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About our Hotel

Location: Suburban

  • Location: Suburban
  • Closest City: ST LOUIS
  • Distance From Hotel: 4.5MI
  • Local time zone: GMT-05:00

Check In: 3:00 PM Check Out: 11:00 AM

  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 11:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age: 21
  • Late checkout available

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  • Number of Rooms:7
  • Parking
  • Service Animals Allowed



  1. English
  2. Spanish

Pet Policy

Pet Policy

Pets welcome. 25USD non refundable cleaning fee and 75USD refundable deposit if no damages or noise complaints.



  • Number of parking spaces:150
  • Car Parking Available
  • Complimentary Outdoor parking lot.


Standard Internet Service

Standard Internet service is free for all guests
Wireless Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas



  • Hotel renovated inFebruary 01, 2011
  • Total number of rooms:119
  • Total number of rooms with only one bed:81
  • Total number of rooms with only double beds:38
  • Total number of non-smoking rooms:119
  • Total number of rooms for the physically challenged:7
  • Interior corridor
  • Total number of floors:7
  • FEMA Property Number:MO0645

A perfect location the Holiday Inn Forest Park St. Louis is ideally located next to Forest Park and the St. Louis Zoo. The hotel now boasts a completion of a multi million dollar renovation, featuring stylish new guest rooms, flat screen HDTVs, contemporary lobby, and modern restaurant and bar.

On vacation and looking for hotels near St. Louis and Forest Park; look no further. We're just minutes from the St. Louis Zoo, where you can enjoy an entire day of activities for free. Other nearby
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A perfect location the Holiday Inn Forest Park St. Louis is ideally located next to Forest Park and the St. Louis Zoo. The hotel now boasts a completion of a multi million dollar renovation, featuring stylish new guest rooms, flat screen HDTVs, contemporary lobby, and modern restaurant and bar.

On vacation and looking for hotels near St. Louis and Forest Park; look no further. We're just minutes from the St. Louis Zoo, where you can enjoy an entire day of activities for free. Other nearby attractions include the Science Center, Busch Stadium, Missouri Botanical Gardens, Busch Stadium, Grants Farm, History and Art Museum.

If business brings you to the Forest Park/St. Louis area, our hotel's location and convenient amenities are designed for you. We're minutes from Clayton Business district and downtown St. Louis.

Whether a business trip or vacation brings you to St. Louis, Missouri, our hotel's free high-speed wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Start your day with an affordable breakfast in The Forest Park Cafe. Later, burn calories in the Fitness Center, or swim laps in the outdoor oversized swimming pool. If you're looking for an accommodating stay in St. Louis, our hotel's staff offers quality service and a name you can trust.

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The renovated Holiday Inn Forest Park from 2011 features a spectacular location next to the famous 'The Hill' neighborhood , minutes from Forest Park & Saint Louis Zoo, and a convenient drive to St. Louis Downtown for a Cardinals, Blues, or Rams game. Enjoy a relaxing night with our special Zoo or Romance Packages with complimentary WiFi and self-parking for all.

