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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.

Reviews

Overall
4.9

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

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Wonderful!

5 on March 29, 2015

My wife travels for business a lot and has the hotel experience down. I always try to set up our getaways without the hotel "feel" so that it's relaxing. I came across The Queen's Residence while searching online, and to our amazement it was the best search I've done in a long time! Marla and Joe the Innkeepers, were absolutely superb, welcoming us just like family. The residence as well as our room, the Hoag Room, was beautifully appointed to the T. Breakfast the following morning was outstanding, every accommodation was made for gluten free exceptions and allergies right down to the cookies Marla made special for my wife!! I would highly recommend Queen's Residence and be sure to check out the turn of the century tavern, we will be going back...soon!! John & Suzette

Innkeeper Response
It gives us great pleasure to know we made the grade given the fact that Suzette travels so much and has a wide base of comparison. We pride ourselves on making sure no one goes away hungry even if there are dietary restrictions to consider. We are so happy you enjoyed yourselves. We look forward to your return visit. Thanks for the glowing review! Marla Queen, owner/innkeeper


Another Wonderful Visit

5 on March 09, 2015

My husband and I spent another lovely night at the Queen's Residence. We've been guests here a few times before and always spend time in the living room with friends who travel with us. Unlike some innkeepers, Marla and Joe don't make pests of themselves -- they are the perfect hosts in this beautiful bed & breakfast! The home is gorgeous without being stuffy. I'm sure we'll be back!

Innkeeper Response
We are so glad our inn has worked out well for you and your friends. We try to "read" our guests to judge our level of interaction, so it appears we were on target with you. Obviously, when you come as a group the whole point is to visit with each other. Our job is just to make sure you have everything you need. Maybe the third couple will be able to join you again for the next visit! Marla Queen, owner/innkeeper


Wonderful Weekend

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!

Innkeeper Response
Great! We are so glad you had fun and can't wait to see you again next year.


anniversary

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!

Innkeeper Response
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your return visit!


EXQUISITE!

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!!!!

Innkeeper Response
Great, another convert! Hope to see you again soon.


5 Stars

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

Innkeeper Response
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.


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!

Innkeeper Response
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.


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.

Innkeeper Response
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!


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.

Innkeeper Response
Wow, zero negatives. Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed the area as well as the B & B. We hope to see you again.


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.

Innkeeper Response
So glad you enjoyed the cookies and your time in Ypsilanti. I'll make different ones next time you come!


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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: $124 - $140

Nightly Rate: $124 - $140

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: $134 - $155

Nightly Rate: $134 - $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: $124 - $140

Nightly Rate: $124 - $140

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: $134 - $155

Nightly Rate: $134 - $155

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: $134 - $155

Nightly Rate: $134 - $155

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

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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


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Special Package

Romance Packages

What could be better for the frosty Michigan winter we are having than “defrosting” in front of a roaring fire in the Wild Turkey Tavern. The Wild Turkey Tavern is an original 1700’s travelers’ tavern located in our lower level which is just oozing with romantic atmosphere. We have a special table waiting for you in front of the wood burning fireplace and blazing candles for just the right ambience for a quiet, romantic dinner for two. The menu offering is traditional tavern fare: Shepherd’s Pie, salad, corn muffin, dessert, and beverages. Package Price: $125.00 per couple. Call to book this special with your room reservation

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Details

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

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