Hotel at a Glance: Ramada Plaza Hotel Grand Rapids
This family-friendly Ramada hotel is located just 8 miles from downtown Grand Rapids, an up-and-coming city in West Michigan. The hotel’s Castaway Bay water slide keeps little ones entertained no matter the season, with a game room and a 180-foot-long, three-story-tall water slide that plunges into the indoor pool.
In-room amenities: TV with Showtime, coffeemaker, and complimentary WiFi
Choose from 110 beers at the onsite Old Chicago restaurant, which also serves pizza, pasta, and other entrees.
Go for a dip in the hot tub
Added perks: This Getaway comes with a breakfast buffet, and select options also include water-slide passes for four.
A free 24-hour shuttle brings guests to and from Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR), just 5 miles away.
Grand Rapids, Michigan: Scenic River Walk and Thriving Arts Scene
Four Great Lakes surround Michigan, so most places in the mitten-shaped state aren’t very far from water. This is certainly true of Grand Rapids, the state’s second-largest city, which sits about 30 minutes from Lake Michigan; it takes its name from the free-flowing Grand River that cuts through town. The river helped put Grand Rapids on the map as a transportation center. Over the years, though, the city has reinvented itself; there’s now a lively downtown area with gleaming office buildings, shopping boutiques, and a scenic river walk.
The city has worked to emphasize its arts-and-culture scene. The Grand Rapids Art Museum was relocated to a sleek, eco-friendly building in 2007. Inside, the museum has an extensive collection of 19th- and 20th-century paintings, sculptures, and furniture pieces. The Grand Rapids Public Museum is also worth a visit; it has a wide range of exhibits, including a re-creation of 1890s Grand Rapids and an early 20th-century carousel dubbed one of America’s Best by Travel + Leisure. The brilliantly painted carousel is one of only three of its style ever made. It sits within a glass building that juts out over a river.
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What You Get
Stay for two in a king or double room
Select options include water-slide passes for four.
Breakfast buffet included per person
Kids 17 or younger stay free.
Dates into August
Policies and Fees
Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
Cancellation policy: 48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are nonrefundable
Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed.
Indoor water slide (check website calendar for hours)
Free airport shuttle
The Fine Print
Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
Must be 21 or older to check in
Credit card required at check-in
Not valid with reward points
15% tax added at purchase.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
One king bed
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 3
Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; 1 kid 17 or younger stays free
Two double beds
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 5
Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; up to 2 kids 17 or younger stay free; $15 per night for a third kid 17 or younger
Check in: 4 p.m.
Check out: 12 p.m.
Rollaways: not available
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options
Room upgrades: not available
Nearest airport: Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR; 5 miles)