On my road trip from SF to NY, I decided to add a little luxury and stay in the Four Seasons in St. Louis, I wanted to see the Mississippi and also the Arch from the hotel… its the winter so I wanted to enjoy the view from the inside of a nice hotel.
The Mississippi is also where the country divides East and West so, before I crossed over from the West to the East side, I though I would give myself a treat. The hotel is in the same complex as a rather nice casino with good food options and next to a small historic district with nice restaurants and bars.
Never slept in a Four Seasons so I wanted to see what all the hype was about. The hotel entrance is a drive way. There is a entry floor and then a ‘sky lobby’ on a higher floor. Check in is right next to the entrance.
The hallway to the elevators
The marble work on the walls show how much was invested in the interior.
Reflection as I wait for the elevator.
The elevator was modern and spotless.
The sky lobby is on the 8th floor. With the spa and gym on the lower floors.
The sky lobby has glass wall windows.
Also the main restaurant.
The first view of the Arch and the Mississippi River.
The fire place in the sky lobby.
And a selfie.
The stairs lead to the spa, gym and pools.
Another view of the river.
Now off to my room…
Keys are needed to go further.
I get a corner room, it seem vast from here, on the left are two closets and to the right the bathroom.
Looking from the bathroom to the closet area.
Panorama view of the bathroom, spacious, marble and clean towels are just right. Nothing over the top but perfectly set up.
Good amenities help a lot…
Then I look out of the view. The ice on the river moves slowly.
The bed is simple, comfortable and not over the top.
Panorama of the room.
The mirror makes the room really bright.
Then the mini bar…
The desk, I say this always.. but hotel desks are very important to me…
A unique factory…
I decided to go see the Arch up close. The halls are simple…
I get some tips…
They ask me to wait for a second.
They ask me to go to the driveway.
And the hotel car is ready for me to drop me off. I have to find my own way back.
Car service is always nice.
The Arch. I decided not to go up as the weather is not so good.
I walked back to the hotel… a 10 min walk…
I warm up by the fire place again.
The heated pool and hot tub are open even in January!
There was no one there, and also I did not use it but its nice to know its an option.
So I go to the gym…
The gym is large for a hotel gym.
I was craving Asian food, so I went to the casino to eat. It was good and not time for bed…
One last view of the Arch…
Up before sunrise… now time for room service.
I love room service.
After breakfast I check out on head out to Ohio… The hotel was a great experience, the room and hotel’s public areas look simple, but the service, layout, design and upkeep of the hotel make it above the rest. It was a great stay for day before I cross the Mississippi and onward to the East Coast.