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Hampton Inn & Suites St. Louis at Forest Park in Saint Louis, MO

Hampton Inn & Suites St. Louis at Forest Park in Saint Louis, MO

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We specialize in providing top notch service with value-add amenities that Hampton Inn provides, including free high-speed internet access in each room and free hot breakfast served daily. Our location is in the beautiful Forest Park area, with ease in access to downtown and local attractions including the St. Louis Zoo, only three blocks away.

 

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Rating: 3.77

Address: 5650 Oakland Ave, Saint Louis, MO, 63110
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Comments (31):

1. David N.
Prompt service. Very nice rooms. Good location, especially for families. Free breakfast.

14/10/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
2. Matthew K.
Staff was friendly and helpful, got out a map to show us how to get where we were going.  The hotel was very nice, and clean.

02/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
3. Judy M.
My husband and I have put my 80-something parents up here off and on for the last few years. The place is fine and the Highlander next door is awesome.  Tonight, despite the fact that I made a reservation online almost a month ago, my husband drove my parents to the hotel, gave them the credit card, but because we have different last names, they wouldn't honor the reservation!  We were obviously treating my parents to a $500+ hotel stay, and now it's on my mother's credit card despite the fact that I talked to the front desk and the customer service people.  
I stayed at a Hampton two nights ago in Kansas and no one asked for my ID.  Last time we put them up there.

18/09/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
4. Timothy D.
I was pleasantly surprised by this Hampton Inn.  It's a new building.  It's fresh and clean, and the staff are very personable and friendly.  I stayed here for three nights, and I was happy with the size of the room, the air conditioning, the flat screen television, and everything.  They offer a free breakfast, which includes eggs, sausage, home fries, waffles, yogurt, pastries, bagels, cereals, and fruits.  The sausage on two of the mornings I stayed was dried out and over cooked, but a small price to pay for the value here.

14/04/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
5. Joshua B.
I usually try to stay at a hotel in the Hilton family, and this particular Hampton Inn is located across the street from Forest Park.  Forest Park was the location of the 1904 world's fair, and today contains the St. Louis zoo, the botanical gardens, and the science museum.  The hotel is also not that far from Washington University and Barnes Jewish Hospital.
Hampton Inns are usually clean and the staff is courteous.  
It is not quite as nice as an actual HIlton hotel, but it is not as expensive either.
My sheets had cookies crumbs on them, but they apologized, waved the charge for one night,  and brought new linens to the room.
This is a convenient place to stay, but there is also a Homewood suites (owned by Hilton) that just opened a little ways down Clayton Rd.  This would be an option as well, but not as close to the hotel or the park.

06/08/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
6. Jeff P.
Very nice Hampton inn. Very clean and feels brand new. Cozy, clean rooms. Great service. Free Internet. Adjacent to hospital. Bar/grill attached. Parking is limited...over-sized vehicles beware.

09/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
7. Christopher L.
They forgot to clean my room, and the internet (both wired and wireless was horribly sloooooooooooooooooooooooooow.  

The customer service was fine, but those two issues were big issues with me.

14/02/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
8. Gregg C.
A very well-maintained business hotel in the St. Louis area. I've stayed here four or five times and I've had a pleasant stay each time.

The rooms are pretty standard Hampton Inn accommodations, with comfortable beds, large bathrooms and some neat posters from old (mid-20th century) St. Louis in the rooms and hallways. Front desk staff are efficient and helpful, and I've never had a problem with a reservation. Free Wi-Fi in the lobby and wired access in the rooms (you'll get a login code from the desk when you check in), and there's a tiny business center with one computer if you don't have your laptop.

Standard breakfast buffet, too, but everything is hot and replenished frequently. And for those of us who need a caffeine fix, the 24/7 coffee in the lobby is a nice bonus. (It's also good coffee, too.)

If all of your business is in downtown St. Louis, the location (Forest Park, right off I-64) doesn't make much sense. But it's a good halfway point between the city and the western suburbs. Oakland Avenue is more or less a service road on 64, so the hotel is two minutes from the Oakland Ave. exit.

