The Queen's Residence

220 South Huron Street , Ypsilanti, MI 48197 USA (Show map)

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Welcome...Located in downtown historic Ypsilanti, The Queen’s Residence B& B, is Southeastern Michigan's most elegant, yet affordable, Bed and Breakfast. The inn’s location is ideally situated in the Ann Arbor area for University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University visitors and parents as well as the Detroit Metro Airport. The exclusive amenities make The Queen's Residence popular for getaway weekends as well as for business travelers. This inn is unique in that it houses an authentic colonial traveler’s tavern from New England, originally purchased by Henry Ford for Greenfield Village. The Wild Turkey Tavern, as it is named, is open by appointment only.

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Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Anniversary at the Queen's Residence

4.8 on August 25, 2016

Our stay at the Queen's Residence was wonderful! Marla and Joe were very friendly and more than accommodating. They met our every need and went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable. The location of The residence was very close to downtown Ypsalanti and Ann Arbor making it close for many activities for us to enjoy. Our room was very clean, comfortable, and inviting. We especially liked the warm and spacious shower. Breakfast was outstanding. Many ingredients purchased for the breakfast were supplied by the local co-op and tasted so fresh and delicious. The coffee bar and homemade cookies were great for an extra snack in the afternoon and the stocked beverage refrigerator for guests was perfect for us when we were thirsty post-dinner time. We had a great stay for our anniversary. We will be back.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for celebrating your third anniversary with us, especially since you have little ones! We love introducing people to the B & B experience, and it sounds like you were not disappointed. We are so glad that you are planning a return visit. As you mentioned, the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area has lots to offer for people looking for a getaway, especially for foodies! Thanks for all you nice comments.


Wonderful acccomodations in Yipsilanti

4.8 on August 23, 2016

My husband and I stayed at The Queen's Residence in August 2016 while visiting Ann Arbor, which is just a short drive away. The B&B is lovely. The gardens are relaxing and the porch that connected to our room was wonderful for morning coffee. The breakfast food is taken seriously by the owners and is quite delicious. The rooms were clean and the bedding comfortable. The house if period and Marla can really decorate. I would definitely recommend this B&B for anyone visiting the area. The Queens Residence is exactly why you stay at a B&B. - Thanks Marla & Joe

Innkeeper Response
I hope others considering a trip to Ann Arbor will take a cue from you and stay at The Queen's Residence. We are only seven miles east of Ann Arbor. Ypsilanti offers a small town experience, as opposed to the larger city of Ann Arbor. With that being said, there are several notable restaurants within walking distance to the inn. Thank you for your compliments about our inn. We are so glad you had a relaxing and positive experience here.


Great place to make memories while in Michigan

5 on August 08, 2016

My daughter and I discovered The Queen's Residence last year and returned this summer when we were in town for a Highland dance competition. The rooms are charming, the breakfast scrumptious, and Marla and Joe provide personal and gracious attention!

Innkeeper Response
It was so fun to have you back and to see your daughter in her Highland dance costume. Did you see the posting on our Facebook page? We hope to see you again next year!


Ideal in every way!

5 on June 28, 2016

My stay at the Queen's Residence was for a women's retreat facilitated by a wonderful author. The experience was unquestionably enhanced because of the beautiful environment, inside and out! Each detail of this Inn is exquisite and deserves to be savored. And speaking of savoring; The food was wonderful and the warmth and hospitality of Innkeepers, Marla and Joe, added to the lovely retreat experience. I cannot recommend this Inn highly enough...for any purpose to treat and inspire yourself, your family or friends, or your business team. This will be an investment in time and money well spent!

Innkeeper Response
That was a great retreat and I was so glad to be a participant as well as hostess. One of the benefits of being an innkeeper is that you are exposed to so many types of people and have the opportunity to grow as in this case with the women's retreat. I hope other groups see your review and decide to hold their retreats or meetings here. There inn has good energy!


We Love The Queen's Residence!

5 on June 13, 2016

You can't go wrong here!!! Absolutely everything is done to perfection, comfort, and luxury. Clean, clean, clean. Breakfast is fabulous! This is probably our 4th or more stay here and we always stay in the Hoag room. Have family that lives nearby and we would rather come here after fun with the family for the quiet and pampering. This stay we had fill in innkeepers as Marla and Joe were out of town. Marilyn and Bob did a FABULOUS job! If we were newbies, we would have never known that they were not the owners. They took care of us like it was their own. You are in good hands here, no matter who is in charge. Will be back in July! Can't wait.

Innkeeper Response
It is not easy to leave your inn in someone else's care, so to get this kind of glowing review on behalf of our inn sitters, Marilyn and Bob, makes me feel much more at ease. Thank you for being loyal guests!


Excellent Stay

5 on June 07, 2016

Stayed one night at the Queen's Residence in the Gibson Suite -- had a fantastic stay! Suite was comfortable and tastefully decorated -- we really appreciated the separate sitting room -- great for relaxing! We happened to be the only people staying at the house that night so had full access and privacy to all sitting areas and porches on the main floor -- even if there had been more guests at the time; however, there are so many different areas to relax in that you would still definitely be able to be alone -- or socialize -- whatever your preference! Breakfast was excellent as well -- yogurt, granola, fresh fruit, bacon & banana nut french toast. Didn't meet Joe & Marla as they were on vacation but the stand-in hosts, Bob & Marilyn, took great care to ensure our stay was enjoyable, and they were also very knowledgable about the house and its history which we found very interesting! Would definitely come back. Gardens are beautiful!

