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Best Western Premier Alton-St. Louis Area Hotel

3559 College Avenue, Alton, IL 62002-5009
Phone: +1 618-462-1220   |   Fax: 618/462-0906   |   136 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM   |   Check In: 2:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

The Best Western Premier Alton-St. Louis Area Hotel is the only 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.

We offer complimentary self-parking, a fitness center, indoor pool, whirlpool, 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 or relax in the whirlpool. 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 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.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Restaurant on-site. Great Rivers Tap & Grill, on-site, opens at 11 a.m.
  • 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
  • Hot tub, public whirlpool located near indoor heated pool
  • Exercise facility 24 Hour
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Elevator, to all four floors
  • Interior corridors
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Multilingual staff, English and American Sign Language
  • Porterage/bell services
  • Laundromat, self-service, complimentary
  • Express check out
  • Late check out
  • 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
  • Computer modem hookups
  • 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
  • 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.

Best Western Premier Alton-St. Louis Area Hotel

Take advantage of the savings and fun with these 6 package deals available at the best western premier alton-st. louis area hotel in Alton.

Fun & Entertainment Packages

Birdwatchers Value Package 1 Night

The Best Western Premier has forecasted a Birds Eye Package for Eagle Watchers! Designed especially for our eagle watchers, you'll have everything you need to get a birds eye view of the American bald eagles in Alton and along the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway. Package includes overnight accommodation, $20 Dinner Voucher to Great Rivers Tap & Grill onsite, beverage coupons, breakfast in the morning, and a welcome bag with the Official Visit Alton Bird Watchers Guide.

Reserve Package

Haunted Alton Package 1 Night

Visiting one of the most haunted small towns in America? Are you ready to be spooked?! Welcome to Haunted Alton! Plan the perfect visit with our Haunted Alton package. Package includes overnight room accommodation for two adults, breakfast buffet for two, one beverage coupon per person for use at Great Rivers Tap & Grill on-site, one "Haunted Alton" t-shirt, and one copy of Troy Taylor's "Haunted Alton" book.

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Stay N Tune Package 1 Night

Make it a date night with our Stay N' Tune package! Package includes overnight accommodations for two adults, two breakfast buffet coupons for two adults, one restaurant voucher to be used on-site at Great Rivers Tap & Grill, two adult tickets to one 2017/2018 Season Concert hosted by Great Alton Concert Association, Wi-Fi and on-site parking. Concert performances are held at the Hatheway Cultural Center at Lewis & Clark Community College, Godfrey IL. More information about the Greater Alton Concert Association can be found online at

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Pizza Package 1 Night

Have cabin fever? Looking for a Staycation? Just wanna get away! Then book our Pizza Package! Package includes overnight room accommodations for up to four guests, breakfast buffet coupons for four guests, one voucher good for one large one-topping pizza from Papa John's® Pizza, one coupon good for one pitcher of soda from our on-site restaurant Great Rivers Tap & Grill, and complimentary Wi-Fi and on-site parking.

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Bowling Fun Package 1 Night

Eat, sleep, bowl (not in that exact order). Looking for fun? Book our Bowling Fun Package today! Package includes overnight accommodations at the Best Western Premier® Alton-St. Louis Area Hotel, breakfast buffet for up to four guests, voucher for use at Airport Plaza Bowl for two games of bowling for up to four people including shoe rental, one pitcher of soda and one large two-topping pizza.

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Romance Packages

Valentines Day Package 1 Night

Book a rendezvous between February 9 and February 18, 2018 and enjoy a romantic getaway from Best Western Premier that includes luxurious overnight accommodations, bottle of champagne with two LED light up glass champagne flutes filled with chocolates waiting in your room upon arrival, a dinner voucher to be used at Great Rivers Tap & Grill (on-site), two complimentary beverage coupons, and our full hot/cold breakfast buffet the next morning.

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Best Western Premier Alton-St. Louis Area Hotel

Conveniently located, the best western premier alton-st. louis area hotel in Alton, Illinois is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 38.903615  /  Latitude: -90.130985


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Lambert-St Louis International Airport. Get on I-170 N in Berkeley from Air Cargo Road, James S McDonnell Boulevard and Airport Road. Take I-270 E to MO-367 N/Lewis and Clark Boulevard in Bellefontaine Neighbors. Take Exit 31B from I-270 E. Merge onto MO-367 N/Lewis and Clark Boulevard. Continue onto US-67 N. Entering Illinois. Take Washington Avenue and College Avenue to Crossroads Drive. The Best Western Premier® Alton-St. Louis Area Hotel is just ahead.

From: St Louis Regional Airport. Head northwest on Civic Memorial Drive/Terminal Drive toward N Bellwood Drive. Continue to follow Civic Memorial Drive. Turn right onto N Bellwood Drive. Turn left onto E McArthur Drive. Continue onto IL-140 W/W MacArthur Drive. Continue to follow IL-140 W. Turn left onto Crossroads Court. Turn left at the first cross street onto Crossroads Drive. The Best Western Premier® Alton-St. Louis Area Hotel will be on the left.

Best Western Premier Alton-St. Louis Area Hotel

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

More Area Attractions & Services

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 4 mile(s) from Wood River Aquatic Center, is a $4 million water recreational complex that everyone in the family can enjoy. The younger children can safely play in the wading pool with a Water Tree for them to enjoy while older children can splash around the Olympic size pool. Teenagers have a great time hanging out with friends and enjoying the two 4-story high water slides with 320 feet of incredible turns and diving wells with a 1 and 3-meter board.
  • 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.
  • 5.5 mile(s) from Audubon Center at Riverlands, 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 Museum, 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 Association, 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 Statue, 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.
  • 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.

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