If you’re heading to St. Louis and want to stay in a historic hotel, book at The Pennywell. The boutique Hilton property has 195 guest rooms and is walking distance to the Gateway Arch, Busch Stadium, and The Dome at America’s Center.
The Pennywell’s History
The eight-story brick building was completed in 1888. The Laclede National Bank merged with Merchants National Bank which is why its called the Merchants-Laclede Building. In the lobby you’ll see the market is in the vault with the original 1888 doors along with vintage decor to accent the lobby’s beautiful architecture.
The rooms are spacious, especially if you snag a corner room. They have high ceilings and decorated with furnishings with clean lines accented with art that’s a nod to the building’s past. The rooms have a desk, seating area, large TV, blackout curtains, and the Hilton Serenity Bed. The bathrooms are roomy with plenty of vanity counter space.
Grab a cocktail and dinner in the Pennydrop Bar and Kitchen. If it’s a weekend night, there’s likely live music filling the lobby. The chopped salad is filling and good. Breakfast is served in the back nook of the lobby. There are hearty options like omelettes to fuel you for a day of sightseeing in STL or get The Continental for lighter fare.
If you’re heading to St. Louis for a concert, game, tournament or just for a weekend of exploring, The Pennywell is a wonderful option in the heart of downtown STL and walkable to multiple sites and venues.
Author Jennifer Broome is a Hilton Honors Gold Member and loves to stay in historic boutique properties.