Forget-me-not Bed and Breakfast

2712 S. Compton Ave , St. Louis, MO 63118 USA (Show map)


This stately Queen Anne Victorian was built in 1894 and has an amazing number of architectural details. The three bedrooms are named for St. Louis's historic water towers and feature comfortable queen sized beds with luxurious ironed bedding, bathrooms en suite, 2 cozy bathrobes, sitting area and much more. We are especially known for our amazing breakfasts, wonderful beds and hospitality by the owners and our friendly dogs. You are invited to explore the library for books about St. Louis, fiction and non-fiction, DVD's, and to enjoy the complimentary beverages and snacks found in the refrigerator. Enjoy a delicious and ample breakfast in the morning before you head out to explore what St. Louis has to offer!



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Anniversary Stay

4.2 on September 17, 2015

The house has a very interesting past and is lovely. Margretta and Chuck were very gracious but Haley and Spike were the hit of the stay. Comfortable room and very good breakfast. Would recommend to anyone.

Lovely Weekend Getaway

5 on August 31, 2015

Chuck and Magretta were very welcoming and friendly right when we got to Forget-me-not. Breakfast was delicious - homemade each morning! We stayed in the Bissel Tower room and were impressed with how comfortable and quiet it was. The location is very close to downtown STL and the MetroLink. Very fun area to explore.

Love love love this place!

5 on August 18, 2015

We chose this B&B when it was featured on the website. We meant for it to be a one time visit since we love to explore different places. However, with the service, the puppies, and the food, we have gone back 4 times now. I cannot say enough great things about this place.

Wonderful STL stay

4.6 on August 14, 2015

Were simply passing through STL for a night on our way back to Nashville. Reserved the Forget-me-not the night before and after staying there, theres no way this place should be available last minute! Wonderfully historical house not far from downtown and close to Metro stations. Magretta's breakfast was delicious, one of the best B&B breakfasts I can remember. If traveling through St. Louis, this is a safe bet for wonderful accommodations with wonderful hosts!

A Haven From a Hectic Schedule

5 on August 12, 2015

We have been at several B&B's this summer for our business, and this one stands out as excellent. Margretta & Chuck are so kind and welcoming. It was like going home at the end of our long days at conference. And their dogs are sweet, too. I had some very limited food needs and Margretta "fretted" over finding delicious (& unforgettable) things for me to eat both mornings, and Chuck I believe is the main cook, making for a great team. I tripped on a manhole cover by the conference center, and Margretta brought me ice and was truly concerned. They were just as helpful to another couple who was in town to see their daughter. We are ones to try new B&B's whenever possible, but we won't be trying other ones in Saint Louis...not unless they are booked solid! I don't know how they do it, but they have managed to provide a beautiful, elegant house that is also a very welcoming home.

Beautifully charming!

5 on July 30, 2015

The Forget Me Not is beautiful and charming! It is an older house, but extremely clean. The bed was so comfortable, that the storm didn't even wake us. The jetted tub in our room was gigantic! The breakfast was top notch and the service was great. We will definitely be staying here again!


5 on July 11, 2015

This was a wonderful B & B in St. Louis! We stayed in the Tower Room, which was decorated beautifully and very clean. The house was charming and we were given a tour and a short history of the house by Chuck. Breakfast was absolutely delicious, especially the Finnish pancakes! Chuck and Magretta (and their friendly dogs) were very welcoming and gave great recommendations for restaurants and other local attractions.

