Whether you're looking for someplace to send would-be houseguests or you're planning a staycation of your own, there's a room for you.

St. Louis, especially downtown, is in the midst of a boutique hotel boom, with a dizzying number of projects either under construction or in the planning stages. 

The LaSalle Building is being converted into a Hotel IndigoLive! by Loews is underway at Ballpark Village, the old YMCA will become a 21c Museum Hotel and the Hotel Majestic will reopen as Le Méridien, an upscale Marriott brand.

There are also plans to transform the Shell Building and to build a new Moxy St. Louis on an Olive Street parking lot.

While we wait for the newest welcome mats to unfurl, we checked out three boutique hotels that have opened in the past year: Angad Arts Hotel (in November), Hotel St. Louis (December) and the Last Hotel (June).

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