The Best Hotels in Ann Arbor, Michigan

The collegiate decor of Graduate Ann Arbor is just one of the hotel's many appeals
The collegiate decor of Graduate Ann Arbor is just one of the hotel's many appeals | Courtesy of Graduate Ann Arbor /
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7 December 2021

This busy university town is incredibly walkable with boutique hotels, galleries, and independent shops and restaurants lining the smart streets of downtown. If you need a breath of fresh air, there are plenty of green spaces offering some respite from city life and art houses and eclectic venues across the city do a marvelous job showcasing fresh talent, professional shows, and student performances. The University of Michigan is here too – home to nearly 45,000 students – creating a dynamic buzz around Michigan Stadium, the largest football stadium in the US. Check into one of these places to stay in Ann Arbor for a relaxing stay on a busy city break.

Weber's Hotel & Restaurant, for the fitness fanatic

A reception room with gray and patterned seating, floor to ceiling windows and tiled floors at Weber's Hotel & Restaurant
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Located along Interstate 94, this family-owned boutique hotel in Ann Arbor is just a short drive from the University of Michigan campus and local landmarks Kempf House Museum and Gerald R Ford Library. The unique rooms are tastefully decorated with muted tones and feature sleek, Italian porcelain tiled bathrooms. Guests can unwind in the indoor saltwater swimming pool and bubbling hot tub – or on the warming summer patio and outdoor sun deck. A 24-hour fitness center is available for the active traveler.

DoubleTree by Hilton Ann Arbor North, for a stylish stay

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Two double beds with white linen against a blue accent wall, as well as a television and desk, in a twin room at DoubleTree by Hilton Ann Arbor North
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At affordable prices, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ann Arbor North is five minutes from the University of Michigan’s North Campus. It’s also close to the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, the Hands-On Museum, and all the attractions of downtown Ann Arbor. One of the main draws has to be the upmarket outdoor pool – complete with reclining sun loungers, so you can catch some Michigan rays. This stylish hotel offers all the classic amenities – but they go the extra mile. Browse the menu for the ArborTree Lounge’s 24-hour room service and order one of their juicy, half-pound Angus burgers for a meaty feast that won’t disappoint.

Graduate Ann Arbor, for reliving your college days

A double bed in a room with dark-brown walls, two high-backed armchairs, vintage furniture and wooden floors at Graduate Ann Arbor
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Ideally situated across the street from the University of Michigan’s campus, you’ll find the pet-friendly Graduate Ann Arbor. This contemporary 204-roomed hotel – spaced over 14 floors – features an impressive lobby with nods to the city’s arts, counterculture, and political scene. Rooms are impressively appointed with collegiate decor: from swanky flannel-covered walls to room keys that look like school ID cards. When you’re done admiring your room, look out for the fabulous views over the city. Feeling sociable? Enjoy a day of conversation and camaraderie at the welcoming 40ft (12m) communal wood table in the hotel’s coffeehouse and snack bar.

The Kensington Hotel, for a warm welcome

The entrance to The Kensington Hotel including a large brick and glass structure
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Set just 2mi (3.2km) from the University of Michigan, this boutique hotel offers a truly personalized service. You’ll love the complimentary glass of fizz that sets the tone for a welcoming stay in the city. Offering a blend of 200 luxurious guest rooms and suites – with each room including a marble bath, high-end bath products, deluxe furnishings, and plush bedding – it’s a swanky stay with an indie feel. Enjoy the on-site restaurant, which offers Michigan craft beers as well as homemade comfort food with a twist. For breakfast, try their unique take on eggs benedict.

Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel, for central convenience

Two double beds with white linen and brown headboards in a carpeted twin room at Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel
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The Sheraton Ann Arbor provides the comfort and convenience of being just minutes from Downtown Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan, Briarwood Mall, Cobblestone Farm, and local attractions. Providing airy, spacious guest rooms and suites and complimentary 24/7 access to the state-of-the-art Sheraton Fitness Centre, you’ll have the choice of a leisurely swim in the indoor or outdoor pools or, simply relax and unwind in the whirlpool. You’ll also be able to dine in the hotel’s signature restaurant or enjoy a quiet drink at Share Wine Lounge. There’s also a handy grab-and-go dining service, too, for travelers on the move.

Even Hotels Ann Arbor, for a taste of wellness

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Two double beds with a wooden headboard, as well as a television and desk, in a carpeted room at Even Hotels Ann Arbor, an IHG Hotel
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This modern wellness hotel has everything you’ll need for a revitalizing stay in Ann Arbor. Even Hotels enables you to maintain a healthy travel routine at its pet-friendly accommodation – with a spacious guest room featuring comfortable beds outfitted with fine Egyptian cotton sheets and in-room fitness equipment and on-demand training videos. If you are feeling energized, a workout at the hotel’s on-site Athletic Studio could be for you followed by a customizable meal at the Hotel’s onsite restaurant, Cork and Kale. The convenient location of this hotel will enable any traveler to cheer on the Wolverines at Michigan Stadium, discover the sights on Main Street and explore nearby nature trails.

Bell Tower Hotel, for a very warm welcome

A double bed with white linen and green pillows in a room at Bell Tower Hotel
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This multi-generational, family-owned local business can be found in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor and on the University of Michigan’s main campus. The Bell Tower Hotel provides an air of old-world elegance, with its welcoming service and modern accommodation – along with the bonus of being within easy walking distance to stores, theatres, events, and restaurants. The Bell Tower is a popular choice with travelers – it may well have something to do with the provision of a complimentary breakfast buffet, as well as a free New York Times and freshly baked cookies upon check-in.

Hyatt Place Ann Arbor, for a weekend away with Fido

Two double beds and a seating area with a grey corner sofa in a room at Hyatt Place Ann Arbor
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Hyatt Place offers a pet-friendly downtown stay with spacious rooms outfitted with convenient amenities, muted tones, and contemporary furnishings. The hotel is within proximity to downtown Ann Arbor – with its eclectic mix of hipster coffee shops, boutique stores, restaurants, and the University of Michigan. Enjoy regionally inspired bar bites and shareable in the upscale bar with a late-night menu available 24/7. Free breakfast is available to all guests and includes a selection of grab-and-go breakfast items such as fresh fruit and yogurt. Fitness fans will also appreciate the 24-hour fitness center and indoor pool.

Ann Arbor Regent Hotel & Suites, for stunning scenery

A large bed, artwork, a television and desk in a cream-toned room at Ann Arbor Regent Hotel and Suites
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Fountains, a lighted gazebo, and tranquil gardens await you at the Ann Arbor Regent Hotel & Suites – unwind surrounded by lush greenery and take a dip in the indoor pool and rather indulgent hot tub. Nearby, you’ll find a range of lively, local restaurants all within walking distance of the hotel. For evening entertainment, a range of games can be found in the Billiards Room that features a pool table, table-top shuffleboard, and foosball. At breakfast, you’ll find an abundant, complimentary buffet with freshly brewed coffee and a variety of hot and cold breakfast items.

Courtyard by Marriott Ann Arbor, for sundowners on the terrace

Two double beds with a wooden headboard, as well as a television and desk, in a twin room at Courtyard By Marriott Ann Arbor
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There’s plenty of outdoor space for guests to kick back at this smart and stylishly designed hotel with an outdoor fireplace, picnic area, and sun terrace available to guests. Ready to unwind? Grab a beverage from the bar and chill out on the stylish patio area – complete with comfy garden sofas and shady umbrellas. Wellness is key here with an impressive fitness suite, whirlpool, and indoor pool providing relaxation and exercise classes to keep you busy. The chilled bistro area is where you’ll find classic breakfast items – along with specialty beverages made with Starbucks coffee to help you start the day with a caffeine kick.

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