[note]This giveaway was donated by Greenleaf Hospitality. All opinions are my own. [/note]

by Jill P



Feel Like Getting Away, But Not Wanting To Drive Far?

Do you want to get away, but don’t want to drive too far? There’s a great option right here in Kalamazoo-the Holiday Inn West. While staying at the Holiday Inn West, you’ll have full access to the Holidome, which not only features an indoor pool and hot tub, but ping pong, foosball, a 24-hour Fitness Center and arcade basketball. Plenty for the kiddos to do!



Spring Break Special Offer

Currently, Holiday Inn West is running a Spring Break Package to include (Starting at $119 Standard Room at the Holiday Inn West):

  • Design your own popcorn bag and perk up your own festive delicious popcorn  (4-6pm)
  • Crafts and Games (10am-Noon)
  • Reward money to your school of choice of $10.00 (Hotel will send a check)
  • Grab a surprise lunch box at check in (Could include 1 of the following: Box Tops, Pencils, Flash Cards, Puzzles, Crayons) 1 per child
  • Bring in a can good that will go back to your school of choice and get $0.25 in arcade money (Max of 20)
  • Pool Side Movie 7:30-9:30pm

Holiday inn west

Special Guest Appearances During Spring Break

  • April 9th, Wednesday-Slappy 5-7pm
  • April 10th, Thursday-Cookies Design from 5-7pm
  • April 11th, Friday-Lego Night from 5-7pm
  • April 12th, Saturday-Family Wellness 5-7pm

Holiday Inn West Giveaway Details

Holiday Inn West hotel is located at 2747 S. Eleventh St, Kalamazoo, MI.

Holiday Inn West Website and Facebook page. 

We’re thrilled to give one lucky KZOOkids.com reader a free one-night stay at the Holiday Inn West during Spring Break from April 9-12. To enter this giveaway tell us why your family would like to have a Stay-cation at the Holiday Inn West.

*This giveaway will close on Saturday, April 5 at midnight and the winner will be notified via email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond by email accepting the prize. No purchase necessary to enter the contest. Leaving a comment on this blog post is not a requirement of entry. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to KZOOkids.com and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used to enter the contest and notify winners. Entrants will release Facebook from all liability. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Michigan. Only one entry per household. Entrants may also enter the contest by sending an email to jill@KZOOkids.com containing their name, address, phone number and email address along with the words: Holiday Inn West Stay-cation in the subject line. Free Night stay is to be used April 9-12. KZOO Kids’ liability is limited to the value of the prize.



By | 2014-03-30T06:20:59+00:00 March 29th, 2014|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Travel, Win!|94 Comments

About the Author:

Jill is a mom of a busy 9 year old son. When not working the KZOOkids.com website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.


  1. Jenn March 29, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Yeah! We need a break! Would love to try it out.

  2. Denise Deuker March 29, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Please, PLEASE pick me! Uncle Sam ruined our Spring break:(

  3. Angie Mott March 29, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    My twin daughters are turning 8 over spring break (April 6th). This would be such a great birthday surprise!

  4. Gail Elben March 29, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    We would love to be able to get away, but I’m on disability, so a very fixed income. My son loves to swim and never gets a chance.

  5. Christie White March 29, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    With two active boys and a busy two year old, this would give us a much needed break from the indoor winter blues.

  6. Jennifer Johncock March 29, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    We would love to win this for our spring break staycation!!! With three kids (3, 5, and 7) there’s just no going anywhere this year. Hope we win! 🙂

  7. Manda banIwaarden March 29, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    My family hasn’t had a break together in quite a long time and we could really use one!

  8. Melissa Rousseau March 29, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    We would love to take our girls for a fun night “away”! This would be a blast!

  9. Lisa March 29, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    We have never been able to go away for spring break due to work. A night away would bless outr family!!

  10. Joanne Preston March 29, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Oh this would be so amazing. We are due with our 4th kid in two months. It would be so nice to take our kids to a fun getaway right here in town. What a relaxing treat!! Thank you for this opportunity!!

