Lambert-St. Louis Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our St. Louis Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

Gate C17 - This airport was the best sleeping experience at an airport ever. I should stay at airports like this instead of hotels. - Craig Apple Pie

Featured Review

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by sheepishdog
"I think I found the spot. Somewhere in between gates C-15 and C-17 (I'm not quite sure which) there is a shoe shine station, and then right around the side of it, by the window, there is like a dark little cave. You have to sprawl out on the floor but it's so perfect for sleeping as long as you have a blanket or something to keep you warm.
It's DARK and quiet and there doesn't appear to be any reason for someone to come by and bother you. Although, there is a door, and I'm not sure where it leads but it looks it just drops right off outside so not sure what it's used for.
Unfortunately for me though it was too early to check in so I had to spend the night in the crappy ticketing area, bright lights and hard cold floors, the usual. After spending an hour or so just sitting in a chair I got up to wander around and found what was probably the only little patch of carpet - right near the entrance/exit. There were some seats and a little corner that was just off to the side of the doors where I wouldn't be in the way of anything. I decided to call it a night there. I quickly discovered that St. Louis has these rather large bugs that come back to life after you kill them, no joke! They were so creepy. The only other thing preventing me from getting some sleep was the airport staff. This one woman came over talking loudly on her phone, and she went outside so that was fine.. except she stood RIGHT in front of the doors the whole time causing them to keep opening and closing. And every time they opened I could hear her chatting away. So annoying.
So yeah, spending the night here could either be pretty good or pretty bad, depending on where you get stuck."

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St. Louis Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

If you are an economy class traveller, you can enter these lounges at St. Louis airport either by purchasing a day pass or through a membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):

  • American Admiral's Club - Location: Airside between Concourses B and C. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (US$ 50.00) • Admiral's Club Membership.
  • USO Lounge - The USO offers a lounge to members of the military and their families. Location: Terminal 1, Landside, Main Level (Hours: open 24 hours) • Terminal 2. Hours: 7:00AM - 6:00PM).

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Airport WiFi / Internet

WiFi is available at Lambert-St. Louis airport for a fee. Connect to the Boingo network. Rates: from US$ 7.95 per day.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in St. Louis Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near St. Louis Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - ATMs are located in Terminals 1 and 2.
  • Car Rentals - Alamo • Avis • Budget • Enterprise. Location: Main Terminal, lower level, between Doors 12 and 17.
  • Chapel - Location: Terminal 1, Lower Level, near exit door 11. Hours: open 24 hours
  • Currency Exchange - US Bank has a branch. They may sell some currency.
  • Food & Drinks - At the time of this update there were no 24-hour food or beverage concessions at the airport.
    » Landside: Starbucks • Great American Bagel • Pasta House
    » Airside: Starbucks • Dunkin Donuts • Brioche Doree • Wolfgang Puck • Chili's Too • and more
    » Vending Machines can be found at Gate A10, A16, E10, E20, E29, ET12, ET 14 and in the Ticketing Zone.
  • Information Desk - Location: Terminal 1, between baggage claim carousels 4 and 5.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - not available
  • Showers - not available

Airport Hours

open 24 hours

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Last Updated: 12 May 2015

The information in this Airport Guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airport's and their web sites. The information above is subject to change without notice. Use it for informational purposes only to help you during your stay. To report errors, or to add/change any items quoted in the guide, email me.

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