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Dining (30)
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The Kirby is a boutique hotel where old world meets new world... an 1890s Victorian with a modern, hip interior. The Kirby has a restaurant, wine bar, outdoor dining, garden, pond, and wrap around porch. It is perfect for both, a romantic getaway for 2 and to host special events.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Room service
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Conference Facilities
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
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Room features
Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know


Full view
62Somewhat walkable
Grade: 62 out of 100
14Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
5Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
10Room tips
Traveler rating
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Popular mentions
There is a reason there are not many photographs of the rooms up on TripAdvisor. They have some stylish flair to them but under that thin veneer are basically jumped-up dorm rooms. The linens were the cheapest I've ever slept on in a hotel, the towels, pillow, bedding were just
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Response from Mindy T, General Manager at The Kirby
Responded Mar 6, 2019
BethS552, We deeply apologize for the experience you had and would like to talk to you about it more. Please feel free to give us a call at 269-857-5472.
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My son and his lovely bride held their wedding and reception at The Kirby this past weekend. This was a destination wedding for the entire group, so there were a lot of unknowns, e mails and phone calls. Literally no one in or at the wedding is from the Douglas area. It was
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Response from Mindy T, General Manager at The Kirby
Responded Mar 10, 2019
Thank you for the fantastic review.I think we had as good of a time as you.
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Kim, Mindy & Cammy couldn’t have been more gracious hosts. All we wanted was a little retreat. Some peace and quiet, a good meal, some wine and maybe a little beach time. Boy, did we get it! The Kirby is a nearly 130 year old mansion with a rich history and so much going for
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Response from MindyT152, General Manager at The Kirby
Responded Sep 25, 2018
Thanks for your great review David S. It was great to have you here. I hope you will plan another visit soon. Thanks, Mindy
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Stayed here with a few friends, our rooms were very nice, although the bathroom was small. Breakfast was good, you had two choices. Mindy and staff were nice and accommodating. This place is a nice walk to downtown Douglas, and a little bit longer walk into Saugatuck and oval
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Response from Mindy T, General Manager at The Kirby
Responded Mar 10, 2019
Thank You.
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Dinner reservation was not honored. Met by owner outside and told we now had to sit on the patio (next to the band). Told the bar was full and no sense waiting for a table to open up. Told the restaurant had been filled with new customers just moments before our reservation
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Response from MindyT152, General Manager at The Kirby
Responded Sep 25, 2018
Peter, I am so sorry to hear about your unfortunate experience at The Kirby. Would you mind giving me a call at your convenience? I would like to get more details about what happened and find out exactly who you had spoken with. Please know I am very interested in your satisfaction and feel horrible that we failed at achieving that. Please give me the chance to show you the service we are known for. Thank You, Mindy Trafman 269-857-5472
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"Rooms were larger than expected, loved the decor."
"Ask for a room with an insuite bathroom."
"All rooms are quirky as the hotel used to be a hospital. Some of the bathrooms are very odd."
"Make sure the room booked has its own integral bathroom"
"The deluxe suite has its own bathroom, for those of you that don't like to share a communal B&B bathroom."
$211 - $499 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Kirby House
United StatesMichiganDouglas
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