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The Cheshire

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Nice breakfast and comfortable beds. Loved the olde English style, ye boardroom and ye WC,etc. great decor! Would have liked to take the bikes for a ride but oh well maybe next tIme.

A unique and pleasant place, with fabulous decor with an old world feel to it. If you're looking for a modern, shiny and new hotel, this is not your place. But if you're after something a bit different with an old traditional feel, some unique attributes, and a fabulous old pub, come stay here.

No Parking No Customers service No Maid service No Class No trashcan No security No Fun No way again

The hotel staff was very nice, and friendly. My room was disappointing because of the dust.....It was so much dust that I wet a cloth, and wiped down as much as I could. All of the mirrors in our room had a film on them. There also appeared to be dog hair on some of the furniture.

We were excited to book a themed hotel for our weekend trip. When we arrived everything looked to be as described on the website. Nice wood interior and excellent decoration. It was a little eccentric in that once you arrived on the property the roads were all backwards. This wouldn't be a problem, except that the location is a hot spot with a very popular bar and restaurant having several people walking around the parking lot. The room was as nice as you would expect any hotel room, however the sheets on one of the beds looked like they hadn't been changed. They looked as if they had been wadded up and were very wrinkled. Cleanliness was also an issue. For a 4 star rated hotel, I would have expected the cleaning staff to clean BEHIND some of the furniture. I dropped my phone charger off the night stand and it looked like no one had ever bothered to look behind there. I'm talking an inch of dust and who knows what else. It just made me think that if they didn't bother cleaning something so obvious, what else do they not do. This was solidified by the nasty keurig brewer that was in the room. Additionally there were no appliances, save for the keurig. Its not listed as having refrigerator or microwave, but I also couldn't find a central one in the dining area either. Bathroom was very nice with a good shower. Cool room themes though. Bram Stoker, Jane Austen, Ian Fleming, JRR Tolkien were the few on my floor.

Pros: Free parking, Good Restaurants on the hotel premises. Decent staff. Cons: Dated & smelly carpets in the corridors. Dark room themes. small room size.

We enjoyed our three night stay. Having to pay for parking was an added expense that we should not have to pay IMHO.

This is an amazing hotel! I've stayed here before and will probably stay here again on my next trip to St. Louis.

This is a quaint little gem. The restaurant had good food and the pub attached has a great atmosphere. The rooms are comfortable and the staff is very nice. The Zoo and park are across the street. With the outdoor patio next to Starbucks and the breakfast that is provided it is a pleasant place to be on a Sunday morning. The rooms have Keurig coffee makers. There is not a refrigerator, you will need to ask for one. The beds are soft and comfortable. The hotel has a great lobby with a fireplace, games, tables and sofas. The lobby is a nice place to spend time, read and have a drink if you like. There is a $10.00 a night parking fee.

Great location, and very friendly staff. The bar The Fox and Hound was like an old english pub, very fun. There were the small things like no mini fridge, or microwave. The pool area was nice and comfy, but the pool not so much very cold, even in the hot 80 degree weather. Overall glad i didnt pay full price would not be worth it, but still a nice place to get away. Also hotel was pet friendly but no nice grass to do their bussiness

Overall the stay was very nice. The hotel theme is very neat as is the decor throughout the rooms and the hotel. The pub and tavern inside the hotel called Fox and Hounds was fantastic! It is a dark, very poor lighted tavern just as you would find in england, it was very neat. The liverpool wings were fantastic, possibly the best wing I have ever had; certainly top 3. The staff is very knowlegable and helpful if you need anything. Self parking is only 7 dollars and that even includes a parking garage or just the parkin lot right outside hotel if you don't want to mess with hassle of getting in and out. The hotels location is fantastic. The zoo is only 3 blocks away so its like a 2 minute drive at the very most in traffic. We also went to a cardinals game and the drive really wasn't bad for that either, I believe 6.8 miles if not mistaken. We did not try out the pool as it was only like 75 outside but the outside area was very nice by pool and was very relaxing. Overall experience was very good and my wife and I would certainly go back. Food was very good, service was great, location was amazing, especially for the zoo, and the hotel was clean inside and out.

