Where To Stay: Magnolia Hotel St. Louis

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It has been a while since our trip to St. Louis, but I couldn’t end the recaps without sharing the details on my new favorite place to sleep, Magnolia Hotel St. Louis. When I search for hotels, I look for several things, a good location and free happy hour is top on the list in most cities, and we lucked out with both, plus much more in St. Louis.

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To start off the convenience of this amazing hotel, we got off the metro and were less than a block away. We arrived pretty early and I didn’t think we would be able to check-in, which is the case most of the time. I asked if we could leave our bags behind the desk and the attendant asked for my name and told me that we could check into our room right away if we wanted- um YES! It was before 10am, how was this possible? So got our keys and headed to the room…only to stop in the lobby when my jaw dropped. This lobby was one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. The huge chandeliers, the beautiful chairs, the details of the library and the fireplace that lined the lobby, it was all breathtaking. Can I move in?

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We eventually made it up to our room and I felt like we needed to stay in the room for the rest of the day just to take advantage of the views and the size. We had a living room, separate bathroom, big bedroom, a hallway of our own, a desk and a kitchenette. I wish we could have stayed longer than one night! There were windows taking up two of the walls, and we had a partial view of the Gateway Arch and some of the city all around us. But, going back to the whole good location thing, we needed to get out and take advantage of that!

We walked out of the lobby and were a half mile away from the Gateway arch. There were arches along the sidewalk that led us all the way there, it was perfect! Later that day when we wanted to take the metro to lunch and the Forest park, we were there in just a few minutes. Wherever we needed to be, we never felt far since the hotel was in the middle of everything.

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The Magnolia Hotel St. Louis had a few different benefits when it came to free drinks and food, there was a free happy hour at the bar, free cookies and milk in the lobby in the evening, and free breakfast. This saved us money for a few things and provided the perfect snack. Cookies and milk mean a lot to us, and we even had a cookies and milk bar at our wedding, so this might have been a decision maker when it came to booking this hotel.

If you asked Dave was the highlight of this hotel was, he would absolutely say the shuttle. This was not your everyday shuttle, it was a Tesla and it drove us to the Anhauser Busch Brewery. Does it get better than that? This was something that I didn’t know about until we arrived. When we checked in the clerk told us that the Tesla was availible whenever we needed it, I wasn’t sure what he meant, we get a Tesla with check-in?! I thought this was a very cool additional aspect of the amazing hotel.

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Have you ever been to St. Louis?

  • Jasmine @makingrestorations

    I swear, we have similar ideas about travel. We are considering splurging on the magnolia for the trip we are planning there, but have found the reviews of that place to be all over the board so I wasn’t sure. Thanks for your honest review, this is so helpful to us

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      It was a BEAUTIFUL hotel and totally worth the splurge in my opinion. The location was perfect, and the higher up rooms have a nice view of the arch. I can’t wait to see what you end up doing while you are there.

  • Jen

    What a beautiful hotel! Wow!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Isn’t it so lovely! I was pleasantly surprised when we walked in.

  • http://www.myborrowedheaven.com/ Meg Taylor

    What beautiful photos and a cool hotel!! You had me at free happy hour and cookies & milk – love it!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Right! I loved the extra amenities they provided for their guests, it really was a great stay.

  • http://www.always-al.com/ Alexandra Yargeau

    So fancy!! Booze, cookies and riding in a Tesla?! Sounds like a good idea to me.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Isn’t that the perfect combination? I feel like we will never find a nicer hotel now.

  • http://www.thefreeandwildblog.com Annie

    This place is gorgeous! Ugh, definitely pinning for whenever we get to St. Louis!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Isn’t it amazing!! Everything was so beautiful.

  • http://www.ashleylamar.com/ Ashley LaMar

    That hotel is stunning! St. Louis is absolutely on my must-see list and I’m bookmarking this hotel right now. I love staying in places like that over big chains. Very, very cool.

  • http://www.dreambigandbuytheshoes.com/ Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    This place sounds like a dream hotel. Cookies, happy hour…sign me up! Totally saving this for a future trip!

  • Megan

    SO PRETTY! I about died when I saw your Insta snaps of the lobby while you were there. So incredibly beautiful. A tesla? How is that real life? Chris would have died. So glad you guys enjoyed the hotel- that can make or break a trip!

  • http://ohhey-ilikethat.com Lauren

    This hotel is AMAZING!!!! It takes my breath away! I hope I have a reason to go to St. Louis soon so that I can stay at that hotel!

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