Michigan

Editor Picks: Cheap Hotels in Ann Arbor

by Bridgette Redman  |  Published March 19, 2023

Ann Arbor, Michigan is a vibrant college town known for its beautiful campus, diverse culture and eclectic food scene–and its variety of hotel rooms designed for those on a budget.

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Ann Arbor offers a variety of affordable hotel options for budget-conscious travelers. While upscale accommodations are more common, Ann Arbor offers plenty of inexpensive two and three star hotels with comfortable and convenient lodging. Whether you’re in town for a college visit, business trip or just looking to explore Ann Arbor on a budget, these cheap hotels offer value for money and guests rate them highly for their charm and cleanliness.

Graduate Ann Arbor

This boutique chain offers inexpensive rooms in college towns. The Graduate decorates each of the 204 guestrooms with custom furnishings and art that highlights the university’s heritage and history. Throughout the property, the d├ęcor is inspired by the university’s traditions and features memorabilia, vintage athletic equipment and photographs. They even design the keycards to look like student IDs of famous alumni. The on-site bar, Allen Rumsey, serves dinner and cocktails in a lounge style. There is also a coffee shop that serves locally sourced coffee and baked goods. Prices from $235 a night.

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EVEN Hotel Ann Arbor, an IHG Hotel

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One of the newer Ann Arbor hotels, it is a favorite of guests who praise its cleanliness, vibe and comfort. A 3-star hotel, it is near Briarwood Mall and the Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum. Described as a “wellness hotel,” it has an indoor pool and a fitness center. Their “wellness rooms” have an in-room fitness zones and LED mood-changing lights while the suites offer a wet bar and elevated fitness areas. The restaurant, EVEN Kitchen & Bar, offers fresh, wholesome food that is minimally process and promotes wellness with food that is nutritious and flavorful. Prices from $129 a night.

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Regent Hotel & Suites

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For those looking for a little more room without the high price tag of most Ann Arbor hotels, the Regent Hotel & Suites is a lovely find. Featuring an outdoor gazebo and garden, it surrounds guests in beauty while providing a variety of room types from standard guestrooms to suites to extended-stay apartments. The property offers an indoor pool, a game room, a fitness center and free parking. Each morning, a continental breakfast is served and guest reviews often mention the freshly baked cookies. From $131 a night.

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Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham

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When reviewing this property, guests say it is exceptional for a budget property. Reviews praise the staff for going above and beyond to help the guests who stay at this inn. Each room comes with a coffee maker and work desk and all of the basics guests expect. The property offers a daily continental breakfast and shuttle service to UM Hospital, UM Campus and other local businesses. Parking is free. Prices from $82 per night.

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Extended Stay America Suites

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For guests needing a longer stay that won’t break the bank, Extended Stay America Suites is a popular choice. With studio and one-bedroom suites, each room comes with a fully-equipped kitchen and the property offers a fitness center, laundry facility and a 24-hour front desk. It provides a home-like environment and is near shopping centers where guests can stock up on groceries and prepare their own meals to help save money. Housekeeping is available weekly. They also offer a “grab-and-go” breakfast of coffee, hot cereal, breakfast bars and pastries. From $81 a night.

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