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The Moonrise Hotel Is A Cultural Capsule With A Modern Edge

 The Moonrise Hotel is located at 6177 Delmar in the Loop in the mix of what my husband called a lively entertainment district in St. Louis. With excellent directions from the hostess at the hotel we found our way along the strip filled with various dining and shopping options. Valet Parking is available as well Free parking in the rear of the hotel, which makes it convenient for guests like us and locals alike.

The moment we stepped through the doors of this modern boutique hotel we felt welcomed. The staff of the Moonrise Hotel are extremely well trained, and courteous. Shortly after checking in we received a call from the hostess making sure our room was comfortable and to see if there was anything else we needed. Dinner was on the top of my list after driving in from Indianapolis, and the hostess offered several suggestions. We decided to dine at Eclipse Restaurant, located next to the lobby.

We enjoyed the casual setting of the Eclipse that offered comfortable lounge seating across from the bar, cozy booths, and outdoor seating. As we dined on a delicious sampling of crab cakes we discussed our favorite collections of celestial objects found throughout The Moonrise Hotel and the Eclipse Restaurant. As we enjoyed each other's company we came to the conclusion that we were staying in a cultural capsule with a modern edge. The Moonrise Hotel and the Eclipse Restaurant have captured the essence of a golden age when hospitality was the top priority, and wrapped it up in stardust. Here, each night is a dream under the moon when you snuggle into the double pillow-top mattresses and close your eyes.

Awake in the morning to room service or a casual breakfast in Eclipse. Whether traveling for business or pleasure The Moonrise Hotel offer amenities to suit your needs. Among these amenities are the ability to stay connected with wireless high-speed Internet access, which I enjoyed. Then again, each guest room is designed to keep you efficient and connected with ample desks, executive swivel chairs and connectivity for laptops, and iPod docking stations as well. These extra touches are an advantage to everyone who needs to stay in touch with the office or add the finishing touches to a project or meeting arrangement via the internet. On the second floor is a fitness and business center, meeting space, and ample room for relaxing and reading the paper or checking your email in private.

The location of The Moonrise Hotel makes it a ideal spot for participating in local events, thriving nightlife, and attending to business affairs. It was wonderful to relax outside the Eclipse and watch as the locals that included families and a diverse mix of youth came out to enjoy a evening along The Loop. Within steps of The Moonrise Hotel is a concert venue, Bowling Alley, in addition to an eclectic blend of shops and dining options. Nearby is Forest Park where you'll find attractions like the St. Louis Zoo and others that offer FREE admission. During our stay we visited the Missouri History Museum, which is also located in Forest Park for the Katherine Dunham: Beyond the Dance exhibition.

We came to join our friends for a tour of area attractions and were told that The Moonrise Hotel perfect for us; she was right. Our few short days at The Moonrise Hotel were not enough. We look forward to returning again soon!

By Melody Schubert

Getting There:

To plan your trip and make reservations at The Moonrise Hotel visit or call 1-877-872-1122.

To discover St. Louis attractions, events, and plan your trip visit the St. Louis Convention and Visitors bureau at

Use this link to go to the Missouri Travel Guide.

About The Author

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