Here are recommendations for hotel, motels, and bed & breakfasts close to Circle Pines. Make your reservations soon-accommodations in the area are already filling up.

We have blocked rooms at the Plainwell Comfort Inn, which overall is the most centrally located hotel-about 30 minutes from Circle Pines, 45 minutes from Grand Rapids and 3.5 hours from Chicago. If you fly into Grand Rapids, accommodations in Hastings and Gun Lake also are convenient-about 15 minutes from Circle Pines. If you drive from Chicago or south of Michigan, the Kalamazoo accommodations are also nearby, but Gun Lake isn't too much farther. If you are short on funds, you could fly into Chicago and rent a car there-- just be sure to avoid rush hour traffic on Friday.

PLAINWELL
about 30 min. west of Circle Pines
Comfort Inn
622 Allegan St, Plainwell
(269) 685-9891
Many guests are staying here. We have blocked 10 rooms here for $90 each, and you must reserve by July 15. Cute tiny town.
GUN LAKE
about 10 min. east of Circle Pines
Gun Lake Motel
Patterson Road, about .5 miles south of M-79
(616) 792 2028
Two rooms are blocked under "Berrey/Hoffman" for Sat. Aug. 23 (2 queen beds in each room for $65/night.). Other rooms may still be available, but they're going fast. Roll-out beds are available for $8 each. Perfectly fine but basic rooms. Call soon. Please let us know if you decide to stay here. There is information about camping sites and cottages at the Gun Lake web site.
HASTINGS
about 20 min. north of Circle Pines
Adrounie House Bed & Breakfast
126 S. Broadway. (800) 927-8505
$65 - $125 www.adrounie.com
6 rooms in a pretty, quaint, award-winning "1894 Michigan historical, Queen Anne Victorian". "The home is more conducive to adults because of the many antiques. Children under 12 are discouraged." We have reserved all six rooms. Contact us if you're interested-we have to make the reservation.
Parkview Motel
429 N Broadway St. (616) 945-9511
$54. 10 of 18 units were available as of December 2002. Call very early for reservations-there is a fair in Hastings this weekend. Very basic but secure rooms.
GRAND RAPIDS
about 1 hr. northwest of Circle Pines
Amway Grand Plaza (upscale)
187 Monroe N.W. (800) 253-3590
$109-$285 on www.orbitz.com. An elegant luxury four star hotel featuring "nine award-winning restaurants and lounges… and 682 designer-decorated rooms" in downtown Grand Rapids overlooking the Grand River.
Comfort Inn Airport (mid-range)
4155 28th St., S.E. (616) 957-2080
$89+ on www.orbitz.com . Close to malls and downtown.
Motel 6 Grand Rapids East - Airport (economy)
3524 28th St SE. (616) 957-3511
$40 on www.orbitz.com. 117 rooms. Within walking distance to malls and close to downtown.
KALAMAZOO
about 35 min. southwest of Circle Pines
Stuart Avenue Inn (b & b)
229 Stuart Ave. (616) 342-0230
$105 on www.stuartaveinn.com
17 rooms. "widely regarded as the city's best B & B. It comprises three adjacent 19th-century homes… and lovely perennial gardens." Private baths. In downtown Kalamazoo.
Hall House Bed & Breakfast
106 Thompson St. (888) 761-2525
$90 - $155 on www.hallhouse.com
4 of the 6 rooms were left as of December 2002. "Stately 1920s Georgian Colonial home, minutes from downtown." Private baths, children age 8 and over. A few rooms accommodate 3-5 guests.
Radisson Plaza Hotel (upscale)
100 W. Michigan Ave. (800) 333-3333 or (269) 343 3333
$135-$255 on www.orbitz.com. 276 rooms. "Kalamazoo's premier hotel". In downtown Kalamazoo.
Residence Inn by Marriott (mid-range)
1500 East Kilgore. (800) 331-3131
$80-$115. 83 rooms. Six miles south of downtown and two miles from Southland Mall.
Kalamazoo Knights Inn (economy)
1211 S. Westnedge Ave. (269) 381-5000
$35 - $85 on www.orbitz.com. 54 rooms. In Kalamazoo.
Motel 6 (super economy)
3704 Van Rick Rd (269) 344-9255
$48 on Motel6.com. South of downtown.