Thanks much to Trip Advisor members for the reviews of this hotel- we had a wonderful stay!
We came in for a weekend from Chicago to see a band playing at one of the clubs in town. I hadn't been to Grand Rapids in years, and I was anxious to see what the town was like. The hotel is situated ideally in the middle of downtown, a stones throw to just about anything you could possibly need or want to do in the downtown area. Parking is definitely steep at $18/night, but knowing my car was safe and secure was worth the expense.
The room we had was very pleasant- I think we were in 505, which was a corner unit. We had views of both the downtown and a bit of the river from our room. The room was a nice size, and the amenities were great. Bed was exceptional and would be a welcome place to sleep for a week if needed.
The 3rd floor of the hotel houses the pool, spa, and steam rooms. The pool is small but adequate enough to do some laps in if you wish. There's a nice hot tub that seats about 10 people, and there are 2 steam rooms. The workout area is good-sized for a hotel and the equipment is modern and well maintained.
Staff were polite and expedient. I left my phone on the front desk when we checked in, and I had to go down 15 minutes later to get it. I found it somewhat odd that the clerk said "I figured you'd be coming back for that".... why not just send it up to my room if you knew it was mine? Really a super minor thing, and it won't keep me from giving them 5 stars for being not just a great Grand Rapids hotel, but one of the better hotels I have stayed in.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The JW Marriott Grand Rapids is everything you would expect and nothing you could have imagined. Situated in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, the JW Marriott Grand Rapids is meticulously designed for both business and pleasure. As the first JW Marriott hotel in the Midwest, the hotel offers 337 well-appointed, smoke-free rooms and suites on 23 posh floors. Each of which is outfitted with atypical amenities like a 37" plasma TV, as well as numerous other uncommon personal luxuries. From shareholder's meetings to lavish wedding receptions to intimate weekend getaways to The Spa, the JW raises the bar. In luxury. In service. In dining. In everything. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marriott Grand Rapids
- Grand Rapids Marriott