The Southern Hotel

146 S 3rd St , Sainte Genevieve, MO 63670-1667 USA (Show map)


This graceful Federal building c1790 operated as a hotel from 1805 and was known for the finest accommodations between Natchez and St. Louis. Totally renovated with romantic guest rooms, containing a unique collection of country Victorian antiques and delightful whimsies. State of the art comfort systems and private baths provide the perfect accommodations for a quiet getaway or a memorable celebration. Member Mobil, BBIM, Legend Inns.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Fabulous stay!

4.0 on January 13, 2015

07/19/2014 Mike and Cathy go above and beyond in making their guests feel welcome! We are definately planning a trip back! Chris

Our 6th Anniversary

5 on November 10, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at the end. This is by far Our favorite B&B in Ste Genevieve. Mike & Cathy were so hospitable & made our stay even more enjoyable. We can't wait to go back & make more memories!!!

Still in Love after all these years...

5 on February 27, 2013

My husband & I began our love affair with the Southern Hotel in 1996 when we stayed there on our honeymoon in May. Bob & I became friends, not just patrons, of Mike & Barbara. When she passed away suddenly a few years ago in the fall we were stunned at our sense of loss. In May of 2009 we returned & Mike had remarried; her name is Cathy. No one man should ever be so lucky as to be married to two equally as wonderful women. Cathy is a great cook, just as Barbara was. But Cathy has put her own stamp on interpreting hospitality for the Southern. She has added great recipes & caters to the gluten-free crowd. Most importantly perhaps for Bob and I, she is very sensitive to his newly developed needs as a diabetic. We are sure to call ahead & inform Mike and Cathy that we are coming; realize that it is a small town (one of the reasons we love going there), but that means that purchasing choices are severely limited. They go to St. Louis to make sure they have what they need. There was a time when I could not have imagined the Southern Hotel without Mike and Barbara; now I cannot imagine it without Mike and Cathy. What has not changed is the great care given to the upkeep of the building. If you are looking to get away from our high-tech world and slow down to get reacquainted, go to the Southern Hotel. Enjoy the antiques. Listen to the stairs squeak when you walk upstairs, and imagine who has trod upon them over the centuries. Soak leisurely in a clawfoot bathtub, instead of taking a 2-minute shower. Play a game of billiards, and think of the journey the table made to be there for you...Mike can tell you that story, along with many others. Mike and Cathy will make you feel at home, and you will rediscover romance. Be sure to record your impressions in the journals included on the nightstand of every room. We have stayed in several of the rooms...perhaps you will read about our ongoing love story when you write down yours!!

River Town Getaway

4.8 on February 12, 2012

I had a wonderful visit at The Southern Hotel in St. Genevieve, MO. Mike & Kathy are very gracious & I enjoyed talking with them. The breakfast was outstanding. I will go back.

Weding anniversary celebration

4.4 on August 05, 2011

We expected a nice place but the southern hotel exceeded those expectations and the service was outstanding. Being our first visit to st. genevieve, Mo we received a lot of very helpful advice on what to see what to do and where to eat. We will return.

The Southern Hotel

4.8 on August 01, 2011

Such an unexpected surprise to find such a gem!

Great stay

5 on August 01, 2011

1st B&B -- loved it!

Celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary

5 on June 08, 2011

The gracious hospitality of Mike and Cathy made our 30th wedding anniversary weekend very special. We were directed to a great restaurant, entertained with the history of Ste. Genevieve and The Southern Hotel, and treated like family. Breakfast was superb, our room was delightful and so unique. It was definitely a time to remember for a long time. Thanks Mike & Cathy

My home away from home

4.6 on May 01, 2011

The innkeepers went out of their way to make my stay there outstanding. I had special requirements being there on a motorcycle trip and they saw to it that they were met. It was great with guest from all over staying at the same time, it was like one big family.

Sorry, disappointed

1.8 on April 03, 2011

Room was over-priced for accommodations. Food was only luke warm. Only one small mirror in room. Throw rug was easily tripped on.

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Location Type

City, Downtown, Small town, Wine country


St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.) 70 miles

Directions to property:

Interstate Hwy 55 to Exit 150 (Hwy 32) for Ste. Genevieve. East on Hwy 32, about 5 miles, passing thru the electric signal all the way thru town till the stop SIGN at 4th and Market. You will view the Old Catholic church with the huge steeple. Right on Market we are 1 block. Just remember 55 & 32 and we are 1 block to the right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, Nature area, Hawn State Park, Pickle Springs, 5 Wineries, 4 are new open to public, 2 Antique Malls, 1 Largest in Missouri, Only French Colonial Village in USA, Picnic area, River, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Computer, Library, Piano, Telephone , Balcony, Iron / Ironing Board, Meeting / Banquet Facilities, Shops / Commercial Services

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Diving / Snorkeling , Wine Tasting , Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4pm to 8pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only For smoking inside there is a $200 fee.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Oct & some Event week-ends
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card approval necessary in the amount of room. There is a NON-REFUNDABLE***NON-RESCHEDULEABLE advance deposit in the amount of $35.00 per night per room included in the cost of room.
  • Cancellations: Our CANCELLATION POLICY is (8) days per night per room.The NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is always in effect. With previous arrangement late arrival is possible. Room rates do not include taxes. Minimum $200 damage fee Modification must be made at least 8 days prior to arrival date. Reservations must be made at least 1 day in advance of arrival.
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Mike & Cathy

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  • Time Served: 8:am or 9:am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten-free

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