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The Kirby

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Room 6 - Silver | Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, individually decorated
Room 5 - Bronze | Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, individually decorated
Room 6 - Silver | Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, individually decorated
Room 5 - Bronze | Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, individually decorated

Overview of The Kirby

The Kirby

4.0 star property
Adults-only hotel with restaurant, near Wade's Bayou Memorial Park

8.6/10 Fabulous

49 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
294 W Center St, Douglas, MI, 49406
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants
  • Area shuttle
  • Garden
For families
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Premium bedding
  • Dressing gowns

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Douglas
  • Lake Michigan - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) - 51 min drive
  • Holland Station - 23 min drive
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • The Farmhouse Deli - 3 min walk
  • Blue Star Cafe & Ice Cream Treats - 5 min walk
  • Wild Dog Grille - 6 min walk
  • Everyday People Cafe - 7 min walk
  • Red Dock Cafe - 9 min walk

About this property

The Kirby

Enjoy your visit to Douglas with a stay at The Kirby. For a bite to eat, guests can visit J. Paul's Dining Room, which serves American cuisine and is open for dinner. The helpful staff and restaurant get good marks from fellow travellers.


English, Spanish

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property for check-in information
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 16
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free self-service breakfast each morning 6:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1890
  • Garden


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled) and heating
  • Dressing gowns

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


J. Paul's Dining Room – This fine-dining restaurant specialises in American cuisine and serves dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 150.00 per stay

Optional extras

  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Kirby Inn Douglas
The Kirby Hotel
The Kirby Douglas
The Kirby Hotel Douglas

Frequently asked questions

Are pets allowed at The Kirby?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Kirby?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Kirby?
You can check in from 3 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at The Kirby and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling and hiking. The Kirby also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Kirby?
Yes, J. Paul's Dining Room offers American cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Blue Star Cafe & Ice Cream Treats (5-min walk), Wild Dog Grille (6-min walk) and Everyday People Cafe (7-min walk).
What's the area around The Kirby like?
The Kirby is in the heart of Douglas, a short 4-minute walk from Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society and 5 minutes' walk from Water Street Gallery. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very good

Thanksgiving at the Kirby
Great small hotel in great location. Everything was clean and well kept. We stayed on thanksgiving night and had the hotel to ourselves. All the staff was enjoying the holiday. But the management had given us access to everything and provided great trust to let us stay there on our own! It was a great experience
Franciscus, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

i was attending a wedding in Saugatuck and the owner was nice enough to get me in a little early so that I could get ready. The house is adorable and it was all decked out for Halloween too. Looks like a great place to visit in the Summer...there was an amazing deck outside! I will have to go back!
Susan, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

I asked for pet friendly places in Douglas and saguatuck, the Kirby was first on the list. After a 2 1/2 hour drive and waiting for 3pm check in I’m told they are not pet friendly so after walking around the towns all morning I had to drive 2 1/2 hours back home. I’m glad my money was kindly refunded but not how I wanted to end a day.
1-night trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

4/10 Fair

Was not what we expected for a 4 star place. Did not get daily maid service. The stairs to the room are very steep. A good location but probably would not stay here on our next visit
Sheldon, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The Kirby is fantastic!
Amazing place, service, and location! I will return and highly recommend!! Clean rooms, bathroom, staff so warm and welcoming!!
Dana, 1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

The room waa cery nice. However, no breakfast, no knowledge of the property, no lounge area, not really a B&B. More of a room for rent. Very expensive for what was provided.
B, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Wi-Fi inadequate - must be upgraded
The price ($300/night) seemed reasonable for this pleasant inn in the summer season, with an outstanding restaurant and accommodating staff - BUT we would not return until the wi-fi problem is solved. Have to complain as well that the free breakfast was substandard, and our room's private bath was not en suite. Would not have booked it knowing any of those three deficiencies
1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice old house. Bathroom was outside of the bedroom and very small.
L, 1-night romance trip
Verified Orbitz guest review