Whether you are looking for luxury or economical Grand Rapids hotels, you will find what you need at one of over sixty Hotels in Grand Rapids Michigan. Year round, there are weekend packages and convention opportunities in this second largest city in the state. Hotels in Grand Rapids range from newer hotels downtown to hotels in the outlying areas all with shopping and dining nearby. Grand Rapids airport is the main hub for the western Michigan region and handles major carriers from larger market airports. There is a shuttle from the airport to the downtown Grand Rapids hotels that leaves every half-hour between 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Hotels in Grand Rapids Michigan seem to start with the downtown Amway Grand Plaza at 187 Monroe. This top choice for luxury hotels in Grand Rapids was designed by Warren and Westmore, who are known for designing Grand Central Station in New York and the Biltmore Hotel. The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel is award-winning and has one of the world's largest gold leafed ceilings in its lobby. Rich and traditional decor define the 682 guest rooms and it features a full fitness center, as well as nine restaurants and lounges, 29 meeting rooms, and gift shops. Rates can range from around $160-$400, depending on what amenities you schedule and whether or not you go for a suite or not. Internet surcharges for most of the more standard rooms is something to be considered. Triple AAA members and seniors can find discounts here. Guests here can venture out to nearby Lake Michigan or various Michigan wineries and return to luxury after a full day.
A more affordable downtown choice for Hotels in Grand Rapids, is the Days Inn Grand Rapids. Rooms here are nice and they can handle your business meeting or private party. It is conveniently located within minutes of Grand Rapids attractions and even features its own Sullys Restaurant and Steak House, and Sullys Sports Bar with free entertainment on the weekends. There is an indoor heated pool and whirlpool and available poolside workout facilities. There is free high speed internet access and expanded cable in each room. Rates go for about $90 with taxes for the standard room making this a good bet for Grand Rapids hotels. For the same price range, you could also look into the Holiday Inn Express Suites Walker. It features most of the same amenities and has a good location relative to downtown. It also offers complimentary continental breakfasts, which the Days Inn seems not too, and is something to consider if that is important to you.
A good choice for hotels in Grand Rapids Michigan that is close to the airport is the AmeriSuites Grand Rapids. It has good reviews online and offers a lot of bang for your buck, starting at about $65 for a standard room. It is located just 4 miles from the airport and enjoys shuttle service to and from, and is just 5 miles from the Frederick Meijer Gardens. Amenities include, a heated pool, a basketball court, laundry room, a fitness room, and a complimentary breakfast buffet. The staff here is reputed for their friendly and helpful service.
From Grand Rapids hotels, you can leave your stuff behind
and grab just your golf bag to hit one of the surrounding
courses for some beautiful Michigan
golf. Try the Grand Rapids Golf Club, a 27 hole championship
course with rolling terrain, tree lined fairways, lakes
and wetlands. Or head just west to Holland or Muskegon for Lake Michigan
and some nice Michigan