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The Kate Shepard House Bed and Breakfast

1552 Monterey Place , Mobile, AL 36604 USA (Show map)
4.8
20 Reviews
$165 - $185
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The Kate Shepard House includes all the latest amenities and is wireless. Nestled in 100 year old Magnolia trees the historic midtown Mobile neighborhood is perfect for taking walks. This lovely Queen Anne home was built in 1897 and designed by well known architect George Franklin Barber. Located minutes away from the Mobile Convention Center, the USS Alabama and about one hour from beautiful Louisiana, Florida and Mississippi gulf coasts. Shopping, outlet malls and antique shops are also just a short drive away. Free parking, free breakfast, free wireless, free afternoon sweets and free coffee and tea available 24 hours a day.

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Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.9

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Southern Comfort... Really!

4.6 on March 11, 2014

I made my way to Mobile for an industry conference, and due to the timing of the event (Right on the heels of Mardi Gras) and my tardiness in booking a room, my options were few and far between. When I finally stumbled on Wendy and the Kate Shepard House B&B, I was equal parts relieved and enthusiastic: She had 2 rooms (for me and my travel companions) and it looked like it was well received, the photos were cute, it had been in some magazines, breakfast was included. But upon my arrival, I changed my mind. Wendy is the most gracious hostess, and the detail, comfort and history of the home is incredible! She thinks of every detail (notes at the door for late check in, cookies and port in the butlers pantry for evening nightcaps, lovely smelling soaps in my room, Mardi Gras decorations and treats in each room) I stayed in the Barber's Room, and it was fabulous. The bed was exceedingly comfortable, the bathroom housed an incredible slipper tub (admittedly, no shower, though taking a bath each night before bed was awfully luxurious!) Waking up each morning to the smell of Wendy cooking breakfast was better than any alarm clock, and coming back to a tidied room with the radio softly playing each evening was truly a thoughtful touch. Speaking of breakfast, it was fabulous. Wendy was kind enough to cook us breakfast early each morning, which really made our stay that much better. She accommodated allergies with ease and her menu was absolutely delicious. Drop biscuits, souffles, praline french toast, fresh orange juice and hot coffee. This place has guest satisfaction dialed. I wasn't particularly excited for my first trip to Mobile, but I can't wait for my second!


Wonderful experience

5 on December 19, 2013

Wendy was a pleasure to deal with and a great hostess. Delicious food together with historical information about the home and the treasure of letters and documents found when they purchased the home. Everything was very clean and nicely decorated. You will not be disappointed.


Romantic Getaway

4.8 on June 26, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed the night in the Mobile Room. I would definitely suggest this room for a couple because it is so big and nice. We planned to spend the evening out seeing the sights of Mobile, but instead we spent most of the night sitting on the portch talking. The stay was very romantic, and the house is filled with evidence of its rich history. Breakfast was amazing, and you better bring your appetite! The orange juice was one of my favorite parts!


Weekend getaway

4.0 on March 15, 2011

My husband and I stayed here this past weekend for an overnight get-away. It was easy to get to, on a fairly quiet street and check in was very fast. They allowed us early check-in and late checkout by request because the room was not booked after us. Wendy and Bill are both very friendly and accomadating. We stayed in the downstairs room, Mobile Bay Room, and were pleased with its size, and loved the clawfoot tub in the bathroom. The whole house in beautifully decorated yet homey and comfortable. There is a large dog there, but he was very friendly and we didn't see dog hair anywhere (a fear I had when we booked). Bill served us a delicous breakfast and sat at the table and visited with the other two guests and us for a while. The complimentary port and sherry, as well as the sweets was a very nice touch. I highly recommend this B&B.


A day to relax

5 on January 02, 2011

My husband a native of Mobile decided that during our wonderful holiday vacation with famiy and friends we needed some downtime just us before we both started work again on MOnday. He found this WONDERFUL B and B online and totally surprised me. I can't say enough about Wendy and Bill and Koa. We watched movies, got to watch TV, had a wonderful atmosphere, walked around the neighborhood, had great cherry and brownies. Wendy gave us the historical background of the neighborhood and the area. My husband is from MObile, but as an adult is when you really start to appreciate the history and the beauty of your hometown. The room was wonderful the entire visit just made a perfect end to our holiday vacation and celebration of 2011. IF, no WHEN you are in MOBILE this is a MUST VISIT. Hands down and no questions asked! We will definitely be back for another getaway from "home"! Jason and Benita Lewis


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Location

Location Type

Downtown

Airport

Mobile, AL (MOB) 10 miles

Directions to property:

Airport Blvd. traveling east will dead end into Goverment Blvd, continue East (left). After two street lights turn left on Catherine Street. Three streets on your left is Monterey Place. We are first house on the Right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Carnival Cruise Lines Terminal, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

In-room internet, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Wireless Internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited Please call to discuss

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservation must be guaranteed with a major credit card or personal check.
  • Cancellations: 72 HOURS

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Wendy and Bill James

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

1 Dog

About the innkeepers

After 14 years in Hawaii, we searched the south for the perfect house to fulfill our dream of owning a Bed and Breakfast. We found just that in this historic beauty. And it even came with boxes in the attic filled with treasures! On display in the library are letters and documents dating back to the early 1800's. If you like history, you will love The Kate Shepard House.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30am Mon-Fri, 9am Sat-Sun
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Pecan Praline French Toast
Voted one of Alabama's dishes to eat before you die!The south’s famous sweet and creamy praline sauce baked with French bread creates a rich new breakfast tradition.


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1552 Monterey Place , Mobile, AL 36604 USA (Show map)

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