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“Not new, but not bad” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Americas Best Value Inn-St. Louis / Downtown

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Americas Best Value Inn-St. Louis / Downtown
Ranked #94 of 121 Hotels in Saint Louis
Victoria
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239 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Not new, but not bad”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2010

Try not to get a connecting room. The doors let in sound. If it weren't for that, this would have been a pretty good place. Great clerk. Very helpful. Right downtown, and not a bad price. (Although the state room tax is a killer - 15%. Ridiculous.) Bed was okay, lots of hot water. But if you have noisy neighbours, you'll have a problem.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank ianjc
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Morristown, Tennessee
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2010

My first thought from the outside of the hotel was, "Oh, small, cheap." The lobby was clean, the staff friendly, and even let us look at the room before we paid. I didn't like it all that much, but it was late and we were desperate. We paid, a cheap price (only $70 after tax), and made our way to the elevator. The first problem was the elevator. It not only was filthy, but the four of us (all with two weeks worth of luggage) wouldn't go up the elevator. The doors just wouldn't close. So the two men took their luggage and used the stairs. We got to the room and it was set to 67 degrees F, very cold, even for July. So we turned it up to 75. About 45 mins later, the air wasn't working. We had to change it back down to 68 to get it to turn on, then turned up to 70 and it remained warmer than 70 degrees the rest of the night.
The room was technically clean, but it just felt dirty. If I had had a giant bottle of Lysol, the whole room would have been doused multiple times. There were burn marks on the toilet seat, the microwave, and other places, even though we were in a non-smoking room. The lighting was bad, which just added to the dirty/creepy feel. I went barefoot for about 20 mins walking around and my feet had already started to stain black.

Also, there was no swimming pool, which the children didn't like. I wouldn't recommend bringing children who aren't old enough to tell what is dirty or should be avoided.

The only upsides- Free parking, free wi-fi, cheap, great location (walking distance from St. Louis Arch and the downtown area).

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank eteypetey
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Madrid, Spain
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34 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2010

It isn't a luxurious hotel and the area is not beautiful, but the location is very good, just some steps from the Gateawya Arch and from the river. The staff are kind and you've got a free coffee machine in the tiny reception. The rooms are very spacious and really clean. The relactionship between quality and price is perfect. It could be a funny and perfect option for young people and badpackers.

  • Stayed April 2008, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank mikivoyageur
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Overland Park, KS
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2010

It began with my car being hit in the parking lot, which I know wasn't the hotel's fault. Advertised wireless internet did not exist. When I went to lobby to try to use the internet, I was met with a bunch of rowdy guests, who continued to get rowdier as the night went on. The elevator "smelled like a horse," (my teenage daughter's words). We were in a non smoking room, surrounded by other non smoking rooms and the smell of smoke filled the room on occaision, later at night the smell of MJ filled the room. Cleaning staff could not understand even simple English. Desk clerk gave us wrong directions. Continental bfast was lame. I stay often at this chain before in Hays, KS and love it. This franchise was an uber disappointment.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank KansasGal65
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Mogadore, Ohio
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2010

Stayed for a 3 day business trip, close to convention center and next door to the casino and a entertainment district. Room was clean and had a fridge and microwave. Coffee and rolls were available in the lobby in the morning. Internet access was only available in the office not in the rooms, also within walking distance to the arch and the metrolink.
Cost of the room was a third of the price of other hotels close to the convention center.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank jmiskar
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Additional Information about Americas Best Value Inn-St. Louis / Downtown

Property: Americas Best Value Inn-St. Louis / Downtown
Address: 1100 N 3rd Street, Saint Louis, MO 63102 (Formerly Econo Lodge)
Region: United States > Missouri > Saint Louis > Riverfront
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #94 of 121 Hotels in Saint Louis
Price range (per night): $110 - $204
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn-St. Louis / Downtown 2*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of busy downtown St. Louis, which is known as the Gateway to the West and the home of American brewing. Our hotel is situated next to the new Lumiere Place Casino and is only 2 blocks away from the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Bureau. Most of the area's main attractions are located nearby, such as famous Busch Stadium, the Edward Jones Dome, and the majestic and historic Gateway Arch. Take a tour of the Anheuser-Busch factory or visit the Blues Museum. Spend a fun-filled day with family at the St. Louis Zoo, the Missouri Botanical Gardens, or at any of the numerous museums in the area. Trust us to be your home away from home as you explore all that St. Louis has to offer. All guest rooms feature free wireless high-speed Internet access, cable TV with HBO, iron with ironing board, large work desk, alarm clock, and free local calls. Some additional amenities provided upon request if available include microwaves, fridges, hairdryers, and cribs. At Americas Best Value Inn St. Louis Downtown, We've Got You Covered from the time you hit the road until your head hits the pillow. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Americas Best Value Inn-St. Louis / Downtown Hotel Saint Louis
Econolodge Saint Louis
Econo Lodge Saint Louis
Saint Louis Econo Lodge

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