We pulled up and hopped out of the car, the valet here were so prompt and polite. As we walked into the lobby we were overcome by what might be the best smell ever, Fresh Blue, by Clearly Better Scents!
We checked in and headed up to our room on the 18th floor, where we were welcomed with a bottle of wine and awesome tray of chocolates, nuts and other treats with a fondant arch! We loved having the arch be the first thing we say when we woke up and the last thing we say before we went to bed.
The pool is a large rectangle, with a beautiful view of the Gateway Arch, we caught sunrise here, it was so peaceful. It has multiple cabanas that can be rented for the day and numerous sun loungers. There is also a hot tub which extremely enjoyable this time of year.
The restaurant is welcoming and beautifully decorated, the outdoor bar and sky terrace have recently been renovated, making it the perfect place to grab a drink and unwind.
We ate breakfast here twice during our stay, once inside and once outside, it is a great; many well priced dishes to choose from. We had the two eggs any style, blueberry pancakes and traditional french toast (my favorite) topped off with the fresh squeezed orange juice - which is extra refreshing, definitely grab a glass of this when you go!
The Gateway Arch
Built in 1965, The Gateway Arch stands 630 feet high tall, making it the tallest man-made monument in the United States! The Arch weighs 43,226 tons and cost $13.4 Million to initially build. The monument is as tall as it is wide and was designed to sway up to 18 inches, crazy! Since 1967 you have been able to take a 4 minute tram ride to the top!
The Square beyond compare! In 1964 Ed & Margie launched IMO’s Pizza, they are one of, if not the first places to deliver pizza! Their pizza is delicious, cut into square with an extra think crust and Provel®® cheese! Ed was a tile setter, who use to slice squares of linoleum, hence why the pizza is cut the way that it is! You can’t go to Saint Louis with out going to IMO’S!
Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
This is a popular treat for St. Louisans and tourists and has been open for over 80 years, the company’s second location was open in St. Louis in 1930!
My husband is from STL and this was his favorite treat as a kid, it was my first time, we had the Oreo concrete! The concrete, created in 1959, is a malt or shake so thick that it is served upside down!!! Definitely stop here is you are going to Saint Louis or even if you are just passing through. It was delicious! We found out they even sell Christmas trees in the winter!