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The Kensington Hotel

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Indoor pool
Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, desk, laptop workspace

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The Kensington Hotel

3.5 star property
Suburban hotel in Bryant Pattengill West with indoor pool and restaurant

8.8/10 Fabulous

1,001 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
3500 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
Main amenities
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Indoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Conference centre
  • Business centre
  • 10 meeting rooms
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Fridge
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Bryant Pattengill West
  • Briarwood Mall - 1 min drive
  • Michigan Stadium - 4 min drive
  • University of Michigan - 5 min drive
  • U of M Hospital - 12 min drive
  • Eastern Michigan University - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Ann Arbor, MI (ARB-Ann Arbor Municipal) - 3 min drive
  • Detroit, MI (DTW-Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County) - 25 min drive
  • Ann Arbor Station - 12 min drive


  • Taco Bell - 2 min drive
  • Buffalo Wild Wings - 8 min walk
  • Panda Express - 10 min walk
  • Olive Garden - 11 min walk
  • P.F. Chang's China Bistro - 7 min walk

About this property

The Kensington Hotel

The Kensington Hotel puts you 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from the airport, and within a 10-minute drive of University of Michigan. The indoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at rel.ish, which serves local cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A bar/lounge, a 24-hour fitness centre and a fitness centre are other highlights. Fellow travellers say good things about the pool and helpful staff.


English, Korean, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 200 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 2:00 AM
  • Express check-out available
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Up to 4 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 1 per room, up to 40 lb per pet)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking (fees apply)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Private dining
  • Shared microwave
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Skiing lessons nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business centre
  • 10 meeting rooms
  • Conference centre


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • An indoor pool


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance


  • English
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free weekday newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Fridge


  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Rel.ish – This restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 3.00 to 15.00 for adults and USD 3.00 to 15.00 for children

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 10.0 per stay


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 35.00 per accommodation, per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


<p>The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.</p><p>Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.</p><p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Kensington Court Hotel Ann Arbor
Kensington Court Ann Arbor
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Kensington Ann Arbor
The Kensington Court
The Kensington Hotel Hotel
The Kensington Hotel Ann Arbor
The Kensington Hotel Hotel Ann Arbor

Frequently asked questions

Does The Kensington Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Kensington Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Kensington Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Kensington Hotel?
Yes, there's an indoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Kensington Hotel?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 40 lb per pet. There's a charge of USD 35.00 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at The Kensington Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Motorhome/coach/lorry parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Kensington Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 2:00 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Kensington Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as hiking, horse riding and mountain biking, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes hunting. Enjoy a swim in the indoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a 24-hour fitness centre and a picnic area. The Kensington Hotel also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Kensington Hotel?
Yes, rel.ish offers local cuisine.
What's the area around The Kensington Hotel like?
The Kensington Hotel is in Bryant Pattengill West, a short 5-minute walk from Briarwood Mall. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Moms weekend at UMich
I enjoy staying at the Kensington. Its easy access to UMich and the rooms are nice. I also like having the restaurant on site.
Julie, 2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

I have stayed at the Kensington in the past, and booked here again specifically for the really nice pool they have. The price of this hotel has gone up to over $200 per night but I booked anyway because my friends and I wanted to hang out in the pool and hot tub. When we arrived, they said the pool is closed for annual maintenance. I was so disappointed. The room was small and the ceilings were so low in the bathroom. Definitely not worth the price I paid. They did let us go to the pool at The Even next door, but that was a pain. I would have just booked somewhere else.
Christine, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Jason, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Cozy stay with a welcoming atmosphere
The Kensington hotel is very large with many hallways yet it still felt cozy. The restaurant, Relish, was very welcoming and comfortable. The staff were very attentive and friendly, especially Haylee, I believe her name was. The selection was limited yet the food was delicious. The only issue I had was the bed felt too soft for my back. The room was spacious and quiet which I enjoyed. I would definitely stay here again.
Tim, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Pretty decent place. Very quiet and you located next to the mall and restaurants!! And it takes no longer than 10 mins to get to a lot of attractions. The only thing is they did not serve breakfast. You had to pay for things like muffins and things of that nature. There were other hotels close that offered that option!
1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Stains, bugs and dirty toilet!!
We have stayed at the Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor a few times and it's always been very good. However, this trip was not up to par! My husband and son stayed this time and the room was NOT clean!! It was late, they were exhausted after a 10 hour drive and they didn't want to change rooms, so my husband just cleaned it up, but there were dried stains on the bathroom counter, hair in the sink, 2 ants crawling around the bathroom floor and a floater in the toilet!!! EEWWW!!! He took photos and showed them to the manager in the morning, but she only said she would talk to housekeeping and he could get an upgrade for a future stay!
1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Go elsewhere if you need an “accessible” room.
We had an “accessible” room. The shower had inadequate grab bars (not enough, and not well placed), the toilet was exceptionally low and there was no grab bar to aid in getting up, and the bathroom was very cold — not heated, and the outside temperature was less than 10 degrees. Very uninviting and inconvenient for an “accessible” room. Aside from the room, the place was perfectly ok.
1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Jose, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice hotel!!
Very pleased with the accommodations. The front desk was friendly and helpful. The room was clean and the beds were very comfortable. We left early so we opted not to include breakfast. An easy drive to U of M hospital. I would definitely stay again!
AnneMarie, 1-night family trip
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