5 on December 18, 2014
My husband and I had a wonderful weekend at The Queen's Residence. The home is beautiful. Breakfast was wonderful. Joe and Marla are the perfect innkeepers. We found so many fun things to do in the area - I think we will need to visit again next year!
4.8 on November 09, 2014
my wife and I have made a tradition of spending a weekend near our anniversary at various b and bs. we have always been fond of the ann arbor area. We had researched a couple of establishments and couldn't have been more pleased that we chose the queen's residence. the proprietors were both incredibly friendly and the accommodations and breakfasts were amazing. we commented to joe and marla that while this has been our tradition for several years, the queens residence will likely be our first return visit to any of the bed and breakfasts we have stayed at!
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your return visit!
5 on October 13, 2014
This was our first stay in a B&B. It won't be our last but I'd venture to say few will meet out expectations after staying at the Queen's Residence. Joe and Marla are the most gracious hosts and go above and beyond to make you feel welcome. The rooms are beautiful, all taking you a step back in time. The breakfasts are elegant and delicious. Don't miss the tavern when you stay!!!!
Great, another convert! Hope to see you again soon.
5 on October 09, 2014
I enjoyed my stay at this bed and breakfast, I stayed the 1st weekend of Oct 2014 and what a delight it was. I enjoyed this place so much, I did not want to go home after my 2 nights. The rooms were very clean and the best linen were on the beds. I celebrated my boyfriends 35th birthday here and we both enjoyed this place just the same. The breakfast was a true delight, we were surprised each morning w/fruit and granola which was excellent and a different breakfast treat/dish each morning. There was enough food to make us both full. I will stay at this place again, can't wait to possible go back in Jan 2015 to celebrate a new year. The house is very quiet and the decor is suburb. I enjoyed everything about my stay at this bed and breakfast, this was our first time staying at a bed and breakfast. Anntoinette Johnson
Anntoinette, I am so glad that you decided to celebrate Ray's birthday at The Queen's Residence. Even though it was your first B & B experience, you certainly did it right with a couples massage and a romantic dinner in the tavern! We look forward to your return visit.
5 on September 24, 2014
This was our second visit. Oh!, what gracious hosts are Marla and Joe! Dare I say the breakfasts are simply marvelous, or better. No, I'm not being paid to write this! For us, a perfect location -- within a short walking distance to Riverside Park and Depot Town. We will return!
Thanks for the good PR! We love having you AND your terrific car. It sounds like we will have the pleasure of your company again next year.
5 on September 24, 2014
We have stayed at this Inn seven or eight different times over the last few years. First we stayed in the Newton suite and the last three stays in the Gibson suite. Each room has been comfortable and quiet. Breakfast is always plentiful, delicious and changes daily. The fireplace in the dining room adds to a nice environment. There is a Keurig coffee machine and cookies in the afternoon. In the evening we enjoy sipping a glass of sherry in our suite. Pleasant patio to sit when the weather is nice. Joe and Marla are very warm hosts. We are already looking forward to our next stay.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Our business is what it is thanks to our loyal repeat customers who become friends we look forward to seeing!
5 on September 12, 2014
Zero negatives. Beautiful,clean,hospitable,great breakfast, No lack of dining choices and things to see and do in the area.
Wow, zero negatives. Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed the area as well as the B & B. We hope to see you again.
5 on September 03, 2014
My husband and I stayed with Marla and Joe for two nights while visiting family in Ann Arbor. They were most gracious sharing their home, highlights of Ypsilanti events, and a tavern tour. Breakfasts were outstanding. Snacks (especially the homemade cookies) and beverages available at all times were a nice touch.
So glad you enjoyed the cookies and your time in Ypsilanti. I'll make different ones next time you come!
5 on September 02, 2014
We traveled to Ann Arbor to move our son into school. My husband found this while searching for a place to stay. New to the whole B&B thing, the place was incredible. Our room was exquiste and the home is beautiful. Our breakfast was delightful and plentiful. Our only regret is that we did not get to spend as much time there as we would have wanted. Next time!!
This is a perfect place to stay for parents of college students at U of M and EMU. I'm glad you found us and that you discovered the benefits of staying at a B & B. You can't get breakfasts like mine at a standard hotel!
5 on August 27, 2014
A few months back, my husband suggested I go to a B&B for some personal R&R that he felt should encompass a retreat-like setting and would be nearby to visit my daughter who attends UM. He was spot on. I feel the experience begins and ends with Marla and Joe. They have raised the bar as innkeepers/hosts--a wonderful couple who are gracious, well-read and more. They each have perfected their individual niches which harmoniously intertwine to ensure their guests experience a comfortable, enjoyable and enriched stay. It will leave you rejuvenated and with memories that will linger long after your departure. My daughter and I spent a relaxing and enjoyable first night in the cozily furnished Newton Suite. We spent the evening browsing the library that included Marla’s own collection of time-honored classics, made a selection from a wide array of movies and indulged in Marla’s homemade cookies with a cup of tea. The following morning we joined the other guests and sat at a beautifully set table in the formal dining room and savored a fabulous homemade breakfast exquisitely prepared by Marla. Afterwards and quite to our surprise, Joe took us on a tour telling us an amazing story of a 1700’s tavern located in the B&B's basement. Our time together in this beautiful home away from home will be a memory my daughter and I will share for years to come. One last and all-inclusive note – the previous reviews are exactly everything I have witnessed and experienced firsthand during my 3 night, 3 breakfast stay. What is left to say? When you can, seize this opportunity for yourself to be swept away in this magnificent home created by Marla’s and Joe’s warm and nurturing hospitality. Be prepared to be pampered!
This has to be the best review we have ever gotten. Thank you so much for all your praise and kind words! We certainly hope to see you again. Next time bring your husband too.
5 on August 25, 2014
We stayed only one night, but Innkeepers Marla and Joe made it very special. Marla walked us around the beautifully decorated main floor and our second floor room. She showed us the hot tub in a secluded part of the garden and how to use it, which we did, under the stars with a glass of wine. After, we enjoyed the walk-in shower with a rain shower head and slept soundly in a comfortable queen bed. Breakfast the next morning in the large airy dining room was delicious--fruit, Greek yogurt, granola, an asparagus souffle with a side of potatoes and bacon, juice, coffee. Yum. Joe invited us to tour the basement tavern and, because other guests had left, to see all the other equally well-appointed rooms. Clearly Marla and Joe have given every aspect of their inn a lot of thought, research, and detail. They are very warm and gracious people. We would gladly stay again at the Queen's Residence.
