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Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 3 Saint Joseph B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

My fiance and I couldn't have been happier with our stay! We got in quite late on 2/28 and Isobel had breakfast waiting for us at 9 the next morning to start our day of discovery! The house is one of the most beautiful houses I've seen in quite some time and the way she is having everything restored is great! We found out another room is being built so quite soon she'll have 4 winning rooms for travelers to stay in! Plus, we learned that should we be able to get a couple of our other friends to come down and book a room with her all at the same time, we can make ourselves a nice meal together in the kitchen in the evening! All in all, a great time, a wonderful host, and we'll definitely be going back in the future to try the other rooms! P.S. - Romeo and Juliet suite is amazing! You'll LOVE the built in bathtub to relax in!

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2014

I am so grateful to my charming guests for the rave reviews they leave for me on TripAdvisor! The Shakespeare Chateau strives to provide guests with a memorable, comfortable stay in a luxurious setting. As this guest notes, we will soon have our fourth room available, and we recently launched dinner/entertainment events. Come and visit soon to see our progress!

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Reviewed 17 February 2014

The Shakespeare Chateau Bed and Breakfast is lovely! We stayed the evening of Sunday, February 16, for a belated Valentine Day treat. The house was built in 1885 and has been beautifully restored. There is gorgeous original wood work throughout and fabulous tile work. Most beautiful, perhaps, are the stunning original stained glass window panels (I believe there are more than 40.) It is decorated with period-era antiques.

We stayed in the Romeo and Juliette suite, which is huge! It boasts a jacuzzi tub, king-size bed, and a separate lounge area for tv watching. There is free wifi, a huge flat screen tv in the lounge area and another flatscreen tv in the bedroom area. Both tv's have dvd players and there is a selection of dvd's in the lounge area. The house is clean and well-care for. We appreciated the very comfortable pillows and high-quality spa towels. The towel warmer was a nice treat on a chilly February morning.

Breakfast was delicious - broccoli and ham quiche, fresh fruit, and cranberry scones with home-made mixed berry jam.

We were given a coupon for 10% discount at a local restaurant (The Ground Round.)

This was a great value and a nice slice of St. Joseph history.

Thank you to the owners for making us feel so welcome!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2014

The Shakespeare Chateau is a preferred destination for travelers visiting St. Joseph, Missouri, and is also a terrific getaway for folks who live here or in nearby centers like Kansas City, Omaha, and Des Moines. We pride ourselves on telling guests about the original historic details of the home, the history of Hall Street, and the rich past of Saint Joseph. Our luxury suites, home-made breakfasts, and exquisite furnishings offer an unparalleled guest experience. Thank you for staying with us!

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Reviewed 1 February 2014

I agree with all the other great reviews. Our three nights here have been truly magical. Isobel is a fantastic host, whose love of this mansion is evident from her meticulous restoration to fabulous breakfasts. Do yourself a favor and stay in this city retreat!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2014

The International Superstars of Comedy and Magic was in St. Joseph this past weekend - and what a fantastic show it was! The performances were, from start to finish, outstanding and supremely professional, and the beautiful Missouri Theatre venue was SOLD OUT!!! The Shakespeare Chateau was proud to host the cast members, and I was delighted to meet all of them. All of us here in St. Joseph hope they'll be back soon!

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Reviewed 27 January 2014

Wonderful bed and breakfast in a very historic area of St Joseph. We were pleasantly surprised by the tour we got of the house when we checked in and overall very happy with the amenities, cleanliness and of course the breakfast.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

As a first-time B&B Owner/Innkeeper, I'm thrilled when my guests tell me they were pleased with their stay! My mission is to deliver a unique and satisfying guest experience in an uncommonly beautiful setting. Thank you for staying, and for posting your review on TripAdvisor. I hope you'll be back to visit soon!

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Reviewed 27 January 2014

Do yourself a favor. Stay here. The exquisite taste of Victorian splendor and grandeur awaits. Great breakfast and warm hospitality. The rooms are quite comfortable and filled with period furniture and accents. St. Joseph has a marvelous story to tell. The Shakespeare is a very unique and charming way to get the best seat in the house as the tale of the town unfolds before you.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

Saint Joseph has a fabulously rich history that intrigues and fascinates visitors from around the country and around the world. The beautiful Shakespeare Chateau at 809 Hall Street was built for Col. Nathan Phipps Ogden and his wife Elmarine (Pence) Ogden in 1885, at the height of the Victorian passion known as the aesthetic movement. Visitors today enjoy the museum-quality original interior features - 47 stained glass windows, carved and paneled woodwork, aesthetic tiles and hardware, and much more. We hope you'll visit soon!

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Reviewed 23 January 2014

We had an opportunity to spend a nite in St. Joseph, MO to attend a function.. and thought a B&B would be a great experience in this very old, historic town. We found the Shakespeare Chateau on the internet and were intrigued by the elegance of the old mansion.

Our host was an amazing person, Isobella, with more energy than I could certainly muster to be renovating the place and still offer such a wonderful B&B experience. The rooms were well appointed, and the essential elements of the mansion meticulously restored to their original splendor. What a beautiful place in such an historic setting. Would go back .. and probably will!

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2014

I'm always pleased when folks from right here in the MidWest find the Shakespeare Chateau and Saint Joseph, and enjoy their first visit to this historic town. We have so many things for tourists and visitors to see and do, and a wealth of glorious architecture for sight-seers. I hope you'll visit again soon!

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Reviewed 20 January 2014

My Wife and I absolutely loved our stay at the Shakespeare Chateau for our honeymoon night. The Verona Suite was beautiful, clean, and comfortable. We couldn't have asked for more. Isabelle, the hostess, is wonderful and made sure we had everything we needed. We were able to check-in, relax, and later go out for dinner. There is a convenient late night entry for coming in after hours.

We were able to select a time for breakfast in the morning and anticipated something simple and plain. Our breakfast couldn't have been farther from that. Isabelle had personally cooked and hand prepared our breakfast (she does this for all the guests) and it was completely unexpected. She prepared stuffed french toast, fresh fruit, juice, and coffee. Wow.

The bed and breakfast is very accommodating and is in a wonderful location. Downtown is two minutes away, The North Shoppes 12 minutes, and the Belt Highway is only 8 minutes.

We will be staying again and are looking forward to it.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2014

The Shakespeare Chateau offers honeymoon couples a luxurious, romantic getaway. Zach and his bride enjoyed the Verona Suite - complete with luxury jetted jacuzzi tub, king size pillow-top bed, and incomparable art and antique furnishings. Also a favorite for honeymooners is our Romeo & Juliet Suite, and just as popular, the Twelfth Night Room. Check our website for details on all of our rooms, and watch for an announcement this spring of availability of our newest room, "As You Like It."

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Additional Information about Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast

Address: 809 Hall St, Saint Joseph, MO 64501-2139
Region: United States > Missouri > Saint Joseph
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Joseph
Price Range: £112 - £149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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 

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