I have signed contracts for the Holiday Inn and Quality Inn hotels. These are the same hotels we used last year and all the comments I heard were favorable. The Quality Inn will be changing its name to the Ann Arbor Regent in December, so don’t let that confuse you, everything else remains the same. For contact info, please see the Workshop Information “sticky thread” at the top of the forum page.
There was a fairly large gap between the price of the dorm rooms and the two hotels listed above and I’ve managed to arrange for an alternative that should help to fill that gap. The Lamp Post Inn will be offering a discounted price for attendees that should be below $50 for a single room. I have yet to finalize the agreement, but will post their contact information when I do.