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Prince Conference Center at Calvin College

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Carlsbad, California
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We had 11 people stay here for a July wedding on Lake Michigan. They were wonderful to all in our group. The rooms were clean, quiet and in a beautiful setting. Convenient to the airport and other area attractions. Food at breakfast was a little dated. (Velveeta omelettes, etc.) but made it simple to start the day.

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Justin J, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review

Hi Teresa, Wow! A wedding on Lake Michigan, that sounds great! Thank you for your review, we are close to the airport and to highways which make all of West Michigan a convenient visit from the Prince Center. We hope you visit Grand Rapids in the future and stay with Prince Center. Safe Travels, Justin J.

Canton, Michigan
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Had 2 rooms. Both very clean. Suite room was very roomy and comfortable. 24 hour beverage and snack service a plus, great cookies! Staff friendly & helpful. Took a walk around campus, it was deserted but did see public safety officers twice. Would definitely return.

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Justin J, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review

Hello Fordmom1, Thank you for staying at the Prince Center, we are happy you enjoyed your stay and for a Awesome rating! And yes, the cookies are so good! It is hard to stay away from the chocolate ones! .... and the peanut butter, .....and the sugar flavor....., they're all good! Thanks again! Safe Travels, Justin J.

Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 17 July 2016

The property is very well maintained, rooms are good and clean - but not exceptional. Staff are friendly. Breakfast was very good. I wouldn't recommend it if you don't have a car as it's quite a hike to any restaurants for meals other than breakfast

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Justin J, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review

Hello Darren, Thank you for the review. Yes, the Prince Center is somewhat secluded from dining options, especially in the summer; during the school year we have options right here on Calvin College's campus. I hope this will not deter you from staying with us in the future! Thanks again! Safe Travels, Justin J.

Northern Michigan
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Waiting for my wife to return from Israel. The room was a cross between a dorm and hotel. There was nothing exceptional about this place but it was convenient for us to wait. The staff was super friendly and they do have snacks out. The rates were below market value for a place like this.

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Justin J, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review

Hello ramblervball, Thank you for rating the Prince Center! Our rooms were designed to be convenient to guests attending a conference at our facility. They may have the impression of a dorm due to the counter space attached to the dresser/entertainment center; yet, there are no shared bathrooms! (smile) We offer similar amenities to our local area hotels, quality shampoos...

Mahopac, New York
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

I love Prince Conference Center. Very clean. Lots on sitting areas with windows. Ample breakfasts and beverage service. Friendly staff. Gorgeous campus. Very safe. Central location...near malls and restaurants.

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Justin J, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review

Hello! I agree with you and our staff will too! We are the best place in GR (best kept secret too) Thank you for taking the time to stay with us and review us with a great score & comments. Safe Travels, Justin J.

Traverse City, Michigan
Reviewed 2 July 2016

I really like the no frills prince conference center. It's all a hotel should be clean, quiet and functional. It's a little pricey for the area but you truly have no worries. The open lobby to the decent hot breakfast with the hotel being close to everything is a huge plus. It's the staff that really make the difference however....

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Justin J, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review

Hello Happydadtravels, Thank you for the review! Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and you enjoyed our clean, quiet, and function hotel. I'm very proud of our team and happy Courtney and Sara exceeded your expectations. I'm disappointed that you overheard a conversation that should have been behind closed doors, I appreciate you bringing this up as I will...

Brighton, Michigan
Reviewed 29 June 2016

My sister booked this hotel as the Country Inn and Suites was soooo expensive. We were helping a family member pack to move so we just needed a clean, safe place to stay after working all day. The room with 2 queens was small but clean and functional. The TV had a very limited number of channels but they warned...

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Justin J, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review

Hi Chris, Thank you for your review! We are happy you took the time to give your feedback to our team and to the TripAdvisor community. Beautiful and peaceful are great words to describe the Prince Center, I hope you had a chance to walk the nature trail behind our building; this walk just adds to the beauty and peace...

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 22 June 2016

I stayed there on business, and it was a decent place. The accommodations were clean and functional, nothing fancy, but a really nice and spacious lobby area. The breakfast was OK, not great, but acceptable. The level of hospitality was exceptional. The breakfast attendant was very friendly and able to accommodate a food allergy, even though it was buffet style....

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Justin J, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review

Hi Ray, Thank you for your review! Our accommodations were designed to be functional and our team is dedicated to hospitality and cleanliness. Food allergens are increasingly becoming common in our daily work, therefore we have taken a proactive approach on training our team to be aware and able to offer different selections for our guests. It does take a...

Ashville, Ohio
Reviewed 16 May 2016

We have stayed at the Prince Conference Center at Calvin College twice. The rooms are quiet, clean and roomy. The decor is quite nice. The staff are kind and courteous and very happy to help you. The breakfast was very good for a Conference Center. They even had gluten-free bread. What really makes Prince Conference Center shine is: The Nature...

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Justin J, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review

Dear HistoryMOM1880, Thank you for the lovely review and 5 star rating. We are fortunate to be located on the beautiful campus of Calvin College where our Grounds Department takes great care of our landscaping and nature trails. We look forward to serving you in the future! Safe travels,

Chiang Mai, Thailand
Reviewed 16 May 2016

From the warm greeting of staff to the spotless room (with all the amenities) to the amazing breakfast, plus treats (cookies, fruit, snacks, tea) available throughout the day, the Prince is our favorite place to stay when we are in town. There is also a lovely nature preserve just out the back for walking, and just a few minutes from...

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Justin J, Manager at Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, responded to this review

ThaiLori, Thank you for choosing the Prince Center as your home away from home while in Grand Rapids, for the comments and rating! We offer one of the best complimentary continental breakfasts in town. And although the concerts are finished for the spring semester, there are always more events next school year! Thank you again! Safe Travels! Justin J.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tucked away in a peaceful, serene setting, just a bridge walk east from the main Calvin College campus, is the Prince Center. You'll find the atmosphere casual and relaxing with many windows to take in the view, two cozy fireplaces, a patio overlooking the nature preserve and a baby grand piano—all designed to make your visit a pleasant and enjoyable one. Whether you're gathering with colleagues from around the country or celebrating a special occasion with an intimate group, you'll always feel right at home at the Prince. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Prince Conference Center at Calvin College

Address: 1800 East Beltline SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Region: United States > Michigan > Kent County > Grand Rapids
Price Range: $132 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 69
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Grand Rapids
#3 Business Hotel in Grand Rapids
#5 Family Hotel in Grand Rapids
#13 Romantic Hotel in Grand Rapids
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“For a view of the nature preserve outside, just request it! (Other rooms face the parking lot.)”
 of 5 bubbles LifeAbundant8, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“great views of the nature preserve”
 of 5 bubbles happypersonDetroit, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I prefer a room on the back of second floor for the best forest views and easy access to the lobby.”
 of 5 bubbles stevenkU3604EN, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Loved the King Bed with pull out sofa. Our 20/23 year old sons slept fine on the sofa.”
 of 5 bubbles 891rickt, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the preserve side of the hotel. You can see the woods and hear the birds.”
 of 5 bubbles susanhN4760HR, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
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