Boutique hotel located inside historic St. Louis International Shoe Company is close to local attractions like City Museum and Busch Stadium
Hotel at a Glance: The Last Hotel
Built inside the historic International Shoe Company building, and located in the heart of the Washington Avenue Garment District, The Last Hotel embodies the rich architectural history and culture of downtown St. Louis. The building and its 142 well-appointed guest rooms and suites stitches together historic details with modern interiors to create a contemporary space honoring the past. Just a short distance from the hotel, local monuments and attractions like the Gateway Arch and City Museum continue to embody this rich culture and history of St. Louis.
- Stylish and spacious rooms and suites are designed with barrel vault ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and custom subway-tiled walk-in showers.
- Enjoy a meal from The Last Kitchen’s meat-centric menu, or take home jarred delicacies such as spicy green beans and pepper jelly from The Pantry at The Last.
- Catch a game at Busch Stadium, home to World Series Champions the St. Louis Cardinals.
- Explore local attractions like the quirky City Museum, which houses repurposed architectural and industrial objects like a giant slinky and a treehouse.
St. Louis, Missouri: Urban Park Space and Brewery Tours in the Gateway City
The first thing you notice about the St. Louis Gateway Arch is its height: at 630 feet, it’s the tallest manmade monument in the United States, and it dwarfs the other buildings of the St. Louis skyline. Less obvious is the fact that the Arch is exactly as tall as it is wide, stretching out along the banks of the Mississippi River. You can take a ride to the summit for a bird’s-eye view of the city’s skyline and riverboats riding the Mississippi. Make sure you get to the Arch before 10 a.m.; after that, the lines start to get long, and tickets sometimes sell out in the afternoon. A few miles down the river, you’ll find the headquarters of brewing giant Anheuser-Busch, which began producing there in 1852. On a tour through the red-brick brewery, you can sample beers and visit the stables where the company keeps its iconic clydesdale horses.
Nearby Forest Park’s more than 1,200 acres of green space are also worth a visit. Contained in this space is the Saint Louis Zoo, which corrals hundreds of species in several different habitats; it’s frequently cited as one of the best zoos in the country, and entrance is free.