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 521 reviews

The Kensington Hotel
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ProviderNightly total$83$103

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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Amenities at The Kensington Hotel

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

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
  • 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

Services and conveniences

  • Wedding services
  • 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

  • Gift shop
  • Hiking
  • Shops (on site)
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Golf
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Bowling


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


  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Bridal suite
  • Telephone
  • Newspapers
  • VIP room facilities
  • Storage available

Accessibility and suitability

  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No smoking
  • Designated smoking area

Media and entertainment

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


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Balcony
  • Picnic area
  • Garden

Pool and spa

  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Pool


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board

Family friendly

  • Cribs available
  • Kids meals
  • Children's television networks


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe


  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

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 Excellent
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 Excellent
Pros:It was overall a very nice and well decorated hotel. The customer service was amazing and very much worth the price,
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3500 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

What's nearby

  • Cobblestone Farm1.6 mi
  • Buhr Park1.7 mi
  • Crisler Arena1.8 mi
  • Michigan Stadium1.9 mi
  • Yost Ice Arena1.9 mi
  • Lake Forest Golf Club2.2 mi
  • University of Michigan Museum of Art2.5 mi
  • University of Michigan2.6 mi
  • Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan2.6 mi
  • Exhibit Museum of Natural History2.7 mi
  • Hill Auditorium2.7 mi
  • Michigan League2.8 mi



Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at The Kensington Hotel

  • The Kensington Hotel is located at 3500 South State Street, 2.7 miles from the center of Ann Arbor. Cobblestone Farm is the closest landmark to The Kensington Hotel.

  • Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at The Kensington Hotel.

  • Yes, The Kensington Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Yes, The Kensington Hotel offers free parking.

  • No, The Kensington Hotel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

  • The Kensington Hotel is 1.1 miles from Ann Arbor. The Kensington Hotel is 20 miles from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County.

  • Yes, The Kensington Hotel is a pet-friendly hotel.

  • Yes, The Kensington Hotel has a pool onsite.

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Distance to city center

2.7 mi

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Nearest Airport

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Distance to airport

20.0 mi