$139 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 11, 2014 Check-out: Jul 12, 2014

The Kensington Court

3 stars
610 Hilton Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
86 reviews
Great place to stay

I thought this hotel had the best overall qualities for the price. The decor was far above what I... See full review

  • Dorothy the Evaluator
  • Mar 14, 2013
Visiting son in school and work

Kensington Court is conveniently located near the mall and not far from downtown. The room was very... See full review

  • loveyamom
  • Jun 18, 2014
Feel at home in Ann Arbor with high-end amenities at mid-range prices
Located walking distance from Briarwood Mall, the Kensington Court in south Ann Arbor boasts a convenient location just off the interstate and within a few minutes drive of downtown and the University of Michigan stadium, campus and medical center. The Kensington Court has an on-site restaurant, a fitness center and the largest indoor pool in Ann Arbor. Guests can stay connected with Wi-Fi access (free) in guest rooms, and business travelers can find a business center and flexible meeting and banquet spaces for up to 500 guests.
Highlights
  • On-site restaurant
  • Largest indoor pool in Ann Arbor
  • Fitness center
  • Wi-Fi access (free)
  • Parking (free)
Rooms
The Kensington Court features standard and executive level accommodations with single king-size beds or pairs of double beds. All accommodations feature cable televisions, telephones, coffee and tea facilities, and irons and ironing boards. Bathrooms have hair-dryers, and business amenities include work desks and Wi-Fi access (free). Executive level guests have additional amenities, including mini refrigerators, microwaves, daily newspapers and access to the concierge lounge, which hosts wine and appetizers each evening.
Features
The Kensington Court is a mid-range Ann Arbor hotel with surprisingly large complement of amenities. Guests can enjoy free parking and easy access to local attractions, including the Briarwood Mall just a short walk from the hotel. And on-site amenities include the largest indoor pool in Ann Arbor, and a hot tub, sauna, sun deck and fitness center. The on-site Graham's Restaurant serves casual meals throughout the day, and complimentary coffee is available in the lobby each morning. Visitors in executive level rooms can enjoy complimentary breakfasts and evening wine socials in the concierge lounge. And all guests can get onto the on-site Wi-Fi network (free) throughout the property. Business travelers can find print, copy and fax services in the business center, and the banquet and meeting spaces at the Kensington Court can accommodate up to 500 guests.
Transportation
  • Ann Arbor Airport (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Amtrak Station (3.6 mi/5.7 km)
  • Detroit Metro Airport (22.9 mi/36.9 km)
Attractions
  • Briarwood Mall (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Michigan Stadium (3 mi/4.8 km)
  • Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum (3.5 mi/5.6 km)
  • Kerrytown Market and Shops (3.6 mi/5.8 km)
  • Domino's Petting Zoo (10.8 mi/17.3 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • Print, copy, fax services
  • Banquet and conference facilities
  • Wi-Fi access (free)

Hotel Map

42.2396 -83.7408
Nearby airports
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County, (DTW), 23.00, MI, W; Metropolitan Area, (DTT), 1.00, MI, N; Ann Arbor Municipal Airport, (ARB), 1.00, MI, N;
Area description
City Center

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The Kensington Court Rooms

Executive
Executive Level King. Free WiFi. Mini-fride-microwave-flat screen TV in room. Concierge Lounge access/includes continental breakfast and evening wine/hors d'oeuvres
Standard
Description not provided
Standard
Standard 2 Double. Free WiFi. All Rooms include coffee maker-iron and board-Sony Dream alarm clock. Complimentaty coffee bar each morning in hotel lobby
Standard
Standard King. Free WiFi. All Rooms include coffee maker-iron and board-Sony Dream alarm clock. Complimentary coffee bar each morning in hotel lobby
Standard
Wheelchair Accessible. Free WiFi. All Rooms include coffee maker-iron and board-Sony Dream alarm clock. Complimentary coffee bar each morning in hotel lobby

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
Executive level
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Sauna
Golf
Jogging track
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Express check in
Express checkout
Laundry/Valet services
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Copy service
Overhead projector
Audio visual equipment
Projector
White board
Conference suite
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Turndown service
Cribs available
In room movies
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors
Sprinklers in rooms
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Crisler Arena: 1.8 mi
  • Michigan Stadium: 1.9 mi
  • Yost Ice Arena: 1.9 mi
  • University of Michigan: 2.5 mi

Dining

GRAHAMS
ENJOY FRESHLY PREPARED CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN CUISINE IN OUR ELECTIC YET CASUAL ATMOSPHERE.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (86)

