Saint Louis Metro East is part of the St. Louis Metropolitan Area, mostly in Missouri to the west and north of the city, but it spills over into Illinois to some degree, especially to the north-east and along a line toward Belleville Illinois to the east.
East St. Louis - Historically the biggest city in the southern third of Illinois, East Saint Louis has experienced grave population loss since the middle of the 20th century and while vast is now less populated than many of the area's smaller cities.
Beall Mansion An Elegant Bed & Breakfast Inn,  407 East 12th Street, Alton, IL 62002 (618) 474-9100 or Toll Free 1-866-The-BEALL (1-866-843-2325). Voted "Best Illinois Bed and Breakfast" by the Illinois Magazine Readers Poll. Elegant accommodations for pleasure or business, weddings and wedding receptions, corporate retreats. Whirlpool rooms. All you can eat 24 hour chocolate buffet.
Tiffany Inn,  410 E. Broadway St. Alton, IL 62002, (618) 462-4145. Charming bed and breakfast above the Alton Stained Works in the historic Downtown Alton in the heart of Alton's antique district.
Jackson House Bed and Breakfast,  1821 Seminary St. Alton, IL 62002, 618) 462-1426. Victorian home, barn, and earth home known as "the cave." The cave is one of the few accessable bed and breakfasts in the area.