I travel often and I rarely am amazed by a hotel. The JW in Grand Rapids may be one of the top hotels I have stayed in. From the second you pull up to the valet you know you are in for a treat. The hotel looks amazing at night. Once inside the front desk staff is friendly and helpful. We checked in swiftly and headed to the room. The front lobby is very modern, has a hip feel, and overlooks the river. One of the nights we stayed there was even a DJ...In the lobby! We had a room on the 17th floor with a city view. We live on the beach in Florida so the river is really not that exciting to look at. I was in town for my brother's wedding and we had to shower quickly and head to the rehearsal. When I went to shower I noticed the faucet was missing. I called the front desk and almost immediately someone was there to inspect. They took a look and had a bell boy there to help us move in less than 2 minutes! After the wedding we had a chance to hit the pool. The pool is indoor and a little on the shallow end. It does have windows with a view of downtown. There is a decent size hot tub and 2 steam rooms with one being a eucalyptuses bath. I think I really enjoyed the steam rooms more than anything else. They do have a Spa and Gym…neither which I used. I did grab a free apple from the gym which is a nice touch. The following morning we enjoyed a free breakfast at the onsite restaurant. It featured all local produce and the food was great. I booked a package that included breakfast so make sure you look for that option. We stayed a couple more nights and everything was perfect till the end. I came to Grand Rapids not knowing what to expect. I was blown away with the city and the JW Marriott. I am looking for a reason to go back.
- 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