St. Louis Innkeepers
After a short break from operations, we’re pleased to see the return of a treasured black innkeeper in the Central West End, along with an African-American-owned hotel franchise.
Central West End Bed & Breakfast
DESCRIPTION: Located in a mansion built in 1897 and opened as a B&B in 2001 by husband-wife couple Nathan & Henrietta Phillips. Henrietta is a former social worker, which helps explain why pampering people is the specialty of this charming Bed & Breakfast. Each room is decorated to take you to another time and place, in a quaint neighborhood that depicts the turn-of-the-century elegance. Seven suites are theme named and decorated Dynasty, Asia, Kenya, The Beach, Paradise Dove, Reflections and Sweet Suite Ultimate. When you see the meticulous attention to detail and artifacts, you’ll quickly understand why smoking is not permitted in the suites. Instead, a smoking room is provided. Pampering specials are available for all occasions, spouses, couples and groups.
CUISINE: a delicious and ample 4-course breakfast
PRIVATE BATHS: yes
PRICING: See FB page
ADDRESS: 4045 Washington Blvd, St. Louis, MO MAP
PARKING: on premises
Roberts Mayfair Hotel
DESCRIPTION: Since 1925, American notables like Cary Grant and President Harry Truman have made the Mayfair their home away from home; this classic newly renovated 179 smoke-free suite hotel with luxurious pillow top mattresses, is a Black-owned franchise in the Wyndham Historic Hotels chain; check out the chandeliers in the lobby and Mayfair Room for an updated taste of nostalgia; high-speed Internet, a fully equipped fitness center, a glistening rooftop swimming pool and a wide range of business services are available; located only one block south of America’s Center convention center and walking distance to every downtown attraction.
CUISINE: American, served by Roberts Bistro
PRIVATE BATHS: yes
PRICING: Begins at $129 per night; check their website for best deals and package pricing
ADDRESS: 806 St. Charles Street, St. Louis, MO MAP
PARKING: on premises at a fee