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3559 College Avenue
Alton, Illinois 62002-5009
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Hotel Overview

The Best Western Premier Alton-St. Louis Area Hotel is the only award winning, full-service hotel in Alton, IL that can accommodate business travelers, leisure travelers, business meetings, banquets, church or social retreats, corporate meetings and conventions, fraternal conventions, wedding receptions, conferences and more.

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We offer complimentary self-parking, a fitness center, indoor pool, and a 24-hour business center.

Located just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis and Busch Stadium, get away from the crowd, and stay with us. Alton, IL has great history and local attractions, you’re sure to find something to do! Be sure to visit one of “Haunted Alton’s” finest tours while in town for a spooky good time!

Conveniently located in Alton, IL we offer many preferred partnerships and rates including Phillips66, Wood River Refinery, CLC, Creative Lodging, Dynegy, Marathon Petroleum, Harley-Davidson®, National Maintenance & Repair, and BP just to name a few. Our complimentary shuttle offers corporate travelers upon availability, transportation to local companies such as American Water, Olin Corporation, Alton Steel, Global Brass & Copper, SIU Dental, Alton Memorial, Winchester, OSF Healthcare, Lewis & Clark Community College & Argosy Casino. Need a hotel near Fast Eddie’s Bon Air? We go there too!

Work on the new complimentary, hotel-wide, high-speed Wi-Fi network. Take a splash in the pool and grab a bite to eat from Chef Kenny's Mississippi Region inspired menu in the Great Rivers Tap & Grill and enjoy Happy Hour! We're proud to boast 16 taps including your local craft favorites.

Take advantage of one of our many value packages such as the Hit the Trails Package, Bowling Fun with Airport Plaza Bowl or the Grafton Winery Package for a fun getaway!

Your stay at the Best Western Premier Alton-St. Louis Area Hotel is sure to be more comfortable, more productive and more enjoyable.

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Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
Pets allowed based on the availability of pet friendly rooms. Up to 2 dogs per room with an 80 pound weight limit. Additional pet types (cats, birds, etc.) may be accepted at the hotel’s discretion. Pet rate is $20 per day with a $100 per week maximum. A refundable cleaning & damage deposit of $50 is required upon check-in. If damage occurs or excessive cleaning is needed, the deposit can become non-refundable and the hotel may charge additionally to cover the costs of repair/cleaning.

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Hotel Amenities

Hotel

  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Restaurant on-site. Great Rivers Tap & Grill, on-site, opens at 11 a.m.
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, freshly prepared oatmeal, fresh squeezed orange juice, and coffee.
  • Bar/cocktail lounge. Great Rivers Tap & Grill, open every day at 11:00 a.m. Monday - Thursday until 9 p.m./Friday until 1 a.m. and Saturday until 3 a.m. Serving food Friday & Saturday until 10 p.m.
  • Indoor pool Heated
  • Exercise facility 24 Hour
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Elevator, to all four floors
  • Inter corridor
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Porterage/bell services
  • Laundromat, self-service, complimentary
  • Cable or satellite television, cable TV with HBO®; DirecTV® and cable in the lounge
  • Free wireless internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless internet access; Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Business center, 24 hours, near Front Desk
  • Printer available
  • Fax services
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy services
  • Photocopy machine
  • Audio/visual equipment and services
  • Conference services
  • Exhibit services
  • Dataports
  • Mail services, USPS
  • Wedding services. Wedding reception, ceremony, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner services
  • Meeting facilities, 5 meeting rooms to choose from
  • Banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Catering
  • Ballroom
  • Theater ticket desk. Tickets available for the Greater Alton Concert Association, Raging Rivers Waterpark, New Year's Eve Ballroom Bash, and Women in the Mirror.
  • Convenience store/Sundry
  • Air-conditioning
  • Physically challenged services
  • Hearing impaired services TDD Phones
  • Physically challenged facilities, restaurant, indoor pool, banquet rooms
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible
  • Parking for the physically challenged, 24 hours, free
  • Ice/vending machines, available
  • Local shuttle, 5 mile radius, registered guests only
  • Free parking, 24 hours
  • Outdoor parking, 24 hours, free
  • Truck/RV parking and Bus, 24 hours, free
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Live video gaming in Great Rivers Tap & Grill everyday
  • Karaoke & dance mix music 10 p.m. to as late as 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
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Room

