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Event Venue – St. Charles Convention Center

1 Convention Center Plaza
St Charles, MO 63303
(636) 669-3000

The St. Charles Convention Center opened in April of 2005 and has exceeded the expectations of show organizers and event attendees alike. It is one of the finest full service convention venues in the St. Louis Metro Area, and is proudly managed by Spectra.

Situated only a few short minutes from the Missouri River and the famed beginnings of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, the central location of the St. Charles Convention Center makes it one of the most desirable meeting destinations in the Midwest region. And we’re just minutes from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.

The 154,000-square-foot facility features:

  • 66,000 sq. ft. of total exhibit space
  • 1,200 complimentary on-site parking spaces
  • Cyber Café
  • Attached 296-suite Embassy Suites
  • More than 500 hotel rooms in walking distance
  • Only 10 minutes from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

The award-winning Embassy Suites St. Louis-St. Charles rests adjacent to the Center and offers 296 suites. There are nearly 2,000 available hotel rooms available in St. Charles. Nearby attractions include Frontier Park, Historic Main Street, Ameristar Casino, and downtown St. Louis is only 25 minutes away.

Main Hotel Room Block

2 Convention Center Plaza
St Charles, MO 63303
(636) 946-5544

Embassy Suites

Room Block Information

  • $154.00 per night
  • 2 queen beds or 1 king bed.  Each suite also has a pull-out sofa.
  • Suites include two TVs, a microwave, fridge, and sofa bed
  • Free breakfast & internet
  • Entry into our clean room contest for potential money back on your stay
  • Eligible for AnimeSTL badge pick-up when you check into your room

If booking over the phone, please make sure to mention Anime St. Louis 2023 to get the rate!  If booking online, the dates are auto-set as Apr 21 to Apr 23.  If you’re wanting to check in Thursday, Apr 20, please change the date accordingly.  The special rate may not extend outside of our general event window if trying to book for days such as Wednesday or Monday.

Enjoy a comfortable and convenient stay at the Embassy Suites St. Charles St. Louis hotel. Located just one mile from the Main Street of St. Charles, the hotel provides a great base for visitors to St. Louis, only 20 miles away. Travel to and from our hotel in St. Charles, MO from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in just ten minutes.  The hotel is connected to the St. Charles Convention Center, offering an ideal accommodation when attending events. Take advantage of 154,000 sq. ft. of versatile event space in this St. Louis hotel and attached convention center.

Relax in a two-room suite with separate living and sleeping areas at our St. Charles, MO hotel. Warmly decorated suites provide thoughtful amenities to make you feel at home, including two TVs, a microwave, fridge and internet access. Enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast every morning and sip a tasty beverage at the complimentary Evening Reception before dining in the Cyprus Grille.

Treat yourself to an aromatic Starbucks® coffee from Caffeina’s Marketplace. Take a dip in the indoor pool or enjoy an invigorating workout at the fitness center.  The Embassy Suites St. Charles – St. Louis hotel is located just one mile from the historic Main Street of St. Charles. Stroll through the quaint brick-lined streets, admiring the Missouri River and 19th century architecture. Enjoy an evening out at the Ameristar Casino, also situated only a mile from the hotel.

Finally, for our attendees staying at the Embassy Suites, we challenge you to take cleanliness to a new level with a clean room contest!  By making your bed and making sure what’s left of those ramen bowls makes it to the trash can, you could have one of your hotel nights free!  On the Sunday of the convention, the hotel will have the housekeepers keep track of the room numbers that they find nice & neat.  Then the Housekeeping Manager will inspect those rooms and will chose the top 3.  The 1st place winner will receive 1 complimentary room night as part of their Anime St. Louis stay; while 2nd place will get 50% off 1 night and 3rd place will get one of their nights 25% off.  Winners will be notified by their contact telephone number that is on their reservation profile.  The hotel staff is looking forward to seeing all the great costumes and attendees again!

Please note that any cancellations need to be done at least 10 days before the event.  Any cancellations made after that may be charged a cancellations penalty.  No deposits are required when placing your reservation or at any point throughout the year.

Free Overflow Parking

The Family Arena

2002 Arena Pkwy
St Charles, MO 63303

We are excited to be working with The Family Arena on providing overflow parking for our attendees.  If you are having trouble finding parking at the convention center, The Family Arena is just a few minutes away via Fairgrounds Rd and S River Rd.  On arrival to the lot, parking attendants will assist you in finding a spot within our designated section.  Please note that there may be another event going on, so be sure to tell them you are parking for the Anime St. Louis event to be properly guided.  Shuttles will be doing a loop between The Family Arena and the St. Charles Convention Center.  Shuttle times will be posted within the next few weeks and are subject to change at any time.  The Family Arena does not allow overnight parking, so please be sure to return to your vehicle at a prompt time.

Secondary Hotels

Details to be updated as secondary blocks are arranged!  If you want to book your own room in the area, additional hotels can be found here.

Best Western Plus The Charles Hotel
1425 S 5th Street
St. Charles, Missouri 63301

Toll Free Central Reservations
(US & Canada Only)
1(800) 780-7234
Hotel Direct Number
(636) 946-6936

Double Queen Room – Starting at $119 per night

Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis St. Charles

380 Mulholland Drive

St. Charles MO 63303

Hotel Direct Number
636-724-5772

Double Queen Room – Starting at $189 per night

St. Charles Trolley

The city has a public trolley that operates on a 30 minute loop to offer a free and easy alternative to driving.  The Saint Charles Trolley has a lift to provide access for riders using wheelchairs, scooters, crutches, walkers, or other mobility aids. *Wheelchairs and scooters are required to be 100% secured using fastening straps located in the wheelchair area. 

For the comfort of riders, no pets are allowed. Service animals only.

TROLLEY STOPS:

  • Saint Charles Convention Center  (upper level between Embassy Suites/Convention Center)
  • The Streets of St. Charles   (in front of AMC Theater)
  • Ameristar Casino Resort Spa   (under awning between Casino & Hotel entrances)
  • Country Inn & Suites Hotel  (1190 South Main)
  • Main Street & Perry 
  • Visitors Center  (230 South Main)
  • North Main Colonnade  (between 100-200 blocks of North Main)
  • Frenchtown – 2nd & Lawrence
  • Riverside Drive / FOUNDRY (stops along Riverside Drive at Pedestrian Cross Walk by Foundry)
  • Riverside Drive at Boone’s Lick Road  (makes stop BEFORE bridge)
  • Mark Twain Village/Bass Pro   (stop at side entrance near Bass Pro Drive by grassy space)

Hours of operation:

Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays
11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Learn more about the trolley and its tracker app at https://www.discoverstcharles.com/things-to-do/attractions/st-charles-trolley/