$239 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 23, 2014 Check-out: Oct 26, 2014

JW Marriott Grand Rapids

4 stars
235 Louis Street NW, 235 Louis Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
43 reviews
Super Friendly Staff

Location, location, location! Everything you need is within walking distance from here. Room was... See full review

  • BubbaDog
  • Oct 11, 2014
Great week in GR

The hotel and Staff were fantastic location was great and the views were wonderful looking forward... See full review

  • Bman202002
  • Aug 22, 2014
Elegant downtown Grand Rapids retreat with spa

Right in the heart of downtown, the sleek, glittering tower of the JW Marriott Grand Rapids hotel offers a key setting for business, staging an event, or just spending a weekend away from home. Five floors have concierge lounges with complimentary, drinks and more. While close to many dining and entertainment options, guests enjoy fine dining at Six.One.Six and cocktails at the elegant Mixology bar. Reward a workout at the state-of-the-art fitness center with a full body treatment at Vasaio Spa or dip in the lap pool.

Highlights
  • Sleek 23-story high rise in downtown Grand Rapids
  • Contemporary dining and cocktail bar
  • 24-hour fitness center, plus jogging trail on-site
  • Indoor swimming pool
Rooms

Design fans appreciate the sleek, modern guest rooms at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids. Rooms feature a Steelcase Leap 2 chair, custom photography and luxurious bedding: down comforter, designer duvet and cotton-rich linens. Most rooms offer views of downtown Grand Rapids or the Grand River, and 37-inch plasma TVs are standard. Private bathrooms feature a duel-head shower and lush terry cloth bathrobes. The JW Jack Pack allows guests to hook up and recharge laptops, mobile phones and iPods. Wi-Fi Internet access is available (fees apply). Executive suites include complimentary beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres, 24-hour access to a top-floor executive lounge and more.

Features

JW Marriott Grand Rapids offers guests a comfortable, glamorous retreat in the heart of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Business guests take advantage of concierge floors, several meeting rooms (including a ballroom and boardrooms), 24-hour business center and helipad access.

Dining

While a location in downtown Grand Rapids opens up a wealth of dining options nearby, the on-site restaurant Six.One.Six serves contemporary American cuisine in a stylish, contemporary setting. A Starbucks store in the JW Marriott Grand Rapids lobby is open from breakfast through lunch. For late night drinks and decadent appetizers, visit the hotel's concierge lounge Mixology. 24-hour room service is available.

Recreation

Adjacent to the hotel lap pool is Vasaio Spa, which offers massages, aromatherapy, reflexology, body wraps, hot stone therapy and more. Reservations are requested. In-room treatments are available.

Transportation
  • Grand Rapids International Airport (10.9 mi/17.6 km)
Attractions
  • DeVos Performance Hall (1 block)
  • Grand Rapids Art Museum (0.3 mi/0.4 km)
  • Van Andel Arena (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
Business
  • 24-hour business center, Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply)
  • 12 meeting rooms including boardrooms and ballroom

Hotel Map

42.9658 -85.674
Area served
Grand Rapids
Nearby airports
Gerald R Ford International Airport, (GRR), 13.00, MI, SE;
Area description
River

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Indoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Children's activities
Jogging track
Tennis
Water skiing
Steam bath
Horseback riding
Scuba diving
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Coffee shop
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Express check in
Express checkout
Concierge desk
Laundry/Valet services
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Barber shop
Barber/Beauty shop
FAX
Video checkout
Gift shop
Drugstore
Florist
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Cordless phone
Safe
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Turndown service
Cribs available
In room movies
Temperature control
Iron
Ironing board
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Van Andel Arena: 0.3 mi

Dining

Six.One.Six Restaurant
Highly inspired cuisine in a stylish, contemporary setting

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (43)

Ratings and reviews for JW Marriott Grand Rapids

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
43 out of 43
Amenities:
4.4
Room cleanliness:
4.9
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.1

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Prior Lake
Oct 20, 2008

Trendy and comfortable!

