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Festive West Bed & BreakFest

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Certificate of Excellence


#2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Kalamazoo
Certificate of Excellence
Located in the Historic Stuart Neighborhood, our beautiful, historic Mission inspired Mini-Mansion Bed and Breakfast offers two large and beautifully appointed, boutique-style master en-suites and one sweetly chic bedroom. We have off-street parking, gorgeous gardens, elegant common spaces, and offer a full, plated breakfast included with your stay. Just two blocks from both prestigious Kalamazoo College, and Western Michigan University campuses, your college-bound students are just a minute's walk away. We are also within minutes from downtown Kalamazoo where you'll find museums, cultural activities like theatre and concerts, fine dining, an entertainment district, as well as several locally famous breweries and wineries- all for your touring enjoyment. Tagged the "City of Festivals," Kalamazoo's annual events calendar is booked solid with wonderfully diverse festivals of all kinds. If, however, sandy beaches and ocean-like views of water is more your style, breathtaking Lake Michigan is only a 35 minute drive due West- where you can frolic in the waves or enjoy fabulous shops and fine dining at the lake's shore. We hope you stop in- be if for a day or a get-away- Festive West Bed & BreakFest - where staying with us is always a celebration of You!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Golf course
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Grade: 62 out of 100
26Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
5Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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This is my ideal of a B&B. A room in an elegant 1909 house in the historic district of Kalamazoo, with an enormous and comfortable four-poster bed that made me feel like a princess in a spotlessly clean room in a house that has been elegantly renovation. The bathroom has a
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Response from Shelly-Innkeeper, Owner at Festive West Bed & BreakFest
Responded 3 days ago
Princess Robertson, You are so kind in leaving such an elegantly composed review for Festive West, and I personally thank you for the praise you've heaped upon Fred and me. We love hosting our guests in ways that help to shield out some of the noise and craziness the outside world hoists upon us all the time, and we're so glad you found a calming place to call home while you attended the Congress. If you were sad to leave, then I consider our job well done, and I truly hope you'll find another reason to come back and stay with us again. Best wishes as you move beyond the educational arenas, and know you are always welcome to come back for more bread pudding french toast any time! Shelly - Innkeeper
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Shelley is wonderful. She contacted us a few days before our arrival to confirm arrival time and check on any food requirements. Shelley and her husband were extremely friendly and the breakfast was wonderful - egg and cheese nests with caramelized onions and hollandaise
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Response from Shelly-Innkeeper, Owner at Festive West Bed & BreakFest
Responded 3 days ago
Josh, Thanks so much for finding and choosing to stay with us at Festive West Bed & BreakFest- we're glad you found us to be so convenient for all the wonderful things one can do in Kalamazoo and also happy you enjoyed the inn and our breakfasts! Please think of us anytime you find yourself in the Zoo and know we'd love to host another stay for you both. Best wishes, and come back for another Bell's Brew! Shelly - Innkeeper
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The hosts were incredibly welcoming and gracious both on arrival and throughout my stay. The room was immaculate, and the common areas were beautiful. The breakfast was fantastic with a number of items, including proteins and also designed for those with gluten challenges. When
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Response from Shelly-Innkeeper, Owner at Festive West Bed & BreakFest
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for your lovely review, Marc, we certainly appreciate having had the opportunity to host your business stay in Kalamazoo. I'm so happy you enjoyed our inn, and what we offer all our guests. We know how important food allergies and sensitivities can be, and make it our priority to offer foods that work for all who stay with us. Best wishes from Kalamazoo, and if ever in the area again, please consider staying with Festive West Bed & BreakFest - where staying with us is Always a celebration of you! Shelly - Innkeeper
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You could just go for the breakfast, it would be worth it. My entire stay experience began and ended with gracious, responsive hosts. I had a restful stay in an up-to-date room and a great walk to dinner in the neighborhood. I will create an opportunity to return to Kalamazoo
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Response from Shelly-Innkeeper, Owner at Festive West Bed & BreakFest
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you, Jennifer, we so enjoyed hosting you, and are so glad you found and chose to stay with Festive West Bed & BreakFest! What a great time we had, and so hope you’ll find your way back for another stay! Best wishes and take care up north. Shelly - Innkeeper
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We were visiting the area for the beer crawl and arriving earlier than check in time. They were very accommodating in every way! Great people. Delicious food! The house beautiful, very warm and welcoming!
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Response from Shelly-Innkeeper, Owner at Festive West Bed & BreakFest
Responded Mar 23, 2019
We so enjoyed having you for St Patty’s Day! It was fun having couples open the inn to such warm comraderie. We’re tickled you found and chose to stay with us for a “stay-cation” weekend, and appreciate the nice review. Best regards and know you’re welcome back if Kalamazoo-quick escape is your plan. Shelly- Innkeeper, Festive West Bed & BreakFest
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$139 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesMichiganKalamazoo
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