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Prince Conference Center at Calvin College

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I frequently stay at the Prince Conference Center. The staff is very friendly, and if you are a regular like me, they welcome you like an old friend. The rooms are neat and clean, the hot breakfast in the morning is filling, and the conference space is excellent. The price is right, the staff is great, and this hidden gem...

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Justin J, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review

Hello Michelle L, Thank you for continuing to stay with the Prince Conference Center, we enjoy having you as a frequent guest. We are quite the hidden gem that you described!! Thank you for the review and we look forward to serving you in the future! Safe Travels, Justin J.

Cape Coral, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good rooms with 2 queen beds. Easy access to morning coffee and breakfast. Good variety of food which is complimentary. Very pleasant people. Surroundings are attractive and you have easy access to Calvin College. Can't go wrong here.

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Justin J, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review

Thomas K, Thank you for the review! Well said and described! We also offer rooms with 1 king bed with a pull out couch, the King Suite rooms have a king bed with a living area and kitchenette, check into those on your next visit. We hope to see you soon! Safe travels, Justin J.

detroit
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to a conference at the Prince Conference Center and was impressed from the minute I entered the center. The service was great, the food at the conference was fresh, healthy and served with a smile. The place is a great value.

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Justin J, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review

Hello happypersonDetroit, Thank you for the wonderful review! Our food and beverage team go the extra mile for all meals and service for our meetings, breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. The hotel offers lower rates than the surrounding hotels. Thank again for your review! Justin J.

Reviewed 23 October 2016

I stay here often for work and occasionally pleasure when visiting local family. It's a great center for accessing Grand Rapids, with lovely, simple rooms, a gorgeous social space with fire-places, and bordering an outstanding nature preserve with trails. And of course, it's on the campus of Calvin College & Seminary, so you can't beat it for Calvin events.

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Justin J, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review

Hi Steven K, Thank you for the review, you are 'spot-on' in your description of the rooms, social spaces, and nature preserve! Our location is great for visiting anywhere in Grand Rapids, and we offer discounts for Calvin Parents, Alumni and for potential Calvin Students Parents. Safe travels and we will see you soon! Justin J.

Ada, Michigan
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had a major event there with a speaker and 300 people for lunch. It was a great event and the food and the service were first rate and the prices were very reasonable. Some of our guests stayed in their guest rooms which are simple and comfortable and very inexpensive for the area.

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Justin J, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review

Hello Bob E. Thank you for the review! Our rates for hotel rooms are typically below the average hotel room rates for our area, and we have a complimentary continental breakfast too. Our conference center team does an outstanding job for our conference guests! Safe travels, Justin J.

Jackson, Michigan
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Prince is classy, clean and comfortable. It was the perfect place for our out of town family and friends attending our daughter's Grand Rapids wedding. There were no surprises with parties or inconsiderate guests to contend with. It was wonderful to be able to have a large space for breakfast with our guests the following morning in such a beautiful...

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Justin J, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review

Hello Rick T, The three 'C's is a great description of the Prince Center, I like your description! Classy, Clean, and Comfortable! Our lobby and breakfast area are designed to accommodation guests in a beautiful spacious collaborative area to meet and mingle with other guests in the hotel. I'm glad your family stayed with the Prince Center and enjoyed their...

Reviewed 9 October 2016

I came to Grand Rapids to see the ArtPrize event with my daughter. The rooms were fairly priced and right off the Beltway, near Meijer gardens. Didn't realize that the room didn't have a fridge until the last minute, but it turned out to be a minor inconvieneince. The room was nice and the nature trails out back made for...

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Justin J, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review

Hello Reed S. Thank you for the review! ArtPrize is a great event for the Grand Rapids and artists from around the world! The Prince Center is close to all major attractions (and minor) in Grand Rapids. We are glad you choose to stay with us and hope to see you in the future. Safe Travels, Justin J.

Naperville, Ill, United States
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I love the PRINCE CENTER. It is located on the campus of Calvin College. The rooms are not fancy, but they are spacious and clean. I always enjoy being on the side of the building that faces the Nature Preserve. You can go for a peace walk from the center into the Nature preserve. The staff is always welcoming and...

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Justin J, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review

Hello Susan, The Nature Preserve side provides a great view, I agree! This time of year with the leaves changing color, looking out the window at that color can be a great way to relax and unwind. Walking the trails is yet another great way to unwind and 'unplug' from meetings, phones, and computers. Thank you so much for the...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We were in Grand Rapids for the ArtPrize event. These rooms were very reasonably priced and fairly close to downtown and also very close to the Meijer gardens. The room was clean and the grounds of the campus very lovely. Breakfast was included, and it was more than a continental. It was a quiet , no frills place, similar to...

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Justin J, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review

Dear chitowncski, ArtPrize is a great event for everyone to enjoy, I'm glad you are able to stay at our property. The Prince Center is in a central location to many great Grand Rapids destinations, downtown, Gerald Ford Airport, and golf courses. Thank you for the review! We hope to serve you in the future, Justin J.

Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here the last weekend of sept during art prize. It was a great visit. The hotel is quiet and well maintained. The staff is friendly and efficient. There is a very nice lobby with a fireplace. They have a great breakfast buffet that even has snacks during off hours. The building is set next to a nature preserve...

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Justin J, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review

Hello Palatinedave, Great to read that you utilized our facility during ArtPrize 8, it was another successful event in beautiful Grand Rapids. With our hotel being close to a shuttle stop, it makes it convenient to get downtown where the art is located. Thank you for the great review! I hope we serve you in the future. Safe Travels, Justin...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tucked away in a peaceful, serene setting, just a bridge walk east from the main Calvin College campus, is the Prince Center. You'll find the atmosphere casual and relaxing with many windows to take in the view, two cozy fireplaces, a patio overlooking the nature preserve and a baby grand piano—all designed to make your visit a pleasant and enjoyable one. Whether you're gathering with colleagues from around the country or celebrating a special occasion with an intimate group, you'll always feel right at home at the Prince. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Prince Conference Center at Calvin College

Address: 1800 East Beltline SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Region: United States > Michigan > Kent County > Grand Rapids
Price Range: £78 - £86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 69
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Grand Rapids
#3 Business Hotel in Grand Rapids
#5 Family Hotel in Grand Rapids
#14 Romantic Hotel in Grand Rapids
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“great views of the nature preserve”
 of 5 bubbles happypersonDetroit, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I prefer a room on the back of second floor for the best forest views and easy access to the lobby.”
 of 5 bubbles stevenkU3604EN, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Loved the King Bed with pull out sofa. Our 20/23 year old sons slept fine on the sofa.”
 of 5 bubbles 891rickt, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the preserve side of the hotel. You can see the woods and hear the birds.”
 of 5 bubbles susanhN4760HR, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had a room overlooking the walking path. Very nice. We did not get a chance to use it due to the weather”
 of 5 bubbles chitowncsk, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
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