Parking and Transportation Information

For Saint Louis University's campus:

Arriving by air: Saint Louis Lambert International Airport is serviced by most domestic airlines. A taxi from the airport to Saint Louis University's campus will cost $40 to $50 plus tip. Public transportation is also available via Metrolink (Grand Station station).

Arriving by car: Saint Louis University is located off I-64. When travelling Eastbound or Westbound on I-64: take the Grand Blvd. Exit. Turn right (north) onto Grand Ave. Turn left (West) onto Laclede Ave. Immediately turn left into the Laclede Parking Deck.

Day Parking: The preferred locations for daytime parking are the Laclede Garage (located on Laclede Avenue, between North Grand Boulevard and Spring Avenue) and the Olive-Compton Garage (entrance at the corner of Olive Street and North Compton Avenue).

Over-night Parking: On-campus over-night parking is available in the Olive-Compton Garage (at the corner of Olive Street and N Compton Avenue) for $6 per day or per exit.

Saint Louis University Northwest Campus Map

For Washington University of St. Louis' Medical Campus:

The Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC) is located in the middle of the Washington University School of Medicine campus, and is right next to the Central West End MetroLink station. It is a brief five minute walk from the heart of St. Louis’ Central West End neighborhood, which has many restaurants and shops.

Arriving by air: A taxi from the airport to Washington University of St. Louis' Medical Campus will cost $40 to $50 plus tip. Public transportation is also available via Metrolink (Central West End station).

Arriving by car: Washington University of St. Louis' Medical Campus is located off I-64. When travelling Eastbound or Westbound on I-64: take the Kingshighway Blvd. Exit. Turn North onto Kingshighway Blvd. The medical campus will be on your right.

Day Parking:

Over-night Parking: :

Washington University of St. Louis' Medical Campus Map

Parking and Transportation Information


We highly recommend booking a room at the Hotel Ignacio, located on the northeast corner of Saint Louis University's campus. The Hotel Ignacio is an exceptional boutique hotel located in the vibrant midtown area of Saint Louis. Discerning travellers who walk through our doors enter an urban oasis. Here, you will find all the comforts and convenience of home in an intimate setting, combined with extraordinary personalized service delivered by a friendly, professional staff dedicated to making your stay absolutely seamless. You can even bring along your best furry friend!

There are also numerous hotels in the surrounding area, we recommend staying at one of the following hotels. All are located within easy walking distance of a MetroLink station and no more than one stop away from the Grand Station (two blocks south of Saint Louis University).

Here are some of the nicer hotels in the area:
The Chase Park Plaza, located in the Central West End
The St. Louis Union Station Marriott, located downtown at Union Station
The Sheraton St. Louis City Center Hotel & Suites, located downtown near Union Station
For those seeking wallet-friendly accommodations, here are some suggestions:
The Drury Inn Union Station, located downtown at Union Station
The Parkway Hotel, located in the Central West End
The Comfort Inn, located in the Central West End


Dining Options

Although the list below is just a small sampling of the plethora of wonderful dining options in the up and coming culinary scene in St. Louis, it might be worthwhile to take a look at the Riverfront Times' Best of 2012 list of restaurants to find the dining experience you are looking for. Or, if you would like a more complete listing of restaurants within walking distance, check out this listing. Additionally, some of St. Louis' unique neighborhoods harbor numerous culinary options. South Grand and The Grove offer a wide variety of ethnic cuisines. Washington Avenue and the Central West End contain the trendiest restaurants in town. The Hill is the Italian quarter of St. Louis, with a number of fine eateries. The Delmar Loop, just north of Washington University at Saint Louis, contains a heady mix of eating and people-watching opportunities. Quaint Lafayette Square also offers a handful of establishments, all worthy of your patronage.