  11. Becky C. March 29, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    We aren’t traveling anywhere for spring break because my husband is opening up his own business! A “staycation” sounds perfect. We would love a night at Holiday Inn!

  12. Amy March 29, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    It would be able to take a trip. Being a single mom it’s not easy. This would be fun for my son

  13. Amy March 29, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    It would be nice to take a trip with my son being a single mom it is not always easy.

  14. Jessica March 30, 2014 at 7:53 am

    My two girls 5 and 6 would have so much fun, it would be a great place to have some family fun!

  15. Stacey March 30, 2014 at 7:58 am

    My family would LOVE to win this stay-cation at Holiday Inn West!! We are not going anywhere for this spring break and would absolutely love to stay overnight at such a fun place!!! My girls LOVE to swim and would have a blast…not to mention the hot tub for me and the hubs. Thanks for the opportunity and the information.

  16. Ana S March 30, 2014 at 8:57 am

    We would love to win this, my family and I are ready for a vacation after this long winter. 🙂

  17. Dianna W March 30, 2014 at 11:00 am

    We’d love a Staycation as it’s such a blessing to not have to worry about being away from our church but get to swim and enjoy family time.

  18. Kate Hill March 30, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    It would be awesome to win this staycation so we could take our five month old daughter swimming in your pool..she loves bath time and we are so anxious for summer and sunshine to get her into a pool or lake..I think she’s going to be a water bug 🙂 so anyways if you picked us she could go swimming for the first time!

  19. Aimee Montero March 30, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    What a wonderful giveaway! I had no idea that this hotel offered so many activities. It sounds like the perfect getaway for this family of four.

  20. Nicole Tuesley March 30, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Would love to win and be able to spend a night away with my family! Both my husband and myself are full time students, and work full time, plus overtime for my husband! The Burdick’s in the hotel would be a great place for dinner so we do not have to worry about cooking or cleaning up after dinner! Thanks for the chance to win!

  21. Joy March 30, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Because we have absolutely nothing planned for spring break!!!

  22. kelly March 30, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    My husband is a hard working PE teacher for Parchment. My 3 daughters along with us would love a mini get away together 🙂

  23. Emily March 30, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    We would LOVE this!!! It would me great to “getaway” and spend some time as a family!

  24. Michelle Hostetler March 30, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    The pool! Ever since we went to dinner at Burdicks before Christmas my daughter asks to stay there to use the pool

  25. Kate S. March 30, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    This would be fun, family quality time, that would allow the kids to let loose after this long winter and something different to do for Spring Break! Such a great giveaway.

  26. Danielle M March 30, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    My husband and I have two young kids that would love to spend some family time at holiday in west. I have many memories as a young child staying at this hotel for mini vacations 🙂 I would love for my kids to experience all the hotel has to offer!!

  27. Alicia March 31, 2014 at 12:11 am

    A STAY-CATION at THE HOLIDAY INN-WEST is just what the doctor ordered for our family of 4 !! Life is way too busy and this would be THE PERFECT PLACE for a LOT of family fun !!

  28. Erica March 31, 2014 at 7:05 am

    My husbands laid off so we won’t be doing much for spring break…this would be great in for he kids!

  29. Cheri Kay Sessions March 31, 2014 at 7:06 am

    This sounds so super fun!

  30. Sarah March 31, 2014 at 7:10 am

    With the terrible winter, we just need to get out and do something!

  31. Emily March 31, 2014 at 7:11 am

    My son would love the pool!

  32. Kelly D March 31, 2014 at 7:23 am

    What a coincidence, my husband and I were just discussing a “stay cation”! My daughter would love the pool!

  33. Emily March 31, 2014 at 7:51 am

    We have had a horrible winter!! We need a fun night away.

  34. Jessica March 31, 2014 at 8:15 am

    It was a long winter! We could use some fun!

  35. Anna Wagner March 31, 2014 at 8:17 am

    We just adopted our daughter last week, this would be such a great celebration!

  36. SARA March 31, 2014 at 8:36 am


  37. Sara March 31, 2014 at 8:41 am

    husband just got laid off so no money for spriNG break 🙁

  38. Kristen March 31, 2014 at 9:08 am

    It would be fun to take a road trip!