What a nice review, thanks! Hopefully others will be inspired to have a romantic session in our private outdoor hot tub. Please come visit us again.
5 on August 17, 2014
When I arrived for my two-night stay, Marla met me at the gate to welcome and offer help with my bags. I paused to admire the gardens, the fountains, the art on the wall. The sense of making an excellent choice carried through the introduction to the common areas, the Keurig coffeemaker, the nonglass glasses for the hot tub. The Gibson Suite was excellent for the cool nights of August. The accommodations are as scrumptious as the breakfasts. The attention to detail is delightful, from the fan-folded bathroom tissue on the pedestal in the room, to the crystal decanter of sherry for guests in the gentleman's parlor and fresh flowers on the dining table. There are table and chair groupings for lounging on three sides of the house to relax quietly or share conversation. Marla and Joe Queen love what they do and that care is evident in each encounter. It's a short walk through the lovely neighborhood to Michigan Ave. and the shops and restaurants. I want to experience the Queen's Residence in each season and I'll happily plan my next stay this autumn..
This review makes me want to come and stay at The Queen's Residence, so I imagine that others reading your review will feel the same. You also are obviously a detail oriented person to point out so many of the things about the inn that others might miss which I very much appreciate. We look forward to your next visit!
4.6 on July 29, 2014
We were pleasantly surprised by our stay. The Queen's went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and had a good experience. The b and b was full of charm...lots to see, including the old tavern in the basement-a must see! The food was outstanding and since I had some dietary needs, they met them beyond my expectation.Will recommend to my friends!
I am pleased that you were happy with our service. I try my best to accommodate dietary restrictions.
5 on July 25, 2014
I always try and stay at Queen's Residence when I visit the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area and am never disappointed. A beautiful house, welcoming hosts, and wonderful breakfasts!
Wonderful! Then we'll expect to see you again in the near future.
4.6 on July 22, 2014
A wonderful stay and very affordable! We highly recommend it and plan to visit again, also recommending it to friends and family.
We appreciate the word of mouth referrals and hope you will be back.
5 on July 06, 2014
We stayed at the Queen's Residence B&B a couple weeks ago when we were visiting the area for a wedding. We were so happy that we decided to stay here! The house is absolutely beautiful, and Joe and Marla were so friendly and fun to chat with! The location is also great, as you are just a few blocks from historic Ypsilanti. We stayed in the Barnard Room, which is charming and spacious, with an adorable little dressing room complete with a darling vanity and ample closet space. The collection of antiques in the house is lovely, and we especially enjoyed all of the beautiful little sofas (including the one in our room!) The bathroom in our room was remodeled and comfortable, with the softest towels I have ever felt! Breakfast was generous and delicious, and we enjoyed chatting with the other guests while we ate. Also, there is a secluded area with an outdoor hot tub, so don't forget your swim suit! My only issue was that the Barnard Room is over the main street, and so you can hear random cars drive by every so often. The room has a window a/c unit, which at first I thought was a little loud, but when I turned it back on I realized it covered up the street noise and I fell right asleep. In the morning I noticed that there is a white noise machine in the room, so I think that would help with the street noise if you were staying in the winter. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay, and would highly recommend it!
I'm glad you liked our towels and enjoyed the décor of the inn. Just a note to potential future guests, the window a/c was a temporary measure while we were getting the HVAC system worked on. Please come stay with us again!
5 on June 22, 2014
My hubby and I wanted a weekend get away not too far from home and the Queens Residence seemed perfect. We are so happy that we found this spectacular gem. This B&B is quite charming and welcoming. Joe and Marla are gracious hosts that go above and beyond to make their guests comfortable. We stayed two nights and felt right at home, enjoyed a deliciously elegant homemade breakfast each morning and a cozy, beautifully decorated room. We would definitely stay there again and recommend it to anyone visiting the Ann Arbor/Ypsi area.
B & B's are great for "stay-cations". Next time you need a get-away close to home you'll know just where to come!
5 on June 11, 2014
Beautifully furnished Victorian period B & B. Great breakfast, quiet at night. Attentive hosts.
Well this captures the essence...thanks so much!
5 on March 15, 2014
My wife and I stayed last night and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Marla and Joe are warm and friendly. The rooms are super nice, clean and filled with wonderful antiques. Before we arrived, I asked Marla to order a beautiful bouquet of roses for our room. They were waiting for us when we arrived. She also suggested a wonderful restaurant for dinner. When we returned after dinner, we helped ourselves to fresh, homemade cookies and tea and chose a fun movie to watch from the collection in the upstairs library. Our bed was luxurious and comfortable. We awoke to a wonderful and leisurely breakfast. We're definitely coming back sometime. We are planning on sharing a weekend with some friends and enjoying an evening in the historic tavern below the home, where there is a huge fireplace. When we visited the tavern it felt like we walked into the Prancing Pony (J.R.R. Tolkien).
What a fun image for the tavern. Comfort and cleanliness are on the top of the list for most folks, so thanks for mentioning both. I look forward to your return visit, with or without additional friends.
4.8 on December 04, 2013
I travel 4 out of every 5 weeks. This is a wonderful place to look forward to after a long work day. It is the perfect balance of perfection and coziness. The innkeepers are both friendly and professional. I don't plan on ever staying anywhere else when I visit Ann Arbor.
That is fantastic! I love hosting business travelers. I wish more of you would think about staying in B & B's.
5 on November 06, 2013
If you think of a cozy, beautiful place, you got it. If you think, well, breakfast must be good in a B&B, you are going to experience being in heaven every morning! Marla and Joe are just one of best people I met in my whole life! Their generosity is beyond any expectations. When they say: "Prepare to be pampered!" They really mean it! I am very happy I have trusted all the good reviews in this website! Marla and Joe, you have a friend forever in Brazil! I miss you loads and love you more!!!
It was our pleasure to host such a talented and beautiful singer who sang for guests at breakfast. We think of you as a friend too and can't wait for your return trip. Maybe with your husband this time!
5 on October 28, 2013
Our stay was excellent. I felt like I was being treated like royalty! The chocolate by our beds, the hot tub (awesome with many different jets!), the homemade cookies, the delicious food, the ambiance of the newton room, the decor and history - all made for a treasured visit. Joe and Marla were very friendly and helpful. We hope to return! Don't forget to check out the Historic Tavern downstairs!
