I stayed at the Ann Arbor Bed & Breakfast while in town for a men's basketball game at the University of Michigan. The inn is conveniently located on the campus and provides free, covered parking which is definitely nice. There are two floors with rooms located on each. The owners were extremely nice and helpful during my weekend stay. When you arrive, you ring the bell and they buzz you in.
I was in the Rainforest room on the second floor. The room's motif, as the name states, focused on what you think of a rainforest. Most of the decorations focused on frogs and birds. There were little touches throughout, including a toucan light by the bed and another as a night light next to the bathroom. The queen bed was comfortable and nice and soft. There was a rocking chair next to the bed as well, which other than the chair at the desk, was the only additional seating in the room. The bathroom had only a shower and no tub, which was fine with me. As with the main room there were little touches of the rainforest. There was a cup holder that was a series of frogs that held the disposable cups in the middle. They also had two regular glasses as well.
While there were no real big issues with the room, there were a few minor things. First, the blinds didn't close all the way allowing light into the room. Second, the television only had one functional channel. I'm not sure what the issue was, but don't know if it was an issue with the signal or the television. I wasn't too concerned as I was only there for a night. If I was there longer and wanted to see a favorite show I would've been disappointed. However the biggest issue was the temperature of the room. It was too hot for my liking and it wasn't possible to adjust the temperature yourself. As it was snowing and cold outside it wasn't feasible to open the window.
They provided snacks and drinks anytime in the main area including fruit and coffee. There is also a DVD library with a variety of movies that you can watch back in your room. A small library with books was located in a small room on the third floor. There is also a computer with a printer in case you need it. There is fast and reliable internet in the rooms as well. In case you want to store your own food or drinks, there is also a guest refrigerator next to the Rainforest room.
Breakfast was a warm quiche and a selection of cereal, fruit and bread. Everyone sat around a main table which lead to everyone talking with each other. The food was good and was sufficient to hold you over until lunch. Breakfast started at around 0900 each morning. As I was only there for a night, I don't know how much it changed.
Overall I found the Ann Arbor Bed & Breakfast a very good place to spend the night and better than staying at a chain hotel. It was worth the price and would definitely stay again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking the University of Michigan campus, our mid-century modern chalet has 8 uniquely furnished guest rooms each with king or queen pillow-top beds, private en-suite bathrooms, DVD/TV, WiFi, free parking on-site, and a full, hot breakfast. It is steps from the League, Rackham, Power Center, Hill Auditorium, the Medical Center, Dentistry, and Chemistry. Zingerman's Deli, the Michigan Theater, Michigan Union, and the vibrant downtown with 47 dinner-class restaurants are less than 1/2 mile. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ann Arbor Hotel Ann Arbor
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