Lodging for the 2018 GL EXPO

IMPORTANT

It has come to our attention that a company called Event Travel Planners is inaccurately representing itself as the Great Lakes EXPO "housing vendor" and is contacting Great Lakes EXPO exhibitors and attendees, soliciting business. Specifically, they will offer to make hotel reservations for the Great Lakes EXPO on your behalf.

The Great Lakes EXPO is NOT utilizing the services of ANY housing service. Please DO NOT make your hotel reservations through Event Travel Planners or any other company offering to make you a hotel reservation. If you provide your credit card information to any of these unauthorized vendors, your card may be charged but you may not have a reservation when you arrive in Grand Rapids.

If you have any questions about the Great Lakes EXPO hotel block, please contact Brandy McCallum, Convention Services Manager at Experience Grand Rapids, at 800-678-9859 or email bmccallum@experiencegr.com

We recommend the hotels of the Amway Hotel Collection for your lodging needs. The EXPO books nearly all the rooms in the Amway Grand Plaza and has large room blocks at the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown and the JW Marriott.

Convention room rate information for the hotels of the Amway Hotel Collection (mention group code GREAT LAKES EXPO):

  • Reservations that include Tuesday evening will require a 2 night minimum stay.
  • A $50 early departure fee will be assessed for early departures at the Amway Grand Plaza.
  • Room cancellations at the Amway Grand Plaza, Courtyard by Marriott Downtown, and JW Marriott: The hotel will charge one night’s lodging for each room canceled after November 5, 2018
    • Amway Grand Plaza (connects to DeVos Place Convention Center through an enclosed walkway): 187 Monroe Avenue NW (auto lobby entrance is on Pearl Street), Grand Rapids 49503; 800-253-3590, 616-774-2000; The Amway Grand Plaza is SOLD OUT for the 2018 Great Lakes Expo.
    • Courtyard by Marriott Downtown (connects to DeVos Place Convention Center through an enclosed walkway); 11 Monroe Avenue NW, Grand Rapids 49503; 877-901-6632, 616-242-6000; convention room rate is $126.00 for up to four persons. $10 per day self-parking. The Courtyard by Marriott Downtown is SOLD OUT for the 2018 Great Lakes Expo.
    • JW Marriott (connects to DeVos Place Convention Center through an enclosed walkway); 235 Louis Street NW, Grand Rapids 49503; 877-901-6632, 616-242-1500; convention room rate is $181.00 for up to four persons. $10 per day self-parking. The JW Marriott is SOLD OUT for the 2018 Great Lakes Expo.
    • Make reservations by calling any of the above hotels directly and asking for the GREAT LAKES EXPO convention room rate. Or by clicking on the following link for online reservations. Click here

Hotels offering 2018 convention room rates and free shuttle bus service (mention group code GREAT LAKES EXPO):

    • Hampton Inn Grand Rapids North (5 miles northwest of the downtown area), 500 Center Drive, Grand Rapids 49544; 616-647-1000; convention room rate is $154 for a king bed or two double beds (make reservation by November 16).
    • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Grand Rapids North (5 miles northwest of the downtown area); 358 River Ridge Drive, Walker 49544; 616-647-4100; convention room rate is $169 for one king bed or $164 for two queen beds (make reservation by November 16). Reservations that include Tuesday evening will require a two-night minimum stay.
    • Springhill Suites Grand Rapids North (5 miles northwest of the downtown area); 450 Center Drive NW, Grand Rapids 49544; 616-785-1600; convention room rate is $154 for one king bed and $154 for two double beds (make reservation by November 16).

Other hotels offering 2018 convention room rates (mention group code GREAT LAKES EXPO):

    • Country Inns & Suites East Beltline (4 miles east of the downtown area); 3251 Deposit Drive, Grand Rapids 49546; 616-942-7000; convention room rate is $149.99 for a standard room with one king bed (make reservation by November 16).
    • Drury Inn & Suites (11 miles southeast of the downtown area); 5175 28th St. SE; Grand Rapids 49512, 616-942-8511; convention room rate is $114 for two queen beds (make reservation by November 2).
    • Hampton Inn & Suites Grand Rapids Downtown (1 mile east of DeVos Place Convention Center); 443 Dudley Place NE; Grand Rapids 49503; convention room rate is $179 for one king bed or two queen beds (make reservation by November 16).
    • Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown (3 blocks west of DeVos Place Convention Center); 310 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids 49504; 616-235-7611; convention room rate is $129 for a standard two double beds, $139 for a feature two double beds (make reservation by November 20). The Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown SOLD OUT for the 2018 Great Lakes EXPO.
    • Homewood Suites By Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown (two blocks east of DeVos Place Convention Center); 161 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids 49503; 616-451-2300; convention room rate is $179 for a king bed studio (make reservation by October 24). The Homewood Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown is SOLD OUT for the 2018 Great Lakes EXPO.

For a complete list of area hotels, call Experience Grand Rapids at 800-678-9859 or go to its website at www.experiencegr.com.