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131 Hotel-Plaza
Ranked #41 of 49 Hotels in Grand Rapids
Reviewed 7 March 2014

My children and I traveled to Grand Rapids to run in a race the next day. We were not able to get adequate rest as rooms were filthy...they had hair all over the floors and bedding and a horrible odor filled the room. The fuse repeatedly blew and the microwave, television, lights, and refrigerator stopped working. As we entered the pool/hottub area another guest informed us that socks might be an option as the previous few nights she had witnessed other guests urinating on the floor...and then in the sauna area the same towels had been there for at least 3 days.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank Cari E
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank Carol H
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Reviewed 7 November 2013 via mobile

My company put me in this hotel, unfortunately. The room is ok, fairly clean. The mattress is very firm but I didn't mind that. The pool looked a little sketchy. The pool is surrounded by an activity area straight out of the 70's. Don't bother getting the exercise room key at the front desk. It looks like leftovers from your grandma's basement.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
3  Thank DonaldJTrump
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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5  Thank Nancy S
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

We made the mistake of not booking a room on our impromptu trip to Grand Rapids. Their was an Art Festival in town so all the other hotels were booked. On the way to the hotel, we passed through some undesirable areas of Grand Rapids which immediately clued me in that we had made a mistake booking this hotel. The hotel is very dirty and in need of updates. The room was dirty and smelled of cigarette smoke. We had someone in a neighboring room with their dog barking and someone down the hall was having a party. We found online that maybe they turn a blind eye to the smoking of weed on premises. The place just gave me the creeps. My hushand slept in his clothes on top of the comforter if that was any indication. We left early in the morning without taking a shower. We over paid for this room. I complained at the front desk about our stay however she did not seem interested. I would not recommend anyone book a room here. J Hall

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 August 2013

This is probably one of the crappiest hotels that I can remember staying in. It had quite a variety of smells; elevator was like urine, hallway was smoky urine, and the room was a funk mix not quite as bad as the hallways.

The room itself was large, but I did not want to walk on the carpet barefoot. Mix of stains and cigarette burns all over. Dead bugs in the bathroom, T.V. and refrigerator didn't work for the first day and a half.

Seemed like the crappy side of town, and that that crappy side was all hanging out in the hotel lounge/restaurant.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about 131 Hotel-Plaza

Address: 255 28th St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49548-1001 (Formerly Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel - Grand Rapids)
Region: United States > Michigan > Kent County > Grand Rapids
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #41 of 49 Hotels in Grand Rapids
Price Range: £58 - £70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — 131 Hotel-Plaza 3*
Number of rooms: 156
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