BEALL MANSION An Elegant Bed and Breakfast Inn

Region: Southwestern

Innkeeper(s): Jim & Sandy Belote

Address: 407 E. 12th St., Alton, IL  62002-7230

Local Phone: 618-474-9100

Toll Free: 1-866-The-BEALL (1-866-843-2325)

Rooms with Private Baths: 5

Rooms with Shared Baths: 0

Open Since: 1998

Dates Closed: Open 365 days a year

Rate Range: $119 - $358

Types of Payment Accepted: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club

Inn Description:

Voted “Best Illinois Bed and Breakfast”

-Illinois Magazine Readers Poll


Welcome to the Award Winning BEALL MANSION An Elegant Bed and Breakfast Inn and extended stay hotel.

Built as a wedding gift in 1903—you deserve to be pampered in the affordable luxury of the Meeting of the Great Rivers All Around Alton, Illinois’ only luxury 4 star lodging property.

Conveniently located on the Heartland Rivers Wine Trail only 25 minutes from the St. Louis Gateway Arch.

The Illinois Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate Bed and Breakfast

For your pleasure every stay includes our complimentary 24 hour “all you can eat” Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate Buffet. You read correctly, 21 or more different chocolates—24 hours a day. What could be more deliciously decadent?

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Guest Rooms and Amenities

Each beautifully appointed guest room features:

  • Private Bathroom with imported Marble Floor
  • Whirlpool for 2 or Clawfoot Tub
  • Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Fireplace (king bed rooms)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • The Cube® Alarm Clock with 2 USB charting ports and 2 120 volt A/C outlets
  • HDTV (including On-Demand, movie & music channels)
  • DVD
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Hardwood Floors & Hand Sewn Oriental Rugs
  • View guest rooms . . .

Let us pamper you with:

  • Turn Down Service on arrival
  • Luxurious BEALL MANSION Monogrammed Robes
  • Bath Amenities including our BEALL MANSION artisan Lavender Bath Salts
  • 24 Hour Hot Beverage Service
  • did you remember the 24 Hour “All You Can Eat” Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate Buffet?

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Life Usually Doesn’t Give You Choices . . .The BEALL MANSION Does

Have breakfast your way. Every stay includes your choice of Breakfast Plan:

  • Self Serve Continental Breakfast in the Butler’s Pantry, or
  • freshly prepared, hot, Gourmet Breakfast served either in the Formal Dining Room (39 USD per room per day) or Breakfast in Bed (add room service 6 USD and a 20% gratuity & service fee).

For more information please visit Breakfast is Served.

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Advance Purchase Rates

For elegant accommodations without the extra amenities, deeply discounted advance purchase Less Frills Web Rate and Extended Stay rates are also available.

Please visit Stay for more information, conditions, and terms.

Make Your Stay Even More Special . . .

Choose from a wide variety of Special Packages including Spa & Massage, Romance, Golf, Amtrak, Winter Eagle Watching, Babymoon, and more.

Awards & Accolades

  • Voted “Best Illinois Bed and Breakfast” —Illinois Magazine Readers Poll
  • “Best St. Louis Bed and Breakfast” —RFT Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis Award
  • Lincoln Award Gold Medal—Illinois Governor’s Conference on Travel & Tourism Excellence in Tourism Award
  • “USA Top 100 Gold Inn & B&B” Award
  • National Geographic Map Guide Destination
  • TripAdvisor® Hall of Fame
  • TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence
  • Trip Advisor® Bronze Green Leader
  • “25 Best Romantic Getaways in Illinois”—VacationIdea Dream Vacation Magazine
  • Top 25 Romantic Getaway” —BBW Magazine
  • “Top 50 Romantic Getaway—Midwest Living
  • Top 30 Midwest Bed and Breakfast” —Midwest Living
  • “Better than the Plaza in New York” —Daily Journal
  • view more  . . .

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Weddings and Receptions, Meetings, Retreats

“The property is Amazing”

—St. Louis Bride Magazine


The BEALL MANSION also makes the perfect venue for weddings and wedding receptions of 2 to 100, and your next corporate meeting or retreat.

Location, Location, Location!

Location is everything. The BEALL MANSION is conveniently located 12 blocks from the Mississippi River. Distance in minutes to Alton, Illinois from the following major cities and attractions is as follows:

  • 5 – St. Louis, MO, St. Charles County, MO, Godfrey Illinois, Hartford Illinois, Wood River Illinois
  • 15 – Elsah Illinois, Principia College, Bethalto Illinois, ALN Alton St. Louis Regional Airport
  • 20 – Edwardsville Illinois, SIUE Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Grafton Illinois, Pere Marquette Lodge & Pere Marquette State Park
  • 25 – St. Louis Gateway Arch and downtown St. Louis Missouri (MO), STL Lambert St. Louis International Airport
  • 90 – Springfield Illinois
  • 4 1/2 hours – Chicago Illinois
  • 5 hours – Kansas City MO, Kansas City KS, Memphis TN, & Indianapolis IN
  • 6 1/2 hours – Des Moines IA & Little Rock AR

It’s Better At The BEALL

Come see for yourself why everybody is saying, “It’s better at The BEALL.” Experience the mystique and romance of one of the finest St. Louis area boutique lodging properties.

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George Street Suites

For spacious Greater St. Louis Alton, IL Guest House, Extended Stay, Corporate Temporary Housing, Vacation Home accommodations please visit our neighboring property George Street Suites.

Winter Sports:

Winter eagle watching. Come see the largest congregation of American Bald Eagles outside Alaska.

Site Seeing:

Along the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway voted "One of the 7 Wonders of Illinois".

Water Sports:

Boating and floating. Boat, wave runner, canoe, and kayack rental, parasailing nearby.


Did we mention the 24 hour "all you can eat" Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate Buffet?

Daredevil Sports:

Only 20 minutes from Grafton Zipline and Captain Andy's Parasailing.

Out on the Town:

Nightlife abounds. Minutes from Alton hotspots including the famous (or infamous) Fast Eddie's Bon Air, Bossanova Martini Lounge, Chez Marilyn's, and Ragin Cajun Dueling Piano Bar to name but a few.

Other Sports:

Hiking, biking, tennis, pool, bowling.

Out in Nature:

See the American Bald Eagle, Black Tip Pelican, Deer, Beaver, Otter and Hawk all in their natural habitat. Close to Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge, Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, and Pere Marquette State Park (Illinois' largest state park.)

Rides / Tours:

Winter ealge watching tours, underground railroad tours, Landmarks Association annual historic homes tour.


IBBA Illinois Bed & Breakfast Association Inspected & Approved


  • National Geographic MapGuide Destination
  • AHLA American Hotel & Lodging Association
  • PAII Professional Association of Innkeepers International
  • IBBA Illinois Bed and Breakfast Association
  • Meeting of the Great Rivers All Around Alton Illinois Partner
  • St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission
  • Alton Mainstreet Association