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    Planning a trip with a buddy or two...

    To St. Louis in early May for a couple Cubs/Cards games. We will have just finished our freshman year of college and have a few questions...

    1) All of us being 19, are we old enough to book a hotel room?

    2) I don't believe any of us have credit cards, but we do have debit cards. Is that a problem?

    Thanks a bunch to anyone who can answer these!!



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    Re: Planning a trip with a buddy or two...

    Most hotels will except debit cards if they have the VISA/MC tag to them.

    BTW....downtown ST Louis has a lot of great hotels that are walkable to the ballpark. Zero need to drive to the game if you do it right.


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    Re: Planning a trip with a buddy or two...

    I go to St Louis at least once a weekend to watch the Cards. The wife always books hotels on line and we have never paid more than 70 bucks at the downtown Marriot. Its a very nice hotel and its within walking distance to the ballpark and the Landing on the river.



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    Re: Planning a trip with a buddy or two...

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCrazy View Post
    I go to St Louis at least once a weekend to watch the Cards. The wife always books hotels on line and we have never paid more than 70 bucks at the downtown Marriot. Its a very nice hotel and its within walking distance to the ballpark and the Landing on the river.
    $70 a night?


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    Re: Planning a trip with a buddy or two...

    Stay the hell away from East St. Louis



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    Re: Planning a trip with a buddy or two...

    You can get good deals on hotels all around the city. The Metrolink stops across the street from Busch Stadium if you don't stay downtown. We usually stay either out by the airport (cheap, great deals) or at the Hilton or Millennium, both downtown but hit/miss on deals depending on where/when you book. Hilton & Millennium are both one block from the stadium.

    If you drive into downtown, there's a parking garage located on 7th b/w Chestnut & Pine, 3 blocks from the stadium. $5 to park during a game...most other close lots are $20+. Plus on your way to/from the game you can stop at Hooters on the lower level of parking garage or Mike Shannon's restaurant (has an outdoor patio, don't remember if they check ID to get on patio or not)

    South of the stadium is a fun tailgate-ish scene at Al Hrabosky's and another place, name isn't coming to me right now. Big warehouse type buildings with bars, patios, vendors, etc. At least they were there in 2009, last time I made it to a game there. Any age can roam around.

    I lived in the Central West End (near Forest Park) for a summer, cool little neighborhood for college-age people but I can't remember what hotels are in that area. Restaurants, parks, bars, two blocks from the metrolink.

    Oh...and avoid East St Louis. And a good chunk of the area north of downtown within STL proper.


    I've used a debit card for hotel rooms, nobody has ever specified a credit card when checking in. Some require you be 21, some don't. My dad has an account w/ Hilton and one time when went with friends when we were 20 he called the hotel and booked it in his name and confirmed with them that I would be able to check in even though none of us were 21. Call the specific hotel and ask is my best advice for that.


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    Re: Planning a trip with a buddy or two...

    Quote Originally Posted by cjb1978 View Post
    Stay the hell away from East St. Louis
    It's not that bad.

    Just look for where it says rib tips. Well, f*** that, you don't wanna go that way. Go all the way down about half a block and you'll see a Torino with no wheels on it. Now inside that Torino is my cousin, Jack. Now you tell him you're my boy and that you're lost and he'll make sure you get to where you're goin'.



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    Re: Planning a trip with a buddy or two...

    Take cash, strippers like cash.


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    Re: Planning a trip with a buddy or two...

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCrazy View Post
    I go to St Louis at least once a weekend to watch the Cards. The wife always books hotels on line and we have never paid more than 70 bucks at the downtown Marriot. Its a very nice hotel and its within walking distance to the ballpark and the Landing on the river.
    Are there weekends you go to St. Louis more than once to watch the Cards??


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