My husband and I stayed here a few months ago, back when he was still just my fiance. We stayed for 3 days, as we were on an intense apartment hunt (we were looking for a place to live when we moved from Baltimore, MD to Ann Arbor later on in the year). For $39 per night plus taxes, this place cannot be beat. I hesitate to call it a hotel - it is more like a motel, which I personally define as a place to stay that is slightly run-down and has outside hallways and staircases. Reviews on this website are generally accurate - the room was kind of dirty, especially the carpet (I brought slippers to wear exactly for that reason, and I'm so glad I did!). The bed was not as comfortable as you would find at a chain hotel, but we had no complaints even after 3 nights. The bedroom was quite small but I thought it was cute - decorated in yellow, and very clean compared to the rest of the hotel! No bathtub, just a shower stall. There was a little bit of noise from the street, mostly in the mornings, but we never experienced parties in the parking lot or anything like that. The area was quite safe - we had no problem walking around, day or night. There was a free breakfast buffet featuring toast, english muffins, bagels, and oatmeal. Nothing fantastic, but I honestly wouldn't expect ANYTHING for breakfast for $39 / night! Our room was located directly above the "lobby" where they offer free wireless internet, but we could not pick up the signal from in our room. The best thing about this hotel is the in-room microwave and refrigerator! We were in the area for 3 days / 4 nights and it was great to have these amenities. I don't think I would advise my parents to stay here if they came to Ann Arbor to visit, but I would recommend it to anyone who wants a no-frills place to sleep for the night!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mid-Century Colonial "Boutique Motor Lodge" - Approx 1.8 Mi south of UM Campus, 1.5 mi W of US 23, at Exit 37B. Excellent adjacent and nearby amenities including trader Joe's market. Easy access to Bus, Bike, Taxi or Uber into town. Kitchenettes and Studio suites available. We are a clean, safe well-located place to stay having new owners and newly renovated rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lamp Post Hotel Ann Arbor
- Lamp Post Ann Arbor