Ratings based on 530 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 out of 5
98% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Not a great room

Posted 22-Apr-2015
Thought the room / house would have style, but it basically looked like a Comfort Inn. NO Victorian style except for the exterior. Checked into one house, then had our room in another. It was freezing. Lots of steps. NO elevator.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Chatham NJ

What a wonderful place!

Posted 11-Apr-2015
Great breakfast. Helpful and friendly staff. Beautiful rooms with a lot of character. Good location for WSU, museums, eats and to get into the city. Hard not to be happy just being in those spaces. Look forward to returning as soon as we can.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveller

About my stay at The Inn on Ferry Street

Posted 9-Mar-2015
Pros: I loved the "Old World" flavor of the Inn and Guest rooms. Really was like stepping back in time to when craftmenship was done by hand and not robotic
Cons: If I had know I would have reserved a 1st floor and not the 3rd floor walkup I ended up with. The wool carpets need to be updated in the rooms. Very
Location: Had the opportunity while staying in Detroit to test the local food establishments and high on the list to try was Seldons. Actually did not end up e
Overall a very enjoyable experience with a realistic price. Location to Wayne State University a real plus. Staff was exceptional all the way down to the shuttle drivers. By the way the shuttle access a hugh plus to the entire experience. Safety first and took us everywhere we wanted to go and waiting outside the door when we were ready to return.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Brooklyn

A perfect place to stay in Motor City

Posted 21-Jan-2015
LOVED everything about this serene little spot near the University: the neighborhood, the staff, the sweet suite we were upgraded to, the breakfast that was included and especially the delicious cookie that awaited us in our room when we arrived. Really, look no further.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travellers
by A verified traveller

Great Hotel!

Posted 20-Jan-2015 on Hotels.com
This is one of the best hotels I've ever stayed at! I spent two nights at the Inn on Ferry St for while I was interviewing at Wayne St. Everyone was incredibly hospitable. During my check-in, I asked the front desk person about transportation in the area. She offered me the complimentary shuttle, which was incredibly helpful to get around the city, especially in the cold. The room was very modern and up to date, though it retain and old-fashioned charm to it due to the unconventional shape and choice of furniture. I felt like I was staying a a close friend's house as opposed to a hotel. The only downside to the hotel is the neighborhood. While it is great in terms of being close to campus and several prominent museums, I would not feel safe walking around alone for long. The hotel itself had a swipe entry after 11, which made it feel safe. Overall, I will come back my next trip to Detroit!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travellers
by Laurafrom Fairfax, VA

Brief business trip - good location; nice place

Posted 19-Jan-2015 on Hotels.com
A very lovely place; very comfortable big rooms. I had a free upgrade to a suite which was nice. The windows were poorly insulated in the bedroom and it was 5 degrees outside, but they had a space heater to make up for it. Very friendly front desk staff and shuttle driver. Breakfast was fine, although nothing terribly special. Only down side was that they are in two buildings and I had to cross an alley between the building where I was staying and the main building with the coffee, bkfst, etc. I would definitely stay there again if I were going to Detroit.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Farmington HIlls

Nice Stay in Downtown

Posted 2-Jan-2015
Pros: History, Comfort, Location, Shuttle Service and the Bed and Breakfast Feel.
We had tickets for Wicked and decided to stay the night in Detroit. The Inn on Ferry Street was interesting due to the history and we decided to stay. We are glad we did. The houses were very nicely done and the staff gave us a tour the next day.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Livonia, MI

Nice B&B/hotel close to everything mid-town

Posted 1-Jan-2015
Pros: The staff, the high ceiling room nicely decorated, the comfortable bed, the tuned piano in the lobby, the many breakfast options, the shuttle service.
Cons: A working thermostat
Location: You are in the heart of Wayne State country and are in walking distance to the many performance halls that are connected with the U.
We were first very impressed by the very professional and helpful concierge and were surprised by the efficient shuttle service. The room itself was beautiful but the view overlooked a parking lot. There was no way to control the heat which was set a little low for our taste but a space heater was provided which was sufficient. Breakfast in the morning was served like a Holiday Inn Express which was a little disappointing; there was no communal dining experience with fellow guests or any host presiding. I guess the facility is really a hotel that only looks like a B&B.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Grand Blanc, MI

Very nice hotel in Detroit area

Posted 20-Dec-2014
Pros: It was very clean, the staff was very helpful and courteous. The food is delicious!
Location: The location is close to everything in Detroit. We stayed there to be close to the theaters. Greektown is close by as is Comerica park.
This is the second time we have stayed here and love it. They are very helpful with restaurant suggestions and are very courteous. We will probably stay there again. Breakfast foods are delicious.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Indianapolis, IN

What a wonderfully charming place to stay!

Posted 13-Dec-2014
Pros: Old-world charm with all the modern comforts and conveniences.
Cons: Honestly I can't think of anything that I would want to/need to improve.
Location: It is near downtown Detroit and located in a historic district of beautiful old mansions.
If you are tired of the same ol' same ol' hotel chain experience, have I got a great recommendation for you. I could not have been more delighted with my experience here. The room was cozy and charming. The breakfast in the morning was great. The staff were friendly and helpful. The location was great, even though I was initially concerned about being in the "inner-city" of Detroit. My wife and I fell in love with this place, and we will definitely be back again.