We booked a weekend to visit our daughter and attend a Michigan football game at The Big House. This hotel was a good Holiday Inn. Given the substantial increase in rates to accommodate an "event" weekend, Holiday Inn hotel management should have used the extra revenue to have an adequate number of employees to handle the larger than normal crowd. Waiting significantly extra time to check in made us see "red," not "blue." It seemed that all hotel services were delayed because of the full house. The usual things room accommodations, cleanliness, were consistent with an average Holiday Inn - passable nothing spectacular.
The annoying issue is the misleading banner: Holiday Inn/University of Michigan. The main campus is at least a 20 minute ( and more likely a 30 minute) car/cab ride from the hotel. It is not at all walkable. The hotel staff tried to justify their misleading moniker by saying that the Inn was close to the North Campus -the Siberia of UM housing for unfortunate freshmen and the engineering school. There is a shuttle (if the van has not broken down) and a goodly number of cabs. But still it is way far from the main campus. Well, as our first trip to AA it was a learning experience - don't trust the hotel advertising banner.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amongst all other Ann Arbor hotels, discover Ann Arbor's friendliest hotel. Your stay will always begin with a smile. We are conveniently located at US 23 and Plymouth Rd. just 25 minutes from (DTW) Detroit Metro Airport, the University of Michigan, the Big House, the U of M Hospital and Domino s Pizza. Experience the best live blues music and dancing in Ann Arbor at Guy Hollerin's Restaurant and Bar every Saturday evening. Our Ann Arbor restaurant features the best happy hour and will help you unwind after work. Our relaxing executive floor features private key access, hardwood floors, pillow top mattresses, refrigerator and microwaves and luxurious bath amenities. Our Ann Arbor hotel is pet friendly. We are proud to offer a free around town shuttle based on advanced reservations. Relax and swim in our indoor/outdoor pool and hot tub for family getaways. Our Ann Arbor weddings and banquet space can accommodate up to 300 people with free wireless Internet. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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