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Dublin, Ohio
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice pool, nice beds, fridge was very cold, nice shower. Had to hold handle down on toilet to flush. Missing closet doors in one of my rooms. No heat only air conditioning. I had 2 rooms for 2 nights but 1 room checked out 1 day early and I was charged for 2 nights for 2 rooms, front desk told...

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Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed for one night at the Kensington to avoid a drive cross-state for the University of Michigan spring football game. The staff was courteous, the room was clean and the location was prime for both dining options as well as distance from the Big House. My son and I were extremely surprised by how big the pool area was!...

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Akron, Ohio
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel reminds me of a boutique nestled in bustling Ann Arbor. The staff are superb, the rooms are renovated and terrific, the restaurant and food are fabulous!!! The price of the rooms is fair and reasonable and when holding a meeting, they could not be more efficient and focused.

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Traverse City, Michigan
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We always have a great time at the Kensington motel. The welcome glass of champagne is a nice touch. The room is always clean and the beds are comfortable. We enjoyed reasonably priced cocktails--but do miss the popcorn! The only thing would be nice to have are chairs for sitting in the courtyard , we had a couple of hours...

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Colchester, Vermont
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everything was first-rate at this newly-renovated hotel. The person at the front desk was very welcoming and professional (even offered me a glass of champagne to celebrate my arrival!). I had a very nice dinner in the hotel restaurant, Rel-ish; they had several good microbrews on tap and my steak salad was excellent. The room was immaculately clean, very quiet,...

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Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Easter Brunch was fabulous. The Chef did not disappoint. The service (Andrew) was spot on. I wish non-alcohol drinks were included in the $28.00 price but overall the food, atmosphere and service did not disappoint. Will return for Mother's Day. Thanks for making Easter special!

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

The newly renovated Kensington is lovely and the new little restaurant in the hotel has great food. The state, likes it always been, is helpful and friendly. I've already booked for next year for UMich graduation.

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GrahamHotelSystems, Front Office Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SuzanneD56, Thank you for your recent review! We’re looking forward to your visit for 2018 Graduation! GO BLUE!

Chicago
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed 2 nights in a double room with 2 teenagers while visiting the University of Michigan. Great service, modern decor, nice amenities and large room. The complimentary bottled water in the room and a check in was appreciated after a long drive. The location was also perfect! 15 min to campus and across the parking lot from a nice...

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GrahamHotelSystems, Front Office Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ChicagoSpaLover, Thank you so much for your recent review of the Kensington on State! We’re so happy to hear our guests are enjoying our renovation outcome! We’re looking forward to your next visit!

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago

OMG...Sick all night long after eating on the Executive Floor. I have been here prior and noted the bread is always seriously stale. So I asked the clean up lady what do you do with the food. She tells me, we reuse it if it LOOKS fresh. Like OMG...that is not meeting regulations for food quality. Well sick last night...

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GrahamHotelSystems, Assistant General Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sesshi101, We’re surprised to hear about your experience while a guest at out hotel as we characteristically have so many positive responses and delighted guests. We certainly strive to ensure every guest has a memorable stay for the right reasons and while we had not heard of such a situation from any other guests we do take this very...

Burlingame, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy access hotel for Ann Arbor. Great location. Easy parking. Fitness amenities are wonderful. Room clean and comfortable. Low ceiling in bathroom a little claustrophobic but overall a nice place to stay. Great value.

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Dear Gene W, Thank you for your review of the Kensington Hotel on State! We're so happy to hear our guests are enjoying our amenities! Please visit us again soon!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Kensington Hotel is the premier destination in Ann Arbor for overnight accommodations, your next meeting, wedding, family gathering or staycation. Conveniently located just of of I-94 and State Street exit near Briarwood Mall. Come enjoy our recently renovated guest rooms and Union! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Kensington Hotel

Address: 3500 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48108-1632 (Formerly Kensington Court)
Region: United States > Michigan > Ann Arbor
Price Range: RM475 - RM845 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Kensington Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 198
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Also Known As:
Kensington Court Ann Arbor
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“Gosh...think before you book...”
sesshi101, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Book early for football season!”
GeneW_13, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Executive rooms have wonderful lounge area w/ continental breakfast! Rooms have good sized refrigerator with coffee makers.”
pierannunz, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The pool and lobby are on the first floor - street level.”
toplawyer, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“They have rooms for pets but limited so book early.”
wendybabits, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
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