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Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 3 Saint Joseph B&B and Inns
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Hello, I do not often write reviews but this Inn is simply one of the most elegant bed and breakfast values. Deep in the heart of historic St. Joseph, the neighborhood is full of bygone mansions. We planned on only one night but could not resist staying a second even though it extended our travel plans. Well worth the extra day. We found the inn comfortable and our room spacious and well appointed. Breakfast was a treat. The owner was a gracious host and helped us with "what to see" and "where to go" while visiting St. Joseph.

The inn is incredible and a must see for anyone interested in beautiful architecture and art. A very good value and totally unexpected by us.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Verona the first night and Romeo and Juliet the second. It was our choice to samp...
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Dennis B
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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2013

Thank you for visiting the Shakespeare Chateau, Dennis. This lovely 1885 mansion, well-appointed with art and antiques, never fails to delight visitors. A perfect setting for a weekend getaway, an intimate wedding, a gracious dinner party, or a fun-filled Halloween Event (see my website for details about this!). Come back soon!

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Reviewed September 29, 2013

Stayed here with my husband as a weekend getaway and LOVED IT! The house is absolutely beautiful and unbelievably unique! Hearing the history of the home by the owner/operator was wonderful! The bathrooms are all modern complete with jacuzzi! The neighborhood has several of these old luxurious homes and was quite entertaining to walk around and see! Not only a very positive experience in our stay but has sparked an interest in history for me! Great experience!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Nicki E
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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2013

It was a pleasure to host you, Nicki, and I thoroughly enjoyed our morning conversations. St. Joseph is such a fascinating city, replete with history and jewels of architecture, and I am always so pleased when others share my enthusiasm. I hope you'll come back soon - and bring your kids! Getting children excited about history and architecture helps ensure a bright future for these grand old houses!

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Reviewed September 26, 2013

The Shakespeare Chateau Inn elegantly provides those amenities expected of a luxury B&B: comfortable, clean accommodations and ample, delicious, healthful breakfasts. But it also offers so much more! The stunningly beautiful historic house is filled with antiques, art & stories, and guests are welcomed to learn as much or as little as desired. The superb innkeeper is knowledgeable & passionate, not only about her outstanding establishment, but also about the community & city which surround it. Thank you, Isobel!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sandra T
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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2013

Thank you for your review, Sandra, and for your kind words. I so enjoyed your stay here at the Shakespeare Chateau as you and your husband researched family roots in Saint Joseph. I couldn't believe it when you learned that your husband's family had owned the house two doors away from here! I look forward to seeing you both back soon!

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Reviewed September 9, 2013

I live in Kansas City and took a day trip to St. Joe and this house was the best stop. Not only is the home grand but the caretaker, Isobel, did a wonderful job with the house tour. She mentioned all the details one might miss if you didn't have her to tell you the history of this home.
The architecture in this home is just wonderful, the wood, the wall paper and the flooring. They just don't build homes like this anymore and it's wonderful that one can stay the night in a historic home like this Chateau. It's really a must see when visiting St. Joe, MO.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Laura C
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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2013

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to host you, Laura. Here at the Shakespeare Chateau, I love to meet people from around the US who, like me, appreciate the heritage represented in our stately old homes. I look forward to hosting you again soon!

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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.
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Karen Z
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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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
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Thank Jody C
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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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
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Thank Rachele B
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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Additional Information about Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast

Address: 809 Hall St, Saint Joseph, MO 64501-2139
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: $149 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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