Most B&Bs I know are tastefully furnished, but the Burnt Toast is fun and quirky too. And totally comfortable! There are places to kick off your shoes (please) and flop. I'd have felt at home if my home were as much fun to be in. Taking comfort to the max, the owner, Sarah, immediately made sure I had plenty of warm quilts on my bed and a place to set up my computer. (Yes, wi-fi is available throughout.)
The Burnt Toast's location is perfect--an easy walk to the town's many restaurants, shops, and the farmer's market--and go by quick public transit, bike, or drive to any part of the sprawling campus. The owner gives as much--or as little--advise as one would like on the area.
Similarly, one can socialize with the very interesting guests or not. Privacy is respected, but conversation easily available. None of the "forced friendliness" here that one finds is some B&Bs.
Except, of course, with the canine population! Do not come here if you don't like dogs. Big ones.
I stayed in the attic, which has a double bed and a day bed; a huge, warm, fabulous bathroom; eaves and artwork and kitsch galore. Stairs are steep, however.
If you need an accessible place, more space, and/or a gourmet kitchen, the owner has another property around the corner that is stunning inside and out. I believe it is accessible, but check with the owner.
I've not stayed at another property in Ann Arbor, so I cannot compare. However, I know I could not find a better place for my particular temperament. If you think yours is similar, stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Ann Arbor's historic Old West Side, just three short blocks west of Main Street, The Burnt Toast Inn is walking distance to everything -- downtown shopping and dining, University of Michigan central campus and athletic events. Relaxed atmosphere; beautiful, comfortable amenities such as down and 100% cotton linens; natural/organic breakfast. Free wireless internet. Friendly dogs. Whole house rental available. The Burnt Toast Inn houses an antique / art gallery, featuring primarily Japanese art. ... more less
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- Burnt Toast Inn Ann Arbor, Michigan