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“Quaint old English charm in downtown Clayton” 4 of 5 stars
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Seven Gables Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   26 North Meramec Avenue, Clayton, Saint Louis, MO 63105   |  
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“Quaint old English charm in downtown Clayton”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We like to try out different types of lodging when visiting St. Louis because we go frequently. The Seven Gables is definitely a departure from all the chain hotels in the area. Lots of charm and atmosphere with a comfortable bed and very nice bathroom. We chose a first floor room off the patio. There is no lift, so you have to schlep your luggage up the stairs.
The complimentary breakfast is adequate and saves the trouble of going out to find a place to eat.
The $17 parking fee was a surprise to us because I had understood from other reviews that we could find free parking nearby. Our plane was 3 hours late arriving so at 10:30pm we did not feel like looking for parking.
We had hoped to have a bite in the on site pub, but it had just closed when we arrived. That was one of the reasons we chose the Seven Gables. But the late flight was not their fault. All in all, I definitely recommend staying here. The people at the desk were friendly and very helpful when we asked where we could find a restaurant at such a late hour. We will go another time just to have a drink in their pub!

Room Tip: We liked our first floor room where we could go outside to sit on the patio away from the street.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GablesManager, General Manager at Seven Gables Inn, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Thank you for your review.

We appreciate our guests feedback as it only helps us to continue to improve and provide our guests with not only what the guests expects but deserves.

Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you again.

Warm regards,
Stacey Wallace
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Seven Gables Inn in Clayton has 2 things going for it. 1-location. It is walking distance to lots of fun bars and nice restaurants. 2. Charm- there are 32 guest rooms, done up nicely in an antique-ish way. We stayed in room 318 and never heard a single sound of another guest. It was billed as a king suite, but in reality had 2 queen beds and a sleeper sofa. This hotel is not for those with physical limitations. The guest rooms are all on the 2nd or 3rd floor and the only way up is by steep circular stairs. The continental breakfast was sub par, really not worth eating. However, the fresh cookies upon check in are delicious. There is a $17 per day parking fee, and no pool or exercise room. We would go back, because we liked the area so much. Staff was friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GablesManager, General Manager at Seven Gables Inn, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Thank you for your review.

We sincerely appreciate your feedback as it helps us to continue to grow and provide our guests with what they are looking for, expecting and deserve.

We are on the National Historic Register therefore we do not offer an elevator, however we do have bellman here to assist with bags up the steps as well as six rooms on the first floor.

As for the breakfast this is something we continue to work on to improve, we do offer fresh fruit, hard boiled eggs, smoothies, yogurt, 2 cereals, oatmeal, 2 juices, coffees, hot tea, Danish, pastries and a rotating hot item.

Our location is also a bonus as we are centrally located in the heart of Clayton which has lots of fun bars and shops to explore, not far from the loop or downtown.

Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again.

Warm regards,
Stacey Wallace
General Manager
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I just had my entire wedding party stay at the Gables. Where to start. The accolades run far and wide, starting from the top. Stacey, the GM, was more than accomodating, friendly, nice and made things easier than I could have hoped for. Needless to say, when the leadership shows this pedigree, it filters down to the staff, which is exactly what happened. The rate we got, the service leading up to the weekend, and any correspondence between us and the Gables was smooth as could be. The locale, of course was one I'm familiar with, and certainly will be a spot visited by those who stayed there this time, no doubt. The only negative was that the hotel has 3 floors and no elevators, but only one of the party was truly inconvenienced by this. I gave everyone a heads-up, so it was common knowledge for those who booked in time! The night of the wedding, the bride and I joined up with friends after hours, the staff kindly opened the side room for us--which I'm sure is standard protocol, but they could have said no. All in all, it was a top-shelf experience, as I asked everyone how their stay was. I thank them for contributing to my magical wedding weekend!!!!

Room Tip: Just be sure those elderly of your party get on the ground floor, if possible.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GablesManager, General Manager at Seven Gables Inn, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Thank you for your review.

We are thrilled we were able to contribute to making this weekend so special.

The entire team at Seven Gables Inn takes such pride in our jobs and making our guests feel welcome.

Congrats on your wedding and thank you for taking time to post such a nice review.

We hope to see you again!

Warm regards,
Stacey Wallace
General Manager
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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

My husband and I attended a wedding held right on the premises. We stayed in a standard room with a queen-sized bed. The room was fine for the two of us. The bathroom was of good size, and the best surprise was the Aveda toiletries.

Our friends' wedding was held in the courtyard area. The wedding planner appeared a bit unorganized; however, the family and friends of the bride/groom pulled everything together with regards to flowers, seating, decorations.

The food at the wedding was excellent! The bar and drinks were also very good!

The most fun part about the hotel was the night-time staff. Those guys were a riot! They totally had fun with us (the guests) and put up with our shenanigans.

It was a very fun weekend at this lovely hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GablesManager, General Manager at Seven Gables Inn, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Thank you for posting your review.

The courtyard is wonderful venue to host your wedding.

We appreciate all of our guests feedback and are thrilled you enjoyed the staff.

Warm regards,
Stacey Wallace
General Manager
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We recently stayed two nights at the Seven Gables Inn -- what a delight! The location is very convenient to downtown St. Louis and the Metrolink. The staff was very attentive to our needs - providing information on transportation, events, etc. Seven Gables is an oasis in a big city -- away from the big city hustle yet very convenient. We had a room on the main floor and we didn't hear any noise/conversations as no rooms were next to ours. The interior courtyard is a lovely place for a respite at any time of day. Complimentary coffee/cookies were available in the afternoon. The room was well appointed with lots of closet space and a very comfortable bed. Thanks for the wonderful experience.

Room Tip: Main floor room was very quiet as their was no room next to ours
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GablesManager, General Manager at Seven Gables Inn, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thank you for your kind review!

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We are also thrilled to know the team made you feel welcome and as if you were in your home away from home.

Thanks again for your review and we look forward to seeing you during your next visit.

Warm regards,
Stacey Wallace
General Manager
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Batavia, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The rooms were nice and clean but small. Walls appear to be paper thin because we heard most conversations from other rooms. Does have complimentary breakfast but just average. In great location though and Clayton is beautiful!

Room Tip: there is a charge to park but you can find free parking if you are willing to walk
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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GablesManager, General Manager at Seven Gables Inn, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Thank you for your review and the feedback.

We take all guests concerns very serious and its only with your feedback that we can continue to improve and grow and provide our guests with what they expect.

Warm regards,
Stacey Wallace
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

I have not been to a more charming inn, in all my life....in thestates! Nestled between the office buildings in central STL, this cozy inn is welcoming and intimate, screaming out how important you are. So much attention from Andres, which attended to every detail.

The sit-down " front desk", the ivy- laced windows looking onto the courtyard, the creaky carpeted stairs, and the elegant furnishings create old-world charm. The food was great, as we enjoyed wine/cheese late afternoon break and the inviting and lowkey continental breakfast, with excellent coffee. The room amenities were excellent with great plumbing and AC. REASONABLY PRICED, TOO!

Room Tip: The rooms tothe left side face tall office building, so theyhave no views, but sufficient privacy...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GablesManager, General Manager at Seven Gables Inn, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Thank you for taking time to post your review.

We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and the staff was attentive to your requests.

We sincerely appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again.

Warm regards,
Stacey Wallace
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Address: 26 North Meramec Avenue, Clayton, Saint Louis, MO 63105
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Location: United States > Missouri > Saint Louis > Clayton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Clayton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Seven Gables Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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