• Travel and Accommodation

    The following information outlines how to get to Ann Arbor from the Detroit Metro Airport, select hotel addresses and contact information, and bus routes. If you have have any questions or concerns about the directions or information displayed here, please contact us at langrhetcon17@umich.edu. Ann Arbor should be a bit cooler in October, so we recommend dressing accordingly. Please check back here periodically for updates and changes.

    How do I get to and from Detroit Metro Airport (DTW)?

    Public transport to and from the Detroit Metro Airport to Ann Arbor is available through the Michigan Flyer, which runs roughly hourly between Ann Arbor and Detroit. The bus will drop you off at the Blake Transit Center, from which you can take one of the city buses to your next destination. Tickets are $12 one way or $22 for a round trip. Tickets should be booked in advance to ensure availability and lower cost.

    If you are interested in renting a car during your trip, Detroit Metro Airport also provides rental services through Enterprise, Hertz, and other companies. The shortest route to Ann Arbor by vehicle is to take the I-94 west, get off on Exit 177, and from Exit 177 take S. State St. into downtown Ann Arbor (many of the hotels listed below are also located near Exit 177).

    Hotels and Bus Routes

    For your convenience, we have put together a list of hotels and nearby bus routes that run to Central Campus. Please note that local hotels are often on the more expensive side and book up very quickly. Cheaper accommodations are available outside of campus near the Briarwood Mall. There are also numerous other accommodations you may explore.

    City bus routes operate through The Ride. Bus fare is $1.50, and transfers are free and remain valid for 90 minutes after they are issued. In addition, if you choose accommodations that are near a Blue Bus (university transportation) route, your rides are free.

    Conference Location

    This year’s conference will be held in North Quad, located on the corner of State St. and Huron St. North Quad is nestled against some of Ann Arbor’s famous restaurants, bars, and other attractions. Our opening reception will be located in Angell Hall, located south of North Quad on State St.

    Block Reservation Deal

    Red Roof Inn
    3505 S. State St.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48108
    Phone: (734) 665-3500
    Website: redroof.com

    LangRhet has secured a block reservation of ten rooms (king-size bed, microwave, refrigerator) with Red Roof Inn in South Ann Arbor for October 20 and 21. Rooms under this reservation are on a first-come, first-serve basis and are $63.74 +tax per night (general manager may defer to regular price or offer a different deal depending on how many of these rooms are reserved). If you would like to book a room under this block rate, please call 1-800-733-7663 and use the code B693LANGRH.

    • From Blake Transit Center: Take Bus #6 to Briarwood Mall and get off just before State St. Walk south on State St. and turn left on Victor’s Way (about 5 minutes). Red Roof Inn will be one of the buildings on your right.
    • To Conference: Walk east on Victor’s Way, turn left on Boardwalk Dr., then turn left on Wolverine Exit (about 7 minutes) and catch Bus #62. Take Bus #62 and get off just before N. University Ave. Walk north until you reach North Quad (about 4 minutes), which will be the building on your right.

    Hotels in South Ann Arbor

    Hampton Inn South
    925 Victor’s Way
    Ann Arbor, MI 48108
    Phone: (734) 665-5000
    Website: hamptoninn3.hilton.com

    • From Blake Transit Center: Take Bus #6, Bus #62, or Bus #22 to Wolverine Tower. Walk east on Eisenhower Pkwy., turn right on Boardwalk Dr., and turn left on Victor’s Way (about 10 minutes). Hampton Inn will be on the left.
    • To Conference: Walk west on Victor’s Way, turn right Boardwalk Dr., then turn left on Wolverine Exit (about 7 minutes) and catch Bus #62. Take Bus #62 and get off just before N. University Ave. Walk north until you reach North Quad (about 4 minutes), which will be the building on your right

    Residence Inn by Marriott
    600 Victor’s Way
    Ann Arbor, MI 48108
    Phone: (734) 996-5666
    Website: marriott.com

    • From Blake Transit Center: Take Bus #6 or Bus #24 to Wolverine Tower. Walk east on Eisenhower Pkwy., then turn right on Boardwalk Dr. (about 10 minutes). Residence Inn will at the end of the road across the street.
    • To Conference: Walk north on Boardwalk Dr., then turn left on Wolverine Exit (about 7 minutes) and catch Bus #62. Take Bus #62 and get off just before N. University Ave. Walk north until you reach North Quad (about 4 minutes), which will be the building on your right.

