My girlfriend and I stayed at the Hotel Bothwell during our KATY Trail ride in early September. We were there on a Sunday night on the way west and again the following Tuesday night. The hotel is located a few blocks from the KATY Depot, an easy ride on streets with little traffic. They were very accommodating to cyclists and stored our bikes/trailer in the basement of the hotel. The hotel itself is old, but the rooms have been updated and were comfortable. There is a restaurant in the hotel, but it isn't open on Sunday so we took a taxi to dinner at Patricia's Mexican (good basic Mexican food with decent margaritas). We discovered later that Coach's Tavern, near the hotel, is open on Sunday and serves typical tavern fare. On our mid-week stay we ate at the in-house Ivory Grille, which had good food and decent prices. The hotel provided a continental breakfast that was basic but adequate. The Bothwell is convenient to the AMTRAK station if you are riding the train and there is a bike shop, Pro Velo, located just across the street if you need anything for your bike (but not on Sunday or Monday).
posted Oct 13 2010 4:49PM
- Marty, St. Louis
My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Bothwell during our Clinton to St. Louis bike trek last week. We found the staff to be friendly and very accomodating. They didn't mind our loading and unloading our bikes in the beautiful lobby, stored them in the basement, and promptly returned them to the lobby when we were ready to depart. The hotel has done a nice job with its renuvation, and we enjoyed our comfortable and spacious room. We found both the food and the service at the Ivory Grille to be very good.
posted Oct 15 2010 12:29AM
- judi, St. Louis