  39. Heather Newell March 31, 2014 at 9:16 am

    A night away from home is always fun! Would be lots of fun to take my daughter swimming. She loves the water!

  40. Shawn Lovely March 31, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Looking to have a fun experience with my family!

  41. Steven March 31, 2014 at 9:35 am

    We don’t have the seniority to get away for a true spring break vacation, so a “staycation” would be perfect for our little one to enjoy her very first spring break!

  42. Julie Strunk March 31, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Would love to win a get away with my Grandkids in the town where they live:)

  43. kristin felt March 31, 2014 at 10:28 am

    This would be a great mini vacation for my 2 girls.

  44. Kimberly March 31, 2014 at 10:59 am

    This would be a fun mom and daughters getaway for me and my twins!

  45. Jenny Ludy March 31, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Oh my goodness my kids would love this!!! We really need the mini break too

  46. Amanda R March 31, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    We really enjoy their open swim times they offer to the community and we LOVE Slappy! This would be a fun get-a-way for our family.

  47. Kristin D. March 31, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    I am a single mommy of two awesome kids. I work a lot, so it would be impossible for us to do much. Something like this would be perfect! The kids and I could really use a little getaway.

  48. Jaime M March 31, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Due to our work schedules this year, we were not able to get away for Spring Break. This would be a great “stay-cation” for my twin 5 year old boys!

  49. Anna March 31, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    This would be a great get away for the family. We could use some spring fun swimming and a break too

  50. Jessica April 1, 2014 at 10:55 am

    We need a little break from the winter doldrums. Four kids, and parents that were unable to get away from work for an extended time (or afford it). We need to jump start more fun and a positive attitude for spring and summer.

  51. Nancy H April 1, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    A relaxing time, filled with kids enjoying themselves and not having to worry about any household duties. Sounds perfect!

  52. Alyssa H April 1, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    This winter has been long and dreadful. We would love the opportunity to get to go swimming and have some fun this spring break!

  53. Julie S April 2, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    We would love to have a getaway close to home 🙂

  54. Melissa K April 2, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    How fun! We definitely need something fun to do next week!!

  55. Megan Marlow April 2, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    We aren’t going anywhere for spring break this year. A night at the hotel would be a perfect getaway for our staycation spring break!

  56. Kerri April 2, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    We would love a night at the holiday inn! Definitely could use a break and some relaxing time in the pool!

  57. Amy Leskowski April 2, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Our family would LOVE a staycation at the holiday inn! it would be so fun to swim and get over winter 🙂 and all the activities planned sound so fun!

  58. Beth Ogden April 2, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    My daughter loves to swim and would LOVE to swim before it is finally warm out!

  59. Shannon April 2, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Our family of 6 could really use a fun time this spring break. We are expecting #5 very soon and thought traveling was a bad option 🙂

  60. brenda April 2, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    We would love a night away and be able to swim especially since Michigan is still so cold!

  61. Kate VB April 2, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    This is a great idea. Would love to surprise the kiddos with a night away!

  62. Jena Jacobs April 2, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    We would love a stay-cation at Holiday Inn! We are already planning a stay-cation with trips to the library and park, to actually get an over-night with a pool would be a fantastic treat! 🙂

  63. Renee Muday April 2, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    We would love to win this. We are always so busy that we don’t have the time to go far from home.

  64. Jennifer H. April 2, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    We have two children with Autism and traveling too far can be difficult but they absolutely love to go places.

  65. Amanda April 2, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    My husband recently started a new job and is working a lot of crazy hours, which leaves us with little time together as a family. A night away, is just what we could use right now!!

  66. Megan April 2, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    We would love to win a stay-cation. We love Holiday Inn. It is our top choice while on vacation.

  67. Katie April 2, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    We need to get out of the house! A stay-cation would be perfect.

  68. Lesa April 3, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Such a busy life with so much going on. A night at the Holiday Inn would be a nice. Not far from home but out of our normal routine and hibernating all winter.

