Forget-me-not Bed and Breakfast

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


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

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 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!)

Exceeded expectations

4.6 on August 19, 2016

We were very happy with our stay here. The rooms are comfortable and large enough. You are supplied with everything you could need. The stairs to the top bedrooms are a bit steep and narrow as you would expect from this style of house however except for carrying our oversized suitcases one at a time we didn't have a problem. The to is smallish but you shouldn't come here to watch tv. The highlight is the breakfast. More than just eating, it becomes a part of your day's experiences. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Charming Stay in St. Louis Tower Grove Park Neighborhood!

4.6 on August 19, 2016

What a very comfortable stay we had at Forget-me-not B & B! Magretta and Chuck paid attention to our needs completely! Room was nice and cool which was much appreciated during the August heat-wave! Coffee was prepared for us in the morning at the time we'd requested. Unfortunately, I cannot review the quality of their breakfast because we had plans with family members to eat elsewhere that morning. Will we stay again? Absolutely!

My first B&B experience

5 on July 14, 2016

While concluding my latest visit to MO I decided to book a room here on a whim. I've always wanted to stay at a B&B but haven't until now. What a wonderful experience! Magretta was warm and inviting from the moment she opened the door, Chuck was charming and the perfect host. The dogs are a comfort away from home. Spike will be sure you leave a little of your heart behind. The house is lovely and feels very homey, not stuffy and cold like a museum. The neighborhood is walkable with some terrific places to eat and listen to music close by. Tower Grove Park is a must-see and close enough to walk. Missouri Botanical Gardens is only about 1.5 miles away. There is an impressive library in the house with books covering every topic you can imagine. There is also an array of books and pamphlets of things to do and see in the St. Louis area. Breakfast was extraordinary! We had warm vanilla, lemon custard and raspberry, ebelskivers, baked eggs with ham, watermelon, potato cakes, juice and coffee. Perfect for a long day at the arch. The other guests were lovely and very helpful in sharing info on where to park and how to get around the construction going on around downtown and at the Arch. Magretta is a wealth of information on local happenings too. My experience was above and beyond what I had anticipated. I will definitely return.

Innkeeper Response
We are so glad your first bed and breakfast experience was a good one. We love hearing that. We do hope we will see you when you return to St. Louis.

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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 Type

Tower Grove East Neighborhood, Downtown


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


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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  • 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.



Chuck and Magretta Yokota

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets


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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  • 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.