University of Michigan

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Come to see the ivied halls, grassy quads, cultural performances and athletic events at this renowned university, one of the world’s most prestigious.

Since its creation over 200 years ago, the University of Michigan has become one of the top educational institutions in the world, known for its leadership in academic performance, inspiring arts and culture and powerful sports teams. Stroll along quiet paths past stone buildings covered in ivy and step inside the “Big House,” where some of the best U.S. college football players meet their rivals.

Over 40,000 students from around the world attend the university on its 3,200 acres (1,300 hectares) on two main campuses in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Visit some of the nearly 60 arts and culture venues on campus, such as the University of Michigan Museum of Art, the historic Michigan Theater, the more modern Arthur Miller Theatre and the Lurie Bell Tower. The Law Library is a surprisingly interesting building, appreciated for its very recognizable Gothic exterior and beautiful interior with stained-glass windows and warm wood furnishings.

In size and popularity, Michigan Stadium is the biggest attraction on campus, with seating for over 100,000 fans during Wolverine football games. Book in advance for an event ticket or a stadium tour. Hill Auditorium is the school’s largest performing arts venue, popular for symphonic orchestra concerts, dance productions, lectures and rock concerts. Most events are open to the public.

The university’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens provide serene space near the North Campus core to see an experimental farm, hike trails and study native and non-native plants indoors, a pleasant spot to spend a wintry afternoon. Visit the Nichols Arboretum on the Main Campus to appreciate natural plantings including a huge peony garden and colorful lilacs and rhododendrons.

Fly to the Detroit Metropolitan International Airport and drive or take a taxi or shuttle the 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the University of Michigan campus. You’ll find plenty of restaurants, coffee shops and bars near campus. Note that accommodations fill during special school events, such as big football games or graduation, so book a place to stay well in advance of your visit.

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Hyatt Place Ann Arbor
Hyatt Place Ann Arbor
3.5 out of 5
3223 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI
The price is $107 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Located in Bryant Pattengill East, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Briarwood Mall, Michigan Stadium, and University of Michigan. Cobblestone Farm and Buhr ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (888 reviews)
"Very nice property and friendly staff. Property was hard to get into and out of by car"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Hyatt Place Ann Arbor
Graduate Ann Arbor
Graduate Ann Arbor
4 out of 5
615 E Huron Street, Ann Arbor, MI
The price is $135 per night from Dec 28 to Dec 28
Located in the heart of Ann Arbor, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of University of Michigan and U of M Hospital. Michigan Stadium and Briarwood Mall are ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (977 reviews)
"This was a unique place. It was quiet and had neat things in the room and around the hotel. Staff was very friendly."

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Graduate Ann Arbor
Bell Tower Hotel
Bell Tower Hotel
3.5 out of 5
300 South Thayer, Ann Arbor, MI
The price is $179 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 7
Located in the heart of Ann Arbor, this hotel is steps from Hill Auditorium and University of Michigan. Michigan Stadium and U of M Hospital are also within ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (544 reviews)
"Very convenient. Helpful, friendly staff"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

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Hyatt Place Ann Arbor
Hyatt Place Ann Arbor
3.5 out of 5
3223 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI
The price is $107 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Hyatt Place Ann Arbor
Graduate Ann Arbor
Graduate Ann Arbor
4 out of 5
615 E Huron Street, Ann Arbor, MI
The price is $135 per night from Dec 26 to Dec 26
Graduate Ann Arbor
Bell Tower Hotel
Bell Tower Hotel
3.5 out of 5
300 South Thayer, Ann Arbor, MI
The price is $179 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 7
Bell Tower Hotel
Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown
Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown
3 out of 5
120 West Huron Street, Ann Arbor, MI
The price is $169 per night from Dec 24 to Dec 24
Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown
Ann Arbor B&B Inn
Ann Arbor B&B Inn
3 out of 5
921 E Huron St, Ann Arbor, MI
The price is $134 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
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State & Liberty - BEST Campus Location - GO BLUE!
Ann Arbor, MI
The price is $179 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 6
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State & Liberty - Stay in the HEART of Ann Arbor!!
State & Liberty - Stay in the HEART of Ann Arbor!!
Ann Arbor, MI
The price is $130 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
State & Liberty - Stay in the HEART of Ann Arbor!!
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BEST CAMPUS LOCATION - State & Liberty - Starbucks
Ann Arbor, MI
The price is $180 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
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State & Liberty - GIGANTIC - King Bed - 1300 Sq Ft
State & Liberty - GIGANTIC - King Bed - 1300 Sq Ft
Ann Arbor, MI
The price is $249 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 8
State & Liberty - GIGANTIC - King Bed - 1300 Sq Ft
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