Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 269
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mg02 Improved Menu, Lounge
Just a fun note to start this, my last three stays here have all been on the same floor, within the same four room numbers. I guess when you travel a couple nights a week, that's what you take away from the stay :)
This was my second dinner from the "new" menu in the restaurant. The food has definitely improved a bit. I am sure there were no major changes, but the last couple of meals I have had here have been great - and now it is more standard for me to stay in to eat vs. heading out to find a meal.
The lounge staff here is outstanding. I tend to work through the night, but hate to lock myself in my room for the night. So, whenever I can, I will head downstairs and either set up shop in the lounge or lobby with my laptop. The bartender is awesome with this, the only thing she couldn't help me with was a plug when I ran out of battery - but that's not her fault!
The new WiFi is still slower it seems, and entering a new password is definitely less exciting than being able to log on instantly like I could last year. Its only a few more minutes, but its different and certainly not an improvement on my end.
The staff here is what seals the deal and keeps me coming back. They are truly an outstanding asset.
January 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mg02 Changes in the new year...
Not entirely sure what happened but it seems in the two weeks since I had stayed here, there were some changes made.
First, there is no longer an IHG/Priority Club check in gift. That was always an added perk to this property and it meant I always grabbed breakfast, or at least a snack/granola bar, before checking out.
Second, there is a new internet system. It doesn't seem like a big deal, but while the staff explained to me it was faster, the log in was incredibly slow.
All in all, I am still very happy with the hotel. They take great care of it, but changes are always a "kink" when you are so used to the normal.
January 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Duckie248 So close to the sights
Stayed at this location to enjoy what downtown Grand Rapids has to offer. This hotel was right on the edge of the city center and made walking to everything very easy. The hotel and rooms looked great. Rooms were quiet, except for one instance during the middle of the night where some people were running up and down the halls making noise, but this could happen at any hotel. My fiance and I were very happy with our stay and the quality of the room. Only complaint, like others rating this place was the highway noise, which is evident. I sleep soundly, so it never affected me. Compared to other hotels that are near a freeway, it was no different. Great value for the money, and the parking was free!
January 17, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by concert goer great Stay
Easy access from expressway. Nice walk to the Van Andel Arena. Very nice room, bed very comfortable. Would stay again. the food at the restaurant was very good. free parking is a plus, and there is also covered parking, which is nice.
January 14, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by ToTired Like trying to sleep in a noisy room.
The paper thin walls do nothing to afford one a good nights sleep!
The location, overall services and staff are great.
What could have been a nice stay ended up a very unpleasant experience. Every sound from the elevator, guests opening and closing doors, walking in the hallway, and more are heard through the walls.
Drunken guests were cause for alarm when they tried to pound their way though a door that connected our rooms.
My son, at 3:00am, ended up getting security and management to put a stop to the noise. My seven year old granddaughter definitely learned that staying at a hotel isn't always a pleasant experience.
I do appreciate the staff handling the disruptive guests but I must honestly say that another stay there most likely won't happen because your hotel is not conductive to a good nights sleep.
To maximize a guests overall comfort please do take note that furnishings are only part of what makes ones stay pleasant.
January 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by boiler81 Great location,Great Stay, and Helpful staff
I stayed at the Holiday Inn Downtown for a local family wedding in early January. Great location next to museums and walking distance from downtime restaurants. Emily at the front desk was very helpful and worked with me on delayed arrival as a result of a regional winter storm.
Great place to stay in Downtown Grand Rapids.
January 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KC86 New Year's Eve DT GR
I never expected staying at a sold out hotel on New Year's Eve to be such a positive experience. The hotel was very well prepared for the busy night.. They even had a reservation list and parking attendant confirming and directing hotel guests in their parking lot. Check-in and out was simple and quick. The room itself was very comfortable, I wish I could have taken the mattress home! As far as value goes, it was pricey compared to other Holiday Inn's I've stayed at, but considering it was New Year Eve I expected to pay much more than I did. The other three hotels downtown were charging $150+ more and not offering free parking. I would definitely return to this hotel! Great Experience!!!!
January 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shar60 Super service
. The front desk personnel were very pleasant, helpful and greeted us warmly. The breakfast we had at the hotel restaurant was very good and the staff there just as friendly and helpful. The only drawback was the family in the adjacent two rooms. They were loud and did nothing to advise their children of hotel etiquette.
