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The University Inn Ann Arbor

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I appreciated their quiet policy. No smoking outside the rooms and quiet in the parking lot. The hotel is obviously older than some, but it was in well kept up and fit my needs exactly.

Ideal if you want a cheap place to stay & are not spending much time in your motel. Knew it wasn’t going to be anything special when we booked it but it definitely met our 3 main needs. A place to sleep, a place to shower and a place within walking distance to the stadium. Beds will kill your back but that may have been from the lack of sleep & alcohol. There were a couple bullet holes in the wall. The plumbing was a small concern. The shower would scold you if another room flushed their toilet & we were concerned the toilet was going to clog from lack of water pressure. Luckily it never did but if it had there was no plunger. Like I said before, very cost efficient & ideal if your goal is a bed & close proximity to campus.

The hotel is an older hotel, but was a great stay. Rooms have everything you need and the group that stayed there were completely accommodated.

Hotel is very good Very clean Nice people's. All are cooperative

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.

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

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay.


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 (10) Business (25) Couples (20) Family (16) Other (27) Friends (9)
4

nice hotel close to u of m.

Everyone

I appreciated their quiet policy. No smoking outside the rooms and quiet in the parking lot. The hotel is obviously older than some, but it was in well kept up and fit my needs exactly.

By on Dec 23, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 26, 2017

We are so glad that you enjoyed our quiet facilities and convenient location! We will take your feedback regarding our breakfast into consideration as we strive to continuously improve our service. We look forward to seeing you the next time you visit Ann Arbor!

4

cheap & close to stadium

Everyone

Ideal if you want a cheap place to stay & are not spending much time in your motel. Knew it wasn’t going to be anything special when we booked it but it definitely met our 3 main needs. A place to sleep, a place to shower and a place within walking distance to the stadium. Beds will kill your back but that may have been from the lack of sleep & alcohol. There were a couple bullet holes in the wall. The plumbing was a small concern. The shower would scold you if another room flushed their toilet & we were concerned the toilet was going to clog from lack of water pressure. Luckily it never did but if it had there was no plunger. Like I said before, very cost efficient & ideal if your goal is a bed & close proximity to campus.

By , from Boise, ID on Nov 28, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 5, 2017

We are so glad that you enjoyed our convenient amenities and location! We do apologize for the issues that you experienced with the plumbing, and we will have maintenance inspect the room that you stayed in to make sure that everything is in working order. We also apologize for any holes in the wall that you may have noticed, though we can assure you that they were not caused by bullets. We look forward to seeing you the next time you're in town!

4

overall a great stay

Everyone

The hotel is an older hotel, but was a great stay. Rooms have everything you need and the group that stayed there were completely accommodated.

By on Sep 1, 2017

5

great .. excellent..fantastic

Everyone

Hotel is very good Very clean Nice people's. All are cooperative

By , from India on Aug 23, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 30, 2017

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts! We are glad to see that you were able to enjoy our clean facilities and helpful staff. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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