5 on September 18, 2013
Thank you Marla and Joe. The Queen's Residence is a beautiful, interesting, historical home. Even though my husband and I are not ones to stay in Victorians, this B&B was comfortable, relaxed, and best of all the innkeepers made us feel totally welcomed and at home the moment we were greeted at the door. We enjoyed a glass of wine in the courtyard before having dinner at "Red Rock" a BBQ restaurant recommended by Marla. It did not disappoint. Our suite had a cozy sitting room and we enjoyed relaxing. The breakfast was scrumptious and plentiful. Hope to go back again. Would recommend to anyone!
5 on September 17, 2013
We spent 3 nights at the Queen's Residence and enjoyed everything about it. Joe and Marla are excellent hosts that treat you like family. The renovated house, a project of Marla's, is fantastic to poke around in and discover fashion of the past. The only warning is that after one of Marla's gourmet breakfasts don't make any plans for lunch!
5 on August 25, 2013
We had the best time at Queen's Residence !!! Very relaxing room and had an awesome breakfast! Will definitely stay again.
4.8 on August 19, 2013
I stayed at the Queen's Residence for two nights and found the home and owners Joe and Marla Queen to be delightful. Breakfasts in the dining room were delicious and were so filling that I skipped lunch both days. My bed was comfortable and the room cozy and charming. I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it.
5 on July 29, 2013
Just finished our second stay there and have booked a 3rd already. Joe and Marla are both amazing and extremly accomodating to our requests. I highly recommend this venue and LOVED the "Gibson Suite"! We live 15 mins. away and will visit regularly as an awesome get away :)
5 on July 27, 2013
We came over the border to spend a day at the Detroit Institute of the Arts, and decided to spend a night somewhere in the area to turn it into a getaway. The house is lovely, and the room was, too. Breakfast was scrumptious. It was a pleasure. Thanks very much!
5 on July 24, 2013
My girlfriend and I live only 10's of minutes from Ypsilanti but we both needed a break from our respective lives and chose to spend a night at Queen's Residence in Ypsilanti. On their homepage, the owners claim that it would meet our expectations and I can say without reservation, it exceeded them greatly. We chose to stay in the Queen Room and when we arrived, were immediately met by Joe who checked us in and showed us to our room, and then spent an additional 20 minutes giving us a tour of the entire house. It is impressive to say the least and the pictures do not do it justice, each room is much more impressive than the pictures represented. Our room could not have been nicer and we did share a bottle of wine in the wing back chairs before heading off for dinner. We slept great and in the morning, were treated to a phenomenal breakfast prepared by Marla. Every element was carefully thought out and was memorable. Since we were the only guests that night, Joe and Marla were able to spend some time discussing the work they have done and the enjoyment the business gives them. They are phenomenal hosts. We plan future local vacations at the Queen's Residence as we want to experience some of the new rooms coming on line as they looked beautiful. I rarely give such positive reviews but it was perfect.
5 on July 16, 2013
Not only do guests have a marvelous room of their own, they can enjoy the amenities on the first floor AND 3 outdoor spots to relax and listen to nature. Besides taking care of this large home, Marla and Joe take time to meet & greet every guest, point out all the amenities, and chat, if that's what guests want to do. Cookies and breakfast foods are all made by Marla and are delicious. Felt truly pampered by the attention to detail and warm hospitality.
5 on July 01, 2013
I stayed at The Queen's Residence several times for week long business trips. It was perfect! Wonderful atmosphere, rooms, beds, sheets that are wonderful and breakfast was fabulous. Marla is a perfect hostess! Loved it and highly recommend it!!
5 on March 20, 2013
My Husband and I were just married at the Queen's B&B on 3.16.2013 and it was perfect. We were married inside by the fireplace and it was a very sweet romantic setting. Marla and Joe took very good care of us. Made sure every detail of our wedding was attended too. We were able to view the inn at various time to get decoration ideas but we only needed a few. Most of the items blended into our theme and they have many options to choose from. Marla even polished all the silver to make sure it shined perfectly for the wedding ceremony. While we were getting ready for our day were were given fresh baked cookies and beverages. Such a small sweet detail but made all the difference when you have a really busy day and don't get a chance to eat really. Those cookies hit the spot! We were able to use every inch of the inn and no request was ever denied. The Ladies used the upstairs while the Men took over the Tavern. Each lending there own charm to the event. After the ceremony we left for our huge reception and the rooms were kinda left scattered with personal items in the rush of getting prepared. After a very long day I was dreading to come back to clean off the bed to crawl into it. When I walked into the room I was amazed it was all cleaned up. Everything neatly sorted and stacked. Bed was turned down with chocolates bedside. Again just another perk of a well thought service from Joe and Marla. Again we couldn't have been happier with how everything went on our special day. We will surely stay again and recommend this venue to anyone wanting a romantic wedding...or just a comfy stay overall. See you soon! Jeanette & Clay
5 on March 05, 2013
We had a delightful getaway! The house is very comfortable. The bedrooms are charming. The hosts are warm and friendly. All the details are in place. We frequently stay at bed and breakfasts. This one is a gem.
5 on March 04, 2013
My husband and I met up with two other couples we've been friends with for years. We had have a wonderful time catching up with each other at the inn. There is comfortable furniture to relax and visit. We felt right at home. Breakfast was delicious and the innkeepers were so nice. We'll have to go back!
5 on February 19, 2013
We really enjoyed the attention to detain, cleanliness and frindly hosts. Will definately return, especially to have dinner in the tavern that is in the house.
5 on February 17, 2013
Marla and Joe provide a warm welcome, clean and well-appointed cozy rooms, well-stocked library of books and movies, homemade cookies, and a delicious multiple-course gourmet breakfast. This is a very well-tended immaculate historic home. Topping it all off is a more than century old tavern which has been preserved by the hosts who value it as a step back into history for those who enter. (The tavern is non-functional, but a wonderful peek into the 19th century.). We heartily recommend this B&B.
4.4 on February 04, 2013
What a wonderful stay at this B&B. The breakfast was absolutely amazing. Hosts were charming and the house was very clean and cozy.
