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The Gateway Arch, also known as the Gateway to the West, is an iconic image of St. Louis, Missouri. Standing at 630 feet tall, it the tallest monument in the United States. Hotel accommodations close to this notable landmark include mid-scale to high-end Downtown and convention center properties. One of the best places for visitors to stay at is the Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch right next to the Gateway Arch with amenities that can't be beat. Guests can expect to enjoy a free hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi in all guestrooms and lobby area, free local and one hour long distance calls daily, free hot food and drinks nightly, free fountain sodas and fresh popcorn in the lobby everyday, plus so much more! Similar three star properties include the Hampton Inn St. Louis at the Gateway Arch with free hot breakfast, indoor pool and whirlpool, and covered guest parking to the Millennium Hotel with free shuttle service within 3 miles, pet friendly guestrooms, and floor-to-ceiling windows. More high-end, luxury properties to consider also within walking distance to the Gateway Arch include the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch with large meeting and event spaces, sports bar in the lobby area, and pub-style restaurant and the Hilton St. Louis Downtown at the Arch, a former bank with vault doors in the lobby, in-room Wi-Fi, and a 24-hr fitness center. The best time to visit St. Louis is in April and May with moderate, comfortable temperatures or from September to October as the high temperature from the summer months drops lower into the 80s down to the 60s.