Guest Reviews

Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 492 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best hotel in Clayton MO!! I travel several times a year to MO to visit my elderly Mother who is in a Senior Center nearby. I've stayed at two other hotels in Clayton, and they did not compare, by far, to this wonderful, intimate hotel! The staff were beyond courteous, the food amazing, and the room was exceptional! I'd highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a place to stay in Clayton........you will not be disappointed! April 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by a great place to stay this is my 2nd stay at this hotel and this stay was 100% better than the last one. I was highly impressed with the staff on this visit and the care that my family received. Our room was nice and quiet and clean. We will be back soon!!! April 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Service We always stay here when in St. Louis (at least 4 or 5 times per year). The location is ideal and the rooms are comfortable but what makes the stay most pleasant is the hostess Janice at the front desk. She is polite, patient, helpful and always greets the guests with a smile. We now look forward to seeing her on our visits. April 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wonderful staff! A great value with the friendliest staff. The included breakfast was very good. The owner greeted us at breakfast. The staff mirrors his kind and gracious persona. April 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Overall fantastic The staff was extremely nice and accommodating. We used the shuttle to Washington University and that was very convenient. The rooms were nice and quiet and the beds very comfortable. The breakfast was top-notch. We will definitely stay there again if we are in St. Louis. April 21, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Dirty room & broken lock Our room's floor and bathroom were very dirty, containing prior occupants hair. Clearly was not vacuumed! Also, our room door lock broke, leaving the room completely open to the public. We brought these issues up to the front desk staff, and the maintenance man explained that if you hold down the door lock, it actually locks the door OPEN....in my opinion, there should be no such option! Luckily, none of our valuables were stolen. Although the hotel had a great deal, I don't think I'd stay there again for the above reasons April 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A wonderful Time THe staff was more than friendly. They understand serving and making the guest comfortable. The beds were very comfortable and the restuarant was very good with a dynamic breakfast buffet. Shuttle to the airport was great and overall had a wonderful experience April 16, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DJ HIP HOP Convention The weekend of of our visit coincided with some sort of HIP HOP Rap DJ Convention for 100' s of wanna be stars. A salesperson of MEN's Belts and/or suspenders could have made a bunch of $$$$ during this event, as 99% of the participants forgot their belts and must have left them at home. At 4:00 am in the morning female guests of this predominately male crowd, decided to have a "woman-fest" argument in the hallway outside our room for 30 + minutes. SO.... check what conventions are in this Crowne Plaza hotel before you book here..Very nice pool! April 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great staff, comfortable and quiet room We spent a weekend at the Crowne Plaza where our niece's wedding reception was held. The staff was friendly, helpful, and accommodating. The shuttle was great--we were able to arrange a trip to the zoo for ten of us via the shuttle. Also shuttled some of us to and from the airport and to and from the nearby wedding. My husband and I were pleasantly surprised to be upgraded from a regular King room to a King suite. The bed was very comfortable, and the room was quiet. Free weekend parking and a varied and delicious breakfast buffet were included. The staff was very accommodating in seating our large group together at breakfast. The only inconvenience we experienced was that one of the elevators was not working, which resulted in "elevator traffic congestion" at times; we were told that elevator will be replaced. Bars, restaurants, and shops are located within walking distance. All in all, a great place to enjoy the weekend. April 16, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by nice but old nice but old. the staff is very nice but the general impression is of a very used place. April 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great Stay I stay there often on business. When Crown Plaza was under Priority Point, even though I my job was paying for my stay, I still received my points. I just stayed there for two and a half weeks and under this new points program, IHG, did not receive any points. A little disappointed about that.... April 2, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by comfortable bed, poor front desk service! We stayed 2 nights. Each day, the front desk staff were rude and unfriendly. Our room was somewhat dirty. Bed was comfortable and got a good quiet sleep. The one of the 2 elevators was not working the second day, which caused a long and inconvient wait, but the bell man was very nice under his circumstances. April 1, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Great staff, Lousy Customers Could hear the TV from a neighboring customers all night long I dunno with it being perfectly quiet I could understand every word of the television show. It was blaring all night long. Shouldn't have to complain to the front desk. I checked out early, as the business I was doing was finished and didn't see any reason to stay another night. The staff was great. March 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A great place to stay We were visiting St. Louis for the first time and was pleasantly surprised with this hotel. The staff was very pleasant, the rooms were clean,,,,really liked the laminate floors as opposed to carpet, the beds were very comfortable and the breakfast buffet was the best. Would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone. March 24, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 Thanks for calling On the week of March 3 I stayed at the facility. After leaving, I phoned and spoke with the front desk regarding my iPad iPhone charger which I'd left plugged into the wall socket by a chair. The front desk suggested I call the next day and speak with the house keeping staff. I did as suggested and instructed the young lady to its precise location. She returned my call by stating that it was indeed precisely where I'd said, and that she had it in her procession. She then told me that she'd have it mailed to my home to which I responded there'd be no need as I was returning in two weeks to simply hold it. She muffled the phone and returned stating that would be fine. Upon return, I asked the front desk for the item, to which I was greeted with fumbling babble. After a series of calls and excuses I elected to return to my room in utter disbelief. The next day there was a message on the phone from housekeeping stating that they were unable to locate the charger. I honestly travel 50 weeks a year and don't remember feeling so violated over something so small! My feelings were exasurbaited by the sentiment of the young lady at the desk exhibiting a flippant attitude toward my loss. I believe it will be easier to find an alternative location and chain to stay within. I appreciate your taking the time to review this letter. Jim March 24, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Room was good, but front desk experience was far from satisfactory The front desk experience was far from satisfactory. In spite for making early requests (on day of arrival) they gave blunt no