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Top Bed & Breakfasts In St. Louis

November 30, 2013 6:00 AM

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Bed and breakfast guesthouses have enjoyed a growing popularity in the US since the 1980s. More intimate than a hotel, B&Bs tend to have only a few guest rooms and offer close interaction with hosts who enjoy pampering their visitors. While you’d expect to find B&Bs in the Missouri wine country or on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, you might be surprised to learn about these very special inns right in the city.

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Napoleon’s Retreat
1815 Lafayette Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63104
(314) 772-6979
www.napoleonsretreat.com

The luxurious, historic Lafayette Square neighborhood boasts this Federal-style bed and breakfast. Within walking distance of one of St. Louis’s loveliest parks and several restaurants and coffee shops — plus Bailey’s Chocolate Bar — the romantic inn offers five posh guest rooms and gourmet breakfasts. If you’re looking for a convenient near-downtown location in a walkable neighborhood, with an aura of history and luxury, Napoleon’s Retreat is the right B&B for you.

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Dwell Nine Twelve
912 Hickory St.
St. Louis, MO 63104
(314) 599-3100
www.dwell912.com

If you’re looking for something different, stop here. Dwell Nine Twelve is a modern, urban approach to the B&B genre. This private two-story loft apartment, decorated in a mid-century cosmopolitan style, shares a garden (and a chicken coop) with a restored 19th century home in the Soulard/Lafayette Square area of South St. Louis. Skylights, a working fireplace and sleek modern art impart a unique flavor and comfort to Dwell Nine Twelve.

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The Fleur De Lys Mansion
3500 Russell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63104
(314) 773-3500
www.thefleurdelys.com

Want the classic B&B experience or an indulgent special-occasion package? The Fleur De Lys Mansion has those bases covered. This elegant, romantic home is a popular choice for wedding nights and honeymoon stays, and offers packages with options like private Clydesdale-powered carriage rides, massages, flowers, champagne and sumptuous dinners. The Fleur De Lys even provides a package to indulge expectant moms, with a body pillow, fruit and cheese tray, maternity massage and gift for the baby.

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Brewer’s House Bed & Breakfast
1829 Lami St.
St. Louis, MO 63104
(314) 771-1542
www.brewershouse.com

If your idea of a cozy B&B includes a sunny deck, secluded hot tub and bathrooms with multi-head showers, Brewer’s House is the one for you. The Civil War-era house is decorated with a mix of vintage and modern furnishings, designed for maximum guest comfort. You’ll awake to the smell of coffee and bacon and find yourself in the perfect central location to explore the city.

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Park Avenue Mansion
2007 Park Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63104
(314) 588-9004
www.parkavenuemansion.com

This 1874 “Painted Lady” in historic Lafayette Square is the ultimate in luxury and classic elegance. The mansion, originally owned by wealthy political socialites, was designed for entertaining with a formal salon and charming gardens. Today, the mansion is used to pamper individual guests and to host intimate weddings, showers and murder mystery weekends.

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Lauren Haas was the founder and publisher of The St. Louis Area Family Gazette magazine, and editor-in-chief of Marketplace Magazine. Now, Lauren is a full-time freelance writer who travels the world, using St. Louis as her base. Contact her at Lauren@LaurenHaas.com

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