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JW Marriott Grand Rapids
Ranked #2 of 50 Hotels in Grand Rapids
Certificate of Excellence
Michigan
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“One of the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I have stayed here 3 times in past 2 years with my daughters travel sports team. It smells like lavender when you walk in.. Front desk is exceptionally efficient. Each time had rooms on ninth, 12th floors overlooking the river. Great view. Rooms clean, comfortable, great linens. Live the bathroom shower and soaking tubs. Lots of little positive amenities you expect from a higher end hotel. Restaurant has good brunch on weekends. One of my favorite places to stay.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Great room, comfy bed, central location.

The executive lounge option is great for complimentary drinks in the evening and cooked breakfast/fresh fruit & pastries in the morning.

Gym good.

Internet could be faster.

Eat at Panera Bread over the road for lunch - really good soups and salads :)

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Carrie S, Manager at JW Marriott Grand Rapids, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to review your experience! I am glad you enjoyed your stay and had the opportunity to experience our concierge lounge and gym facilities. You'll be pleased to know we just recently upgraded our Internet service and are able to provide higher speed service now. We hope to host you again very soon so you can experience it and let us know if you are pleased with the change. We look forward to seeing you!

At your service,

C. Kolehouse
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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I have stayed in this hotel over a dozen times and highly recommend it.
Very modern, clean, friendly staff, great restaurant (except outside when the bugs are out, as the hotel and restaurant patio are on the river and can attract bugs at night). The bar and restaurant 616 are very cool and very nice- I would recommend sushi over anything else on the menu. Rooms are very nice with good views all the way around. Pool area has a very nice steam shower.
This is certainly the nicest hotel in West Michigan.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Michigan, USA
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We came to the hotel without reservations on a Saturday. The hotel was pretty booked so we were assigned a handicap room on the 12th floor. The room was very large and that may have been in part due to the handicap accessibility. The king size bed was very comfortable and the in room amenities were wonderful. I really enjoyed the chaise lounge type chair next to the window. We enjoyed cocktails in the Mixology lounge and the bartender was very welcoming. Breakfast from room service was served at our requested time and the food was still very warm and tasty. The location of the hotel is great for walking around downtown.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank LMac84
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Lake Michigan
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40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

beautiful hotel on the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Customer service at it's best, from the moment you check in until the moment you drive away it is obvious that customer service is TOP priority. What a refreshing feel in todays non-customer oriented world. Beautiful hotel, beautiful view. Six on Six breakfast is fantastic. We will recommend to our friends and family and we will be back.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Carrie S, Manager at JW Marriott Grand Rapids, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for staying with us and for your kind words regarding our staff and service levels! We strive every day to provide excellent customer service to our guests that exceeds their expectations. We recently completed a new training program with our associates called Symphony of Service - and this has helped us elevate our service levels even higher. Thanks so much for taking notice, and we hope to have you back very soon.

At your service,

C. Kolehouse
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Howell
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We stayed at the JW for our wedding night last year but didn't really have a chance to utilize all the amenities so we returned for our anniversary this year and lived it up. The concierge lounge is top notch and you cannot beat the view of downtown, the pool/hot tub is great, and we loved the sauna. If you stay on the weekend and don't get brunch downstairs at 616, specifically a gourmet omelette, you are crazy.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank RedheadRunning
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Carrie S, Manager at JW Marriott Grand Rapids, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for staying with us - both for your wedding night and for your recent visit! We are so glad you enjoyed both experiences, and had a chance to take in more of what our hotel has to offer on your second visit. We agree that the omelets in six.one.six are an absolute must! We hope to have you back for another memorable stay sometime soon.

At your service,

C. Kolehouse
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Great location with beautiful river views. Spa-like bath--deep soaking tub, separate glass shower with awesome double sprays. Gorgeous floral arrangements in public areas and responsive, friendly service. Terrific eucalyptus steam room and delightful aromatherapy bath amenities. (As a matter of fact, that soothing subtle scent seemed to permeate lobby and hallways--nice touch! Only one downside--wireless service was inconsistent and sometimes slow.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Carrie S, Manager at JW Marriott Grand Rapids, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for staying with us, and taking the time to share your comments with us and future guests! Our bathroom soaking tubs are indeed very popular! We are so glad you enjoyed that along with the Eucalytpus steam room and Aromatherapy Associates bath amenities. We apologize for the unreliable wifi you experienced - we were having technical problems during your stay and can ensure you the service will be much faster and reliable during your next stay. We hope to see you very soon!

At your service,

C. Kolehouse
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Additional Information about JW Marriott Grand Rapids

Property: JW Marriott Grand Rapids
Address: 235 Louis Campau Prom, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Location: United States > Michigan > Kent County > Grand Rapids
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Grand Rapids
#1 Business Hotel in Grand Rapids
#1 Romantic Hotel in Grand Rapids
#2 Family Hotel in Grand Rapids
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — JW Marriott Grand Rapids 4*
Number of rooms: 336
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The JW Marriott Grand Rapids is everything you would expect and nothing you could have imagined. Situated in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, the JW Marriott Grand Rapids is meticulously designed for both business and pleasure. As the first JW Marriott hotel in the Midwest, the hotel offers 337 well-appointed, smoke-free rooms and suites on 23 posh floors. Each of which is outfitted with atypical amenities like a 37" plasma TV, as well as numerous other uncommon personal luxuries. From shareholder's meetings to lavish wedding receptions to intimate weekend getaways to The Spa, the JW raises the bar. In luxury. In service. In dining. In everything. ... more   less 
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