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First Street Garden Inn

549 S. First Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
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Urbana, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

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,... More 

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Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

The 'First Street Garden Inn' is a lovely B&B run by its wonderful hosts, the amazing Cathy & Mike. They provide you with insider knowledge to Ann Arbour, Sempé cartoons in the bathroom and the best breakfast in the mid-west. The house is impeccable and our 'suite' consisted of a bed room and a sitting room that contained a dvd-player,... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

Accomodations are charming, comfortable and clean. Convenient location to downtown and the university. Hosts were very personable and eager to accomodate our every need. Breakfasts were yummy and ample. Hosts are a lovely couple with whom we enjoyed substantive conversations.And last but not least, Washtenaw ice cream is just around the corner! This is THE place to stay in Ann... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

I very much enjoyed my stay at this inn. The breakfast was delicious, the room was quaint, and best of all the hosts were wonderful. The location is also good- I walked myself to and from the downtown area both nights of my stay to enjoy dinner and people watching. They went so far as to drive me to my... More 

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Port Townsend, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

We stayed the weekend of the 2011 Street Art Fair. The city was crowded and we lucked into a room with Kathy. Excellent accommodations, conversations, breakfasts. Can't rec this inn highly enough.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

I stayed here alone while i was doing some work at the university.I felt like I was staying at home, there was a lovely lounge room as well as dining room. Also a tv room with soft couches and wireless Internet. Kathy made such delicious breakfasts and served up in so much style. I even spent time with her one... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2011

We were in Ann Arbor for a 5-day research trip, and needed to stay close to the university. This was an excellent option! Everything (downtown and UM central campus) was in walking distance. The Garden Inn is located in a peaceful, quiet residential neighborhood, and it was so nice to come back here every evening. The Inn is surrounded by... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2011

My wife and I had a wonderful two nights here recently. The place was convenient, comfortable, and well appointed. Cathy amd Mike could not have been nicer or more accomodating. Cathy's breakfasts are terrific. Great scones, fruit, coffee, fritattta, blueberry pancakes, etc were all wonderful. We recommend without hesitation!

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2011

I had a really good stay with Kathy and Mike. The room was excellent with a really nice sitting area. The shower turns into a small steam cabinet, which helped me get to sleep quite well, and breakfast was fabulous--Kathy makes delicious cheddar-chive scones and a fine omelet. I'll be back.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2010

I arrived late and the hosts were there with a hot home-made meal:-) The art-deco room was nicely decorated and very clean with an ensuite washroom and shower. I had a full breakfast the next day before heading out to town. My host gave me great recommendations for things to do and see in Ann Arbor that fit my schedule.... More 

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