Staying at the Historic Inn on Ferry Street

Hotels — By clairesloan on August 23, 2010 at 9:00 pm

For those visiting Detroit who want some historic charm, The Inn on Ferry Street is a good option. Away from the hustle and bustle of downtown and in a more quiet neighborhood, the Inn on Ferry Street is located in the East Ferry Street Historic District of Midtown Detroit. The area was developed in the late 1800s and was an upper-class neighborhood with a variety of architectural styles. The six buildings that now comprise the Inn on Ferry Street have housed many different families and organizations since they were built in the late 19th century. Before the renovation of the buildings began( in preparation for the Inn on Ferry Street) in 2000, the homes were owned by the Detroit Institute of Arts.

The Inn on Ferry Street is certainly in a convenient location – the inn is walking distance from many of Detroit’s must-see attractions and institutions, including the Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University and many museums, galleries, and theaters. For those who don’t feel like walking, a complimentary shuttle service is provided within a five mile radius of the inn. Fun for families, couples, and solo travelers, the Inn is elegant and has top-notch service. The inn is also a great place to have special events and celebrations.

The Inn comprises what used to be six historic buildings – it boasts 40 unique rooms in four beautifully restored Victorian homes and two carriage houses. With high ceilings, four-poster beds, and antique furniture, the rooms are sophisticated, comfortable, and luxurious. Amenities include free WiFi, access to a world class fitness center, breakfast, whirpool bath, CD player, cable TV, water and cookie upon arrival, among others.

In terms of dining options, there are many restaurants in areas near the Inn on Ferry Street, as well as some within walking distance. Check out restaurants in Greektown, Mexican Town, Midtown, and downtown. The inn’s staff will be happy to provide guests with suggestions and information on restaurants.

To make reservations, visit the inn’s website for more information.

[image: Loren Sztajer]

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