This is a cute old hotel in Clayton with very friendly staff. There is a small Irish bar in front with a couple of local tap handles including Four Hands and Boulevard. The bar also services the inner courtyard, a quaint little area with vines and trees. Our room was just off the courtyard and we were afraid it would be too noisy on our first night, but the crowd dispersed by 10pm. The neighborhood has several upscale restaurants within a two block walk. The room was big, the wifi was fast, the shower was nice, the cookies were warm and gooey, but most of all the staff was great.
Wonderful End To Our Wedding Day
I don't even know where to start. The women at the front desk was amazing! We had just came from our wedding so we had brought our leftover cake along with all our other stuff and she helped carry it all to the room. Even a server from the restaurant cam to help. The room blew me away. I felt like it was an apartment not just a hotel room. Keep in mind this is an old hotel. If you want something with charm and want to stay somewhere unique then this is the place!
We were in town for my sister’s surprise 50th birthday party. We arrived a day early to enjoy our stay and had two nights at the Seven Gables Inn. We had a great experience there! The food at the pub was delicious with generous portions and the staff both at the pub (Molly Darcy’s) AND at the hotel were so very nice the entire time we were there!
We also had time on Saturday AM to drive over the bridge to Alton, IL for one of the Eagle Watch weekends. If you have the chance, don’t miss that experience!
We loved our stay and visit!
PS – we also took advantage of a deal on Groupon that made our stay even more affordable.
Is it really a good thing to be the Best Kept Secret in St. Louis?
Recently we hosted an Engagement Party “Bahama Style” at the Seven Gables Inn Courtyard and therefore we invited all the Bride’s Kansas City family and guests to stay overnight at this charming Clayton Inn. Truly, It was a delightful experience from beginning to end. General Manager Stacey Wallace and her chef were wonderful to work with and then add their welcoming, hard working staff and somehow that’s where the magic began. The staff were all on call for set up that morning ~ wanting to please us with whatever was needed to prepare for the party. The Inn allowed us to totally transform the courtyard into an island theme with a steel drummer and plenty of island decor ~ they never blinked over the many items we dragged through their lobby into the lush courtyard and just like Cat in the Hat …the following day the entire party was broken down and neatly tucked away into a lobby closet. Love it!
Upon arrival, our KC guests were warmly greeted and each of them soon discovered the classy, yet comfy rooms of old Europe, but with the modern amenities one would expect. They were staying in the heart of Clayton, but felt a thousand miles away. The Inn’s catered Caribbean style food was excellent, the bartender and the servers were exceptional, even volunteering to wear island shirts and bright smiles. Of course the weather resting in the low 70′s made the evening more memorable for a summer June night. After 9:30 p.m . the “after party” popped up just a few blocks away…a comfortable walking distance … who doesn’t love that about Clayton?
The Seven Gables Inn was the perfect setting …Thank you to the entire staff for helping us with our celebration and do know the Best Kept Secret …is no longer a Secret!