Lehmann House Bed & Breakfast

#10 Benton Place , Saint Louis, MO 63104 USA (Show map)


Imagine your stay in a Romanesque Revival 1893 mansion, once home to Frederick W. Lehmann, Solicitor General under President Taft. Enjoy the secluded, quiet beauty and feel of a private estate, while conveniently close to the St. Louis Cardinals' Busch Stadium, the St. Louis Arch, the Peabody Opera House, the St. Louis Zoo, the City Museum and other major attractions. Guests are treated to a traditional full breakfast of fresh baked pastries, fresh fruit, an egg entrée, breakfast meat, toast and more. Freshly brewed coffee, organic teas, juice and milk are served daily. Special diet requests can be accommodated upon request with notice. Choose between four spacious guest rooms, each with their own special character, large private bath and special features. All rooms are furnished with antiques and comfortable beds. Each room has a desk, iron, ironing board, hair dryer and free WI-FI. Familes welcome.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Excellent choice

4.8 on April 25, 2015

My wife and I stayed here for a romantic Valentine's/Anniversary getaway. We were planning to see The Phantom of the Opera, and wanted to find someplace close to The Fox Theater. Checked a few hotels, then decided to try a B & B instead. Very glad we chose the Lehmann House, as Marie was very welcoming and helpful. The breakfasts were excellent, and she made sure to have wood for the fireplace in our room, and even had it set up and ready to light. My only complaint would be that it is advertised everywhere as being up to $199 per night for the President's room, but I ended up paying $209 per night through this site. Not sure if it is because of a fee charged by the site or not, but I still believe that it was worth it for the experience. Mike and Amber Kettelhake

Loved it!

5 on April 02, 2015

I was looking for a place to stay that was different than your typical hotel when a group of girls were getting together for a girls weekend. Marie was very accommodating to check in requests, number of girls attending, and gluten free breakfast needs. The bed was extremely comfortable. The house was beautiful, clean, and rich with history. Most importantly, Marie and her husband (forgot his name) made us feel more than welcome. They treated us like family. I didn't want to leave. If I am in the St. Louis area again, this is where I will stay. Oh, the location is also great... very close to downtown!

Loved it!

4.8 on March 06, 2015

My girlfriend and I stayed here for valentines day and it was just what we were looking for. Beautiful antiques and architecture, and Marie and her husband were sweet and accommodating. We stayed in the Maid's Room, very comfortable and charming. Breakfast was delicious, and Marie accommodated my girlfriend's food allergies perfectly. We will DEFINITELY be back! 10/10!! Mike & Dylan

Good location

4.6 on September 18, 2014

Beautiful house. Friendly inkeeper and great food. The location is great in a very upscale neighborhood. Large rooms and super service. WALSWA Travel

Thank you!

5 on December 05, 2012

Thank you Marie for taking such good care of us on our visit. It was a treat to talk with you and share stories. Joan & Paul Romiti

Perfect place to stay with our family!

4.8 on February 20, 2012

We stayed there about 5 years ago and was looking for it to recommend to a friend who is going there this spring with her daughter. I had to write a review, Marie was so wonderful when we stayed there with our two small children (2 & 5 year olds) She made them comfortable and having the park across the street helped get their energy out so we could enjoy the parlor and the piano. If we get back to St. Louis we will stay again and I will send anyone who is going to visit to Lehmann House. I still remember the ceramic lamb plates she served the kids breakfast on. (My picky eaters ate every bite!)

Kindness, Warmness & Hospitality

4.4 on September 15, 2011

Thank you for your kindness, warmness and hospitality. We will keep good memories with you, Marie, and your family. We really enjoyed our stay here. Sungsoo & Stephanie, Austin, TX

It was great to return to your B&B!

4.4 on September 14, 2011

It was great to return to your B&B after so many years. We really enjoyed our stay. Breakfasts were so good and we enjoyed talking to you while we had our 2nd and 3rd cups of coffee. Your recommendation for Zia's was also great! Thanks again for your warm hospitality. Mike and Rose M, Omaha, NE

Better than our cruise!

4.8 on August 22, 2011

Wish we could transport your lovely warm and hospitable home with us. I don’t know how you do it all. Our stay at your B&B was better than our cruise!

This B&B is simply beautiful!

5 on August 16, 2011

The owner of this B&B was such a gracious host and provided a tasty breakfast as well as kind hospitality. This B&B was simply beautiful -- a true feast for the eyes from every vantage point.

