Lee’s Inn (2615 Fairfield Rd., 269/382-6100, www.leesinn.com, $77–125 d) is one of the more affordable lodgings in town, with an indoor pool, high-speed wireless Internet access, and a bright, airy breakfast room.
For other reasonable deals, Kalamazoo offers a wide assortment of chain hotels and motels, including Comfort Inn (739 W. Michigan Ave., 269/384-2800, www.comfortinn.com, $110–140 d), an ideal location for exploring the downtown area.
For a more unique experience, consider the
Stuart Avenue Inn (229 Stuart Ave., 269/342-0230, www.stuartavenueinn.com, $75–100 d), widely regarded as the city’s best B&B. It comprises three adjacent 19th-century homes (including the Bartlett-Upjohn House of pharmaceutical fame) and lovely perennial gardens. The present owners furnished the inn’s well-appointed rooms with many of their own antiques as well as goodies collected on shopping sprees around the state.
The Hall House Bed and Breakfast (106 Thompson St., 269/343-2500, www.hallhouse.com, $105–180 d) offers six rooms in a restored 1923 home. Just steps away from private Kalamazoo College, it’s popular with families of students and visiting professors.
by Laura Martone from Moon Michigan, 3rd Edition, © Avalon Travel