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“Felt like royalty--again!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Prince Conference Center at Calvin College

Prince Conference Center at Calvin College
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Prince Conference Center at Calvin College
1800 East Beltline SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546   |  
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Ranked #1 of 52 hotels in Grand Rapids
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Felt like royalty--again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Once again, the Prince Center treated me like royalty. The staff is professional, helpful, friendly. The rooms comfortable, clean, quiet, with a breathtaking view of the beautiful grounds. And breakfast? Pretty amazing...with homemade cookies, fruit and coffee/beverages throughout the day. I would highly recommend this bright, cheery place for any need you may have--I've enjoyed it for our annual business conference, as well as a personal get-away. I always want to stay longer. I commend you, Prince staff and management, for making us all feel so welcome we hate to leave. :)

Room Tip: The suite just to the right of the dining area is my favorite--the 2 rooms can be joined or partitio...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vcook521, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Dear jgsl

It is great that you joined us again, and had a great experience! We are happy to have you come back, and hope to see you again soon. Thank you so much for the kind words.

See you soon!

Valarie Cook
Sales Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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grosse poine, MI
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This is a terrific place to stay if you are in Grand Rapids. The rooms are clean and nicely appointed. The breakfast is amazing. We so enjoyed taking an early morning walk on the nature trail. Everyone is friendly, helpful and organized. The worse thing I can say about it is I could only stay one night. I would never stay anywhere else in GR.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vcook521, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
pattinase

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are happy you had an opportunity to stay with us. We hope to see you in the future, and for longer too.

Thank you!

Valarie Cook
Sales Manager
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Hartland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This was our 5th trip to Grand Rapids and the best place we've stayed by far. The room was clean, quiet and comfortable. The view from the window was of a nature preserve instead of a freeway. It was a lovely relaxing walk through the preserve.

We were there for Artprize and would have liked to be a little closer to downtown, but it was well worth the extra travel time.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vcook521, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Hartlanddeb

I want to thank you for the kind words. we are happy that you were able to stay with us and experience the nature preserve and all we have to offer.

We hope to see you in the future.

Thank you!
Valarie Cook
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

I used the recommendations on tripadvisor to choose the Prince. My friend and I enjoyed our stay and would recommend the Prince to others looking for a wonderful place to stay. The staff is friendly, the facility is well maintained and the breakfast was great. The snacks all day including coffee makes the Prince feel very comfortable and welcoming.

I agree that the shower is small but was thrilled to see a fan in the bathroom. Something I have not seen in many hotels recently. The rooms, bedding and facility is beautiful down to the floral centerpieces on the tables in the lobby and breakfast area.

The location is convenient to the Meijer Gardens and was not far from downtown and Gas Light Village and restaurants on Cherry and Wealthy Sts. Next time we stay we will explore the Ecopreserve on campus.

Congratulations to the staff of the Prince for a job well done.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vcook521, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Zumba2010,

Thank you very much for the kind words. I am happy to see you plan on coming back, and to enjoy the Ecopreserve that is behind us.

We look forward to having you come back.

Thank you!

Valarie Cook
Sales Manager
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

In addition to what other reviewers have said: We enjoyed exploring the ecosystem preserve outside the hotel. The kids loved the snacks, which are available all day once breakfast is over. This is a family friendly hotel (other than a shower in the bathroom, which may be difficult for families with really small children).

The only dislike that I had: I made a reservation for a king suite. However, when I arrived, I was told that the king suite was handicapped accessible and was given to someone else requiring it. I understand this, but I wish I had known this when I made the reservation. When I expressed this, Christy quickly found us a room in a nice location and gave us a discount. Thank you, Christy! If we are in this part of town again, we would try to stay here.

Room Tip: Rooms on the 3rd floor facing the ecosystem preserve are quiet
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vcook521, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
MamaMay0402

Thank you for your kind words. I will make sure to discuss what you brought up about change in room type. We should be making sure you are contacted before your arrival.

I will make sure Christy is aware of the great comments about her. Thank you again, and we hope you and your family are able to come back and stay with us again.

Thank you!

Valarie Cook
Sales Manager
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We were a family party of 10 - 3 rooms - 2 stays in GR a week apart on our way to the UP and Mackinac Island and back. This was the nicest hotel experience on our 3,000 mile trip. Beautiful grounds, very clean accommodation (grounds, building, rooms), great beds and pillows, good size, well lighted rooms, excellent quality free breakfast. So what? Many hotels can claim this but this hotel is special because the staff cares - really cares.

Picture the difference between a family run accommodation vs. a chain hotel staffed by minimum wage employees. The Prince Center's staff makes one feel like it is a family run establishment. The staff is fully committed and actively engaged to making this your most satisfying hotel stay in GR - and they have succeeded. No, it's not a 4 Seasons, but neither is the price - about one-third of high end hotels.They are the #1 hotel on Trip Advisor in Grand Rapids because they earned it!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vcook521, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
rrs517

Thank you for the kind comments. We are happy you enjoyed your stay, and we hope you and your family will be able to come back and stay with us again.

Thank you!

Valarie Cook
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Quiet, peaceful, & beautiful apply equally to the facilities & staff, at a very reasonable price point. We'll stay there again & recommend it to everyone.
A pair of prescription reading glasses were lost under our bed. The staff quickly found & mailed 'em to us straightaway
Can't think of anything to add to other glowing reviews except "torchlake99". We had adult beverages in a cooler, and enjoyed the in-room mini fridge...lovely room was better than any hotel bar. .

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vcook521, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
SailsCalls412

We are so happy we were able to locate your missing glasses, and be able to return them to you. We appreciate your wonderful comments, and hope to see you visit again.

Thank you!

Valarie Cook
Sales Manager
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Additional Information about Prince Conference Center at Calvin College

Address: 1800 East Beltline SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Location: United States > Michigan > Kent County > Grand Rapids
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 52 hotels in Grand Rapids
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked away in a peaceful, serene setting, just a bridge walk east from the main Calvin College campus, is the Prince Center. You'll find the atmosphere casual and relaxing with many windows to take in the view, two cozy fireplaces, a patio overlooking the nature preserve and a baby grand piano—all designed to make your visit a pleasant and enjoyable one. Whether you're gathering with colleagues from around the country or celebrating a special occasion with an intimate group, you'll always feel right at home at the Prince. ... more   less 

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