The Kensington Hotel

The Kensington Hotel

3500 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, United States
+1 734 761 7800

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based on 428 reviews

The Kensington Hotel
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About The Kensington Hotel

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free

This 3-star hotel is just five minutes from Briarwood Mall. It also offers a Jacuzzi, an indoor pool and a sauna.

The Kensington Hotel Ann Arbor has recently undergone refurbishment and features a coffee bar, a bowling alley and an express check-in and check-out feature. There is also free public parking on site for guests travelling with a car.

This hotel offers rooms with an en suite bathroom, air conditioning and a TV. They all have free wireless internet access, a coffee maker and a refrigerator.

Enjoy a relaxing pre-dinner drink in the hotel's comfortable lounge bar, before heading off to the restaurant for an evening meal. Alternatively, the surrounding area offers many bars and restaurants with a selection of different cuisines.

The Kensington Hotel provides an ideal base to explore nearby Eastern Michigan University and University of Michigan, as well as everything the local area has to offer. Michigan Stadium is a brief drive away.

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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on the total costs of the stay, including taxes and fees.

Amenities at The Kensington Hotel

  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Free parking
  • Business center
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas

Health and safety

  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Safe
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Mini-market on site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Express check-out
  • Bottle of water
  • 24hr front desk


  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Microwave
  • Snack bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)

Things to do

  • Hiking
  • Beach access
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Golf
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Hunting
  • Horse riding
  • Bowling


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned

Accessibility and suitability

  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Hypoallergenic
  • No smoking
  • Designated smoking area

Pool and spa

  • Heated pool
  • Hot tub
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV


  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Telephone
  • Storage available


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Balcony
  • Garden


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe


  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Family friendly

  • Cribs available
  • Kids meals

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking


  • Fitness center

Reviews of The Kensington Hotel

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7.4 Good
Pros:Staff were extremely friendly
Cons:Furniture is getting dated. Mattress was starting to sag.
9.7 Wonderful
Pros:Pool was great. Nice all around
Cons:Relish the restaurant was great.
4.0 Mediocre
Cons:Hornets in window sill, bug in salad, door left open by cleaning service and after a week of staying there and all the nonsense listed above allow a late check out by one hour. After discussing with management the issues above, no formal apology or compensation offered. Stay elsewhere! There is a holiday inn 50 feet away.
6.8 Okay
Pros:Executive Section with complimentary appetizers and morning pastries.
Cons:We arrived on a Thursday and stayed 3 nights. The second night, Friday, we were awaken by a fire alarm at 2:45am. We dressed and headed out into the hall where we met other guests returning from the lobby. THEY informed us that it was a false alarm. No one from the hotel EVER spoke with us about the incident. We left the hotel on Saturday before 11am for a day out, we returned that night to find our room had NOT been serviced! The bed was not made nor clean towels left so we called for towels. Upon checkout, NOTHING was said about either situation - no explanations nor apologies. They asked if a receipt had been left under our door - it had not. Apparently someone on the staff did not do their job.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:It was overall a very nice and well decorated hotel. The customer service was amazing and very much worth the price,
10.0 Wonderful
Cons:Room wasn't ready ontime


3500 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

What's nearby

  • Cobblestone Farm2.6 km
  • Buhr Park2.7 km
  • Crisler Arena2.9 km
  • Michigan Stadium3.1 km
  • Yost Ice Arena3.1 km
  • Lake Forest Golf Club3.6 km
  • University of Michigan Museum of Art4 km
  • University of Michigan4.2 km
  • Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan4.2 km
  • University of Michigan Museum of Natural History4.4 km
  • Hill Auditorium4.4 km
  • Michigan League4.4 km



Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 11:00


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  • The cheapest price a room at The Kensington Hotel was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was ₪520, while the most expensive was ₪520.
  • How long should you stay at The Kensington Hotel? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 1 day.

FAQs when booking at The Kensington Hotel

  • Where is The Kensington Hotel located?

    The Kensington Hotel is located at 3500 South State Street, 4.3 km from the center of Ann Arbor. Cobblestone Farm is the closest landmark to The Kensington Hotel.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at The Kensington Hotel?

    Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at The Kensington Hotel.

  • Does The Kensington Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, The Kensington Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does The Kensington Hotel offer free parking?

    Yes, The Kensington Hotel offers free parking.

  • How far is The Kensington Hotel from the airport?

    The Kensington Hotel is 1.8 km from Ann Arbor. The Kensington Hotel is 32.2 km from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County.

  • Does The Kensington Hotel have a pool?

    Yes, The Kensington Hotel has a pool onsite.

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Value for money


Distance to city center

4.3 km

Nearest Airport

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Distance to airport

32.1 km