SIGIR 2018 will be held in Ann Arbor, MI. The venue of the conference is the Michigan League, which is on the University of Michigan Central Campus. We have reserved room blocks at special rates at multiple hotels in the area.  There are two main hotel areas:  Downtown Ann Arbor (walking distance) and Briarwood (6 km/4 mi).  Downtown accommodation is closer, with higher room prices.  Briarwood accommodation is farther away but has high-quality hotels at lower prices, and will have a regularly scheduled shuttle service direct to Central Campus throughout the conference.  With students in mind, we also have a large block of low-cost residence rooms reserved in North Quad, right next to the conference venue. 



Accommodations for the SIGIR Conference participants are available at these facilities listed below. Please contact the facility of your choice to make a reservation. To receive the special hotel rates quoted below, use the online link and/or group code provided. Rates are guaranteed up to approximately one month, unless noted below prior to start of conference, or until the room block is full. Remember that you will be charged a 6% sales tax in Michigan and 5% local tax. For more information regarding things to do in Ann Arbor, click on this website: Visit Ann Arbor



The conference will provide transportation to/from the reserved conference hotels only, as described below.



Reserved for Conference Attendees



Downtown Ann Arbor/Central Campus


The Graduate
(0.48 km / 0.3 miles from Michigan League)

615 East Huron, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

(734) 769-2200

The Graduate Ann Arbor, Michigan’s landmark hotel offers unmatched convenience to downtown Ann Arbor and the Michigan League. The Campus Inn offers elegant décor including original oil paintings, bronzes, marble appointments, designer lighting and polished mahogany. The hotel also features striking views of Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan. The hotels meticulously maintained colorful flower gardens, fountains and other luxuries including saunas and a state-of-the-art fitness center offer accommodations that are found nowhere else in Ann Arbor.

Conference room rate: $210/night


Please use this online link to register for the hotel:  Graduate Ann Arbor

The last day guests can book at the group rate is May 16, 2018.

Guests can also book reservations over the phone with our reservations department at 800-666-8693 or through the front desk at 734-769-2200. The group name to make the booking over the phone is 2018 SIGIR.


North Quad Residence Hall
(0.32 km / 0.2 miles from Michigan League)

105 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285
Conference & Event Services Website:

The North Quadrangle residence hall is located one block northwest of the diag on the UM campus, and is right next to Ingalls Mall, which contains Hill Auditorium, Rackham Building, and the Michigan League. North Quad is the University of Michigan’s first new residence hall built since 1967. North Quad opened in fall of 2010, with a combination of residence hall rooms and academic classroom space. The building has approximately 450 bed spaces. Private Single and Double Suites are common room types at North Quad.  A Single includes a twin bed with hallway access to semi-private bath facilities (shared with 3 other rooms), and are fully air-conditioned. Double Suite has 4 beds and in-room bath facilities and are fully air-conditioned. North Quad is located on the corner of S. State St., Huron St. and E. Washington St. There are entrances to North Quad on both S. State and E. Washington St. and there are directions to help you get to the residential tower and Community Center.

Nightly Room Rates:
Single: $59.75
Double Suite: $163.25

Please use this online link to reserve a room (will prompt you to sign in with an external account like Google or Facebook, or create an in-system account):
North Quad Residence Reservation for SIGIR 2018

Please note that because of other external events we regretfully are not able to accommodate requests to extend reservations beyond the last checkout day of July 13.


Note that there will be a direct shuttle service provided running regularly between the Briarwood conference hotels (only those reserved for attendees) and the location of the conference venue on Central Campus.


Shuttle details

In addition to the locally-available options for getting around, SIGIR 2018 will have a free shuttle bus running for attendees staying in the Briarwood Circle area (Kensington, Holiday Inn Express & Hilton Garden Inn) and the Boardwalk Drive area (Courtyard, Fairfield Inn, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn and Suites, and the Sheraton).

You can track the bus live on your iOS or Android device with the DoubleMap app, available from the App Store or Google Play Store—search for “University of Michigan Magic Bus” and check the SIGIR bus routes.

The shuttle will run approximately every 20–30 minutes from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM, and approximately every 30–40 minutes until 10:30 PM. After 5 PM, the shuttle will stop at the corner of William and Main Streets in downtown Ann Arbor. The buses will continue to loop from the MI League, to Main St., to the hotel areas until the last pick up on Main St. at 1030 pm going back to the hotel areas.

