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“A Step Back in Time” 5 of 5 stars
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809 Hall Street, Saint Joseph, MO 64501   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Saint Joseph B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
“A Step Back in Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

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.

Room Tip: Twelfth Night room has a shower, which my husband prefers, and no bath.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
It is such a joy for me to meet and host folks like Karen who truly appreciate the historic significance and quality of workmanship here at the Shakespeare Chateau. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to live and work in this magnificent mansion!
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  • Rooms
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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

A historical treasure.We stayed in the Romeo & Juliet it was light and airy and elegantly decorated it was beautiful.It was fun walking up and down the street looking at the other historic houses. The breakfast was delicious.And only 40 minutes from historic Weston MO.A really great getaway!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Thanks for visiting, Jody, and for posting your review on TripAdvisor. My guests often say they found me by reading reviews like yours on TripAdvisor. I hope to see you again soon!
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Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stayed in St. Joseph a second night just so we could stay at the Chateau! The house is incredible, which is saying something in a town full of beautiful historic homes. My boyfriend especially enjoyed the tour, since he's obsessed with historic structures. We stayed in the Verona suite, with a huge comfortable bed, gorgeous stained glass and a jacuzzi tub. We enjoyed breakfast on the patio (Isabelle's stuffed french toast is to die for), watching the renovation of the house across the street. St. Joseph is a beautiful place to visit - we'll definitely be going back!

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Rachele and Greg were so delightfully engaged in every aspect of the Shakespeare Chateau - the history, architecture, neighborhood revitalization - even our ongoing construction efforts! Please come back soon to stay and see the progress!
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Barberton, Ohio, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

What a treat to be given the opportunity to stay in this elegant home. The building is magnificent, the windows are beautiful and the innkeeper a delightful hostess. The Twelfth Night room was great, but we had the chance to see all rooms and didn't see any we wouldn't choose. Really lovely.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
The pleasure was mine, indeed, Catherine, to host you on your recent trip to St. Joseph. Here at the Shakespeare Chateau I have the pleasure of meeting folks from right here in the Midwest and from all around the country from New York to California, and from northernmost Minnesota to the Florida Keys. I hope you'll visit again soon!
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North Oaks, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

A feast for the eyes and a balm for the soul, the Shakespeare Chateau combines historic elegance with comfort and a warm welcome from the innkeeper, Isabel. We stayed in the Romeo and Juliet suite, which features a luxurious deep bathtub, excellent bed and bedding, and spacious adjoining library. We would definitely return.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
I am delighted to have hosted this charming family traveling through historic Saint Joseph. The Shakespeare Chateau is a favorite destination for folks from around the country and from overseas. We are located in the Hall Street Historic District, also know as "Millionaire's Row" for its incomparable mansion homes. Open for business 7 days a week, we offer great specials and package deals. Check our website and then give me a call!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This was a memorable trip for my best friend and I and this place was the icing on the cake. Lovely owner, friendly and hospitable! Recommend staying here even if its out of the way because it is truly spectacular!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
It's great to hear from my guests that their stay was memorable and enjoyable. The Shakespeare Chateau mansion features a museum-quality interior, an outstanding collection of fine art and antiques, and luxury B&B suites with jetted jacuzzi tubs, HDTV, and deluxe king-size beds.
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Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

we stayed here on our wedding night and it was a very nice escape from reality. we stayed in the 12th night room and it was very well done. every detail of the room was antique, the bathroom was modern and comfortable. every luxury was available right down to the heated towel rack.

the property is beautiful, hand carved stairwells, classic paintings and furniture of the era.

breakfast was great, we ate on the front veranda outside and enjoyed the views of the other mansions on the street. the dining rooms and ball rooms look great and would make a great reception.

we plan on returning and referring our family to this property.

Room Tip: plan to spend some time walking around, we didn't leave ourself much time. ask for a tour, the...
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Green Features: I noticed a compost barrel out back which tells me they re-use grass clippings and things like that. everything looked clean and nice. the room has its own thermostat and was very comfortable.
  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Thanks for choosing the Shakespeare Chateau for a memorable honeymoon night. We love to host newlywed couples, and we also offer a prime venue for an unforgettable ceremony, prenuptial events, and small intimate wedding receptions. I hope to see you back next year for your first anniversary!
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Additional Information about Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast

Address: 809 Hall Street, Saint Joseph, MO 64501
Location: United States > Missouri > Saint Joseph
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Joseph
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
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 

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