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Kalamazoo House

447 W. South Street , Kalamazoo, MI 49007 USA (Show map)
4.7
104 Reviews
$119 - $199
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About

Experience the warm hospitality of the Kalamazoo House -- the popular choice of discerning guests in downtown Kalamazoo. The magnificent Victorian has been meticulously restored and is located just steps from this vibrant SW Michigan city's finest dining, live theatre, museums, galleries and entertainment venues. Our ten guestrooms are appointed for comfort and privacy, and provide all the modern essentials like free wireless internet, flat-panel cable & DVD, and individual heat and AC controls. Of course, all rooms have private baths---and our most romantic suites even feature whirlpool tubs for two! We are known for our delicious multi-course, cooked-to-order breakfasts and our chocolate chip cookies before bed.

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Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.7

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Perfect Place to stay

5 on April 26, 2014

We stayed one night at another B&B in Kalamazoo called the Castle and were extremely disappointed so we checked out and moved to The Kalamazoo House B&B. Although we forfeited our payment at the Castle and paid again at The Kalamazoo House it was worth it. The Kalamazoo House is clean, well appointed and the Innkeepers are tremendous. The linens, towels and beds are of extremely high quality and the house is in prefect shape and cleanliness. The location is ideal for all the activities available in Kalamazoo. We walked to campus and throughout the downtown area. We never even thought about needing a car and driving after being out at night. To top off a perfect nights stay was breakfast the next morning. Terry offers several tremendous breakfast option that will fit any variety of picky eater. I am talking SERIOUS chef here, The two options we had (It's a gouda morning and Cajun Corn Beef Hash) were out of this world. We are already planning our next stay for a long weekend and will not waste any time at the other place because it can't get any better than The Kalamazoo House.


Hospitality at its finest in a lovely setting

4.8 on January 07, 2014

We visited the Kalamazoo House to celebrate our first anniversary. We mistimed our drive and arrived early but Terry was happy to welcome us regardless. We felt right at home from the get go. We stayed in room #5.The bed was wonderfully comfortable with nice linens. Refreshments were waiting in the room on arrival. The bathroom was good size, with quality toiletries. I took advantage of the whirlpool tub which was clean and relaxing. The robes in our rooms were clean, fluffy, and comfy. The TV was nice quality and had an HDMI hook up. The tower fan in each room is a nice touch. Breakfast is outstanding! Terry’s creations were all wonderful, including his homemade bread. The breakfast room is cozy atmosphere. The common room is the perfect place for lunch, games, or puzzles – all of which we did while watching the local NFL game on TV. I took advantage of the massage package that the inn offers and would do so again. Great value and lovely massage. Walking distance from the inn. It's clear from our stay that Laurel and Terry are born to run an inn! They'd thought of everything. Plenty of refreshments around the inn. Coffee, tea, water, soda, and milk (of all sorts) available all the time, with cookies fresh baked before bed. Both Laurel and Terry were provided great conversation and seemed to always be easy to locate, without being overbearing. We felt we had just the right amount of privacy without feeling left without an innkeeper. Terry and Laurel are very in touch with the local community and were ready with information about the happenings around Kalamazoo. Terry knows his restaurants and steered us (foodies) in the right direction. Not only would I stay here again, but my husband and I are planning on visiting again this Spring. Only this time we'll be bringing our brother and sister-in-law along. A gem like the Kalamazoo house is meant to be shared.


NICE Stay on a Cold Winter Night

5 on December 30, 2013

What a wonderful place to stay. From the warm cookies before bed to the next morning's breakfast you will not find a nicer pair of inn keepers in Terry and Laurel. From the time you walk in by their friendly greeting to the time you leave, you are treated in as family. Would highly recommend this to anyone.


My First B&B Experience

4.6 on October 18, 2013

I have always wondered about staying at a B&B and last year while visiting St. Augustine FL. we toured one and thought it would be nice to try one. Well, while planning a visit to Kalamazoo for a family event we searched the internet and found the Kalamazoo House. The pictures of the outside and inside were very impressive so we booked a 2 night stay and we were not disappointed.The home was walking distance to the downtown district on a quiet one way street. Upon arrival we were greeted by Terry & Laurel the owners and instantly felt welcome. They showed us around and explained the house's history. Later that evening we were treated to milk and homemade cookies and asked to write down our breakfast requests from about 5 of Terry's personnal concoctions. They all looked delicious and it was a tough decision. We were not disappointed. Our 2 choices were fantastic and we were even priveleged to get a recipe for one particular favorite. The bed linens that they use are by far the best I have ever slept on and our room was spacious and immaculate. The only downside was that the room that we chose happened to be on the third floor which meant a lot of stair climbing. I would highly recommend staying with the Parrotts at the Kalamazoo House if you are ever in the area.


