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Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 3 Saint Joseph B&B and Inns
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

My wife and I found the Shakespeare Chateau to be a special place to which we’ll certainly return. The old mansion is beautiful, full of artsy treasures in wood, stained glass, and tile, but uniquely informal and loaded with congeniality! Anyone who appreciates history and/or beauty will enjoy this fascinating place. We spent the night surrounded by the opulent style of the rich and famous of the 1800’s but our room was up-to-date and very comfortable. I have a severe back problem and was concerned about getting a good night’s sleep before traveling the next day. The bed was excellent! We were celebrating our anniversary and wanted some privacy. The room was spacious and quiet. We enjoyed the en suite bath and the shower with many nozzles. In the morning we had a homey and fun breakfast with our hostess. After a good night’s rest and the good breakfast, it was easy to face another long day of travel. If you need a place to get away for a couple of days, a private place that is comfortable and homey yet beautiful and loaded with unique historical context; you’ll find this a great place to stay!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013

I love to hear that my guests enjoy the historic interior here at the Shakespeare Chateau, but it's doubly great to know that the amenities I've provided are pleasing - after all, a comfortable bed, pleasant bathing, and delicious breakfast are what make your stay here most enjoyable. I hope you'll return to see me again soon!

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Reviewed October 12, 2013

We just stayed at the Shakespeare Chateau Oct. 10, 2013. It was a quick trip to St. Joseph. Enjoyed the Patee Museum and Pony Express. We completed our stay at this beautiful B & B. The house is spectacular. We stayed in the Verona room, very spacious, comfortable king size bed and jacuzzi tub to relax in. Isobel gave us a tour at the beginning of our stay, she is very knowledgeable and enthusiac about her house and city. It is a quiet and relaxing getaway. Recommend it as a unique get away.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Terry O
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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2013

Thanks for staying with me, Terry - I enjoyed meeting you and hosting your getaway stay at the Shakespeare Chateau. Many of my guests, like you, come for just one or two nights for a change of pace and a change of scenery. We offer deeply discounted rates for "last minute" reservations, too, which makes the stay very affordable. Check our website for more details and other package deals we are running. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

I was a little reluctant when my husband made the reservations, but it was an absolutely perfect weekend getaway. The proprietress was so accommodating, helpful in making dinner reservations, and truly just a nice person. The breakfast was delectable and her presentation was perfection.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank 16Cindy
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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2013

Thank you for your review, and for staying with me for a weekend getaway. The Shakespeare Chateau, located close to downtown in the National Historic Register District of Hall Street, is ideally situated for folks like yourself coming from places around the MidWest - Omaha, Nebraska, DesMoines, Iowa, Branson, Missouri, Topeka and Wichita Kansas, and of course, our neighbor to the south, Kansas City. Coming to Hall Street is like entering a "storybook" land with palatial spired mansions that tell stories of the gilded Victorian age of wealth and prosperity. If you love Heritage Tourism, don't miss Saint Joseph - it's a gem!

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

Great visit from start to finish. The house is spectacular, and the rooms large, comfy, and well furnished. Breakfast on the porch was delicious, and the ambiance and atmosphere is not to be beat. If you are in the KC or Omaha area and want a great getaway, its well worth the trip. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Three rooms to choose from, all comfy and clean. pick one based on your taste in decor.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2013

Thanks, Scott. I enjoyed seeing you again - as I do all of my returning guests - and meeting your friend (who took time to write me a lovely personal thank-you note!) I'm looking forward to seeing you the next time you're in Saint Joseph!

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

The Shakespeare Chateau is not only a great Bed & Breakfast (with SO many great amenities), it's also a wonderful place to hold a special event. We recently held a surprise birthday party for my partner who was turning 30. Isabel, the owner and hostess, was so helpful in coordinating the event, catering the delicious food, and pulling the whole thing off. We had 25 guests and had more than enough room in this gorgeous historic mansion.

Isabel gave all of our party guests a wonderfully-interesting tour of the house... and just made the evening so special! She is passionate about this mansion, and it certainly shows!

After the party was over, we enjoyed a very comfortable room for the night, complete with great amenities (wifi, bottled water, towel warmer, etc). The next morning, we had a scrumptious breakfast on the front porch (we could have chosen to eat inside, but it was so beautiful out), followed by a great stroll around the neighborhood (there are several beautiful historic mansions all along Hall Street).

We HIGHLY recommend the Shakespeare Chateau. Trust us... you WON'T be disappointed!!!

Room Tip: All rooms are great!!!
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2013

It was a fabulous birthday party, indeed! A complete surprise was achieved, and friends and family came from all over to join the celebration. Engaging magic and singing performances meant fun for all. The Shakespeare Chateau is the perfect venue to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or any special occasion. Set in our historic parlors surrounded by incomparable fine art and antiques, our events feature customized menus, host or cash bar service, and personalized service from start to finish. Call us today to schedule your event!

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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...
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  • 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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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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