The full bus schedule is:

Sunday, July 8th 6:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Monday, July 9th 6:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Tuesday, July 10th 6:30 AM – 8:30 PM*
* From 12:30 PM to 8:30 PM there will be only 1 U-M bus due to our evening event. Ford Conference Center and Henry Ford Museum Buses will load in front of the Michigan League at 5:15 PM.
Wednesday, July 11th 6:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Thursday, July 12th 6:30 AM – 6:30 PM*
* There will be not Main St. stop on this day.

The last pickup will be at the downtown location at 10:30 PM returning to the hotels.

The stops are as follows:

Briarwood Circle Area

  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Holiday Inn Express  (if you’re staying at the Kensington, just walk next door and use this stop)

Boardwalk Dr. Area

  • Hampton Inn
  • Courtyard by Marriott
  • Holiday Inn and Suites

Downtown Ann Arbor (after 5pm)

  • William and Main St. (5:00 PM – 10:30 PM except Thursday July 12th)

Conference venue

  • Michigan League

Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South
(6.27 km / 3.9 miles from Michigan League)

925 Victors Way, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Specify “UM SIGIR Conference”, in order to receive the group rate or use this online link: Hampton Inn-South
If using the Hotel’s Central Reservation System to book your room, please use the booking code UMS, 1(800)774-1500

The last day guests can book at the group rate is June 7, 2018.

When you stay at the Hampton Inn Ann Arbor, you’re staying with friends. Whatever brings you to the Hampton Inn® hotel in Ann Arbor-South – be it business or pleasure, you’ll find our city to be a hub of innovative ideas and culture. The newly renovated Hampton Inn Ann Arbor-South is just two miles from The University of Michigan and the “Big House” (the Wolverines’ Football stadium). Being so close to all the action makes the Hampton Inn hotel in Ann Arbor-South the perfect place to touch down for a touchdown.

Nightly Room Rates:
Single (king): $132
Double: $132


Holiday Inn And Suites
(6.43 km / 4 miles from Michigan League)

3155 Boardwalk Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Specify “SIGIR Conference 2018”, in order to receive the group rate or use this online link:  2018 SIGIR Conference When using the online link, input your check in and check out dates and the room type and discounted rate will appear.

If calling in a reservation, specify “2018 SIGIR Conference”, in order to receive the group rate.

The Holiday Inn and Suites is the newest hotel in Ann Arbor, having opened in August of 2006. This hotel features 107 non-smoking guest rooms, including 18 spacious suites. These beautiful rooms include plush pillow-top mattresses, refrigerators and microwaves in every room, and so much more. This hotel was a recipient of the 2008 Newcomer of the Year, an award given to only 7 hotels annually nation-wide for maintaining outstanding customer service levels.

Nightly Room Rate:
Double: $124.99

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
(6.27 km / 3.9 miles from Michigan League)

600 Briarwood Circle
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
734-761- 2929

Specify “2018 SIGIR Conference”, in order to receive the group rate or use the online link: Holiday Inn Express

The last day guests can book at the group rate is June 7, 2018.

Just two miles South of the University of Michigan and near I-94, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ann Arbor offers a convenient location for visitors. Whether visiting the University of Michigan campus or the Ann Arbor city center, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Ann Arbor is only 5 minutes away from most destinations, including athletic and performing arts venues. This hotel is located next door to the Briarwood Mall and is just a 22 mile drive from the Detroit Metropolitan Airport.  Other features include complimentary continental breakfast– enjoy a unique breakfast experience with the Express Start Breakfast Bar served every morning, featuring a selection of fruits, juices, cereals, breads/pastries, and hard boiled eggs.

Nightly Room Rate:
Double: $126.00

Hilton Garden Inn
(6.11 km / 3.8 miles from Michigan League)

1401 Briarwood Cir.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Specify “2018 SIGIR Conference”, in order to receive the group rate or use this online link: 2018 SIGIR Conference

The Hilton Garden Inn Ann Arbor opened in the fall of 2012.  The area’s newest hotel is conveniently located near the I-94/State Street interchange and adjacent to the Briarwood Mall, Ann Arbor’s only regional shopping mall. Located in the heart of the town’s bustling State Street business district, the University of Michigan Central Campus, hospitals, medical centers and “Big House” football stadium are just minutes away.

