Wondering where to stay in Ann Arbor, Michigan? For its attentive hospitality, guest rooms with modern amenities, indoor saltwater pool, and fine-dining restaurant with “famous” prime rib, I recommend the family-owned Weber’s Boutique Hotel & Restaurant.
In full disclosure, my three-night stay at Weber’s Boutique Hotel in October 2018 was hosted by Destination Ann Arbor as part of a campaign with Wanderful, the premier women’s travel network. I’ve also written Ann Arbor guides about the local coffee and tea shops, independent bookstores, and lunch restaurants.
In addition to my hosted stay, as a Southeast Michigan native, I’ve also dined at Weber’s Restaurant, attended weddings in the hotel’s ballrooms, and stayed at the hotel on other occasions over the years.
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From Inn to Boutique Hotel, Always Family Owned
Having celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2017, Weber’s has certainly reinvented itself over the past 80+ years.
Back in 1937, the first inn opened by Herman Weber stood at the intersection of Washtenaw and Platt roads.
Herman was only 23 years old when he invested the money he earned as a dishwasher at Metzger’s, another long-running family business in Ann Arbor, into the inn, which he ran with his brother.
Since then, Weber’s has moved locations, grown in size and reputation, and become well known for its famous prime rib and hospitality.
Yet, one aspect has remained constant — the Weber family at the helm.
Look Inside Weber’s Modern Guest Rooms
As I mentioned, this boutique Ann Arbor hotel has gone through many changes throughout the years, including a recent renovation prior to my October 2018 hosted stay.
While staying at Weber’s Boutique Hotel during a Michigan football game weekend, my Deluxe King room had a king-size bed with a Simmons Beautyrest pillow-top mattress, 300-thread-count sheets, fluffy pillows, and a plush down comforter. Restful sleep came easy with a bed this cozy!
At 275 square feet, the room also felt spacious enough for two guests to store luggage and get ready each morning without bumping into one another. I also really appreciated the full-length mirror in the bedroom on those mornings!
More Guest Room Features
- iHome clock radio with iPhone charging station and Bluetooth capability
- Flat-screen TV with 70 HD channels, HBO, and pay-per-view movies
- Chromecast streaming
- Coffeemaker with Starbucks coffee
- In-room safe
- Small refrigerator
- Complimentary high-speed wi-fi
- Ironing board
- Room service
- Walk-in rainfall shower with bench (rooms with tubs are also available)
- Musical Mirrors™ with Bluetooth speakers
- Toto smart toilet
- Extra-large bath towels
- American-made William Roam toiletries
- Hair dryer
Weber’s Boutique Hotel Amenities
What makes staying at Weber’s Boutique Hotel so special? The amenities!
Indoor Saltwater Pool
In particular, the atrium with the indoor saltwater pool is a gem.
I love how this indoor pool feels like you are outside due to the sunlight beaming in through the skylight windows. Yet, being indoors, guests can take a refreshing dip any time of year — even in the middle of a snowy Michigan winter!
24-Hour Business & Fitness Centers
As a traveler who jam packs my itineraries, I appreciate that the business center and gym are both open 24 hours. That gives me the flexibility to work and exercise as early or late as I want.
Speaking of the gym, it has both cardio and strength-training equipment. After your heart-pumping workout, you can relax in the sauna or hot tub. I don’t know about you, but that just might be the motivation I need to hit the gym while in vacation mode!
Fun & Games for All Ages
Or, are you just looking to have fun? Weber’s Boutique Hotel offers fun and games for the young and the young at heart!
Inside the atrium is a pool table, table tennis, and arcade games, and outside on the sundeck and patio area sits a giant chess set.
More Weber’s Boutique Hotel Amenities
- Summer patio and sun deck with lounge chairs
- Same-day dry-cleaning service (Monday – Friday)
- Nearby nature trails
- Electric vehicle charging station
Food and Drink at Weber’s Boutique Hotel & Restaurant
Of course, one of the major perks of staying at Weber’s is the food! As I previously mentioned, Weber’s Restaurant is known for its prime rib, and it has been that way since the 1950s. Beyond the fine-dining restaurant, Weber’s offers even more on-site food and dining options!
Weber’s Restaurant has been a longtime Ann Arbor tradition, and it’s an elegant destination for celebrating special occasions, such as wedding anniversaries and holidays.
Whether you are a local couple or visiting on a romantic getaway, I highly recommend pairing dinner here with a visit to the Habitat Bar, which has live jazz music, for a Friday or Saturday date night in Ann Arbor.
In addition to dinner with famous prime rib, Weber’s Restaurant is also open for breakfast, lunch, and Sunday brunch buffet with house-made pastries and a waffle bar.
Dinner at Weber’s Restaurant
When you go, start with a pre-dinner cocktail in the bar and lounge area that may give you Parisian bistro vibes. Personally, I love Weber’s bubbly, peachy twist on the French Martini, a classy vodka-based cocktail with Chambord black raspberry liqueur, peach, pineapple, and Champagne.
Inside the A-frame dining room with a beautiful stained glass window, you’ll be seated at a white tablecloth-covered table for a timeless dining experience.
Fine Wine at Weber’s Restaurant
Though Weber’s has fantastic classic cocktails, I recommend pairing your meal with a bottle from the extensive and thoughtfully curated wine list. You’ll find robust red wine selections from the world’s finest wine regions as well as local Michigan sparkling and semi-dry to sweet white wines.