5 on October 28, 2012
In all my years of staying at B&B's, the Queens Residence is the best! The building and period furnishings are terrific. The library, the living rooms and dining rooms are fantastic. Joe and Marla have done an excellent job in making the whole house comfortable. The breakfasts are outstanding! I did not take advantage of the hot tub, but it certainly looked wonderful. My room(s) were great. Thank you. (the Cuban exile)
5 on October 24, 2012
We love Queen's Residence and it's always an amazing time. Highly recommend it, but you have to experience it for yourself. Absolutley amazing.
5 on October 08, 2012
My wife and I were in the Ann Arbor area for business and found this lovely Inn for an overnight stay. The room was very well appointed and the service was exceptional. The breakfast was more than we expected and the coversation around the table gave a great start to our day. We would highly recommend The Queen's Residence.
5 on October 07, 2012
Joe and Marla Queen certainly know how to treat people like royalty and yet make them feel like family. Beware, a stay here could become habit forming!
5 on September 10, 2012
We are sincerely thankful to Joe & Marla for opening up their home and their hearts to us throughout our 11 day stay at this truly outstanding B&B. Although on a first visit to the USA, we felt to close to being at home and very privileged of the whole experience. Joe & Marla provided service far beyond expectation and their support and friendship will always be valued by my daughter and myself. We hope to see you both again one day soon.
5 on September 06, 2012
From the instant we arrived, Joe and Marla made our stay a memorable one. Their splendid house is decorated with unerring taste — not cutesy-wootsie, not crammed with bric-a-brac, not hodgepodge, but just right. We were only overnighters, but our hosts welcomed us as if we were staying for a month. Our room, the Barnard, was spacious, airy, and nicely appointed (the mattress was extremely comfortable, too); the bathroom, and all the fixtures within, was faultless. Breakfast was scrumptious, and there was plenty of it. All in all, we regretted our schedule didn't permit a longer stay; but we'll be back.
5 on August 21, 2012
We just had our fourth visit to the Queen's Residence. I can't say enough about it. Joe and Marla are the perfect innkeepers. The rooms are comfortable and clean, the food is out of this world! It gives us the feeling of visiting family and that is great. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property. See you again soon!
5 on August 06, 2012
I can't say enough about our stay, the house is beautiful, breakfast is OUTSTANDING, and Joe and Marla were terrific. Don't even hesitate about staying here, it is so wonderful.
5 on August 06, 2012
Whether I'm passing thru Michigan on my way to Canada or visiting friends in the area I always stay at The Queen's Residence! It's beautiful, it's "my standards" clean, the service is outstanding, the breakfasts are always to die for, and Joe and Marla are two of the nicest people you ever want to meet. I won't stay anywhere else. HIGHLY recommend to everyone!
5 on July 29, 2012
I came to this hotel from Japan in July, 2012. It was a fantastic experience to stay in the historical building with the quite nice interior. Trustfulness of the hotel manager is noteworthy. I left my credit card and some staffs behind the hotel but the manager kindly sent those staffs upon my request! Thank you so much!
5 on June 23, 2012
We made our reservation with Joe and Marla nearly 7 months in advance for my husband's graduation from U of M Law School. The weekend couldn't have been better in large part due to Marla and Joe. We filled all the rooms, had oodles of family and friends over, even had a party in their lovely outdoor space and it felt like home, well better than home because we didn't have to do dishes! Absolutely everything about this B and B is great. The food gets 5 stars in ALL CAPS. Also, we had our 1.5 year old with us and felt so welcomed, which made all the difference for us. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
4.6 on June 22, 2012
My wife and I have spent two weekends here: June of 2012 and February of 2010. Ypsi is a great halfway point between Detroit and Ann Arbor, and I can't imagine a better place to stay in Ypsi. I highly recommend the hot tub and the hammock. :)
5 on June 18, 2012
I travel close to 50% of the time and have never stayed at a B&B for a business trip. It was a perfect option - everything was wonderful. I will be returning again and again. Thanks so much for a lovely (business related) stay. I felt totally spoiled and cared for.
5 on June 09, 2012
We spent the night before our wedding here and used the Queen's room to get ready for the wedding. Beautiful decor with wonderful details. Marla and Joe are the sweetest people. Marla took great care of us and made a fabulous, romantic breakfast for the two of us the morning of the wedding. We highly recommend the Queen's residence and are looking forward to coming back!
5 on June 05, 2012
Ray and Delinda Guisgand give this elegant Bed and Breakfast the highest of ratings. We enjoyed every minute of our viset.
5 on April 23, 2012
We just stayed for the second time at the Queen's Residence. We love this place! The hosts, Marla and Joe, are very gracious. My husband has a strict diet and it was not a problem at all, for which we were very thankful. The room is comfortable and clean, the breakfast is outstanding, and the common areas very cozy. We will be back again soon!
4.0 on November 20, 2011
A wonderful place to stay with very accommodating hosts!
5 on November 18, 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your B & B. The basement tavern is really neat. Thanks for showing it to us. The place was super convenient to the University convocation centre and restaurants.
5 on October 28, 2011
Everything about the Queen's Residence is wonderful but especially the graciousness of the hosts, the delightful breakfasts and the quiet romance of the rooms. Close enough to Ann Arbor to see our son easily yet also be a bit away for our own little vacation break.
5 on October 12, 2011
The pictures don't do this inn justice. I wasn't expecting such class and elegance. Really, I was hoping for a quiet stay in a little town. But oh man, Ypsilanti is wonderful! We came for Ann Arbor, but we'll be back for Ypsilanti. The parks and restaurants are fantastic, with a very community vibe. The innkeepers know the area very well, and sent us to a great local pub. After a five hour drive it was exactly what we needed. The room was charming and the common areas fantastic! Our only regret is not getting a chance to use the hot tub. The hubby and I can't wait to return.
5 on October 09, 2011
We had a lovely graduation party at the Tavern at the Queen's Residence. It is such a wonderful historic structure and lovely in candlelight. Marla and Joe were just wonderful to work with. We would highly recommend the Tavern and the B&B to anyone! It is an exquisite spot - so beautiful and so wonderfully decorated and Joe and Marla set you at ease.
5 on October 04, 2011
Absolutely beautiful bed and breakfast. Joe & Marla were delightful and shared so many details with us. Food was great and was the service. Although we didn't partake, it was so nice of them to have sherry, cookies, tea, etc for late night snacks. Just like home. Bernie V and Marie B
5 on September 29, 2011
Joe and Marla were very welcoming! Their home is beautiful, romantic, and peaceful. By far, one of the best B&B's we've ever stayed at.
