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

The longest stayers

5 on November 08, 2017

My wife and I stayed at The Queens Residence from 10 – 23 October and became their “longest stayers”. Marla and Joe are warm and welcoming making you feel more like family than paying guests. It’s the kind of place where after dinner you can change into pyjamas (they provide sumptuous robes) and slippers and sit in front of a roaring fire and read a good book or as in most evenings during our stay have interesting conversations with the other guests. This is a place people return to. Many return for birthdays and anniversaries or just to visit friends and relatives. The house is beautiful the photographs on the website do not do it justice. The rooms are richly furnished, the beds extremely comfortable so a good night’s sleep is assured. The marvellous breakfasts will set you up for the day and if you need a place for dinner there are fifty eateries within a mile. Downtown Ypsilanti is a five minute walk, along a well lit road, where there are at least five restaurants, including an Italian and a Vietnamese. We would recommend this exceptional B&B to anyone needing accommodation in this corner of Michigan.

Queen's Residence

5 on October 03, 2017

Lovely B&B with wonderful innkeepers who make you feel right at home in their lovely residence. Breakfast was excellent and sufficiently filling to last most of the day.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the personal compliment. It is good to know that breakfast was both good and sustaining. Hope to see you again.

- Marla Queen (innkeeper)

5 star September 26-27, 2017 Stay!

5 on October 01, 2017

You could not find more considerate hosts than Marla and Joe Queen. We appreciated the way they tried to accommodate us in our needs. The breakfast food was simply delicious. We would choose this B&B again. The house and its history is also very interesting. David and Velda Rohrer

Innkeeper Response
Thanks David and Velda! Since you met your sister and her husband here for a weekend get-together, I am so glad that the space worked out for you. Your card games and dominoes looked like such fun! Hopefully sister #3 can join you on your next venture. Marla Queen

- Marla Queen (innkeeper)

Exquisite Ellegance

5 on September 26, 2017

My stay with Marla and Joe was exceptional. Their lovely home, built in 1865, is lovingly restored and furnished with high end antiques and modern touches. The rain head shower was a must after being out in the humidity all day. Individual controls for the AC assured that each person could be comfortable. The king size bed was comfortable and the linens soft and inviting. Marla's breakfasts were excellent. She is most accommodating with time schedules. For the early risers there is always fruit, yogurt, and granola with the full breakfast starting later. I hope to someday come and stay with them again!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your lovely comments about the inn and my breakfasts. Pointing out specifics such as the shower and linens is helpful to potential new guests. We hope to see you again!

- Marla Queen (innkeeper)

Queen's Residence

4.8 on September 25, 2017

Beautiful inn with charming innkeepers who do everything possible to make your stay enjoyable,

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the personal compliment! Marla Queen, innkeeper

- Marla Queen (innkeeper)

A Royal Stay with a Comfy Feel

5 on September 15, 2017

Staying with Marla and Joe you are welcomed into a home of aesthetic appeal, graciousness, and culinary delight. The home and gardens are beautifully maintained and is a wonderful place to stay and relax. The attention to detail is fantastic. This is our repeat stay and we enjoyed a marvelous breakfast out in the garden with the sounds of a beautiful water element. Our bedroom included a small anti room where our son slept. Comfy, soothing, and everything you need after a long day's travel, The Queen's Residence is excellent and is a great place to call home when yu are visiting the area. Thanks again for a terrific stay!

More than B&B! We feel like home!

5 on September 04, 2017

The Queen's Residence is just close to perfection! Clean, confortable, spacious, very well decorated, wonderful bedrooms and delicious breakfast, everything with a twist of history! But above all, what we get from Marla and Joe is a true sense that we are welcomed in their home. Thanks again for your huge hospitality! Paulo and Gabriel Felix

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the accolades! We loved having Gabriel, who is an Eastern Michigan University student from Brazil, stay with us before school started. He is just a delight! Hopefully, we will see you both again. Marla Queen

- Marla Queen, owner (innkeeper)

Fit for a queen.

4.8 on August 14, 2017

Wonderful two night stay. Lovely owners. Excellent gourmet breakfasts. Would definitely recommend.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for staying with us. We are glad you had a good time!

- Marla Queen, owner (innkeeper)

I was so happy we chose this B & B

5 on August 01, 2017

This elegant historical home is on a beautiful street, safe to go for a pleasant walk to admire other architectural beauties, and conveniently close to shops and restaurants and parks.

Innkeeper Response
We are happy you chose our B & B too! Ypsilanti is one of the largest historic districts in Michigan so there are many beautiful historic homes here. We are just three blocks away from downtown shops and restaurants, which makes for an easy walk after a busy day of sight seeing or playing in the area. Marla Queen, innkeeper

- Marla Queen, owner (innkeeper)

Beautiful, historic brick home with lovely gardens.

5 on July 26, 2017

Lovely property, enjoyed interacting with owners who live onsite. Chose an upstairs suite at the back of the house to avoid street noise. Slept in a wonderful bed, very quiet, would highly recommend. Excellent coffee and breakfast.

Innkeeper Response
A quiet good night's sleep is important. especially for travelers not sleeping in their own beds, so thanks for mentioning that. Our coffee is fair trade (Equal Exchange). We buy it from our local food co-op and it is called Love Buzz; perfect for a B & B, don't you think?

- Marla Queen (innkeeper)

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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 , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $155 - $169

E. Barnard Room

This is a second floor room with a queen bed.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $159

C. GIbson Suite

This is a second floor suite with a queen bed

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $179

A. Queen Suite

This is a second floor room with a king bed

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

Nightly Rate: $185 - $199

B. Hoag Room

This is a ground floor room with a king bed

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $189

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Location Type

Airport, Downtown, Urban


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, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Bath robes, Board games, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, TV, VCR, Videos, Walk to mass transit, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 4:00 to 6:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Vernada or Courtyard only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Newyon Suite only
  • Childcare Provided: No No child care on site.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No We can help arange a kennel
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Cancellations: Reservations can be cancelled seven days prior to your reservation although there will be a $25.00 handling fee. Any Cancellation within 7 days of arrival will be charged the full amount unless we are able to re-book the room.
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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 8 - 9:30am
  • Serving Location: courtyard, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian as needed

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