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!
- 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