We stayed in the Carriage House Suite because we needed space for our daughter and ourselves. The separate bedroom in the suite was perfect. The décor and accommodations are excellent overall. The mattress on our bed was very nice; the sofa bed mattress was typical for a sofa bed. Kim and Jim are wonderful hosts, and the breakfasts are delicious and filling. Our reason for staying in Chelsea was to attend parent's orientation at the University of Michigan and to move our daughter into her dorm. Chelsea is well-located for a visit to U of M, and we have already booked a return stay in a smaller room for Parent's weekend. We found we should have done so earlier (probably months ago), but fortunately there was still availability for Thursday night (since only the Friday activities were highly interesting to us; we are not Michigan alumni...).
We ate dinner at the Common Grill one evening, and it fully lived up to its excellent reviews and our expectations. We will be back there, too! Zou Zou's and the 52 Barbecue were also delicious.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 1880 Victorian Bed & Breakfast, Trip Advisor Circle of Excellence Award winner & the only lodging located in downtown Chelsea, blends historic charm & elegance with modern amenities essential to travelers: private baths, Free WIFI, AC, Cable TV, parking, premium room amenities and hearty breakfast, within walking distance to all cultural activities, The Purple Rose Theatre & Common Grill Restaurant. Cyclist friendly. Minutes to Ann Arbor and the U of Michigan. ... more less