The Kensington Hotel and Holiday Inn Express & Suites/The EVEN Hotel - Ann Arbor

Students attending Freshman Orientation between June - early August are permitted to stay in East Quadrangle during the length of their orientation program. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide lodging for parents and family members in East Quadrangle.

Instead, the Office of New Student Programs has made arrangements with two local hotels, the Kensington Hotel (3500 South State Street, Ann Arbor, 48108) and the Holiday Inn Express & Suites/The EVEN Hotel - Ann Arbor (600 Briarwood Circle, Ann Arbor, 48108), to provide discounted rates for students’ families attending Summer Freshman Orientation (programs running early June - early August 2019).

The Kensington Hotel and the Holiday Inn Express & Suites/The EVEN Hotel - Ann Arbor are located side by side, next to Briarwood Mall and several area restaurants. The properties are just 2 miles south of the University of Michigan's Central Campus, near I-94 and S. State Street. 

Services & Amenities

Services and amenities for both facilities include an indoor fitness center, pool and whirlpool. Each room features a hair dryer, coffee maker, full-size ironing board, two telephones and data ports, complimentary high-speed internet access throughout the property, and a $10 voucher at rel-ish Restaurant located inside The Kensington Hotel. Accessible rooms for people with disabilities are available.

The Kensington Hotel, in addition to the amenities and services listed above, features a full-service restaurant and bar, room service, pillow-top mattresses, complimentary bottled water, updated fitness facility, business center, mini-fridge, and sauna. Complimentary breakfast at rel-ish Restaurant is also provided for all registered guests at The Kensington Hotel. 

2019 Rates

A limited number of rooms are available at each hotel for a flat rate of $97 (+11% tax)/per night for either a single or double occupancy at the Kensington Hotel or the Holiday Inn Express & Suites/The EVEN Hotel. Please note that this rate does not include applicable taxes and applies only to Parent & Family Orientation participants attending summer orientation programs running early June - early August. 


Rooms must be reserved no later than one week in advance of your planned arrival; earlier reservations are recommended as space is limited. Reservations made less than one week before your arrival date and extended stays are subject to availability. The Office of New Student Programs is not responsible for making hotel reservations.

You can make reservations at either the Kensington Hotel or Holiday Inn Express & Suites/The EVEN Hotel - Ann Arbor by phone at 800-344-7829.

Reservations for the Kensington Hotel can be made online by clicking here.

Reservations for the Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Ann Arbor can be made online by clicking here.

Shuttle Service

Free shuttle services will be provided for all parents and family members attending Parent & Family Orientation between early June - early August 2019 at scheduled times to and from the hotels to campus. The hotel will provide schedule information for this shuttle.

Orientation Participants Attending In Late August/Early September

The discounted rates and shuttle services apply only to families of students participating in the summer orientation program. If your student is attending International Orientation or Final Fall Orientation, there are no discounted rooms or shuttles available. For a complete listing of Ann Arbor accommodations, visit the Ann Arbor Convention and Visitors Bureau.