We stayed one night in GR, and were expecting to be at the JW Marriot or the Amway Grand. Well, they were full, and honestly they seemed a bit predictable anyway. We came across the City Flats Hotel on trip adivsor. One room left, we took it and were glad we did.
Small, 28 rooms or something like that. Ours was prob not their best, as it was all they had left.
That being said, it was clean, modern and not at all worn feeling. I've stayed a number of places in western europe, and this could have been any one of them. Intentionally or not, this place pulls of the small Euro feel. Also wanted to comment on the bed - very good with (what felt like) high quality linens. I didn't search for tags or anything.
MY ONLY Gripe : in our room , and maybe the others are different, the bathroom door was a sliding barn door style divider. Its cool, and modern looking, and in the space was fairly efficient, being that it was a small room, but it was completely useless as an actual bathroom door. If you desire even the slightest sound proofing when you are doing your business, then this is not for you. It may as well have been a curtain. Seriously. That being said, we laughed about it and had a great time making jokes about the circumstance but from a design standpoint this was poorly considered. I suspect there are others that may be far more perturbed than we were.
Overall a very cool little boutique hotel full of nice midwesterners who are very polite and warm and where you don't have to be especially edgy or crazy trendy to fit right in.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- CityFlatsHotel - Grand Rapids is located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, MI. Built in 1874 this renovated building was once the famous Fox's Jewelry and is now Grand Rapids only LEED Gold certified hotel. Built entirely from local materials and renewable resources, our hotel prides itself on being the first eco-friendly hotel in the Midwest. With just 28 rooms, we offer an intimate stay for all our guests. Cork floors in every room, exposed brick, free wireless Internet, spacious walk-in showers, and notoriously comfy beds are just a part of the CityFlatsHotel experience. We accommodate all guests, whether you're looking to book a room, host a corporate event, or hold a wedding reception.On the first floor you will find CitySen Lounge serving lunch, dinner, weekend breakfast, and offering Happy Hour specials daily from 4PM-7PM. You will also find CityBru Coffee, located in our lobby, open 24 hours. Please stop by and see what we have to offer! ... more less
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