Nightly Room Rates:
Single (king): $189 per night
Double: $189 per night

Fairfield Inn Marriott
(5.14 km / 3.2 miles from Michigan League)

3285 Boardwalk Dr., Ann Arbor, MI  48108

Specify “2018 SIGIR Conference”, in order to receive the group rate, or use this online link:   SIGIR 2018 Conference A preferred Ann Arbor hotel near the University of Michigan, the beautifully renovated Fairfield Inn is minutes from downtown and campus attractions like Michigan Stadium, Yost Ice Arena, Rackham Auditorium and The Michigan Theater. Located on Boardwalk Street, just blocks from I-94 and Briarwood Mall, you will find comfortable accommodations and friendly service. Step inside one of the freshly designed guest rooms, and you will find yourself surrounded by comforts like plush bedding and conveniences including free high-speed Internet access. Each morning, stop by for free Deluxe continental breakfast featuring hot breakfast sandwiches, waffles and more.


Nightly Room Rates:
Single:  $124.00
Double: $124.00


Courtyard Marriott
(5 km / 3.1 miles from Michigan League)


3205 Boardwalk Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Specify “2018 SIGIR Conference”, in order to receive the group rate or use this online link.The Courtyard Ann Arbor is conveniently located near research parks and the University of Michigan’s campus, hospitals and medical centers. As a guest at this University of Michigan Ann Arbor hotel, you can retreat to a spacious, smartly designed and completely renovated guest room featuring a large desk, ergonomic chair, and free high-speed internet access. The Courtyard’s in-house Bistro serves a healthy, reasonably priced breakfast variety each morning and refreshing new dinner options. Stay on top of your workouts during your stay The Courtyard features an indoor pool and recently refreshed exercise room.Nightly Room Rates:
Single: $149.00
Double: $149.00


The Kensington Hotel
(6.11 km / 3.8 miles from Michigan League)

3500 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
1-800- 344-7829
734 761 7800


Specify “2018 SIGIR Conference”, in order to receive the group rate, or use the online link: Kensington Hotel
The Kensington Hotel has everything today’s business and casual travelers could possibly hope for in a full-service hotel. Their slogan: “We exceed. You succeed.”  The Kensington Hotel’s high level of service can be experienced at every level of your stay.
Nightly Room Rate:
Classic Double: $116.00
Classic King: $116.00


(6.11 km / 3.8 miles from Michigan League)

3200 Boardwalk St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-1774
(734) 996-0600

Please use this online link to register for the hotel: Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel

Set a pace that suits you at Residence Inn by Marriott Ann Arbor North. Whether you are with us for a few days, a few weeks, or a few months, your daily routine matters. You’ll thrive at Residence Inn with the conveniences you need. Like spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom suites with separate living and sleeping areas. A fully equipped kitchen ready for your favorite cuisine. Complimentary grocery delivery service to fill your refrigerator and satisfy cravings. Free Internet for connecting to work and the outside world. Free hot breakfast to start mornings off right and evening social hours to end the day well. And, a 24-hour fitness center for strengthening your body and soul. Relax and unwind when you want. And stay focused and productive when it is essential. At Residence Inn, we’ll make sure you thrive during your stay.

Nightly Room Rate:
Deluxe Queen: $169
Deluxe King: $169

Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel offers comfortable guest rooms, full-service and grab-and- go dining, heated indoor pool and easy access to Ann Arbor attractions. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, you’ll find the perfect combination of comfort and convenience.
Affordable elegance featuring Ann Arbor’s largest ballroom with private entrance and over 15,000 sq. ft. of state-of- the-art meeting space for groups of eight to 800. Award-winning catering services, audio-visual equipment and complimentary wireless Internet throughout.


Alternative Accommodations (not reserved, no shuttle transport)

The following is a list of alternative options in the downtown area, however rooms have not been reserved for conference attendees.

Downtown Ann Arbor (within 0.5 mile of conference venue):

North Campus

The following is a list of options in the North Campus area, however rooms have not been reserved for conference attendees, and there will NOT be a shuttle between these hotels and the location of the venue on Central Campus. Trips with the city bus ($1.50 fare) and free campus blue bus can be planned using Google Transit.



The following is a list of alternative options in the Briarwood area, however rooms have not been reserved for conference attendees and there will NOT be a shuttle between these hotels and the location of the venue on Central Campus.


Other accommodations

There are a number of rooms available  via AirBnB or FlipKey may be a cost-effective option close to Central Campus.