Oh, and if you're in town visiting Washington University -- or, at least, if you tell the front desk as much -- there's a 10% discount on your bill. (I've made two or three such "visits.")

06/12/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
9. Andy D.
This hotel gets a two-thumbs-up recommendation from me.  The location is a little weird, on Oakland just south of I-64 and Forest Park, but once you can find it, it's well located for whatever you might find yourself wanting to do in St. Louis proper.

There's just something about Hampton Inns that I like, and this one is no exception.  The impeccable cleanliness, the delicious hot breakfasts, the sack meals to go, the courteous staff -- you definitely can't go wrong here if you're looking for an option that isn't in downtown St. Louis.

A little anecdote: late at night I was working on an unoccupied conference room when the head of security (or maybe the janitorial staff) came in.  I started packing up my stuff, expecting to be kicked out, but he chuckled and said, "No, I was coming to see if I could do anything for you, bring you a water or something."  What a nice guy!

I can't speak to the Highlander restaurant next door, but I feel like I've heard good things about it.

This is definitely a family-friendly hotel, too, if you've got younger ones that are along for the travel.  I'm sure they'll be just as excited about their stay as I was in Hampton Inns growing up.

05/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
10. Keith C.
Stayed at this hotel during St. Patty's Day one year. The place is packed. The rate was about $100 for the night. You get free wifi and a free breakfast buffet. During St. Patty's Day, you need a wrist band to get in so you can't actually bring more people back. You're actually given an additional 2 wrist bands for other people too. The room was nice and clean. The bed was very comfortable.

12/10/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
11. Nancee N.
Perfect location for my first visit to St.Louis. Everything was very clean and the staff was extremely accommodating. The free breakfast was really sweet! Much better than average hotel "free" breakfast. I would definitely recommend this hotel to any kind of traveler. Two thumbs up!

27/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
12. Steve M.
This was a great Hampton, and close to a lot of stuff!

Very clean, friendly, and had a nice little food pantry, as well as a decent pub right next door (not attached, but practically).

The rest was standard (read: good) Hampton Inn.  

The 1-star off is because of location, and the signage for navigating INTO the parking lot.  It was confusing to me, especially in low light, and it took me 2 tries to find how to get into the place!  The turn-in is just BEFORE the Hampton - yes, they have a sign, but it is quite small.

Otherwise, great Hampton.

29/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
13. Matthew C.
It was either here or the Moonrise.  While for visiting friends at Washington University the Moonrise would have been a better option for a carless traveler - the Hampton met all my needs very well.

The standard king room is spacious, and the bed is very comfortable. The heated pool and hot tub were great for relaxing my muscles after an undergrad/alumni football game, and the free hot breakfast was nice.  The best part was that the hotel staff never turned off the juice machines, which I have never seen before.  I know that juice is just soda with a better reputation, but the generosity was great.

Definitely check out the Highlander next door.  Great food, funny and engaging staff, and the food was yummy.

My only complaint is the location.  If you are traveling with a car, it's ok, but being right between Clayton/U City and Central West End seems a bit odd.  It is about a $10 cab ride to either neighborhood.  If the Hampton gets a shuttle, it gets five stars from me.

31/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
14. Emily s.
I needed to get out of town and St Louis is a great place to go with kids.  We decided to book the Hampton because of it's central location.  We got a suite since we were going to be there for 3 nights and I would be sharing a room with my SO and 2 kids 4 and 6.  

The suite is spacious!  Very clean, trendy furniture- Including a fridge and sink in the front entry - which is kind of a bar area that I used as a makeshift kitchen/pantry.  The beds were comfy but smaller and harder than we were used to.  The kids did fine but my SO ended up sleeping the last night on the couch, which he found more comfortable.

