Since 1937, this Ann Arbor boutique hotel has been owned by the same family. The grounds include the hotel, a pool, a lounge, banquet and conference rooms, and one of Ann Arbor’s highest-rated restaurants. Each floor is inspired by a different luxury hotel around the world. Nature is a big deal here and sustainable, natural materials are used whenever possible. Whether it’s the moose sculpture among potted grass in the lobby or the wooden artwork on the wall at every elevator, the outside easily finds its way inside at Weber’s.
The guestrooms are simple but luxurious and have pillow-soft beds. In the bathroom, guests can use their phones or MP3 players to link up via Bluetooth to a surround sound speaker system while bathing in a multi-sprayer rainfall shower. My room had a fridge, but it wasn’t too useful—it appeared to just be an emptied minibar fridge that was awkward to keep things in.
My favorite part of Weber’s is the pool. The hotel is in Michigan so obviously, outdoor pools are not always a benefit. Weber’s pool is indoors but on a four-season patio. The area is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows and large skylights. Looking toward the main portion of the hotel, it appears to be outside—and rooms along the poolside have spiral staircases heading down to the deck right from the rooms. And the best part? There’s a poolside bar and snack shack.