Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Which Ann Arbor Parks Should You Visit This Summer?

Looking for the perfect park to spend your sunny days? 

Ann Arbor has plenty of options! Of over 100 parks and recreation areas, here are a few of our favorites:

Nichols Arboretum

Called the Arb, Nichols Arboretum has incorporated native and exotic plants into the landscape since its creation in 1907. The Arb has 3.5 miles of trails to walk with views of seasonal gardens, such as the peony garden, the centennial shrub collection which contains hydrangeas, old cornelian cherries, native shadblow, and more. Leashed dogs are allowed but no bikes are allowed on the trails.

Veterans Memorial Park

Sunny days should be spent at Veterans Memorial Park! The park is 37 acres, has 5 baseball fields, a pool, a skatepark, a playground, and tennis courts. Hold your next cookout here with their grills and picnic tables. Along their waking paths are rain gardens with beautiful native plants. The park is open from 6 am to midnight and leashed dogs are allowed.

See our other Ann Arbor Park picks!

Keep the Summer Fun Going! Book an Ann Arbor Hotel

This summer, take a vacation not so far from home! 

Ann Arbor is full of endless dining, shopping, and outdoor experiences. To enjoy Ann Arbor to the fullest, you’ll need an Ann Arbor hotel like The Kensington!

Call today at 866-654-7431 or contact us to book your stay!

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Spend Your Summer at Ann Arbor Parks!

Looking for spots to walk and bike on sunny days? 

Or a great place to have a picnic with your family?

Sign for Gallup Park in Ann Arbor | Hotel Ann Arbor
An Ann Arbor classic, Gallup Park is 69 acres of fun! With multiple scenic trails, Gallup is perfect for walking, biking, and running. Right on the Huron River, you can bring your own canoes, kayak, and tubes to float on the river. If you don’t own any of those, Gallup has canoe, kayak, and paddleboat rentals! Quench your thirst or grab a snack at the concession stand. After a picnic, you can relax while the kids play on the playgrounds or explore the park’s small islands and bridges. Gallup Park is open from 6 am to midnight, so you can go for early or late-night walks. Dogs are allowed but must be leashed.

See more great Ann Arbor parks!

Keep the Summer Fun Going! Book an Ann Arbor Hotel

This summer, take a vacation not so far from home! 

Ann Arbor is full of endless dining, shopping, and outdoor experiences. To enjoy Ann Arbor to the fullest, you’ll need an Ann Arbor hotel like The Kensington!

Call today at 866-654-7431 or contact us to book your stay!

Friday, May 13, 2022

Looking for Wedding Venues in Ann Arbor?

How easy would it be to say “I do” and immediately move into the perfectly decorated reception space? 

The Kensington Hotel has multiple event rooms that can act as your reception space, including the Grande Ballroom and Westminster Ballroom, which can be split up into 3 distinct spaces to accommodate your guest size.

For your convenience, we offer wedding packages that include hors d’oeuvres, guest accommodations, and more! See our wedding packages. 

The Kensington also provides wedding catering in Ann Arbor with customized menu planning!

Learn more about The Kensington’s wedding services.

One of the Most Unique Wedding Venues in Ann Arbor, MI

The Kensington Hotel is the perfect backdrop for your wedding and is one of the most unique wedding venues Ann Arbor, MI has to offer. 

Contact us today to begin your wedding bliss!

Sunday, May 1, 2022

The Kensington Hotel is Your Wedding Venue in Ann Arbor

Are you preparing for the most memorable day of your life? 

Searching for Wedding Venues in Ann Arbor, MI?

Your search is over! The Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor will deliver a memorable, personalized, unique event where the only detail you'll need to remember is your vows.

Indoor and Outdoor Options

You can choose from our picturesque indoor and outdoor locations. Indoors, The Kensington’s luxurious interiors include designed lighting, a cool color palette, and rich fabrics that will make your special day unforgettable. Outdoors, our Edison bulb lit courtyard is sure to fill you and your guests with wonder!

