Hyatt Regency at the Arch (STL)?

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  1. Jimmy28

    Jimmy28 Silver Member

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    I've got a week-long stay coming up in December for a conference. Has anyone stayed here recently and have any thoughts on the place or good tips?

    I don't have any status with Hyatt right now, but I'm thinking I will use a Hyatt Diamond Trial Challenge (based on HHonors Gold) to at least get some bonus points that week and see if the suite-upgrade certs come through and try and use one of those.
     
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    Stayed there last autumn (also for a conference). Nice hotel, and it's right next to the arch, but that central area is just hotels, office blocks, and the casino. Very quiet at night (spookily so).

    There are a lot of hotels very close by too in case you wanted to mix things up, do mattress runs, or decided not to go with Hyatt :D
     
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    Its a very nice, recently renovated hotel. Excellent fitness center. Easy access to other restaurants and activities downtown. Its about 4-5 blocks to the Metrolink, but that's a great way to get to/from STL airport. This building used to be the Adam's Mark.

    There are decent suites available for upgrades, and the Regency club is nice, although access can be a challenge depending on which floor you are on due to the configuration of the elevator banks. I'm also a fan of the Westin downtown, but the Hyatt is quite nice.
     
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    I stayed there last fall on business and enjoyed my stay.
     
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    As someone else said, this is not a very interesting area. It tends to empty out at the end of the business day. You're close to the Arch, the river (and some restaurant and casino boats), and a sort of warehouse area down by the river with restaurants and bars. There are some local food bars with live music on the walk to the sports arena. Perhaps a more promising area is the old railroad station, which has been restored and turned into a shopping and entertainment area with a bunch of mid-range restaurants.

    I find West End and the Clayton area (near the Washington University of St Louis campus) to be more appealing. The area around Blueberry Hill (a bar/restaurant renowned for live music on the opposite end of the campus) can also be fun.
     
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