JW Marriott Hotel Grand Rapids

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Average rate: $215 - Hotel class: 4 stars
235 louis street nw, Grand Rapids, MI, USA

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JW Marriott Hotel Grand Rapids Reviews

flyingherron flyinghe…
6 reviews
expensive Oct 07, 2009
I have stayed at the J.W. Marriott twice since it has opened in 2008 and while it is touted as a high class hotel I feel the price might be too high for the area. With rooms starting at $200/night this is the most expensive hotel in the Grand Rapids area. Located downtown on the river this hotel has one of the best locations if you prefer a metro vacation with easy walking distance to nightlife and entertainment. The building is brand new and features a unique oval style design that accents the city skyline. If you drive to the Marriott there is valet service as well as an attached parking ramp that never seems full.

Check-in is quick and easy, one time I arrived without a reservation and second time had reserved online. They also offer a computerized check-in so you can avoid all human contact if you like though I have never tried that option. The lobby is what you would expect from an upscale hotel though on my second stay they had some water problem which caused a rain like experience inside the lobby!! (this was cleaned up before I left and occurred on the weekend so quick repairs). Even though this is a fairly tall hotel with 4 quick elevators getting to your rooms is fast. The rooms are modern as would be expected for the price range. Flat panel tv, large beds, lounge chairs and high quality work chairs. The views are nice no matter what side you get so I wouldn't pay for the river view. Your room comes with plush robes, a fancy looking coffee machine and the standard ironing board. The bathrooms are tiled and contain both a glassed shower and separate bathtub. The shower has an adjustable showerhead with two variable heads, very nice.

The hotel has an indoor pool on an upper floor though it doesn't seem to get much use and is smaller than I would like then again for a more upscale business hotel it is pretty standard. There are also two sauna's including one with a 'eucalyptus' flavoring which is very nice, and of course the standard hot tub. There is also spa which my female friend utilized for a massage which she approved of.

The hotel has a restaurant which I did not utilize and a bar with an outdoor seating area on the river side which is very nice. The drinks at the bar were expensive for the area and unfortunately our server neglected us most likely because I was with a large group and her gratuity was going to be added to the bill no matter the service provided. I would save my money and walk to one of the local establishments for food or drinks.
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JW Marriott Hotel Grand Rapids Overview

Centrally located, the JW Marriott Hotel Grand Rapids has easy access to many area attractions. Nearby, guests will find the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, the John Ball Zoo, the Van Andel Arena, and the Heritage Hills Historic District. The area has lots of shopping and businesses, as well as dining and entertainment opportunities. The JW Marriott Hotel Grand Rapids is located in downtown Grand Rapids.

Guest rooms at the JW Marriott Hotel Grand Rapids provide bottled water, bathrobes and slippers, luxury bedding, lighted make-up mirrors, separate tubs and showers, cordless telephones, 37” plasma cable TV’s, iPod docking stations, and wired and wireless high-speed Internet access (fee applies).

Amenities at the JW Marriott Hotel Grand Rapids include an incredible view of the Grand River, an on-site restaurant and lounge, and on-site Starbucks café that serves lunch and dinner. For relaxation, the hotel offers an indoor heated swimming pool and spa tub, spa services including massage, and a fitness center. Wireless high-speed Internet access is available in public areas. Meeting facilities are available for a variety of functions and events.

JW Marriott Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Concierge
  • Valet Parking
  • Tour Desk
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Tennis Courts
  • Golf Course
  • Housekeeping
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • ATM / Cash Machine
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Secretarial Service
  • In Room Movies
  • Bath / Hot Tub
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Excursions
  • Desk
  • Facsimile
  • Ballroom
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Exhibit Space
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Massage
  • Steam Bath
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Bathrobes
  • Shower
  • Spa/Jetted Tub
  • Pool Indoor
  • Cots
  • Coffee Shop/Cafeteria
  • Luggage Storage
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Shops in Hotel
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Ice Machine
  • Family Room
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Shoe Shine

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