This 300-room Ritz is located in the business district of Clayton, a suburb of St. Louis located about nine miles from downtown, which guests can easily access using the MetroLink subway system. The hotel lives up to the Ritz brand's reputation, and features crystal chandeliers, marble floors, dark woods, and rich rugs in the common areas. Rooms are classically chic, featuring balconies, comfortable beds, and bathrooms with deep soaking tubs with separate showers. There are three on-site restaurants, as well as a bakery, lively lounge, and cigar club. The massive fitness center features an indoor pool, whirlpool, steam room and sauna. But while the service and features don't disappoint, there is some wear and tear throughout this older property, particularly in some of guest room furnishings.