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Stellar Reviews: January 2018

We blasted into 2018 in style here at the Moonrise boutique hotel! January was pretty chilly, but all the fantastic reviews our guests left for us had us feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. Visitors loved our unique wedding reception venues, fabulous corporate event venues and the fact that we have the best rooftop dining St. Louis has to offer. Not to mention the animal lovers that choose us over all other pet-friendly hotels in St. Louis! Check out some of our favorite reviews from the month.


“Fun hotel in great neighborhood” 5 of 5 stars

“This is one of my favorite hotels. The property itself is quiet, comfortable, clean and fun. The theme isn’t overbearing, more light-hearted. Neighborhood near Washington U had lots of the kind of restaurants you’d expect to find in a college area. Plus Hotel is short walking distance to the light rail to STL and downtown. Highly recommended.”

By William B., a TripAdvisor traveler

Stayed: January 2018, traveled on business

“Quirky in all the right ways!” 5 of 5 stars

“Perhaps it is because the Moonrise is not well known outside of St. Louis that it can retain its vintage cool. This is not the kind of place to hurry through. Take the extra minutes to explore the 50 and 60’s era showcases of space travel and sci-fi. Go up to the rooftop for the view. And, eat at the Eclipse! This is a Hotel worth revisiting and to try to find similar lodging elsewhere. Blast off!”

By RobandKor, a TripAdvisor traveller

Stayed: January 2018, traveled with family

“Looking forward to our next stay” 5 of 5 stars

“This was a getaway weekend for us, paired up with a terrific concert at the Pageant, next door. From the moment we pulled up to the valet, to the languid hour at breakfast, it was exactly what we needed.
I travel a good deal with business, and have been exposed to quite a number of hotels. This one rates very well, given the friendly staff, immaculate lobby and room, contemporary furnishings with a bit of Whimsy, and the rooftop bar.
Breakfast the next morning was outstanding, to the point that we decided to return for brunch and another overnight stay in the near future. One reviewer called it a “dump”. Perhaps a competitor trying to discourage interest, as it’s anything but. Keep it up Moonrise; we enjoyed our stay, and can’t wait to return.”

Stayed: January 2018, traveled as a couple

By D Troy C, a TripAdvisor traveler

“Fun Hotel” 5 of 5 stars

“This hotel was on my bucket list. I loved every part of it! Clean, quiet, nice employees! The bed was very cozy, loved the fainting chair in the room. The mixed drink you get when you register was good! I would like all hotels to do that. I would stay again in the warmer months to enjoy the outside.”

Stayed: January 2018, traveled as a couple

By kabbett, a TripAdvisor traveler

“Wonderful Stay” 5 of 5 stars

“This hotel was perfect. We were attending a show at the Pageant and this was right next door. The location couldn’t have been any better. Upon check in we were given a free cocktail, which was delicious. The room was spacious and the beds were so comfortable. The bathroom was super nice, the shower was excellent and the soaps provider were so relaxing. They also provide you with some of the softest robes I have ever seen. We also visited to rooftop bar, which was pricey but the drinks were delicious. The staff was very friendly during our stay. I would definitely stay here again and I highly recommend it to anyone. The location is also in the delmar loop so there is plenty of shopping and restaurants to try out.”

Stayed: January 2018, traveled as a couple

By Amber H, a TripAdvisor traveler

“Very Impressed” 5 of 5 stars

“Funky , hip hotel. Stayed in the Buddy Epson suite , large and spacey enough. Nice view of city , Nice bed , little hard , pillows galore. Large bathroom , whole suite pkg was nice. Hotel restaurant was nice , rooftop bar very nice. All staff we encountered were incredibly friendly and helpful! Suggestions for nearby eateries by staff were spot on. Loved Pi Pizzeria. Just an overall nice little downtown area. Definitely would visit again and stay at Moonrise Hotel.”

Stayed: January 2018, traveled as a couple

By Rocket51, a TripAdvisor traveller


Five stars from Barclay P.

“Such a cool experience … from booking through checkout.”

Five stars from Lewis R.

“Attended Motown Mondays an eclectic group partied on the rooftop until their hearts content.”

Five stars from Ann H.

“We stayed at the Moonrise and made it a home base for our wedding prep at the nearby Boo Cat Club. It was 100% perfect from start to finish, so very accommodating and terrific. Thank you to Will, Phil, and the whole staff for making us feel welcome and special the whole time. If you’re getting married and need a place for you or your guests to stay to show off one of the most fun areas in town, or just want to have a special and fun stay in St. Louis, GO WITH MOONRISE!”

Five stars from Kelly Q.

“We love this hotel!!! It’s our “Go To” Date Night spot!!!”

Five stars from Erika L. B.

“Amazingly cosmic, eclectic and we WILL definitely be staying here again with our son who will love it!”

Five stars from Kathy C.

“By far one of my favorites. Fabulous decor aside, I slept better here than at any other hotel.The room was beautiful and clean….the mattress and bedding super comfortable. The room was quiet and the sound machine soothing. I hope to always make this my St. Louis home away from home.”

Five stars from Dean H.

“What an amazing hotel. The owner and designers paid special attention to every detail, even down to the bathroom sink stopper! The rooftop bar had an awesome atmosphere even if we couldn’t be outside due the temperatures, the twinkling lights a planets really set the mood. I will definitely be staying there again!!”

Stellar Stay” 5 of 5 stars

“This is a fun, quirky, comfortable place. Best loaner robes I’ve encountered yet. The bed was the perfect blend of firm but cozy. We’ll be back—and next time with our dog.”

“Excellent” 5 of 5 stars

“Themed hotel with nice facilities and pleasant staff. Good location.”

“Always my first choice in the Lou” 5 of 5 stars

“When I have to be in the Lou( usually 3-4 times a year ) I always stay at the Moonrise. The staff and amenities are second to none. The restaurant isn’t afraid of spicing things up and truly understands that most of its guests are tired and seeking a bit of comfort in their dining. As a professional traveler, I would recommend the Moonrise to anyone who knows the difference between affectation and class.”

Reviews like that really get our rockets firing! Take it from our guests – when it comes to unique, fun, eco-friendly hotels, there’s no better place in the universe. Ready for an out-of-this-world experience yourself? Book a room online today!