  • Cable or satellite television
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron, ironing board
  • Desk/work area
  • High-speed Internet access and Wi-Fi throughout property
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Voice mail
  • Free local calls under 30 minutes
  • Air-conditioning
  • In-room safe complimentary
  • Wake-up calls, call front desk to schedule
  • Sofabed available in our king atrium and parking lot side rooms
  • Adjoining rooms available
  • Cribs, available
  • USB outlets on headboard near night light. Alarm clock has iPhone, Android, iPod chargers attached.

Rooms for the Physically Challenged: 8

  • Physically challenged rooms/facilities available
  • Bathtub seat available
  • Rails in bathroom available
  • Wheelchair accessible available
  • Closed-caption TV
  • Raised toilet with grab bars available
  • Visual alarm
  • Safety bar in shower
  • Walk-in shower available
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Nearby Attractions

Area Business

  • 7.1 mile(s) from Wood River Refinery, an oil refinery located in Roxana, Illinois, approximately 15 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri, on the east side of the Mississippi River.
  • 6 mile(s) from St Louis Regional Airport, pilots can expect prompt fueling, quality maintenance, aircraft rental and a full service pilot’s lounge at the services airport’s Fixed Base Operator (FBO). For travelers, helpful directions and ground transportation are easily secured.
  • 2.5 mile(s) from Wieland America, a world-class metals company by providing exceptional product quality and service to our customers, creating a culture of personal growth and continuous improvement for our employees, and generating superior returns for our shareholders.
  • 2.3 mile(s) from Alton Steel, Inc., is an SBQ steel producer with a dedicated work force. We offer hot rolled round bar and round cornered squares in both carbon and alloy grades. ASI’s location, in the heartland of America, makes shipments of quality products to all corners of the country possible. Our flexible yet frequent cycles offer quick response and better inventory control for our customers.
  • 12.5 mile(s) from Ameren, is an American power company created December 31, 1997 by the merger of Missouri's Union Electric Company and the neighboring Central Illinois Public Service Company.
  • 6.5 mile(s) from West Star Aviation, specializes in airframe repair and maintenance, engine repair and maintenance, major modifications, avionics installation and repair, interior refurbishment, paint, parts, surplus avionics sales, window repair and accessory services. The company also provides complete FBO services for transient aircraft at its East Alton and Grand Junction facilities.
  • 8 mile(s) from Cenovus Energy, Canadian integrated oil and natural gas company headquartered in Calgary. We’re committed to maximizing value by sustainably developing our assets in a safe, innovative and cost-efficient manner, integrating environmental, social and governance considerations into our business plans.
  • 4 mile(s) from Ardent Mills®, a new company, born from two industry pioneers, ConAgra Mills® and Horizon Milling®. A company dedicated to helping you grow in a challenging marketplace. A company that offers the industry’s broadest range of flours, mixes, blends and specialty products, customized to meet your needs and backed by unrivaled technical support, customer service and the supply assurance of a coast-to-coast network.
  • 2.5 mile(s) from OSF® Healthcare, hospital
  • 6 mile(s) from Marathon® Pipe Line, LLC, safely controls the movement and delivery of an average of 130 million gallons of petroleum products daily. MPL transports crude oil, refined products and other hydrocarbon-based products, primarily in the Midwest and Gulf Coast regions, to refineries, terminals and other pipeline systems.
  • 2.9 mile(s) from Olin Corporation, is a Virginia Corporation, incorporated in 1892, having its principal executive offices in Clayton, MO. We are a manufacturer concentrated in three business segments: Chlor Alkali Products, Chemical Distribution and Winchester.
  • 2 mile(s) from Alton Memorial Hospital, is located five minutes from the hotel.
  • 4 mile(s) from Argosy® Riverboat Casino, lots of slots & table games plus performances & various dining options.
  • 3.5 mile(s) from Imperial Manufacturing, IMG has also just triumphed over thousands of other applicants to be named a Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies (Best Managed) Award, a prestigious award sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post and Queen’s School of Business. Throughout the years, IMG has acquired and absorbed 19 companies and now operates 10 diversified divisions. The company’s facilities are located in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, and the United States.
  • 6.2 mile(s) from Cope Plastics, Inc., the premier distributor and fabricator of plastic sheet, rod and tube across the Midwest.
  • 3.5 mile(s) from Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, a national law firm, was formed through the merger of two national law firms: Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd LLC and Hanly Conroy Bierstein Sheridan Fisher & Hayes LLP. The National Law Journal reported on the merger, calling it the combination of “two bastions of the mass torts bar.”
  • 16 mile(s) from America's Central Port
  • 13 mile(s) from Gateway Commerce Center
  • 10 mile(s) from J.F. Electric, Inc., provides electrical design and construction services to utility, commercial, industrial and communications customers.
  • 15 mile(s) from AgriSolutions, serving thousands of row crop and livestock producers across North America with the best agricultural accounting services since 1967.
  • 5.5 mile(s) from Beverly Farm, is a home to nearly 400 people who live with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The people who live here at Beverly Farm come from throughout the United States, as do their families, and our many friends. We are happy to be a part of the RiverBend community for over 100 years and appreciate its embrace and support of the men and women who live here; we are a part of the broader St. Louis region and are excited about the relationships we are building.
  • .9 mile(s) from Challenge Unlimited, Inc., for more than 50 years, the organization has been committed to serving individuals with disabilities, while earning a reputation as a trusted business partner to private commercial companies and federal and state government agencies.
  • 6 mile(s) from McNational, Inc., has provided marine transportation equipment, and repair services to the river industry for the past century.
  • 4 mile(s) from Heritage® Environmental, the objective of our Health and Safety Program is to proactively control the chemical, physical and environmental hazards through proper planning, hazard recognition, evaluation, control and communication so that we have no accidents, spills or other incidents. To make that happen, we require strict adherence to our standard health and safety manual by our personnel, subcontractors and visitors at Heritage facilities and project sites.

