The Kalamazoo County Fair started around 1846 and is one of the oldest fairs in Michigan. The initial goal was where those involved in agriculture came together to exhibit their crops and animals. With the addition of other entities over the years, the fair is the premier educational event in our community. It provides a venue for more than 500 4-H youth to display their projects. The fair has always been about education and that continues to be its core mission.
Additionally, the midway rides and food vendors has become a big draw as well as the grand stand shows ranging from musical guests and smash up derbies to dirtbike racing and monster truck shows to name a few. Make it a tradition for your family, its great kid friendly fun!
My family enjoys it every year.
#Michigan #PureMichigan #Carnival #Fair #Kalamazoo #Midway #Kidsfun #TroverContest
Best said in their own words...
So what is fuel?
Another hole-in-the-wall restaurant?
Not exactly.
Only a restaurant?
Not exactly.
You want a thick greasy burger and a super-sized candy-water? But that's not who we are; it's not on our map. We can't even tell you how to get there. Not in good conscience.
Suppose you try this instead?
fuel is ....
Whatever we can think of. Whatever makes sense. And big sense of fun.
An alternative to bottom-line, bottom-dollar, business-as-usual capitalism.
You've seen restauranteurs who believe the quality of food is more important than the quality of the life of a community. That's not what we believe. That philosophy would never get us to our destination.
We offer the finest and freshest in Plant-based, Grain-based, Eco-focused cuisine.
We are Kalamazoo's only completely vegetarian, raw and vegan-friendly restaurant and a deliberate rip in the fabric of the all too-typical, modern American food-ways.
Our philosophy: Unequivocally Community Driven
With each bite of fuel's food, you are supporting space that offers culinary arts classes and on the job training to traditionally marginalized young people. fuel will build on Fire Historical and Cultural Arts Collaborative’s holistic workforce training and youth development programs which provide life skills, grant writing, arts training and work experience for youth from traditionally marginalized communities. With fuel's training and kitchen space - Fire will be able to develop its culinary arts program - bites. fuel will help Fire continue to serve as a model for economic and youth development in the Edison neighborhood and the Kalamazoo community by providing a permanent and licensed kitchen home for bites. As a result, fuel will help Fire addresses the deeply ingrained social cycle of poverty, violence, and neglect that effects people ages 16 to 24. fuel staff understands that restaurant training and mentoring provides experience in a thriving hospitality sector and allows young people to identify their passion while supporting themselves and their families. At fuel, our attempt is to take it a few steps further. After young adults are trained through and cater for Bites for a minimum of six months, fuel intends to provide at least one youth with a job in the restaurant. As the business grows, fuel will continue to hire more Bite's trained staff.
#PureMichigan #YesThereReallyIsAKalamazoo #Michigan #Kalamazoo #KalamazooCounty Milham park in north Portage/south Kalamazoo is a great little park. I grew up coming to this park and now I bring my family here every chance I get. Come and feed geese and ducks with your kids, grill out on one of the many grills, have picnic, or a party under the pavilion, play catch or frisbe in one of the open areas or bring the kids the newish playground area. There is plenty to discover in this park, plan to spend the day if you can, you won't be disappointed.
(Quick Fact: this park used to have a zoo!)
photo by

Get an overview of this hotelHotel in Kalamazoo with free breakfast and indoor pool

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free WiFi
Indoor pool
24-hour business center


Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Milham Park Golf Club and within 6 mi (10 km) of Air Zoo and Portage Creek Bicentennial Park. Kalamazoo Institute of Arts and Kalamazoo Valley Museum are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Hotel Features

An indoor pool, a fitness center, and a 24-hour business center are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a meeting room, dry cleaning, and a 24-hour front desk.

Room Amenities

All 65 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include coffee makers, free newspapers, and free local calls.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kalamazoo

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kalamazoo features an indoor pool and a fitness center. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-related amenities consist of a 24-hour business center and a meeting room. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. Event facilities measure 72 square feet (7 square meters). This business-friendly hotel also offers complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and express check-out. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kalamazoo is a smoke-free property.

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 7 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 72 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Express check-out 
  • Year Built 2001 
  • Total number of rooms - 65 
  • Television in common areas 
  • One meeting room 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary buffet breakfast.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Sledding nearby 
  • Snowboarding nearby 
  • Snow tubing nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Ski lessons available nearby 
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Downhill skiing nearby 
  • Cross-country skiing nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 12:30 AM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Cash deposit: USD 200 per stay
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel Kalamazoo
  • Holiday Inn Express Kalamazoo

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Sorry, we seem to have had an issue loading our review content. Try again?

Top Positive Review

Top Positive Review

Top Critical Review