As I previously blogged, I love stayaways. When you cannot afford to get away or don’t have the time, a stayaway is a great alternative to have a mini-vacay in your own backyard. It’s a great way to reconnect romantically with a loved one or getaway without “getting away”.
Last weekend, I had the pleasure of staying at the new hip and trendy boutique hotel in St. Louis’s Delmar Loop area called ‘The Moonrise Hotel’. It is the first hotel on the Loop and was built last year. Hailed as a unique and interesting place to stay, I found myself looking forward to staying at the haute spot, which has every amenity you can think of.
I stayed in a “King” room and it was a nice size. But what’s more was the bathroom was a treasure to behold. The bathroom was a great size with wonderful lighting, something I love because good lighting is essential to putting on make-up well. Most hotels I have had the pleasure of staying in had poor lighting and are small as heck. At the Moonrise, I was impressed with the space in the bathroom.
The room itself was nice—great King sized bed which slept amazingly. The view wasn’t too fab, but those of you who know that area of the Loop know there isn’t much to see unless you are on top of the hotel in the Moonrise Rooftop Bar.
What most impressed me about the hotel was the lobby. It is very art deco with a modern twist, and features a staircase that lights up. The furnishings and fixings in the lobby are very fabulous and the staff made us feel at home!
The Moonrise Hotel is also pet friendly. Another great thing if you are traveling with pets.
The Moonrise also features a Business Center that is open twenty four hours a day with free printing. There is also free wifi in each room and there is the Eclipse Restaurant in the lobby area which I am told serves the best sloppy joes known to man.
Our stay was a lovely one. The only drawback was on our floor, there was a “unique” smell. As if something was spilled on the carpet and was left to dry.
There was also a family reunion clan that took over the Business Center when I was using it (at midnight mind you) with kids and babies who were not controlled. This was not the Moonrise’s fault, however, I could not enjoy the Business Center because Shaniqua and crew (and yes her name as Shaniqua, no joke!) and her children were running amok in the area.
It is family reunion season ya know….
I would recommend The Moonrise Hotel to anyone who wants to have a stay at a fun atmosphere that is trendy and inviting. I will be back to visit the Moonrise in the future.
To book your stay at the Moonrise Hotel, click HERE.
Check out the pics below of my stay and the features and decor of The Moonrise Hotel.
Special thanks to Harry, Moonrise Hotel Sales and Marketing Director and the entire Moonrise staff