BEALL MANSION An Elegant Bed and Breakfast Inn

407 E. 12th Street , Alton, IL 62002-7230 USA (Show map)


Experience elegance and romance at the Meeting of the Great Rivers Alton, IL area's only 4 star lodging property. Conveniently located on Millionaire’s Row 12 blocks from the Mississippi River and 25 minutes from the St. Louis Gateway Arch. Whirlpools for Two. Fireplaces. HDTV. Free Wi-Fi. Complimentary 24 hour “all you can eat” chocolate, chocolate, chocolate buffet. A "USA Top 100 Gold Inn & B&B" Award Winning Property. Also ask about our neighboring property George Street Suites. Guest House | Extended Stay Hotel | Vacation Rental | Temporary Corporate Housing




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

Perfect Getaway!

5 on May 02, 2016

The Beall Mansion was the perfect place for my husband and and I to celebrate our anniversary! Victorian elegance and charm flowed throughout, from the architecture and decor to the food and service. Breakfast was stunning and delicious! I highly recommend the Beall Mansion!

Elegant and delicious with stimulating conversation

4.6 on March 01, 2016

We stayed with our friends for their 15 year anniversary and were pleasantly surprised by the ornate details of this beautiful establishment. Jim, the owner took us around and gave us a comprehensive background of the building and answered all of our questions with concise and educated responses. The breakfast was outstanding not to mention the fabulous vintage of champagne at check in. Also the chocolate bar was a nice touch. If you stay I strongly recommend the gourmet package. Highly recommended !

Beautiful, Romantic B&B

4.2 on January 25, 2016

Beautiful Bed and Breakfast, Outstanding service.

Awsome sauce

4.8 on September 28, 2015

Booked the room for a birthday celebration, girlfriend was thrilled with the atmosphere, the 18th century stylish decor, the ambience of the rooms, and of course the endless chocolate bar. I must insist on the breakfast in bed option it was phenomenal. The presentation of the meal, the flavor and pairing of the dishes accentuate each other for an exciting and relaxing meal to start the day. I have looked many times for something similar but everything I come across just doesn't come close to the Beall mansion. Will be booking again in the near future, wanting to add the spa packages and visit more of the local eateries and attractions. Jim and Sandy keep doing what your doing it's working.

Beautiful and relaxing!

5 on June 07, 2015

Very friendly. Very clean. Very nice! We loved the whirlpool tub and breakfast in bed. We will be back again :)

From Naples, Florida to Alton, IL

4.8 on April 21, 2015

My husband and I were given the name of this beautiful bed and breakfast from our daughter in law. We were more than delighted when we entered the magnificent home. It is exquisitely appointed, our room was absolutely stunning and the host and hostess went out of their way to make our stay a wonderful memory. I would recommend the gourmet breakfast, it is fabulous!

An Evening Away

5 on April 19, 2015

Jim and Sandy were such wonderful hosts for our night away from home. My boyfriend's schedule and mine are both very hectic, and we usually don't have much time to get away or relax. We were greeted by Jim upon arriving, and it was clear his goal was to make sure our stay was as accommodating as possible. We stayed in the master suite, which was great, and breakfast in bed the next morning was delicious! We look forward to coming back in the future.

Great Weekend Getaway

5 on April 07, 2015

My wife and I searched for a weekend getaway and were thrilled with the ambiance of Beall Mansion. Jim welcoming us in his tuxedo set the tone for the whole visit. The room was warm and inviting and breakfast was spectacular. While the Mansion was perfect we so enjoyed walking the neighborhood and parks taking in the variety of architecture. We also took most of a day to drive along the rivers to visit Pere Marquette park and a series of museums.

Excellent B&B, Highly Recommend you stay there

5 on March 30, 2015

Such a beautiful property. Loved the mansion and the surrounding grounds. Room are excellent and the service they give you is second to none. Jim and Sandy do everything to make you feel right and home. They also provided information about the Alton area to make our stay even more special. I cannot say enough about how they go out of their way to make sure your stay is nothing short of spectacular. I would highly recommend you try Beall Mansion. You will not regret it !!!!!

Top Notch

4.8 on March 24, 2015

First class service all the way. From your first drive up to the house to the delicious breakfast the following morning, you get the impression that the owners are well schooled in culinary arts and 5 star service. We will be back.

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Rooms & Rates

Senator Beall Room

Its subtly bowed wall and windows is will take you back to the days of castles and turrets, damsels in distress and knights in shining armor. Features romantic French Provincial decor, a king feathered bed (feather top removable) with brocade headboard and a gas fireplace with wood and marble mantle. The spacious private bathroom has an imported marble floor, crystal chandelier, Palladian window, glass enclosed shower and a nouveau heart shaped whirlpool tub for two. Need we say more?

