The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan is part of the Curio Collection by Hilton. Located in Downtown Grand Rapids the Amway Grand Plaza is the perfect luxury hotel to stay in while visiting this Western Michigan City.
The Amway Grand Plaza has 681 guest rooms with many of them offering amazing views of the Grand River. We had the opportunity to stay on the 20th floor and our corner room had a great view of the Gerald R. Ford Museum and the Grand Rapids Public Museum.
River View Room Photos and Review
Our Grand river view room was located on the 20th floor and offered a beautiful view over West Grand Rapids. Our room included a king sized bed, writing desk attached to a dresser/tv stand. There is a small safe located in one of the drawers of the dresser. A small refrigerator perfect for keeping a local Grand Rapids beer cool is located in another dresser hidden behind what looks to be dresser drawers. The room has a closet, look for the coffee maker in the closet. One comfortable side chair and side table perfect for relaxing in while watching the day start out the window.
The bathroom included really nice G&H Nourish toiletries exclusively from Amway. There was shampoo, conditioner, lotion and body wash in the room when we arrived. I have to say I would order the shampoo and conditioner my hair loved it so much.
I have to tell you that the bed was so comfortable that we slept 12 hours the first night we stayed in the hotel. The combination of traveling all day and being exhausted plus a super comfy bed made for an amazing night sleep. We both woke up so refreshed and excited to explore Grand Rapids.
Our room was really quiet during our stay. Every once in a while you could hear a bit of city noise but for the most part it was really quiet even being able to see the freeway from the room.
The desk was great for working/writing when we were in the room. I did get a bit distracted by the amazing view over the Grand River and city but that wasn’t really a bad thing.
Historic Pantlind Hotel
The initial construction of the Pantlind Hotel began in 1913 when the first cornerstone was laid. This was also the year that Grand Rapids famous resident President Gerald R. Ford was born. The Historic Pantlind Hotel includes the world’s largest gold-leaf ceiling and two massive 400-pound chandeliers. In 1925 the Pantlind Hotel was ranked as one of the 10 Finest Hotels in America.
In 1979 the Amway corporation acquired the Pantlind Hotel and restored it back to it’s original beauty.
The Amway Grand was opened in 1981 with the modern glass tower added in 1983.
The Amway Grand is a member of Historic Hotels of America®, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for recognizing and celebrating the finest historic hotels across America.
Amway Grand Plaza Restaurants
There are eight unique and delicious restaurants located at the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids.
The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck
The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck is located on the lobby level. The restaurant features authentic global classics and is open daily for lunch and dinner.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Ruth’s Chris Steak House is located on the lobby level on the Pantalind Hotel side of the property. There is valet parking available outside the restaurant. Ruth’s Chris Steak House offers prime steak dinners.
Located on the 27th floor of the glass tower portion of the hotel this restaurant offers stunning views of Grand Rapids. Serving a Latin inspired menu with a casual atmosphere. Cygnus27 is closed on Mondays
The Kitchen Counter by Wolfgang Puck
Located on the lobby floor of the Amway Grand Plaza The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck offers quick, made-to-order breakfast and lunch options. You can eat in or take out your great meal.
Located in the Pantlind Lobby area of the hotel GP Sports is the place to go to watch your favorite sports team play. The restaurant offers burgers, pizzas and specialty cocktails.
Rendezvous is located near the main entrance to the hotel on the lobby level. Offering unique cocktails and an amazing cheese platter.
Lumber Baron Bar
Looking for a bit of an upscale historic place for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres look no farther than the Lumber Baron Bar!
If you have read the blog for a while you know that I am hooked on Starbucks chai tea lattes! You can imagine my excitement when Starbucks was located onsite of the Amway Grand Plaza. Plus as a bonus this is the only Starbucks Reserve location in the state of Michigan!
Amway Grand Plaza Shopping
There are multiple stores located on the lobby level of the Amway Grand Plaza that offer everything from fine fashion, flowers and souvenirs.
DeJonge Portrait Studio
Plaza Men’s Shop
The Spa and Salon
Amway Grand Plaza Parking
The Amway Grand Plaza Parking garage is located across the street from the hotel. There is also valet parking available in front of the hotel.
Amway Grand Plaza Phone Number
The hotel phone number is 616-774-2000
Things to know when staying at the Amway Grand Plaza
Check in time – 4 pm
There is bell service to hold your luggage if you arrive at the hotel and your room is not ready.
Check Out time – 11 am
Spa and Salon services are available
Mon – sat 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday 9 am – 1 pm
The spa offers massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, body treatments, waxing and hair services.
Recreation/ Fitness Center is open
Mon – Fri 6 am – 10 pm
Sat 7 am – 10 pm
Sun 7 am – 9 pm
The recreation/fitness center has an indoor pool, two hot tubs, locker rooms, cardio area, racquetball and tennis courts and sauna/steam room.
Guests must be 16 years of age to utilize the fitness center without an adult including the hot tub, pool and cardio area.
Room Service is available for Breakfast, lunch and dinner, and late night dining
A 225 service charge and in-room delivery charge of $3 is applied to each check. Lunch, dinner and late night snack menu items are created and prepared at The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck.
Wi-Fi is complimentary for hotel guests. You will need the Wi-Fi code that is located in your key card booklet to access the internet.
A huge thank you to Experience Grand Rapids and the Amway Grand Hotel for hosting our stay in Grand Rapids. We have fallen in love with this great city!