Angad Art Hotel in St. Louis

I'm tired of generic hotels, so we tried the Angad Arts Hotel for a change.  This large art-filled hotel is close to the campus of St. Louis University (SLU) and convenient to downtown.  It is named for one of the founders, Angad Paul, who passed away before hotel was completed.  The hotel also features the ART bar on the 13th floor with views of the Arch.  It is a popular place, so reservations are necessary.

Each floor is color themed.  We had one double room, which was large with an especially spacious bathroom.  The hallway fixtures and some of the room lights are the old-fashioned Edison bulbs, which give off a warm glow.  Each room has very high ceilings, a desk, and deep window sills (handy for small items).  The TV, refrigerator and coffee maker actually worked, too.  It was a comfortable space with a lighted closet and robes.  We also booked two singles, which were also nice.  Each room has a piece of meta-art.  The painting is a portrait of a subject in the room.  The blue room painting is below.  

The reception is on the 12th floor and this wasn't well marked at the entrance.  This floor has many art pieces and a library with books on art and design.  The stairway to the ART bar is here, as well.  The rooms have the added safety feature that you can only use your room key to access your floor from the elevator.  The hotel also has a breakfast room with a nice menu and generous hours.  There is a parking lot, as well.

The only drawback is the street noise.  It is off Grand Avenue, which is very busy.  However, one of us asked for a quiet room to the back of the hotel and that was better.

It was a pleasant stay.  There is plenty of art to look at on the first floor. second floor and 12th floor.  It felt like a destination of its own.  There is a lot to see within walking distance.  We looked at a nearby sculpture garden and visited the CAM Contemporary Art Museum.  The historic Samuel Cupples house is close by, but it was closed due to COVID.  We didn't have time to see the St. Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA).  All this is within a five block radius.


Cupples House at SLU


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