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Kalamazoo, MI: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

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The Kalamazoo center is approximately the area of Kalamazoo Institute of Arts and the area of Kalamazoo Amtrak Station.

Welcome to Kalamazoo, a Michigan metropolis with big city feel and small town heart. Whether you're searching for a stylish hotel in the center of the city or a standard one on the outskirts, you'll find a range of great options in Kalamazoo. Located in southwest Michigan, the city is situated along the Kalamazoo River, roughly two hours from Detroit to its east and Chicago to its west. More from this guide...

Kalamazoo Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Holiday Inn Kalamazoo West 2747 South 11th St., Kalamazoo, MI 49009
  • 3 star Highway property
  • Gym is available on property
Clarion Inn 3640 East Cork St., Kalamazoo, MI 49001
  • 2-star Highway hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Close to freeways
  • The majority of guests said the beds were comfortable
Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites - Kalamazoo 100 West Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • 341 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Great valet service
  • Great view
From$139
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Courtyard Kalamazoo Portage 400 Trade Centre Way, Portage, MI 49002 ~3.70 miles south of Kalamazoo
  • Affordable hotel
  • Hotel has 4 floors
From$169
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Hampton Inn Kalamazoo 2610 Airview Blvd., Portage, MI 49001 ~3.75 miles southeast of Kalamazoo
  • Affordable Airport hotel
  • Has environment-friendly policy Read more
Homewood Suites Kalamazoo Portage 500 Trade Centre Way, Portage, MI 49002 ~3.75 miles south of Kalamazoo
  • Midscale hotel
From$99
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Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Kalamazoo 5597 South 9th St., Kalamazoo, MI 49009
  • Low Cost Suburban property
  • Comp. Breakfast
From$60
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Travelodge Paw Paw - Paw Paw 111 Ampey Rd., Paw Paw, MI 49079 ~16.67 miles west of Kalamazoo
  • Low Cost Highway property
  • Check-in time: 3:00pm
Yarrow Golf & Conference Resort - Augusta 10499 North 48th St., Augusta, MI 49012 ~16.67 miles east of Kalamazoo
  • 3 star Rural hotel
  • Hotel has 45 rooms
  • Quiet weekend away
  • Beautiful grounds
From$69
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Hampton Inn Battle Creek in Battle Creek 1150 Riverside Dr., Battle Creek, MI 49017 ~20.47 miles east of Kalamazoo
  • Affordable Highway property
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Everything clean and ready
  • Great breakfast
From$119
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Holiday Inn Battle Creek 12812 Harper Village Dr., Battle Creek, MI 49014 ~21.17 miles east of Kalamazoo
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Awesome vibe
  • Quick stay however
Candlewood Suites 3443 Retail Place Dr., Kalamazoo, MI 49048
  • Two-star Suburban property
  • Hotel has 4 floors
  • Friendly service
  • Rooms need regular maintenance
From$59
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Staybridge Suites Kalamazoo - Kalamazoo 2001 Seneca Ln, Kalamazoo, MI 49003
  • Affordable Highway hotel
  • 95 suites in property
  • Entire facility was clean
  • Nice courtyard
Americinn 1550 East Kilgore, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
  • Low priced Airport hotel
  • Free breakfast
Residence Inn Kalamazoo : 1500 East Kilgore 1500 East Kilgore, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • Hotel has 21 suites
  • Most guests thought the service was very professional
  • Parking is rare
From$79
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites 3630 East Cork St., Kalamazoo, MI 49001
  • Three Star Airport property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
Four Points by Sheraton Kalamazoo 3600 East Cork St., Kalamazoo, MI 49001
  • 3 star Highway property
  • Hotel has 7 meeting rooms
  • Good accessibility by car
  • Average cleanliness
Red Roof Inn Kalamazoo West / University : 5425 West Michigan Ave.
+1-888-283-3404
5425 West Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49009
  • Cheap hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • Not enough parking facilities, according to 67%
  • Comfortable
Hampton Inn & Suites - Kalamazoo
+1-866-221-8581
5059 South 9th St., Kalamazoo, MI 49009
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • 22 suites in property
  • Breakfast was really good
  • Great service
Towneplace Suites by Marriott in Kalamazoo - Kalamazoo
+1-866-429-5787
5683 South 9th St., Kalamazoo, MI 49009
  • Two star Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
  • Awesome vibe
  • Clean
Comfort Inn - Plainwell 622 Allegan St., Plainwell, MI 49080 ~11.34 miles north of Kalamazoo
  • Mid-scale hotel
From$109
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Comfort Inn & Suite Paw Paw 153 Ampey Rd., Paw Paw, MI 49079 ~16.82 miles west of Kalamazoo
  • 3-star Highway hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
  • Nice rooms
  • Easily accessible by car
From$69
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Fairfield Inn Battle Creek : 4665 Beckley Rd. 4665 Beckley Rd., Battle Creek, MI 49015 ~19.66 miles east of Kalamazoo
  • Affordable Golf Course property
  • Fitness center on property
  • Most guests thought it was clean
  • It smelled new
From$107
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Quality Inn - Battle Creek 2590 Capital Ave. Sw, Battle Creek, MI 49015 ~19.96 miles east of Kalamazoo
  • Cheap Downtown property
  • 98 rooms in property
  • Internet is poor
  • Most guests thought rooms were spacious
Best Western Executive Inn in Battle Creek 5090 Beckley Rd., Battle Creek, MI 49015 ~20.11 miles east of Kalamazoo
  • 3-star hotel
  • Hotel has 59 rooms
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Before European settlement in the 19th century, Kalamazoo was home to Hopewell and Potawatomi Native American tribes. This influence resulted in the area being named Kalamazoo, a Potawatomi word, in 1836. As the city prospered throughout the century, its fertile farmland and connection to the Michigan Central Railroad made it an attractive location for businessmen and entrepreneurs who further industrialized the area.

