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  • 10th Annual Ann Arbor Arts & Crafts Show “Crafting with Grace” Do you enjoy exploring and trying to find the best in Arts & Crafts? Well, get ready because there is an amazing show coming soon to an area near your hotel in Ann Arbor. On October 20th, New Grace......

  • How to Spend a Family Weekend in Ann Arbor Visiting Ann Arbor for the weekend but struggling to find activities appropriate for the entire family to enjoy? In previous posts, we have talked about many of the museums and parks but these barely scratch the surface of all of the......

  • Best places to eat out if you’re a vegetarian visiting Ann Arbor   Given that it has been about a year since we covered Vegan restaurants in Ann Arbor it seems appropriate to turn to the subject of vegetarian food close to your hotel in Ann Arbor. I will, with......

  • 16th Annual Kerrytown Bookfest Will you be looking for things to do on September 9th, 2018? Just a short stroll from your Ann Arbor Hotels you will find the 16th Annual one-day festival known as Kerrytown Bookfest. This annual festival showcases “the areas rich heritage with book and printing arts”......

  • More Summer Events: The Ann Arbor Triathlon It is almost time for the 2018 Ann Arbor Triathlon, an area even where thousands of people come from all over the state, the country, to bike, run, swim, or just watch. Most important, the triathlon is within easy travel distance from your......

  • Ann Arbor Pride 2018 Ann Arbor Pride isn’t just a parade, it is a full weekend event and comes from the heart of a deep history fighting for LGBTQIA rights So, if you are visiting between August 3rd through the 5th make sure to head to the Kerrytown area which......

  • One day in Detroit So, you are visiting Ann Arbor but you want to spend one day visiting and exploring the great city of Detroit. Finding great things to do in Detroit will be no problem at all. Here are some suggestions for how you can get the most out......

  • Summer Things to do in Ann Arbor It is finally Summer which means there are a lot of fun things easily accessible from your Suites in Ann Arbor. Here are some of my favorite Summer things to do in Ann Arbor. Sonic Lunch, Close to your Suites in Ann Arbor......

  • Ann Arbor Summer Festival 2018 Every Summer, downtown Ann Arbor transforms into a sprawling month-long Festival event running from the first week of June through the first week of July. The Ann Arbor Summer Festival celebrates the best in music, cinema, comedy, food, spoken word, and wellness with new events......

  • Best Farmers Markets In and Around Michigan   Michigan is home to an incredible amount of amazing farmers, farm families, and farm communities. Generally, it will only take a few minutes to drive from any Michigan town or city to start seeing the farmland, tractors, and barns. If you enjoy......

  • Outdoor Activities Near Your Hotel in Ann Arbor Spring has finally sprung across Michigan and just in time for your visit to the Ann Arbor area (and to the Bell Tower Hotel). If you haven’t visited Ann Arbor before during the Spring or Summer yet, you are in for a......

  • Ann Arbor Marathon Is Coming on May 20th (So, Lace Up Your Shoes) Do you love to run? Well, it is time to break out your best running gear and start making your reservations for a trip to Ann Arbor. We are just a little over a month away from......

  • Things to Get You Moving Near Your U of M Hotel   Travelling can disrupt routines which can make waking up bright eyed, bushy tailed, and ready to conquer the world a struggle. Our crack research team put their heads together and figured out that most people rely on some......

  • Best Pizza In Ann Arbor, MI Sometimes after you unpack after checking in at your Ann Arbor, MI hotel, sometimes you just crave a pizza. Luckily, when that craving hits, you can take a trip around the world without ever venturing very far from your hotel. Anthony’s Gourmet For many......

  • How to Choose Your Hotel In Ann Arbor So what is the secret to finding great Hotels in Ann Arbor? Obviously, once you have decided on amenities and price probably the most important considerations should be proximity and ease of access to everything you plan to do. Most activities in......

  • Best Brunch in Ann Arbor Let’s face it, one of the best things about living in Ann Arbor Michigan is the food. You could fairly say that Ann Arbor is a world-class “Foodies Paradise” and brunch is no exception. In fact, there are so many great restaurants offering brunch on......

  • Happy New Year! As you might suspect, Winter has arrived in Ann Arbor and, as a result, now is a good time to take a look at some of the things you can do in the area that don’t require much “outdoor time” and are also close to your accommodations......

