Things to Get You Moving Near Your U of M Hotel

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 combination of a go-to coffee house, a fun place to exercise, and a great breakfast place to get the most out of every morning (I might be exaggerating to call it a crack research team).

Luckily, Ann Arbor offers a cornucopia of options for all three and all of them are close to your U of M Hotel.

Coffee Houses

Coffee shops around Bell Tower Hotel - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor’s campus and the downtown area is the home of a large number of excellent coffee spots (as you might suspect with Ann Arbor being a college town).

The Electric Eye Cafe, located at 811 N. Main, successfully backs up their claim to curate “the worlds most delicious hand-roasted coffee.” If that is not enough of a reason to make the trip, they also serve waffles every Sunday starting at 10 am.

A relatively recent, but very successful, addition to the Ann Arbor coffee scene is Mighty Good Coffee committed to artisanal principles and to using beans from farms that they have visited personally.

Exercise Opportunities Close to Your U of M Hotel

Ann Arbor is home to a wide variety of gyms, yoga studios, and organic exercise opportunities. What could be better, or more scenic, than a run from State Street all the way to Kerrytown? What could be a more picturesque place to warm up for the day than the Arb?

Best Breakfast in Ann Arbor?

Boiling down hundreds of very good breakfast options into just a few choices can be tricky, but many locals gravitate to one of the following breakfasts to start their day:

The Fleetwood Diner, located at 311 S. Ashley has been an Ann Arbor tradition longer than most of the University of Michigan’s current student body has been alive. The Fleetwood is famous for its Hippie Hash which combines a large helping of homemade hash browns with a mixture of fresh vegetables and cheese.

The Northside Grill is so beloved by locals that if you go on the weekend, you will often find a line of hungry folks waiting to get in. In fact, Northside has been voted best breakfast in Washtenaw country by Current Magazine for the last four years. The Northside Grill is located on Broadway at the entrance to the Broadway Bridge.

The Secret: The Bell Tower is Within Walking Distance

Staying at the Bell Tower will always put you within walking distance of great food and amazing performances near your U of M hotel.

When you look for the best Ann Arbor hotel options, The Bell Tower Hotel is the perfect place for you!

If you have any questions or want to make a reservation, feel free to contact us at any time at (734) 769-3010.

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