A great hotel
Posted Jul 23, 2016 on Hotels
This was our third time staying at the residence in. In upload. This isn't the least expensive hotel in the area, but the free breakfast, free weeknight snacks and friendly staff make up for the few negatives. The cons of this hotel: you're not all that close to either downtown Holland nor the local beaches. You'll have to drive to some of the local restaurants and taverns -- so if you're going to the area specifically to sample the local cal brews and want a place within walking distance you might want to look elsewhere.
That said, the free breakfast is GREAT, and you also get an evening snack that may end up counting as a meal on certain nights. You can also enjoy a beer or some wine if you're inclined (though I think they'd do well to partner with a local brewery rather than offering Stella Artois, but I will never complain about something that's complimentary). Getting to downtown or the beach is a snap as long as you don't mind driving a bit. You're also close to a Meijer and right near the interstate for a quick drive to Grand Rapids.
The staff is wonderful -- so friendly and helpful that they make you feel right at home. The free breakfast ended at 9 am, but the attendants kept taking care of guests for a solid 20-30 minutes afterwards.
We love this hotel and always check their rates when we are planning a trip to the area. While we have stayed in other hotels, none has ever topped the RI for best overall experience.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 3, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for the detailed review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed the breakfast and social offering that we provide. I love the idea of offering a local beer and will pass that on at our annual meeting. Unfortunately, for now we are restricted to only a handful of options. I will be sure to pass on the kind words to the staff, they really do a great job taking care of hotel guests! We look forward to seeing you next time you are in the area!