Had a nice couple of days in Kalamazoo while my hubby was there for work. Stayed at the Staybridge Suites, 2001 Seneca Lane. Off of Stadium Dr and just east of US131. Would definitely go back. Big rooms, great hot breakfast buffet, very nice staff, indoor pool, and nice couryard area with tables and grills. It looked like they had some yummy eats in the evening (I think Tues - Thurs), but we had plans to eat out (should have eaten in...see below).
The hotel is an easy 4 miles away from the downtown area and about 7 miles to the Air Zoo. We visited the Kalamazoo Valley Museum (always free admission). We spent about 1 1/2 hours there. Also visited the Air Zoo, which has free general admission this summer. We've been there before, but wanted to go back to see the Space exhibits that they added since we were there last.
I really wanted to eat at Kevins a Tavern the River at Warners Vineyard, which is about 15 min east of Kalamazoo off of I-94. I have had some really nice dinners at winery restaurants in the past and couldn't wait to go. I knew we would miss Warner's tasting since they close at 5pm and we would be getting there until around 5:30pm. I thought maybe the restaurant would have flights of wine and sell Warner's wine. Come to find out the restaurant is separate from the winery. The food was decent, but not well presented. I got the filet mignon, which was just a piece of meat on a plate (no zip sauce or reduction sauce) with a dollop of tasteless mashed potatoes and a side of diced carrots. My husband got the roast beef that was presented as mine was. We were at least expecting some gravy on roast beef. We did get there before 6pm so our glasses of wine were 1/2 off and we paid by cash to save another 10%, which helped in easing the disappointment.