The Best Hotels to Book Near Michigan Stadium

The eye-catching Maize and Blue 'M' adorning Michigan Stadium sets the tone for the excitement within
The eye-catching Maize and Blue 'M' adorning Michigan Stadium sets the tone for the excitement within | © Bryan Pollard / Alamy Stock Photo
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7 October 2021

Where are the Wolverines at? Follow the sound of ‘The Victors’ to Michigan Stadium for Big Ten action. Though Ann Arbor hosts games on the gridiron, there’s much more to see and do on and off University of Michigan’s campus. Golf, games and great beer are all within a short drive from these hotels surrounding Michigan Stadium, bookable now with Culture Trip.

Weber's Boutique Hotel Ann Arbor

The pool area at the Weber's Ann Arbor
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Think your visit to Michigan Stadium will be the highlight of your trip? Weber’s will rival your game day experience with their own lively gatherings. Famous prime rib at Weber’s Restaurant and live nightly music at the Habitat Bar will convince you to eat-in every night. You’ll think that a housemade scone and fresh espresso from the breakfast bar will send you on your way, until you cross paths with the pinball arcade.

Bell Tower Hotel

A double room at the Bell Tower Hotel
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Visiting the University of Michigan or Ann Arbor for the first time? Let the Bell Tower Hotel welcome you to Wolverine territory with a stay right on campus. The large atrium suite has two separate bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a living area for you and your future U-M student to feel right at home. Step outside into Ingalls Mall then get to know the campus with stops at the Natural History and Art museums.

Ann Arbor Bed & Breakfast Inn @ Rackham Gardens

A cosy room at the Ann Arbor Bed & Breakfast Inn @ Rackham Gardens
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Park your car and wander around campus like a freshman when you stay at Ann Arbor Bed & Breakfast Inn. This cozy six-room abode is footsteps from the center of campus and within a walk of hundreds of great restaurants. Venture to the east edge of campus and get lost in the greenery of the Nichols Arboretum or taste the bounty of Southern Michigan just west of the B&B at the 144-stall farmers market.

Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel

The stylish bar at the Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel
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Got an Alaskan Malamute who barks along to ‘The Victors’? They’ll wag their tail during a stay at the Sheraton, just a six-minute drive from Michigan Stadium. If they can’t get their energy out tailgating, you can let them run free at Swift Run Dog Park – and maybe they’ll catch a Golden Gopher or two. Return to your pet-friendly suite, which incurs an additional $75 fee per stay, and celebrate a Wolverine win with a few snacks from the pantry.

The Kensington Hotel

The gym and pool area at The Kensington Hotel
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There’s no shame in holding onto the “freshman 15” that you picked up in college, but if you want to stay in shape on the road, consider the Kensington Hotel your coach. Their fitness center is open 24/7 so there’s never a bad time to work out. The indoor pool is ideal for low-impact days, especially when paired with a muscle-relaxing soak in the jacuzzi and uplifting hour in the sauna. Fresh healthy plates like smoked sweet potato at Rel-ish make it easy to count calories, if that’s your style.

Residence Inn by Marriott Ann Arbor Downtown

A suite at the Residence Inn by Marriott Ann Arbor Downtown
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Drink in everything Ann Arbor has to offer when staying downtown at Residence Inn by Marriott. Mix and mingle with other guests during the weekday social evening then invite your new friends out for the Wolverine State’s brews at Jolly Pumpkin, Bill’s Beer Garden and Nightcap. A fully equipped kitchen in your suite will help you nurse a headache if you don’t feel like rolling down to the breakfast buffet.

Graduate Ann Arbor

The sitting room at Graduate Ann Arbor
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Rock the Maize and Blue like you’re a proud alumnus at Graduate Ann Arbor. Former Wolverines and fans are all welcome to spend the weekend immersed in Michigan-themed decor. Right across from the University, you’ll have no issue finding a few proud graduates or wide-eyed undergrads to share your stories with. The Allen Ramsey cocktail lounge is the perfect theater for spinning a yarn about your collegiate coolness, especially after a round of whiskey and cinnamon Wolverines.

The University Inn Ann Arbor

A cosy room at The University Inn Ann Arbor
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Ready to teach your gang a few lessons on the golf course? The University Inn is surrounded by greens. Rent out a few king or queen rooms and meet up for a free breakfast near the lobby before your tee time. Huron Hills and the University of Michigan golf courses are just two of the dozen within less than a half-hour drive. Lowering your handicap is a cause for a celebratory barbecue out at the grills, but if you recorded a few double-boogies on your card, feel free to walk off the embarrassment on the Britton Woods Trail next door.

Staybridge Suites Ann Arbor

A spacious suite at the Staybridge Suites Ann Arbor
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Do you dare enter Michigan Stadium wearing a Buckeyes jersey? Staybridge Suites is here to provide you and the rest of the away team with an easy escape. Right off of Interstate 94, this all-suite hotel has equipped kitchens and workspaces in-room so you won’t have to suffer the jeers or jealousy of Wolverine fans. You’re welcome to attend the evening reception with the other guests, just try to play it cool when the inevitable Big Ten talk comes up.

Sonesta Simply Suites Detroit Ann Arbor

A room at Sonesta Simply Suites Detroit Ann Arbor
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No matter if you’re flying into Detroit, Willow Run or Ann Arbor Municipal Airports, Sonesta Simply Suites is easily accessible just off of I-94. Michigan Stadium is a five-minute drive, or twenty if you don’t mind a walk in the magnificent Michigan fall breeze. Speaking of fresh air, use an away game as an opportunity to grill out for game day. The simple kitchen in your suite is perfect for food prep and the barbeque will do the rest.

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