West of the river, but Wild Rose
is a great place with awesome roads nearby. It may be a bit far south from you.
Otherwise Edwardsville, Collinsville, Maryville, and Glen Carbon are the nicer parts of the Metro East. Hell, let me know and you could stay w my parents.
The Drury Inn in Collinsville on the bluff (Rt 157)is two stories, but comes highly recommended by family that's had to stay there.