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The University Inn Ann Arbor

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The price was great! I'd call the place no frills. The room was nice, beds comfortable, had all the amenities I needed (fridge, microwave, coffee maker tv), but I'm fine with basic and not best of the best. The WiFi was sketchy, so if being online and have a good connection is important to your work or needs while you stay there, I'd choose another place. The free breakfast was almost totally carbs. No fruit or protein. There was some juice. There was speedy oatmeal. I just had coffee, which was pretty good. I would stay there again.

We stayed here while visiting the University of Michigan. The room was clean and as expected. Front desk was friendly. The continental breakfast was lacking and the room could have used darkening curtains besides the blinds. But otherwise it was a pleasant stay.

check in was easy - -room was spacious and clean. price was definitely right. would stay again

Clean room and grounds, comfortable bed, clean sheets and linen. Very convenient access on and off Hwy 23. Lots of restaurants and shopping in the area. I would not think twice about staying here again.

This is our second stay at the Lamp Post Inn. For the price, it is clean, comfortable..exactly what we need it for. It is well located...we plan on staying there whenever we go through Ann Arbor..which is about 2 to 3 times a year.

We just needed an over-night for a campus visit to the U of M. The Lamp Post Inn was very easy to find driving in from Detroit in a rented car. Instructions say to call if you will be arriving after 10 pm. That is important, because the desk does close. We called ahead and the keys were left for us, as promised. Continental breakfast was fine, and the desk employees were very helpful.

I had booked this place because of the price, which was fairly cheap. I didn't expect much and I didn't stay very long nor did stay in the room very much. The room was very spacious, having two twin beds and a micro-kitchen. I did feel like the sheets were not cleaned as well as I expected as some of the pillows smelled. The bathroom isn't as clean as I hoped for but then again, it is a fairly cheap hotel. I did appreciate the free working wifi and the fairly big TV with cable. Had I brought a car, finding parking would have been no problem. Check in was simple and so was check out. I took an uber to campus and it was about $6.50. If uber is not your fancy, I was told there is a bus that will take you to campus.

We stayed here for 2 nights, Aug. 1-2, 2015. There were two adults and one 8 year old child sharing a king bed. The staff were friendly and were well prepared for our arrival. Our room was on the second floor and was neat and tidy. This hotel has a good location on the Eastern side of Ann Arbor, about 3 miles from the heart of the University of Michigan's central campus. Our stay was comfortable and reasonably good value for money. Our biggest disappointments were with the continental breakfast, which was not much more than bread and plain bagels and very mediocre coffee. The Wi-Fi was also very poor. For a basic, clean, friendly, well located hotel with no frills, this was an acceptable choice for us.

In my opinion, Trader Joe's, next door, is the highlight of Lamp Post. The bed was good and linen clean while the carpet was tired looking and the room had an odd chemical smell. The bathroom is quite old and cramped with a small and short shower. If you are 6' or higher it might feel quite small. The doors to the rooms do not seal well on the frame. This seems to allow noise and the outside environment in. I wouldn't go back, simply, I didn't get a good night's rest.

basic room with basic amenities. The price was reasonable. overall nice place to stay. there is a smell in the room which is kind of annoying in the beginning but you get used to it. I almost walked to school every day and it takes about 35 minutes to get to there.

Nice, clean, two story motel. Nice to have fridge and microwave. Breakfast was basic but nice. Staff was friendly and allowed us to check in early with no issues. Check in was speedy.

Very old and run down. Do not plan on staying here again.

The Lamp Post Inn is fairly close to campus and downtown restaurants, bars and many other attractions. While some places to stay are closer, the Lamp Post Inn offers a better value, particularly in the colder months, when prices are lower. The rooms are decent sized and are well maintained.

The staff was frendly and they allowed an extra hour to check out. I felt that I was given a bad room because I used yor site. I won't complain , l recommend you send a representative in order to compare room 125 with the rest of the property. Then ask why your clientele is getting that room when it is obvious the hotel is not full? Your site is very convenient and fast, and this was the first time I used it , but something tells me I probably Will Not use the 15 you are offering for this. I can't recommend this hotel because I don't know what the real rooms are like.

Near the stadium and the south side of the campus. Very easy access. The walls are a little too thin between rooms so watch your TV volume. Otherwise, pretty nondescript stay.

it reached my expecting. I will recommend to my friends.

I can't complain too much, because hey, you get what you pay for, but, I'd probably never stay there again. The bed was super hard, the carpet was in pretty bad shape, the room had a weird smell, and the showering experience was one of the worst I've ever had (and I travel a lot for business). Seventy dollars a night is hard to pass up, but I probably will suck it up and spend the extra money for somewhere with a half-way comfortable bed.

