Forget-me-not Bed and Breakfast

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

About

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!

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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

The Epitomy of Charm & Comfort

5 on April 22, 2016

Forget-Me-Not is a wonderful place to stay! Whether you're visiting from out of town or want a relaxing/romantic staycation - the charm and comfort you receive is outstanding. Hosts Chuck and Magretta are welcoming, friendly, and helpful with restaurant tips and giving directions. The rooms are clean and fresh-smelling. There are fluffy towels, a hairdryer, fast wifi and cable tv, as well as a library of DVDs and books to choose from on the 2nd floor, complete with available snacks and beverages. The Compton Tower room has a jacuzzi tub, too! Perfect after a long week! The beds are ridiculously comfortable - the sheets are even ironed! Who knew that could make such a difference!? The breakfast is delicious and very abundant - you won't start your day hungry, that's for certain!I love the Finnish pancakes and forget-me-not eggs! The pups are adorable and willing to be loved on - in fact, my friends and I have even taken Miss Haley for a walk around the great Tower Grove East neighborhood and beautiful Tower Grove Park. If you love dogs, but do not have one at home, this can be a fun opportunity :) If you're looking for a Victorian home-away-from home, with charm, comfort, and easy access to all St. Louis has to offer, Forget-Me-Not is the place to stay! Many of my friends - from Wisconsin, Kansas, and even St. Louis - have stayed there upon my recommendation) as well, and would agree! Thanks Chuck and Magretta for your hospitality! I'll be sure to visit in the future!


beautiful people and lovely home

5 on April 06, 2016

beautiful people and lovely home


First time at a B&B was unforgettable!

5 on March 06, 2016

The breakfast is delicious, the dogs are adorable (if you don't like dogs, I guess this place is not for you), the bed is comfy, the house is beautiful, and the owners are super nice. I wish I could have stayed longer! They had books I wished I could have read and I would like to have more baths in the whirlpool tub in the Compton Tower Room. The furniture in the dining room is AMAZING. I want it so much. If you love old houses with history and old things that belong in another time paired with enough modern comforts to keep cozy, then you should book here!


Great place for a quiet weekend getaway

4.4 on March 02, 2016

This was a nice treat for my wife and I. Margret was great and attentive. She provided us with the history of this mansion. The next morning, breakfast was phenomenal. We'll be back!


Recommended

4.6 on October 31, 2015

I would definitely recommend a stay here. The innkeepers are lovely and the price is entirely reasonable for the stay. We have stayed at quite a few b and bs over the years and I can honestly say that this one served the best breakfasts that we've ever had. Hands down. Additionally, all the sights you want to visit around St. Louis are convenient. There are several restaurants in walking distance in a lovely historic neighborhood.


New Friends

5 on October 04, 2015

St. Louis was on our way from point A to B bur we wanted to relax and make the best of our visit. We ended up getting a couple who are in love with thier city in a way that helped us fall in love with St. Louis also. Everything about the experience made it an ideal BnB visit, the food, the company, the furnishings, the room!


Overnite getaway to the city

5 on October 01, 2015

Easy to find. Accommodations were terrific. Breakfast was awesome. Owner suggest carriage ride in near by Tower Grove park. That was excellent. Dog s were awesome not obnoxious but very friendly if you wanted them to be. Would recommend this to anyone. Magretta was an excellent host!!


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.


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Rooms & Rates

Bissel Tower

The Bissel Water Tower Room is named after one of the two water towers in North Saint Louis and is near the Grand Water Tower. The Bissel Room is decorated in a calming light green and flower motif that gives you the feeling of being in a garden.The two sets of window allow the sun to brighten the room, or you can close the curtains to block out the sun. It features a luxuriously comfortable queen-sized bed, comfortable sitting area, wardrobe, terry cloth robes, hair dryer, and make up mirror and private bath with shower. This was originally the servant's room, but while at the Forget-me-not you will be the one being waited upon!

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

Compton Hill Tower

Named for the most elaborate water tower in St. Louis, and the one that is also closest to Forget-me-not, this room is our most elegant room. The Compton Hill Tower Room is perfect for taking it easy. From the memory foam mattress, to the sitting area, to the two person Jacuzzi this room calls you to come in and spend some time relaxing, reading, dreaming, snuggling, or anything you enjoy. This room is a favorite of all who come to visit.

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

Grand Tower

This room is named for the world's largest Corinthian tower --one of St. Louis's three historic water towers, The Grand room is a spacious room with private bath. The room is on the front of the house. The Grand room is in the curve of the cupola. The sitting area features two comfortable chairs and a table, The Queen Ann bedroom suite matches the architecture of the building. The soft colors of blue and yellow echo St. Louis's French background. This room also has a private bath, dressing table, soft terry robes, hair dryer, make-up mirror and HDTV with DVD player.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location

Location Type

Tower Grove East Neighborhood, Downtown

Airport

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

Other

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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Policies

  • 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Chuck and Magretta Yokota

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Dogs

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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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • 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.


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