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“Stately old place” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Inn on Ferry Street

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The Inn on Ferry Street
Ranked #1 of 33 Hotels in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence
Bath, Michigan
Level Contributor
18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Stately old place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013

The room was large, very clean, and well appointed. This ia a work in progress and you must realize it is not a 2013 new facility. Close to downtown Detroit and all the great venues Detroit offers. They have a free shuttle service to all of them. Free parking on sight too. Breakfast was well done but no meat offerings?? Sraff was pleasant. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Grass Valley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013

Wonderful 3-day stay! My room was charming, warm and spotless, service was perfect, Christmas decor lovely, and the breakfast a delightful & varied feast- from eggs to fruit to nut breads, waffles, yogurt, oatmeal, juices, coffees and teas. I travel a lot and this is my favorite B & B.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Inn is warm and welcoming, in a very good location, and the shuttle service is invaluable. For a visitor from London, the latter was a real plus. Shuttle driver/"junior historian" Steve is friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable, and made my visit all the better for an excursion to the Roostertail. The hotel's proximity to museums and the DIA, not to mention Hitsville USA, is a real asset. It's my second stay at the Inn, and I will come back there.

Room Tip: An upstairs room may have better light during winter afternoons. The lounge area in Pungs House was...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Adam W
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

The Inn on Ferry St is made up of 3 huge Victorian houses which were once student residences. The houses were to be demolished to become a parking lot but were saved by a non profit and turned into a comfortable and unique inn.

Our room was lovely, the breakfast was very good but best of all was a shuttle service which would take us anywhere and pick us up again while our car was safe at the inn. On our first night our driver took us to the Raven Lounge featured in "Detropia " and "Low Winter Sun". We had a great conversation with the owner who feels Detroit will rise again. When we had talked and listened to music and eaten great catfish, we were picked up and driven home. We used the shuttle every night which made dining so much easier.


The inn is 2 blocks from the Detroit Institute of Art and the Detroit History museum. There a few good restaurants nearby. Best of all it was a safe and comfortable place from which to explore Drtroit.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank iceheart
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

A comfortable set of vintage mansions in the heart of the cultural area of Detroit (walking distance to the Art Institute and History Museum) on a quiet side street. We got upgraded to suites, and it was a lovely room with a whirlpool!
No elevators, so make sure you can climb stairs. Nice breakfast included, and staff was very helpful and friendly.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Lansing
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

These buildings have been lovingly restored. No worries about staying in an 'older' facility - all the comforts of home with style, grace and friendly staff and fellow travelers.Close to attractions - DIA's backyard!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sao Paulo, SP
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

It's a lovely place, perfect if you're traveling as a couple. The room was clean and big enough to be comfortably. My wife and I stayed two nights we've slept very well and every morning we've had a nice breakfast waiting for us. It was a pleasant surprise.

Room Tip: They have shuttle service to lead you to the main places of detroit.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Inn on Ferry Street
Address: 84 East Ferry Street, Detroit, MI 48202
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Location: United States > Michigan > Detroit
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Detroit
#1 Family Hotel in Detroit
#2 Business Hotel in Detroit
#2 Romantic Hotel in Detroit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Inn on Ferry Street 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the East Ferry Street Historic District of Midtown Detroit, The Inn on Ferry Street sets the standard for elegant guest quarters and dedicated service. Just steps from the state’s finest museums, acclaimed Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University, the Inn is a relaxing change of pace from the standard business hotel. Consisting of four restored Victorian homes, and two carriage houses the Inn abounds in sophisticated luxury. Shuttle service to/from The Inn within five miles, parking, WiFi, bountiful breakfast buffet, welcome cookie and water and PressReader digital newspaper and magazine access are all complimentary amenities for guests in each of our forty rooms. ... more   less 
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