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Hotel and Convention Center

Embassy Suites by Hilton & the St. Charles Convention Center
Convention Center Plaza, St.Charles, MO 63303
Hotel reservations are now open!

Please click here for the online reservation link.

You may also make reservations by calling 800-362-2779 and referring to the group code "95U."

Group guestroom rates (rates showing do not include taxes)
S $169; D $169; T $179; Q $189

Guestroom reservations are due by Wednesday, January 1, 2025, OR until the room block sells out.

The Embassy Suite offers:
Complimentary on-site parking
Complimentary hot breakfast buffet with made-to-order items
Evening managers reception
Complimentary wireless Internet in guestrooms

Travel Options

St. Louis Lambert International Airport
7 miles from Embassy Suites St. Charles

Spirit of St. Louis Airport
14 minutes from Embassy Suites St. Charles

Embassy Suites St. Charles Location-Map

About St. Charles, Missouri 

St. Charles, Missouri is Historically Awesome!

Just west of St. Louis, you'll find St. Charles, a river city with a unique historical perspective, beautiful sites, friendly people, and a pace just a little slower than that of the big city. Founded as Les Petites Cotes (The Little Hills) by French Canadian fur trader Louis Blanchette, St. Charles, Missouri grew into a thriving riverfront trading center for a young America. Make memories amid the illustrious history. St. Charles. A little mysterious - a lot of fun. St. Charles is historically awesome, rich in culture, and downright abundant with playful experiences. --A perfect home for the USLC 2025!

Founded in 1769 as Les Petites Cotes ("The Little Hills") by French Canadian fur trader Louis Blanchette. The Spanish government controlled the Mississippi Valley between 1762-1800, and for a dozen years "The Little Hills" became "San Carlos Borromeo." In 1804, on the banks of the mighty Missouri River, Lewis and Clark met here to begin their westward expedition. Shortly thereafter, the city became known as "Saint Charles."

Meanwhile, Daniel Boone and his family built a homestead in nearby Defiance. His Booneslick Road later became the eastern starting point of the Santa Fe Trail and the Oregon Trail. Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable, the "Black Frenchman" who founded Chicago, lived the last 10 years of his life in Frenchtown and died in 1818.

Also in 1818, Saint Philippine Duchesne established the first free girls' school west of the Mississippi. It's not surprising that statesmen decided Missouri's First State Capitol should be here, between 1821 and 1826. Lindenwood College, a landmark private fine arts school, was founded in 1827.

Throughout the 19th Century, German settlers developed a wine region and brought their food, fellowship, and commerce to a booming pioneer town. During the 20th Century, residents worked to preserve homes, stores, and streets from every period.

As a destination for almost one million visitors each year, St. Charles' history comes alive to welcome you. So join us and experience the charm and beauty of a city that has been welcoming visitors since 1769.