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“Great location for ARTPRIZE”

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Courtyard Grand Rapids Downtown
Ranked #12 of 48 Hotels in Grand Rapids
2 reviews
“Great location for ARTPRIZE”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

The location was great ...right across from the BOB and Artprize entrants. My only complaint was that we had a room next to very loud kids that woke us up several times throughout the night with their periodic outbursts. We didn't call the desk though because it was sporadic and while annoying, did eventually end. Otherwise we would stay again.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Carrie S, Manager at Courtyard Grand Rapids Downtown, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for staying with us for ArtPrize and for taking the time to review your experience! I know there are several downtown hotel options you could have selected, so I appreciate you choosing us. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay overall, but so very sorry to hear about the disturbance during the night. Please accept our sincerest apologies for that. We hope to host you again soon and provide you with a thorough and restful night's sleep! We look forward to seeing you again.

At your service,

C. Kolehouse
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Minneapolis, MN
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Downtown is where its at in Grand Rapids. Skip the burbs. Especially with ArtPrize going on!

This Courtyard is a bit dated but clean and rooms were quiet. The bar area was particularly friendly with good, local, beers on tap. Breakfast was quick and good.

Front desk staff were super helpful and seemed to know everyone in town.

Pool was excellent. Maybe the best Courtyard (indoor) pool ever. Work out area was about average. I'd stay again unless I got a great rate at the JW down the street. NO comparison.

Room Tip: 7th floor is the top but there are condo's above. x01 and x02 rooms are at the far end.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Carrie S, Manager at Courtyard Grand Rapids Downtown, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for staying with us during ArtPrize! I am glad you had the chance to see this amazing festival and all the added energy it brings to downtown Grand Rapids. I am also glad that you had the opportunity to try some of our local beers at The Bistro - we are very proud to serve them! We hope you will select us again next time you visit. We look forward to seeing you!

At your service,

C. Kolehouse
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St. Louis, MO
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

I have been to Grand Rapids many times but this is the first time I have stayed at this hotel -- it will not be the last. The rooms were exactly what I've come to expect from Courtyard, in other words, updated and clean. Breakfast at the bistro in the morning is an ideal way for me me to start my day. But what really made this a great hotel in which to stay in Grand Rapids is it's location. There are a number of restaurants in the area (specifically the BOB, just across the street) that offer great food and one of my favorite places, the Founder's brewpub, is but a short walk away. I really can't imagine a better place to stay in downtown Grand Rapids.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Carrie S, Manager at Courtyard Grand Rapids Downtown, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for staying with us while you were in Grand Rapids! We also appreciate you taking the time to review your experience and share some helpful recommendations for future visitors. I am glad that you were able to take advantage of some of our most unique places to eat and drink nearby, and the convenience of The Bistro. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit!

At your service,

C. Kolehouse
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Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2013

This Courtyard has been renovated into the new Marriott format, so you get the kiosk check-in and the better-than-nothing bar area. The location allows for a quick walk to many of the downtown attractions, bars and eateries. An elegant dinner at Six One Six is only a few steps up the street, as is a quintessential sports bar, Zeller's.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Chicago
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2013

This is a good option for downtown Grand Rapids and the 'Courtyard' is a bit misleading because the level of service and amenities for the hotel are all excellent. Best of all, the location is ideal for so much in the downtown area including restaurants and sporting events. Staff is incredibly well trained and very friendly. Rooms are pretty much up to date. I agree the elevators are an issue when busy because there are only two so you can wait quite a bit. Don't have experience with other area hotels so can't compare. Room rates are high so if you get a great rate, I'd grab it. Btw, breakfast is quick and easy ... got in/out within 15 minutes. Internet is free but slow.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Carrie S, Manager at Courtyard Grand Rapids Downtown, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for staying with us while you were visiting Grand Rapids! We know you have several options to choose from in our area, so we appreciate you selecting us. We also appreciate you taking the time to review your experience and share these excellent scores with other prospective guests. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon!

At your service,

C. Kolehouse
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

We stayed here for three nights over the 4th of July weekend. This hotel was recently renovated which is always nice. Everything seemed to work well. We slept in late one day and didn't leave our room until after noon and our room was not cleaned. The workout area had everything that I needed. The valet staff were very helpful (almost overbaring at times). The location is ideal if you are staying in Grand Rapids. There are a ton of great restaurants and bars within walking distance. I hate having to pay for parking, but it is to be expected when staying in a larger city. They have put a ton of money into the downtown area and it shows. I was able to take advantage of their government rate or we would not have been able to afford to stay there. It was a nice place, but there is no way I would have paid full price.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Northeast
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Spent a Saturday night at this property as a get away weekend.............it seemed like bachelorette party night as during our comings and goings we saw at least 3 separate groups of 10 young ladies..........the valet, desk staff were helpful and efficient.......the property was clean and in good repair.............grounds were clean and well maintained.........reinforces why I'm a Marriott Reward member and am brand loyal whenever possible

Room Tip: the western face of the hotel offers a restricted river view; the eastern side is office building, b...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Carrie S, Manager at Courtyard Grand Rapids Downtown, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for staying with us on your weekend getaway! We know you have several hotel options for such an occasion, and sincerely appreciate you choosing us. Thank you as well for your kind words about our property and staff - we hope to host you again when you are next in Grand Rapids!

At your service,

C. Kolehouse
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Property: Courtyard Grand Rapids Downtown
Address: 11 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2662
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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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Grand Rapids
#10 Romantic Hotel in Grand Rapids
#12 Family Hotel in Grand Rapids
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Grand Rapids Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 214
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