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

New Year's Eve

5 on January 03, 2017

We have a group of friends that we celebrate New Years with every year. This year we chose Queens Residence in Ypsilanti, Mi and it was wonderful! The Inn Keepers chose a couple of 'stand ins' for them because they normally close the Inn over the holidays, Bob & Marilyn were soooo great! We had a wonderful time. Everything was perfect. Phil & Marsha DeVergilio

Innkeeper Response
Fantastic! It is hard to leave the inn in someone else's hands, but we have complete faith in Bob and Marilyn. This is not the first "5 star" review they have earned for us and we could not appreciate them more, so thanks. We are happy that your group had a good time. Hopefully we will get a chance to host you ourselves some time.


Clean, Charming, Elegant, Comfortable!

5 on December 11, 2016

My best friend and I have stayed here a couple of times. It is SO wonderful. Beautifully and elegantly decorated and yet extremely comfortable! We rent the 2 rooms on the top floor and open the door in between and have our own 'apartment'. The breakfast is always AMAZING!! Joe and Marla are so kind and helpful. And, the little extras like home baked cookies, coffee, tea, sodas and top of the line bathroom amenities make this the PERFECT get away for any get away!

Innkeeper Response
You two are wonderful guests that we look forward to having. I know people are bonding and connecting when they don't even leave the inn for two days! The ability to open the door between the Queen and Newton Suites works great for girlfriend get-aways and family stays. We are delighted that you take advantage of this option. We look forward to your next visit!


Fantastic Stay!

5 on November 29, 2016

Our family stayed at the residence over Thanksgiving- everything was wonderful. The entire property is beautifully decorated and designed. The beds were comfortable, the rooms were immaculate, and the service was wonderful. We couldn't have asked for a better experience!

Innkeeper Response
We are glad that you found us and we certainly hope that this won't be your last stay with us! The reason that I am in this business is to provide memorable experiences and memories for people. It sounds like you won't forget yours. Thanks for your endorsement!


An 18 hour getaway

4.8 on November 01, 2016

We went to The Queen's Residence for an anniversary celebration and drove all of 10 minutes to get there--since we live in Ypsilanti. We had not known of it before this summer, and were delighted with how beautiful and cozy everything was. We had a bedroom and a sitting room, and a bathtub that was a treat to soak in. Marla and Joe were so hospitable and breakfast in the a.m. was wonderful. Highly recommend it for those who come far and not so far.

Innkeeper Response
We are always so thrilled when locals come stay with us! We are so glad you found us and that you chose to celebrate your anniversary with us. A night in a B & B is like a weeks' vacation even if it is in your home town.


Charming welcome with genuine hospitality

5 on October 23, 2016

We so enjoyed spending time in the early autumn in our cozy Gibson Suite and savoring the last warm days in Marla's and Joe's garden oasis. Relaxing with friends around the tables, enjoying the fountains and our hosts' genuine hospitality recharged us. Marla's gourmet breakfasts are extraordinary and we have met the nicest people at the Queen's Residence Inn. The Gibson Suite is charmingly decorated, a great place for a quiet read.

Innkeeper Response
I agree that we get the best guests ever! It is what makes this job so rewarding. The weather is turning colder now so we are glad you were here while you could still enjoy the gardens. Come back to see us again and I'll see what I can cook up! Marla Queen


Exceptional hospitality, elegance and serenity

5 on October 23, 2016

We loved our stay in the Gibson Suite. Marla and Joe offer exceptional hospitality, extending the warmest possible welcome. Whenever we open the back gate to their lovely garden, we can feel the stress roll off our shoulders! The elegant interiors, impeccably maintained, Marla's gourmet breakfasts and home baked welcome treats create extraordinary warmth. Relax in elegance and recharge and renew!

Innkeeper Response
I love what you said about opening the back gate and having your stress roll off your shoulders! The garden is our favorite room in nice weather, so I am glad others find it soothing as well. Thank you for your lovely compliments about the warmth and elegance of our inn. Marla Queen, owner/innkeeper


You won't be disappointed

5 on September 08, 2016

We had a very nice stay. Everything was clean, the bed was comfortable and breakfast was really nice each day.

Innkeeper Response
You hit all the points people want to know about: clean, comfortable and good food. Thanks! Marla Queen


A perfect place to stay, we've returned for a second visit and wouldn't look elsewhere for when we return

5 on September 06, 2016

This was our second visit and we would not look elsewhere for when we return to Ypsi to visit family. The location is perfect and convenient, the home and courtyard are charming, luxurious, and inviting. The room is perfectly appointed, like a luxury hotel but with the comfort of being home (if your home is spotless and well decorated). The innkeepers are so friendly and predict your every need.

Innkeeper Response
Oh good, we love it when people make our inn their "go to" place when visiting the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor area. It is fun for us to have repeaters that we get to know a bit more each time they come. Thank you for noting that our location is convenient (to shopping, dining, and the airport) and that the inn is luxurious. Marla Queen


Timeless elegance and exceptionally warm hospitality

5 on September 04, 2016

We loved our stay in the beautiful Hoag room. The Queen's Residence is a place of timeless elegance. The gourmet breakfast was out of this world; Marla's breakfasts rival of those of noted chefs. Marla and Joe welcome guests with exceptional warmth and graciousness. We were shamelessly pampered and The Queen's Residence Bed and Breakfast allowed us to relax and renew ourselves in a setting of gracious hospitality and style. An antiquer's paradise!

Innkeeper Response
Wow! I love that you rank me right up there with noted chefs! Thanks so much! Getting pampered is why a lot of people choose a B and B over a standard hotel. Please come back for some more pampering. Marla Queen, owner


Charming, romantic b and b

5 on September 04, 2016

We spent just one night at this lovely b and b while in route to another destination. The home is beautiful with so many special Victorian touches, and the breakfast was gourmet cooked by Marla herself. Our room, the Hoag room, was gorgeous with access to a veranda. Both Marla and Joe were welcoming and left no detail undone. We were traveling with my brother and wife. We all agreed our mistake was not staying longer! If you are looking for a romantic get away or traveling in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area, you'll have a wonderful stay!

Innkeeper Response
Well I guess you will all just have to come back! You did what many of our guests do; they spend a night with us on their way to northern Michigan. This is a great way to break up the trip. Many people stay with us on their return trip as well. As I know you all go to many B and B's, your compliments are very appreciated. Marla Queen, owner


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Rooms & Rates

D. Newton Suite

This is a second floor room with a queen bed and a twin bed

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

E. Barnard Room

This is a second floor room with a queen bed.

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

C. GIbson Suite

This is a second floor suite with a queen bed

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

A. Queen Suite

This is a second floor room with a king bed

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

B. Hoag Room

This is a ground floor room with a king bed

  • 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

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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.
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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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