Innkeeper Response
Hopefully you will come back so we can meet you! I asked Marilyn for that recipe by the way. We are glad you enjoyed your room and the other areas of the inn. We are blessed to have such good inn sitters!


Fantastic!!!!

5 on May 14, 2016

My stay at the Queen’s Residence was fantastic. An impromptu visit to Ann Arbor with my mother and sister was delightful. I have stayed in many different B&Bs across the country and I feel this was truly the best one I’ve ever experienced. I would highly recommend The Queen’s Residence. Marla and Joe are very welcoming to their home. The guest rooms are beautifully decorated, the beds very comfortable and the bathrooms very modern. Marla’s breakfasts are delicious, truly gourmet. A tour of the historic tavern was a real treat. I was the one that felt like a Queen at The Queen’s Residence!!

Innkeeper Response
We use to use the tag line, "prepare to be pampered" because we make it our mission to provide a relaxing, quality experience for all of our guests. Every one likes to be treated like a queen once in awhile, so I am so glad that you felt you were. A good night sleep in a comfortable bed sure doesn't hurt either!


The perfect "home away from home" for your getaway!

5 on March 19, 2016

My husband and I stayed here in the Hoag room for two nights while exploring Ann Arbor. We loved everything about our experience. The room was gorgeous and immaculately maintained. Marla prepared hot gourmet breakfasts for us each morning. Joe and Marla were both friendly and helpful, with good recommendations for restaurants and lots of great stories. Make sure you ask to see the old tavern downstairs if you visit! As a young couple this was our first "bed and breakfast" trip, and now we're worried Joe and Marla may have spoiled us so much that no other place will ever measure up.

Innkeeper Response
You are always welcome to come back here! I love turning newbies (first time B & B goers) onto the B & B experience, so I am delighted that I made two new converts.


Weekend Getaway

4.8 on March 01, 2016

My husband and I came to the Queen's Residence for a weekend getaway. The house is beautiful, and the breakfast is amazing! We were able to see Ypsilanti as well as Ann Arbor, we had a great time!

Innkeeper Response
The B & B experience is catching on with the millennials, as your stay with us attests to. We are so glad you gave it a try and had a good time. Please come again and I'll cook another "amazing" breakfast for you.


A Home Away from Home

5 on January 31, 2016

This place is amazing! We literally forgot about all of our stress and worries during our stay. The entire home is pristine and immaculate, no dirt or dust anywhere. The owners were very nice and professional and breakfast was better than a 5 star restaurant. When you stay here you'll feel like your in a different era. So cozy. We will be back! I'd recommend this B&B to everyone.

Innkeeper Response
The reason I decided to have a B & B is for the exact reason you said. Whenever I go to one, I too, forgot my stress and worries! Everyone wants assurance that the place they choose to stay will be clean, so I truly appreciate your comment about the cleanliness of our inn. More than anything else you said, however, I love, love, love the part about my breakfast being better than a 5 star restaurant! How could I not love this job when I get a compliment like that? Thanks so much. When can we expect to see you again?


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Rooms & Rates

D. Newton Suite

This is a second floor room

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

E. Barnard Room

This is a second floor room with a queen size bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

C. GIbson Suite

This is a seconf floor suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

A. Queen Suite

This is a second floor room

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

B. Hoag Room

This is a groung floor room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location

Location Type

Airport, Downtown

Airport

Detroit, MI (DTW-Wayne County) 12 miles

Directions to property:

From the West: Follow I-94 E to exit 183 (Downtown Ypsilanti/Huron Street). Turn LEFT onto Huron Street going north. Turn left at the 3rd stoplight, Catherine Street. Turn right down the alley behind The Queen’s Residence (just after the brick wall). From the East: Follow I-94 W to exit 183 (Downtown Ypsilanti/Huron Street). Turn RIGHT onto Huron Street going north. Turn left at the 3rd stoplight, Catherine Street. Turn right down the alley behind The Queen’s Residence (just after the brick wall). From the South: 1) Follow I-275 N to I-94 W, continue with directions from the east. 2) Follow US 23 N to I-94 E, continue with directions from the west. From the North: 1) Follow I-275 S to I-94 W, continue with directions from the east. 2) Follow US 23 S to I-94 E, continue with directions from the west.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Water park, Greenfield Village, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Original 1700's Travlers Tavern, Bricked in Court Yard, Wireless internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Single bed in suite
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's stay or credit card guarantee
  • Cancellations: Reservations can be cancelled seven days prior to your reservation although there will be a $25.00 handling fee. Any Cancellation within 72 hours of arrival will be charged the full amount unless we are able to re-book the room.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Joe and Marla Queen

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Joe has been ballroom dancing for six years. He has competed pro-am in several competitions. Marla and her friend, Nancy Harrington, were the proprietors of a Victorian afternoon tea business, Pastime and Time Past, which operated out of the Queens Residence

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: between 8 - 9:30am
  • Serving Location: courtyard, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian as needed