Attractions

  • 1 mile(s) from Robert Wadlow Statue, known as the World's Tallest Man, Robert Wadlow was an Alton, IL native. World's Tallest Man Statue - Alton, Illinois. Robert Wadlow was a pituitary giant, someone who grows enormously due to an overactive pituitary gland. He was born in Alton, Illinois on February 22, 1928 a completely normal baby, 8.5 pounds. The statue is located across from the SIUe Dental School on College Avenue in Alton IL.
  • 0.10 mile(s) from Die Laughing Dinner Theater, involves the audience members. Many people will be asked to be characters in the show. Imagine people in your group as "Fred & Ethel" with Lucy and Ricky or the "Jefferson's" with Archie & Edith. Don't miss the newest show, "Get Hitched to a Redneck or Die". There are 4 acts that take place in between the courses of the meal. You'll die laughing during these comical dinner shows!
  • 4 mile(s) from Argosy® Riverboat Casino, lots of slots & table games plus performances & various dining options.
  • 23 mile(s) from Scottrade Center®, home to the St. Louis Blues Hockey Team and also hosts many entertainers and concerts through the year.
  • 2.5 mile(s) from Mineral Springs Mall, the only tour of the haunted Mineral Springs Mall in Alton, IL. Alton has been called one of the “Most Haunted Towns in America” and our tours are the best way to learn about and experience the best paranormal activity that Alton has to offer. In addition to our standard walking tours, we also offer exclusive “Haunted Overnights” which allow you to camp out in the old haunted pool inside the basement of the hotel. Pre-paid reservations are required for haunted overnights, so make sure to check the Tour Calendar and reserve your spot today!
  • 17.5 mile(s) from Raging Rivers® WaterPark, it's cool when it's hot! Fun for all ages. Seasonally open Memorial day through Labor Day. Season passes and general admission available. Hotel packages available.
  • 5 mile(s) from Melvin Price Lock & Dam, is a dam and two locks at river mile 200.78 on the Upper Mississippi River, about 17 miles north of Saint Louis, Missouri.
  • 5.5 mile(s) from National Great Rivers Mus, opened in October of 2003, is one of eleven planned regional visitor centers operated by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. Located adjacent to the Melvin Price Locks and Dam, this 12,000-square-foot facility is the result of a collaboration of the Corps and the nonprofit Meeting of the Great Rivers Foundation and tells the story of the Mississippi River.
  • 6.3 mile(s) from The Nature Institute, is a non-profit land conservation and environmental education organization based in Godfrey, IL. Since its founding in 1980, The Nature Institute’s board and staff have worked to foster an awareness and appreciation of the natural world through preservation, restoration, and education.
  • 8 mile(s) from Lewis & Clark Confluence, climb 50, 100 and 150 feet above the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers and look down on their waters and the story where two explorers began their journey westward. From 3 levels, vantage points give way to communities, history and stories of life along the riverbanks. The three levels can be reached by elevator or stairs. The Tower is ADA accessible.
  • 17 mile(s) from Treehouse Wildlife Center, is a non-profit, established in 1979, dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of wildlife while promoting environmental awareness through education.
