Overlooking the Mississippi, this Beaux-Arts style hotel fresh off a $32 million renovation consistently wins raves from travelers for a high level of professional service. The prime location in the heart of the Old Main District means restaurants, riverboat rides and boutique shopping are a short stroll from your doorstep.
Some rooms have views of Saint Raphael Cathedral (built in 1847 and modeled after Oxford's Magdalen College). East-facing rooms have views of the Mississippi. Guestrooms are decorated in cream and gold, with black accents and historic photographs and prints on the walls. The indoor pool on the lower level picks up the gold and black theme with stylish poolside chaises.
A sophisticated restoration of an American heritage hotel
Potosa Spa has a full-service menu and facilities to match the grandeur of the hotel: a fireplace room, side-by-side massage tables, oversize tubs for milk baths and other restorative soaks.
Caroline's Restaurant serves contemporary American cuisine, and the dramatic red and black room at Riverboat Lounge draws a lively crowd for cocktails and appetizers.
In-room dining from Caroline's is available.
A Mississippi River landmark since 1839, the original "Julien Hotel" was host to Abraham Lincoln and Mark Twain. Rumor has it Al Capone used it as a hideout when things in Chicago got dicey.