These days, Kalamazoo attracts thousands of tourists year-round to its beautiful parks, vibrant shops, and distinctive breweries. If visiting Kalamazoo is on your bucket list, it's important that you find the right hotel for your needs, so nothing stands in the way of you having a great time.

When to Visit Kalamazoo, Michigan

The best time to visit Kalamazoo is in April or May when temperatures hover between 40 and 70 degrees. Although you might need a jacket (and an umbrella for occasional rain showers), the weather will be perfect for experiencing Kalamazoo's many attractions. You can hop on a bike and ride along a scenic trail, pick up a golf club and hit a few balls, or catch a spring show at the symphony orchestra. You'll also be ahead of summertime tourists so will benefit from less crowding and lower hotel rates.

If you can't make it to Kalamazoo in the spring, visiting between September and October is just as great. Not only will you experience pleasant weather, but you'll also be in town for many of the city's best festivals, markets, and concerts. Also, because it'll be the back-to-school season, you'll have fewer crowds to contend with and lower hotel rates to take advantage of.

In the summer, expect large crowds, high hotel rates, and fewer hotel room vacancies than in the spring or fall. Because it's high season, you'll want to plan your trip well in advance. But though it'll cost you more, visiting Kalamazoo in the summer will be well worth it. The weather will be gorgeous, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to mid-80s. And thanks to summer events like the Do-Dah Parade and Island Fest, you'll have no shortage of fun things to do.

If you're looking for very low hotel rates and few fellow tourists, visiting Kalamazoo between November and March might just work for you. You will need a heavy coat to brave the freezing temperatures and snowstorms, but there will still be plenty to do around the city. You can view American art at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, visit a nearby ski resort to hit the slopes, or enjoy dinner, drinks, and a movie at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Kalamazoo, MI:

seasonality of hotel rates in Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts demonstrating mean price trends by star rating class in Kalamazoo, MI. You can use these line graphs to calculate the least expensive seasons to book a room in Kalamazoo for your upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Kalamazoo, Michigan

4 Star Average Prices: $153.75

There are many great luxury hotel options in Kalamazoo. Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center is an unbeatable choice, located directly in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo. This perfect location allows you easy access to premium shopping, theaters, museums, and companies nearby. Well-known as one of the premier hotels in the city, you'll enjoy a luxe guest room or suite with upgraded linens and comforter, a 37-inch flat-screen TV, free internet access, iPod/MP3 hookup, and work desk with ergonomic chair.

But that's not all. Hotel amenities also include an indoor pool, hot tub, on-site athletic club, and on-site salon and spa. After a long day in the city, you can return to the hotel and enjoy a meal at one of four restaurants or recharge with a Starbucks drink at the hotel's coffee shop.

For a luxury option away from the excitement of downtown Kalamazoo, Holiday Inn Kalamazoo – W (W Michigan Univ) is ideal. Although it might not seem like a first choice for luxury, this chic, amenity-rich hotel absolutely is. It's located in the western section of the city, near Western Michigan University and Gilmore Car Museum, as well as the Golf Club at Harbor Shores. In one of its 182 cozy rooms, you'll enjoy retro-contemporary décor, free internet access, and a 32-inch flat-screen TV with premium channels, along with a triple-sheeted bed and white linens for restful sleep.

The hotel features a fitness center, restaurant, and the Holidome, which includes a hot tub, arcade, game tables, and the largest pool in Southwest Michigan.

Affordable Hotel Options in Kalamazoo, Michigan

3 Star Average Prices: $108.28

Looking for affordable hotels? You'll find plenty in Kalamazoo. Baymont Inn & Suites Kalamazoo East is a cozy budget hotel known for its hometown hospitality and affordability. Although slightly west of downtown, it's conveniently located near Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport and local attractions such as Wings Event Center and The Air Zoo. Within one of the hotel's comfortable rooms, you'll get free internet access, a refrigerator, microwave, and 32-inch flat-screen TV.

