Beall Mansion Awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

St. Louis/Alton, IL Area Bed & Breakfast Honored 4th Year in a Row

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'TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses for consistent excellence.' - Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business

Alton, IL (PRWEB) May 31, 2014

The Beall Mansion An Elegant Bed & Breakfast Inn announced that it has been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the 4th year in a row.

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses for consistent excellence,” said Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve.”

Recipients must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, volume and recency of reviews. Additional criteria include a business’s tenure and popularity ranking on the site.

Beall Mansion co-owners, Jim and Sandy Belote, said, “We would like to thank all of our guests who have made the preservation, restoration, and success of this historic, Alton, IL area icon possible.”

Earlier this year, the couple received Lincoln Award gold medals at the Illinois Governor’s Conference on Excellence on Travel and Tourism.

The Belotes also operate the neighboring George Street Suites guest house | extended stay | corporate temporary housing | and vacation rental.

About The Beall Mansion

The mansion was built in 1903 by Z. B. Job as a wedding gift for his son and his son’s bride. It later became the residence of Edmond Beall - four time mayor of Alton, Senator, and co-founder of Beall Brothers Manufacturing.

The Belotes purchased the property in December 1996. In 1998, they opened it to the public as a bed and breakfast and wedding & receptions and small corporate meeting and retreat venue.

Guest rooms feature a triple sheeted feathered bed, hardwood floors, oriental rugs, and private bathroom with whirlpool “Jacuzzi” for two or claw foot tub. Property amenities include complementary Wi-Fi, 24-hour hot beverage service, their famous 24-hour “all you can eat” chocolate buffet, and choice of continental or gourmet breakfast each morning.

The Beall Mansion is located 25 minutes from the St. Louis Gateway Arch, on “Millionaire’s Row,” in the Middletown Historic District of Alton, IL. Nearby attractions include the Heartland Rivers Wine Trail, downtown Antique district, Lincoln Trail, Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway, winter eagle watching, Lewis & Clark Trail Site #1 and Interpretive Center, Confluence Tower, Great Rivers Museum at the Melvin Price Lock and Dam, Alton Marina, dozens of restaurants, as well as an active nightlife.

Narrated tours and group tours are available by appointment with paid admission.

For more information, visit beallmansion.com or call 618-474-9100 or toll free 1-866-The-BEALL (1-866-843-2325).

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site* and provides traveler reviews and a travel planning features with links to booking tools.

TripAdvisor branded sites reach nearly 260 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 150 million reviews and opinions for more than 4 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 39 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

TripAdvisor, Inc. also manages and operates websites under 22 other travel media brands.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, Q1 2014

**Source: Google Analytics, average monthly unique users, Q1 2014; does not include traffic to daodao.com.