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Park Avenue Mansion

2007 Park Avenue Lafayette Square, St. Louis, 63104 USA (Show map)
4.9
31 Reviews
$145 - $349
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Award winning Bed and Breakfast with 4 beautiful guestrooms.....elegance combined with comfort...how about the perfect getaway complete with Champagne ....chocolate covered strawberries.....perhaps a candle-lit romantic dinner? We can make it or arrange it! Go for a walk or run in historic Lafayette Park just across the street, relax in our English gardens, or snuggle with a book by your fireplace on a cold day. Sophisticated and comfortable surroundings, spectacular gardens, fabulous neighborhood…....Whether a business or leisure traveler, you won’t be disappointed.

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.8

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Amazing Honeymoon

5 on November 11, 2014

Park Avenue Mansions was an amazing place for our Honeymoon. The location was lovely and was fairly centralized to other attractions. The food was amazing, I have never had such good breakfasts in my life. We will definitely be returning for a future anniversary.


Weekend Get Away

5 on November 07, 2014

We had a wonderful time with Kathy and Mike at the Park Avenue Mansion B&B. They immediately made us feel like we were walking into our own home. Their hospitality was second to none; Mike had the most interesting stories about the B&B and area; he had great recommendations for near by food and fun; and the business owners we talked to in the area about the Park Avenue treated us like their guests as well...it was like "we're staying with Mike and Kathy" was the secret pass word!! ...and Kathy serves the most delicious breakfasts you can imagine. You will enjoy your stay at this beautiful home and with this wonderful couple!


We love Park Avenue Mansion

5 on September 30, 2014

My husband and I have stayed at this B&B on multiple occasions. We are typically in St. Louis to attend baseball games, relax and enjoy some of the sights of the city. This is the perfect location for us. Mike and Kathy could not be more warm and welcoming. We always feel at home from the moment we arrive. Their home is beautiful and impeccably maintained, but never feels stuffy or pretentious. The breakfasts were delicious! Oh...and not to forget their wonderful dogs! The neighborhood, Lafayette Square, is full of history and character. There are several restaurants within walking distance and our car is easily accessible if we choose to drive elsewhere. If you are looking for wild nightlife or crowds, this is not the place for you. Additionally, this is not the place for children or families. This is a quiet, romantic and lovely home and each time we leave, we cannot wait to visit Park Avenue Mansion again.


Park Avenue Mansion fed my soul

5 on August 21, 2014

The hospitality we received from Kathy and Mike was beyond comparison. Our comfort and enjoyment was their number one concern. The food was fabulous and I loved having a Keurig machine available on each floor for that early morning coffee while relaxing before breakfast in the spectacular garden. Stepping into the garden was like entering a nature preserve … fountains, birds, and lovely soft music streaming through the air. Kathy and Mike were available to accommodate us and answer any questions throughout our stay. The location of this B&B is in an idyllic neighborhood full of mansions restored from the 1800's. It's across the street from Lafayette Park, whose park bridge extends the experience of nature as it feels like stepping into a Monet painting. Neighborhood restaurants and Bailey's Chocolate Bar are all within walking distance. We stayed in the Lafayette room which was beautiful, quiet and clean. Wifi worked great in the room. One of the windows in the room has a view of the top of the arch. What I like best about Park Avenue Mansion was the warmth of our hosts, Kathy and Mike. The beauty of the B&B and the fabulous food were icing on the cake. What I liked least was not knowing how soon I will be back to this retreat to once again enjoy this slice of heaven. Janet Larson Melugin


Remarkable Experience

5 on July 29, 2014

A lovely spot, a wonderful old mansion, generous and kind hosts, good food, and located within walking distance of quality restaurants and a lovely park. We liked it so much we never left the local area to see St. Louis. Our room with a balcony overlooking the garden was so lovely, it felt like being in Paris. A bottle of wine while the sun set, and latte with local pastries in the morning before the heat of the day. Mike and Kathy were friendly and courteous hosts without being intrusive in any way, and served a delicious breakfast for us in the gardens along with the 6 other guests with a grace and ease that we all us guests got to know each other in the nicest way. I would recommend this to anyone visiting the area - so much nicer than any hotel could possibly be, close to town, a lovely spot, and we left feeling very refreshed. Thank you Mike and Kathy!


Great place to stay in downtown St. Louis

5 on June 30, 2014

We had a wonderful two night stay in the Lafayette room on the third floor of the B&B. The room was spacious and comfortable. The home and grounds are beautiful. We enjoyed drinking a glass of wine (bring your own) while sitting on the back patio in the lovely back yard one evening. We also enjoyed walking around the neighborhood and the park across the street. The hosts, Mike & Kathy were great! They were very knowledgeable about local restaurants and places to see while in St. Louis. We plan to stay with them again the next time we visit St. Louis.


Absolutely Wonderful!

5 on June 22, 2014

We were looking for something out of the ordinary for our weekend stay in St. Louis and found a gem in the Park Avenue Mansion Bed & Breakfast! Mike and Kathy went out of their way to give us what we needed - directions, suggestions for dinner, history of the area around Lafayette Park, after dinner liquors, to-die for breakfasts and privacy too! The house is beautiful with stunning woodwork and marble throughout. The garden area features colorful and unique flowers and trees, a koi pond, a gazebo and the sounds of a relaxing babbling brook no matter where we sat. Our large 3rd floor room stayed nice and cool the entire weekend even though it was very hot and humid outside. The area has a lot to offer as well - unique shops, restaurants and pubs featuring locally grown/brewed/infused items. Lafayette Park is right across the street and is perfect for a morning walk. We highly recommend Park Avenue Mansion Bed and Breakfast We'll be back!