The hotel also has an heated outdoor pool for swimming, a fitness center for working out, and concierge services that arrange sightseeing tours around Kalamazoo. If you bring your four-legged friend on the trip, you're in luck! The hotel is also pet-friendly.

Red Roof Inn Kalamazoo West – Western Michigan U puts you within minutes of Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds, and many excellent restaurants for a price that won't break the bank. Not only that, but the hotel also boasts newly renovated rooms that feature relaxing Rest Suite beds by Serta, high-quality bedding, and large flat-screen TVs. Each room also comes complete with free internet access, video game consoles, and work desks.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Kalamazoo

2 Star Average Prices: $80.06

2 Star Hotel Prices in Kalamazoo

Which Kalamazoo hotels have real discounts?

Discount lovers rejoice! You can enjoy major discounts at many Kalamazoo hotels. Comfort Inn Kalamazoo offers AAA member and AARP card holder discounts on many of its rooms. Plus, the hotel is minutes from museums, stadiums, and theaters, as well as unique attractions such as Bell's Brewery. You'll enjoy a room with free internet access, a flat-screen TV, work desk, and coffee maker. Some rooms even come complete with a refrigerator and microwave.

Before starting your day, take advantage of the hotel's free breakfast buffet and a weekly newspaper. Other conveniences include a fitness center and laundry facility.

Residence Inn by Marriott Kalamazoo East is a cozy hotel with many conveniences and offers great AAA and AARP discounts on a variety of rooms. The inn is located in the southeastern section of the city, near Milham Park Golf Club, Kalamazoo Air Zoo, and Crossroads Shopping Center. In one of 83 guest rooms you'll enjoy the perfect mix of comfort and function with a fully equipped kitchen that includes a refrigerator, stove, and microwave; cozy beds with down pillows; and a functional work area with free internet access.

You can save even more money by enjoying the hotel's free breakfast each morning. Additional amenities include an heated outdoor pool, sports court, evening hospitality hour for guests, and a complimentary shopping service to keep your kitchen stocked.

Best Value Options in Kalamazoo, Michigan

If you want more value for your money, Kalamazoo has plenty of great hotels that you'll love. Clarion Inn is a comfortable choice, located a few miles away from downtown Kalamazoo yet close to highly rated shopping, universities, and other attractions. Sports and outdoor enthusiasts will especially enjoy being near Milham Park Golf Club and Portage Creek Bicentennial Park. Although known for being affordable, Clarion Inn's rooms include a range of conveniences: a pillowtop mattress, free internet access, flat-screen TV, and more. You can even choose a premium room that features a sofa sleeper and whirlpool.

Other hotel amenities include an indoor pool, fitness center, lobby fireplace, free airport transportation, and free breakfast served each morning. Your pet is welcome to stay in the hotel and enjoy the many comforts, as well.

For another great value option, consider Staybridge Suites Kalamazoo. This award-winning hotel is conveniently located near Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, and Wings Event Center. Within each spacious room, you'll have access to many homelike comforts, such as a full-sized refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, and rangetop. You'll also have a flat-screen TV and DVD player for entertainment, as well as free internet access to stay connected. The hotel also boasts an indoor heated pool, on-site fitness center, free daily breakfast buffet, and an evening social hour for guests, Mondays through Wednesdays.

Unique Attractions in Kalamazoo, Michigan

No matter where you decide to stay in Kalamazoo, you'll likely be close to one of the city's unique attractions. If your hotel is in the northeast section of the city, check out Gilmore Car Museum. This popular museum explores the history of the automobile through its classic car exhibits and old-fashioned gas station. If you're more of a beer aficionado and are staying downtown, the Kalamazoo Give a Craft Beer Trail is a must. The trail guides visitors along a walking route with stops at the city's trendiest craft beer breweries. If unique attractions interest you, Kalamazoo has plenty.

Whether you'd like to stay in a luxury hotel downtown or an affordable hotel in a quiet suburb, you can find the best option for your needs, and wallet, in Kalamazoo.

Recent traveler reviews of Kalamazoo, MI

Below are reviews of the city of Kalamazoo, MI from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Great Eating Places"
Score 5.0 / 5

I was in town for a graduation. Took a cab to WMU and the people at the cab company very nice and helpful. Great city and great people.

Mary G., from 06-Jun-2015
"An Enjoyable City"
Score 5.0 / 5

The expo center is a great place to hold a trade show. The parking is great and the venue lends itself to many different types of shows. Getting around Kalamazoo is a little difficult, but we did find a nice Mexican restaurant to eat at.

Luwayne S., from 22-Mar-2015
"Good Experience"
Score 4.0 / 5

Friendly, helpful people. Didn't have time to visit since I was busy attending a course.

Mireille G., from 28-Jul-2014
"Nice place"
Score 4.0 / 5

People in city were friendly. Downtown was quaint. Expo Center activities were fun and interesting.

Paula S., from 20-Jan-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Kalamazoo, MI shown above is 4.5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
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