5 on September 26, 2011
The Queen's Residence stands out among the rest because of the attention to detail innkeepers Joe & Marla give to everything in their home. The rooms are beautifully done with every imaginable amenity at your fingertips. The food was absolutely delicious...and again, the attention to the details speaks for itself. A beautiful home; a wonderful B&B; we would certainly stay again if we find ourselves in the area!
4.8 on September 12, 2011
My wife and I accidentally happened upon this amazing B&B. We had been looking for a room in the Ann Arbor area and everything was booked. Right before I called the Queen's Residence they had a cancellation. We had not heard anything about it before so we were a bit leery of what we would encounter. What a beautiful surprise. Not only were the accommodations first class, the food was also. Throw in to the mix the owners Marla and Joe and the experience becomes a great one. We highly recommend the Queen's Residence. The name fits because it is Royal treatment.
5 on September 08, 2011
This was our first stay in Ypsilanti, and we were delighted to find such a gem. The house is beautifully appointed and comfortable, and the atmosphere was welcoming and relaxing. Marla and Joe obviously love what they do and take pride in creating a wonderful experience for their guests, and it shows. The breakfasts were delicious, and we enjoyed meeting the other friendly guests. We'll be back!
5 on August 26, 2011
What a lovely place to stay! We stayed in the Queen's room, so nice! We lacked for nothing. Beautifully decorated, clean, comfortable bed, excellent dining!!!!! Owners are very friendly, nice people with the gift of hospitality. The Swan's - Indianapolis, IN
4.8 on August 17, 2011
Marla and Joe are so welcoming and always do a great job of telling us everything we need to know regarding our stay. I love how they keep little treats out in the home to share with guests. As for breakfast--it is always exceptional. Don't fill up on the yogurt, granola, fruit, juice and coffee--those are just the breakfast "starters" before the main course and it's well worth saving room for. I also love how they did a nice job of decorating each room with eclectic vintage flair. We will definitely be returning!
5 on August 16, 2011
Marla and Joe were exceptionally welcoming and hospitable and I only wish that we had more excuses to stay the night one town over from our own home! The historic decor is beautifully matched with the lovely building, the rooms are both comfortable and aesthetically pleasing, and breakfast was AMAZING. What a deal... I don't think I'll ever go back to hotels again!
5 on July 28, 2011
I just used Queen's B&B for international guests. They were "wowed" by the hospitality and I'm sure that little 'ol Ypsilanti will be one of the highlights of their trip! Marla and Joe were superb to work with and accomodated us on every request. It couldn't have been better! Thank you!
4.6 on July 17, 2011
We stayed at the Queen's Residence for our 16th anniversary. We were overwhelmed by the beauty of the house and Joe and Marla could not have taken better care of us. They anticipated our every need and the breakfasts were sensational. We loved sitting on the grand porch and had our own private dinner in one of the dining rooms. The house and the Queens are truly treasures. Thank you for a memorable stay and we hope to be back.
5 on June 20, 2011
This is a wonderful place to stay. The owners are friendly and helpful. The suite we stayed in was decorated very charmingly. The extratwin captain's bed in the sitting room was just as comfortable as the larger bed int bedroom. The house itself is gorgeous, with just enough antiques to not look like an antique store. The furniture is beautiful and comfy. The hottub was an nice extra. The courtyard and its garden was a great place to relax with a book. Breakfast was delicous. The authentic 18th century tavern located in the basement level was really interesting. The B&B is a short drive from the attractions in Ypsi and Ann Arbor.
5 on June 04, 2011
We have stayed in many inns over the years. They are often picked due to the location. However, this inn could be the destination. When looking for a place to stay in Ann Arbor for grad weekend, we were faced with few choices and sought lodging in Ypsilanti. That was the beginning of our good fortune. First of all, it is really closer than we thought and easily accessible from AA. The best part though,was that the inn was fabulous. The attention to detail is remarkable and they are incredibly accommodating. The bed was super comfortable, the breakfast sublime, (candle lit!) and the inn owners very thoughtful. We look forward to returning.
5 on May 15, 2011
Joe and Marla Queen have created a magical jewel in Ypsilanti that exemplifies a beauty, hospitality and originality which we had never encountered anywhere in our travels! From the exquisite comfort of our bed to the intricate attention to every possible desire that we might have as their guests, accommodating our need for a place to find a tranquil rest through creating an impeccable Victorian retreat with incredible service, Marla and Jo have elevated their profession as hosts to an art form unmatched! Their meticulous attention to the most minuet details, whether a lovely antique hat placed in just the right spot or a breakfast which would be the pride of any trained chef, left us feeling pampered in a way that coddled our souls. Our only regret is that we did not plan a longer stay… but next time we will!
5 on May 11, 2011
My husband and I stayed at The Queen's Residence for four days and nights. What a great experience! First off, what a beautiful house! Second, Joe and Marla were incredibly friendly and welcoming. They made us feel so at home! Lastly, and most impressively, the food was amazing! Marla truly outdoes herself in the kitchen. Every morning we had fresh and assorted fruitbowls along with delicious granola and yogurt to start and then Marla would come out with an amazing gourmet main dish and some type of wonderful muffin. I came home with a few new recipes. I am definitely missing these wonderful breakfasts now that I am back at home. I know where I will be staying next time we're in Michigan!
4.6 on April 25, 2011
My wife and I came here to celebrate my birthday. The home is beautiful and the Queen room very spacious and full of charm. We had a very romantic stay. The bed had a temperpedic matress and was very comfortable. The library had great books and movies. The wifi connection was fast. It was like home! The breakfast was fantastic. Marla is a great cook! Joe and Marla set the bar very high for other bed and breakfasts!
5 on April 11, 2011
Joe and Marla are the most gracious hosts we have ever met. The Queen's Residence is beautiful, comfortable, and the food is delicious! Thanks again for a wonderful stay.
4.4 on March 29, 2011
Joe and Marla were wonderful hosts and even helped us find our way (the town is a bit confusing). The B&B is beautifully decorated and the hosts are very gracious.The hot tub was just a wonderful way to relax after a long day. We weren't able to stay for breakfast but look forward to visiting again soon!
5 on March 26, 2011
Every detail is thoughtfully and artistically arranged and helped us to feel that we were taken care of. This is hospitality for the love of being hospitable, plus the meticulous attention to detail that one might expect from an art museum curator. We were in awe as much as we were relaxed and comfortable.
4.8 on September 28, 2010
Great place to get away - convienent to Ann Arbor and Detroit. Highly recommended.
