5 BEST Hotels near Western Michigan University

Located in Kalamazoo, these are our picks for the 5 best hotels near Western Michigan University. This guide has hotels and apartments for all types of budgets!

#1 – Staybridge Suites Kalamazoo

Staybridge Suites Kalamazoo

– $$$$

– 5 minute drive to Western Michigan University

We love hotels that feel more like a home, and that’s exactly what Staybridge Suites is!

The rooms are modern and spacious, and many of the rooms come equipped with a half kitchen.

Save extra money with the on-site laundry facilities and the free breakfast served daily.



#2 – Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Kalamazoo West

Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Kalamazoo West

– $$$

– 11 minute drive to Western Michigan University

Simple but very clean and very well-reviewed is the Holiday Inn Express and Suites.

Guests love the bright and spacious bathrooms, as well as the comfortable beds and pillows. The indoor pool is also open year round!

Be sure to grab some of the free breakfast served every morning (and don’t miss the pancake machine!).



#3 – Comfort Inn Wings Stadium

Comfort Inn Wings Stadium

– $$

– 12 minute drive to Western Michigan University

One of Kalamazoo’s most booked hotels, the Comfort Inn will give you a ton of bang for your buck.

Guests enjoy fast wifi, 24-hour reception, and a microwave, fridge and flatscreen TV in every room.

Free breakfast is served every morning, and the indoor pool is open year round.



#4 – Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center

Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center

– $$$$$

– 7 minute drive to Western Michigan University

Easily the nicest hotel on our list (and probably all of Kalamazoo) is the Radisson Plaza Hotel.

The indoor pool is beautiful, the on-site restaurant is extremely well-reviewed, and we love how helpful and friendly the staff are.

Grab a drink at the on-site bar, or just relax in your enormous suite – the choice is yours! Also, try and book a room with a tub – they are awesome.



#5 – Red Roof Inn Kalamazoo East – Expo Center

Red Roof Inn Kalamazoo East – Expo Center

– $

– 15 minute drive to Western Michigan University

If you are on a tight budget and don’t mind a bit further of a drive, Red Roof Inn is an amazing option!

Guests rate this motel highly, mostly due to its comfort, cleanliness, and location in a quiet part of town. The vending machines are available if you like grabbing a snack, and the wifi is free and fast.



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About the Author Emma Johnson

Emma Johnson lives to travel! Born in Washington D.C., Emma is a hotel connoisseur and a staff writer at Hotel Jules. An army brat, Emma got the travel bug early and has never been able to stop. Now, she has proudly visited 70+ countries and plans to visit every country in the world! Passionate about her ukelele (obviously) and her family, Emma eventually wants to retire in Thailand and write a book about all of her travel experiences.