Ratings based on 535 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.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Boston, MA

Antique charm near the DIA

Posted May 24, 2015
Pros: Location, staff, style of house and room.
Cons: I wouldn't change a thing.
Location: Very close to Detroit Institute of Art, the Detroit Historical Society, Wayne University, Michigan Science Center, Museum of African American History
If you are in Detroit to go to the DIA, stay at the Inn On Ferry Street. A collection of four mansions and two carriage houses that operate as a bed and breakfast, it is a two short blocks walk to the DIA. The Queen Anne style brick and stucco Victorian houses are lovely and well located. A continental breakfast is included. Beds are comfortable, the rooms are clean and the houses are beautiful. The staff is first rate, knowledgeable and helpful.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom chicago

Victorian stay next to the museum

Posted May 8, 2015
Pros: The staff was especially helpful with everything. Lashon even helped me handle my mail.
Location: This was perfect right next to the Detroit Institute of Arts and within the developing Midtown neighborhood of Detroit.
This is a perfect example of a simple, easy stay on a quick trip while having a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing environment within which to stay.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Posted May 3, 2015
Great location, near Detroit Institute for the Arts, restaurants and shops. Wayne State University Campus is nearby as well.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Not a great room

Posted Apr 22, 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 travelerfrom Chatham NJ

What a wonderful place!

Posted Apr 11, 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 traveler

About my stay at The Inn on Ferry Street

Posted Mar 9, 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 travelerfrom Brooklyn

A perfect place to stay in Motor City

Posted Jan 21, 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 Travelers
by A verified traveler

Great Hotel!

Posted Jan 20, 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 Travelers
by Laurafrom Fairfax, VA

Brief business trip - good location; nice place

Posted Jan 19, 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 travelerfrom Farmington HIlls

Nice Stay in Downtown

Posted Jan 2, 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.