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3500 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48108-1632
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 05/25/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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About

#7 of 37 hotels in Ann Arbor
Location
4.2
Cleanliness
4.0
Service
4.1
Value
3.6
Travelers' Choice
Welcome to The Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Whether you need overnight accommodations for a business trip, wedding, family gathering or romantic getaway, our boutique hotel is a refreshing alternative to conventional chain-style offerings. From the minute you contact our warm, friendly staff, you'll experience the personalized service that only an independently owned hotel can offer. Contact us today to book your stay and experience Ann Arbor like never before.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Patio
Babysitting
Highchairs available
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Snack bar
Vending machine
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
24-hour security
Convenience store
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Safe
Iron
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Business
Family
Languages Spoken
English
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Steve T wrote a review Aug 2022
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Nice hotel with attentive staff made the stay both business and pleasant breakfast in restaurant that served lunch and dinner as well. The room was spacious and the bed was comfortable. The parking was convenient for both rooms and restaurant and lots of it.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded Aug 14, 2022
Steve - Wow! Thank you for the wonderful and glowing review! I am so glad that our staff helped to make your stay one to remember! I look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back into the Ann Arbor area soon!
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Sara M wrote a review Aug 2022
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The rooms are clean, beds are extremely comfortable, the showers are phenomenal, staff is so accommodating, and the pool/ hot tub/ patio is so fun! I will stay here every time I'm in town. Best night stay!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Ben Sunderman, Guest Services / Front Office at The Kensington Hotel
Responded Aug 10, 2022
Hello W972KAsaram, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We work hard to create a space that is relaxing and memorable for our guests, and it looks like we were able to hit the mark for your stay. I look forward to welcoming you back into the Ann Arbor area soon!
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cpc97 wrote a review Aug 2022
Chicago, Illinois47 contributions71 helpful votes
We stayed here recently as a last second emergent option for a night in AA. In terms of value, I would say a very good option - it was by far the cheapest option vs other hotels we've stayed at. While an older and dated building, they creatively went with the English themed style. The rooms were slightly smaller than average and also dated, but clean, beds were comfy. Customer service was great. No breakfast included (not a problem for me, but others may want to consider that when pricing). I probably would opt for a newer hotel next time when we had time to plan, but this is a solid value-price option.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded Aug 10, 2022
Hello cpc97, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We work hard to create a space that is relaxing and memorable for our guests, and it looks like we were able to hit the mark for your stay. I look forward to welcoming you back into the Ann Arbor area soon!
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Aurea G wrote a review Aug 2022
Minneapolis, Minnesota4 contributions
I recently logged at The Kensington Hotel for a long awaited family reunion and it was a lovely experience. The rooms were clean and spacious. The hot breakfast buffet was delicious and boasted a wide selection. The hotel staff were so friendly and welcoming. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. My family and I were very pleased.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded Aug 10, 2022
Hello 59aureag, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We work hard to create a space that is relaxing and memorable for our guests, and it looks like we were able to hit the mark for your stay. I look forward to welcoming you back into the Ann Arbor area soon!
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Cjryan24 wrote a review Aug 2022
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To be greeted when walking into the door into an extravagant lobby by knowledgeable and friendly staff WITH an offer of champagne, it feels wonderful. The room was very clean with coffee, tea, and a very comfy bed. We also happened to get an upgrade to a higher level, which was quieter than the main level that was catering to some wedding and business activities (which I don't mind, makes the hotel feel exclusive). We will always look into staying at this hotel when we visit Ann Arbor.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded Aug 10, 2022
Hello Cjryan24, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We work hard to create a space that is relaxing and memorable for our guests, and it looks like we were able to hit the mark for your stay. I look forward to welcoming you back into the Ann Arbor area soon!
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Ann I wrote a review Jul 2022
Castle Rock, Colorado1 contribution
We recently stayed at The Kensington after a wedding in Ann Arbor. Our room was really nice, clean and quite comfortable. We had booked 3 rooms and our room was accidentally assigned as 2 queen beds. Staff very quickly changed that to room with a king bed upon our request. The $15 breakfast buffet was great!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Ben Sunderman, Guest Services / Front Office at The Kensington Hotel
Responded Aug 10, 2022
Hello 0608anni, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We work hard to create a space that is relaxing and memorable for our guests, and it looks like we were able to hit the mark for your stay. I look forward to welcoming you back into the Ann Arbor area soon!
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Samantha G wrote a review Jul 2022
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We stayed here one night recently. The staff is super friendly, the hotel lobby is beautiful, and the rooms are extremely clean. We had a great and easy experience with our dog (20lb Beagle) staying here as well.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded Aug 10, 2022
Hello I745HGsamanthag, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We work hard to create a space that is relaxing and memorable for our guests, and it looks like we were able to hit the mark for your stay. I look forward to welcoming you back into the Ann Arbor area soon!
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Satori P wrote a review Jul 2022
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I was very happy my first trip to this hotel it has a very old feeling which was great I think the Rooms could be more upgraded more like 2022 and keep the French older look in the lobby I wasn’t happy when I got there the man at the front was very unbothered but then I met two young ladies who made my weekend outstanding they was Johnny on the spot with everything they made me feel so welcome they was kind Maddie made sure I was pleased with my stay and Diamond was phenomenal she made me wanna come back she represent the hotel I felt if I was on a resort with them two I will recommend to stay the pool was very large so I will be back
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Ben Sunderman, Guest Services / Front Office at The Kensington Hotel
Responded Jul 29, 2022
Hello 532satorip, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We value presenting high levels of service with a mission of exceeding your expectations at the Kensington Hotel. I want to apologize that your initial impression was not up to standard, but I am happy to hear that you had a great experienced with Maddie and Diamond. If you have any specific concerns that I can address for you, please let me know. I do look forward to welcoming you back into the Ann Arbor area soon!
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Nia C wrote a review Jul 2022
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I recently visited the hotel for my family reunion Diamond was helpful went above her job to make sure our stay was great and i hope to see you in September when u return pool was a little outdated but overall experience was great
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded Jul 29, 2022
Hello niac674, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We value presenting high levels of service with a mission of exceeding your expectations at the Kensington Hotel and it looks like we were able to hit that mark for your stay! I look forward to welcoming you back into the Ann Arbor area soon!
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Aaron M wrote a review Jul 2022
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Me and My brother had the best experience with the hotel… a young lady by the name Diamond was very helpful showing us around and kind thank you for the great experience definitely will be back. Go blue
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded Jul 29, 2022
Hello P9986Tlaaronm, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We value presenting high levels of service with a mission of exceeding your expectations at the Kensington Hotel and it looks like we were able to hit that mark for your stay! I look forward to welcoming you back into the Ann Arbor area soon!
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PRICE RANGE
$159 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
kensington court ann arbor
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Kensington Court
LOCATION
United StatesMichiganAnn Arbor
NUMBER OF ROOMS
200
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