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Forbes voted Ann Arbor as the best college city in the United States. So what does the home of the University of Michigan have to offer visitors? Child-friendly museums, a plethora of independent bookstores, and a burgeoning food and drinks scene for starters. If you are thinking about heading to the township on holiday soon, here is my guide to the top five boutique hotels in Ann Arbor.
Five great Ann Arbor hotels
Located in Ann Arbor’s heart
Stay close to the action at the University of Michigan campus and Bell Tower Hotel. Some of the hotel’s great amenities include complimentary breakfast, free valet parking, a business centre and a turndown service. Plus, guests can enjoy waking up to the New York Times outside their door every morning. Just outside the lobby is Mendelssohn Theatre, the Alumni Centre and Hill Auditorium. Bell Tower Hotel is truly in the heart of the Ann Arbor action.
Weber’s Hotel & Restaurant was founded in 1937 and is still run by the same family today. When guests aren’t out exploring Ann Arbor, they can enjoy swimming in the indoor pool, visiting the sauna or relaxing on the hotel’s sundeck. There is also a fitness centre onsite, plus plenty of walking tracks and footpaths nearby. The hotel is located just three miles from all the Ann Arbor attractions.
Located just across the road from Briarwood Mall, The Kensington Court hotel is a great central accommodation option. It is also close to the airport, the university and Ann Arbor’s Hands-On Museum. There is a Viennese Coffee Bar in the lobby to start your day off right and Graham’s Restaurant is also onsite for all-day dining. Each of the rooms includes free Wi-Fi, bottled water and flat-screen televisions. With a pool, hot tub and fitness centre, the whole family will love their stay at The Kensington Court.
Budget and boutique
With rooms starting from $54 per night, The University Inn (formerly called the Lamp Post Inn) is a fantastic budget hotel in Ann Arbor. The hotel has regular guest rooms, which come equipped with tea and coffee making facilities and a microwave. But there are also rooms that include kitchenettes. Although The University Inn is a budget option, you still get many of the same amenities as more expensive hotels. Free breakfast and complimentary Wi-Fi are just two of the perks.
Another option near the University of Michigan campus, Graduate Ann Arbor offers guests a luxurious stay. Rooms include either one king or two queen beds and marble bathrooms with Bath & Body Works toiletries. Victor’s Bar and Restaurant is also onsite and open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Although there is a fitness centre at the hotel, guests can obtain a complimentary pass to the university’s recreational options as well. This includes access to basketball, swimming and weightlifting facilities.
Although the University of Michigan is definitely Ann Arbor’s biggest drawcard, there are plenty of other attractions to visit. So why not choose Ann Arbor and one of these five boutique hotels for your next weekend break?
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