Kara's Kottages @ W. Main St

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43-inch Smart TV with digital channels, Netflix, Hulu
43-inch Smart TV with digital channels, Netflix, Hulu
43-inch Smart TV with digital channels, Netflix, Hulu

Overview of Kara's Kottages @ W. Main St

Kara's Kottages @ W. Main St

3.0 star property

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
837 West Main, Kalamazoo, MI, 49006

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKalamazoo Institute of Arts11 min walk
  • Popular LocationKalamazoo Valley Museum13 min walk
  • Popular LocationKalamazoo State Theatre16 min walk
  • AirportKalamazoo, MI (AZO-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek Intl.)13 min drive

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About this area


Kara's Kottages @ W. Main St is located in West Main HIll, a neighborhood in Kalamazoo, and is near the airport and near a metro station. Kalamazoo Valley Museum and Kalamazoo Institute of Arts are cultural highlights of the area. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Waldo Stadium or Wings Event Center.

What's nearby

  • Kalamazoo College - 7 min walk
  • Kalamazoo Institute of Arts - 11 min walk
  • Kalamazoo Valley Museum - 13 min walk
  • Kalamazoo State Theatre - 16 min walk
  • Waldo Stadium - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Kalamazoo Transportation Center - 17 min walk
  • Kalamazoo, MI (AZO-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek Intl.) - 13 min drive


  • Ruggers Up and Under - 4 min walk
  • The Studio Grill - 9 min walk
  • University Roadhouse - 13 min walk
  • Olde Peninsula Brewpub & Restaurant - 14 min walk
  • Rustica - 14 min walk

About this property

Kara's Kottages @ W. Main St

3-star Kalamazoo bed & breakfast in West Main HIll, walk to Kalamazoo College
Laundry facilities, a garden, and barbecue grills are available at this smoke-free bed & breakfast. Free self-serve breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a picnic area. All 3 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and minibars. Guests will find kitchens with refrigerators, ovens, stovetops, and microwaves. Change of towels is available on request.
Kara's Kottages @ W. Main St offers 3 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and coffee/tea makers. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate sitting areas. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Accommodations at this 3-star bed & breakfast have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This Kalamazoo bed & breakfast provides complimentary wireless Internet access. 43-inch Smart televisions come with digital channels and Netflix. Hypo-allergenic bedding, change of towels, and change of bedsheets can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Onsite parking options include a garage

Food and drink

  • Free self-serve breakfast available daily 4:00 AM–1:00 PM

Family friendly

  • Children's games
  • Full-sized refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave


  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Change of bedsheets (on request)
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Laundry facilities

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Firepit
  • Garden
  • Outdoor entertainment area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • 43-inch Smart TV
  • Digital channels
  • Hulu
  • Netflix
  • Streaming services

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in fee: USD 40.00
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: USD 40.00

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
Guests will receive an email 72 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and an access code; access will be through a private entrance

Access methods

Access code, private entrance


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 20 per pet, per night
Welcoming dogs only
2 per room
Service animals are welcome
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cleaning fees vary based on unit and length of stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 20 per pet, per night
  • Early check-in fee: USD 40.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 40.00 (subject to availability)
  • Housekeeping fee: USD 40 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector

We should mention

This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Kara's Kottages
Kara's Kottages B&B
Kara's Kottages B&B Kalamazoo
Kara's Kottages Kalamazoo
Kara's Kottages @ W. Main St B&B Kalamazoo
Kara's Kottages @ W. Main St B&B
Kara's Kottages @ W. Main St Kalamazoo
Kara's Kottages W Main St
Kara's Kottages @ W. Main St Kalamazoo
Kara's Kottages @ W. Main St Bed & breakfast
Kara's Kottages @ W. Main St Bed & breakfast Kalamazoo

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 83 out of 99 reviews
5 - Excellent 84%
Rating 4 - Good. 12 out of 99 reviews
4 - Good 12%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 99 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 99 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 99 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Wonderful, quaint, charming
Walking distance to Walgreens and if you're ok with a 20 min walk to restaurants and shops like we are, that's a bonus. Kitchen was fully supplied with necessities for cooking, but we never found the coffee maker...This was a wonderful, sweet, quiet, charming place to escape to.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Clean and easy
Easy process and great location
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Amazing place. So cozy, felt like home immediately. Very private, easy to get to and easy to park. Not a bad thing to say!
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

2/5 Poor

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The property is really cute and cozy and appears really well kept and has lots of nice amenities. My trip was ruined by the presence of a mouse. I told kara about the siting. She kind “shrugged” it off and said it would leave. I called again to let her know it didn’t leave. She came and set a mousetrap under the sink and in the bathroom. I got to wake up to a dead mouse in the bathroom. She informed me that she has had mice before and apologized but she didn’t even offer me some kind of refund. Extremely disappointing and uncomfortable situation
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019