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Monday, April 18, 2011

Grand Rapids, Michigan / JW Marriott

April 2011, Weekend, King concierge floor guestroom

I gave a review of this property in February 2011. This link will take you to that review. In this review, I am providing information about our stay that was different from the February stay. The February stay was on a Saturday, and the April stay was on a Friday.

I had received a corner room on previous stays at this property. The rooms were not on the top concierge floor, although my last room was on one of the concierge floors.

Shower on left
This time, I received a room on the top concierge floor; however, it was not a corner room. The room on the top floor was almost the same as the corner guestrooms, except that the corner rooms are slightly larger.

The shower in the corner room, as well as the seating area in the bedroom, were both more spacious in the corner guestrooms. The tub was the same size in both rooms. You should be able to see the room size difference, by looking at the photos in both reviews. For my next stay, I plan to request a corner room using the virtual concierge on the Marriott site before my arrival.

Concierge lounge
Sunset from Concierge room
The same beverages were included this evening, and this time we also purchased a cocktail. The beverages for purchase consisted of high quality choices at an excellent price. A Grey Goose martini cost $5.

Morning breakfast included the same options as our February stay, and evening snacks included shrimp and hot mini sandwich wedges, along with cheese and crackers.

JW from trail across the river
Art Prize in front of The BOB
We walked the river trail behind the Marriott and across the river, which goes for several miles. Here are a couple of photos of the hotel and downtown.