union 30 restaurant at hotel saint louis photo by j. corbett for hotel saint louis

5 St. Louis hotels perfect for a stay-cation

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If your travel plans went out the window when Covid hit, we know the feeling. If you’d still like to do something fun this fall without leaving the area, these hotels have some spectacular amenities and excellent on-site restaurants to help you make the most of 2020.

Hotel Saint Louis
If you need an escape from daily life (don’t we all), Hotel Saint Louis is the perfect place for a “stay-cation.” The elegant restaurant, Union 30, features innovative takes on favorite local comfort food, with Form Skybar serving plenty of eclectic small plates and craft cocktails, stunning views of the St. Louis skyline, and a heated rooftop pool. You’ll love this historic venue, which is also the first Marriott Autograph Collection hotel in St. Louis. With over 50 suites – most with balconies – and a full-service luxury spa and salon, this hotel is a destination like no other.
705 Olive St., St. Louis, 844.979.1032, hotelsaintlouis.com

Porter’s Steakhouse at Doubletree Hotel Collinsville
From the warm, sophisticated interior to the seasonally focused menu, Porter’s Steakhouse is anything but typical. Approachable and relaxed, this restaurant is focused on delivering an exceptional dining experience perfect for an evening out or your holiday parties, with private and semi-private rooms available for groups. Porter’s has been voted consistently by Open Table as one of the best steakhouses in America, and the menu caters to everyone in your group, with everything from dry-aged steaks and fresh seafood to robust salads and flavorful soups.
1000 Eastport Plaza Drive, Collinsville, 618.345.2400, porterscollinsville.com

Seven Gables Inn
With its Tudor-style architecture and European bed and breakfast vibe, going to the newly renovated Seven Gables Inn is like visiting Europe without a passport. This hidden oasis in Clayton was built in 1926 and has a gorgeous courtyard reminiscent of the English countryside. The restaurant, Seven, features a delectable new seasonal menu, with items like tuna tartare, soups and salads, sandwiches, burgers, steaks and more. Just recently, Sunday brunch is being offered again featuring one of the best “loaded” bloody marys in town, along with plenty of delicious breakfast foods like a creole slider, big Texas french toast, frittata, salmon lox BLT and more.
26 N. Meramec Ave., Clayton, 314.863.8400, sevengablesinn.com

The Grand Hall at St. Louis Union Station Hotel-Curio Collection by Hilton
The historical romance of travel and dining is thriving in The Grand Hall at Union Station. The majestic design of the space is unique to St. Louis. Once the busiest rail station in the world, the 60-foot bar serves up railroad-themed cocktails, local craft brews and delicious small plates. Often busy with weddings and celebrations, check ahead to ensure they are open for your arrival. Be sure to glance up at the vaulted ceilings for their nightly award-winning light shows, which they have 15 different vignettes and counting.
1820 Market St., St. Louis, 314.621.5262, stlouisunionstation.com

Three Sixty at Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
Three Sixty Rooftop Bar & Restaurant continues to impress visitors to the city and locals alike with its panoramic views and award-winning cocktails and food. Currently featuring holiday-themed cocktails in a festive environment ideal for the holidays, this hip restaurant atop the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark finds itself on a lot of social feeds. The staff is working hard to provide a safe place for small gatherings of social and business parties. With the unparalleled views of downtown St. Louis, this spot needs to be on everyone’s list.
1 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314.241.8439, 360-stl.com