Pappy's Smokehouse offers juicy Memphis Style BBQ prepared daily using only the best ingredients. Pappy's starts by slow smoking their meats from 4-14 hours over apple or cherry wood and finish them off with a selection of three delicious sauces and your choice of sides all prepared fresh in house. Come before noon to avoid long lines (regularly 45 minutes, but worth the wait!).
Voted best Ice Cream Parlor in St. Louis, The Fountain on Locust's impressive hand-painted art deco interior provides a wonderful ambiance for enjoying their wonderful ice cream treats or unwind with one of their adult ice cream concoctions (alcohol included).
Located one block west of Saint Louis University, The Scottish Arms is a rustic, traditional victorian style pub and a comfortable setting for lunch, dinner and late night entertainment. The product driven menu changes seasonally focussing on the purity and quality of local ingredients and sustainable farming wherever possible. Our hearts will always be in Scotland so we will have our famous Scotch Eggs, Haddock n' Chips and Bangers, to name a few, all year round.
The Triumph Grill is a chic, understated tribute to Triumph motorcycles. Here an international variety of flavors abounds in a restaurant attached to the Moto Museum.
Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria is a family owned and operated, full-service, Italian restaurant specializing in award-winning pizza and other family recipes. Also right on the edge of campus!
Drinks, comfort food, coffee, music -- Plush does it all day long, in a shabby-chic space that's a perfect fit for Midtown Alley. Try a plate of Plush fries with two dipping sauces. Plush also books a variety of musical acts, many with no cover charge.
Mama Josephine's serves up fantastic, authentic southern cooking with a healthy helping of southern hospitality by the friendliest staff in town. Enough said.
Taste Bar strives for perfection in food, cocktails, and drink with locally sourced food and new classic cocktails featuring a tip top selection of hand selected spirits. an experience of atmosphere, flavor, service, and enjoyment. The chef of Taste believes dining and drinking are experiences that should be cherished and enjoyed. The focus is on hand crafted cocktails paired with thoughtfully prepared dishes. Cocktails and food alike are made with attention to detail. Seating here is limited, so please be patient or call ahead.
Saint Louis Bread Company, known nationally as Panera Bread Company, is a wonderful place to get fresh-made sandwiches and assorted pastries in a cozy atmosphere.
Central Table Food Hall is a first-of-its-kind culinary and retail destination in St. Louis. We offer a diverse array of dining genres through exhibition-style food stations in a communal atmosphere. Our mission is to elevate the food experience in St. Louis by providing chef-driven menus across many different dining experiences.
St. Louis Oasis Mediterranean Cafe is a low-key Greek/Mediterranean restaurant known for its selection of Arabic coffee and delicious gyros. Be sure to try some of the authentic dessert pastries.
Tortillaria is located in the historic Central West End and serves traditional home-made Mexican food, using only "market fresh" ingredients. Their name means "Tortilla Shop" and you will understand why they chose it after you try their home-made corn tortillas. Their salsa bar offers 4 salsas that will tempt any palate.
Wildflower brings together American gourmet dining with a casual atmosphere. It's been said many times, the Wild Flower is the Midwest's answer to a Greenwich Village hot spot; a charming atmosphere combined with a creative and delectable menu. There truly is something for everyone at the Wild Flower.
Bailey's Range is without question the best burger establishment in St. Louis. Range makes everything from scratch and uses only 100% grass fed Missouri range beef. With over 20 gourmet burgers to choose from, as well as handmade ice cream milkshakes, Range is a fantastic option for lunch or dinner.
If you are looking for a great breakfast spot, Rooster is your answer. Located downtown, Rooster is a European style, urban cafe specializing in crepes, sandwiches, and brunch items along with a unique selection of coffee, beer, wine and the best bloody marys and mimosas in town. Enjoy breakfast in their shaded sidewalk seating.
Pi Pizzeria serves up award-winning deep and thin crust pizza for lunch and dinner. Pi Pizzeria has put a slightly southern spin on chicago-style deep dish pizza, making theirs with a cornbread crust (fantastic). Each location also has a thriving bar in the evenings. T
Diablito's Cantina offers fresh, made-to-order Mexican fare with the largest tequila selection in St. Louis. Also, it is located right on Saint Louis University's campus.
Six Row Brewing Company produces quality ales from the site of the old Falstaff Brewery, one block south of Saint Louis University. Six Row offers not only expertly crafted beers but also delicious pub fare.
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company is an unconventional-minded yet tradition-oriented brewer of craft beer. They call their unique brewing philosophy Beer Divergency—a 'new world meets old world’ brewing approach wherein UCBC contributes to the 'revolution' of craft beer with artisanal creations of modern American beers, and pays 'reverence' to the heritage of beer with classically-crafted offerings of timeless European beer styles. The brewery also serves locally-sourced food and has a biergarten.
St. Louis's second biggest brewer, every year Schlafly brews around fifty styles of fresh beer. The Schlafly Tap Room first opened its doors in 1991 and proudly holds the distinction of being the first new brewpub in Missouri since Prohibition. Housed in a beautifully-restored wood and brick building on the National Historic Register, the Schlafly Tap Room enjoys a reputation as a casual, earthy place to drink, dine, and listen to great live music.

Dining Options