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $358

Z. B. Job Room

Sleep where the rich and famous of the turn of the century slept. Originally the master bedroom, this extra large room has been the resting place of railroad barons, industrialists and politicians. Includes King Canopy Feathered Bed (feathered top removable) and and a Wood and Tile Fireplace with Gas Logs. The private bath has an Imported Marble Floor, Brass Chandelier, Whirlpool for Two, and a priceless Art Glass Palladian Window that echoes the pride and the craftsmanship of a bygone era.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $358

Mary Harris Room

Named after Senator Beall's wife, this l2nd floor room features an Antique Bedroom Set with Queen Canopy Feathered Bed, Private Bathroom with Imported Marble Floor, Whirlpool for Two, and Crystal Basket featuring hand polished Czechoslovakian crystal.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $298

Verandah Room

The Verandah room features a Private Balcony, sumptuous, Hand Carved Mahogany and Teak Queen Quarter Canopy Feathered Bed (feathered top removable), Hand Carved Solid Mahogany Romance Armoire, and Writing Desk. The Private Bathroom features a Whirlpool for Two, Shower, Imported Marble Floor, and Crystal Chandelier.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $298

Servants Quarters Suite

Escape the problems and worries of the rest of the world in this intimate 3rd floor suite. With its 4 Dormered Windows, and Window Seats—this is the perfect place to curl up with your favorite book. French Doors separate the Private Sitting Room from the Bedroom. Beautifully furnished with a sumptuous, Hand Carved, Rosewood Feathered Bed (feather top removable). and Matching Chest on Chest, Armoire, and Duncan Pyfe Desk. The Private Bathroom has as an Imported Marble Floor Crystal Basket, Shower, and Antique Claw Foot Tub—wonderful for lazy relaxing soaks.

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

Nightly Rate: $119 - $238

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Location Type

25 Minutes from Downtown St. Louis MO, 25 Minutes from St. Louis Lambert Intl Airport, 4 1/2 hrs South of Chicago IL, 90 minutes South of Springfield IL, 5 hrs from Kansas City, 5 hours from Indianapolis, Small town


St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.) 25 miles

Directions to property:

1. From I-55 take the Hamel exit, Hwy 140 West "to Alton". (Hwy. 140 becomes College and College becomes 20th St.) 2. From 20th Street turn left (S.) on Alby eight blocks. 3. Turn left (E.) on East 12th Street three blocks. The BEALL MANSION is located on the right (S.E. corner) of East 12th and George.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Bicycyle & Hiking Trail, Winter Eagle Watching, National Scenic Byway, St. Louis Gateway Arch, Underground Railroad Tours, Water Park, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel, Mansion

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fridge, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Walk to mass transit, Wedding Facilities , 24 Hr. Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate Buffet; Breakfast in Bed option; Luxurious Robes (also available for purchase); BEALL MANSION Artisan Lavender Bath Salts; In Room Massage (by appointment); Golf Pkgs.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Billiards, Fishing, Horseshoes, Antiquing, Bad Mitton, Chess, Croquet, Day Spa Nearby, Winter Eagle Watching

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  • Check In:: 4:00 P.M.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 A.M.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No It is illegal to smoke in or within 15 feet of the building
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No Not suitable for most younger children.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Nearby kennel facilities are available
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Vares by plan and dates. Please inquire or visit for details.
  • Cancellations: Varies by plan and dates. Please inquire or visit for details.



Jim and Sandy Belote

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About the innkeepers

Sandy loves an early morning walk around the grounds and gardens while sipping a good cup of coffee. She loves gardening and helping people. Jim loves floating, hiking, and freelance writing. Both share a passion for food and wine, classic architecture, good music, traveling and pampering our guests.

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  • Time Served: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Butler's Pantry, Verandah (in season), Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Atkins, Vegan

Signature Dish

...Butter Poached Eggs in Tomato Basil Sauce. For best results, make sauce night before so flavors will marry. Combine in sauce pan: 4 oz. can tomato paste, 1/4 cup water, 2 tbl. sugar, 1 tbl. basil, 1 tsp. Italian seasoning. Simmer for 30 minutes and refrigerate over night. Reheat next morning and adjust seasonings to taste. Put 1/2 pat of butter and dash of salt and pepper in the bottom of 8 ramekins. Place ramekins in large shallow pan(s) of simmering water. When butters is melted break 2 eggs into each ramekin. Cover and continue simmering until done. Invert Eggs onto individual serving plates and surround with warmed Tomato Basil Sauce. Garnish eggs with fresh sprig of thyme.