Wonderfully decorated, centrally located to lots of wonderful things to see but bring your earplugs!
Submitted: April 23, 2013
Stayed: April 2013
This apartment is in a brownstone just down the street from the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis which is not to be missed. It's very near the wonderful Missouri Botanical Gardens and many other terrific sights in St. Louis. It's very centrally located so it doesn't take long to get anywhere. The apartment is very tastefully decorated. The owner has included many extras like a computer and printer and a great shower-head in the bathroom with thick towels and wonderful linens. The beds are great as well. She also included fresh-ground coffee for us. My only complaint (and it's a big one) is the noise!!! The apartment is on the ground floor and very close the front door of the building and people are constantly coming and going and unfortunately the front door slams very loudly each time it closes which awakened us each time someone came through. The streets are also very busy and there are two bus stops right on the corner and we could hear their air-brakes constantly and people's music blaring while they were stopped at the light. So bring your earplugs!
People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: We usually don't respond publicly to reviews, as we prefer to let our guests have the final word. We thank this guest for all of her kind words!
However, we must point out two things: Had we known, we could have adjusted the closing mechanism on the building's front door. In fact, this already has been done, as this lovely guest told us in a private email after she left that this had bothered her. If only we knew, we could have taken care of this right away. As we tell each and every one of our guests, if there are any noise or maintenance issues, please contact us immediately. We are not mind readers. We cannot fix what we don't know about.
Second, a gentle correction: The Fremont (home to the Jessie Benton Suite) is not a brownstone, but a seven-story high-rise apartment building.
No question: The "Jessie" sits on the corner of one of the most urban intersections in the entire metropolitan area. If being in the middle of city life is not something that appeals to you, please look elsewhere.
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