Easy Comfort to unwind and rejuevenate

5 on July 09, 2015

My husband and I chose to honeymoon in St. Louis, and because I was freaking out over the budget, booked 2 nights through a travel site at a chain hotel and two nights here in the Compton Hill Tower room- because I like to have a fancy tub. It was a cozy room, though we didn't properly take the ceiling and my husband's height into account, and he kept bumping his head- this would not be a problem if a tall person stayed in one of the other rooms. Everything you could need is right there at your disposal- from a selection of bathing products, to mints, movies and books, and snack station in the library, even a wine bottle opener. And the bed will give you the best night's rest ever. We were in a cycle of sleeping 3 hours a night, because that was what we were doing leading up to the wedding, and this bed cured us of that! Magretta, Spike and Haley were extremely welcoming, asking questions but letting us have space too. We prefer to only eat at locally established places when we travel. Magretta was a great help with this recommending the Shaved Duck among other places. All of her recommendations were SPOT ON and I don't feel that a chain hotel would have thought to ask us what plans we had for dinner or ask what we were doing that day and then offer advice about locations, parking, alternate (easier) transportation and the like- making it so that we could truly enjoy our time in the city. Magretta's breakfast is hearty and delicious- I couldn't finish some of the portion sizes- the meal will take you through the whole day without you getting hungry. For those concerned about the dogs, unless you have an allergy to them, don't be- they are so well mannered and quiet you barely notice their presence- they don't bark, don't beg and I certainly didn't notice any dog smell. You won't regret staying here in the least.

Peaceful and Perfect

5 on July 07, 2015

A wonderful way to end our little vacation--comfortable bed, beautiful house, fantastic breakfast. The dogs are friendly but not bothersome--they have it made and are happy to meet new people. Breakfast was delicious and conversation pleasant. Close to so many St. Louis attractions, too. A twisted series of events led me to the Forget-me-not B and B, and I am so glad to find such a pleasant place. Hope to stay here again when I'm in St. Louis.

Meet me in St Louis!

4.4 on May 27, 2015

We stayed in the tower room which faced the front and a most beautiful room it is. Every detail of comfort was anticipated. A new ensuite is to be fitted shortly, but we found no fault with existing facilities. A beautifully prepared breakfast set us up for the day. The ambiance of the house is the really the main attraction, superbly appointed with period furniture sets the tone, but the hosts expect you to relax and enjoy yourself, home from home really, (you wish)! It is also near good dining and there is so much to do in St Louis! Hope to be back soon.

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Rooms & Rates

Bissel Tower

Located on the 3rd floor, this lovely room is decorated in a soothing garden motif. As with all our rooms, this room has a private bath, sitting area with TV/DVD player, queen size bed with luxuriously ironed sheets, robes, hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner, soap, iron. We tried to think of everything you could need. But if we forgot something, just ask!

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

Tower Grove East Neighborhood, Downtown


St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.)

Directions to property:

Easy access from Interstates 44, 55 and 64. From I-44 or I-64 East exit at Grand and go south Shenandoah. Turn left. At Compton Ave. take a right. The house is on the left at the end of the block after Sidney, and just before Magnolia. Heading west on I-44 exit at the Louisiana/Grand exit. At the stop sign at the end of the ramp turn right onto Lafayette and then right on Compton to 2712, about 1 1/2 miles. Heading west on I-64 exit onto Grand and turn Left. Go about 2 miles to Shenandoah and turn left. At Compton turn right to 2712 S. Compton. Taking I-55 either E or W merge onto I-44 and follow above directions.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Gateway Arch, Grand South Grand area for international dining, Outstanding architecture, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fireplace, Fridge, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Videos, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer , Complimentary snacks all day in library., Early morning coffee and pastries, Gated or on street parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Cardinals Baseball, Rams Football, Blues Hockey, Fox Theater, St. Louis Symphony, Different Festival almost every weekend, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: AFTER 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Yes With well behaved and attentive parents
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 day minimum on weekends March through Decemer
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First Nights stay
  • Cancellations: You must cancel more than 7 days in advance for a full refund. Less than 7 days may result in a 20% charge.



Chuck and Magretta Yokota

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Magretta, a southern girl, moved to St. Louis to become the Executive Director of Lutheran Ministries Association. She met Chuck, a mechanical engineer when she lived and CA, and he followed her to St. Louis to get married. We bought this house as our residence, but it was too big for 2 people. A friend suggested we open a bed and breakfast. And here we are! Our major hobby is working on the house and playing cards with friends, but we love board games.

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  • Time Served: 8:00-9:00, and negotiable
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Finnish Pancakes
Prepared in an iron skillet the sides of the pancake grow up on the sides of the skillet to make a lovely basket to sprinkle, almonds, raspberries, blueberries, or strawberries, sprinkled with powdered sugar and served with a sweet lemon butter sauce or pure maple syrup.