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The Queen's Residence

220 South Huron Street , Ypsilanti, MI 48197 USA (Show map)
140 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

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

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

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

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

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Services5.0
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Dining4.9

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Loved it!

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).

The best place to stay near Ann Arbor

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.

Best B&B ever!

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!!!

We were treated like royalty!

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!

Felt RIght at Home!

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!

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Location Type

Airport, City, Downtown, Suburban


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

Inn Details

Establishment type

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

On-site amenities

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

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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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Limited
  • Suitable For Children: 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.



Joe and Marla Queen

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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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  • 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

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

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