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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Beall Mansion a bed & breakfast or boutique hotel?

Yes and Yes.

The BEALL MANSION is pleased to offer the most asked for features and amenities found in fine bed & breakfasts and boutique hotels.

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What are your rates?

Rates vary by plan, room, and date. Check availability & rates or BOOK NOW! or call 618-474-9100 or toll Free 1-866-The-BEALL (1-866-843-2325)

Where are you located?

On Millionaire's Row in historic Alton, Illinois. Only 25 minutes from the Gateway Arch and downtown St. Louis or STL Lambert St. Louis International Airport. Please see our directions page.

Are you inspected?

Yes. We are inspected and approved by the Illinois Bed & Breakfast Association—the Illinois inspecting organization recognized by Inspected Inns.

May I purchase Gift Certificates?

Yes. Purchase Gift Certificates online and when finished instantly print out your Certificate(s) or order by phone.

Do all guest rooms have private baths and central air conditioning?


Do you have a minimum stay?

Most of the time no. Please check online or call 618-474-9100 for specific date(s).

Why are your rates lower on this site than other travel and lodging sites?

Many of the more than 12,000 travel and lodging sites that feature The BEALL MANSION charge commissions or other fees that are added to the rates they display.

Because this is the official website of The BEALL MANSION there are no middle men and you always get the Lowest Rate Guaranteed!.

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Do the owners live on the premises?

Yes, and we love it.

What time is check-in and check out?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM or as otherwise arranged. Check-out is 11:00 AM.

Do you have free parking for overnight guests?

Yes. Free, lighted, street and off street parking await.

Should I ring the door bell when I arrive?

Because we may be on another floor and unable to hear the doorbell—when you arrive please call from your cell phone and we will meet you at the side door under the porte cochere (covering over the drive.) Exterior door and room keys will be provided at check-in.

Is there a curfew?

No. Your mother isn't here, so you can stay out as late as you like! Enjoy.

What should I wear?

Whatever makes you comfortable. Because Alton is a river town with people coming and going from their yachts and boats at the Alton Marina—you may go just about anywhere in shabby casual to dress.

Should I tip?

Tipping is not solicited or required. If however on your day of departure you would like to leave your chamber maid a tip for a job well done please feel free to do so. How much is customary? Although CNN Money recommends five dollars per room, that is entirely up to you.

When is breakfast served?

Self Serve Continental Breakfast is available from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. each morning.

Gourmet Breakfast (in the formal dining room or breakfast in bed) is served between 8:00 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. Gourmet breakfast time will be arranged at check in.

Can you accommodate a restricted diet?

Yes, we will do our best to accommodate any special dietary needs including vegetarian, Atkins, South Beach, wheat and gluten free, low cholesterol, low sodium, and low fat.

Do you do weddings & receptions?

Absolutely. The BEALL MANSION is the perfect place for weddings and receptions from 2 to 100. Indoor and outdoor facilities are available.

When do you offer Tours?

Narrated Tours of the property are by appointment.

Still have questions? Please call 618-474-9100 or e-mail

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