I am not a swimmer, in fact I have only swam with my littles a handful of times in there little lives. Most of the time the pool is too cold for me and I more so than not often refuse the torture.
Staybridge Suites Grand Rapids has one of the most welcoming pools that I have ever enjoyed. The swim was warm yet refreshing and my littles were happy to see that I even risked dreadlocking my extensions and running my mascara while diving underwater, which is a rare phenomenon for me.
I was also elated to find that their onsite washer/dryer units were free of charge. What an amazing included amenity as we were traveling out to the beach the following day and only second to cold water swimming I very much dislike putting on a cold wet bathing suit.
The staff at this hotel was welcoming and available at all times. My family and I felt very much at home. The renovation was very minimal and looks amazing, and I did not even know of this renovation until we were on our way down the hallway to our room. The renovations smell fresh and the color pattern is very modern and clean.
Lastly, I would like to add that they have a chrome outdoor grill for your personal chefs out there, looking to enjoy a day at a good hotel in Grand Rapids during the summer. Remember to bring along your bbq sauce and chicken :). There is plenty of patio furniture nooks for catching up with family and friends. Our favorite gathering place for our family was the propane fire pit table. Very modern and with the times. This table set was enclosed with plush patio chairs and pillow accompaniments.
I would recommend this property to others who require a suite style accommodation before their departing flight or if you are looking to visit Grand Rapids in general. This hotel is 1 hour from the beach which was not terrible but not the easiest drive home when you are hungry and looking like a wet noodle. This hotel did offer free parking which is a plus for me as well.
One more note... I must add that the maintenance man was on site watering the flowers and bushes out front of the hotel around 10pm on our night of arrival. This impressed me as their entrance and surrounding walkways showed just how much they care about their property. Exotic florals will welcome you as you make your way through the corridor to the front desk. Beautiful work! [Less]