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University Michigan May 3, 2014 Graduation

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University Michigan May 3, 2014 Graduation

It is only Dec.1, and I can't seem to find a hotel in Ann Arbor for the university

graduation this coming May. I need two rooms. Can somebody direct me

where to look, I have never been to Ann Arbor before. Why do all the hotels

say they are booked up already?

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1. Re: University Michigan May 3, 2014 Graduation

I clicked on the link to Hampton Inn Ann Arbor- North and it looked like they had some availability, though a bit pricy. There were a few other hotels but they were near the bottom of the rankings. I guess graduation does have an influence on bookings. You could consider staying farther away and driving in.

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2. Re: University Michigan May 3, 2014 Graduation

Doesn't surprise me at all that they're already booked--way more rooms are needed than are available for graduation weekend.

If Daniel says there's something at Hampton Inn North I'd grab it regardless of price. You can always cancel if you find something else. You might have some success calling some of the locations directly. I don't know if they still do it, but I know some kept waiting lists.

If you get to the point of having availability at only one of the very low rated hotels (the bottom 4-5 on the Trip Advisor listing) I would say DON'T DO IT. Those are some nasty hotel/motels. I would stay further away and drive into Ann Arbor over staying at any of those.

You will find hotels on the outskirts of Ann Arbor booking up soon too. I'm guessing the nicer places in Ypsilanti are already booked too (Eagle Crest Resort by Marriott would be one to try--it is quite large). There are many choices within a half hour drive: Plymouth, Canton, and Belleville are roughly between the airport and Ann Arbor. If you have to go further north you can try Northville, Novi, or Brighton.

I would definitely try to get something reserved ASAP even if it is not your first choice.

3. Re: University Michigan May 3, 2014 Graduation

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