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“Great option in the Central West End”
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The Parkway Hotel
Ranked #30 of 121 Hotels in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, IL USA
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Great option in the Central West End”
Reviewed 28 March 2012

I booked this hotel through hotels.com because I was afraid that if I bid on a hotel in the CWE/Clayton area through an auction site, a four-star would be The Cheshire (which I didn't want to stay at) and a three-star would have been the Best Western on Lindell which doesn't look nice. So, I was there over the NCAA weekend of 3/23-26/12.

You can't beat the location. It's an easy walk to up Euclid through the heart of the CWE and basically just across from the east side of Forest Park. The facilities are basic and clean. Nice closet space, I wish the bed had an updated duvet instead of an outdated comforter, but all in all the space was good. I didn't use the fitness room. Breakfast was bad. Maybe there should be fresher and healthier choices instead of reheated biscuts and gravy and soggy hash brown cakes. I ate there the first morning then avoided it thereafter.

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Reviewed 28 March 2012

We've had to visit Barnes Jewish Hospital repeatedly in STL. Staying at The Parkway made these visits less painful. Staff is great, facilities are exceptional and lcation unbeatable.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Houston
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

Located next to Barnes Hospital in Saint Louis (and Washington University School of Medicine), adjacent to Central West End (good restaurants and nightlife), near to Forest Park, convenient to most things you might want to see in SL. Easy access to freeways, downtown, etc. Rooms are spacious and very well priced considering their size, ammenities and the location of the hotel. Beds are large and very comfortable with high-quality sheets. Very clean. Bathrooms could use some updating, but showers had good water pressure and instant temperature control for the water. The day I arrived the front desk staff was not particularly friendly or welcoming (but the NCAA basketball tournament was in town, maybe that had something to do with it, because I notice that other reviewers did not have the experience). Anyway, who cares, really? You see them when you check in and check out. The rest of the time what matters is the room, the price and the location. Covered parking is next door and costs $5 more. The lobby is not very stylish if you care about such things. The exercise room is adequate. One criticism is that the breakfast was akin to something you would find at a Hampton Inn somewhere on an interstate highway in the middle of nowhere. It will get you started but it is not particularly appetizing. But it is included in the price of the room, so really, it is unreasonable to expect much more. Nearby, the Chase Park Plaza is nicer (especially in the lobby) but 50-100% more expensive (and there you pay extra for a much nicer breakfast). All in all, great value.

Many of the people who stay ast this hotel are visiting family who are in the large hospital complex that is next door. It is by far the most conveniently located hotel in SL for this purpose.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Sunset Hills, Missouri
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

Was not familiar with this hotel and since it is not affiliated with a chain had no idea what to expect. The hotel was clean and the room nice, equivalent to a Sheraton or Marriott hotel. The bathroom shower (no tub) was kind of strange in that the shower curtain did not reach the bottom, therefore making the bathroom floor wet when you took a shower. However this was a minor annoyance. The location is perfect with many Central West End restaurants-bars-shops all within an easy walk. For visitors to St. Louis, unless you have specific needs to be downtown I would suggest staying here for a much livelier experience. It is next to beautiful Forest Park (zoo, museums) and the nights are exciting here as opposed to a dead downtown. Lots of nice little extras included like FREE snacks and bottled water in room and fresh baked cookies in the lobby at night.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Houston
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

Stayed at the Parkway for three days in late March 2012 while visiting Barnes Jewish Hospital. Immediately was greeted by friendly faces. Although I arrived early, they accommodated and found me a clean room. Laundry facility was adequate. Hotel fitness room was modest consisting of a few stationary bikes, ellipticals, leg press and leg curl machine and a rack of dumbbells. There is always popcorn and fresh made chocolate chip cookies. Breakfast is complimentary and very good compared to some of the other complimentary breakfasts out there. There is a free shuttle that will take you to local shopping and sights. The bed was comfortable and I would say above average. The room decor is not chic and some of the furniture looks out of place. Bathrooms are clean and spacious. There is an Applebees on the ground floor and that serves as the hotel restaurant.
What makes this place exceptional is the staff. They seem to be eager to please. That is why I give this place 5 stars.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Property: The Parkway Hotel
Address: 4550 Forest Park Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63108-2114
Region: United States > Missouri > Saint Louis
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#34 Business Hotel in Saint Louis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:3 star — The Parkway Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 217
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Parkway Hotel, Fully Renovated with a Modern, sleek, upscale look. only 5 minutes from downtown St. Louis. With 217 guestrooms, they provide the customer service that will always make your stay a comfortable and pleasant experience. As their guest, you will enjoy complimentary hot breakfast, popcorn, fresh baked cookies, 24 hour coffee and fresh fruit. The St. Louis Metro Link station is 1 block from the Hotel. It provides inexpensive transportation from Lambert Airport and throughout the city. The Parkway courtesy shuttle is also available. It travels within the Central West End. Sign up for the Parkway shuttle is located at the Parkway's front desk. The Central West End consists of 6 blocks of restaurants and cafe's nestled among art galleries, antique and specialty shops. The Parkway Hotel is adjacent to Forest Park, St. Louis Zoo, Muny, Jewel Box, Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes/Children's Hospital, Close to dozens of wedding venues. The Parkway Hotel,is the perfect hotel whether you are traveling for business or pleasure. We do not accept pets at this time. ... more   less 
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