Bell Tower Hotel - Ann Arbor

300 South Thayer, Ann Arbor, United States, 48104  show map
 3 stars
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Bell Tower Hotel - Ann Arbor


On-site parking

Luggage storage

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center


Flat-screen TV


The business Bell Tower Hotel is conveniently set 250 meters away from University of Michigan. The hotel opened its doors in 1945 and was remodeled in 2011.

The superb location makes a museum and a theater easily reachable. Guests will find Ann Arbor city center within a 20-minute walk from the property.

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County airport can be reached in 40 minutes by car from Bell Tower Hotel.


Bell Tower Hotel has non-smoking rooms fitted with complimentary wireless internet, climate control, a laptop safe, a patio and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms come with a bathtub, a hairdryer and a bidet.

Eat & Drink

Located in a downtown area, Panera Bread and Buffalo Wild Wings serve a wide range of meals.


Bell Tower Hotel provides guests with 24-hour front desk, dry cleaning and housekeeping.


The property offers a gym and a fitness centre to keep shape.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   66.

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  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center


  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • DVDs/ Videos for children

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities


  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



Check-in from 4 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 3 years
Extra bed FREE
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.


Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

300 South Thayer, Ann Arbor, United States, 48104

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City Center
  • Ann Arbor
    1.5 km
  • Bus stop
    200 m
  • Mercy's (cuisine: Asian fusion)
    10 m
  • Jamaican Jerk Pit (cuisine: Jamaican)
    70 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of floors:
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Double beds

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Corner Queen Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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One-Bedroom Suite
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    2 persons

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center1.4 km

Places of interest

Sport related


  • Pinball Pete's600 m



  • Kelsey Museum of Archaeology200 m
  • University of Mich Museum-Art300 m
  • U of M Exhibit Museum-Natural History300 m
  • Kempf House Ctr300 m
  • Michigan Guild Gallery600 m
  • Ann Arbor Hands-ON Museum600 m
  • Ann Arbor Art Ctr700 m
  • Michigan Assn-Community Arts800 m
  • Michigan Artrain Inc1.6 km


  • Nichols Arboretum900 m
  • Park Maintenance1.0 km


  • Celebration Cellars Inc900 m

Universities, Institutes

  • Access International Institute100 m
  • Sousth University600 m
  • Univ of Michigan Med School1.1 km

Medical care and Hospitals

Public parking

College Campuses

Local attractions

  • Leslie Science Center2.3 km
    1831 Traver Road, Ann Arbor
  • Dexter-Huron4.2 km
    6535 Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor
  • Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum6.8 km
    1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor
  • Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum2.4 km
    1000 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor
  • Buhr Park4.5 km
    2751 Packard Road, Ann Arbor

Near the hotel

  • Kelsey Museum of Archaeology340 m
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • University of Michigan Museum of Natural History500 m
    1109 Geddes Avenue, Ann Arbor
  • State Street760 m
    Ann Arbor, MI
  • Fuller Park Pool1.3 km
    1519 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor
  • University of Michigan Museum of Art460 m
    525 South State Street, Ann Arbor
  • Main Street740 m
    Between William and Huron Streets, Ann Arbor
  • Kerrytown850 m
    Ashley, Depot, Division, and Ann Streets, Ann Arbor

Restaurants nearby

  • Mercy's10 m

    Address: 300 South Thayer

    52% likes this, based on 51 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian fusion
    Price Range: CAD 39 - CAD 39

  • Red Hawk Bar & Grill120 m

    Address: 316 S State St
    Phone: 734-994-4004

    71% likes this, based on 102 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Silvio's Organic Pizza100 m

    Address: 715 N. University Ave.
    Phone: 734.214.6666

    61% likes this, based on 43 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: CAD 38 - CAD 38

  • Jamaican Jerk Pit70 m

    Address: 314 South Thayer

    64% likes this, based on 24 reviews
    Cuisine: Jamaican

  • Totoro90 m

    Address: 215 S State St
    Phone: 734-302-3511

    63% likes this, based on 52 reviews

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of floors:
  • Number of rooms:

Bell Tower Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Bell Tower Hotel

Average guest rating

7.8out of 10
Based on 41 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers

    It has a nice "old style" charm about it. Staff were fantastic...very friendly and very very helpful. Location to the U OF M campus and downtown Ann Arbor is perfect. Kind of a neat old place.

    TV cable could be upgraded...... price a bit high given age and limitations of the hotel

  • Single

    Remodeled rooms are brighter

    No Desk Rooms way too warm

  • Single

    Location. Friendly helpful staff.

    No good desk stup in room. Slow elevator.

  • Family with children

    No AC and very dim light a bit dreary

  • Single

    Perfect location, comfortable room with great shower and friendly staff.

    No problems...just a very nice stay.

  • Family with children

    Convenient location for moving child into the university

  • Older travelers

    Their location can't be beat if you want to be close to State St. central campus or downtown

    Hose down and sanitize the stairwells.

  • Couple

    Staff was friendly. Very centrally located. Free parking.

    In my opinion it was overpriced. Bathroom and room overall was very dated.

  • Older travelers

    My husband has severe reactions to mould. Upon our arrival, we had to visit several rooms before we could find one that he did not have a reaction to. Staff were extremely accommodating and eventually placed us in a newly renovated room. The manager gave us the room for the same price as the one we booked (a $10 per night difference). Staff were very friendly and helpful. We liked that there was a small breakfast available, though it was not great and our second morning we went out for breakfast.

    Most of the rooms we saw were older and had mould/odour issues. The cost for the rooms was way beyond their value. We checked out other local venues that were much nicer, cleaner and offered many more amenities for a much lower cost. If you had a number of items to carry to your room, you still had to cart them up a set of stairs to the elevator as there was no elevator on the ground floor to accommodate the cart. Even though there were plenty of upgraded rooms available, no upgrades were allowed. As we were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary, we found this to be a disappointment, given the number available.

  • Older travelers

    location and staff were excellent

    adjoining room doors are not terribly tight, can hear people in the other rooms

  • Older travelers

    Walking distance to theatres and clubs.

  • Older travelers

    We came to Ann Arbor to run a 1/2 marathon and stayed at this hotel. It was within walking distance to the start and finish line as well as great restaurants and shopping. The hotel had everything we needed even the weather forecast for race day!

  • Group of friends

    Great location, friendly staff, clean room

    My only issue is with the loud, out of date heater/air conditioner in the room. The weather was unusually warm (mid 80s) during our stay so I put on the in room air conditioner which looks like a relic from the 80s - very loud and didn't do too good of a job cooling the air more than 10 feet away from the unit (you couldn't sense the lower temperatures if seated on the couch 15 feet away)

  • Family with children

    The staff

    The air conditioning system is noisy and too cold

  • Family with children

    The Bell Tower Hotel is on the campus and a convenient location for walking around the campus and downtown Ann Arbor.

    The room was small and the bathroom was terrible - 80's tile and sink complete with cracked tile and mold.

How to reach hotel

hotel Bell Tower Hotel - Ann Arbor Ann Arbor location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

300 South Thayer, Ann Arbor, United States, 48104

Get directions
City Center
  • Ann Arbor
    1.5 km
  • Bus stop
    200 m
  • Mercy's (cuisine: Asian fusion)
    10 m
  • Jamaican Jerk Pit (cuisine: Jamaican)
    70 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of floors:
  • Number of rooms: