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: 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: $139 - $598

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

Inn Description:


Voted “Best Illinois Bed and Breakfast”

-Illinois Magazine Readers Poll



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Simply the Best!

Welcome to the award-winning BEALL MANSION An Elegant Bed and Breakfast Inn and boutique hotel.

Built as a wedding gift in 1902, 1903—you deserve to be pampered in the affordable luxury of the Great Rivers & Routes All Around Alton, Illinois’ only 4 star luxury lodging property.

The BEALL MANSION is close to Grafton wine country and wineries, and only 23 miles 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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Elegant Guest Rooms & Amenities

Each beautifully appointed guest room features:

  • Private Bathroom with imported Marble Floor
  • Whirlpool for 2 or Clawfoot Tub
  • Shower
  • Hair Dryer
  • Fireplace (Luxury – King Bed Junior “Jacuzzi” Suites)
  • 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

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Let us pamper you 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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Breakfast is Served
Life Usually Doesn’t Give You Choices . . . The BEALL MANSION

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

  • Self Serve Continental Breakfast in the Butler’s Pantry (included), or
  • optional freshly prepared, hot, Gourmet Breakfast (additional fee applies) served either in the Formal Dining Room  or served Breakfast in Bed

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Make Your Stay Even More Special . . .

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

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Awards & Accolades

Simply the Best!

  • National Geographic Map Guide Destination
  • “top 3% of accommodations worldwide for customer satisfaction” HotelsCombined
  • 50 Best B&B’s in America The Daily Meal
  • “USA Top 100 Gold Inn & B&B” Award
  • 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—2014 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Travel & Tourism Excellence in Tourism Award
  • TripAdvisor® Hall of Fame
  • TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence
  • Trip Advisor® Bronze Green Leader
  • “Top 30 Midwest Bed and Breakfast” —Midwest Living
  • “25 Best Romantic Getaways in Illinois”—VacationIdea Dream Vacation Magazine
  • “Top 25 Romantic Getaway” —BBW Magazine
  • “Top 50 Romantic Getaway” —Midwest Living
  • “Better than the Plaza in New York” —Daily Journal

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Weddings & Receptions, Meetings, Corporate Retreats

“The property is Amazing”

—St. Louis Bride Magazine


The BEALL MANSION also makes the perfect venue for:

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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:

  • 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

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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 and economical St. Louis area Alton, IL Extended Stay Hotel, Corporate Temporary Housing, Vacation Home, Guest House accommodations – please visit our neighboring property George Street Suites.

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c copyright, BEALL MANSION An Elegant Bed & Breakfast Inn
Bed & Breakfast Inn | Wedding & Reception Venue | Corporate Meetings & Retreats | Mansion Museum Tours
Best Boutique & Extended Stay Hotel

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
  • Great Rivers & Routes, Meeting of the Great Rivers, All Around Alton Illinois Partner
  • St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission
  • Alton Mainstreet Association