with white-tufted headboards, luxurious bedding and comfortable seating. Book the Cary Grant suite for a more dramatic stay.

2. Angad Arts Hotel


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Turn up your creative side at the Angad Arts Hotel – a unique boutique hotel and art space. Choose your art-filled room based on how you want to feel during your stay – red rooms are for feeling empowered, yellow rooms for feeling curious, blue rooms to feel free and green rooms to feel rejuvenated. Also, visit the rooftop for cocktails at the Art Bar – it hosts a boozy Sunday brunch, too.

3. The Westin St Louis

Chain Hotel

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In the heart of St Louis, the Westin hotel focuses on wellness and relaxation. The “Sleep well, move well, eat well” model ensures you’ll be feeling your best during your stay here. The rooms are modernly designed, with dark wood and calming blue and gray hues, comfortable beds and large spa-like bathrooms with oversize tubs. Get your heart rate up in its state-of-the-art fitness center, and then nourish your body in its on-site restaurant, which offers many healthy options.

4. The Last Hotel

Chain Hotel, Hotel

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Sitting inside a converted shoe factory, the Last Hotel seeks to embody all there is to love about St Louis. The rooms are carefully designed to honor the past and present, with hand-stitched leather couches and benches, locally sourced artwork and original hardwood flooring. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, while the lobby and common areas have remarkable architectural details that are a mix of art deco and neoclassical design. Do not miss the rooftop pool and bar with seriously spectacular views and some delicious cocktails.

5. Hotel Indigo St Louis – Downtown

Boutique Hotel, Chain Hotel

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Just steps from the Gateway Arch, Hotel Indigo is a great option for discovering St Louis. This trendy hotel is perfect for savvy travelers who want well-designed rooms with flexible workspaces, comfortable beds and convenient amenities. The historic building is within walking distance of the Federal Reserve, and the interior design reflects that in a whimsical way. The hotel offers tasty food and drinks at the rooftop bar, while the friendly staff members are happy to provide recommendations throughout the city.

6. Embassy Suites by Hilton St Louis Downtown

Chain Hotel, Hotel

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For travelers concerned with their carbon footprint, have a green stay at the Embassy Suites. The property is LEED-certified, meaning it complies with many earth-healthy requirements, such as water efficiency, reductions in waste and greenhouse gases and overall commitment to environmental stewardship. The spacious two-room suites with seating areas and dining tables are great for families. The complimentary breakfast and evening reception are extra touches that make for a great hotel experience.

7. Hyatt Regency St Louis at the Arch

Chain Hotel, Hotel

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With a direct view of the Gateway Arch and the Mississippi River, this Hyatt Regency is in the best location for visitors who want to explore St Louis on foot. The hotel is massive with nearly 1,000 rooms – perfect for corporate events, conferences and family reunions. The rooms are very stylish, with modern furniture and brightly colored accents. For added convenience, there’s a coffee shop, a sports bar, a steakhouse and a farm-to-table restaurant – all within the hotel.

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