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Rooms & Rates

The President's Room

Our most spacious guest room, with its golden maple flooring, gently wakes guests in the morning with the warmth of the sun pouring in from the east. Our most spacious guest room, with its golden maple flooring, gently wakes you in the morning with the warmth of the sun pouring in from the east. And in the evening, with its western view, treats you with a scene of the setting sun. Adjoining the President's room is a sprawling, marble tiled private bath. Shower in the marble tiled shower stall or have a bath in the six-foot long tub built for two. Luxury at its best.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $189 - $219

Nora's Room

Overlooking the gardens with a southern exposure, Nora's Room is a sun-filled spacious room. Originally the master bedroom of the house, it has been faithfully restored to reveal the cherry woodwork rescued from under eight layers of paint. Treat yourself to a great night's sleep on a king size Tempra-pedic mattress. The maple floors have been refinished to their original golden color. The faithfully restored private bath has been recreated with authentic fixtures, the original marble sink and subway tile. Enjoy a luxurious bath in the slipper tub in this authentically up-to-date renovation.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $189

The World's Fair Room

Originally, this room was a guest room. Now with its own Victorian designed private adjoining bath created from a former walk-in closet. Originally, this room was a guest room, now with its own Victorian designed private adjoining bath created from a former walk-in closet. With a queen bed, it can sleep up to three.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $169

The Maid's Room

In keeping with the status of hired help of the time, the Maids' Room is arranged simply, with a period, 1890's bedroom suite, a patchwork quilt, and simple, family portraits on the walls. A full bathroom, situated in the hall next to and dedicated to the Maids' Room, serves as its private bath. With a queen Tempur-pedic bed, the Maids' Room very comfortably hosts a couple or a single guest.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $149

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Location Type

City, Downtown


St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.) 15 miles

Directions to property:

From I-44: Take Jefferson Avenue exit north to Park Avenue. Take Park avenue east to Benton Place. Turn onto Benton Place (north) to Lehmann House. From I-64: Take Jefferson Avenue exit south to Park Avenue. Take Park avenue east to Benton Place. Turn onto Benton Place (north) to Lehmann House. From I-55: Take the Truman Parkway exit. Follow Truman Parkway to Park Avenue. Take Park Avenue west to benton Place. Turn onto Benton Place (north)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Parking, Piano, Pool, TV, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Antiquing, Concerts in the Park, Children's playground, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental

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  • Check In:: 3:00p-6:00p
  • Check Out:: 11:00a
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only May smoke anywhere outside. NO smoking indoors.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Must bring own baby equipment; supervison required
  • Childcare Provided: Limited By prior arrangement, at additional cost
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Valid personal credit card or business credit card required to hold the room.
  • Cancellations: A deposit equal to one night’s rent will be taken at the time of your booking. My cancellation policy, without penalty, must be made by 3:00p on the 15th day prior to your arrival (00/00/2015) in order to have your deposit returned. A deposit equal to one night's rent (including tax) or 50% of your reservation (whichever is greater) will become non-refundable on this date. A cancellation made after 3:00p on the 8th day prior to your arrival (00/00/2015) requires full payment for all days and rooms reserved. Your balance may be charged to your card on this date. This cancellation policy also applies to guests planning on using gift certificates from any source. If issued by Lehmann House, unless the original is mailed back to us, your card will be charged. This also applies to a reduction of nights made after 3:00p, 15 days before your arrival, or a delayed arrival, either of which you will be charged in full. A reservation is a contract. By giving us your credit card information, you agree to all of our policies. In return, we will hold your room(s) for the night(s) requested in good faith. Unless we receive a reply from you stating otherwise, it is understood that the information is correct and you agree to the terms as laid out in this document regarding services, number of days booked and the cancellation policy. When you arrive, at check-in, if applicable, you can pay your balance by credit card, check or cash. To be compliant with local laws, you will be asked to sign in and present identification and a valid credit card when you check in.
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Marie Davies

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About the innkeepers

Histoory, antiquing, gourmet cooking, needle arts, gardening, art, live music

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  • Time Served: 7:30a--9:00a
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Any requested

Signature Dish

Cherry Ladder Coffee Cake
Cherry Ladder Coffee Cake is a tender sour cream/butter/flour pastry bursting with juicy cherries (can be made with peaches or apples as well). The pastry is rolled in a 9"x15" rectangle, the sides sliced in 1" "rungs" on each side with the cherries placed down the middle. The "rungs" are folded over the cherries, alternating right and left, to form a ladder across the top. The baked pastry is then drizzled with a almond flavored glaze, sprinkled with chopped walnuts and served warm. Even when serving two, these are always completely devoured at the breakfast table.

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