January 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by alexandluciesmom Great except for thin walls...
We were there for a large dance competition for my 12 year old daughter. She wanted to go to bed early because we had to be up at 5:30 am. Unfortunately, there was what appeared to be a bachelor party next door. I called the front desk at 10:00 to complain about the noise, and was told that it would be taken care of. We heard the manager come up (through the walls) and ask them to keep it down. They turned the music down - but we could still hear EVERY WORD THEY SAID through the walls - which unfortunately, included a lot of really bad language. My daughter was in tears because she couldn't sleep. She wanted to go down to the lobby to sleep on the furniture there because she said it would be quieter. I called the front desk again and explained that the music had been turned down, but the noise was still unbearable. She said there was nothing that could be done until 11:00. They couldn't change our room because the hotel was sold out. The staff was really nice - and the following night was peaceful - but the walls are just way too thin to handle noise.
December 5, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Santab Great location nice amenities but loud
Overall the hotel is quite nice but the widows need to be replaced. None of us got any sleep due to the traffic noise on Hwy 131. It sounded like you were sleeping on the exit ramp of the hwy. I thought it might have just been a result of the direction our room was facing but I asked a friend who was in a room across the hall from ours and they had the same problem.
December 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by FeisFun Second Stay. Consistant Quality. Bring Ear Plugs.
Staff in the ENTIRE facility is extremely helpful and pleasant. Front desk, restaurant, housekeeping, all do take the jobs seriously.
Room and bathroom were clean. Extra towels and shampoo promptly provided.
Beds were comfortable, loved the choice of pillows and that there were 2 per person!
No maintenance issues. This is huge since I was loosing trust in the brand as my two previous IHG stays (in other cities) had some big issues.
Location can't be beat. The Public Museum next door and the Ford Presidential Library across the street is a must! De Vos just a walk across the bridge.
Restaurant food is fair priced and yummy. Had the salmon. YUM!
Only real things to improve upon is the elevator next to the pool needs to be "tuned" as you need a Dramamine every time you ride. Bring back the Platinum member perks. Place more than 6 towels in the pool area at a time (maybe low because it was a "full house") but took two trips to front desk to have towel brought over for our group.
I hope the management continues to encourage their staff to strive to perfection, as they did a wonderful job!
Overall a very nice stay over Thanksgiving weekend. I would recommend to anyone coming to the area.
December 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Eliamar great hotel!
great hotel, very comfortable! great rooms, views and great location near everything walking!
December 1, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by kurtslizzy1 Handy and comfortable stay for Devos Place wine festibval
The only problem we had with our stay was that the walls were thin. Our neighbors rolled in about 2:30 and were loud talkers and did not seem to want to sleep. After I called the front desk, someone came up and asked them to quiet down. That worked and the rest of the night was peaceful. I was confused that our room was labeled as a handicapped room, because I could not see how a wheel chair could maneuver around the sleeping area or the bathroom. All in all, a very nice stay
November 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Audy Great Job
We read the reviews prior to making our decision to stay here and I have to say the reviews were dead on. The staff was very attentive from the start. Danielle phoned our room shortly after we arrived to see if there was anything they could do for us and to thank us for choosing the Holiday Inn.
Our waiter Nathan was very pleasant and served some of the best hotel food that either of us have had. Not only was the food amazing but it is priced fair too.
The night bartender "I didn't get his name" had a slow start to service but picked it up in the end.
The room was clean and up to date. The bed was so comfy I didn't miss mine at all. Oh and the pillows are awesome. The desk clerk went out of her way to get the brand on the pillows for me so I could but some.
The pool was so warm even I was able to partake in some swimming which is usually out of the question for me since I seem to always be cold.
Don't change a thing. You guys are doing a great job, we will be back.
November 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Occasionaltraveler1 Overall we enjoyed our stay
We opted for the larger room that was wheelchair accessible. Overall everything was clean and comforting.
Two things we did not like were the oversized cylindrical pillows, and that through the night you could hear the constant chime sound of the elevator arriving. Our larger room was directly across from the elevator area.
November 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Terri29 Beautiful room
The room was beautiful and very clean. Next time I am in Grand Rapids, I will definitely stay here. Great location to museum and other venues.