Gourmet Steakhouse Cuisine
Though many diners come for the famous prime rib, the restaurant’s steakhouse fare also includes 28-day aged Black Angus steaks, lobster and other gourmet seafood dishes, and a luxuriously indulgent vegetarian truffle cheddar macaroni among other entrées.
During dinner service, each main course comes with a house salad or the soup of the day, though you may upgrade to any of the premium salads, baked French onion soup, or lobster bisque for an additional charge.
I also recommend beginning your meal with oysters, escargot, or one of the other appetizing starters. When my family dined at Weber’s Restaurant to celebrate Mother’s Day in May 2016, we thoroughly enjoyed the Maryland crab cake topped with a corn salsa and drizzled in a mustard sauce.
Of course, dining at Weber’s Restaurant wouldn’t be complete without dessert paired with an espresso or nightcap. With selections like carrot cake, crème brûlée, and vanilla cheesecake, Weber’s house-made desserts create the perfect ending to a delicious dinner.
Order Room Service or To-Go Meals
Hotel guests can use the Weber’s mobile app or website to order room service or carry-out meals from Weber’s Restaurant.
It’s important to note this is only available during the restaurant’s normal operating hours, and the menus will appear blank outside of those hours.
Additionally, orders are taken on a first come, first served basis and can’t be placed ahead of time. The restaurant also warns customers that wait times can be slower at busy times, such as Saturday nights and holidays.
Due to Weber’s Restaurant’s popularity, sell-outs have also been known to happen. During these cases, carry-out and room service are likely not available.
The Habitat Bar
This cocktail bar would be a fun date-night spot in Ann Arbor when jazz musicians perform from 9 to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
During these live jazz performances, you can sit and sip classic cocktails like the refreshingly bubbly French 75 or a dry and bitter Negroni, or grab your date and sway around the dance floor.
Alternatively, stop by during happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday for discounted French Martini and Old Fashioned cocktails, oysters, and shareable small plates.
In addition to having a restaurant and bar, Weber’s also has an onsite bakery and wedding cake shop!
Now run by pastry chef Daniella Esquivel, who apprenticed under Weber’s longtime pastry chef Marybeth King, Weber’s Bakeshop bakes fresh pastries for the Breakfast Bar and custom cakes for onsite weddings and outside orders.
You’ll also find cookies from Weber’s Bakeshop for sale at the hotel reception desk. I highly recommend the chocolate chip!
If you’d like to order a custom cake from Weber’s Bakeshop, you can view the menu here and call 734-794-2400 between the hours of 5 a.m. and 1 p.m. to place your order.
The Breakfast Bar
Located inside the Weber’s Restaurant bar and lounge from 8 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday, this breakfast nook is a convenient option for hotel guests to order hot breakfast dishes, pastries, organic drip coffee, and locally roasted Hyperion espresso.
Weddings at Weber’s
I’ve attended two weddings at Weber’s (in 2012 and 2023). As a wedding guest at Weber’s, I loved the convenience of having an on-site hotel for overnight stays and the restaurant and bar for drinks and light bites between the ceremony and reception.
Wedding packages at Weber’s include a five-hour open bar, Champagne toast, cocktail hour hors d’oeuvres, and late-night pizza.
Plus, hotel accommodations are included for the newlyweds with special romantic touches like chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate truffles, and Veuve Cliquot Champagne.
Would I Stay at Weber’s Boutique Hotel in Ann Arbor Again?
Yes, I would undoubtedly book a stay at Weber’s Boutique Hotel again when visiting Ann Arbor, Michigan.
I’ve found it is particularly convenient to stay here when attending a wedding at the hotel, but Weber’s Boutique Hotel is also a great option to book for Michigan football weekends.
Not only is Weber’s only three miles from Michigan Stadium, but it’s also a pick-up and drop-off location for the budget-friendly FootballRide shuttle to and from the University of Michigan football games. Please note, you should expect higher room rates during home football weekends.
Finally, I would certainly stay here for a romantic getaway in Ann Arbor. With the on-site steakhouse, classic cocktails, and jazz music on Friday and Saturday nights in the Habitat Bar, you don’t even need to leave the property for a romantic date night.
Travel Tip: I recommend couples seeking quiet accommodations avoid booking poolside rooms, which can be noisier until midnight due to the pool and weddings hosted in the Atrium Ballroom.
Important Info for Weber’s Boutique Hotel
Address: 3050 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Phone: (734) 769-2500
Parking: On-site surface lot
Pets Allowed: No
Accessible Rooms: No
Amenities: Indoor saltwater pool, hot tub, sauna, 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour business center, billiards table, table tennis, arcade games, seasonal sun deck and patio with giant chess set and lounge chairs, same-day dry cleaning (weekdays only), electric vehicle charging station
Room Amenities: Cozy beds with Simmons Beautyrest pillow-top mattresses, down pillows and comforters, 300 thread-count bed sheets, flat-screen TV with 70 channels and HBO, pay-per-view movies, Chromecast streaming, iHome stereo clock radio with iPhone charging dock, coffeemaker with Starbucks Verona coffee, refrigerator, complimentary William Roam toiletries, hair dryer, ironing board, safe, wi-fi
Dining: On-site fine-dining steakhouse serving breakfast through dinner and Sunday brunch, cocktail bar with live jazz music on Friday and Saturday nights, in-house bakery with cookies for sale at hotel reception, room service available through Weber’s Restaurant
Event Space: Two ballrooms and a variety of outdoor spaces can accommodate weddings, corporate meetings, and other private events.
Average Standard Room Rate: $135 – $269
For More Information: Weber’s Boutique Hotel website
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