Kathy is a retired high school french teacher. We didn't meet the husband, but he seems to be an alderman.
There was a party in the living room when we arrived. When we returned from dinner, everyone was gone, and Kathy had left a bottle of Taylor sherry & two glasses, plus some nibbles of sweets. Taylor sherry is cheap, but I think it's excellent. These are the little touches that can increase customer satisfaction without costing much. I appreciate them.
The room was cozy, and enough for us. We didn't hear anyone else. The bathroom suited our needs. We liked the style.
For breakfast Kathy baked Heather a delicious fruit torte. For presentation & ingenuity, it's probably the best B&B breakfast experience we've had. (I prefer something low fat, simple grains, yogurt, fruit ... the basics.)
Street parking was no problem. We walked easily to downtown, just a few blocks away.
We tried to stay here again but it was booked, so we stayed at Cadgwith Too (which was fine). We tried to stay here again AGAIN, but it was booked. So we stayed at Casa del Sol (which was not fine).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- First Street Garden Inn of Ann Arbor has many comfortable antiques, original hardwood floors, decorative woodwork, and stained glass windows. It is fully air-conditioned and the vintage home offers a cozy, romantic blend of past and present. A piano, stereo, and afternoon tea are available in addition to the breakfast provided and the free dedicated WIFI. Our two guest rooms provide a comfortable, home-like visit for our guests. The innkeepers are long-time Ann Arbor residents who can help you find just the activities you want during your trip to Ann Arbor. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- 1st Street Garden Inn
- First Street Garden Hotel Ann Arbor
- First Street Garden Inn Ann Arbor, Michigan