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The Queen's Residence

220 South Huron Street , Ypsilanti, MI 48197 USA (Show map)
4.9
154 Reviews
$119 - $145
per night

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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.

Rooms & Rates

The Newton Suite

This suite includes a bedroom, a sitting room, and a private bath. This charming room is decorated in a William Morris motif wallpaper and features a full size brass and iron bed. The accompanying sitting room is perfect for a romantic glass of wine or relaxing with a favorite movie. If you are traveling with a relative or friend, the sitting room doubles as an extra bedroom. The built- in bed is reminiscent of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello!

Additional person $10.00 Extra

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

Nightly Rate: $109 - $125

The Queen Room

The Queen Room The Queen Room is the largest of our guest rooms. It is light and airy with four large windows and overlooks the back courtyard. This room is full of Victorian charm! The room features a king size bed that is dressed in luxurious cotton linens . There is a marble-top Eastlake dresser and “commode”. Two large wingback chairs and a tea table provide a comfy seating area in which to relax with a nice bottle of wine. The room has the perfect ambience for a romantic evening.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $155

The Barnard Room

This room features a new ensuite bathroom with a two-person shower. An electric fireplace set into an antique mantel and grate is the perfect setting for a romantic evening. The Eastlake settee completes the scene! There is a lovely full size oak bed facing the fireplace. Just off the bedroom is a delightful period sewing room.

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $145

Gibson Suite

The Gibson Suite has a private staircase with an entrance by the back door. The sitting room features a vaulted ceiling with a skylight. Together with multiple windows, this room is extremely light and airy and has views of the back gardens. The bedroom has a massive queen size bed outfitted with down and Egyptian cotton for ultimate luxury. The suite has the charm and elegance country French. There is a overstuffed loveseat and armchair as well as a small table and chairs which makes this a perfect room for work or pleasure. There is an ensuite bathroom with a luxury shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $150

Hoag Room

Bold, opulent and dramatic best describes the Hoag room from the massive king sleigh bed to the ceiling to floor drapes and crystal chandelier. This spacious room is done in rich oranges, browns and golds with massive artwork gracing the walls. There is a three person art deco down sofa as well as a comfy arm chair giving the room enough seating to entertain a few guests or to relax upon while reading or watching television. The private entrance to the veranda is a special bonus. There is an impressive 1800’s barrel roll top desk which makes this a perfect room for pleasure or business.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $145

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Reviews

Overall
4.9

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

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154 Reviews

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Orphan Car Show

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!


our home away from home

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.


Took a chance,not disapointed.

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.


Relaxing and Elegant

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.


A "must see" if you're ever in the area

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!!


A Time-Treasured Experience – Cherished Memories

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!


Can't Ask for More

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.


Gracious and Elegant Getaway

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..


Wonderful place to stay

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!


Always a pleasure

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!


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Location

Location Type

Airport, City, Downtown, Suburban

Airport

Detroit, MI (DTW-Wayne County) 12 miles

Directions to property:

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).

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

Urban Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Golfing, Hiking trails

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Policies

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

Terms and Conditions

  • 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 7 - 9 am
  • Serving Location: courtyard, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , as needed


Details

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

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