  • In just a few short weeks, Ann Arbor Restaurant Week will be upon us offering thousands of hungry eaters around town the twice-a-year opportunity to take a taste tour of Ann Arbor. Restaurant week in Ann Arbor runs from January 14th – 19th and this year will include over 50......

  • It is time for the Holiday Season (for many, the most wonderful time of the year) and there is no better place to access all of the great holiday events here than from hotels in Ann Arbor Michigan. So what are some of the events closest to the University of......

  • Lately, we have covered so many of the different places you can easily visit from your hotel in Ann Arbor that it might seem like it would be impossible to come up with more (we have covered everything from vegan restaurants to medieval museums). Luckily, we have not even begun......

  • While many communities have gotten better over the last decade, it can still be very challenging to travel as a Vegan in America. Luckily, if you are staying at the Bell Tower Inn in Ann Arbor, Michigan there are plenty of easily accessible vegan or vegan-friendly options available for your......

  • Sometimes, it can seem like your hotel is nowhere near the interesting things that a town has to offer when you travel. As a result, business traveling can often leave you returning home feeling like you never even saw the town that you were visiting at all. The good news?......

  • A Great Resort, Ann Arbor, Mi With all of the pressures of Fall, it can be easy to forget that there are few things more romantic than an October getaway in Ann Arbor Michigan (and there is no better place to start that getaway than the Bell Tower Hotel). Great......

  • Are you getting married and in the process of feverishly planning to host your wedding in Ann Arbor Michigan? First things first, congratulations from everyone at the Bell Tower Hotel! Now, if you are looking to find a wonderful venue close to your favorite Ann Arbor lodging, here are some......

  • Best Breweries to visit before a Football Game, near Hotels in Ann Arbor Coach Jim Harbaugh and the University of Michigan Football Team will take the field at The BIg House for the first time in the 2017 season this weekend against the University of Cincinnati. It doesn’t matter if......

  • Top Things to Do Near your Hotel in Ann Arbor Michigan While many consider Ann Arbor to be exclusively a University town there is actually no shortage of things that the whole family can enjoy together. After a good night’s sleep, hotels in Ann Arbor can be a gateway to......

  • Ann Arbor has an amazing restaurant scene but that barely scratches the surface of the great things to do that are close to your University of Michigan hotels. We gathered some ideas for you 1. The Big House Regardless of what time of year you visit, it is always worth......

  • Ann Arbor, Michigan is starting to become well known as a culinary mecca with literally hundreds of well-reviewed restaurants within walking distance of the campus and downtown hotels in Ann Arbor. Current Magazine recently released its “Best of Washtenaw County” issue where Current readers from around the area pick their......

  • Staying at the Bell Tower, will always put you within walking distance of great food and amazing performances (and all just minutes from the best in Ann Arbor lodging, the Bell Tower Hotel. If you are in town this week, you can spend the day working from the hotel on......

  • Staying at the Bell Tower will always put you within walking distance of great food and amazing performances (and all just minutes from the best Ann Arbor Hotel, the Bell Tower). Ann Arbor Restaurant Week June 11-16th In just a few weeks there will be 57 unique tasting opportunities throughout......

  • Staying at The Bell Tower, will always put you within walking distance of great food and amazing performances (and all just minutes from the best Ann Arbor Accommodations at the Bell Tower Hotel). If you are in town this week, you can spend the day working from the hotel on......

  • The Secret: A Poutinerie Close To Your Hotel and Meeting Facility in Ann Arbor Staying at The Bell Tower, will always put you within walking distance of great food and amazing performances while still providing you a premier meeting facility in Ann Arbor. If you are in town this week,......

  • Staying at The Bell Tower, a hotel in Ann Arbor Michigan, will always put you within walking distance of great food and amazing performances. If you are in town this week, for instance, on April 19th you can listen to noted Documentarian Ken Burns (who used to live in Ann......

  • Staying at The Bell Tower, a hotel right in the heart of Ann Arbor Michigan, will always put you within walking distance of great food and amazing performances. If you are in town this week, for instance, on April 6th you could choose between seeing the Dave Sharp World’s Quartet......

  • Staying at The Bell Tower, a hotel right in the heart of Ann Arbor Michigan, will always put you within walking distance of great food and amazing performances. If you are in town this week, for instance, you could go enjoy a different play every night by a University of......

