Central downtown location close to Citygarden and the Arch
Clean rooms with classic decor
Rooms have bathrobes, coffeemakers, and iPod docks
Historic pub serving breakfast, lunch and dinner
Elegant lobby area with plush seating and a piano
Free fitness center and business center
A few function rooms for meetings and weddings
Free use of the hotel shuttle within a 3-mile radius
Free newspaper delivery
Valet parking and porter service
Some rooms have dated tube TVs
Fees for parking and Wi-Fi
No pool on-site
This historic hotel in downtown St. Louis, built in 1913, is traditionally elegant, with decor that incorporates original Italian marble and mahogany wood. It has 91 spacious rooms and suites. Rooms have classic (if slightly bland decor) and come with bathrobes, coffeemakers, and iPod docks. The on-site restaurant and bar serves basic American pub fare, and the location is central to many restaurants and top sights in the area; guests can walk or take advantage of the free shuttle for stops within a three-mile radius. Meeting rooms, free newspapers, and a small fitness center appeal to regular business guests, but there are daily fees for valet parking and Wi-Fi.
A quiet boutique hotel with a touch of old-world appeal
The Hotel Majestic in St. Louis has remained true to the building's storied past. This is first apparent upon arrival when guests get a glimpse of the elegant facade.
There are a few parking spots in front of the entrance, but it is easiest to use valet parking (with in and out privileges) or to self-park at one of the nearby lots (the doorman can provide directions). Porter service is available.
The antique front desk offers sit-down service rather than a traditional check-in. Two brass elevators playing Jazz music transport guests to their rooms.
The lobby is decorated with plush seating areas, Persian rugs, and a baby grand piano. Business travelers are found having meetings here or in the attached Mahogany Grille -- a popular place for nightly happy hours, often frequented by locals who work nearby. The hotel receives a steady flow of clientele from nearby corporations (an AT&T branch is across the street).
A downtown location walking distance to Busch Stadium and the Arch
The Hotel Majestic is in the heart of downtown and offers easy access to corporate offices and tourist attractions in the area. The St. Louis Arch, Busch Stadium, Citygarden, and Laclede's Landing are all within a short drive. Union Station -- once the world's largest train station and now home to dozens of shops and eateries -- can be reached by foot.
St. Louis is a thriving Midwestern city, perhaps best known for the Gateway Arch -- the Gateway to the West. St. Louis has plenty of historic character, which can be experienced by visiting the city's distinct neighborhoods. These areas are quite spread out, and most people will find they need a car while visiting. However, the hotel does offer a free shuttle service for drop-offs within a three-mile radius.
13-minute walk to Union Station
6-minute drive or 18-minute walk to Laclede's Landing
7-minute drive or 17-minute walk to the Gateway Arch
9-minute drive to Fox Theatre
9-minute drive to Anheuser Busch Brewery
10-minute drive to the St. Louis Contemporary Art Museum
10-minute drive to the St. Louis Science Center
13-minute drive to Forest Park (home of the St. Louis Zoo, amphitheatre, museums, and activities)
15-minute drive Washington University campus
17-minute drive to downtown Clayton
21-minute drive to Lambert St. Louis International Airport
The Hotel Majestic has just 91 rooms and suites. The decor is classic, if a little bland -- white duvets, wood furniture, and long red drapes. All rooms have sitting areas with at least two chairs, bathrobes, coffeemakers, and iPod docks; some have flat-screen TVs while others have dated tube TVs.
The Premier King rooms offer sofa beds for families. The Ambassador and Presidential Suites have spacious bedrooms and sitting areas separated by French doors, as well as flat-screen TVs, whirlpool tubs, two bathrooms (one full and one half), and two private entrances.
Small fitness center with cardio machines but no weights
Located on the lower level of the hotel is a small fitness center, available free for guests. It's a clean space decorated with wood floors and floor-to-ceiling mirrors, which help make the space feel larger than it is. There are a few Precor cardio machines, but no weights. Towels, a scale, and cold water infused with lemon are provided.
Portable treadmills are available in rooms upon request. The front desk can also provide a Fit Kit, along with jogging and walking paths in the area.
Casual pub fare on-site, and gourmet options in the vicinity
The casual Mahogany Grille, located next to the lobby, serves an American-style menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. As its name suggests, the entire space is decorated with beautiful dark wood, as well as hand-painted murals. Look closely for historic touches, such as the large built-in clock on the corner of the bar. During the day, street-side windows bring in natural light and the restaurant caters to a business crowd. At night, the ambiance becomes a bit cozier with low lighting. Room service is also available.
The restaurant scene in downtown St. Louis has grown steadily over the decades and hotel staff can offer recommendations. A steakhouse, a French bistro, and Asian, pasta, and seafood restaurants are within walking distance of the hotel.
A classic selection available on-site, and more bars in the area
This boutique hotel offers one bar -- belonging to the restaurant -- serving a range of beer, wine, and cocktails, as well as non-alcoholic drinks. Guests can pull up a stool along the long mahogany wood bar, or plunk down at one of the wood tables overlooking the street. Due to its location close to downtown businesses, it receives a good crowd during the week for happy hour specials. Guests may also order drinks through room service.
The surrounding area offers more bars and nightlife, which can be recommended by the concierge. For instance, Laclede's Landing, which is close to the hotel, has a number of options for drinks, live music, and dancing.
A few distinct meeting room options in elegant surroundings
The historic building does not have the large function rooms found at some newer hotels in the area, but there are a few on-site options for private events. These rooms have traditional decor and contain some historic touches. Audio/visual services can be arranged, and high-speed Internet access is available for an extra fee.
The Majestic Suite offers two connecting rooms totaling 1,450 square feet, which can be used separately or together
The Executive Boardroom has 10 oversized chairs and a flat-screen TV.
The Mahogany Grille restaurant on the main floor can be reserved for private events for up to 110 people.
The lobby offers plush seating areas for small, casual meetings.
Small business center for Internet and print services
A romantic setting for small wedding parties and bridal events
The hotel's historic character makes it an appealing pick for wedding events such as receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, and brunches. There is banquet space on the lower level for more traditional events, or guests can reserve the Mahogany Grille restaurant, a beautiful space decorated in dark wood with windows looking out onto downtown St. Louis.