Situated at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, the Gateway to the West welcomes guests of our St. Louis hotels with its charming neighborhoods, beautiful parks and outdoor spaces, and endless cultural pursuits. No matter which of our wonderful Holiday Inn Express® St. Louis hotels you choose, you’ll be well situated to take advantage of all the sites and experiences this city has to offer.
St. Louis – the name alone is iconic, conjuring up images of steamboats, state fairs and one of the most recognizable city skylines in the world. It’s only fitting that you kick off your St. Louis hotel stay with a visit to the famous Gateway Arch. Take the elevator to the very top, visit the Museum of Westward Expansion, or just wander around Jefferson Expansion National Memorial Park, soaking in the rich history and culture of downtown St. Louis.
Hop on the MetroLink light rail for easy access to Grand Center, St. Louis’ performing arts and museum district, or Delmar Loop, a revitalized downtown area that offers trendy shops, diverse restaurants and sidewalk cafes – perfect for people watching on a sunny St. Louis day. An eclectic mix of antique shops, boutiques, and fine art galleries make the Central West End a pleasure to explore – not to mention, the beautifully ornate Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, which boasts 83,000 sq. ft of mosaic tile!
If the weather’s nice during your visit to our St. Louis hotels, plan a day trip to Forest Park or see what’s in bloom at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Of course, any time is a good time to partake in one of the city’s major sporting events. Head to Busch Stadium to see the 2006 World Series Champion Cardinals play or grab a seat at Edward Jones Dome at the America’s Center, stomping ground of the St. Louis Rams. You’ll find that both these venues are conveniently located to the city’s central business district and convention center. And if you’re still not ready to end the night, you can easily make your way to Lumiere Place, a mega gaming and entertainment complex that boasts casinos, restaurants, bars and more!
Why wait? The city is calling is your name, and our St. Louis hotels are always ready to welcome you!