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The Kensington Hotel

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Front of property
Indoor pool
Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of The Kensington Hotel

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The Kensington Hotel

3.5 star property

8.8/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
3500 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBriarwood Mall5 min walk
  • Popular LocationBuhr Park3 min drive
  • Popular LocationMichigan Stadium4 min drive
  • AirportDetroit, MI (DTW-Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County)25 min drive
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About this area

Ann Arbor

The Kensington Hotel is located in Bryant Pattengill West, a neighborhood in Ann Arbor, and is in a shopping district and near the beach. Buhr Park and Nichols Arboretum reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Yost Ice Arena and Exhibit Museum of Natural History at the University Of Michigan. Leslie Science & Nature Center and Bel-Mark Lanes are also worth visiting. Break out the clubs and hit the links with a golf course nearby, or seek out an adventure with horse riding, hiking/biking trails, and mountain biking.

What's nearby

  • Briarwood Mall - 5 min walk
  • Buhr Park - 3 min drive
  • Lake Forest Golf Club - 4 min drive
  • Michigan Stadium - 4 min drive
  • Stonebridge Golf Club - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Ann Arbor Station - 14 min drive
  • Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) - 25 min drive


  • Seoul Garden - 10 min walk
  • Mark's Mid-Town Coney Island - 10 min walk
  • Olive Garden - 11 min walk
  • Mediterrano - 12 min walk
  • DiBella's Subs - 3 min drive

About this property

The Kensington Hotel

3.5-star hotel in Bryant Pattengill West, rejuvenated in 2016
A terrace, a garden, and a library are just a few of the amenities provided at The Kensington Hotel. The onsite local cuisine restaurant, rel.ish, features brunch and happy hour. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a bar and a 24-hour gym.
Other perks include:
  • An indoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Continental breakfast (surcharge), RV/bus/truck parking, and express check-out
  • A TV in the lobby, an elevator, and concierge services
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the dining options, pool, and helpful staff
Room features
All 200 rooms have comforts such as premium bedding and laptop-friendly workspaces, as well as thoughtful touches like free WiFi and air conditioning. Guests reviews speak well of the clean rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding and pillowtop mattresses
  • Bathrooms with tubs or showers and free toiletries
  • 32-inch LED TVs with cable channels
  • Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and heating


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/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in 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 sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • RV/bus/truck parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 6 AM–11:00 AM: USD 3.00-15.00 for adults and USD 3.00-15.00 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Restaurants on site

  • Rel.ish

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Indoor pool

Family friendly

  • Indoor pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Snack bar/deli


  • ATM/banking services
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference center
  • Meeting rooms - 10


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking


  • Couples dining
  • Renovated entire property - June 2016
  • Romance packages available
  • Shared microwave
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Towels


  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Cable channels

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers (weekdays)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 35.00 per accommodation, per stay
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
1 per room (up to 40 lbs)
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
4 children, up to the age of 12 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per stay
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 3.00 and USD 15.00 for adults, USD 3.00 and USD 15.00 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 35.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Kensington Court
Kensington Court Ann Arbor
Kensington Court Hotel
Kensington Court Hotel Ann Arbor
Kensington Hotel Ann Arbor
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 have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at The Kensington Hotel?

As of Dec 10, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Kensington Hotel on Dec 11, 2022 start from $119.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is The Kensington Hotel pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows dogs (limit 1 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 40 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 35.00 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at The Kensington Hotel?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Kensington Hotel?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 2:00 AM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at The Kensington Hotel?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is The Kensington Hotel located?

Located in Bryant Pattengill West, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Briarwood Mall and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from University of Michigan. Buhr Park and Cobblestone Farm are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Kensington Hotel and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Kensington Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Kensington Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 10 - Excellent. 616 out of 999 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 62%
Rating 8 - Good. 249 out of 999 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 25%
Rating 6 - Okay. 82 out of 999 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 8%
Rating 4 - Poor. 33 out of 999 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 3%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 19 out of 999 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 2%




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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Fire pit not working and that was huge selling point for me. Rest of property and stay was great
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

8/10 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Friendly staff and loved that there was a restaurant attached to pick up food from.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

8/10 Good

Erika, Redford
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The staff here are very nice and helpful! They explained everything when I checked in (billing, checkout, Wi-Fi, amenities, breakfast) and I even got a glass of champagne! The rooms are very clean. I stayed during the weekday and it was quiet. The location is perfect from the mall and Michigan’s campus. I’d definitely recommend.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

8/10 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
It was clean
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
I have had a wonderful experience here multiple times now. Everyone is really wonderful and caring. This trip, the manager who checked us in was awful, he actually made me say out loud that we would not come back. Everyone else is amazing. He seemed unhappy that I had kids, he was rude, and
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

2/10 Terrible

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

6/10 Okay

Disliked: Cleanliness
Incorrectly markets itself to be high-end
Criminally overpriced by at least 30%. Stayed 5 nights. Room cleanliness was poor and needed updates. 3-inch gap between the door and the floor, so I had to put a towel down at night. Don’t be fooled by the complementary wine offered during check in —which seemed to only be offered to some.
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

4/10 Poor

Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

6/10 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness
The room had mold all around the tub The front desk staff was very helpful
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2022