We have known others who have stayed at this inn and they have all highly recommended it. So, off we went for our first visit and I am sure it will not be our last. We like historical inns and this certainly fits the bill. The five homes are all large, historical homes and they all have stairs. Be sure and request a first floor room if you have trouble accessing stairs.
We had a queen room. The bed was very comfortable and the linens very nice and soft. Pillows decent. There is an extra blanket and pillow kept in a plastic zipped bag in the closet. The furniture is very nice. A large desk with two drawers. One nightstand. A CD player/clock provided with a few easy listening CD's. A large TV armoire that holds a flat screen TV. No drawers for your clothing, though. I thought that odd. Large windows that let in lots of light. The closet is a good size, and comes with an iron and board and one luggage rack. There is also a small portable heater and a portable fan in the closet for your use. Definitely could use more hangars. Lighting in the room is good, with two table lamps and one overhead light fixture. Plenty of room for your luggage.
Bathroom is nice, tiled, laundry basket, very nice bath products and good towels. Shower pressure was good. Everything was very clean and attractive in both bathroom and room.
WI-FI was good, hard time connecting at times. Everything worked well-phone, plugs, lights, locks. Our phone rang at 1 AM for some reason and continued for 4 additional times. No one was there when I answered. Not sure what that was about. We finally unplugged the phone, which made us miss our wake-up call. I did call the office and tell them about it at 1 AM and at checkout. I think they should have sent someone over to knock on our door at 7:30 AM, but they did not.
The house was quiet while we were there, and I know at least 3 of the rooms upstairs were being occupied. You certainly can hear conversation thru the doors and the heavy wooden doors slam shut, so that may wake you. We turned on the fan and we think that helped a lot with noise. The downstairs had a nice 4 seat table, and two chairs with ottomans, a non-working fireplace. One puzzle provided-more should have been available and maybe some books or magazines.
The breakfast buffet was awesome. We LOVED the fact that the breakfast was open until 11:30 AM. Wow! That is great service. Many a tourist like to sleep in, or take their time getting ready for their day, read the paper, etc., before going to breakfast and this place provides that chance! The food was very good, and plenty of it available, they kept the plates and warming drawers full of scrambled eggs, waffles, fruit (a good variety, too), cereal, yogurt, bagels, pastries, etc. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, milk and orange juice. Very pleased with this assortment.
Service was very good. Everyone was friendly and helpful, right down to the shuttle drivers, kitchen staff, and maintenance. The desk workers were knowledgeable and ready to help you with any request.
I highly recommend this inn. The location is perfect for WSU, Detroit Institute of Arts, etc. Their shuttle will take you 24/7 to any location within a 5 mile radius. We used it and it was very convenient. Parking is in a lighted lot behind the inn, though it is not secured. A great place to stay if seeing a production at the theater, a game at Ford Field, or Tiger Stadium, and more.
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