The Most Romantic Hotels to Book in St Louis, Missouri

Up the romance factor in St Louis by booking a room with a view of the Gateway Arch
Up the romance factor in St Louis by booking a room with a view of the Gateway Arch | © Sean Pavone / Alamy Stock Photo
Lynn Houghton

In the early 20th century, St Louis, Missouri, became known worldwide, hosting the 1904 World’s Fair and the Summer Olympics. The city combines eastern US energy with the relaxed grandeur of the South, represented by the Mississippi River and the Gateway Arch. These two cultures create the perfect place for a romantic break, with plenty of atmospheric hotels. Here’s our pick of the best romantic hotels in St Louis – bookable with Culture Trip.

1. The Ritz-Carlton

Hotel

Covered outdoor terrace with ivy and cozy lighting at the Ritz Carlton, St Louis
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Scenic walks around Forest Park, home to the St Louis Zoo and the St Louis Art Museum, will keep any active couple happily engaged for hours, if not days. So, the nearby Ritz-Carlton is ideally placed for walks followed by exceptional dining experiences. The Bristol Seafood Grill in nearby Creve Coeur has an oyster bar and an impressive wine cellar for that special night out.

2. The Four Seasons Hotel

Chain Hotel, Hotel

Outdoor pool surrounded by green and white sun loungers and overlooking a bridge at the Four Seasons Hotel, St Louis
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What’s more inspiring than having the soaring Gateway Arch as the backdrop of your stay in St Louis? At 630ft (192m), it’s the tallest monument in the US and dominates the view from any of the Four Seasons’ arch-view rooms. This luxury hotel is in an excellent location for a couple’s getaway and features a rooftop pool overlooking the Mississippi River.

3. Fleur-de-Lys Mansion

Bed and Breakfast

Red brick exterior of Fleur De Lys Mansion with a fountain in the front yard and framed by leafy green trees
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The opulent architecture of this 19th-century mansion is irresistible. It’ll draw you in with its luxury and grandeur – its grounds are bursting with spectacular gardens. The five fully appointed, elegant rooms hark back to the past, while the signature made-from-scratch breakfast is a hearty affair, with fruit, pastries, or a yogurt parfait served alongside eggs, bacon, or sausage and potatoes. Add a bottle of champagne or wine and fruit, cheese, and crackers to your room on arrival.

4. Lodge at Grant’s Trail

Bed and Breakfast

Dimly-lit wooden exterior of the Lodge at Grant’s Trail at night
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Elegant yet rustic and intimate describes this accommodation, comprising nine distinctive rooms. Sam and Jan Orlando opened their lodge to guests in 2000, describing it as “an expression of our desire to create a warm and romantic place to relax and unwind from life’s daily grind.” As it’s just a 15-minute drive from the Hill, the city’s Italian-American neighborhood, a romantic getaway here puts you within easy reach of a fine meal at one of the Italian restaurants in the area.

5. The Cheshire

Hotel

Simple bedroom with a double bed, a cream armchair, a writing desk, hardwood floors and patio access at the Cheshire
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In the charming neighborhood of Clayton, this boutique hotel offers a romantic getaway with every modern convenience you could want, including a pool, excellent gym facilities, and a giant outdoor chessboard. Treat yourself to a novelty suite stay, which embraces the spirit of British literature. The Fox and Hounds Tavern serves delicious traditional meals or just a pint if you fancy it, while Basso delivers tasty Italian cuisine. Both are on site.

6. Angad Arts Hotel

Hotel

Bedroom with an in-room tub, green art behind the white bed frame, a green accent wall, dark green velvet curtains and other green accents at Angad Arts Hotel
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Imagine booking the color of your room based on how you want to feel when you’re inside. It’s just one of the quirky selling points of the Angad Arts Hotel, which embraces visual and performing arts, fashion, literature, and gastronomy under one roof. This hotel offers an entirely new experience and is right in the center of St Louis’s Grand Center Arts District. Its sumptuous rooms provide a relaxing cocoon for that perfect romantic weekend city break.

7. Seven Gables Inn

Independent Hotel, Inn

Modern spacious bedroom with a large double bed, hardwood floors, dark navy velvet chairs, a wooden coffee table, a writing desk and a wooden dresser at The Seven Gables Inn
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This historic, diminutive hotel has quintessential old-world charm and has been lovingly restored to a high standard. Its 32 rooms will delight you and your partner with luxury. This environmentally responsible property uses recycled carpet, reclaimed wood, LED lighting, and more, fulfilling the owners’ mission to keep the planet in mind.

8. The Last Hotel STL

Chain Hotel, Hotel

Rooftop pool and a checkered marble floor at dusk at the Last Hotel
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The Last Hotel STL sits inside the International Shoe Company Building, a former factory dating back to 1909, and is undoubtedly one of the most romantic hotels in St Louis. In each hotel room, you’ll find unique details such as hand-stitched designs and original barrel ceilings. Also, it’s within easy access of top attractions in the city, including the Citygarden Sculpture Park, the Gateway Arch, and the Mississippi Riverfront. After a day of exploring, relax and unwind at the blissful rooftop pool and bar.

9. St Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton

Chain Hotel, Hotel

Night-shot of the grand exterior of the St Louis Union Station Hotel with a ferris wheel in the background
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If historic properties light your flame, the St Louis Union Station Hotel is the place for a weekend liaison, and don’t miss the 3D light show with a dramatic fire feature and a 100ft (30m) waterfall. The station opened in 1894 and has been serving the public ever since. Try out the Train Shed Restaurant for cocktails, or have whatever you like delivered to your room. After all, a weekend break is a time to indulge in something special.

10. Lehmann House Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast

Simple cozy bedroom with yellow walls, a double bed and a rocking chair at the Lehmann House Bed and Breakfast
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The Lehmann House Bed and Breakfast, built in the prestigious Lafayette Square in 1893, is a gorgeous 20-bedroom mansion. It was created for a wealthy financier and developer, but its second owners, lawyer Frederick Lehmann and his wife Nora, were the most notable. The warm welcome and hospitality of the current caretakers, along with the sumptuous home-cooked breakfasts and ideal city location, make it the perfect spot for an atmospheric – and romantic – weekend.

For more options, see where to stay in St Louis. Bringing your furry friend? Discover our guide to the best pet-friendly hotels in St Louis and book now on Culture Trip.

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