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Waterford, Michigan
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My kids loved the indoor water park. The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. While we were there, they also had a magic show and the kids enjoyed that very much as well. Standard continental breakfast with large selection, but it was still very good.

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General Manager G, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express South, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. We are ecstatic to hear you stay was everything we want each and every one of our guest to experience. We also look forward to having you stay with us again on your next getaway.

North Bergen, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice hotel with very friendly staff from the front desk to the maid who services your room. Hotel was clean and location very convenient. Breakfast was also convenient and decent in the early morning. Would stay here again for future visits.

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Hiegrs H, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express South, responded to this review

Dear Steve, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We am very pleased to hear that our staff made your stay pleasant! We hope your next visit is just around the corner; we look forward to having you as a guest again soon!

Rochester, MI
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've stayed at many water park hotels and heard that the Holiday Inn Express South in GR had a new splash pad/water play area. Our children are 2.5 & 4.5 so the fact that it was smaller was fine since they aren't able to go on the large rides and slides at the places we've been to in the past....

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General Manager G, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express South, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a pleasant review. We are so happy to hear you and your family enjoyed the waterpark splash pad area. We look forward to being able to accommodate you again on your next getaway.

Walled Lake, Michigan
Reviewed 16 February 2017

My children are for some reason not huge fans of water but like hotel pools so I wanted to find some place fun that I didn't have to carry a child around the pool for 2 hours. This place is amazing. My twins were almost 5 when we went for an overnight trip. My husband had points to burn and...

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General Manager G, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express South, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are so grateful to hear you and your family had a blast while a guest of ours. We look forward to having you stay with us again on your next getaway.

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This was such a treat! I was so impressed with everything honestly, and the service was phenomenal. We stayed just out of fun to beat the winter blues and really felt refreshed after we left. The kids enjoyed the pool area and honestly cried when it was time to leave! They loved it all! And the ice cream and movie...

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General Manager G, Manager at Holiday Inn Express South, responded to this review

JonesMomB- Thank you for the great review!! We are thrilled you had a great time while you were with us and left full and happy! We hope you come stay with us again soon!

Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Hotel itself is showing signs of wear. Staff is very friendly. Mostly all families with younger children. They had an ice cream bar with a movie at night for the kids. Stayed Friday and Saturday nights.

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General Manager G, Manager at Holiday Inn Express South, responded to this review

Dallas2222- We are glad you were able to come and stay with us for the weekend and enjoy our complimentary ice cream sundae buffet and family movie night. We hope to see you again soon!

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I stayed here for a weekend staycation and was very satisfied with the accommodations. Staff is very friendly and helpful and the pool area was a joy for the kids. The only problem was a power outage that hit the area that night. Certainly not the fault of the property.

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General Manager G, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express South, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. We are grateful to hear that you enjoyed your stay-cation with us and that you and your family had a chance to experience our indoor splash pad/activity pool we offer. We hope on your next trip to the area you have the opportunity to stay with us again.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Great customer service from the entire friendly staff! Free breakfast kept us full for most of the day. Decent small spread that slightly changes each morning. The ONLY issue that I had was with some of the key cards needing to be reactivated constantly. Other than that, I'd stay here again!

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General Manager G, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express South, responded to this review

Jasmine, Thank you for the outstanding review. We pride ourselves on having great customer service. We are glad to hear that we will see you and your family in the future!

Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This hotel is perfect for families visiting the Grand Rapids area. The pool area has a small indoor water park with a splash pad. The pool area is clean and well maintained. The hotel hosted movie and ice cream nights on the weekend. The staff was super nice and helpful. Karen was so patient and well mannered, even to an...

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General Manager G, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express South, responded to this review

Thank You for taking the time to leave such a kind review. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful experience and got the chance to witness our outstanding customer service we strive for. We hope to given the chance to accommodate you on a night that you can enjoy the entire hotel without the disturbance of a...

Lockport, Illinois
Reviewed 30 August 2016

My interest in the Holiday Inn Express Grand Rapids South started over a year ago (August 2015). My family stopped by while on vacation to check out the place, especially the splash pad. Matt was working the front desk and was very personable. He took me on a personal tour to a suite that I was interested in possibly booking...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Grand Rapids South, . Home of The Little Dip splash pad. We are conveniently located adjacent to the Crossroads Banquet and Conference Center (full bar service) (4,000 sq. Ft.) Perfect for the small corporate meeting or up to 280 person wedding and social receptions. Also within minutes of major attractions, downtown Grand Rapids, Gerald R. Ford Museum, Metropolitan Hospital, Fredrick Meijer Gardens, Van Andel Arena and DeVos Convention Center. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Grand Rapids-South represents the latest in design standards. Come stay with us and experience a new level of accommodations and service. This hotel offers 79 guest rooms which include two-room suites and a two- story spiral staircase room. All rooms include a refrigerator, microwave, and free high-speed wired and wireless Internet access. Hotel amenities include free deluxe breakfast bar, indoor splash pad, activity pool, and a vortex pool. The hotel has a business center open 24 hours, game room, fitness center, 2,000 sq. Ft. Of meeting rooms, 100% non-smoking rooms, hearing and visually impaired and handicap accessible guest rooms.To reserve birthday parties please contact the hotel direct. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express South

Address: 6569 Clay Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49548-7839
Region: United States > Michigan > Kent County > Grand Rapids
Price Range: $174 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express South 2.5*
Number of rooms: 79
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express South Hotel Grand Rapids
Holiday Inn Express Grand Rapids
Holiday Inn Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids Holiday Inn
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in Grand Rapids
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