Honor & Folly Bed & Breakfast in Corktown

A tiny Detroit inn illustrates, how attention to detail, little luxuries, and tactile furnishings invite visitors to settle in and stay awhile


Published:

People who say, “There’s no place like home” haven’t been to Honor & Folly, a micro hotel along a revitalizing stretch of Michigan Avenue in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood.

The inn, which can sleep up to four, makes typical boutique hotels look nearly corporate. The intimacy is owing to more than its petite dimensions. Proprietor Meghan McEwen furnished the second-floor space with vintage and handmade objects that lend a Euro-farmhouse feel.

“I tried to set it up like an apartment, so guests feel at home,” McEwen says. “They can stock the kitchen with food, cook there, entertain. It’s a great cooking/entertaining space.”

McEwen cited guests who traveled here to visit friends in Detroit and — rather than running around, catching up with local pals during their stay — invited people over to see them at the inn.

Since opening last December, guests have hailed from as far away as Australia and Hong Kong and as close as Ann Arbor. “The Detroit tourist is a very curious and interesting traveler,” McEwen says.

Curious explorers find Honor & Folly’s neighborhood is as intimate as their sleeping quarters. Within walking distance are coffee, exercise, music, craft cocktails, beer, and breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the form of Astro Coffee, True Body Fitness, the Lager House, The Sugar House, Nemo’s, Slows Bar BQ, Mercury Burger Bar, Mudgie’s Deli, and, of course, downtown.

Although the history of the inn’s address is unclear (locals vaguely recall it having housed a Chinese restaurant or dry cleaner), the tiny urban inn at 2132 Michigan Ave. now has a distinct and memorable personality. That charm, as Southerners will tell us, is the beginning of hospitality.

For more information and to purchase local crafts featured in Honor & Folly’s décor, see honorandfolly.com.


If you enjoy the monthly content in Hour Detroit, "Like" us on Facebook and/or follow us on Twitter for more frequent updates.

Edit Module
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Content

Birth of a Legend

Cutting to the core of Paul Bunyan's true Great Lakes origins

2016 Best Dressed List

Designed by Detroit

From bags to neckties, get to know some of the local fashion scene’s brightest homegrown talents

A New Day for DPS?

Detroit Public Schools gets a fresh financial start this fall, but some say Michigan lawmakers have set the state’s largest district up for failure

100 Years of Thunder

UAW-GM sponsorship gives new life to the Spirit of Detroit HydroFest
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. 2016 Best Dressed List
  2. The Village Market
    The Trattoria inside Plymouth's Cantoro is like a visit to a small Italian town
  3. A New Day for DPS?
    Detroit Public Schools gets a fresh financial start this fall, but some say Michigan lawmakers...
  4. Birth of a Legend
    Cutting to the core of Paul Bunyan's true Great Lakes origins
  5. Designed by Detroit
    From bags to neckties, get to know some of the local fashion scene’s brightest homegrown talents
  6. Hour Detroit and Detroit Home’s Downtown Living Tour 2016
    More than 700 guests attended the first-annual Downtown Living Tour on August 5 and 6 to get a...
  7. Communing With Nature
    Pray among the pines in Hartwick Pines State Park’s log-cabin chapel