Kalamazoo House - highly recommended

4.6 on October 07, 2013

I attended a 3-day conference and chose to stay at the Kalamazoo House instead of the conference hotel. So glad I did! the room was very comfortable and the breakfasts were out of this world good.


Northern Paradise

5 on September 25, 2013

This is an impeccable Bed and Breakfast. The comfortable bed, warm shower, elegant decor, and impeccable hospitality made our 3 nights there a stay in paradise.


Great weekend stay.

4.0 on September 08, 2013

Kalamazoo House is a very nice B&B in a great location in Kalamazoo. If you want to be able to walk downtown and to Kalamazoo College, you can't beat it. Terry and Laurel were very friendly. The rooms were clean and very nice, and most of them had a sitting area as well. Breakfast was good, and the cookies in the evening were a nice touch! I would definitely stay there again, and would recommend it to others.


Wonderful experience!

5 on August 27, 2013

We went there for our 49th anniversary. The house was beautiful and Laurel and Terry were wonderful innkeepers. Brunch with its many choices was excellent. We highly recommend this B & B as a must stay.


Quality service in beautiful setting

4.4 on August 25, 2013

Our two night stay in Kalamazoo House was very pleasant and relaxing. The owners have attempted to restore the house to its1878 spendour and have succeeded very well. Our room was comfortable, very clean, and with all the expected amenities. Breakfast was served in a charming, sunny front parlor and the individual tables and menu choices makes this B&B a step ahead of others. Laurel, one of the owners, was quick to find a walking tour of Kalamazoo for me, when I inquired, and both she and her husband Terry were very knowledgeable about Kalamazoo. Their dining recommendation, Rustica, was spot on. The inn was very quiet; though full, we weren't aware of the other guests when in our room. All in all, and excellent stay.


Excellent Service

5 on August 25, 2013

We used the Kalamazoo House for a guest speaker coming to WMU. The owners were so friendly and accommodating. They really made our guest feel like a prince. We will continue to house our travelers for the College of Engineering here. It's a great value and will give your guests a little something special for much cheaper than the Raddison or elsewhere. We will definitely use again.


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Rooms & Rates

Premiere King, Room #4

The original master bedroom, this exquisite room offers the ultimate in romance and relaxation. The majestic King bed with luxury linens has a view of the beautifully illuminated Chihuly chandelier next door at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Enjoy large windows and tall ceilings, period wallcoverings and stenciling, magnificent Victorian antiques. A a romantic electric fireplace, a huge airtub for two, separate shower. Desk and highspeed WiFi. Complimentary hot breakfast in the parlor with individual table service is included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $219 - $179

Room #2 --Queen

Our smallest and least expensive room has everything you need for a good night's sleep--and the antique brass Queen bed is amazingly comfortable. Complimentary hot breakfast in the parlor with individual table service is included. Rate: $119 - $149 Two night minimum applies many weekends and holidays "This is the smallest room, but you can tell [they've] made an effort to make it just as comfortable and luxurious as a large suite. A most hospitable and gracious B&B." -- S. & J., Ypsilanti MI

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $119 - $149

#3 -- Fireplace King

The snuggly King bed can be separated (if requested in advance) to two extra long Twin beds if that's more ideal for your travel plans. If you're here to work, you'll like the desk, and there is a comfortable wingback chair and a cheery electric fireplace. Bath has tub shower. Complimentary hot breakfast in the parlor with individual table service is included. Nightly rate: $149 - $199 "Your very special B&B made me feel so very 'at home' and cozy. My spacious room with Mission furniture and lamps, a comfortable bed, a borrowed good movie -- all added so much to my week with you here."

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

#4 -- Premiere King

Both of you can relax in the large black jetted air tub, and then sink into this majestic new pillow-top King bed and enjoy the firelight from the stunning electric fireplace. This is the home's original 2nd-floor master bedroom, and features a great view of the Chihuly glass sculpture in the museum next door. Executive desk, chair & settee, antique marble-topped furniture, and separate shower. Complimentary hot breakfast in the parlor with individual table service is included. Rate: $179 - $219 Two night minimum applies most weekends and holidays

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $179 - $219

Room #5 -- Whirlpool King

A stunning and amazingly comfortable room! This big beautiful 2nd floor room offers a beautiful 4 poster King bed that is the ultimate in comfort and luxury -- a huge electric fireplace, two wing-back chairs, and an executive desk. Enjoy the (single) jetted tub/shower in the bath. The bed has a 4" memory foam topper to give you a perfect sleep. Complimentary hot breakfast in the parlor with individual table service is included. Rate: $149 - $199 Two night minimum applies many weekends and holidays

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $149 - $189

Room#6 -- Fireplace Queen

We get a lot of comments about how comfortable this Queen bed is, the recliner is perfect for relaxing with a book or watching TV, and the electric fireplace provides added warmth and atmosphere. The ensuite bath offers a nicely-tiled walk-in shower (no tub), and a vanity for extra storage. Complimentary hot breakfast in the parlor with individual table service is included. Rate: $149 - 179 "Loved the establishment--especially our 'purple room'. Excellent breakfast service with menu to select from. Cheerful and friendly conversation---it was very much appreciated."

