Welcome to LodgingGuide's hospitality industry listings for the Grand Rapids area.
Grand Rapids in Kent County, surrounded by pine forests that once supported a regional furniture capital, and noted as the birthplace of President Gerald R. Ford, provides the area with top quality opera, symphony, theatre, fine dining, museums, a zoo and other features of big city life. The Ford Museum is a national treasure, with its many American artifacts and rare pieces from the Lincoln administration. From Grand Rapids, the beaches and West Coastal retreats of Holland, Grand Haven and Muskegon are all within an hour’s drive. Originally inhabited by Ottawa Indians and later by fur traders, all that remains of its origins are the Coho salmon which still swim upstream across the rapids of Grand River, the largest river in Michigan, for which the city was named. The gentle hills of Western Michigan which surround Grand Rapids are perfect for hiking or playing golf on one of the many beautiful courses in the area.
You can begin researching lodging properties and on-site restaurants in the Grand Rapids area by selecting one of the options shown below.
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|Lodging located in the greater Grand Rapids area, including the Grandville, Kentwood, Walker and Wyoming areas.||Lodging options located near the airport. Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) is located 7 miles SE of the city.|
|Lodging located NW of Grand Rapids in Muskegon where you can enjoy beautiful beaches, fishing and other outdoor activities.||Lodging options located near the Holland area, another of Michigan's beautiful beach towns.|
|·||Traverse City||·||Lansing Metro|
|Lodging located in and around the Traverse City area, including the communities of Cadillac, Ludington, Acme, Grayling and others.||Lodging options southeast of Grand Rapids, in the Greater Lansing area.|
|Lodging options south of Grand Rapids, in the Greater Kalamazoo area.|
Area Facts: Grand River was called the Owashtanong River by the Ottawa, Chippewa and Pattawatomi tribes which originally inhabited the area, and was formed by the same Ice Age glaciers that created the Great Lakes. The local area codes for Grand Rapids are 616 and 269.
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