Amazing building! The history of this mansion is truly incredible. We found ourselves walking through the rooms multiple times just to try to take everything in. Juan is a wonderful host and his humble pride in this magnificent place still shows through. The opportunity to learn this mansions history allows you to fully understand better exactly what you're seeing inside and out. The rooms were quiet and very comfortable with all of the turn of the century quirks. The wine and cheese arrival platter in the evening was perfect. And breakfast the next morning was on our schedule and was perfectly presented, plentiful and very tasty. Juan was very accommodating and great to have conversation with. We almost feel privileged that he allowed us to share his home for the evening. I would recommend the Rockcliffe Mansion to all of my friends
Rockcliffe is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The interior is gorgeous and well kept. The exterior is still being renovated a bit, but don't let that bother you. We spent the evening wandering the grounds, relaxing on the porch, and then (correctly anticipating no television) playing a board game that we brought along -- in the gorgeous formal dining room. It was so much fun wandering through the rooms and seeing all the details. Breakfast was delicious.
My boyfriend and I recently stayed a night here at this beautiful mansion. Juan greeted us outside and informed us there was a n incident with our room the previous night resulting in the key not working. He offered another room for us to stay in. We declined, figuring since we were the only people staying for the night we didn't have to worry about someone stealing our belongings. He said we could take the next tour in the morning but since we had to leave before then he gave us a private tour before showing us to our room. Juan is a wonderful host and the breakfast was amazing.The mansion is gorgeous. Thought went into every detail. Houses aren't made like that anymore. It does feel like you're staying in the 1800s. Everything is beautiful.
My husband and I recently stayed at Rockcliffe Mansion. After a 'too long' drive, we were thankful for the bottle of wine and appetizers to snack on as we gazed out over the Mississippi. Our room had many original or of the period pieces and was very comfortable including the Queen size bed. Breakfast was fresh, delicious and bountiful! Check out is rather early - 10:30 am as public tours are given of the mansion. Our room fee included the tour. Though our host had shared some of the details of the mansion's history, the tour is definitely worth doing if you stay at the mansion or not. A great getaway or stop on a trip!
Juan is one of the friendliest hosts I have met. When we checked in I told Juan that I would not have time for the normal tour in the morning and asked for a brief tour that night. He graciously gave us the full tour immediately after our check-in that evening. This was followed by his normal cheese platter and a full bottle of wine. Breakfast was great, but we could not finish everything, so Juan packed us a large piece of homemade banana bread to go. Great stay.
What a gem! Staying here is like stepping into a time capsule. Juan was a fabulous host and guide as we settled into our stay at Rockcliffe Mansion. The house and furnishings are unlike any we've experienced in a B&B. Anyone interested in historic homes, buildlings and collections would do well by visiting here. Our stay whle short, was excellent in all ways.
The Rockcliffe is the best place to stay in Hannibal, but you must be open to traveling back to a time with no screens. The house is peacefully quiet at night. The lighting is dim. The bed is quite comfortable. The bathroom fixtures, all original, are charmingly quirky. But the highlight of our stay was breakfast with the manager, Juan. The food was fantastic, and the conversation was very engaging!
We enjoyed our recent visit very much! The room was quiet and private. The breakfasts were wonderful and filling! It was close enough to things, yet away from the busy traffic of downtown. Ken and Debbie are great hosts - friendly, helpful, and proud of their mansion. We went for a low-stress get-away and found it. Thanks so much for everything! The Smiths
My husband and I stayed at the William Watson in June for 2 days. The owners were wonderful and had just opened a coffee shop next door. We had our breakfast there-which was great-and enjoyed it very much! The hotel itself is awesome, with brick walls, old doors used as headboards, handmade soap in the bathroom, etc. We would defininately stay again. Thanks Jonas & Jane Ann!
Stayed here a number of times, nice week end get a way, hospitality is great ! Guan take every effort to make you conforable, and makes you feel wellcome, service a geat breakfast, and in the evening wine, cheese, and fruit are servied, if you like historic homes, this is the place for you,,,,,like living in the 1800"s Great !!
This was our first visit to Hannibal together as newlyweds and we happened to pick a B&B that was beautifully decorated, had amazing breakfasts (very tasty and well- presented), and with hosts (Norm and Judy) who were friendly, fun to talk to and full of laughter. We stayed in the Captain's Quarters and were pleasantly surprised by the amount of space we had in this suite. Judy & Norm did a wonderful job of making us feel welcome. We took in the sites around Hannibal, had some great conversations with our hosts and with the other guests, and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. We would love to stay here again if our travels take us to Hannibal.
