The Kalamazoo House B&B

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

About

The Kalamazoo House combines unparalleled ambiance and location, with a hip, urban vibe. Perfectly located in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo, it’s the ideal way to experience a reinvented city of arts, brewpubs, museums, nightlife, live theatre, concerts, music festivals, and more. The house boasts ten guestrooms beautifully appointed for comfort and privacy, all of which provide all the modern essentials like free Wi-Fi, flat-panel cable, ROKU, DVD, and individual heat and AC controls. All rooms have private baths---and our premium suites feature whirlpool tubs for two. Breakfast is a delicious multi-course meal with private table service. For a Romantic getaway, friends or family retreat, or an efficient business trip for one, The Kalamazoo House must be experienced in order to be fully appreciated.

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Overall
4.7

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

Same great B&B with charming new owners!

5 on March 26, 2015

I’ve been a loyal Kalamazoo House patron since 2007, when the prior owners Terry and Laurel acquired the lovely home. Since then, I’ve stayed at the Kalamazoo House several times each year while visiting the city first to research and then to speak about my book, “Kalamazoo Gals.” Last fall, when I visited for the city’s celebration of “Kalamazoo Gals Day,” I discovered that Steve and Stephanie would soon be the new owners and hosts. I admit to a bit of trepidation. Would the place ever be the same? Of course not! But, I’m very happy to report that Steve and Stephanie have brought the same enthusiasm and care to the endeavor as did their predecessors, while imbuing the operation with their own charming personalities. A visit to the Kalamazoo House is as delightful and relaxing as ever, but now with a new, intriguing twist. I cannot recommend the Kalamazoo House and its new owners, Steve and Stephanie, highly enough. John Thomas


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.


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Rooms & Rates

Room #11 - Queen

This smaller third-floor room—outfitted with a 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. Two comfortable upholstered green chairs create the perfect place to relax and read, or watch the flat-panel HDTV w/DVD (not shown in this photo). There is a desk if you need to do work or stay connected. This is a small but very comfortable room for one or two. Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi access; individually-controlled heat and AC; free parking; soft drinks/bottled water; and complimentary hot breakfast in the parlor with individual table service are all included. (3rd Floor)

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

Room #8 -- Fireplace King

This beautiful third-floor room has recently 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 truly special room. The vaulted ceiling gives an airy feeling to this large room, complete with stylish contemporary seating for two, as well as a desk. Bath has tub/shower and large vanity. All brand new and beautiful! Complimentary high-speed WiFi access; individually-controlled heat and AC; free parking; soft drinks/bottled water; and complimentary hot breakfast in the parlor with individual table service are all included. (3rd Floor)

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

Room #5 -- Whirlpool King

A stunning and amazingly comfortable room! This big beautiful 2nd floor room features a beautiful four-poster King bed that is the ultimate in comfort and luxury—and offers 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 high-speed WiFi access; individually-controlled heat and AC; free parking; soft drinks/bottled water; and complimentary hot breakfast in the parlor with individual table service are all included. (2nd Floor)

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

Room #9 -- Fireplace King

You'll love this large third-floor room for its incredibly comfortable King bed, romantic fireplace, two wingback chairs, and extra room for relaxing. Bath has tub/shower and large vanity, and there's a desk for work or browsing nearby activities on a laptop. Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi access; individually-controlled heat and AC; free parking; soft drinks/bottled water; and complimentary hot breakfast in the parlor with individual table service are all included. (3rd Floor)

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

Room #10 -- Fireplace Queen

Restful contemporary tones of blue-green and chocolate and a romantic electric fireplace make this 3rd-floor room a quiet retreat. It features a large bathroom and deep soaking tub complete with rain shower. Leather loveseat. Upgraded to Bamboo hardwood floors throughout (*new). Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi access; individually-controlled heat and AC; free parking; soft drinks/bottled water; and complimentary hot breakfast in the parlor with individual table service are all included. (3rd Floor)

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

Room #6 -- Fireplace Queen

We get a lot of comments about how comfortable this Queen bed is, and the recliner is perfect for relaxing with a book or watching TV. The new electric fireplace provides added warmth and atmosphere. There's a desk, as well as chest/armoire housing the flat screen TV and giving lots of room for unpacking. The ensuite bath offers a nicely tiled walk-in shower (no tub), and a vanity for extra storage. Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi access, and individually-controlled heat and AC. Complimentary high-speed WiFi access; individually-controlled heat and AC; free parking; soft drinks/bottled water; and complimentary hot breakfast in the parlor with individual table service are all included. (2nd Floor)

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

Room #4 -- Premiere Whirlpool King

Newly furnished with a majestic new King bed, Room #4 is the ultimate in comfort and elegance. You can both relax in the large black jetted air tub, and then sink into this plush King bed and enjoy the firelight from the lovely electric fireplace. The home's original 2nd-floor master bedroom, this room offers distinctive antique furnishings with marble-topped nightstands and dresser. Enjoy elegant period wallpapers and stenciling in this large, airy, second-floor room. The large ensuite bathroom features the huge jetted airtub for two, separate shower, and marble-topped vanity. We provide the bath scents and snuggly robes.

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

Room #3 -- Fireplace King (or Twins)

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 wing-back chair for reading or watching the flat-panel cable TV/DVD.

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

Room #7 -- Premiere Whirlpool 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, decorative fireplace, comfortable seating. Complimentary high-speed WiFi access; individually-controlled heat and AC; free parking; soft drinks/bottled water; and complimentary hot breakfast in the parlor with individual table service are all included. (3rd Floor)

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

Room #2 --Queen

Room #2: 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 high-speed WiFi access; individually-controlled heat and AC; free parking; and complimentary hot breakfast in the parlor with individual table service are included. (2nd Floor)

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

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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

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

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, 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. Weekend/holiday nights become uncancellable 7 days prior to reservation; weeknights become uncancellable 24 hours prior to reservation. See web site for full details.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Steve and Steph Gibson

Resident Pets

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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