5 BEST Hotels near Washington University

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Located in downtown St. Louis, these are our favorite hotels near Washington University. We pick hotels for every type of budget, so you can quickly find one that fits your needs!

#1 – The Moonrise Hotel

The Moonrise Hotel

– $$$

– 2-minute drive to Washington University

Easily the coolest hotel in St. Louis, we love the hip and eclectic design of the Moonrise Hotel – plus you can’t beat the location!

You’ll also love the awesome rooftop terrace, on-site restaurant, and bar, and clean fitness center. Rooms are enormous and clean, and feature comfy beds and pillows.



#2 – The Cheshire

The Cheshire

– $$$$

– 2-minute drive to Washington University

A very unique experience, The Cheshire is styled as a traditional British Inn.

Rooms are classy and elegant, boasting cozy beds and spacious bathrooms. The staff is well-reviewed, and guests love the on-site pub. A free breakfast is served every morning, and it’s delicious!



#3 – Clayton Plaza Hotel

Clayton Plaza Hotel

– $$

– 2-minute drive to Washington University

One of the better budget hotels in the area, there’s a lot to love about the Clayton Plaza Hotel.

The motel offers fast free wifi and a 24-hour fitness center, and the large rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, microwave and a fridge. Hot breakfast is served daily – be sure to try the waffles!



#4 – The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta St. Louis

The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta St. Louis

– $$$$$

– 6-minute drive to Washington University

Elegant and opulent, the Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta is probably the nicest hotel in all of St. Louis!

While the rooms are beautiful and luxurious, we love the amenities most, specifically the gorgeous outdoor pool, 4 on-site restaurants, and its very own cinema!



#5 – Home2 Suites St. Louis / Forest Park

Home2 Suites St. Louis / Forest Park

– $$$$

– 9-minute drive to Washington University

More of an apartment than a hotel, Home2 Suites is your home away from home!

Boasting big and beautiful rooms with sparkling clean bathrooms, we love the full kitchens and indoor pool.Extra points for the on-site restaurant.



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About the Author Emma Johnson

Emma Johnson lives to travel! Born in Washington D.C., Emma is a hotel connoisseur and a staff writer at Hotel Jules. An army brat, Emma got the travel bug early and has never been able to stop. Now, she has proudly visited 70+ countries and plans to visit every country in the world! Passionate about her ukelele (obviously) and her family, Emma eventually wants to retire in Thailand and write a book about all of her travel experiences.