  • 8 mile(s) from Lewis & Clark Historic Si, was designated as the location for one of the National Signature Events for the commemoration of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial.
  • 2.5 mile(s) from Fast Eddie's Bon-Air, beer-focused bar, founded in 1921, with a vintage vibe, casual eats, 400 seats & live music.
  • 2.5 mile(s) from Elijah Lovejoy Monument, abolitionist and editor, surrendered his life for free speech, free press, and free men. As a Presbyterian minister, Lovejoy read the bible, memorized hymns and led a life of Christian morality and conviction. After college, he ventured west to St. Louis and later bought half interest in the St. Louis Times. As the paper’s editor, he was concerned with politics and social justice. In 1836, following opposition of his anti-slavery views, Lovejoy moved the paper to Alton and called it The Observer. On Sunday, July 23, Elijah received his first printing press. Before dawn, it was destroyed and dumped in the river by a group of men from Missouri. Several of Lovejoy’s printing presses were destroyed by angry mobs. On the night of November 7, 1837, Lovejoy’s fourth press was destroyed and thrown into the Mississippi River. That night, Lovejoy was murdered as he stood defending his press.
  • 40 mile(s) from Two Rivers Wildlife Refug, is a destination for the whole family. Located at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, visitors have a unique opportunity to experience the wildlife that are attracted to the bottomland forests and backwaters created by these two important rivers. More than 200,000 waterfowl make a stop at the refuge each fall and spring on their biannual migration. Walking trails and scenic overlooks provide opportunities to view wildlife anytime of the year. Stop at the refuge visitor center to learn what can be seen on your visit. Hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and photography are popular throughout the refuge, as well as hunting in designated areas. Located just north of Brussels Ferry, a three mile trail runs on top of the levee with the Illinois River and Gilbert Lake on each side. Eagles, great blue heron, pelicans and migrating warblers are easily spotted along the trail.
  • 31 mile(s) from St. Louis Zoo, recently voted America’s Top Free Attraction, the Saint Louis Zoo is dedicated to connecting people to animals. We have more than 15,000 animals in our care, many of them rare and endangered, and we welcome more than 3 million visitors a year. The Zoo is renowned for its innovative approaches to animal management, wildlife conservation, research and education. And as a free zoo, feel free to come back again and again!

Dining

  • Great Rivers Tap & Grill, on premises, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Explore our Mississippi region menu. Made from scratch menu items in a casual setting. Happy Hour 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
  • Across the street from Alton Sports Tap, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 3 mile(s) from Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,

Nearby Cities

  • 22 mile(s) from St. Louis, Missouri
  • 5 mile(s) from Wood River
  • 5.5 mile(s) from Bethalto
  • 6.2 mile(s) from Godfrey
  • 6 mile(s) from Hartford
  • 2.5 mile(s) from East Alton
  • 6.4 mile(s) from West Alton, Missouri
  • 13.5 mile(s) from Edwardsville
  • 25 mile(s) from Collinsville
  • 18.5 mile(s) from Grafton
  • 16.6 mile(s) from Granite City
  • 16.4 mile(s) from Pontoon Beach
  • 22 mile(s) from Maryville
  • 7.2 mile(s) from Roxana