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $179

Room #7 -- Premiere King

A true private retreat, this large elegant 3rd-floor room is just made for de-stressing. Insanely comfortable King-sized bed, and a huge bath with an extra-deep whirlpool for two as well as separate shower and a luxurious make-up desk just fit for a diva---you'll never want to leave. Executive desk, comfortable seating. Complimentary hot breakfast in the parlor with individual table service is included. Rate: $179 - $219 Two night minimum applies many weekends and holidays

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $179 - $219

Room #8 -- Fireplace King

This beautiful 3rd floor room has just been completely redecorated and is now a peaceful, contemporary retreat. Dark bamboo floors, a restful light gray and cream color scheme with shots of mustard accents, contemporary furnishings and a sleek electric in-wall fireplace with crystals make this a really special room. The vaulted ceiling gives an airy feeling to this large room. Stylish contemporary seating for two, and a desk. Bath has tub/shower and large vanity. All brand new and beautiful! Complimentary hot breakfast in the parlor with individual table service is included. Rate: $149-$199

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

Room #9 -- Fireplace King

You'll love this large 3rd floor room for its incredibly comfortable King bed, romantic fireplace, 2 wingback chairs and extra room for relaxing. Bath has tub/shower and large vanity, and there's a desk if you simply must work while you're here. Complimentary hot breakfast in the parlor with individual table service is included. Rate: $149 - $199 Two night minimum applies many weekends and holidays

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

Room #10 -- Fireplace Que

Restful contemporary tones of blue-green and chocolate and a romantic electric fireplace make this 3rd-floor room a restful retreat, along with large bathroom's super deep soaking tub with rain shower. Leather loveseat. Bamboo floors throughout. Complimentary hot breakfast in the parlor with individual table service is included. Rate: $149 - $199 Two night minimum applies many weekends and holidays "Wow! Thanks again for another perfect stay. One of my favorite things about this room is I can smell the coffee wafting up here from 2 floors below!" ---R.H., Chicago, IL

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $189

Room #11 - Queen

This small 3rd floor room, outfitted with distinctive red-hued antique Queen bed and dressers as well as a desk, is a favorite with many repeat guests. The ensuite bath has a tub/shower and a pedestal sink. Complimentary hot breakfast in the parlor with individual table service is included. Rate: $129 - 149 Two night minimum applies many weekends and holidays

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $129 - $149

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Location

Location Type

Near Kalamazoo College (less than 1/2 mi.), Near Western Michigan University (1/2 mi.), Downtown, Small town, Wine country

Airport

Kalamazoo, MI (AZO-Kalamazoo Battle Creek Intl.) 5 miles

Directions to property:

Traveling south on US 131, as you get near to Kalamazoo take the "Downtown Kalamazoo" Business Route 131. This becomes Westnedge Avenue, heading south. After crossing Michigan Avenue, the next light is South Street---turn left. The inn is in the middle of the block on the right between Westnedge and Park.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Civic Theatre, Kal-Haven Bicycle Trail, Kalamazoo College, Bell's Brewery, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Historic Neighborhoods, Indoor rock climbing, Wine tasting, Brew pubs, Art galleries, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4-8 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Ashtray available on porches.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: On some weekends, holidays and special events.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A 50% or one-night (whichever larger) deposit is required for each room upon booking (cash or credit card).
  • Cancellations: The deposit is refundable until 7 days prior to arrival, less a $25 fee. Within 7 days, deposit may be refunded if we are able to rebook the room.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Steve and Steph Gibson

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

When Steph isn't helping Steve at the inn, or her kids, patients (Oncology nurse), friends, or family, in her precious spare time Stephanie enjoys cooking, photography, live music, and entertaining. Steve (Stephen) is an author and avid reader of non-fiction, and enjoys philosophy, economics, beer, and innovating new ways to combine all of the above.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8-10 am or earlier on request
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Banana Nut Crunch French Toast


Details

447 W. South Street , Kalamazoo, MI 49007 USA (Show map)

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