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“Nicely in-between” 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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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Clayton
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“Nicely in-between”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I did not want yet another hotel and I failed to find any B&Bs available in the proper, central locations of St. Louis; and then I hit upon the Seven Gables Inn. Somewhere in-between; the inn was perfect with its eclectic, gabled buildings and charming little rooms. Our room was just the right size and the bed so comfortable. The staff was always friendly and ready to offer assistance (or fresh cookies). We will seek reservations when we next visit Clayton/St. Louis.

Room Tip: Watch out for parking tickets! Clayton police carry 2 books for each day's work.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GablesManager, General Manager at Seven Gables Inn, responded to this review, July 15, 2014
Thank you for posting your review.

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and will be back to see us next time you are in town.

The hotel is centrally located with just about anything you want to do within minutes of our locations.

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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Athens, Alabama, USA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We stayed at Seven Gables Inn for 2 nights while in town for a wedding. We were only 1/2 block from St. Joseph Catholic Church, so very convenient to the church. Short walk to several restaurants. There was an Irish pub, Molly Darcy's, in the hotel - very good for drinks, a little slow with the food service, great band the night we were there. Very large room, large comfy bed. Hotel has lots of character. 3 stories, steep steps, no elevator, so if accessibility is an issue, ask for a room on the first floor. Would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: Steep steps, no elevator. Get room on first floor if accessibility is an issue.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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, July 15, 2014
Thank you for your review.

We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and will be back to see us the next time you are in the area.

We are a hidden secret in the heart of Clayton which is so centrally located to the Loop, downtown and county.

Warm regards,
Stacey Wallace
General Manager
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Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This is a cute old hotel in Clayton with very friendly staff. There is a small Irish bar in front with a couple of local tap handles including Four Hands and Boulevard. The bar also services the inner courtyard, a quaint little area with vines and trees. Our room was just off the courtyard and we were afraid it would be too noisy on our first night, but the crowd dispersed by 10pm.
The neighborhood has several upscale restaurants within a two block walk.
Parking seemed a little high at $17, but the streets were all metered and we were warned not to park for street cleaning in the middle of the night.
The room was big, the wifi was fast, the shower was nice, the cookies were warm and gooey, but most of all the staff was great.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, 2014
Thank you for your review.

We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and the amenities the hotel offers.

We can only continue to improve and provide our guests with what the expect and deserve by getting customer feedback, so thank you and have a wonderful day.

Warm regards,
Stacey Wallace
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The staff are really friendly and have knowledge of the city. The room was very clean and big. Free wifi and fiji water in the rooms. Shower/bath was clean great shower. Breakfast was nice coffee, fruit/cereal/Danishs or egg bacon muffins. Nice area two of us walked around at about 2100 with no worries.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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GablesManager, General Manager at Seven Gables Inn, responded to this review, April 19, 2014
Thank you for taking time to post your review.

We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the hotel.

Its only with our guests feedback that we can continue to provide our guests with not only what they expect but deserve.

Warm regards,
Stacey Wallace
General Manager
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Springfield, IL
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Found a Living Social deal for a night's stay at the Seven Gables Inn in Clayton. We live about an hour and half away - so it seemed like a great quick jaunt to get out of town to celebrate my birthday and our anniversary (which both occur in the same week).

Every part of our stay was fantastic. Making a reservation was very easy and the lady who worked with me was very pleasant. Clayton is a lovely little suburb - I had never really been before. We parked on the street so we didn't pay the $17 valet charge, but that doesn't seem crazy for parking (I was in Chicago last week and it was $50 a night!).

Check in was easy - the Inn is lovely and very welcoming. Warm chocolate cookies were AMAZING. We had a queen room on the second floor which was small but lovely. No elevator - so be prepared for that.

Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries were waiting on us when we arrived to our room - my sister had called ahead and had them delivered - both were lovely.

Only "bad" part of the room - the smoke detector was beeping when we arrived - we changed for dinner and left - telling the front desk on our way out - they said they would take care of it - however upon return at midnight it was still beeping - rather than call again, we took the battery out and went to sleep. :)

The bed was very comfy and they have great pillows.

All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our time and would definitely go back - it was a nice change from the "normal" hotel experience we typically have in the STL area.

Room Tip: No elevator.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GablesManager, General Manager at Seven Gables Inn, responded to this review, April 19, 2014
Thank you for your review.

We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay.

We sincerely apologize that the fire detector was not addressed.

Its only with our guests input and feedback that we can continue to grow and improve our service for what our guests not only expect but deserve.

Warm regards,
Stacey Wallace
General Manager
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Florissant, Missouri
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I don't even know where to start. The women at the front desk was amazing! We had just came from our wedding so we had brought our leftover cake along with all our other stuff and she helped carry it all to the room. Even a server from the restaurant cam to help. The room blew me away. I felt like it was an apartment not just a hotel room. Keep in mind this is a old hotel. There is some wear and tear but if you want something with charm and want to stay some where unique then this is the place!

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GablesManager, General Manager at Seven Gables Inn, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Thank you for posting a review.

Its with our guests feedback that we can continue to provide our guests with not only what they expect but deserve.

Thanks again.

Warm regards,
Stacey Wallace
General Manager
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I have a fear of running out of golf balls and booze. You will not run out of booze at the quaint Seven Gables as within the charming historical inn is a very nice Irish bar with an interior courtyard as well as sidewalk seating. If you like history you will enjoy this place.
The staff were great, a waitress from the pub actually helped me as I was waiting at the check in desk. The valet was especially friendly and helpful with the car and the luggage. We look forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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, March 31, 2014
Thank you for your review.

We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you next time you are in St. Louis.

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
Hotel Style:
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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