5 on September 28, 2010
The Queen's Residence is, as always, a wonderful B&B and a lovely place to stay. This was my third visit to the Queen's Residence in Ypsilanti over the years and I'm never disappointed - always delighted. It just gets better and better over time and Joe and Marla make it an experience one never forgets with their hands on hospitality. And the home? BEAUTIFUL!
5 on March 25, 2010
Our expectations were completely exceeded. The temper-pedic mattress was fabulous, the breakfast was exquisite (they even put a birthday candle in my boyfriend's French toast). The hot tub and fresh baked cookies were the icing on the cake. Best place I've stayed, period.
5 on February 08, 2010
I think we are converted!! No more hotels/motels!! This place was beautiful. Classy, very clean, romantic and private. The host and hostess were so charming and welcoming. Breakfast was exceptional. We had such a great adventure...we will return!
4.8 on February 03, 2010
The place is wonderful. Full of beautiful details and history. The service can't be better. Wonderful environment and food and friendly people.
5 on January 08, 2010
This B&B is a wonderful example of what it means to get away from it all and relax. The house is beautiful, yet very homey & welcoming. We plan on returning next summer.
5 on December 11, 2009
An awesome visit! The title says everything-well appointed! Wonderful hosts!
4.8 on November 17, 2009
Beautifully furnished and well maintained home The room was very cozy and the bed was extremely comfortable. Hot tub was great; and breakfast was delicious.
5 on October 27, 2009
A lovely home restores with luxurious detail. We enjoyed a dose of Michigan football with sumptuous breakfasts & warm, cozy accommodations. We will return -- go blue!
5 on October 20, 2009
Beautiful, clean. Hosts were hospitable, knowledgeable about the history of their house & area. Food was delicious.
5 on October 01, 2009
We had our sons Wedding in Ypsilanti and based our head quarters at the QRI. Marla and Joe were so much help and made sure we started eaach day with a healthy breakfast. Last put on fabulous brunch for out of towners.
5 on September 23, 2009
This bed & breakfast was just the best B&B experience in our long history of staying in them. We would highly recommend staying in it to anyone considering a B&B in this area.
5 on September 22, 2009
A short 3 hr ride from Indiana, to a lovely victorian b&b in Ypsilanti. A beautiful home filled with loely antiques and wonderful host and hostess. The rooms were quite lovely. The breafast was 5 star. All around wonderful stay; on top of that our school won! Will definitely return.
5 on September 22, 2009
Great place to stay.
5 on September 22, 2009
We highly recommend The Queen's Residence. Every deatail was perfect! Location is very convenient and hosts are great!
5 on September 11, 2009
This was a lovely final stop on our vacation -- relaxing in a beautiful Victorian with gracious hosts who were aware of every detail. Relaxing, transformative and charming. Exceeded our high expectation!
5 on September 02, 2009
I have never been at a better B&B!
5 on August 20, 2009
This is a large and beautifully decorated home. Joe & mala were very personable ad attentive. We appreciated their hospitality and helpfulness. We are returning next year.
5 on August 10, 2009
My now-fiancee and I purchased the romantic getaway one night package, and we couldn't have made a better choice! What a night to remember!
5 on August 09, 2009
What a wonderful experience staying at Joe and Marla's home. The rooms were very comfortable and clean. The food was just the best and very hearty. The hosts are very gracious and helpful and they helped make our anniversary the best ever. Thanks Joe and Marla.
5 on August 07, 2009
The best B&B I've been to in years. Breakfast was excellent!
5 on August 06, 2009
Beautiful B&B. the owner was wonderful. The food was excellent. the decor in the house was Victorian, built in 1887. Just perfect!
4.8 on August 04, 2009
We stayed at Queen's Residence during the Ann Arbor Art Fair. It was a wonderful experience which began with Mark putting us at ease from the very start. Comfortable room, great breakfast, pleasant surroundings -- we loved it!
5 on August 04, 2009
Fabulous B&B -- we'll return next year.
4.8 on July 29, 2009
Not knowing whether the website was as true to the actual! The historic building and matching decor were wonderful. The rooms & breakfast were excellent. Hospitality great too.
4.8 on July 20, 2009
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at their B&B. Accommodations and food were excellent and we're so happy we found their website. We'll definitely return!
5 on June 21, 2009
We stayed for 5 nights and enjoyed every minute. The hosts are as friendly and accommodating as can be and cook up quite a feast every morning. The home is spacious and great for relaxing around or just coming and going. Relax in the hot tub, on the veranda, or hammock after a long day. Worth the 7 mile drive to Ann Arbor if you need to be in the area.
5 on June 05, 2009
Joe and Marla provided us with an incredibly relaxing and comfortable weekend getaway. the hospitality, food, and service were exceptional. They took care of our every need. Would highly recommend.
5 on June 01, 2009
This is my second stay and it exceeded the first visit. The hosts are excellent innkeepers who know their business and value the guests. Breakfasts are special with homemade, tested recipes that elicit compliments. We will be back again - they deserve the business.
5 on May 19, 2009
For less than the cost of a room at the hotel where the rest of the wedding guests were staying, we were treated like a king and queen by Marla and Joe ... with complimentary hot tub, terry robes, tempurpedic mattress, choice of pillows, freshly-baked cookies, coffee, tea and sodas anytime, chocolates on the night stand, sherry in the gentleman's parlor, magazines to read in the ladies' parlor, chairs on the veranda, beautiful flower gardens, satellite radio, TV with DVD and VCR player, full library of books, DVDs and VCRs, ... as well as the most incredibly delicious breakfast you could ever imagine.
5 on May 13, 2009
Wonderful home with excellent food. Gracious host who makes you feel most welcome.
5 on May 13, 2009
This is an exquisite home, and Joe and Marla are very gracious. The food is delicious, too!
5 on May 13, 2009
I shall treasure my memories of times in their home.
5 on April 29, 2009
Everything was wonderful! We enjoyed a relaxing getaway where we were treated to beautiful, historic surroundings and wonderful hospitality. We felt welcomed and pampered even our eleven year old. Highly recommend.
5 on April 15, 2009
Wonderful place to stay- warm, inviting, beautiful house with wonderful hosts. Couldn't be better!
4.8 on April 10, 2009
Room was very quaint and cozy for a great rate! Hot tub was a nice bonus; breakfast was delicious; hosts were personable and friendly; what a great house and a great overnight stay!