November 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LouEllen78965 Excellent hotel
This Holiday Inn was awesome. We stayed there because we had tickets to DeVos Hall. We were able to walk there in about 7 minutes. Hotel was very clean and staff was friendly and informative. Only bad thing was you could hear the traffic since it's location is right off the highway so sleep was alittle rough because of the noise.
November 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jczerbe spacious, clean, and comfortable
a very large room with a great view of downtown grand rapids. very clean. a very comfortable large bed. the bathroom was a bit small, but totally workable. the sink outside the bathroom was very nice. i enjoyed not having the mirror fog up from the shower!
November 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Aerobiz Finally, a warm pool!
Great hotel and super-convenient to downtown. Easy walk to Devos place, less than 10 minutes. And the pool was warm, which is a rare occurrence these days. We had breakfast in the restaurant, and it was good and reasonably priced.
November 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Deb1959 Perfect place to stay
Front desk staff greeted us quickly, gave us room keys and sent us on our way. Very friendly. The location is perfect! We were able to walk everywhere. Parking was easy. Access to highway was simple. Enjoyed our stay immensely!
October 31, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rich6969 Good Experience
Only drawback--the bathroom sink area was tiny. Otherwise, everything was good. Grand Rapids is a great city.
October 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pineiro22 Great Service
Best Holiday Inn I ever stayed in... comfort wise, cleanliness wise, and especially service wise. It felt very nice to be accommodated by the concierge and staff. Highly recommend and I would definitely stay there again.
October 29, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by dlmaker Worst night's sleep ever
This hotel is directly adjacent a very busy highway. All rooms on the west are buffeted all day and night by road and vehicular noise from this highway. The fact that this building wasn't designed to prohibit this road noise infiltrating into guest rooms is very disturbing. I've never been in a hotel room with this much noise ever. I was awakened at 3am and was unable to fall back to sleep due to the noise.
October 28, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by PC57 Services offered through booking were not available on site.
I ordered a roll away bed and was promised one over the phone. When I arrived the desk clerk said they did not offer them at this hotel. So I ended up sleeping on the floor. I would not recommend this hotel for this reason.
October 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Coz47 It was great!
Had a great time stayed two nights,the staff was very helpful the bar and restaurant was very good! Well be back there again great location close to all the fun spots in downtown Grand Rapids..
October 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Preggo Stellar Customer Service
The night manager on Saturdat, October 19 is the greatest employee! He deserves a medal! I am pregnant and seved as DD for some intoxicated guests to the hotel. My worst nightmare, someone vomited in my car. The thought of that smell "marinating" overnight made my preggo belly sick! Your manager lent me cleanser, towels & odor eliminator. He was so sweet and helpful, and sympathetic!
Thank you so much for the wonderful service. Also....we ate breakfast both mornings and had late night snacks Saturday, every waitress we had was amazing! So friendly!
October 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Traveler9988 Nice, new place in middle of GR
Nice place, seems like everything is very new. Friendly staff. Nice AC controls in room, not the ON or OFF that you find in so many places. Parking on site. Restaurant is just average. Frozen stuff cooked up. Service was a bit slow. About what you expect from a smaller hotel. Walking distance to lots of things. Expressway is RIGHT outside, but we didn't hear it in the room. Good value, would stay there again without hesitation. Pool is really small, but fine for a relaxing dip, or if you have kids. Don't plan on swimming laps.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Maggs1108 Great Service, Comfortable bed, Clean room
In the heart of downtown Grand Rapids and the Grand Valley State University Pew Campus. Great location, safe, scenic neighborhood.
October 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wendy225 very enjoyable stay
We weren't sure what to expect when we booked a room, but was pleasantly surprised. The room was very clean and fresh looking. It was very quiet and relaxing although the hotel was totally booked for the last weekend of Art Prize. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly and when we went to the grill for breakfast the next day we enjoyed a very delicious meal. The staff at the grill was extremely warm and welcoming. We did not use the pool, but we did go into the area and looked at it. It did seem on the small size but it was clean and well kept up. I would highly recommend staying here and we will be doing so again.
October 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shell07 Dog Friendly
The hotel staff was very accommodating and we also took our big German Shepherd with us. Although the dog would have enjoyed more floor space - it was cozy, clean, and comfortable. I look forward to going back without the dog or kids.
October 9, 2013