MAPS Working Group Meeting - May 11-13, 2016  Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA


The Bell Tower Hotel. The Campus Inn Hotel.

Our blocks or rooms have expired, but you may still be able book rooms at these hotels as regular rates.


Central Campus
The Central Campus of the University of Michigan is one of two major focal points of the city. The meeting venue is on Central Campus and the two hotels in this area are either literally on campus or a block from campus. There are numerous restaurants, both student oriented and more formal, as well as lots of coffee shops, bookstores and the usual college student fare.
Main Street
Main Street Ann Arbor is the second major focal point of the city. Main Street has many nice restaurants and boutique shopping options. This is the "townie" center as opposed to the "student" center of Ann Arbor. This area is easy walking distance to and from the meeting location.
Briarwood Mall Area
In order to have enough rooms and to also offer a lower price option, we have reserved some rooms out of the city center. The location is right off the freeway and is home to 10-15 different hotels as well as Ann Arbor's shopping mall. While the area does not have a nice, small town walking area, it is safe and it does have a range of nice restaurants and also the food court at the mall. Ann Arbor Transit Authority (AATA) bus #36 stops very close to the hotel we have chosen and goes directly to the Michigan Union, where the meeting is located. Travel time by bus is 15 minutes, with buses leaving every 10-15 minutes in both directions throughout the day. Visit our Transportation page for more information. If you will drive a car to the meeting, read about parking options on the Venue and Parking page.

Hotel Information

Options and getting a "Government Rate"
We have tried to offer hotel rooms that are both very close to the venue (more expensive) as well as a lower price option. See the chart below for a comparison of the various options. We have called the various hotels to ask about a "Government Rate." None of the hotels would allow us to negotiate a block rate that matched the government rate for Ann Arbor. However, we were told by the Courtyard by Marriott that if you call them and/or show them a government id they could adjust the rate to the government rate. The other hotels are less clear, but a phone call might get you a governement rate.

Hotel InformationTravel Hotel to the Meeting
(According to Google)
Hotel# Rooms# Fri NightRateWiFiParkingLocationDistanceWalkBusCar
Bell Tower 2010$177/$166+taxFreeFreeCentral Campus0.3 mi6 min ----
Campus Inn 350$171+taxFreeFreeCentral Campus0.4 mi9 min ----
Residence Inn205$209+taxFree$20Main Street 0.9 mi16 min----
Courtyard 2020$129+taxFreeFreeBriarwood Mall3 mi -- 15 min10 min

Bell Tower Hotel
The Bell Tower hotel is a very nice, small, historic hotel. The hotel is located basically on central campus.
300 South Thayer St
Ann Arbor 48104
* Visit website
Double rooms ($177) are available May 10 (Tues) - May 14 (Sat)
Queen room ($166) are available May (Tues) - May 13 (Fri). Friday night stay is not available.
* If booking by phone, indicate you are attending the "MAPS Workshop" using booking # 14543.
* To book online using our block of rooms, please follow these steps

1.Follow the above link.
2.At the very top of the page click "GO" on the far right. (Don't fill-in in any information yet)
3.Locate the line "Book online 1.Search 2.Rates ...". Click "Search." (Don't fill-in in any information yet)
4.Fill in all your information, click on the group code button/link and enter 14543.
5.Be aware that the website has a bug and freezes if you put in dates that we do not have reserved. This includes trying to book a Queen room ($166) for a Friday night stay.

Campus Inn
The Campus Inn is a nice hotel that our department has used frequently for out of town visitors. It is located about one block off of central campus. The hotel recently changed owners and will undergo renovations from 1 December 2015 - 15 April 2016. They plan to have renovations done in time for spring graduation (April 30). We feel confident that the hotel will be ready in time for our meeting and we will be calling periodically to make sure that the renovations will be done in time. Because of the ownership change, reservations can only be made by phone.
(734) 769-2200
(800) 666-8693
615 E. Huron Street
Ann Arbor 48104
* Visit website
* When booking by phone, indicate you are attending the "MAPS Workshop" using booking #14493

Marriott Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown
This hotel is brand new and is located a few blocks from central campus in the State Street area of Ann Arbor. The hotel is within a 2-5 minute walk of most of the best restaurants in Ann Arbor.
Hotel: (734) 662-9999
Reservation center: (888) 519-6570
120 W. Huron Street
Ann Arbor 48104
* Visit website
* Book online using our block of rooms

Marriott Courtyard Ann Arbor
This hotel is a typical Courtyard by Marriott. The hotel is about 3 miles from the meeting location and the city center. You can take a bus, taxi or your own car to the meeting or to downtown Ann Arbor. You can walk from the hotel to several restaurant choices. For downtown parking information visit our Venue and Parking page. AATA bus #36 goes directly from the hotel the Michigan Union where the meeting in being held. For bus information visit our Transportation page.
Hotel: (734) 995-5900
120 W. Huron Street
Ann Arbor 48104
* Visit website
* Book online using our block of rooms

Other area hotels can be found at the Ann Arbor Visitors Center web site or just google it.

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