Services and Amenities at the Kensington Hotel

Services & Amenities


Discover unmatched service and unsurpassed ambiance at the Kensington Hotel on State Street. While the larger, chain-style hotels wait until you make a request, the friendly staff at our independently owned hotel prides itself on anticipating your needs before you even ask. From complimentary Wi-Fi, top-notch local cuisine at Relish, our onsite restaurant, to professional event planning and catering, we go on the clock the second you check in.

Start each morning with our complimentary Viennese Coffee Bar. Enjoy an invigorating swim in our heated indoor pool, grab a workout in our fully equipped fitness center or head to the hot tub to soak away travel stress. In the evening, unwind over cocktails and enticing cuisine at Relish or meet for drinks in the Lounge.

For productive conferences and meetings and unforgettable weddings, the Kensington Hotel on State Street showcases sophisticated function space, along with top-notch meeting planning and catering services.

For the comfort and convenience of our guests, the hotel features the following amenities and services:

  • Indoor Pool Pavilion, Garden and Gazebo: open 5:30am to 11:00 p.m. daily
  • Dry Sauna, Whirlpool and Fitness center: open 5:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily
  • Dog friendly
  • In room dining
  • Valet Laundry (Monday - Friday)
  • Complimentary guest parking
  • Complimentary Viennese Coffee bar daily 6:00am – 10:00am in the Lobby
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Express check-out
  • Relish: Authentic Ann Arbor for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Union Lobby Bar
  • Dash-In sundry shop
  • Meeting & Banquet Event space
  • Fax, copy, and mail services
  • Ice and vending machines
  • Personalized wake-up calls
  • Business Center Complete with Complimentary Internet Service and Detroit Metro Airport Departure Times
  • Wireless Internet in Guest Rooms, the Lobby, Relish and Meeting & Banquet Space
  • NY Times ( Mon-Fri)

Full Service Fitness Center

Our recently renovated fitness center will provide all the desired equipment to fulfill your work out needs.

Largest indoor swimming pool in Ann Arbor with dry sauna and whirl pool along with an outdoor patio for after swimming relaxation

Beekman 1802 © Products

Beekman 1802 is a TV Show, Mercantile, bestselling cookbook and memoir, website and tourism destination all inspired by the Beekman 1802 Farm in Sharon Springs, NY.

When Josh Kilmer-Purcell (advertising executive and NY Times Bestselling author of I Am Not Myself These Days & The Bucolic Plague) and his partner Brent Ridge (physician and former Vice President of Healthy Living for Martha Stewart Omnimedia) purchased the historic Beekman 1802 Farm in 2007, they had no idea that it would launch one of the “fastest growing lifestyle brands in the country.” (source: Nasdaq) Originally just a weekend getaway from their hectic NYC lives, the farm became their lifeline after both men lost their jobs within one month of each other during the recession of 2008. Faced with possible foreclosure, the pair made a decision – if they were going to save their farm, they would have to make it profitable.

After taking in a neighboring farmer and his herd of beloved dairy goats, Ridge and Kilmer-Purcell began producing soaps and cheese. As other neighbors taught them how to farm, Ridge and Kilmer-Purcell shared their city-honed skills – starting a website and Mercantile. The men began working with several other local farmers and artisans to market their goods, and the entire village came together to host seasonal festivals, which are now attended by thousands of visitors from around the globe.

Soon the press began noticing this little farm and village that refused to give up. (New York Times, Daily News, USA Today) A television network launched a reality show about their effort – The Fabulous Beekman Boys (now airing on Cooking Channel) – which spread the Beekman message of hard work, living seasonally, and neighborly sharing around the globe.

In 2012, the duo competed and won the grand prize in CBS’s The Amazing Race. Over 10M viewers watched for 12 weeks as Josh and Brent beat 20 other competitors in a 45,000 mile race around the world through 12 cities in 9 different countries.

Beekman 1802 has proven that a farm can be much bigger than its fences. The farm might just be one place on a map, but we count as our neighbors folks from all around the world.

  • 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. You get a large cozy bed to spread out in, 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 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.