Recharge at Missouri's Boutique Hotels


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Convenient access to a variety of activities and fantastic accommodations make boutique hotels in Missouri a prime destination for your girls-only retreat.
Author: Stephen Foutes
Smaller hotels are big on amenities in Missouri

With smaller room counts – generally fewer than 100, and sometimes fewer than 50 – Missouri’s boutique hotels are ideal for groups that want a little peace and quiet. At the same time, many boutique hotels are located in city centers, meaning guests are never far from the action.

At the Moonrise Hotel on the Delmar Loop in St. Louis – where a lunar theme and funky décor are prominent features – you’re just steps from The Pageant, a popular performance hall, and Pin-Up Bowl, an equally popular bowling alley and cocktail lounge. The Moonrise has king and double queen suites and 10 celebrity suites dedicated to prominent St. Louisans.

The Ambassador Hotel in Kansas City has 43 rooms and its loft suites are an ideal headquarters for your girlfriends. Loft suites have king beds, 1.5 bathrooms, dining-room style tables and Keurig coffee stations. It’s about three blocks from the hotel to the Power and Light Entertainment District and to the Sprint Center.

Downtown Columbia is home to The Tiger Hotel, which offers convenient access to shopping and dining in The District, and to the University of Missouri. Your group might choose the deluxe double guestroom, which has two queen beds, or the executive suite, which has a king-size bed (in a separate bedroom) and a hideaway bed in the full-size couch in the suite’s seating area. The Vault, a speakeasy-style bar, is located on the lower level.

Of course, you don’t have to go to Missouri’s larger cities to find boutique hotels.

The 46-room Hotel Bothwell in Sedalia has deluxe king rooms and owner’s suites for your group outing. Both rooms will sleep four (sofas have hide-a-beds). The Spa at Hotel Bothwell has a diverse menu of treatment options, while the on-site Ivory Grille offers a fine-dining experience.

A little farther north, in Boonville, Hotel Frederick’s 24 guestrooms are designed with relaxation in mind. The in-suite bathrooms have tiled (and heated!) floors, there’s an on-site bar for relaxing after a long day and many of the rooms have jetted tubs. If your group craves a little nightlife, visit the Isle of Capri Casino. During its operating season, Warm Springs Ranch is also a great place for your group to visit.

  Moonrise Hotel
The Moonrise Hotel blends modern design with a lunar theme to create a four diamond boutique hotel experience. ...

  The Tiger Hotel – Columbia
A full-service luxury boutique-hotel with 62 guestrooms and suites. Guests enjoy all of the business ...

  Hotel Frederick
The hotel, built in 1905, holds 24 guestrooms, many with a view of the Missouri River. King and queen ...