5 on April 07, 2009
Every detail was taken care of. Marla and Joe were delightful and so gracious! A million thanks!
5 on March 11, 2009
We had a wonderful, restful time. Thank you very much!
4.8 on March 11, 2009
Well maintained and beautifully furnished. Incredibly nice and accommodating. A local gem! Will be back!
5 on February 23, 2009
The atmosphere and hospitality of this B&B was outstanding! Joe and Marla are very sweet people! We loved it! We will be back!
5 on February 23, 2009
Great time, very romantic, innkeepers great at detail and taking care of our needs.
5 on February 23, 2009
Delightful B&B- wonderful stay
5 on November 05, 2008
Such a beautiful home!! We spent three nights here and will certainly return again!! The food was delicious and served on different antique china everyday! The room was clean, comfortable, spacious and the bed was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in!! Joe and Marla are terrific hosts. This home is filled with old books and wonderful antiques!! Do not miss this great value for a wonderful get away!!!!
4.8 on September 24, 2008
Joe and Marla were truly gracious. They were so kind and patient with directions and went beyond the call of duty to make me feel comfortable. I felt like I was staying with family. I highly recommmend this charming house and charming couple.
5 on August 18, 2008
We can't wait to go back to the Queen's Residence! Everything was perfect from the matress to the breakfast. It was the most comfortable we have ever felt away from home. The house is as wonderful as the hospitality!
4.4 on August 14, 2008
As first timers at a bed and breakfast, and a little hesitant I must admit, we were more than pleased with our experience at The Queen's Residence. Joe and Marla showed a winning combination of helpfulness and friendliness on one hand, and respect for our privacy on the other. After I booked online (a very easy process), I promptly received an email confirming our reservation and promising that we would be pampered. The beautiful old house is charming, with every room furnished with antiques and decorated with artwork and interesting items. In the guest rooms, every detail is covered, from the tempurpedic mattress to the satellite radio to the private bath, and I could go on and on. The breakfasts were amazing ... we didn't need to eat lunch either day! The walled courtyard was a nice private area to get away, with lounge chairs and a very cool hammock. The huge front porch was the perfect morning spot to drink coffee and watch people. And the private hot tub was the only way to end our day, after dark of course. The Queen's Residence certainly lived up to its promise of "be prepared to be pampered". We are ready to go back.
5 on August 10, 2008
This bed and breakfast recaptures the best of customer service in the hotel industry. The house is beautiful and all details are carefully thought out. The owners think of everything to make your stay memorable, fresh baked cookies, sumptuous breakfast served in a beautiful dining room, books to read, movies to watch, hot tub to relax and much more.
5 on August 07, 2008
Joe and Marla Queen are well on their way to perfecting hospitality! Every aspect of our stay was a joy from the wonderful breakfasts to the Victorian charm of the entire inn. Our innkeepers are charming, engaging and gracious. We felt so very welcome! We anticipate a return visit in the near future! Thanks Marla and Joe! Fondly, Kitti and Pat
5 on July 25, 2008
My stay at The Queen's Residence was wonderful! Very well run. Very friendly host/hostess!!
5 on July 25, 2008
Everything was perfect in every way. Breakfast & conversation with Innkeepers was delightful.
4.2 on June 18, 2008
enjoyed our stay-easy to us w/ outdoor setting, parlors hot tubs, the best smelling towels ever. the little touches were wonderful. just wished there was more sun lighting through windows and overhead lamps, as well as power outlets(for hair dryer,etc)this place had 28 internet reviews vs the other b&b in the area with only 7. we will be adding to make 29+ reviews.hard to beleive only 14 month!!
5 on June 11, 2008
Love everything about this place; comfortable bed, nice bedding, beautiful decor, great hot tub, very clean, great breakfast, nice hosts.
4.6 on April 30, 2008
Marla & Joe Queen have set the bar incredibly high for other inns and B&Bs. The entire residence is beautiful and incredibly clean. The breakfasts are sumptuous, almost decandent. Thank you! We had a party for our daughter's graduation from Eastern Michigan University in the "Wild Turkey Tavern" and it was a fantastic success. My wife & I will create reasons to go back to the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor area just so we can stay there again. WE LOVED IT!!
5 on April 29, 2008
Joe and Marla are very welcoming. The home is beautiful and grand. Breakfast was delicious--and we enjoyed the relaxed morning. I appreciated that we were able to stay for just a night.
5 on April 28, 2008
I highly recommend the Queen's Residence B&B. Their victorian home is filled with history and ambience. The Queen's are probably the NICEST couple we've ever met! Their attention to detail really showed how much they care! From the chocolate covered strawberries to the flip-flops for the hot tubs to the amazing breakfast quiche, it was amazing! We can't wait to return!
5 on April 28, 2008
Following the dissapointment of having our Florida vacation cancelled, we took a short getaway to the Queen's Residence. Though the temperatures fell far short of the 50s the warmth we experienced staying with the Queens was comforting, relaxing and hospitable. We highly recommend this B&B for it's many charms and wish its Innkeepers much success.
5 on April 21, 2008
We hosted a baby shower at the Inn, and then we stayed overnite to relax and enjoy the Inn. What a wonderful place to host an event. The Innkeepers were very accommodating, and provided a wonderful experience for all. I would highly recommend the Queen's Inn.
5 on April 13, 2008
We enjoyed our stay immensely. The Queens were most gracious, sitting and chatting with us in front of the glowing fireplace as if we were long-time friends. Because we were the only guests, we were surprised to be given the offer of choosing any room, even one more expensive, at no additional cost. I marveled at the fact that no matter how many times I toured any of the beautiful rooms, I still found something new to admire and enjoy. Guests have many choices of where to relax--alone or with others--in two sitting rooms, a library, a hot tub, the veranda... I'm already brainstorming on creating an event so we can make use of the charming historic tavern on the lower level of this magnificent residence.
5 on March 25, 2008
My fiance & I shared an amazingly beautiful and romantic time at the Queen's Residence. Joe & Marla's warm hospitality, excellent food and inviting home made the weekend so enjoyable. The hot tub & chocolate covered strawberries were a nice touch to the evening.