My "always visit" place in the Midwest

4.4 on May 18, 2014

Whenever I'm in the USA, I manipulate my Itinerary to ensure I can visit St Louis and enjoy the outstanding welcome from Mike and Kathy. I've been visiting since 2008 and their standard has never slipped. I recommend The Park Avenue Mansion to anyone looking for a wonderfully-located, warm, inviting, place to stay. Peter T Sydney, Australia


Beautiful Overnights in St. Louis

5 on April 29, 2014

McCoy from Mississippi


The perfect getaway!

5 on February 20, 2014

We did the murder mystery weekend and had the best time! The owners made us feel right at home. After our weekend, I felt like we were leaving a visit with old friends. The inn, food and area was perfect. Cannot wait to return.


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Rooms & Rates

Victorian Balcony

Bathed in soft greens, gentle yellows and dusky red, this room once belonged to the original Lady of the Mansion. Your own refrigerator to keep your edible treasures and beverages cold, and a writing desk to write your friends about your fabulous stay....what could be better?!

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $159

Nightly Rate: $145 - $159

Lafayette Park

One of our largest and most comfortable rooms, the Lafayette Square is a perfect choice for a Missouri getaway. The antique four post queen-sized bed is beautifully canopied in rich fabric with a luxurious crown of cream and taupe while the entire room is carpeted in true Victorian style and furnished with beautiful antiques. Serenity surrounds everything in this romantic guestroom. Luxurious amenities, a corner fireplace, a view of Lafayette Park and the gardens from the windows complete its tranquility.

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $189

Nightly Rate: $160 - $189

Park Avenue

Sedate and elegant, the Park Avenue is an ideal choice as the St. Louis honeymoon suite. Facing Lafayette Park on the 2nd floor, and done in a rich taupe and appointed with antiques, the rich burgundy and cream fabrics drape the wall behind the Victorian queen-sized bed and add to the opulence. Mirrored French doors lead into a Portuguese marble bathroom complete with a crystal chandelier, 2 person Jacuzzi, and Sconces on dimmers. Our original marble fireplace supplies the rest of the heat and romance.

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

Nightly Rate: $195 - $269

Nightly Rate: $195 - $269

Fleur de Lis

Magnificent! St. Louis's finest honeymoon suite. The 3rd floor insures privacy and You'll be irresistibly drawn to the crown canopied, king-sized feather bed and the fabulous in-room marble 2-person jacuzzi. 2 antique wall sconces on dimmer switches grace the back wall of the jacuzzi to cast a romantic glow throughout the room, and the fireplace flames insure that you will be warm and toasty. The separate bathroom has imported Portuguese marble throughout. Truly the Premier honeymoon suite in St. Louis!

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

Nightly Rate: $215 - $289

Nightly Rate: $215 - $289

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Location

Location Type

15 minutes from St. Louis Airport, 3 hours to Lake of Ozarks, 4 hours from Indianapolis, IN, 4 hours from Kansas City, 4 hours from Memphis, 5 hours from downtown Chicago, City, Downtown

Airport

St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.) 10 miles

Directions to property:

Hwy 40/I64 East to Jefferson. Turn right (south) to Park. Turn left. From the southwest, take I-44 east to Jefferson. Turn left (north) to Park. Turn right. From the northwest, take I-70 east & use same directions as from airport. From the south, take I-55 north to Truman Parkway. Go straight through stop light to Park. Turn left.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, 1 mile to Downtown St. Louis, the Arch, Botanical Gardens, Museums, Victorian Walking Park, Sport Stadiums, St Louis and Washington Universities, 7 restaurants within 2 blocks, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Spa, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Swiss made Arbonne Bath Amenities, Plasma TVs with DVD - 200 movie library, Free WiFi, Concierge Service, Fireplaces and Refrigerators in all guest rooms, 24 hour Coffee & tea bar w/cookies & candies

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Golfing, Theatre, Culinary events, Symphony, Professional Sporting Events, Missouri Botanical Gardens, Professional Opera, Outdoor Live musical productions, Fox Threatre - musical & theatrical productions, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No As much as we love them, we have pets of our own.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum on weekends and holidays may apply. Please inquire.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of reservation. Waived for corporate stays.
  • Cancellations: 30 day cancellation policy except for business travelers. Single night stays are non-refundable. Reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card. You may pay by Traveler's Checque or cash upon arrival if you prefer. (Please let us know ahead of time if you wish to do so.)

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Kathy and Michael Petetit

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs , Irving the McCaw, & Bebe

About the innkeepers

We love people, entertaining, and pampering our guests! Mike gives wonderful "histories" and stories of the house and Lafayette Square, if you ask him. We enjoy living in a fabulous neighborhood with great restaurants starting within 50 feet, a Victorian walking park across the street, and a short walk to the city's farmer's market. We are very grateful people who want to share our city with you!

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Meals

Breakfast

Gourmet Cuisine

  • Time Served: varies
  • Serving Location: In the gardens or on the side veranda,, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Vegan, celiac


Signature Dish

Samuel's Clouds
This is always a hit!! Use it as a wonderful dessert. Simply elegant and delicious! The champagne glass gives it such style and class! 6 pears, almost ripened 3/4 cup fresh cranberries 1/2 stick butter 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup white wine canned whipped cream about 1/4 c for each serving Peel and cut pears into small pieces. Chop cranberries into small bits. Melt butter in a saute pan. Add pears, cranberies, brown sugar and wine. Cook on low heat for about 10 minuntes **Until pears are tender not mushy. Spoon whipped cream in a crystal champagne glass. Add warm pear mixture. The mixture will start to bubble over the cream. Serve warm. Make 6 servings.


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2007 Park Avenue , Lafayette Square, St. Louis, 63104 USA (Show map)

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