Park Avenue Mansion

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


Award winning Bed and Breakfast with 4 beautiful guestrooms.....elegance combined with 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 room5.0
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8


5 on November 01, 2016

Mike and Kathy make us feel welcome and comfortable - home away from home. The Park Avenue is beautiful! The location, neighborhood setting, is great and convenient. We have stayed several times and plan to stay again. A highly recommended experience.

Can't wait to go back!

5 on October 31, 2016

We made a last minute decision to visit St. Louis for a weekend and were very lucky to find a room available at the Park Avenue Mansion at such short notice. It was our first visit to this beautiful B&B and the proprietor could not have been any nicer or more helpful. The house has been lovingly restored and looks totally amazing. Its like stepping back in time, but with all the modern conveniences we come to expect, such as TV and ensuite bathrooms. The garden/courtyard is a tranquil and private little haven and just the perfect place to eat a gourmet breakfast. The area is so quiet and yet there are plenty of amazing restaurants within walking distance. Mike helped us pick somewhere to eat and would have booked a table for us if we needed it! We definitely plan to go back and hopefully spend more time there next time.

Park Avenue Bed & Breakfast

5 on October 14, 2016

They made this a wonderful vacation. I absolutely love the room. Great locatio and perfect hosts.

It was Perfect for us!

5 on October 11, 2016

Everything about our 15th anniversary trip was just as we hoped for. This home is stunning and the hosts are so welcoming and accommodating. Located in a great area close to wonderful restaurants and shops! We will return!

Lovely B&B

5 on July 13, 2016

This was our third stay at Park Avenue Mansion in Lafayette Square. The home is quite lovely and very well kept. Breakfast is always a delight especially when the weather allows for outdoor seating. The gardens are lovely as well. The area of Lafayette SQ is convenient to downtown St. Louis and has many restaurants nearby within walking distance. We highly recommend this B&B.

Great place to stay

5 on July 10, 2016

We really enjoy staying here whenever we are spending the weekend in downtown St. Louis. It is very convenient to all of the city's attractions and excellent restaurants, and our hosts' hospitality is truly outstanding!

Scottsdale, AZ visitor

4.8 on July 05, 2016

Are you familiar with the terms: "laid back", "over the top"? If so, then Expect to be totally relaxed,enjoy lovely & comfortable accommodations And delicious breakfasts. We are happy returned guests.

Best b&B

5 on June 01, 2016

This bed and breakfast was absolutely beautiful! The hosts Kathy and mike were super nice and welcoming. I truly enjoyed staying there for my birthday and will definitely come back again!

Welcome Home

4.6 on January 16, 2016

The hosts were so gracious. We had a hard time finding a place to hang out with some out of town family because it was a Sunday night. We were able to bring them into the parlor to visit, and were made to feel very welcome. Our first time here was over the Christmas holidays. The weather was not optimal for the garden, so I can't wait to come back in the spring or summer because the patio area looked like a fantastic space.

Weekend stay

5 on December 25, 2015

This was our second time at the Park Ave Mansion and it was perfect just like the first! Kathy and Mike are very welcoming, and they make your stay feel just like you were in your own home! We are going to make this an annual trip! If your looking for a little weekend getaway or just need a place to stay one night, this is the place! The breakfast was amazing, and the rooms are so cozy.

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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

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

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

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

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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


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

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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, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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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  • 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.)
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Kathy and Michael Petetit

Languages spoken


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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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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