We love this place! it is homey yet historic-it exudes the love which the new owners have for the house, the town and the history of both. the rooms are spacious and the entire mansion is wonderfully decorated with antiques. the full breakfast was yummy and plentiful! we will be back!
We much enjoyed our stay which included wine and cheese on our arrival, conversation with our host, comfortable accommodations, a tasty breakfast, and a tour of the mansion. We did not miss the TV at all, but we would have liked a little more light in order to read before we went to bed. As it turned out, we were quite tired from our journey and fell asleep immediately.
OK sized rooms. Nice full length windows. The towels were pretty thin and there were only 2. Great exhaust fan. No hair dryer. The bed was on the almost "too firm" side and a little uncomfortable. Only one bedside table which made it inconvenient. Very limited drawer space and hanging space. No closet. The TV was way too small, about 19 inches and mounted on the wall. You could not see the channel numbers. The hotel had a big kitchen and office room. The entire hotel was full of interesting old antique decorations and furniture.
Stayed for a weekend and it was amazing. Grew up in the area and was back visiting. The hotel is very historic and beautiful on the inside. Continental breakfast and coffee all day. The rooms were unbelievable. Stayed in a 3rd floor suite and it felt like we had our own apartment overlooking the courthouse. Never stayed in a cleaner hotel before. Got to see some of the other rooms that weren't occupied. All of them are charming and unique. Very quiet and so easy to sleep in and relax. Restaurants (Italian, steak, seafood,) across the street and fast food and much more within a mile. The staff is by far the friendliest you will ever meet and the big chain hotels do not come close to comparing in value. Thank you for a great weekend. We will definitely be back. Trent
A hidden gem. The Rockcliffe Mansion demands to be visited by anyone visiting Hannibal. We were greeted by Juan with a wine and cheese welcome, on the veranda overlooking the Mississippi, and were made to feel we were visiting a friend. We stayed overnight, and the accommodation was quiet, private and comfotable. A delicious, well presented breakfast was provided by Juan the next morning, and we were able to catch up with more of the fascinating history of the mansion, and its rescue from demise by Juan, who has and continues to bring the mansion back to its glory years. We would highly recommend this B&B to anyone visiting Hannibal. It has charm, history, location and value for money. What more could one ask for? Simon & Nancy Des Moines, IA
Rockcliffe Mansion was highlight of our week-long trip in the area. We loved talking to Juan about the house and his restoration journey. He has done an amazing job of providing a beautiful step back in time for Hannibal and surrounding areas. Thanks Juan. Carol in Ohio
A truly historical architectural structure with a story that leaves many parts untold. But the story is not significant. The artifacts are significant. Take the time to explore this beauty and you will be rewarded with a rich history.
An impromptu road trip in late March took us to Hannibal, MO and a 2-night stay at Rockcliffe. The house is beautiful and unique, with a very interesting history. The proprietor was extremely gracious and welcoming. I will recommend this spot to friends and family, and we would like to return when the weather is a little nicer! Thanks to Juan and Mary for a memorable visit. Dave and Beth Williams - Morris, IL
We were greeted immediately by our Innkeeper Kenny. He provided us with a tour of their newly renovated mansion. The completed interior work already has this B&B in the running with the other 's in the area. Our room was extremely cozy and two-thumbs-up to the décor! The breakfast was wonderful and guarantee you won't leave the table hungry. Something for everyone! You won't be disappointed here! Good luck and Thank You Kenny and Debra-
I can't imagine a better place to stay in West-Central Illinois than the William Watson Hotel. It has such character and a sense of history - and the decor (courtesy of owner Jane Ann) is wonderful. If you're going to be in Pittsfield (or anywhere nearby), do yourself a favor and stay here. It's worth it.
We were very impressed with the William Watson Hotel. The room was spacious with a mini-kitchen and lots of character. Our room looked out onto the courthouse. The owner was friendly and helpful, including carrying my suitcase to our car. We have family in that area and will definitely stay there again.
Reagan's Queen Anne Captain's Quarters was a wonderful place for us to meet and begin our relationship. Norm was an informative and extremely congenial host. His breakfasts were exceptional and he accommodated our vegetarian requests. He gave us excellent suggestions as to what we should see and visit while in Hannibal. Our time at Reagan's Queen Anne holds a special place in our hearts as it is where we first met and the memories of our time there enrich our lives daily.