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“Magnificent Hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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CityFlatsHotel
Ranked #15 of 50 Hotels in Grand Rapids
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Mingo, Iowa
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Magnificent Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We spent 3 nights at the 125 year old Grand Hotel just before staying at City Flats. What a contrast! It took us about 10 minutes to "get it" about this hotel. We loved the Grand Hotel and equally loved this hotel. Parking was a snap, manager and staff we wonderful, restaurant was excellent. Hi tech and modern are understatements, but it was still great. BTW, location couldn't be beat if you need to be downtown.
One additional comment. Don't know what they did with the beds, but they were heavenly.
Would we stay there again? In a heartbeat.

Room Tip: Upper floor as none of the floors have carpeting
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Green Features: This hotel is the most "green" hotel I have ever experienced. But...done in a classy way and it DID NOT intrude on the comfort or livability one bit.
  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Larry L
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Dave W, Public Relations Manager at CityFlatsHotel, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Thank you for such kind words! We are so happy you had such a nice stay and were able to try something a little different. Hopefully your travels bring you to Grand Rapids again soon! Thank you.
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Panama
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28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Fabulous bamboo sheets and pillows, delightful, efficient, caring staff in spite of being overwhelmingly busy with Art Prize guests. Fresh food breakfast to snacks after concert. What a thrill to see this in GR.

Room Tip: Right on Monroe Center, convenient to everything downtown,
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Green Features: Environmentally exceptional! They recycled beams from the original building and repurposed them in the lobby. 28 rooms updated and sleek.
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank PanamaBandito
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Dave W, Public Relations Manager at CityFlatsHotel, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to give such nice compliments, we will be sure to pass them along to the staff! Thanks again.
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Ann Arbor, MI
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165 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Enjoyed an overnight stay at CityFlats during ArtPrize. So comfortable. Wonderful floors, decor, luxurious shower, great bed and bedding! Breakfast left a bit to be desired in terms of options -- no plain yogurt; extra cost for herbal tea. However, the fresh fruit was welcome. Wonderful staff and very efficient check-in and check-out. One challenge was figuring out the eco-friendly lighting/power switches in the room. After concerted effort, my friend figured it out. There's 1 master switch you click to save energy when you head out or head to bed. Highly recommended for your stay in downtown Grand Rapids. Clean, quiet and classy.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank VelhoSorriso
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Dave W, Public Relations Manager at CityFlatsHotel, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Thank you for choosing CityFlatsHotel - Grand Rapids. Happy to hear you enjoyed the hotel and a visit to ArtPrize. Safe travels!
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Grand Ledge, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The hotel room was very nice with all the necessities. The bed was by far the best part of the room. I am seriously considering buying one of those beds with all of the pieces that come with it. This time we only got a single king size bed room. We had stayed here previously in a double bed room. Great view, great staff that is friendly and helpful to out-of-towners.

Honestly though the best part of this hotel is the beds. There isn't one bad thing to say about the hotel but the beds.... I have paid far more for a hotel stay and I cannot remember a more comfortable bed.

The location is good as well. Near plenty of attractions and within walking distance of many options for food.

Overall wonderful. Probably not the best place for children. Not that they couldn't stay but nothing terribly interesting for them there. This hotel is more for the business traveler or couples.

Room Tip: Beds are marvelous.
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Green Features: Very environmentally conscious. They have controls that turn off the heat when you leave the room and water fixtures to save water.
  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Diamondust25
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Dave W, Public Relations Manager at CityFlatsHotel, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Glad to hear you had such a nice stay and enjoyed are beds so much! If you are interested you can visit our website to find more information on them under the 'shop' tab. Thanks for the review!
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ft. wayne
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Great location, room and staff ever so helpful. Rooms are modern ( we had to have help running the shower!) eco friendly and roomy.
Plaza 2 blocks away has huge crowd free entertainment several times a week in summer.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing front
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Green Features: Everything here is recycled materials and staff recycles all materials. Towels, sheets have wash only if used policy.
  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank sandy l
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Dave W, Public Relations Manager at CityFlatsHotel, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review. Glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Atlanta, Georgia
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

What a nice little boutique hotel. This is a modern design that plays nicely with the original structure, (I am guessing) built in the early 1900's. Rooms are simple and mine (506) had a great view. The furnishings are sparse, but work well. My bed was a slice of heaven. The mattress is wonderful, sheets are soft, and the pillows perfect. The bathroom is large, nice vessel sink, and good body products. The shower is strong. I slept well here. My only complaint is that the continental breakfast is rather unimaginative. They would do well to partner with a local bakery for better quality items. This is not a deal breaker though. I enjoyed my room, had a really nice salad at the bar, and took in happy hour during my stay. The staff is very nice, the rooms very interesting and clean. I will make this my new go to hotel for future travels to Grand Rapids.

Room Tip: I like a room on an upper floor. Great views of downtown.
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Green Features: Hotel is very green - makes a real statement. They are Green Level - Gold.
  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank jennifer v
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Dave W, General Manager at CityFlatsHotel, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Hi Jennifer V.,

Thanks for the great feedback. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we will look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel soon.

Regards,

Dave W.
General Manager
CityFlatsHotel - Grand Rapids
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DeWitt, Michigan
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178 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Would never have found this on my own, this is a totally awesome locale. Room prices weren't too bad, room was plenty spacious for 2 people to share. I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THE BEDS & SHEETS!!!!!!!!! In all my 45 years, I've NEVER felt a bed or a set of sheets, that was soooooooooo soft and soooooo comfortable, EV-ERRRRR. Very nice large screen flat tv, was mounted on the wall. A gorgeous glass shower, that was very enjoyable to use. No carpeting at all, but the bamboo flooring was kinda neat, and kept the room very cool. The various lighting was very useful, and we slept like total rocks! A very nice bar area, drinks were good, priced decent. Within walking distance of so much. Didn't get a chance to take in the total area as we were on a planned schedule, but would really love to go back.

Room Tip: Ask for a street view. We had a brick wall view, and it didn't really bother us, we just pulled...
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Green Features: Each room has a phone charger spot on the desk. Our group used 3 rooms and none of them worked. Each sink/tub is supposed to be designed to use less water and we certainly couldn't tell, water pressure was great.
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank SheriK2
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Dave W, General Manager at CityFlatsHotel, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Hi SheriK,

We are happy that you enjoyed your girls night out and we also appreciate your feedback on your experience with us. Hopefully we can welcome you back to our hotel in the near future.

Sincerely,

Dave W.
General Manager
CityFlatsHotel - Grand Rapids
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Property: CityFlatsHotel
Address: 83 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2908
Location: United States > Michigan > Kent County > Grand Rapids
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 50 Hotels in Grand Rapids
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — CityFlatsHotel 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
CityFlatsHotel - Grand Rapids is located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, MI. Built in 1874 this renovated building was once the famous Fox's Jewelry and is now Grand Rapids only LEED Gold certified hotel. Built entirely from local materials and renewable resources, our hotel prides itself on being the first eco-friendly hotel in the Midwest. With just 28 rooms, we offer an intimate stay for all our guests. Cork floors in every room, exposed brick, free wireless Internet, spacious walk-in showers, and notoriously comfy beds are just a part of the CityFlatsHotel experience. We accommodate all guests, whether you're looking to book a room, host a corporate event, or hold a wedding reception.On the first floor you will find CitySen Lounge serving lunch, dinner, weekend breakfast, and offering Happy Hour specials daily from 4PM-7PM. You will also find CityBru Coffee, located in our lobby, open 24 hours. Please stop by and see what we have to offer! ... more   less 
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