The Kensington Hotel on State Street

3500 South State StreetAnn Arbor48108USA
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About The Kensington Hotel on State Street

The Kensington Hotel on State Street prides itself on providing chic boutique accommodations, pet-friendly rooms, and over 10,000 sq. feet of event space. The stylish hotel is located next-door to the Briarwood Shopping Mall.

Featuring classic interiors, all rooms and suites are designed to impress. With upscale details such as marble bathrooms, deluxe toiletries, premium bedding, and modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs, guests will feel right at home.

To refresh, guests may take a dip in the indoor pool, warm up in the dry sauna, or enjoy an energising workout at the gym. For convenience and comfort, the hotel also hosts a mini convenience shop and a fully equipped business centre.

For a taste of traditional local fare as well as all-American favourites, a meal at all-day restaurant Rel-Ish is a must. Light fare is available 24/7 at the Union Lobby Bar.

The University of Michigan campus, its "Big House" Football stadium, and UM Art Gallery, are two and a half miles from The Kensington Hotel on State Street.


3500 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108, USA
Telephone: +1(734)7617800 | Fax: +1(734)9951085 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Convenient Ann Arbor Location

This hotel is located near downtown Ann Arbor, which offers a wide array of specialty shops and restaurants. This hotel is also convenient for guests with business at the University of Michigan. It's just a short distance to the famous Zingerman's Deli, and there is a mall nearby as well. UofM's Crisler Center and Michigan Stadium are less than three miles away.

Outstanding Leisure Facilities

This hotel offers a large swimming pool and lovely hot tub. The pool, although it doesn't have lines or lane guards, is, nonetheless, great for swimming laps. There is also an excellent workout room with cardio equipment and weights.

Friendly Hotel Staff

The staff at this hotel are friendly, polite, and accommodating. They offer professional service, yet the service is warm and genuine. They are extremely knowledgeable about the local area and all things University of Michigan, so be sure to ask if you have questions or need recommendations or directions.

Negative Reviews

Hotel Undergoing Renovations

This hotel is currently in the middle of renovations. The staff do their best to help you navigate this, but some guests are still assigned old rooms which can be very dark. Common areas in the hotel are filled with work tools. Some rooms are partially renovated and the hotel is still selling them to guests. Be prepared to check back for when renovations are complete.

Possible Noise Issues

Some guests report that noise from the nearby highway can be a bit loud and bothersome. You can also hear everything going on around you because of the thin walls. Normal speaking voices seem to be heard without a problem from the surrounding areas.

Low Ceiling Issues

Several guests say the ceilings in this hotel are strangely low. Anyone over 6'5" may have to do quite a bit of ducking to avoid hitting their head.

Rating Overview

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8.4 /10
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8.4 out of 10 based on 1502 reviews