A very nice hotel, recently remodeled and nicely themed. The Obitz site claims free breakfast, wifi and parking, BUT my bill included a $7 charge for parking. When I mentioned it to the front desk staff he said "well we charge for parking, but I'll let it go this time." It's only $7, but not the point.

I think it was a little pricy for what I got. The bathroom had alot of long hair on the floor and sink. Continental breakfast was great lots of fruit.

This hotel was very easy to find and had a comforting and elegent atmosphere with a wood burning fire place in the lobby. I was very disatisfied with the hotel dining options. The room service is very limited on options and expensive. It offers food choices that are more focused on fanciness than taste. Only about ten options total. The Fox and Hound is a bar, no food offered but a cheese tray. Coming from IL, the smoking atmosphere was a bit much for me to take. The hotel is non-smoking, but the bar in the lobby is not. Overall, a decent place to stay. Not a choice for those looking forward to ammenities. The television in my room was about 20+ years old and very small. I did like the staff and their friendliness during most of the trip.

Chesire Lodge was a theme park without the rides. Its eclectic, although ostensibly British, ambiance was charming and entertaining. I particularly enjoyed the gigantic (stuffed) bear in the foyer and the historical St. Louis photographs in the breakfast nook. Although I expected some kind of werewolf or elf to be in costume the real Chesire Lodge staff were extremely polite, professional, and helpful at all times. Our room was ample in size and well appointed, featuring (amazing!) a window that opened to allow fresh air in. King size bed was comfortable. TV could have been somewhat larger, but was adequate. Room was cleaned well. Business center was small, but adequate. Internet access was good. (As opposed to another large chain hotel in St Louis where I had recently stayed, which had a large business center, albeit with largely non-working public internet access and pricey in room access. Pool looked like fun, but for summer only as it was outdoors. I would have liked a fitness center, but made do with excellent walking paths in close-by Forest Park and in the neighborhood. Parking was free! Property had an on-site pub, but we did not partake. Excellent location...close to Forest Park, Washington University in STL (which is why we were there), neighborhood bistros, Clayton, and highways. Not for everyone, but I loved it!

Great location to I-64 and Clayton.

The Chesire was a nice hotel. The loud noices in the morning was very horrible. You could hear jack hammering as early as 8:00. The fox and hound was the best thing. If you like real breadkfast this is not the place. Every morning there was donuts, coffee, box cereal and canned peaches thats all. The T.V is very small and for the money I paided, there was not any type of fridge in the room.

The hotel appears to be in a midst of a total overhaul. The entrance is not readily discerable. You really have to hunt to find it. Apparently there is an underground parking garage that is in poor repair. It has caused much of the area adjacent to the lodge to be roped off from car trafic; and it is closed. Thus you have to carry your lugage a long way to the desk when you find it; and parking is at a premium. The rooms were OK, but not great. The TV was had a very small screen.

6300 Clayton Rd Richmond Heights MO

Hotel highlights

  • Close to St. Louis Zoo
  • Free English breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

St. Louis Zoo is within a mile (2 km) of The Cheshire, and other popular sites like St. Louis Art Museum are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 4-star hotel has 108 rooms and welcomes guests with 3 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Located in central Richmond Heights, the hotel is also near Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis and Missouri Botanical Gardens and Arboretum.


Free English breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. This hotel is home to 3 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


The Cheshire's 108 individually decorated rooms provide iPod docks, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers. 37-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Pillowtop beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Free local calls, free bottled water, and ironing boards are also available.

Property features

At The Cheshire, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Parking is available for USD 10.00 per day (USD 14.00 per day for valet parking), and there's also limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include a meeting room, a 24-hour business center, and a free kid's club.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Royal Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3