Like any large city, St. Louis has a host of hotels. When you are looking for the best budget-friendly hotels in St. Louis, consider not only room cost per night, but also consider the perks like free breakfast, free evening snacks, free wi-fi, cleanliness, service, access to public transportation and location. These five best budget-friendly St. Louis-area hotels offer free breakfast, excellent service, clean, spacious rooms, close proximity to the St. Louis city, public transportation and more.
Pear Tree Inn Union Station
2211 Market St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
If you are coming to St. Louis to enjoy the city, the Pear Tree Inn Union Station is a great deal. The hotel is within walking distance of Union Station, Busch Stadium, City Museum, the Gateway Arch, City Garden and Metro Link Union Station, in case you want to visit the St. Louis Zoo or St. Louis Science Center. The Drury Plaza amenities include a free hot buffet-style breakfast, free beer, wine, mixed drinks at 5:30 p.m. daily, free wireless internet, free local calls and free premium channels on the flat-panel televisions in each room. In addition, there is a 24-hour workout room, indoor pool, whirlpool, free coffee and soft drinks available in the lobby.
1970 Craig Road
St. Louis, MO 63146
Days Inn at Westport is clean, secure and just 11 miles from downtown St. Louis. Located off Page (Highway 364), the hotel is two minutes from highway 270. Once on Highway 270 north, highway 70 east is only five minutes away. The Days Inn is off the beaten path in a country setting offering privacy and tree-lined streets for lazy strolls. The hotel offers free hot buffet-style breakfast, an outdoor pool, 24-hour workout room and free wi-fi. The rooms are spacious and graciously decorated and the outdoor pool is in the back of the Days Inn, surrounded by beautiful landscape.
Hampton Inn St. Louis-Airport
10820 Pear Tree Lane
St. Louis, MO 63074
Located near St. Louis Lambert airport off highway 70, Hampton Inn is only 15 miles from the Gateway Arch. Hampton Inn offers free breakfast, free parking, an outdoor pool, workout room and free shuttle service to and from Lambert St. Louis Airport. At the airport, you can ride safely ride the St. Louis Metro Link to access all the great attractions downtown has to offer. The rooms are clean and spacious. Parents will appreciate the free beverage bar in the lobby, and the free cribs and high chairs to make kids comfortable.
Comfort Inn & Suites
7133 Douglas Palmer Place
Hazelwood, MO 63042
Comfort Inn & Suites in northwest St. Louis County is 17.5 miles from the Gateway Arch. The conveniently located hotel is only three minutes from highway 70 and one minute from highway 270, yet offers a quiet location far enough from the main traffic to feel like you are in the country. The hotel provides free hot buffet-style breakfast, heated indoor pool, 24-hour fitness room, free wi-fi and refrigerators in each room. The large rooms are spacious and well maintained and there is ample on-site parking
Garden Plaza St. Louis West
4341 Veterans Memorial Parkway
St. Peters, MO 63376
Stay west of St. Louis and save. Garden Plaza Hotel is 27 miles from St. Louis Gateway Arch, and is a straight and easy commute on Highway 70. The hotel offers clean and spacious guest rooms, free cold breakfast, an indoor/outdoor pool, arcade, free wi-fi and a workout room. In addition to the St. Louis city attractions, Garden Plaza Hotel is close to Ameristar Casino, several Missouri wineries and the charming historic downtown St. Charles shopping and restaurant district. Garden Plaza Hotel also offers travelers discounts and packages.
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