Ratings and reviews for The Kensington Court

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
86 out of 86
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.9

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Kensington Court

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
loveyamom
Wisconsin
Jun 18, 2014

Visiting son in school and work

Kensington Court is conveniently located near the mall and not far from downtown. The room was very comfortable and clean. Had to extend my stay for a few days and didn't have to change rooms according to new reservations. Since i was here for about a week, it would have been convenient to have a microwave in the room. Overall a very good experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of The Kensington Court

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
nitzomoe
Calgary, AB
Dec 15, 2013

Night in Ann Arbor

Spent a night in Ann Arbor getting some shopping done. In terms of amenities the gym was quite unsatisfactory and needs more equipment/weights. The hot tub was nice but no sauna. Location is perfect to catch the airport express bus.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Red robin is close by and has great burgers!

Review of The Kensington Court

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
hopperlady27
Boston, MA
Nov 25, 2013

Better than anticipated

I stayed for one night. The room was comfortable, clean, and warm (although the heater was a bit loud). The hotel, although in a great location, was a bit dated but charming in a way. The staff were friendly overall and were good with helping me with non-working room keys. I would stay here again if I were in the area. The restaurant breakfast was decent. There were many other amenities that I did not utilize (e.g., pool, business center) but could be of added value for other guests.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of The Kensington Court

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mary503
Washington DC
Oct 8, 2013

Nice hotel overall, room meh

This is a very nice hotel and has a good location for access to campus and the airport due to the Michigan Flyer bus stop right out front. It cost $12 to take the bus to DTW, which is a lot cheaper than a cab. Also, great access to the stadium as it is a little over a mile away and there is a shuttle bus from the hotel to the stadium as well. Our room was ordinary and it was not tidied by the staff during the day, which I found ridiculous. We were out of the room by noon and did not have the Do Not Disturb sign on the door. Also, everyone was having trouble with the key cards. I had to go to the desk multiple times to get new cards to get them to work on the door. Lame.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of The Kensington Court

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Bill200
Honolulu HI
Sep 2, 2013

Noise

You could hear loud and clear voice from your neighbor room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of The Kensington Court

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
silkysal
Cincinnnati
Jul 21, 2013

Art Show Motivated

Friendly welcoming staff, comfortable bedding, attractive lobby. Horrible restaurant serves breakfast buffet of eggs, bacon, sausage etc. all ice cold! Handicapped room located at furthest point away from lobby. Convenient location to get shuttle to art show and to access shopping center across the parking lot. More good than bad at this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

If attending the art show use the shuttle rather than driving into town. Buses are air conditioned extremely well, run every 10 minutes are always available and run throughout the day and evening. Best $3.00 you can spend!

Review of The Kensington Court

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
AmericanInAForeignLand
Business
Courtyard by Marriot Ann Arbor MI
Apr 16, 2013

OMG Don't waste your money

It is a decent hotel, however for the price you should at least have a fridge and coffee pot. And the Staff act like they are all on Xanax, they are like the walking dead. Rude Rude Rude!! Most hotels give you a breakfast for a far lesser price for the hotel room, this hotel doesn't even give you a cracker. For the price you have to pay you should get a dinner too and expect the hundreds of cigarette butts would be picked up from outside. And the décor is like something out of the 60's It's a waste of money don't do it!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Kensington Court

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jimmy Dude
Grand Rapids,MI
Apr 9, 2013

Fine stay for the bash!

Hotel was great and easy to find from the bus station. Room had an excellent bed and was very clean. Even ordered room service and it was quite good for mid day room service

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Red Robin and Macaroni Grill right next door

Review of The Kensington Court

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Dorothy the Evaluator
Aiken, South Carolina
Mar 14, 2013

Great place to stay

I thought this hotel had the best overall qualities for the price. The decor was far above what I would expect. The staff was friendly. I lost my cell phone in the hotel and for the first time, I was able to recover something that I lost. Other hotels where I have stayed have staff that would not have returned it; but this one did. The food was reasonable and good. Service was very cordial. I was extremely pleased with my stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Be sure you have a detail map. Bring your GPS.

Review of The Kensington Court

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Interlochen Alumnus
Detroit, MI
Feb 25, 2013

Very good stay!

The hotel is located in the Briartwood Mall complex, just a few dozen yards from South State Street, a direct artery into the U of M campus. It's easy to find and conveniently located. The room was large, clean and well-appointed, and the staff was very friendly. Recommended!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Main Street in Ann Arbor has dzens of nice restaurants and a few great art galleries. It's a nice morning's walk-about.

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