5 on March 09, 2008
My wife took me to the Queen's Residence as a surprise for my birthday. Neither one of us had ever stayed at a B&B before. Any B&B that we visit in the future will have big shoes to fill!! The Victorian atmosphere of the residence was very inviting and relaxing. Great attention to the smallest detail: everything you need to enjoy the outside hot-tub, fresh flowers in the room, complimentary soft drinks and snacks, coffee brought to the library for you in the morning and you won't find a better breakfast at twice the price! The authentic 1700's era tavern in the basement is itself worth the trip! Marla and Joe are great hosts!!
4.8 on March 05, 2008
We decided to come at the very last minute (10 p.m. the night before) but the service was impeccable. The breakfast was absolutely delicious, with tons of variety, muffins, quiche, breakfast meat, granola, fresh fruit, etc. The house itself was amazing, and it has a real 1700s tavern in the basement, brought from Connecticut plank by plank. The room was outstanding, with its own sitting room and bathroom, (other rooms had fireplaces 2 person showers and other neat additions) and the bedding was amazing -- super comfortable. Every time I went into a room I was surprised by another detail in decoration I had missed the first time. I can't say enough good things about this B&B -- you won't be disappointed.
4.4 on February 22, 2008
Quick getaway for my wife and I while I was in the area for business. Joe and Marla went above and beyond to make us feel like the house was ours. they have everything a person could want to just relax and enjoy!!!
5 on February 16, 2008
My husband surprised me with a Valentine's stay at The Queen's Residence in Ypsilanti, MI. It was one of the most royal times of my life. The rooms were romantic and full of atmosphere and antiques. The breakfasts were decadent. The hot tub under the stars felt good after antique shopping in nearby historic Depot Town. The historic 17th century pub, given as a gift by Henry Ford to a former owner, is situated under the main house. It is truly a sight to be seen. Joe and Marla Queen are wonderful hosts and attend to your every need. This was a regal experience!
5 on February 10, 2008
My husband and I had a great time at Queen’s Residence. The rooms were spectacular and our hosts were so nice and accommodating. We enjoyed sitting outside in the hot tub as snowflakes fell down around us. The price is a great value especially with all the extra touches the Queen’s have added to the experience. The home is not only beautiful but has a museum quality to it, with lots of interesting antiques with stories to go with them. The breakfast was outstanding!!! We were served croissant French toast stuffed with fruit along with many delicious side dishes. It was the best breakfast we’ve had in a long, long time. We are looking forward to spending another night there soon.
5 on February 04, 2008
We loved all aspects of the B&B. It was lovely, great service, many extra touches that make you feel pampered. We'd love to come back again.
5 on January 25, 2008
Spending a night at this lovely historic piece of art was a smart and well-rewarded choice. Marla's love of antiques and her gift of interior decoratign is evident upon arrival at Queen's Residence. Joe revealed his culinary experise with the lovely breakfast enhanced by his friendliness and lots of sharing of information about Ypsilanti.
5 on January 25, 2008
Marla and Joe are extremely respectable and friendly and made us feel at home. Definitely will return, hopefully with family and friends! An exceptional B&B with lovely amenities.
5 on December 18, 2007
Excellent. There are not enough superlatives in the English language to describe our stay here. Comfortable beds, warm and welcoming hospitality, and first-rate accomodations. My only regret is that I never tried out the hot tub! I will recommend this establishment to everyone traveling through the area!
5 on December 18, 2007
The house is beautiful! The rooms had more amenities then expected! The satelite radio and two-person shower were the icing on the cake! I would highly recommend Marla's cooking to anyone. Best wishes from Karrie.
4.6 on November 21, 2007
This inn is very elegant and impressive without seeming stuffy. The room, food, and common space was of very high quality and comfortable. We felt at home and enjoyed a truly stress-free evening. We particularly enjoyed the upstairs library with our morning coffee and the private hot-tubs. Definetly a good value!
5 on November 12, 2007
My experience staying at the Queen's Residence was superb! The house is stately yet comfortable. The Victorian decor is charming and warm. The innkeepers, Marla and Joe, are both friendly, generous, accomodating, and interesting. (We had many stimulating conversations.) The room that I occupied was spacious and comfortable. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and will recomment TQR to all my friends.
5 on November 06, 2007
The Queen's Residence provides a beautiful, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere for its guests with some very special touches. The breakfast is absolutely delicious and the innkeepers are careful to inquire about dietary limitations. The rooms look like they could be lifted from the pages of an antiques decorating magazine. They also provide comfort, space, and privacy. Ut was a very pleasant experience.
5 on October 22, 2007
Joe and Maila were wonderful hosts. My husband and I felt completely pampered. The breakfasts were wonderful.
5 on October 17, 2007
This bed and breakfast was outstanding.
4.8 on October 16, 2007
3.8 on October 08, 2007
This bed and breakfast exceeded my expectations.
5 on October 01, 2007
This bed and breakfast was outstanding.
4.8 on September 28, 2007
This bed and breakfast was outstanding.
4.4 on September 25, 2007
Veranda, courtyard, and garden area were a pleasant surprise.
5 on September 14, 2007
We had an excellent experience with Mr. & Mrs. Queen. Not only is the bed & breakfast unique & exquisite, but as innkeepers the Queen’s make the stay extremely comfortable.
5 on September 13, 2007
Had an extremely enjoyable stay Joe & Marla have a beautiful property with lovely bedrooms, lots of places to relas and excellent meals. They are very hospitable and so out of their way to ensure you have a great stay.
5 on September 01, 2007
Nestled on the very edge of a busy section of a major college town is a piece of a dream... a dream that you wish never ends. Whatever is out there in the world, you leave out there once you step inside The Queen's Residence. Joe and Marla open their home to you as if you were family, and their effervescent zeal for living and the celebration of life seaps into your very being, inspiring, and at the same time, relaxing you, so that you are at complete ease in their little wonderland. Sleep has never been so peaceful, be it in the majestic old beds with unspeakably luxurious sheets, or in the cool night breeze underneath the stars in the hammock, with fountains flowing all around and the nighttime serenade of sweet silence... enough to stir you, your thoughts, and the passion of your true love who you will hold on to so tightly once the magic of this place catches hold of you, arresting and with conviction, like a vice grip. Great care goes into ensuring that you are catered to, and cared for, with really nothing to worry about. Go out and about... there is much to see in that area... or stay in... you will not be disappointed. There is a free dance lesson given to guests of The Queen's Residence, a pleasant surprise, and something that will make you and your partner connect in an entirely different way. My wife and I absolutely enjoyed our stay there, and did not want to leave at all. It is time well spent, and you owe it to yourself to stay there!!