travel and transportation information

Travel Information and Transportation


Travel can be exhausting, but at the Kensington Hotel on State Street in Ann Arbor, we want to ensure you have all the resources you need at your fingertips. We have provided you helpful links to ensure an extraordinary experience while visiting the Ann Arbor area.

Detroit Metro Airport

Ann Arbor Airport


  • Romance Package

    ROMANTIC GETAWAY:It could be for an anniversary, Valentine’s Day, or even just a trip to rekindle the love, but a romantic getaway is a must for any thriving couple. It doesn’t have to be fall or summer for you to take a getaway, it just has to be the right getaway place for you and your special one to enjoy. Here is what to look for in a romantic getaway.

    IT SHOULD BE RELAXING: Relax and enjoy, that's what a Romantic Getaway should be all about. At The Kensington Hotel, you will get Champagne and Chocolate-covered Strawberries served in your room, with a large cozy bed to spread out in. Upgrade to a suite that includes a spacious lounge and a beautiful soaking tub. On top of these, you get to enjoy the crystal blue pool, sauna and steam bath, schedule a couples massage with Sapphire Spa with a special negotiated rate and enjoy expert masseuses and masseurs. To get you even more relaxed, enjoy room service throughout your stay. And guess what? There is no rush when it comes to your checkout day; it's not the 10 A.M. standard time that every other hotel offers, at The Kensington Hotel, you are given an extra three hours so that you can relax a little more and check out at 1 P.M. Great food, because bad food almost always ruins a good getaway. If you keep frowning at the taste of each food you bite, you're probably not going to have a very good time. That’s why it is important to ensure you choose a hotel with the best food. The Kensington Hotel creates several cuisines for you to choose from. They are mostly American historical meals, but they are given a touch of creativity and cooked with fresh ingredients sourced locally. A couple can choose to eat breakfast at the rising of the sun on the balcony of the beautiful Kensington Hotel or enjoy dinner with one of the hotel's handmade cocktails with a credit to our on-site restaurant, relish.

  • Military Discount

    Proud of our Troops - Military DiscountAnn Arbor has a proud military history - even seeing an influx of military personnel and civilian defense workers during WWII as Ford's Willow Run plant churned out B-24 Liberator aircraft near neighboring Ypsilanti, MI. At The Kensington Hotel, we take pride in our military heritage, and that's why we're proud to offer veterans and current members of the armed forces our Military Discount. Contact our friendly team to learn more about this special offer.

    Special Offer DetailsTo show our appreciation for the military, both past and present, we offer a 20% discount on the Best Available Rate for our newly renovated guest rooms. To receive the military discount, you must show a valid military ID or State ID with the veteran designation upon check-in. When reserving your room online, enter either "ACTIVE" OR "RETIRED" in the company field.The Kensington Hotel DifferenceWhen you choose to book your stay at The Kensington Hotel, you'll enjoy the sophisticated accommodations, luxurious amenities and unparalleled service that only an independently owned boutique hotel can offer. From the moment you first enter our lobby, you'll be greeted by a warm, friendly member of our staff. Besides complimentary champagne at check-in, free Wi-Fi, guest parking and in-room dining in our well-appointed guest rooms, The Kensington Hotel features a full-service fitness center, the largest indoor swimming pool in Ann Arbor and premium Beekman 1802© products. Book Your StayAt The Kensington Hotel, we'd like to thank you for your military service by offering a 20% discount on your room. Search accommodations to book your stay online, or call us today at 734-761-7800 to make a room reservation.

  • Relax With Our Bed and Breakfast Package

    Checking into a hotel promises time spent where you can relax, unwind, and let the stress of life fade away. Whether you are visiting Ann Arbor, Michigan, on business or for pleasure, there is always a little time to carve out for yourself. Instead of staying at one of the big box chain hotels, make a reservation to take care of yourself by booking a stay at our urban retreat with the Bed and Breakfast Special Offer.

    Join us for the night, enjoy, relax, sleep in, check out isn't until 1:00 PM. Enjoy a local breakfast for two in our full service restaurant, rel-ish or room service. (gratuity not included).

  • Shop 'Til You Drop

    Relax with cocktails at The Kensington Hotel after a day of Retail Therapy at the newly renovated Briarwood Mall, complete with a $50 gift card. Experience luxe for less at over 100 distinctive specialty stores and restaurants with a $50 gift card to Briarwood Mall.After your day of retail therapy, head back to the Union Bar and Market at the hotel, a local favorite, for cocktails and conversation. Breakfast for two the next morning is the perfect finish to this fantastic special offer.

    This offer includes:Two post shopping cocktails in our Union BarBreakfast for two in our locally inspired restaurant$50 gift card for Briarwood Mall