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St Louis Four Seasons Vs Ritz?

Old Jun 28, 19, 8:39 am
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St Louis Four Seasons Vs Ritz?

Me and the girlfriend trying to go see the arch, driving from louisville, I have the ritz card as well. I saw the ritz was out of town but was curious if the lounge was worth it over the four seasons which is right downtown? It looks like the seasons is 389 vs the ritz at 289 with free lounge cert. Anyone got any suggestions? I also have plat elite with Marriott but I know that service has been spotty. I've also never stayed at a four seasons just bc of the high price but at 389 its doable. Can anyone weigh in on these hotels and they're experiences?
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Old Jun 28, 19, 8:54 am
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I tend to favor the Four Seasons over the Ritz in general, but that's a personal preference. I have not been to the Ritz in St Louis, however, but the Four Seasons downtown offers amazing views of the arch, etc., and the restaurant is really good. Now, if you've stayed at the Ritz before and the Four Seasons is this time doable, why not try it?
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Old Jun 28, 19, 2:45 pm
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They're probably overall quite comparable as luxury hotels. For your purposes, the FS has the benefit of the downtown location and view of the Arch if that's worth the extra $100 for you. The RC has its brand standard Club lounge, which may or may not be important to you along with the better rate.

It's all a matter of your priorities.

It's St. Louis. Temper your expectations. There is a reason both hotels are less expensive than you normally expect.
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Old Jun 28, 19, 2:49 pm
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Four Seasons.

I used to work in St Louis and the R-C was one of our preferred hotels until the FS opened up. Our policy allowed you to choose wherever you picked within the cap, and everyone moved over to the FS. I only ever visited the R-C for a reason, it seemed to be the MR whores who chose it.
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Old Jun 28, 19, 2:55 pm
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I only ever visited the R-C for a reason, it seemed to be the MR whores who chose it.
We do breed like rabbits, I hear.
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Old Jun 28, 19, 3:02 pm
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yea me and the gf are in grad school so my budget isn't high, hence me not being able to afford FS anywhere else really. But my travel agent told me she can get me some perks at the FS so ill go with that. Thanks y'all
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Old Jun 28, 19, 7:39 pm
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yea me and the gf are in grad school so my budget isn't high, hence me not being able to afford FS anywhere else really. But my travel agent told me she can get me some perks at the FS so ill go with that. Thanks y'all
RC is better if you want to be in the Forest Park, Central West End, Wash U area; FS is right downtown if you want to go to a baseball game, down to the bars on the river, the Arch, etc. it is walking distance. From RC I think you would need to drive pretty much anywhere you want to go.
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Old Jun 28, 19, 9:00 pm
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This. I lived there for a few months and have stayed at both. The rc is closer to those things but itís still a drive and the fs is a better hotel, especially if you get an arch view room - worth a small additional fee. Go to baileyís range for an excellent post-arch burger!

edit: to be crystal clear - the RC, while a very nice city RC, is in an office park. Just not worth it unless you have business in Clayton, imo.

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RC is better if you want to be in the Forest Park, Central West End, Wash U area; FS is right downtown if you want to go to a baseball game, down to the bars on the river, the Arch, etc. it is walking distance. From RC I think you would need to drive pretty much anywhere you want to go.
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Booked a trip to visit Wash U, but staying at 4S over Ritz. In case you weren't aware, the 4S is having a third night free promo until the end of summer. So pay 2 nights get one free. Combinable with all the regular Virtuoso/etc benefits.
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The RC in Clayton (next to the WUSL main campus, but not so close to West End, which is where their med school is located) is one of the worst RCs in the system. I remember having arguments about my room not yet being serviced at 4-5 pm and similar service failures. They also tried to stick me with their own overpriced car service when I had clearly requested a regular taxi to go to the airport. Avoid if possible, although I wasn't impressed by another chain hotel there (Sheraton?) either, nor the HR downtown. IIRC there's a very nice boutique hotel on the other side of Clayton with a renowned restaurant if you want a nice place to stay in this area. [There's also a nice executive education and conference center on campus, but I don't think it's open to the general public.]
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Looks like Iíll be choosing the RC over the 4S next year. Since Iíll be visiting Wash U and since I couldnít care less about seeing the arch.
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Old Jun 30, 19, 6:18 pm
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I've stayed at both properties. Four Seasons hands-down should be the choice due to better room, food, bar, etc.
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Old Jul 1, 19, 8:52 am
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Originally Posted by Quinlanty View Post
Booked a trip to visit Wash U, but staying at 4S over Ritz. In case you weren't aware, the 4S is having a third night free promo until the end of summer. So pay 2 nights get one free. Combinable with all the regular Virtuoso/etc benefits.
Nice! this actually works for our dates, were gonna try to go over the 4th now. Hopefully my travel agent can apply benefits on top of 3rd night, the hotel isn't under virtuoso for some reason.
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Old Jul 1, 19, 9:16 am
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Originally Posted by Quinlanty View Post
Booked a trip to visit Wash U, but staying at 4S over Ritz. In case you weren't aware, the 4S is having a third night free promo until the end of summer. So pay 2 nights get one free. Combinable with all the regular Virtuoso/etc benefits.
my travel agent can't get me benefits and 3rd night free
is there a better travel agent out there who can?
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Old Jul 1, 19, 10:00 am
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RC STL is the most memorable place in terms of snooty check in/front desk; it was comical (apparently there was a doctors convention of short and I didn't look like a doctor - which is true since I am not). The hotel is probably one of the worst RC's I've ever stayed in also.

In terms of best location, I loved the neighborhood (as well as the history and the views) of the Chase Park Plaza but last time I was there it needed a serious refurbishment.
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