If you're looking for a downtown Kalamazoo hotel that's in the heart of it all, and you want something truly special with unparalleled ambiance and a hip, urban, informal vibe, you've found it. For business, romance, or small-group getaways, The Kalamazoo House is the ideal path to fully experiencing the arts, brewpubs, museums, nightlife, live theatre, culture, concerts, and music festivals of this thriving city.
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Your Authentic Kalamazoo Experience Starts Here
With a boutique hotel feel, this nationally registered historic home offers ten well-appointed guest rooms, each featuring:
* Location: It doesn't get better! Walk to everything: breweries, nightlife, museums, several stages, and all types of food and drink
* Privacy: Private rooms, private baths, self check-in, own climate control, 24-hour electronic access, not even shared walls between sleeping rooms
* Flexibility: Streamlined Self-Check-in means no arrival appointments required; Choice of several hot breakfast entrees (private table service); Alternatively snag a Breakfast Basket to go; Stay in a deluxe room at great value, or step up to a two-person jetted tub.
* The Local Scoop: Often an experience is made magical by an inside tip that helps you craft your perfect experience. Want the inside scoop on dining, fun, history and culture? Just ask! Hosts Laurel and Terry are huge fans of downtown Kalamazoo they love nothing better than sharing its special venues and fun with their guests.
* Technology: Free Wi-Fi, Flat-screen TVs, Full Cable & ROKU, DVD players
Which of our 10 distinctive guest rooms will you choose? If you're traveling with your special someone, you may want to treat yourself to one of our Premiere Whirlpool Rooms, with snuggly king bed, oversized whirlpool for two and perhaps a romantic electric fireplace. If you're traveling for business, you might choose from our main Premium tier of king and queen rooms with larger spaces and desks, or even our smaller deluxe queens--still with all the great features and privacy. Or, our Carriage House Loft Apartment is perfect for extended stays--complete with your own kitchen.
In the morning, breakfast is the ultimate treat. Our breakfast philosophy is CHOICE. You choose when to eat. You let us know approximately what time you want to eat, and we make sure your selected entree is prepped and ready for you when you are ready for breakfast. Our usual breakfast window is from 8:00-10:00 a.m. on weekends, and 7:30-9:30 a.m. on weekdays. You choose what to eat. Before you go to bed you'll select from five or six choices on our ever-changing breakfast menu — some of our most popular recent entrees are Cajun Corned Beef Hash, Crustless Spinach-Feta Quiche, Steelcut Oats with Michigan Cherries, Southern Comfort, and our house specialty, Banana Nut Crunch French Toast. You choose with whom you eat. Unless you make the choice to sit with other guests, your party will have your own table in our Breakfast Room or our Parlor.
Come stay in downtown Kalamazoo and see why TripAdvisor has ranked us among the top three bed and breakfasts in Michigan. Follow the link to our website for more detailed information about our inn, our rooms and our amenities, and check out the Local Area page for links to restaurants, entertainment options, and sightseeing activities.
Unique experiences at Kalamazoo House Bed and Breakfast
Kalamazoo began its rise to the epicenter of craft brewing with Bell’s in the 1980s, and has become one of the great destination cities in North America for craft breweries. The Kalamazoo House puts you at the heart of it all, within walking distance of the eight downtown breweries. Ask Steve and Steph for advice, ride the brew bus between breweries, book a walking tour along with your room, or arrange a car service. Whatever your pleasure, The Kalamazoo House is the ultimate way to experience your Kalamazoo craft brewery experience.
The Kalamazoo House B&B is a nationally registered historic landmark built in 1878 by David Lilienfeld, as his cigar manufacturing business grew to national prominence just blocks away. The home was the social center of Kalamazoo society at the time, and former innkeepers Steve and Stephanie Gibson have recently compiled a fascinating book of images and details about the rich history of the magnificently preserved private residence.
Find out why Kalamazoo keeps making top-ten lists of places to stay, and why The Kalamazoo House B&B has been called the place to stay in Kalamazoo by publications like The Washington Post. The booming craft beer industry piggybacks a long history of arts, culture, theater, live music, nightclubs, museums, and dining that would make any big city proud. And The Kalamazoo House puts you just steps from it all.
Michigan is paradise for those who love adventure and the great outdoors. Its bent grass golf courses are legend, and the beaches and lakes are unparalleled. Add Kalamazoo’s location at the intersection of stellar bike trails, an indoor rock climbing facility downtown, two winter ski resorts, a leading nature center, a river kayak adventure that has you paddling to a brewery at the end. With all this at our doorstep, you’ll see that The Kalamazoo House B&B is where your next adventure needs to begin.
Kalamazoo is teeming with culture every day of the year: live music, visual arts, seven active area stages, concert venues, art fairs, touring Broadway shows at the University, countless national acts at the great State Theatre downtown, plus the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, the Gilmore Car Museum, The Kalamazoo Air Zoo and air/space museum, and so much more. Your cultural enjoyment in Kalamazoo begins at nationally registered Kalamazoo House B&B in the heart of it all. From there the first stop is twenty steps away at the highly regarded Kalamazoo Institute of arts.
Why let romance fall into a predictable routine? Combine the luxury and Victorian elegance of jetted tubs, fine linens, and unparalleled ambiance at the Kalamazoo House Bed and Breakfast with nearby fine dining, live theater, great music, festivals, massages, gift packages, or a brewery or winery tour, all steps away from this luxurious inn.
Summer time brings Kalamazoo to life with outdoor festivals, music, an extensive system of paved bike paths, nature preserves, golf, lakes and boating, and we'll even help you kayak from upriver to one of our great breweries! In the winter, you can cap off a day at one of the area ski resorts with some live music and fun in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo. Or better yet, plan a winter walking brewery tour as the second day of your ultimate Michigan winter experience. The options for winter fun are plentiful—from a toboggan run experience, to ice skating, to special Hats, Boots, and Hops weekends at The Kalamazoo House Bed and Breakfast.