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The Park Avenue Mansion Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 26 Saint Louis B&B and Inns
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“'Best Bet' Bed and Breakfast”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

Just spent four wonderful nights at Park Ave. This is our second stay at this wonderful 19th century mansion. I can't say enough good things about our hosts, Kathy and Mike. They obviously love their home and their guests. It was just as special this stay as it was three years ago. My mom and I stayed in the LaFayette room, and my son stayed in the Room with a View. It's hard to impress a 17 year old, but my son was. The garden patio is still beautiful. We love the park and walking distance to many delightful restaurants. The location is very convenient to everything St. Louis has to offer; downtown, Forest Park, etc. We look forward to a return stay . . . all the way from Florida.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

It is without reservation and with the utmost enthusiasm that my husband and I would recommend Park Avenue Mansion for a truly delightful stay in St. Louis. Just 5 minutes from sites such as the Gateway Arch, City Museum, Missouri History Museum, Science Center, Zoo, Botanical Gardens, Cathedral Basilica, etc. and nestled in the beautiful, friendly, and walkable historic Lafayette Park, this B&B provides all of the comforts and amenities you could want for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. The mansion has a very personal and welcoming feel with a beautiful interior, fabulous and tranquil garden, library full of books, and movies and games to enjoy before bed!

Kathy and Mike, the Park Avenue owners, were friendly and helpful without being overbearing. Mike was always happy to provide recommendations for attractions and many guests enjoyed talking with him while he prepared a beautiful garden breakfast setting (voted on by those staying at the B&B) while we enjoyed freshly brewed coffee. Kathy prepared delicious creations such as a homemade lemon curd and fruit topped fluffy pancake with a delicate quiche and a puff pastry filled with ham, fresh kale, a perfectly cooked egg, and a vidalia onion sauce. In fact, I want to mention that I was very impressed at the creative and appealing dishes Kathy prepared for a guest with an extremely limited diet caused by food allergies and the effort she placed into ensuring that this guest wasn't lacking the same experience other guests were having.

We enjoyed visiting many of the must-do attractions in St. Louis on our trip but many of our favorite experiences were at the Park Avenue Mansion and in Lafayette Park. In fact, if we would have known ahead of time how much we were going to enjoy the area, we would have stayed a third night. After a walk around the park (1 miles square), dinner at Lafayette Fire Company (try the meatloaf), a great bottle of wine at 33 Wine Shop & Tasting Bar (enjoyed a couple of late night glasses and the atmosphere our first night) and enjoyed a great night of conversation in the Park Avenue’s garden (set to the sound of numerous fountains), gooey butter cake and coffee at Park Avenue Coffee (the Elvis), and the many treats we were able to bring home for our boys from Four Muddy Paws, we can’t recommend Park Avenue Mansion and Lafayette Park enough! We’re returning soon!

~Indy’s two from The Room with a View

Room Tip: We had a great view of the Gateway Arch from the Room with a View! On our next trip, we plan to stay...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Janesville, Wisconsin, United States
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

I highly recommend this B&B. The Balcony room was comfortable and had the most amazing view of the unbelievable garden below. The Lafayette Square area is really amazing. Take a stroll through the large community park right across the street, or walk through the neighborhood and take in all the historic homes and amazing landscaping. Great restaurants within walking distance and convenient parking right in front of the B&B. Most of all, you will enjoy the friendliness of the owners and the tales they have to tell.

Room Tip: Balcony room has a beautiful sitting area over the gardens and gazebo.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Peoria, Illinois
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

We first stayed at the Park Avenue on recommendation from a family member. Previously, we had not discovered the beautiful, quaint, relaxing neighborhood that is Lafayette Square. But now that we have, we wonder why we ever stayed anywhere else, and have since happily returned. The neighbor is great, with a lovely park and lots of good restaurants, as well as being easy to travel to/from for other local attractions. And we can not say enough about the warmth and care given by Mike and Kathy! From providing beautiful accommodations, to delicious breakfasts, to helpful suggestions on dining and activities, to lots of special little touches in the rooms and throughout the home, they make staying at this beautiful bed and breakfast all the more wonderful! We already look forward to returning to the Park Avenue again!

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mt Zion, IL
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

The Park Avenue Mansion was a perfect place for our stay in St Louis. We had been to St Louis many times but never discovered the Lafayette Square neighborhood until this trip. Mike and Kathy were the perfect host and hostess. They made us feel at home and offered suggestions for dining and things to see that we had missed in previous visits. This B & B is within walking distance of excellent restaurants and interesting nightspots. The garden next to the house is a beautiful spot to relax and since the weather was remarkably cool for a St Louis summer we ate our breakfast there too. The Park Avenue has to be at the top of your list of a place to stay in St Louis.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed June 13, 2012

Our first trip at a bed and breakfast together was very enjoyable. Many thanks to Kathy and Mike for the great food, good stories, and a beautiful home. Speaking of...the garden is incredible. The noght life is easily winthin walking distance, and there is a variety of places to choose to keep almost anyone happy. We both recommend staying at The Park Avenue Mansion Bed & Breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed May 27, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for our 10th wedding anniversary. Kathy and Mike were terrific hosts. There are several wonderful restaurants within easy walking distance. The mansion is quiet and relaxing, and Kathy is a wonderful cook. My wife and I would certainly stay there again without hesitation. It is worth staying there just to sit out in their garden.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Park Avenue Mansion Bed & Breakfast
Address: 2007 Park Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63104
Location: United States > Missouri > Saint Louis > Lafayette Square
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Ranked #1 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Louis
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Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Many time award winner, we are located in historic Lafayette Square and are fronted by Lafayette Park itself. Come visit us! Unwind and relax in our fabulous gardens, in front of your warm fireplace in cooler weather, or take a leisurely stroll in Lafayette Park. Within 20 feet of our inn, you will begin the charming walk of shops, restaurants and art galleries. Oh, and you don't want to miss Chef Kathy's breakfasts!! ... more   less 

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