ramhands wrote:FWIW -- I've been PMing with grumbles, but there's a bunch of hotels/motels/inns on State street across from the Briarwood mall. Red Roof Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, etc. There's a bus stop for the 36 that's about a 5 minute walk from any of those. That bus goes right up State street and has a stop about a block away from the law school. It's 1.50 a ride (I think... will have to doublecheck that) and considering ASD will probably keep you busy all day, all you'll need to worry about is catching a bus to campus in the morning and then catching that same route back in the evening. There are plenty of restaurants/shops on campus that will keep you busy if you ever need to kill time before/during/after ASD, so staying off campus and busing could/should be a pretty viable option for those who don't want to/can't drop $$$ on the accommodations closer to campus.
When we visited twice last year, we Pricelined and got the nice Marriott in Ypsi for $50 bucks a night. We rented a car, but when we calculated the cost of getting us both to Ann Arbor from the airport and the savings in hotel (Ypsi is cheaper because there is nothing there...but it's a 10 minute drive to Ann Arbor), it worked out to almost the same and we were then able to have the freedom to drive around Ann Arbor to visit housing options and the like.
EDIT: The hotels on Boardwalk Dr. are also bus accessable. There is a bus during weekdays that picks up at Wolverine Tower (right next to that cluster of hotels) and will take you straight down State to the law school. On weekends you can walk to the bus stop at the end of the street which is approx the length of 4 blocks and pick up a bus that will take you to campus as well.