The staff was super nice and very helpful.  The first morning they were slammed during the breakfast rush and so they were out of a lot of stuff, but the other two mornings were fine.  They have the waffle maker in addtion to hot suff which changes.  One day was scrambled eggs, potatoes and bacon.  Another was cheese omelets ( not good - bad cheese) sausage and waffle sticks ( over done).  But what do you expect?  If you don't have time for breakfast, they have a brown bag packed with fruit, water and a cereal bar you can take to go on a shelf at the front desk.

The pool was excellent, clean, not too much chlorine and there were a bunch of noodles and kick boards for the kids- which I thought was a nice touch.  The hot tub was big.  We swam a lot.

Free cookies available at the front desk in the evenings.

They had old photos of Forest park when it was an amusement park all over the hotel which was a nice change from the usual hotel crap art.

I used the internet a few times and didn't seem to have any problems with speed.  We never had a problem with parking.

Only drawback was that they missed cleaning up the room after the first night but that wasn't a big deal to me and they cleaned up the rest of the time we were there.

I will stay here again and would definitely recommend it.

23/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
15. Mark V.
I went with this hotel because I was planning some activities in nearby Forest Park. Overall, I was pleased. It's a short, easy drive from the hotel to Forest Park. You can walk, although they told me at the hotel that it's about a mile to the zoo.

The hotel room was clean and quiet. View was of the freeway and an apartment building. I was concerned about noise from the freeway (I'm a light sleeper) so I turned the fan up to high, and slept like a baby. The free continental breakfast was just standard fare. Employees were friendly.

Overall, I was happy with my stay at Hampton Inn, although I think the price is a bit high. You're definitely paying extra for proximity to Forest Park. If I could do it all over again, I'd stay elsewhere, even if it meant driving an extra 10 minutes.

09/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
16. Brittany T.
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07/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
17. L S.
Great room, great price, great service, cheap cab to / from bars, RIGHT across from the zoo and VERY CLOSE to museums. Stayed in King non smoking. Check in/out super simple!!

27/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
18. Nina B.
I am not a fan of sleeping in beds other than my own at all, however, friends were kind and paid for a room at the Hampton Inn and insisted that we stay over for the weekend for a baptism; rather drive back all within 24 hours - something I would have gladly done, (rather than sleep in a different bed other than my very own). We arrived after a long drive and a full day of work. I was tried, but stressed about sleeping in a bed other than my own!

I had to check the room out thoroughly, before even going to bed. It was clean, (not perfect - but clean for the normal eye), and the lobby and the initial check-in went well. The personnel were friendly and tried to put me at ease. The only problem I had were the BIG windows that overlooked the highway and of course the highway noises, that really weren't that bad.

In the morning we joined the other guest in the common dining area for breakfast, which was really top notch. The cheese omelets were great as was everything I ate. The coffee was not strong - from over brewing - everything was fresh. Seeing the grounds in the daylight, of course, made for a better impression as well.

The only down-side to our stay, was  returning after visiting with our friends and having the key card not work. It took three visits to the front desk, (we were on the top floor). I thought a desk person should have returned with me after my second visit to the desk, and after the second card didn't work. There was someone else working with the young lady, so I was a bit put out, (no pun intended).

My husband broke a glass bottle of soda just before we left, so we told housekeeping, who happened to be in the hall; and cleaned things up quickly.

Overall, it was a fair stay for someone such as myself. The room and bed was comfortable and clean - even though I didn't sleep under the covers.

20/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
19. Kate B.
This is a really nice place to stay if you're visiting St. Louis. I've stayed here a few times with my parents during those awkward dorm-closing-but-still-needed-to-be-at-school times. (e.g. I wasn't sure if I needed to retake a math class or not back when I was a freshman so we had to wait to see what I got in the class and of course they didn't upload the grades until after they made us move out of the dorms, lol wtf.)

