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The Kensington Hotel
Ranked #5 of 35 Hotels in Ann Arbor
Reviewed 7 August 2003

Obviously not a cheap hotel (single rates around $129), this is a VERY inconvenient hotel if visiting Ann Arbor without a car. There is a bus but it runds every 1/2 hour weekdays and every HOUR on Weekends. Hotel only overs van to SPECIAL corporate clients. Breakfast overpriced (Try the Coney Island Deli an easy walk from there.). Next to large Mall which is going downhill (2 of 4 anchor stores closed.).

MORE importantly, if flying into Detroit, there is no cheap transport.
Hotel will get you a van for inflated price of $40.00 to $50.00. I searched and found a cab service (Arbor Taxi) that took us for $32.00 for up to 3 people.

The Convention facilities are very nice though. CD players in all rooms. The Pool is huge but the Spa was not working till I reported and the Sauna was not working because "someone stole the knobs". (they've been waiting WEEKs for new ones.

Is it woth the $60/night more than the Red Roof Inn accross the street?
Probably not. A bit too remote location for an upscale chain.

Just one person's opinion.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 August 2016
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Stayed: August 2016, travelled on business
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GrahamHotelSystems, Front Office Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2016

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Reviewed 17 April 2016
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  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile
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Stayed: September 2015, travelled on business
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Reviewed 12 December 2014
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Address: 3500 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48108-1632 (Formerly Kensington Court)
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Region: United States > Michigan > Ann Arbor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 35 Hotels in Ann Arbor
Price Range: £87 - £162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Kensington Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 198
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kensington Hotel is the premier destination in Ann Arbor for overnight accommodations, your next meeting, wedding, family gathering or staycation. Conveniently located just of of I-94 and State Street exit near Briarwood Mall. Come enjoy our recently renovated guest rooms and Union! ... more   less 
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Kensington Court Ann Arbor
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