  • Staying at The Bell Tower, a hotel right in the heart of Ann Arbor Michigan, will always put you within walking distance of great food and amazing performances. If you are in town this weekend, for instance, you could go enjoy the virtuosity of renowned Armenian violinists Henrik and Hrayr......

  • If you are looking for the best accomodations in Ann Arbor Mi, you can call us anytime to learn more at (734) 769-3010 or using www.BellTowerHotel.com. And, let us wish you, your family, and friends the happiest 2017 from everyone at the Bell Tower Hotel Ann Arbor. Staying at The......

  • Staying at The Bell Tower, your University of Michigan Hotel, will always put you within walking distance of great food and amazing performances. If you are in town this weekend, for instance, you could go see Caleb Curtis & Marta Sanchez showcase their original music (and jazz standards) at the......

  • Staying at your favorite Ann Arbor Hotel: The Bell Tower Hotel will always put you within walking distance of great food and amazing performances. If you are in town this weekend, for instance, you could see Wine, Women, and Song XV at the Kerrytown Concert House this Friday, Saturday, or......

  • Staying at The Bell Tower Hotel in Ann Arbor Michigan will always put you within walking distance of great food and some amazing performances.   If you are in town this weekend, for instance, you could see the Ann Arbor Musical Works production of the smash play, “Love Story, the......

  • Staying at The Bell Tower Hotel, which is one of the University of Michigan hotel in Ann Arbor Michigan will always put you within walking distance of great food and some amazing performances. For instance, this weekend you can take in New Year’s eve special performances like the Pete Siers......

  • Staying at The Bell Tower Hotel in Ann Arbor Michigan will put you within walking distance of great food and some amazing performances. This weekend you can take in performances of “The Nutcracker” by the Ann Arbor Ballet Theater    or if you are visiting Ann Arbor in early 2017 make......

  • Staying at The Bell Tower Hotel in Ann Arbor Michigan will put you within walking distance of great food and some amazing performances. This weekend you can take in Handel’s Messiah at Hill Auditorium or if you are visiting Ann Arbor in early 2017 make your reservations to see the......

  • The Secret: Virtuoso Ukulele and Pop Oz The week of November 16th brings Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro and a performance by the Michigan Pops Orchestra to Ann Arbor. No matter where you are or what you choose to do, The Bell Tower Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will be within......

  • The Secret: A Jazz Quintet and Vega The week of November 2nd will bring the Dan Bennett Jazz Quintet and renowned neo-folk artist Suzanne Vega to Ann Arbor. No matter where you are or what you choose to do, The Bell Tower Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will be within......

  • The week of October 19th will bring Electric Tap Dancing and stories about Nick Offerman’s woodworking shop to Ann Arbor. No matter where you are or what you choose to do, The Bell Tower Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will be within walking distance (and we always offer complimentary valet......

  • The week of September 7th brings the opening night of the Ann Arbor Symphony Season and one of Argentina’s most revered guitarists to Ann Arbor. No matter where you are or what you choose to do, The Bell Tower Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will be within walking distance (and......

  • The week of August 24th brings high-wire master David Dimitri and a respected young Jazz Trio to Ann Arbor. No matter where you are or what you choose to do, The Bell Tower Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will be within walking distance (and we always offer complimentary parking). If......

  • The week of August 10th brings the musical My Fair Lady and the music of Doug Halladay to Ann Arbor No matter where you are or what you choose to do, The Bell Tower Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will be within walking distance (and we always offer complimentary parking).......

  • The week of July 13th brings the play Photograph 51 and performer Lindsey Stirling to Ann Arbor. No matter where you are or what you choose to do, The Bell Tower Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will be within walking distance (and we always offer complimentary parking). If you need directions......

  • Michigan Football Coach Jim Harbaugh and his Michigan Wolverine’s are preparing for their gave with Central Florida University on Military Appreciation day at the Big House. Military appreciation day is designed to bring recognition to Veterans who are Michigan alumni or backers and raise money for veterans. Use the hashtag......

  • The week of July 13th brings the Three World Trio and an  Ann Arbor Civic Band performance to Ann Arbor. No matter where you are or what you choose to do, The Bell Tower Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will be within walking distance (and we always offer complimentary parking).......