It was cheap, so I did not expect a lot from it. The smell of the parking lot was quite strong, the breakfast was cheesy, and the staff was OK. I stayed there only for one night since I needed to visit U of M Ann Arbor, which was OK. But I absolutely will not stay there for longer than 2 nights even it's cheap.

This place is nothing to write home about. But for the price we paid we expected nothing less/more.

2424 E Stadium Blvd Ann Arbor MI

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Cobblestone Farm is within 2 miles (3 km) of The University Inn Ann Arbor while other popular attractions such as Michigan Stadium are within 3 miles (5 km). This 55-room hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. University of Michigan Museum of Art and University of Michigan are also nearby.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast.


Rooms

All 55 air-conditioned rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and cable TV. Climb into the pillowtop bed for a pleasant night's sleep. Free local calls and desks are other standard amenities.


Property features

Renovated in 2015, The University Inn Ann Arbor offers free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and a computer station. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a convenience store, barbecue grills, and a picnic area.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Kitchenette with Two Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for The University Inn Ann Arbor

Everyone (6) Business (25) Couples (20) Family (16) Other (27) Friends (9)
3

no frills basic but adequate

BusinessTravelers

The price was great! I'd call the place no frills. The room was nice, beds comfortable, had all the amenities I needed (fridge, microwave, coffee maker tv), but I'm fine with basic and not best of the best. The WiFi was sketchy, so if being online and have a good connection is important to your work or needs while you stay there, I'd choose another place. The free breakfast was almost totally carbs. No fruit or protein. There was some juice. There was speedy oatmeal. I just had coffee, which was pretty good. I would stay there again.

By , from Petoskey on Nov 10, 2016

3

a basic shelter over your head

BusinessTravelers

By on Oct 29, 2016

4

clean and quaint

Everyone

We stayed here while visiting the University of Michigan. The room was clean and as expected. Front desk was friendly. The continental breakfast was lacking and the room could have used darkening curtains besides the blinds. But otherwise it was a pleasant stay.

By , from Chicago on Aug 13, 2016

4

good location for my purpose in town

Everyone

check in was easy - -room was spacious and clean. price was definitely right. would stay again

By on Jul 30, 2016

5

clean, comfortable convenient location

Everyone

Clean room and grounds, comfortable bed, clean sheets and linen. Very convenient access on and off Hwy 23. Lots of restaurants and shopping in the area. I would not think twice about staying here again.

By on Jun 19, 2016

5

always pleased

Everyone

This is our second stay at the Lamp Post Inn. For the price, it is clean, comfortable..exactly what we need it for. It is well located...we plan on staying there whenever we go through Ann Arbor..which is about 2 to 3 times a year.

By , from Iowa on Apr 24, 2016

4

clean and convenient to the u of m

Everyone

We just needed an over-night for a campus visit to the U of M. The Lamp Post Inn was very easy to find driving in from Detroit in a rented car. Instructions say to call if you will be arriving after 10 pm. That is important, because the desk does close. We called ahead and the keys were left for us, as promised. Continental breakfast was fine, and the desk employees were very helpful.

By , from San Juan, PR on Mar 25, 2016

3

hotel close to university of michigan campus

Everyone

I had booked this place because of the price, which was fairly cheap. I didn't expect much and I didn't stay very long nor did stay in the room very much. The room was very spacious, having two twin beds and a micro-kitchen. I did feel like the sheets were not cleaned as well as I expected as some of the pillows smelled. The bathroom isn't as clean as I hoped for but then again, it is a fairly cheap hotel. I did appreciate the free working wifi and the fairly big TV with cable. Had I brought a car, finding parking would have been no problem. Check in was simple and so was check out. I took an uber to campus and it was about $6.50. If uber is not your fancy, I was told there is a bus that will take you to campus.

By , from San Francisco on Mar 22, 2016

4

trip home to visit mom in a2

Families

We stayed here for 2 nights, Aug. 1-2, 2015. There were two adults and one 8 year old child sharing a king bed. The staff were friendly and were well prepared for our arrival. Our room was on the second floor and was neat and tidy. This hotel has a good location on the Eastern side of Ann Arbor, about 3 miles from the heart of the University of Michigan's central campus. Our stay was comfortable and reasonably good value for money. Our biggest disappointments were with the continental breakfast, which was not much more than bread and plain bagels and very mediocre coffee. The Wi-Fi was also very poor. For a basic, clean, friendly, well located hotel with no frills, this was an acceptable choice for us.

By on Aug 8, 2015

2

tired hotel

Singles

In my opinion, Trader Joe's, next door, is the highlight of Lamp Post. The bed was good and linen clean while the carpet was tired looking and the room had an odd chemical smell. The bathroom is quite old and cramped with a small and short shower. If you are 6' or higher it might feel quite small. The doors to the rooms do not seal well on the frame. This seems to allow noise and the outside environment in. I wouldn't go back, simply, I didn't get a good night's rest.

By on Jul 25, 2015