for extension of one hour for check out time and unfortunately I had to miss my important webex session. Each time i was assured i would be given extension however on the day of departure they said no by giving excuse that they were over the percentage of extensions!!! seriously.. what does that even mean. Even the hotel manager was most unhelpful March 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable bed and large rooms with large TV's I did a retreat at the Crowne Plaza for my quadruplet grandson's for their confirmation. I couldn't get a conference room as they were all taken, so we had it in the room. My stay and retreat were incredible the service, food and rooms were wonderful. We had adjourning rooms that was perfect. The large TV's with HD entertained the boys the swimming pool was great and all the small restaurants to chose from was helpful.. I was very pleased the rooms were large, clean and accommodating. Parking was easy and staff so friendly and we loved the big beds. I will stay their again.. March 19, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Old property charm but all room amenities did not operate I enjoyed my stay at the Crown Plaza Clayton St.Louis. The property still looks good and has old building charm. The purpose of our visit was my 4th wedding anniversary. We leased a suit with a jacuzzi because my wife loves jacuzzies. However, the jacuzzi did not work. The hotel was very apologetic and did not charge us for the stay. This was great but the malfunctioning equipment took some of the fun out of our evening. The complimentary breakfast buffet was the best I have had. I hope I still get my IHG reward points because the problem that occurred was not the customer's problem. March 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wonderful staff, great breakfast, comfortable room We spent three nights and enjoyed every minute of the time. From manager (Jerry) down to the maids, everyone was welcoming, friendly, and caring. I feel like we have made good friends there. The breakfast was grand - the room was clean and comfortable. You could not ask for more from a hotel. March 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dining Facility The current dining area does not give the appearance of cleanliness. The menu selections are too limited.This dining area doesnot look like it apart of the hotel. It is crying for help. March 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mounds of hospitality Everyone was above and beyond accommodating. From the cleaning people to the kitchen staff to the front desk. Even the hotel owner stopped at tables during breakfast and asked how our stay was going. Never had such a great hotel experience March 4, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by great staycation!!! Me n my husband reserved a room to celebrate valentines day, and tge staff from reservations to the desk clerk was awsome. The bed eas comfortable and the next morning we enjoyed a complimentry breakfast buffet and we were able to afford it on a budget. The only complaint is the sauna didnt get hot February 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great I had an excellent stay at Crowne Plaza, it was close to eateries and shops. My only complaint would be there are no drugstores such as Walgreen's to purchase toiletries or OTC medicines. In addition, I am not sure if I didn't investigate well enough but I did not locate a way to enter the grill without going outside. Thank you for my excellent stay if my son decides to go to college at Fontbonne I will come again! February 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great staff, great internet The staff were very nice and polite. The bed was huge and awesome. and the internet had no connectivity issues and was fast, helpful for continuing to do work once i got back to my room. February 24, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Too Noisy Room was very nice and hotel lobby and breakfast were great. Unfortunately the walls were paper thin and we had a very noisy family with kids next to us, who were up yelling every morning at 6:30. To top it off, there is a ballroom on the 7th floor (we were on the 5th) and you could hear every song the band played. They played until 11:00 on Saturday night. The desk had originally told us they were done at 10:00. I call back at 10:30 and the poor clerk had no idea what to do. Her records said 10:00, and she was getting all kinds of complaints. I'm not sure why a hotel would have a ballroom on the 7th floor. Seems like money would me made on the hotel more than on banquets. Unfortunate about the noise, because this could be a very nice place to stay. February 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love the Staff The staff has always been great. I have stayed a number of times at this location and will continue to do so. I did experience something I never have with any other staff member The evening food and beverage manager was short and rude with the staff in front of customers and personally rude to me. This is a the exception here not the rule. I hope they correct this issue. This a nice property, great value and the staff with one person as an exception has always been wonderful and one of the main reasons I will continue to stay at this property. I would encourage anyone staying in this area to stay at this location. February 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great value!! Excellent property with superb staff. This is a great value and includes an excellent breakfast buffet. February 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable bed and Excellent service I love the location; the bed was very comfortable and the staff make it worth coming back. That said, there were two issues: 1. Shower fixtures were in dire need of replacement. The shower head was so flimsy I was afraid to move it for fear it would break. The soap dish was rusted out and the glass corner shelf slanted badly. 2. I was awakedned by a cacophony of noise near the headboard; people talking, doors slaming. But the staff is first class! February 11, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Looks Elsewhere - Trust Me. Pros: -Free garage (orange level) parking with validation -Complimentary breakfast (average quality) -Large rooms (for you in-room fitness gurus, hard floors though as an FYI) -Location is relatively nice (walking distance to several restaurants, banks) -Staff attitudes were overall courteous Cons: -Very cold rooms, turning up the heat just causes dryness with no measurable increase in warmth, possibly due to the hard flooring -No slippers, be prepared to have icy cold feet walking around (cold feet = poor sleep, or difficulty falling asleep) -Hotel looks old and worn out (like an old white shirt with those yellow stains that cannot be removed no matter what detergent you use) -Absolutely no benefits as a Platinum member. They wouldn't even give out bottles of free water (I saw stacks of 24 pack bottled waters in their back office) -Only 1 functioning vending machine for drinks and snacks on the lobby floor as the hotel does not have a convenience mart. Give the price point of this IHG hotel, you should expect much more. There are much better options in the area (Seven Gables Inn is a great example of a comfortable stay, 3 blocks away). Also, whereas I had fantastic experiences as a Hilton Gold/Diamond member, IHG Platinum Elite benefits are nowhere to be seen. There's no value in being one at all, so if you're chasing hotel stays for Elite status, please go for SPG or Hilton as they have, at least in my experience, lived up to their standards of treating their Elite members nicely. February 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great value First time staying on this location and we definitely be staying again when in the city. You will not be disappointed. February 11, 2014
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