July 24, 2023

Hotel near campus open again, welcomes university business

The outside of the Inn on Ferry Street is seen along with it's front yard and sign.
The Inn on Ferry Street is open again and available as a convenient place for Wayne State guests.

Over the past couple of decades, countless Wayne State job interviewees, speakers and guests have rested their heads at the Inn on Ferry Street during their visits to Detroit.

Now, following its closure and sale during the pandemic, the Inn on Ferry Street is again open and available as a convenient place for Wayne State guests.

The Inn on Ferry Street is a collection of four Victorian-style homes offering 33 guest rooms. It is located just east of Woodward Avenue and a short walk from campus. A fifth home, at 110 E. Ferry, was sold and now houses BasBlue, a nonprofit space dedicated to women's needs and fostering a diverse, authentic and inclusive community.

The front of the Inn on Ferry Street.Formerly owned by Midtown Detroit, Inc., the Inn on Ferry Street was purchased last year by an affiliate of Cloudland Capital and is now managed by Life House, an independent hotel management company.

Given Wayne State’s importance to the Inn, general manager Ryan Byers has extended a 10% discount to university employees, friends and family, who are invited to use the code WSU10 when reserving rooms online. Additional discounts are available for reserving multiple rooms or an entire home.

The Inn also has a meeting room with a boardroom table that seats six people. Its Carriage House event space is available to host retreats and can hold up to 35 for a plated dinner or up to 75 for a cocktail reception utilizing indoor and outdoor spaces.

Payment is typically required at the time of a reservation, but the Inn allows Wayne State and the Detroit Institute of Arts the option to arrange payment at another time, if it works best for a department’s reconciliation process.

If you plan to book a room for university business, Byers suggests you contact him or Trinity, the Inn’s sales manager, at 844-620-0268 or ryan.byers@innonferrystreetdetroit.com to ensure the reservation is tax-exempt and to arrange for payment.


Matt Lockwood
Phone: 248-622-8060
Email: mlockwood@wayne.edu

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