We went to have a night away from the kids and just relax.
So we decided to stay at Lemp and have dinner there. Our dinner server was great he did a great job and worked real hard.
I guess he figured he had to to make up for the food. I ordered a Rare Prim Rib dinner at $29.00 1st off over cooked and tasted like it had been sitting around for a while. My wife ordered the schnitzel and it was so salty it was inedible even to me who salts everything. But we let it go and figured to just enjoy ourselves.
I think our biggest complaint was that we felt like we were just dumped off after we paid for our room and let to fend for ourselves.
Such as everything closes down and Staff leaves after 11:00pm is what we were told and we were not allowed in the kitchen or the bar after that time. I assumed we had no way to get drinks or snacks after that so we went to the gas station up the road and got sodas and chips etc. We were not told of the soda machine right upstairs and the snack machine. We also wondered who we called if we had a problem.
For this place to call itself a B&B is a joke you do get a bed but your breakfast is 1 Cinnamon roll (per room) and a very small bag of chips and some little bottles of juice.
We did get two small 8oz bottles of real cheap wine and when we asked for a couple more (considering what we paid and what we got for it I didn't think it was too much to ask) we were told they had none to spare. But we could buy their house wine that tasted like varnish.
The only thing keeping this place going is its legend and folk lore. Because if it didn't have that the service provided to customers would send people running else where.
I guess that's why they do not refund money once you book your room. Because had we know what we was in for we would have went else where.
So save your money and just go in and look around. Trust me you are not missing anything!!
I have owned my own service oriented business for 16 years and offer a 100% refund if my customers are not satisfied. Like most reputable company's do.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lemp Mansion Restaurant and Inn was alternately the home and offices of one of St. Louis' first brewing dynasties. We offer our guests the opportunity to stay in the rooms that were once home to the original beer barons before prohibition. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lemp Mansion Restaurant Hotel Saint Louis
- Lemp Mansion Restaurant And Inn
- Lemp Mansion Saint Louis