Everything was great. Great location, nice staff and fabulous tv in room with lots of pillows on the bed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of nice restaurants nearby.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Girl's Nite
Business
Grand Rapids, MI
Jan 31, 2010

So nice in every way

Had a girls night. The room was a tight fit for five of us, but it was so cozy and clean. They don't have rollaway beds, but sent us a bunch of extra blankets and pillows and one of us crashed comfortably on the floor. The staff, every single staff member we interacted with, was so helpful and kind. We did have trouble in the skywalk that takes you blocks and blocks away from the hotel to other places in the downtown area. The JW is not posted on any of the maps in the skywalk and we were very confused and tired out. We should have taken a cab. However, that says nothing about the awesome JW. It was so very nice!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Long walk from hotel

Be sure to have a good map of the skywalk if you are traveling through it and remember that the JW on the map says "the towers", I think.

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Review of JW Marriott Grand Rapids

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jami C.
Business
Traverse City, MI
Jan 25, 2010

Trendy Re-TREAT!

What a great facility! The decor is very trendy/modern so there is always something interesting to look at. The staff is great, the parking was easy to access, and the location is a perfect stay if you plan on attending events at the Van Andel or the DeVos Place. There is a sky walk that takes you from the hotel to the intersection across the street from the Van Andel so you don't have to brave the blustery winter weather. With all that said, this venue is a bit pricy, but comparable to other hotels in the downtown area. Worth the extra $ if you are up for the downtown experience!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Go a bit early to dinner if you are planning to catch an event downtown as some of the restaurants get busy. However, there are a few "gems" down Monroe street that are a bit quieter and have amazing food!

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Review of JW Marriott Grand Rapids

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
B-Cuz
Business
White Plains, NY
Oct 17, 2009

Great stay

very comfortable, first class service

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of JW Marriott Grand Rapids

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Well travelled in Cabo
Business
Ontario, Canada
Sep 16, 2009

Impressed!

Upon checkin we were upgraded to the concierge floor, Rm 2008 on the 20th floor. Beautiful room, very impressed with the ensuite as well. We enjoyed a complimentary breakfast in the concierge room on the top floor, I was able to check my emails and print directions to where we were heading next. The gym is modern, clean, great equipment with a view of the river. The restaurant in the Hotel was amazing! I ordered the New York Blue Cheese steak.....One of the best meals I've ever had and I am a huge foodie! Will defiently stay here again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There was also a terrific thai place up a few blocks called XO (SP).....very good as well!

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Review of JW Marriott Grand Rapids

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Elkhart, IN
Jan 25, 2010

Fantastic Hotel!

Very friendly staff, hotel better than described, would definately stay at again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of JW Marriott Grand Rapids

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ritt
Business
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Aug 24, 2011

Very Romantic

The staff was very polite and helpful!The location and view from the hotel was incredible,well worth the money.:))

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of JW Marriott Grand Rapids

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
BarryM
Business
New York City
Aug 15, 2011

Surprisingly great

We stayed in Grand Rapids for a wedding. I wasn't expecting such a quality hotel, with large, airy, comfortable rooms. The town is nice and the location was great. It has a pool, large lobby where you can hang out and drink coffee, friendly staff, everything you'd expect. The waterside bar has braziers so you can drink outside in comfort after dark. It's all very shiny and new. Oh and the $15 breakfast is actually a great deal considering the sheer variety of cooked food & pastries, with the omelette station - and it's all you can eat, all very tasty food too. There was a problem with the A/C making odd noises, but they actually sent someone up at midnight to reset it in our room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of JW Marriott Grand Rapids

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
zerimara
Business
San Francisco, CA
Aug 23, 2009

Fierceness in GRR? Yes!

Stayed here for 4 days for a wedding while we were in town and were so pleased with the accomodations and staff. The hotel is beautiful and caters especially to a young, hip, modern crowd. The rooms are very tasteful and have all the amenities including a very large shower which was very relaxing. A starbucks in the lobby was the icing on the cake. Located just one block from the highway in downtown grand rapids. This place rocks!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Breakfast buffet at big boy just across the river for 5.99 on weekdays and 7.99 on weekends. ;) yum!

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Review of JW Marriott Grand Rapids

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
GR guest
Business
california
Aug 31, 2011

Best place to stay in GR

very nice hotel and incredibly nice and attentive staff. I would recommend it to others and will stay here again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Sundance Grill for breakfast

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