The name "Napoleon's Retreat" conjures up images of half-frozen, defeated soldiers trudging home in humiliation and panic. While the name is a little strange (probably unintentionally), this b&b is a charming respite in a big city.
We stayed in the Lafayette Room at Napoleon's Retreat, which is both spacious and comfortable. The bathroom is small with only a stand-up shower, but one cannot expect large spaces in an old Victorian such as this. Wifi is provided. Stacy is a friendly and accommodating host, and cooked up a sumptuous breakfast of blueberry pancakes and fresh fruit. The rates are also quite reasonable; you would probably end up paying considerably more for similar quality at a major chain hotel in central St. Louis.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An award-winning B&B located 1 mile from downtown in historic Lafayette Square. This 3-story Victorian mansion has 5 luxurious rooms, all with queen beds & private baths. Free wi-fi & full gourmet breakfast. One block to city's best restaurants and Bailey's Chocolate Bar. Steps away from 30 acre Lafayette Park, an urban oasis in the city center. ... more less
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