Inn on Ferry Street Hotel

, Detroit, United States
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Inn on Ferry Street Hotel

, Detroit
84 East Ferry Street - Detroit - Michigan - 48202 - United States 313-871-6000
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Highly Recommend it!

from lookforbest
This was our best trip to Detroit ever, thanks to the Inn on Ferry Street. A very charming place in a great location. Rooms and service were great. They shuttled us downtown to Theatre for free and we took a cab back. We walked to the museum next door. Drove to some cool restaurants minutes away. Breakfast at Inn was just OK and coffee was weak. But other then that, I would highly recommend this for anyone going to Detroit!
Much prefer this over anyplace downtown.

Great - Going Again

from Patty34
I'll be in Detroit again soon, and plan to stay at this wonderful, quaint and charming hotel again. First of all, the staff were terrific - got me to my court case on time in the free shuttle, and were always friendly and knowledgeable about local attractions. One afternoon, I took a walk around the neighborhood, which boasted several museums and a university, among attractions. The hotel itself was clean and my room was large and comfortable. I highly recommend this hotel. You will thoroughly enjoy the delicious and large free breakfast buffet. That would make this hotel worth five stars alone.


from suzieh1
I stayed here in November, 2004. Wanted a change from the usual hotels I stay at in Detroit. What a wonderful, pleasant experience. The staff was very courteous. Rooms were clean. Loved the breakfast in the morning with the fresh fruit and make your own waffles. I would definately recommend this Inn to everyone. One added perk ----- they deliver fresh homemade chocolate chip cookies to your room in the afternoon. Made you feel very "at home"

Wonderful surprise

from A TripAdvisor Member
We were thrilled to find such a wonderful hotel in Detroit for a recent weekend visit. The rooms were clean, comfortable, and had far more charm and character than a large chain hotel. It is in easy walking distance of several museums and other attractions, and the shuttle service was great. Pleasant, courteous staff. We'll stay there on our next visit.

Great Place, One Caveat

from ignatz
I echo the previous comments about excellent beds, extremely friendly and helpful staff, uniqueness and charm. These homes are very well-built and have been impressively restored. My wife and I have stayed in many older, urban "B&B" type properties. Some are noisy but The Inn homes are well insulated and Ferry St. had very little car traffic. We were in a top floor king room so I can't opine as to whether you can hear squeaky floors above you if you're on a lower floor--my guess is no. In all, it's a great place for a good night's sleep.

I asked to see my room before I checked in and ended up taking a mini-tour of about five empty rooms in three of the homes, plus the Carriage House. The employee giving the tour had been on staff for three days and was happy to accomodate since she herself had not yet seen all of the rooms. It's worth repeating that the staff is really great. I checked in at about 1:00 P.M., so maybe don't expect the full tour I got if you show up at 6:00 along with everybody else who is checking in.

My only negative comment is that if you expect a hotel "suite" to have a spacious bathroom, you'll likely be disappointed here. Only one room that I saw had a larger bathroom with a jacuzzi tub--the rest were small bathrooms typical of a home built in the late 1800's. The bathrooms are very nicely appointed, however, with tiled floors and modern fixtures. Plenty of hot water and shower pressure on the third floor. Definitely a one-person-at-a-time bathroom, however, since there's nowhere to set a shaving kit except on the toilet seat.

I thought the rooms in the main homes looked slightly nicer than the two in the Carriage House. The staff says they will only fill both Carriage House rooms simultaneously if the parties are together because you share the bath, so, if nobody is in the other room you can potentially have the Carriage House to yourself.

The breakfast is nice, however the dining area is a bit cramped when busy, considering it is self-serve. The Inn is very fairly priced for what you get. I wouldn't try to compare this to The Townsend because they're two totally different animals, both excellent in their own way. The Inn almost has more the feel of a large B&B. Don't let my bathroom speech dissuade you if that's not a big deal to you, since there's nothing else I could find about The Inn that's even close to a negative. The "flop house" reviewer is full of it--where did you stay? We'll be back.

Great Independent Hotel

from RioFan26
Great place, clean, well appointed rooms; a hotel with style and feels like home. Only drawback, last time I was there they didn't have high speed internet, if I remember correctly.

Most confrtable bed I ever slept in

from Heather1RN
I stayed there on business on 8/19/04. It is 8 minutes from downtown and the Inn has a shuttle. The room was very nice and the Bed was perfect. The staff was friendly. The continental breakfast included make your own fresh waffles, fruit, and shelled hot eggs, among the usual stuff. All was fresh and presented well. Paper delivered to room (USA Today) and NY Times free at breakfast. I was sorry I wasn't on vacation so I could have spent more time there. I can't wait to go back, a true Detroit plus near Wayne University and all the Museums.

Charming!! Will be back!!

from A TripAdvisor Member
A wonderful experience!!! Friendly personnel!! Great breakfast with fresh berries and melons! Free shuttle service and parking! The room was furnished with arts and crafts style and we even had an outdoor furnished porch!! Would definitely stay again - than the downtown hotels!!

t wait to enjoy again!

from zack_p_585
Was not sure if we were going to spend the night in Detroit originally, but did some research the night before. When we decided to stay I gave them a call sat night at 8pm, they still had a room left! They were very nice on the phone and gave us directions from where we were. When we got their, I just wanted the basic room 99.00 which they were out of but upgraded us to the king suite for the same price! They also had complementary star buck’s HOT coffee, tea and fruit in the dinning room next to check in! The room was excellent and included free DSL line and Cd's to listen to. Then bed was unbelievably comfortable, I wanted to take it home with us. If you are looking for a regular hotel this is not it. If you want a step above for the same price, then I highly recommend this hotel.

Never had a better sleep - and in Detroit... who knew!

from A TripAdvisor Member
wow! after all Detroit is doing to make itself presentable for the 2006 Super Bowl out comes the hidden elegance of The Inn on Ferry Street.

Fantastic stay with an awesome continental breakfast and a great view of the city!

i had an great time enjoying the Detroit Arts Festival and many restaurants around the greatly improved midtown, all within walking distance.

Every room is different!
I had an opportunity to go on a tour of the place and all the rooms are inviting and all based in the historic era of 1800s

the mattresses are the best i have ever slept on the employees told me that they went out and bought some for themselves!

This is truly a place i would go back to!

Top Local Tips for Detroit

Musems Detroit has wonderful musuems in Midtown. Check out the (soon to be) newly renovated DIA, and also our new museum of contemporary art, the MOCAD. For kids, there is a great science museum and for history buffs, check out the Detroit Historical Musem and the African American History Museum.

comerica park go between april and september and watch a game, good fun!

Downtown People Mover Great way to see the downtown Detroiot area. Greektown restaurants are wonderful. Astoria Bakery is incredible. Detroit Beer Company (brewery) on Broadway was fun. Don't bother with the Casino - too much else to do !!!

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