by Morgan Agesen
Families are sure to enjoy a stay at the convenient, clean, and family-friendly Courtyard Grand Rapids Downtown. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, onsite parking ($16 daily), valet parking ($25 daily), offsite parking ($19 daily), onsite family dining at The Bistro, an onsite ATM, an indoor pool, an onsite laundry facility (coin-operated), valet dry-cleaning, and a fitness room with cardiovascular equipment and free weights. The Bistro is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Nearby dining options include Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Six.One.Six. Rooms feature 37-inch high definition televisions, desk areas, mini-refrigerators, and coffee and tea makers. Cribs and rollaway beds are available upon request, as well. Nearby attractions include Grand Rapids Civic Theater, John Ball Park Zoo, and Grand Rapids Public Museum. Nearby activities include biking, bowling, mini-golf, and various water sports such as jet skiing, sailing, and water skiing. Check-in time is 4 p.m. and check-out time is 11 a.m.
Our Editor Loves
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite family dining at The Bistro
- In-room mini-fridges
- Water Sports
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
We were in town for a wedding. The rooms were clean and very nice. There was also an EDM concert going on and when music started next door at 1am we called the front desk and within 10 minutes it was quiet. Wonderful place to stay and great staff.
While is a nice looking hotel do your homework. I marked them lower due to parking. They offer valet parking ($28/day) and limited self parking ($24/day). It seems that there is a cheaper ramp attached but they don't tell you about that. Don't do that self park, the space is tight and you end up crossing through the parking ramp up and elevator to another part of the ramp to a long hallway to get back to the lobby.
One elevator down for "enhancements" the other guest elevator being shared with the workers who have another elevatot said "service only". This was odd, in the morning there were packs of linens staged at each door ready for the housekeepers. That just seems a little tacky for a better hotel. And no free breakfast!