Welcome back to this week’s edition of Travel Tuesday! I am so excited to finally share my hotel review of the Four Seasons St. Louis. I was blessed to be able to spend the Labor Day Weekend at this beautiful hotel. As many of you know, I’m a pharmacist by day. Can we say exhausting? I knew I needed to relax, and the Four Seasons St. Louis had me covered.

If you visit the Four Seasons St. Louis website, you’ll see that they have coined the term “urban oasis” to describe this hotel. Let me just say…WOW. I have never heard a hotel described as accurately as this. From the outdoor space to the incredible views of the Arch to the downtown location, you will find yourself right at home in this urban oasis.

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Since this trip was strictly about relaxation, I want to share five ways to relax at the Four Seasons St. Louis:

{ONE}: Take a bath in the DEEP tub

Y’ALL. These tubs are the deepest, most relaxing bathtubs I’ve ever experienced in my life. We are talking relaxation to the highest degree. Thank goodness I brought along my favorite bubble bath. I am obsessed with taking baths. It’s so relaxing to me, and I really like to wind down after a long day. If you’re like me and often choose a hotel based on the bathtub, then the Four Seasons St. Louis is for you!

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{TWO}: Get a massage in the spa

I live for a good massage. I LOVE that the Four Seasons St. Louis brings together incredibly talented masseuses and soft, muted colors for a truly relaxing environment. This full service spa is perfect for a girls getaway weekend!

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{THREE}: Get a blowout in the salon

My hair & I were super thankful for the amazing blowout I got to have with Michelle. She was super professional the entire time, all while being very friendly and welcoming. We talked about the best spots to visit in St. Louis and she helped me create a list for next time I’m in town ;) AND if the Four Seasons spa isn’t mirror goals, I don’t know what is! (see below)

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{FOUR}: Lay out by the pool

The pool deck was the place to be. It ended up being around 90 this weekend, so laying out was definitely in order. My favorite thing about the pool area? Those cabanas. How adorable?! Also I wanted to point out that the Four Seasons St. Louis has thought of everything! Next to the table where you check in to the pool, you will find sunscreen, magazines, and fruit water to make sure all the bases are covered. I have forgotten sunscreen so many times, so this was a welcome thought by the staff.

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{FIVE}: Grab a chick flick or two & watch them in your room

I’m the girl who’s up for shopping and going out on the town on the daily, but I’m also the girl who knows how important relaxation can be. I’m turning 30 this year, so I’ve really been realizing how much I need to slowwww down. Some of my favorite chick flicks include The Holiday, How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days, The Proposal, and No Strings Attached. Trust me, you can’t go wrong with any of those.

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Overall, I was blown out of the water by the service and kindness I received from the staff at the Four Seasons St. Louis. They were the most accommodating hotel staff I have ever stayed with. From the moment I checked in, I knew that I was going to be treated professionally and with so much respect. The welcome gift was super thoughtful!

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Amenities abound at the Four Seasons St. Louis. The full service restaurant, Cielo, serves a yummy breakfast! I chose the Cielo omelet and I was beyond pleased. My server was so kind to go over menu highlights with me, and I was so thankful! There’s nothing like enjoying breakfast with a view of the Arch!

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Be sure to check with the staff to see if there are any cool events going on around the hotel. I got super lucky, because there was an amazing fireworks show that I watched from the pool deck!

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And for all of my bloggy BFF’s out there, the amount of perfect selfie locations in the Four Seasons St. Louis is undeniable.

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Thank you so much to the Four Seasons St. Louis for having me. I can’t wait to be back & explore more of what STL has to offer!

Be sure to check out all of my travel recaps here. In next week’s Travel Tuesday post, I’ll be sharing all of the places we went to eat while in St. Louis! Trust me, you don’t want to miss it.

Thanks for reading! XO,

Rebekah

*I received my hotel stay complimentary of the Four Seasons. All thoughts & opinions are my own.*

Who’s ready for the weekend? We are almost there y’all! Since I live in Northwest Arkansas, I’m in pretty good vicinity to several cities/towns I like to visit. Whether it be Tulsa or Fort Smith or Springfield, I can usually find somewhere fun to go on the weekends. For today’s Travel With Me Thursday, I thought I would share a review of Hotel Vandivort in Springfield, Missouri.

(this post is in no way sponsored, I just fell in love with this hotel)

Hotel Vandivort is a boutique hotel located conveniently in downtown Springfield. I have this thing for downtown areas of cities. I think my dream would be to live in a loft above a fun store or restaurant. Anyways, I have stayed at the Hotel Vandivort twice now. Today I will show you what my experience in an “Explorer Suite” looked like.

There are two things I really look for when I’m going for a relaxing weekend. The first of these is a comfy bed! This bed was no exception. I actually wish I could sleep in it tonight. The covers were so soft and cuddly. There were plenty of pillows and the mattress had just the right amount of softness.

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I love, love, love the accent wall. I totally wish I could recreate it in my house!

The second of my requirements is a soaking tub. If you know me, you know I live for a good bath. I take a bath almost every single night usually with my favorite bath bomb from LUSH. 2/5 “Explorer Suites” have a large bathtub. I requested this at the front desk, and they were great at accommodating my request.

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The bathroom was also well-appointed with Hotel Vandivort toiletries that smelled amazing. I’m pretty sure they smell like Christian Grey would smell ;)

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This room also included a sitting area with a second TV and a wet bar. They had all kinds of yummy snacks and drinks in the room. I made tea several times and had a microwave to warm up some soup that I had brought in.

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There was also plenty of room to get work done. You could either sit on the comfy sofa or use the desk that was located near the closet in the bedroom part of the room.

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I took a picture of this door hanger, because I love the humor! If you want to check out the floor plan of the “Explorer Suite”, visit this page.

Features I enjoyed in my “Explorer Suite”:

-large soaking tub

-plenty of room to spread out & get work done

-microwave, frig, & coffee maker

-separate toilet closet

-large walk-in shower

-large closet with plenty of hangers

-super comfy bed with fluffy pillows

Features I enjoyed at Hotel Vandivort:

-private parking through a coded gate

-downtown location that was convenient to restaurants

-relaxing environment with spacious rooms

I really need to head back to the Hotel Vandivort and take more pictures of the outside, downstairs, and outdoor areas! That’s on my to-do list ;)


I want to hear from you:

-Have you ever visited Springfield, Missouri?

-Do you like hotel reviews?


Thanks for reading! XO,

Rebekah