The Kensington Hotel

The Kensington Hotel

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

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The Kensington Hotel
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About The Kensington Hotel

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    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
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  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free

The Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan is there for guests who need overnight accommodations for business trips, weddings, family gatherings or a romantic getaway. This boutique hotel is a refreshing alternative to conventional chain-style hotels. From the minute guests step onto the property and meet the friendly staff, guests will experience the personalized service that only an independently owned hotel can provide.

With over 200 newly revitalized guest rooms and suites, The Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor offers a blend of luxurious accommodations and impressive amenities to suit leisure and business travelers alike. Each room includes a marble bath, quality bath products, deluxe furnishings, plush bedding, and complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as many other upscale amenities. Besides the well-appointed accommodations, The Kensington Hotel features a dry sauna, an indoor pool, complimentary Viennese coffee bar, fitness center, a selection of pet-friendly rooms and more.

The Kensington Hotel offers a full range of dining options to suit any kind of palette or dining preferences. Enjoy the American classics and authentic Ann Arbor dishes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients at Rel·ish, the on-site restaurant. For guests who would rather dine in the privacy of their room, The Kensington Hotel offers room service seven days a week. For fresh-baked goods, light appetizers, snacks, and more, the Union bar is open 24/7 in the lobby.

Boasting more than 10,000 square feet of flexible event space, The Kensington Hotel can accommodate up to 1,000 guests. Whether looking for the perfect setting for a wedding or the central location for a conference, meeting, or event, The Kensington Hotel's Grande Ballroom or other event rooms can be tailored to fit practically any occasion.

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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

  • 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

  • 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
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • 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


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Balcony
  • Picnic area
  • Garden


  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Telephone
  • Storage available


  • 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 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,
10.0 Excellent
Cons:Room wasn't ready ontime


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


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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.

  • 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 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