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The Grand River Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

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Tecumseh, Michigan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't pay full price and ask about everything. I wanted to give a better review because I feel sorry for the employees working around the construction but, Wow. Check in was fine, the room was nice and the pool is beautiful and enormous and it wasn't even noisy in the room. But beyond that you're on your own and don't...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at the Riverfront Hotel for the last 5 years when in the GR area. Our last visit was very exciting, and after reading the reviews previous to our post, people need to give them a break, they have a lot going on with a real renovation. It's funny how people complain even when they are doing positive...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a terrible experience. If you are considering booking your wedding block with this hotel, or even booking a room in general, this is about to be a long review but if you want an indication of what you might experience when booking with this hotel, please read... We naively trusted this hotel to host our wedding guests by reserving...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Place under construction booked under booking. Com this place is a disaster do not stay here pics tell the story.been here 3 days they have yet to vacuum hallway ce back from dinner to find bugs in our room also check out the river view pic from our room theres too much to tell just stay away from this place...

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Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There really is nothing good to say about this hotel. The location isn't great and for a few dollars more you can be a lot closer to downtown as opposed to in the middle of nowhere off of the highway. First of all if you book off of a third part site, they will NOT have your reservation. This is...

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South Bend, IN
Reviewed November 25, 2016

It looks like they're serious about improving it. They had worker (apparently non-union) working on Thanksgiving. Room was clean, if unattractive. Contained a filthy couch. Bed was comfortable, hallways were quiet enough to get sleep. It got the job done, and is by far the least expensive hotel near downtown Grand Rapids. Have stayed here twice coming to GR for...

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1Thank doomraisin
Reviewed November 22, 2016

This hotel is in a great spot by the river with a cool little bar downstairs. We had a bad afternoon but once we booked this place everything changed, We had a great night and Hillary at the front desk was super helpful with everything. Shuttle service stopped early though, which was a bummer.

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Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

This hotel was unbelievable, do not stay here! Not safe, not clean, food was horrible, under construction with wiring exposed. Seems to cater to the homeless as people seem to be coming late at night and leave early in the morning.

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Traverse City, MI
Reviewed October 14, 2016

Positive first: Friendly employees, Check in area clean & updated. Beds comfortable. We understood they were under construction. By the look of our room, we couldn't tell if they were done or had started! Walls had black dirt on them, Carpeting pulled up in parts, yet the floor in entry way of our room had tile that appeared to be...

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Reviewed October 13, 2016

DO NOT GO TO THIS HOTEL! I don't even know where to start...I will start by saying the hotel was under construction so there were issues based around poor construction planning, but you can tell they are trying to improve their location so that is the only benefit of the doubt this establishment will receive from me. Most of the...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Guests at the Riverfront Hotel, Grand Rapids enjoy comfortable, contemporary accommodations in a convenient location 2.5 miles from downtown Grand Rapids. Our hotel's guests enjoy complimentary wireless Internet access, an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, a Fitness Center and The Landing Restaurant for dining. Inside our guest rooms, you'll find a great night's sleep on our beds, one-cup coffee brewers, 42" plasma TVs, and some rooms offer riverfront views. To make your stay even more relaxing, our hotel offers pet-friendly rooms and Business Class Suites. The Riverfront Hotel Grand Rapids sales, catering, and culinary teams will work hard to personalize any event in our spacious meeting area of 2,585 square feet. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Grand River Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Address: 270 Ann St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-2016 (Formerly Riverfront Hotel Grand Rapids)
Location: United States > Michigan > Kent County > Grand Rapids
Price Range: $101 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Grand River Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member 3*
Number of rooms: 162
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Also Known As:
Radisson Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids Radisson
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#4 Spa Hotel in Grand Rapids
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“Ask for Riverview and away from rooms where workers are staying.”
 of 5 bubbles CasBroRocks, 1 week ago | Read review
“Ask for a River View on the 7th floor!”
 of 5 bubbles V9832DGcindyp, 1 week ago | Read review
“Don't bother paying extra for river view - it has to be the ugliest river view that's ever been.”
 of 5 bubbles doomraisin, Nov 25, 2016 | Read review
“no good rooms here”
 of 5 bubbles 724samanthar, Oct 13, 2016 | Read review
“At August 2016 we can make no suggestions for a "good" room.”
 of 5 bubbles twoinmaine, Sep 20, 2016 | Read review
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