Your wish is our command! We know everyone is unique, and your wedding should be no different! That’s why we’ll accommodate any wedding theme. You know how you envision your perfect day, and we can help make it a reality.

Ceremonies start at $1,000 for up to 100 guests and $1,500 from 101-200 guests. Rent the bridal salon to get ready with your bridesmaids for $200.

The Kensington can host your reception too!

One of the Most Unique Wedding Venues in Ann Arbor, MI

The Kensington Hotel is the perfect backdrop for your wedding and is the most unique venue Ann Arbor has to offer. 

Contact us today to begin your wedding bliss!

Friday, April 15, 2022

Stay in a Hotel Near Ann Arbor’s Sports and Attractions

Ann Arbor hotels near the stadium
Looking for an Ann Arbor hotel near the stadium?

You want to be at the Big House for football games, but did you know the Big House also hosts other events? One coming up is the Big House 5K race on April 10th, which finishes on the 50-yard line of Michigan Stadium. Big House tours are also estimated to return this year.

Plan Your Trip to Ann Arbor – Hotels Near the Stadium

The Kensington allows for flexible travel arrangements with generous cancellation policies and comfortable accommodations. Our FAQ page and travel information page can answer your questions about the hotel and the best transportation methods to get you where you need to go.

Looking for fun? Check out the Experience Ann Arbor page to find some of the best Ann Arbor attractions!

Book your stay today! Call 1-866-315-7075 to reserve a room.

Friday, April 1, 2022

The Kensington is Your Ann Arbor Hotel Near the Stadium

Do you love Michigan football?

For University of Michigan home football games or other special events at the Big House, you’ll want to stay in an Ann Arbor hotel near the stadium. The Kensington Hotel is just a 7-minute drive or 2.3 miles from the U of M stadium, and you can use convenient Ann Arbor public shuttle buses to get there. Right outside our doors is a pickup location for route 3, which drops you off at the stadium before kickoff.

Ann Arbor hotels near stadium

The Kensington’s Convenience

Michigan football games can create quite a bit of traffic, so much that the police reroute traffic on Main Street south of the stadium to make entering and exiting the stadium easier. When you stay at The Kensington, you don’t have to worry about being caught in all this traffic - all you have to do is get on the shuttle bus and relax!

See other reasons why you should stay at The Kensington!

Book your stay today! Call 1-866-315-7075 to reserve a room.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Go on a Beer Crawl this St. Patrick’s Day

Want to spend St. Patrick’s Day out on the town with friends?

The Ann Arbor area has some great bars to try!

McShane’s Irish Pub- Warm service and Irish traditions make McShane’s Irish Pub the perfect place to go on St. Patrick’s Day! They feature an expansive list of Irish whiskey and have old Irish favorites on their menu, like pot roast, shepherd’s pie, and Irish whiskey steak. 

People doing a cheers with beer | Where to stay Ann Arbor

Corner Brewery - Ann Arbor Brewing Company – Tired of the same beers? Corner Brewery has inventive beers with notes of fruit, lavender, and other seasonal flavors that will be sure to surprise your tastebuds! Their Faricy’s Dry Stout beer is a dry Irish style stout with notes of coffee and dark chocolate.

 Go on a Beer Crawl!

Want to meet new people? 

The 5th Annual Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl is on March 19th. For this year’s crawl, it’ll begin at The Garage Bar with check-in available from 2-6 pm. The crawl begins at 4 pm and the locations include Regents Field, The Grotto - Watering Hole, and more!  

See other great Ann Arbor area bars!

Need a Place to Stay? Where to Stay in Ann Arbor

 Want to extend the fun?

Don’t go home! You can stay out longer and be responsible when you book a hotel this St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Wondering where to stay in Ann Arbor? 

Choose The Kensington Hotel! An independently owned boutique hotel, The Kensington can provide better and more personalized service than hotel chains. After bar hopping, you can sink into your plush bed and relax until morning.

Book your stay today!

Which Ann Arbor Parks Should You Visit This Summer?

Looking for the perfect park to spend your sunny days?  Ann Arbor has plenty of options! Of over 100 parks and recreation areas, here are a ...