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Beall Mansion in Alton receives dual travel honors

From Illinois Business Journal news services

ALTON – The Beall Mansion, a bed and breakfast inn, has received a 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, which honors top-rated accommodation businesses, restaurants and attractions, as reviewed by travelers on the world’s largest travel site.

To qualify, a business must earn and maintain an average rating of four stars or higher out of a possible five stars on TripAdvisor. The accolade is extended to qualifying travel related businesses worldwide.

The property was further honored with a TripAdvisor “Hall of Fame” Certificate. This was provided to businesses that have earned the Certificate of Excellence every year for all five years it has been given.

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses that have received consistent praise and recognition by travelers on the site,” says Marc Charron, president of TripAdvisor for Business.

According to Charron, “By putting a spotlight on businesses that are focused on delivering great service to customers, TripAdvisor not only helps drive an improvement to hospitality standards around the world, it also gives businesses both large and small the ability to shine and stand out from the competition.”

“We are so proud and appreciative,” said Jim and Sandy Belote, co-owners of The Beall Mansion. “We thank the myriads of guests from around the world who have stayed and helped spread the word about this historic St. Louis area and Alton, Ill., icon.”

The mansion was opened to the public as a bed and breakfast inn by the Belotes in 1998.

Each guestroom features include a triple sheeted feather bed; private bathroom with Italian marble floor, shower and whirlpool for two or claw-foot tub; HDTV, DVD, free Wi-Fi, hardwood floors, and hand sewn oriental rugs. King bed guest rooms also have a fireplace with carved mantle and gas logs.

One of the most popular amenities is the “all you can eat” chocolate buffet featuring complimentary 21 or more chocolates 24 hours a day to overnight guests.

For more information about The Beall Mansion visit or call toll free 1(866) The-BEALL (1-866-843-2325).

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