Recognized as a top travel destination in the Midwest, downtown Grand Rapids boasts world-class museums, cultural landmarks and craft breweries. The Downtown Market, a mixed-use market hall with over 20 vendors, is popular among foodies and craft beer lovers. Top tourist destinations include the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park and the Meyer May House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Below is a range of budget and luxury hotels in downtown Grand Rapids that will put you in close proximity to the city’s main attractions. We have selected those that were rated highly by guests for location, cleanliness and amenities.
From $299/ night
Whether staying for business or pleasure, JW Marriott has amenities that will appeal to all travelers. The luxury property is on the Grand River and close to it all the excitement of downtown. Rooms are well appointed with marble bathrooms and pillow top mattresses. Several dining options are available, including 24-hour room service. This hotel is conveniently connected to the DeVos Place Convention Center and the Van Andel Arena via a climate-controlled skywalk.
Courtyard Grand Rapids
From $199/ night
Part of a large hotel chain, Courtyard provides comfortable rooms in a top location. Rooms were recently renovated and are well reviewed for their comfortable beds and linens, as well as the spacious bathrooms. The Bistro is located in the lobby and a great place to grab a quick bite, a Starbucks beverage or a craft cocktail. Just across the street is The B.O.B (Big Old Building), an entertainment venue with restaurants, Grand Rapids’ oldest craft brewery and a stand-up comedy club. Most other downtown attractions are just a short stroll away or accessible via skywalk.
Amway Grand Plaza
From $229/ night
Situated on the Grand River, the Amway Grand Plaza is an iconic part of the downtown skyline. With several different room types to choose from, this luxury hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway or a family vacation. You won’t have to go far to eat at one of Grand Rapids’ most popular restaurants – the Latin-inspired Cygnus27 is located on the 27th floor and has panoramic views of the city. Take a break from sightseeing and get pampered at the Spa and Salon, which offers pedicures, facials and massages.
From $175/ night
CityFlatsHotel is a popular boutique hotel in Grand Rapids, especially among those looking to reduce their carbon footprint while traveling. Originally built in 1874, this renovated building now offers 28 rooms with modern design and eco-friendly touches. In fact, it’s the only LEED Gold certified hotel in the area. Each room is unique and features locally made furniture, bamboo linens and energy-efficient appliances. There is an on-site bistro and coffee bar to energize you for a day of exploring.
Homewood Suites by Hilton
From $160/ night
A residential-style hotel, Homewood Suites by Hilton is one of the most affordable hotel options in downtown Grand Rapids. They offer a variety of room types, including suites that can sleep up to 8 people, making it an ideal location for families. This property also has an indoor pool, hot tub and a fitness center. Daily hot breakfast is included in the room price, as is a Complimentary Evening Social served Mon-Thurs.