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Prince Conference Center at Calvin College

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1800 East Beltline SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Prince Conference Center at Calvin College
Ranked #1 of 51 Hotels in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Detroit
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112 reviews 112 reviews
31 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here while at a conference nearby. When checking in, staff was very friendly and efficient. Plain rooms, with no microwave, fridge or coffee maker, but very comfortable and clean. Other hotel chains should have their staffs trained here as housekeeping was awesome. Dim lighting in bathroom was only other concern. Grounds behind hotel are beautiful... More

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Justin J, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review

Dear trackandcccoach, Thank you for choosing to stay with the Prince Conference Center. I must admit, I had goosebumps on my arms when I read your comment about our housekeeping department, Thank you very much. This Housekeeping team prides themselves in keeping our standards high and always look for advice and ideas to improve the cleanliness of the rooms and... More

West Bloomfield, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was clean and close to East Grand Rapids. With the complimentary hot/cold breakfast it makes it a super value Plus a free copy of the local Grand Rapids paper was made available No pool or restaurant but that wasn't needed for my stay It was a clean, quiet, comfortable place to stay. Fire place in lobby was a nice... More

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Justin J, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review

Dear Dan M, Thank you for staying with the Prince Center we are happy to provide the complimentary Grand Rapids Press, and hot/cold breakfast available for our guests. We do not have a pool on site, however overnight guests have access to the Spoelhof Fitness Complex on the campus of Calvin College, where there are free weights, fitness machines, and... More

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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second stay at the Prince Conference Center. We were there for a one-night stay in late September. Access to the hotel is a little tricky off the highway, especially at night. The signage is a bit small, so pay attention. From the outside, the facility looks like a standard office building, so would not have guessed there... More

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Justin J, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review

Dear David Z, Thank you for staying with us a second time. Your advice about the small signage and being tricky at night is a good suggestion, when arriving on campus look for maroon and white signs at each intersection, they should point you in the right direction to find Prince Center. Our building matches the Calvin College campus building... More

South Windsor, Connecticut
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121 reviews 121 reviews
15 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed at the Prince Center many times over the years. It has always been a pleasure. The rooms are clean, comfortable and quiet. There is a nice workout room, but the best part is the breakfast. There are several choices of hot entrees - biscuits and sausage, omelets, waffles, corn beef hast, etc. wonderful breads, fresh fruit, yogurt... More

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Justin J, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review

Dear Calhu, Thank you for staying with the Prince Center, we appreciate you're return visits! We recently added hot oatmeal in a crock-pot to the breakfast selections, be sure to sample it when you return. The impact of plastic tableware on our environment is harsh, and we can wash our tableware many times over with less of an negative environmental... More

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We stayed while visiting Calvin College with my daughter. The rooms are small but very clean. The décor is a tiny bit dated but not bad by any means. My only complaint would be for the overnight front desk person. She could use a little training on how to greet customers. We arrived late in the evening around 11:00PM and... More

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Justin J, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review

Dear Tarmor, Thank you for staying at the Prince Center, we appreciate your business and your feedback here on TripAdvisor. We are excited at the opportunity to meet and exceed our possible future Parent of a Calvin Student! The overnight shift is difficult to keep one's 'spirits' up, I've worked many overnight shifts. It's challenging, but with the proper practice,... More

Lake Orion, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I spent 2 nights at the hotel at Prince Conference Center. The staff was friendly and gracious. A delicious buffet breakfast was served by a warm and friendly hostess. The rooms were clean and comfortable.

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Justin J, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review

Dear Gail728, Thank you for your review! I'm happy your experience with the Prince Center room and staff was excellent! We strive for excellence in our hotel and services. I hope to see you return to Prince in the near future. Happy Travels, Justin Jackson More

Peoria, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

simple interior...outside environment is really good...There are many items for breakfast including fresh fruits...Breakfast timing is also good...Overall feel is that we did not get typical hotel experience here where..Staff is good too...

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Justin J, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review

Dear Venkat, The breakfast at the Prince Center is one of the best complimentary breakfasts in Grand Rapids! I'm glad you enjoyed the outdoor setting we have, behind the hotel is Calvin College nature preserve, complete with walking trails and observatory decks. We are not a typical hotel, very unique and independent. Thank you for taking the time to review... More

Boston
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I stayed here for two evenings when my sons were entering into their freshman year at Calvin. Very nice staff, but did not handle everything asked or needed. Very simple décor, too simple and the room looks like a Christian retreat room than a hotel room. Lighting is awful, cleaning has something to be desired and all of the pieces... More

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Justin J, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review

Hello BrianD111, Thank you for staying with the Prince Conference Center, I appreciate your feedback on your recent experience with us. Please know that we strive to be the best in our customer service, I will share this post with my team and raise the service expectations. I'm am happy you enjoyed the breakfast selections, the coffee at the Prince... More

London, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Our visit at the Prince Conference Center with our three school age children was absolutely great. The rooms were very clean but simple; your typical hotel room. What we loved (so many things here...) were the front desk staff, who went above and beyond for us. I had asked a question (non-hotel related) that the young man at the front... More

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Justin J, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review

Nikki154, Thank you for taking the time to comment and I appreciate your excitement about the Prince Conference Center at Calvin College. The pool and rock climbing wall are part of the college for the students to use, and any guest of the Prince Center has access to these perks! Keep Smiling, Justin More

Port Huron, Michigan
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132 reviews 132 reviews
21 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This hotel is perfectly adequate. The breakfast area is especially large and nice. If you are very tall, you will probably find the shower too short. Also, this is not a good place to get a lot of rest. Many of the guests got up very early and were noisy in the hallway. Then, by 8:30 or 9am, the maids... More

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Valarie C, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review

nrocpop, First, I want to thank you for staying at the Prince Conference Center, and for taking the time to write a review. Second, I want to apologize for the noisiness that you experienced well staying with us. I will make sure to pass this information along. We are always working to make our guests experience amazing, and with comments... More

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Address: 1800 East Beltline SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Location: United States > Michigan > Kent County > Grand Rapids
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 69

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