  • The week of June 29th brings Bruce Hornsby to the Ann Arbor Summer Festival and Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” to the Carriage House Theatre of Ann Arbor. No matter where you are or what you choose to do, The Bell Tower Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will be within walking distance (and......

  • The week of June 15th brings the Ann Arbor Summer Festival and Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labor’s Lost” to the Ann Arbor area. No matter where you are or what you choose to do, The Bell Tower Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will be within walking distance (and we always offer complimentary......

  • The week of June 1st brings the play “The Last Five Years” and the jazz band “Thumbscrew” to the Ann Arbor area. No matter where you are or what you choose to do, The Bell Tower Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will be within walking distance (and we always offer......

  • The week of May 18th brings an annual performance by a  men’s choir and a concert featuring dueling pianists playing in multiple styles to Ann Arbor. No matter where you are or what you choose to do, The Bell Tower Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will be within walking distance......

  • The week of May 4th brings a performance of the Musical Hairspray and a concert by the legendary Stephen Stills to Ann Arbor. No matter where you are or what you choose to do, The Bell Tower Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will be within walking distance (and we always......

  • The week of April 20th brings Jazz fusion group “The Bad Plus” and the classic Neil Simon romance “Barefoot In The Park” to Ann Arbor. No matter where you are or what you choose to do, The Bell Tower Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will be within walking distance (and......

  • The week of March 9th brings the Gilbert and Sullivan Opera “HMS Pinafore” and Moliere’s play “The Imaginary Invalid” to Ann Arbor. No matter where you are or what you choose to do, The Bell Tower Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will be within walking distance (and we always offer......

  • The week of  March 9th brings “Rock Star” Physicist Neil Degrasse Tyson and the “Benny Green Trio” to Ann Arbor. No matter where you are or what you choose to do, The Bell Tower Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will be within walking distance (and we always offer complimentary parking).......

  • The week of  March 9th brings productions of Nufonia Must Fall and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead to Ann Arbor. No matter where you are or what you choose to do, The Bell Tower Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will be within walking distance (and we always offer complimentary parking).......

  • The week of February 24th brings Blue Collar Comedian Ron White as well as the famous opera “The Barber of Seville” to Ann Arbor. No matter where you are or what you choose to do, The Bell Tower Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will be within walking distance (and we......

  • The week of February 13th brings the Camille A. Brown dancers and a UMS Choral Union performance called “Love Is Strong as Death” to Ann Arbor. No matter where you are or what you choose to do, The Bell Tower Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will be within walking distance......

  • The week of January 27th brings The University Symphony Orchestra and The Annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival to town (this year featuring the legendary Joan Baez). No matter where you are or what you choose to do, The Bell Tower Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will be within walking distance......

  • The week of January 13th brings a Mozart Birthday Bash and Restaurant Week to Ann Arbor. No matter where you are or what you choose to do, The Bell Tower Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will be within walking distance (and we always offer complimentary parking). If you need directions or......

  • Happy Holidays to you and to all of your friends and family from the Bell Tower Hotel! The week of December 30th brings A Christmas Carol and the Pete Siers Duo to the area. No matter where you are or what you choose to do, The Bell Tower Hotel in......

  • The week of December 9th will bring Oboe, Opera, and Shakespeare to  Ann Arbor. No matter where you are or what you choose to do, The Bell Tower Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will be within walking distance (and we always offer complimentary parking). If you need directions or have......

  • Everyone at the Bell Tower wishes you and your family the Happiest of Thanksgivings! The week of November 25th will bring Thanksgiving to Ann Arbor. If you are visiting you can enjoy the rivalry of the Michigan vs. Ohio State football game, a reunion of Difford and Tilbrook, or go......

  • The week of November 11th will bring Comic Opera, Skins + Reeds, and Senegalese Musical Royalty to Ann Arbor. No matter what you choose to do, The Bell Tower Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan will be within walking distance – and we always offer complimentary valet parking. If you need......

  • The week of October 28th will bring a Drew Barrymore lecture, multiple symphonies, and Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar to Ann Arbor. No matter what you choose to do, The Bell Tower Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan will be within walking distance – and we always offer complimentary valet parking. If you......

  • The week of October 14th in Ann Arbor promises a combination of Spartans, Sophocles, and Arthur Mille. No matter what activities you choose, The Bell Tower Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan is within walking distance – and we always offer complimentary valet parking. If you need directions or have any......

