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Stanford, California
Reviewed July 20, 2016

First Street Garden Inn has now become my home-away-from-home while visiting my son at UofM! My family rented all 3 rooms in May 2013 for my son's UofM graduation, and we had a wonderful time being all together, enjoying leisurely family breakfasts with Kathy's delicious cooking, and relaxing on the front porch at the end of our busy days. I...

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London
Reviewed June 27, 2016

I stay in small hotels and B&Bs quite a lot, both for business and leisure, and this is one of the best I've come across. Kathy and Mike were wonderful hosts and the home cooked breakfasts were absolutely wonderful, so much better than in hotels or restaurants. The house was less than a 10 minute walk from the centre of...

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Urbana, IL
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,...

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Scotland
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,...

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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...

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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...

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Port Townsend, Washington
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
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...

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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...

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Boston, Massachusetts
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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about First Street Garden Inn

Address: 549 S 1st St, Ann Arbor, MI 48103-4947
Location: United States > Michigan > Ann Arbor
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
First Street Garden Hotel Ann Arbor
1st Street Garden Inn
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“2 lovely rooms each with their own bath.”
 of 5 bubbles DeborahFP, Jul 20, 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the Art Deco Room. It's the smallest and cheapest as far as I know. I chose it for the decor, which was authentic. Small, but sufficient.”
  • The Art Deco Room
 of 5 bubbles rob-mccolley, Nov 6, 2012 | Read review
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