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!

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Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Charming B&B

5 on April 26, 2017

We stayed at the Forget-Me-Not Bed and Breakfast while on a short getaway for our anniversary. It was definitely a pleasant experience. The house is beautiful. The owners, Chuck and Magretta, were so sweet and gracious. The room was very clean and spacious, with a very comfortable bed. And the breakfast was amazing... fluffy scrambled eggs, perfectly fried bacon, and Finnish pancakes with Bananas Foster topping. We loved our stay and look forward to coming again!


Great breakfast

4.2 on February 23, 2017

The bed was one of the most comfortable we've been in outside our own house, and the breakfast was absolutely delicious with unusual homemade wonders. The cold banana bisque was really tasty even though it sounds awful, and the German-style pancakes were excellent.


Pleasant 2 nights stay

4.6 on January 19, 2017

Was on a short trip to St. Louis and picked this B&B to stay and was not disappointed. The couple who ran the place were so cute and pleasant. I've met some B&B operators who were not... they also have most wonderful dogs, Hayley and Spike, who greets you when you arrive. What a joy it was to be in their company. My wife fell in love with them. My favorite part of stay at this B&B was their little library. And their large selection of teas to enjoy while reading in the library... I hope to revisit soon.


A wonderful stay!

5 on October 20, 2016

We had a wonderful 1st anniversary stay at the Forget-me-not! Magretta was a fabulous host, her outstanding food and company were very much appreciated. We will stay there again next time we visit St Louis :)


We will be back!

5 on October 10, 2016

We had a wonderful stay at the Forget-Me-Not! We were celebrating our first anniversary, and could not have asked for a better stay anywhere! The room was comfortable and wonderful, the bathroom was new and luxurious. We had everything we could have wanted or needed provided by Magretta and Chuck. We will definitely be staying again when we visit St Louis!


Great Experience and Dogs to Pet!

5 on October 04, 2016

The home is beautiful and lovingly cared for. The breakfasts were creative and almost decadently tasteful! We stayed three days and each day was a new and delicious 3 course surprise. Our hosts were kind, helpful, funny, wonderful souls. Our room had a comfy bed and pillows and the bathroom was like a spa! A soothing shower and many helpful amenities! Highly recommended! And... a great little pub within walking distance made our evenings even more fun!


Such a Blessing!

5 on October 04, 2016

Incredible historic home! Awesome Inn Keepers! Safe and charming location! We just loved everything. Chuck and Margretta were so attentive to our needs. They went above and beyond! The breakfast was by far the BEST I've ever experienced! We were there for three breakfasts, and each morning was a different experience. Different linens, different china, and amazing food! You will be so stuffed you can't get out of your chair! Chuck/Magretta, I'm still dreaming about the banana bisque! Can't wait to try it out at home! Oh yes, I can't forget the bed...it was very comfortable, as well as the pillows. Hope to visit you again soon! Joanne Holbrook, Dawsonville GA


Home away from home

5 on September 08, 2016

My stay included four nights sleeping in the quiet and comfortable Tower Room. The house is beautifully furnished with many gorgeous things that Chuck and Magretta have collected over the years. Chuck made excellent breakfasts. Their two dogs Haley and Spike were so cute and friendly. I would recommend this B&B without hesitation.


Quiet stay

4.4 on September 05, 2016

We very much enjoyed the huge breakfast! I eat a lot and could not finish it.


Great stay, wonderful B&B

5 on August 29, 2016

Our two-night stay was a relaxing and cozy experience, made all the better by two friendly canines. Chuck and Magretta both are happy to share information about activities and directions. The breakfasts were sumptuous -- each course a treat for the tastebuds -- and accompanied by lively banter with other guests. The location was perfect for accessing main routes to anywhere we needed to go in St. Louis. Loved our room, especially with its wonderful bed and new shower/bathroom area. Between the hospitality (very Southern in style), perky pooches and comforting decor, our stay left us feeling refreshed and energized. Thank you, Magretta and Chuck! (and critters!)


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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

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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.
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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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