We here at Magnolia love a freshly baked cookie and a cold glass of milk before bed (hence our popular amenity, a Bedtime Milk & Cookies station). As we invite our guests to nibble away this holiday season, we can’t help but wonder about one very well-established Christmas tradition…how did Santa get hooked on milk & cookies? Answer: we discovered there isn’t just one cookie crumb trail leading us to...
Though St. Louis may seem an unlikely fall weekend destination location, this charming Midwestern city is arguably America’s hidden gem – especially come autumn! Whether you’re traveling alone, as a couple, or with the entire family, St. Louis has a...
Cultural Activities
The home of the famed Gateway Arch, St. Louis has a rich cultural history centered around music and visual art. Many of America’s jazz greats have played here, including Missouri natives Miles Davis and Charlie Parker. Actor Cary Grant regularly stayed in St. Louis, and even started the tradition of leaving chocolates on the pillow at a local hotel called the Mayfair. Now known as Magnolia St. Louis, this luxurious...
Wedding Photo Spots
Photography is one of the most important aspects of a wedding. Couples spend an average of $2,099 on their wedding photographer, according to Brides magazine, and around 60% take engagement photos. It’s even become trendy to hand out disposable cameras...
Best BBQ in St. Louis
Barbecuing is an art. Don’t believe us? There are BBQ TV shows and hundreds of cookbooks. There’s even a nationwide BBQ organization that hosts competitions where pro and amateur pitmasters compete in teams, with winning BBQers taking home thousands of dollars in cash prizes. Find the best BBQ in St. Louis In St. Louis, we take our BBQ seriously. Like Memphis, Kansas City and Texas, St. Louis has a signature...
St. Louis City Museum
Say the word “museum” to a child and she’s likely to either light up with excitement or cringe in fear of boring history lessons and old-fashioned art. While there are still plenty of traditional museums – think instructional plaques, tour...
Botanical Garden
Did you know that St. Louis is home to one of the oldest public gardens in America? Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is a National Historic Landmark – not to mention one of the prettiest places in city limits. It’s also the second-highest rated area attraction on travel website TripAdvisor.com, which recently awarded the nearby Magnolia Hotel St. Louis its annual Certificate of Excellence. Missouri Botanical Garden, referred...
Baseball Town
St. Louis, Missouri sits in the heart of the Midwest, a city with 79 diverse neighborhoods teeming with die-hard baseball fans. It's the city of the Gateway Arch, the blues, barbecue, and Cardinals baseball. Recently, the city of St. Louis...
Luxury Hotel Near the Scottrade Center
In 1994, the Scottrade Center opened in downtown St. Louis as a contemporary sports and entertainment complex. The arena sits on the site of the former Keil Auditorium, a venue that served the city for six decades. Today, the state-of-the-art facilities of the Scottrade Center hosts almost 200 events annually, including home games for the NHL's St. Louis Blues. We have a luxury Hotel near the Scottrade Center. For visitors with tickets...