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Overview of The Kensington Hotel

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Indoor Pool
Terrace/Patio
Balcony
Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, desk, blackout drapes

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.
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Great service. Allowed early check in. I know the hotel is older and gone through some renovations but fot the price it's the best deal in Ann Arbor. It's clean and comfy too!

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationBriarwood Mall1 min walk
    Popular LocationBuhr Park4 min drive
    Popular LocationMichigan Stadium4 min drive
    AirportDetroit, MI (DTW-Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County)25 min drive
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  • Classic Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 266 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsClassic Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed (Elite)

    Room amenities

    • 266 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
    More detailsExecutive Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed (Elite)
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsExecutive Room, 1 King Bed
  • Classic Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsClassic Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Roll in Shower)

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 266 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Roll in Shower)
  • Classic Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 266 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsClassic Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible
  • Elite Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Balcony

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
    More detailsElite Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Balcony
  • Classic Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 266 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsClassic Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Double Bed, Balcony

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Room, 1 Double Bed, Balcony

About this area

Ann Arbor

Located in Ann Arbor, The Kensington Hotel is in the business 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 Ann Arbor Hands On Museum are also worth visiting. Break out the clubs and hit the links with a golf course nearby, or seek out an adventure with mountain biking, hunting, and hiking/biking trails.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Briarwood Mall - 1 min walk
  • Buhr Park - 4 min drive
  • Michigan Stadium - 4 min drive
  • Stonebridge Golf Club - 7 min drive
  • Lake Forest Golf Club - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Ann Arbor Station - 8 min drive
  • AirportDetroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) - 25 min drive

Restaurants

  • Rel.ish — 1 min walk
  • Red Robin — 5 min walk
  • California Pizza Kitchen — 5 min walk
  • Romano's Macaroni Grill — 7 min walk
  • Seoul Garden — 10 min walk

About this property

The Kensington Hotel

Suburban Ann Arbor hotel in Bryant Pattengill West, walk to Briarwood Mall
A restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a 24-hour business center, a conference center, and coffee/tea in a common area. All 200 rooms feature comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, while conveniences include refrigerators and coffee makers. For a bit of entertainment, LED TVs come with cable channels, and guests will also find free WiFi and free weekday newspapers. Weekly housekeeping is available.
The Kensington Hotel offers 200 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary weekday newspapers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch LED televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered weekly and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in June 2016.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

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 sanitization guidelines 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

Internet

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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • RV/bus/truck parking

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)

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Swimming pool

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Conveniences

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

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Business services

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

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • 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

More

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

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Linens
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

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

Entertainment

  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Cable channels

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator

More

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

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Check-in

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

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from December 13 2020 to January 8 2021 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 35.00 per accommodation, per stay
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
Kids stay free! Up to 4 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per day
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • 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 day

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

You need to know

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
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
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
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Kensington Court
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Kensington Court Hotel
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The Kensington Court
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Frequently asked questions

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.
Does The Kensington Hotel have a pool?
Yes, this property has a pool. Pool access ends at 11:00 PM.
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 within 3 mi (5 km) of Briarwood Mall, University of Michigan, and Michigan Stadium. Cobblestone Farm and Buhr Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).
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4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.4/5

Amenities

4.3/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
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Love Kensington Hotel
Great service. Allowed early check in. I know the hotel is older and gone through some renovations but fot the price it's the best deal in Ann Arbor. It's clean and comfy too!
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Nice stay
The hotel is very nice. They give you a complimentary champagne toast when you check-in. I had a balcony room, but my room didn’t really have much of a view, it just faced out towards the roof of the indoor pool, but to add a positive spin to that is that it adds a bit more privacy for you on your balcony. Beds are super comfy, we slept like babies. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the pool was closed & I was a bit bummed by that, but that’s not the hotel’s fault that we are in a pandemic & if some people had common sense, they too would understand that. All in all, even with the pandemic they do an excellent job to make sure you have a comfortable stay. We will certainly be back any time we stay in Ann Arbor.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
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Great location; greater service.
Extremely warm, welcoming staff. Great location, convenient to freeways and the university. Great options for food and drink.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
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The hotel was nice and clean, in a quiet area. We had issues with our toliet the next morning and notified front desk right away. The issue was fixed and cleaned up by the time we got back from our planned activities. It was a nice stay.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
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The hotel was really nice and the complimentary champagne at check in was a nice touch.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020