Relatively affordable rooms. Ample and easy parking. Very very clean. Nicely decorated hotel rooms--simple yet practical. The bathrooms have nifty little Saint Louis themed drawings and sketches like old World's Fair flyer type of stuff. They have a continental/cold breakfast in the lobby during the mornings but they also have a cooler of Jimmy Dean's sandwiches which you can heat up in the microwave which is a nice touch as well as stuff like cereal, milk, juice, coffee, fruit, and instant oatmeal. Staff is very friendly and polite and they actually clean your room/make the bed for you when you put the card on your door. I think most of the newer Hampton Inns must be like this one because I also stayed at a Hampton in Fort Leonardwood once and it was almost identical to this one on Oakland Ave.

The only major snafu was one night, at like 2:30am, the fire alarm went off RANDOMLY. I think it was due to their system just being installed or repaired and it was glitchy. So it woke up everyone in the entire hotel and we were all standing outside in the concrete at 2something in the morning, kinda pissed off. It scared the crap out of me! But the hotel people were really apologetic about the whole ordeal and offered my dad a free night on them, which was a nice touch!

I would recommend this place. It's not as "trendy" or "cool" as Hotel Ignacio or Moonrise but it's definitely worth the money you pay. It's slightly more expensive than the Water Tower Inn but I'd rather stay here since it's not a creepy renovated hospital. LOL.

16/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
20. A C.
I've stayed here twice now.  Typical Hampton Inn in terms of room amenities and the free breakfast in the mornings is always great.  This place tends to change the menu daily so you always have something different to try on the hot food portion.  Nice location due to proximity to easy on/easy off highway ramp and is only about 5 minutes away from the CWE and the Wash U Medical campus.  Not much in the immediate area besides a Jimmy John's, a coffee shop, a yoga studio, and the pub attached to the hotel (all of which have separate Yelp reviews), but if you just need a place to crash and want to get some Hilton Honors points, this'll serve you well.  They were very accommodating of my extremely late arrival the last time I stayed and gave us no trouble with the reservation--we had paid in full ahead of time for the discounted AAA rate.  Would stay here again if needed.

02/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
21. Amanda H.
Ok, so this isn't the absolute best in the world, but I think it deserves five starts for its amazing combination of factors.

1.  Super nice staff.  Usually I go to hotels, and the front desk staff are perfectly nice, but not really friendly.  The staff here were super polite, smiled, were friendly, and were extremely helpful.

2.  The front desk had things you're likely to forget, including.... ponytail holders!  YES!  I forgot ponytail holders, and the front desk actually had some for guests!  It's a small thing, but it saved my entire day.

3.  Surprisingly well stocked mini store.  Got some chips and popsicles.  I'm sure I'm not the only person to ever wish they had milk there as well, but whatever, the prices weren't extortionary, and it satisfied my "It's-2-am-and-i-didn't-have-dinner" hunger.

4.  Pool and fitness center.  They exist and are clean.  I didn't use them due to time constraints, but I appreciate hotels having them.

5.  Nice sized bathtub that can actually be stopped up for the taking of bubble baths.

6.  FREE HOT BREAKFAST!  I never got to take advantage of this, but people they have FREE WAFFLES.  They leave the fruit out, and keep coffee refreshed throughout the day, which is also SUPER nice touch.

7.  Comfy beds, sheets, and pillows.  well, I hated my pillow, but that's because I use a special pillow, but my husband assured me the pillows were great.

8.  Good price.  Not too spendy.  

9.  Extremely convenient location.  Near the park/zoo, next to an awesome coffee shop, and only a nine dollar cab ride away from a lot of awesome restaurants and bars!

02/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
22. Dan B.
Very clean hotel. Front desk is friendly and helpful. The rooms are quiet and clean. Checkin and checkout are fast. Free wifi is fast and always available. Breakfast is pretty good and items vary day to day, I like the fresh waffles.

21/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
23. Betty C.
Very clean and quiet Hampton Inn. New building and furnishings.

Staff is extremely friendly.

Typical hot Hampton Inn breakfast in a large room off the foyer.

There is a sports bar adjacent to the building for beverages and meals.