Recreation

  • 1.5 mile(s) from Gordon Moore Park, this 704 acre park (located on the south side of Highway 140) consists of 8 tennis courts, 10 ball diamonds, 27 hole golf course, 6 picnic areas, 6 play areas, 11 soccer/football fields, restrooms, concessions, bleachers and a kid’s interactive fountain. The park also features a nature trail and memorial areas (Worker’s statue, Freedom Shrine, Hosta Garden, Rose Garden with fountain & Veteran’s fountain). The park also boasts a 13-acre fishing lake stocked by IDNR.
  • 8 mile(s) from Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower, climb 50, 100 and 150 feet above the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers and look down on their waters and the story where two explorers began their journey westward. From 3 levels, vantage points give way to communities, history and stories of life along the riverbanks. The three levels can be reached by elevator or stairs. The Tower is ADA accessible.
  • 3.4 mile(s) from The Alton Marina, the finest marina on the upper Mississippi River, located at MM 202, just north of the Melvin Price Lock and Dam you will find exceptional hospitality with the added convenience of being within walking distance of Argosy Casino, various services, restaurants, shopping and many attractions of historic downtown Alton, Illinois. Our dedicated office and dockside concierge staff will be waiting to make your stay a relaxing and memorable experience.
  • 24.3 mile(s) from Busch Stadium, St. Louis Baseball at it's best! Busch Stadium is home to the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball team.
  • 23 mile(s) from Scottrade Center®, home to the St. Louis Blues Hockey Team and also hosts many entertainers and concerts through the year.
  • 17.5 mile(s) from Raging Rivers® WaterPark, it's cool when it's hot! Fun for all ages. Seasonally open Memorial day through Labor Day. Season passes and general admission available. Hotel packages available.
  • 5.5 mile(s) from Audubon Center at Riverla, the mission of The Audubon Center at Riverlands is to connect people to the beauty and significance of the Mississippi River and the Great Rivers confluence, to inspire conservation of the river's rich diversity in birds, wildlife and other natural resources, and to support healthy, vibrant communities.
  • 5.5 mile(s) from National Great Rivers Mus, opened in October of 2003, is one of eleven planned regional visitor centers operated by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. Located adjacent to the Melvin Price Locks and Dam, this 12,000-square-foot facility is the result of a collaboration of the Corps and the nonprofit Meeting of the Great Rivers Foundation and tells the story of the Mississippi River.
  • 6.3 mile(s) from Greater Alton Concert Ass, GACA a not-for-profit organization, continues to operate with a no-hired personnel policy. Our Board of Directors volunteer their time and services in carrying on the business of the organization. GACA has provided everyone in the area the opportunity to embrace and embellish their cultural life, in the realm of music, dance and theater.
  • 1 mile(s) from World's Tallest Man Statu, Robert Wadlow was a pituitary giant, someone who grows enormously due to an overactive pituitary gland. He was born in Alton, Illinois on February 22, 1918, a completely normal baby, 8.5 pounds. At the time of his death in 1940 he was 8 feet, 11.1 inches tall and weighed 439 pounds making him the world’s tallest person in history at that time.
  • 16 mile(s) from America's Central Port
  • 2.2 mile(s) from East Alton Ice Arena, owned by the Village of East Alton. The Ice Arena and the Skater's Edge Pro Shop are managed by a not for profit corporation committed to serving the local community. We offer a wide variety of activities for residents of East Alton and the surrounding area including open ice skating times, hockey stick and puck times for adults and kids, hockey leagues, skating lessons as well as event hosting.

Shopping

  • 1 mile(s) from Walgreens
  • 3 mile(s) from Alton Square Mall
  • 3 mile(s) from Alton Antique District, Downtown Alton
  • 3 mile(s) from Downtown Alton IL

Transportation

  • 25 mile(s) from St Louis Lambert International Airport
  • 5 mile(s) from St Louis Regional Airport
  • .18 mile(s) from MCT Madison County transit public bus
  • .25 mile(s) from Amtrak there is complimentary shuttle to and from the station. call front desk to schedule pick-up.
  • 2.5 mile(s) from Alton
  • Free local shuttle, from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., 5 mile radius for registered guests only, upon availability to local companies and downtown Alton, IL. See front desk for availability.