  • The week of September 30th promises excitement with a live recording of an NPR staple, an Israeli Dance Ensemble, and guitarist Mark Knopfler No matter what activities you choose, The Bell Tower Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan is within walking distance – and we always offer complimentary valet parking. If......

  • The week of September 16th celebrates an amazing Soprano, a renowned poet, and a pair of brother comedians. No matter what activities you choose, The Bell Tower Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan is within walking distance – and we always offer complimentary valet parking. If you need directions or have......

  • The week of September 2nd celebrates Back to Campus in Ann Arbor – Football’s first game, a concert by the legendary Taj Mahal, and Marching Band practice. No matter what activities you choose, The Bell Tower Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan is within walking distance – and we always offer......

  • The week of August 19th celebrates Ann Arbor’s diversity – Opera outdoors, A music festival celebrating Nashville, and the return of U of M Sports. No matter what activities you choose, The Bell Tower Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan is within walking distance – and we always offer complimentary valet......

  • The week of August 5th will be a really enjoyable time to be in Ann Arbor  – there will be Dancing, Hootenannies, and Songwriting Kings. No matter what activities you choose, the Bell Tower Hotel is within walking distance – and we always offer complimentary valet parking. If you need......

  • The week of July 22nd is packed with news and things you can do in Ann Arbor – Michigan football has returned to the Nike brand, the Summer Beer Festival is here, and downtown will be host to an amazing cooking competition at the Slurping Turtle. No matter what activities......

  • The week of July 8th will be packed with things you can do in Ann Arbor – You can see an Australian Pop Star perform live, see over 300 classic cars downtown, or you can try your hand at solving the Rubik’s Cube. No matter what activities you choose, the......

  • The week of June 24th will be packed with things you can do in Ann Arbor – You can enjoy the great food of Restaurant Week, see Shakespeare performed in the University of Michigan’s  beautiful outdoor Arboretum, or see a legendary group of Gospel singers at the Power Center. No......

  • The week of June 10th will be packed with things you can do in Ann Arbor – you can see movies at the Cinetopia International Film Festival, check out concerts and events at “Top of the Park,” or be serenaded at a Sonic Lunch by the 3d place finisher from......

  • The week of May 27th will be a great week to visit Ann Arbor – you can see Texas legend Joe Ely sing, watch the play Other Desert Cities, or dine at the brand new Ruth’s Chris Steak House. No matter what activities you choose, the Bell Tower Hotel is......

  • During the week of May 13th, Ann Arbor will provide great dining and entertainment options – Rock and Roll Icons and Hall of Famers Jeff Beck and Roger McGuinn play, great burgers for you to sample around downtown, and campus performances of the musical Mary Poppins. No matter what activities......

  • During the week of April 29th, Ann Arbor will have plenty of fun activities to keep you busy – multiple Grammy Award winners, a planetarium show about the moon narrated by Tim Allen, and the relocation of a beloved falafel restaurant. No matter what activities you choose, the Bell Tower......

  • Happy Earth Day! During the week of April 22nd, Ann Arbor will be bustling with Spring Fun – Jazz Concerts, Movie Theater Day, and Delicious New American Cuisine. No matter what activities you choose, the Bell Tower Hotel is within walking distance – and we always offer complimentary valet parking.......

  • During the week of April 15th, don’t let the IRS distract from all of the great things to do in Ann Arbor: Oscar winning music artists, Record Store Day, and an Italian Film Festival No matter what activities you choose, the Bell Tower Hotel is within walking distance – and......

  • Strange and wonderful things are afoot in Ann Arbor – Two purposely odd festivals and one of the young and rising stars of Country Music will be in town this week. No matter what activities you choose, the Bell Tower Hotel is within walking distance – and we always offer......

  • What a great week to be in Ann Arbor – holidays, events, a play, music, and – of course the University of Michigan’s annual Spring Football Game! No matter what activities you choose, the Bell Tower Hotel is within walking distance – and we always offer complimentary valet parking. If......

  • We are lucky that our hotel provides easy access to so many wonderful things – especially as Spring starts to take hold across Ann Arbor. This is a really exciting time to be in Ann Arbor – there is so much to do! No matter what activities you choose, the......

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