Yes, this B&B has modern bathroom fixtures, remarkable kitchen, clean facility, and yummy food, and it is luxurious. What you rarely find at any other historical B&B, however, is a chance to see how the railroad baron who could afford luxury in 1885 surpassed the definition of luxury in this day and age. I'm not sure one could find an artisan alive who could create the entrance hall tile floor or the unbelievable dragon staircase. We stayed in the lovely Twelfth Night suite, and although we were arriving late, and heading north, we are so glad we experienced even our short one night stay. We are vegetarians and Isobel accommodated our food preferences with a delicious French toast casserole, fresh coffee, and juice. Wifi was stable and easily accessed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The majestic Shakespeare Chateau was built in 1885 by Nathan Ogden when St. Joseph Missouri was known as "The Queen of the River Cities." High atop a bluff looking down across the city toward the Missouri River, 809 Hall Street is one of several mansions in the Hall Street Historic District known locally as "Millionaires' Row." You'll enjoy meeting the friendly innkeeper, Isobel, as she takes you through the palatial interior. You'll marvel at 47 (yes, 47!) Original stained glass windows, carved cherrywood, mahogany, and walnut mantles, and of course, a bust of the Bard himself above the grand fireplace in the front foyer. But most of all, you'll enjoy our comfortable sleeping rooms, each one beautifully appointed with fabulous art and antiques and luxurious linens. ... more less