    Comfort Inn & Suites
    3501 S. State St.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48108
    Phone: (734) 761-8838
    Website: choicehotels.com

    • From Blake Transit Center: Take Bus #6 to Briarwood Mall and get off just before State St. Walk south on State St. and turn left on Victor’s Way (about 5 minutes). Comfort Inn & Suites will be one of the buildings on your right.
    • To Conference: Walk east on Victor’s Way, turn left on Boardwalk Dr., then turn left on Wolverine Exit (about 7 minutes) and catch Bus #62. Take Bus #62 and get off just before N. University Ave. Walk north until you reach North Quad (about 4 minutes), which will be the building on your right.

    The Kensington Hotel
    3500 S. State St.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48108
    Phone: (734) 761-7800
    Website: kcourtaa.com

    • From Blake Transit Center: Take Bus #6 to Briarwood Mall and get off just before State St. Walk south on State St. (about 5 minutes). The Kensington Hotel will be one of the buildings on your right.
    • To Conference: Walk north on State St. and turn left on Briarwood Cir (about 5 minutes). Catch Bus #6 and get off at William and Maynard. Walk east and turn left on State St. (about 5 minutes). North Quad will be the building on your right, just after Washington St.

    Holiday Inn
    3155 Boardwalk Dr.
    Ann Arbor MI, 48108
    Phone: (734) 213-1900
    Website: ihg.com

    • From Blake Transit Center: Take Bus #6 or Bus #24 to Wolverine Tower. Walk east on Eisenhower Pkwy., then turn right on Boardwalk Dr. (about 5 minutes). Holiday Inn will be the building on your left, next to Seoul Garden.
    • To Conference: Walk north on Boardwalk Dr. and turn left on Wolverine Exit (about 2 minutes) and catch Bus #62. Take Bus #62 and get off just before N. University Ave. Walk north until you reach North Quad (about 4 minutes), which will be the building on your right.

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites
    600 Briarwood Cir.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48108
    Phone: (734) 761-2929
    Website: ihg.com

    • From Blake Transit Center: Take Bus #6, Bus #24, or Bus #22 to Briarwood Mall. Holiday Inn Express & Suites is located southwest of Briarwood Mall (5-10 minute walk depending on which route you chose).
    • To Conference: You can catch Bus #6 from the stop near State St. or at the Briarwood Mall. Take Bus #6 and get off at William and Maynard. Walk east and turn left on State St. (about 5 minutes). North Quad will be the building on your right, just after Washington St.

    Hotels Near Campus

    Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown
    120 W. Huron St.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    Phone: (734) 662-9999
    Website: marriott.com

    • From Blake Transit Center: Take Bus #31. Get off just after Main St.
    • To Conference: Walk east on Huron St. Catch the #4 bus just after 5th Ave and get off just before State St. Walk east and turn right on State St. North Quad will be the building on your left.

    Graduate Ann Arbor
    615 E. Huron St.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    Phone: (734) 769- 2200
    Website: graduateannarbor.com

    • From Blake Transit Center: Take Bus #4. Get off just before State St. Graduate Ann Arbor will be across the street.
    • To Conference: This hotel is one minute or so away from North Quad. Simply go east on Huron St., then south on State St. North Quad will be the building on your left.

    The Inn at the Michigan League
    911 N. University Ave.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48105
    Phone: (734) 764- 3177
    Website: uunions.umich.edu

    • From Blake Transit Center: Take Bus #23. Get off just after the bus turns on N. University Ave. The Michigan League will be across the street.
    • To Conference: This hotel is about five minutes away from North Quad. Go north to E. Washington St., go west, then turn north on State St. North Quad will be the building on your right.

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