  69. Jamie Washburn April 3, 2014 at 10:52 am

    My daughter would love to go! It would give our family time to get away and connect! We have not had a chance to go to this indoor waterpark yet. Thank you for the opportunity!

  70. Brian April 3, 2014 at 10:56 am

    This would be great fun! The kid and wife would love a staycation! This year we staying in town so this is a great opportunity!

  71. Monica Dolce April 3, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    My kids would love the chance for an overnight out and the opportunity to swim. Sounds like fun!

  72. Kathy April 3, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Our family would love to win this! Baby #4 is arriving the end of this month, so a Spring Break getaway was really not an option this year. This would allow us to stay close enough to home (and the hospital) but still let the kids get to have fun and blow off some of the winter blues that have been sticking around!

  73. Wendy April 3, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    My children would be so excited to stay at a hotel and swim in a pool! We are hoping for some special family time away from the all the busy schedules so this would be perfect!

  74. Michelle T April 4, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Because the Holiday Inn West is THE BEST place for a fun family Stay-cation. Thank you very much!

  75. ronda fox April 4, 2014 at 10:12 am

    We live paycheck to paycheck and can’t afford a vacation of any sort. My kids love to swim and we would be staying on the Friday night with Lego night. My little guy and his dad would love to check out the Lego night! We could really use a nice night away from the house! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  76. Danielle April 4, 2014 at 10:17 am

    It has been a brutal winter – time for some great fun! One night away is perfect for two small ones.
    Thanks for the chance to win

  77. Amy April 4, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Our family would love to win this! We were not able to go anywhere this year, so we are looking for fun things to do at a low cost this spring break! We would love this night!

  78. Amanda April 4, 2014 at 10:55 am

    My kids would love this!!! Due to my husbands recent job loss, we had to cancel our spring break plans. This would be the perfect get away across town!!!

  79. Lindsey C April 4, 2014 at 11:26 am

    I have three kids 6, 3, and 1.5yrs. My husband works a lot and its hard to find time to spend as a family because it seems we save our weekend time for house projects. This would be so perfect for us because my kids all love to swim so we could all enjoy time together. Plus being close by means my husband wouldn’t have to miss work. Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway!

  80. Mary Anne April 4, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Sure would be a nice get away/ Long hard winter.

  81. Amy April 4, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    We have never stayed at this hotel and it sounds like an amazing place to relax and have fun. My son has worked so hard to bring his grades up it would be wonderful to be able to have a family celebration here!

  82. tabitha April 4, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    With this forever long winter/cold mt family is more then ready to get out of the house and have some fun!

  83. Donna April 4, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    We have lived and worked in Kalamazoo for 15 years, and have never been to the Holiday Inn West! My husband and I don’t get vacation time off of work together, and this would be a nice way to “get away” with the kids.

  84. Meg Williams April 4, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    My kids could really use a break and would love it!!

  85. Nicole G April 5, 2014 at 9:58 am

    The rest of our family went to Disney World for spring break and we didn’t get to go! But we’re going to make the best of it and enjoy our little mini-staycation! 🙂

  86. Angie B April 5, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    We would LOVE a staycation because I have final exams the next week and I can’t take the kids anywhere during spring break! It would be the best surprise for my girls!

  87. Jill L April 5, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    We would love to go swimming!

  88. Anna April 5, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    We have two three year old boys who would love to swim & would love to have an adventure!

  89. Anna April 5, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Have two three year old boys who would love an adventure and swimming!

  90. Jennifer April 5, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    My kids would love the pool and the movie – mom and dad would enjoy not having to clean up after them or having to make dinner!

  91. Gayle VandeMaele April 5, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Sounds fun! My kids would be so excited.

  92. Michelle April 5, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    This would be such a fun surprize for the kids. We aren’t taking a real spring break. My homeschoolers would rather end the year a week early, but we would definately love a night out at the pool! Im sure anyone who wins will have a blast, but I hope it’s us!

  93. Shelley Jewell April 5, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    My husband is a CPA and has been working crazy hours! This would be a great way to spend some time as a family swimming, etc.

  94. JESSICA MCFARLIN April 7, 2014 at 1:45 am


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