The Inn at St. John's
In an upscale suburb halfway between downtown and Ann Arbor, this former seminary and Archdiocese of Detroit headquarters reopened as a 118-room boutique hotel in 2006. A sense of peace still imbues the property, which includes an Italianate medieval chapel that can host 300 guests. Rooms boast 12-ft. ceilings, beds draped with an inviting mountain of pillows, granite countertops in bathrooms, and views of woods and the hotel's 27-hole golf course.
Insider Tip: With such a chapel, the hotel is a magnet for weddings; avoid weekends unless you don't mind the likelihood of encountering late-night partiers.
Room to Book: Ambassador suites feature separate dining rooms and balconies that overlook the manicured garden.