14/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
24. Mrs. And Mr. G.
This review is for customer service at the front desk of this hotel, we did not get a chance to stay there and we had to cancel last minute due to an emergency, we talked to different staff members a couple of time and they were very nice and understanding and they talked to the billing department and even called us back, very impressed

18/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
25. Davis J.
:::Talking Points:::

Hotel/Room
-Large
-Clean
-Comfortable
-Large breakfast
-Hilton points baybeee

Staff
-Friendly
-Helpful

Location
-Convenient
-Has a crappy "pub" attached to it.
-Near handfuls of delicious eateries
-Walking distance to a BOMB ASS coffee shop (comet coffee)

16/02/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
26. James G.
I stayed at this location for four days and I can easily say it was not a pleasant experience.  Apparently I was lucky enough to be staying during a time when some huge pee wee hockey event was going on and my room was smack dab in the middle of this group.  Needless to say there were kids running up and down the halls at all hours of the day and night bouncing balls all over the place.  By the time I realized this I was already unpacked and didn't feel like getting my room changed.  I maned up and dealt with it.

On top of that the hotel was going through renovations and I have to say the lowest bidder truly won this bid.  My room was newly redone but when it was wired the outlets were never moved so there was cords running everywhere on the floor against the walls.  The charging station on my wall where I plugged my iPhone into was held on by two screws not even using anchors so it fell off the wall when unplugging my phone cable.  The bathroom shower was not working correctly, I needed to turn into the hulk to pull the stopper up to start the shower mode.

The biggest kicker was the room where the ice machine used to be.  The wall was totally covered with mold and I ventured in there because I saw a room off to the side and what was in that room?  Our towels!  Nothing like moldy towels to start the day off.  What is even worse two days later I walked by the mold room and noticed that the contractor painted over the obviously water damaged wall instead of replacing the sheetrock.  Insane!!!!

I would not stay here again.  Only reason I even put up with the place is that I got a good deal and it would have been too expensive to get another hotel.  The staff was nice at least and the people staying at the hotel was also very friendly.  I do enjoy the mid wast.

Side note*  My last day there the fire alarm went off and I had to grab all my stuff and head out of there.  I didn't want to chance not being able to get back in the building and missing my flight.

20/01/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
27. Kenneth B.
I have been here off an on for business but mostly on for the past 3 months.  The hotel itself is small and clean.  I am consistently greeted by the professional staff at the front desk each time I walk in the door.  What's more is that they even remember my name and speed through the check in process every week.  I am rather picky when it comes to my room and its location and they always try to accommodate my lists of requirements.  It would be remiss of me not to mention the following experience from last week.  It was my birthday and in conversation it came up with the staff.  When I returned from dinner I was met with a birthday card and gift certificate to a local restaurant at my door.  I was totally blown away at their thoughtfulness.  All I have to say is big props to Marlyn  and the rest of the hardworking staff at this Hampton location!

06/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
28. Dani S.
decent location, not impressive by any means.

The rooms are clean, spacious and well decorated. The service is pretty good, but the breakfast was a bit lacking than some of the other locations.

Parking is free on the property, and hotel is very close to major freeways.

27/05/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
29. Jonn C.
The front desk ladies were not friendly at all. They dont look sincere when they said they are here to make your stay more enjoyable.

20/02/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
30. David H.
Easy on and off I 64. Has a nice bar/restaurant next door. The rooms are clean. The fitness center was awful. 1 bike, 1 treadmill, 1 elliptical. The treadmill kept shutting down for errors. They never recognized my diamond status nor even offered a bottle of water. Breakfast was OK. Had a hard time sleeping due to the huge bulky pillows. Does anyone really use pillows that look like sofa cushions? Do I really need 6 on my bed? Only stayed there because the team was staying there. For now it will be back to the Chase Park Plaza or the Hilton at the Ballpark.

15/02/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
31. Mailin Y.
Great pool for the kids. Small but clean. Breakfast was well stocked. Friendly and helpful staff. Perfect location to walk to the Science Center. Free hot coffee and tea all day long.

15/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0