Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Grand Rapids East, MI
3251 Deposit Drive Ne
Grand Rapids , MI 49546
Less than 10 minutes from downtown, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Grand Rapids East, MI places you near sites like the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and DeVos Place. During your stay, take a culinary tour of Grand Rapids, known for its local breweries and diverse cuisine. Sports fans love our hotel’s location near Van Andel Arena as well as Cornerstone University and other schools.
Take advantage of convenient amenities like free high-speed Internet access and a complimentary, hot breakfast. After a day of meetings or exploring the Grand Rapids Art Museum, you can relax in our hot tub and go for a swim in the indoor pool. Enjoy these amenities and services:
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Our Hotel Rooms
After attending a wedding at the Frederik Meijer Gardens or taking a tour of one of the city’s many breweries, unwind in your guest room or suite with premium bedding and free Wi-Fi. Visiting sports teams can reserve a block of rooms and receive special amenities like one-time complimentary use of our laundry facilities. Standard room amenities include:
Need more space? Book a Studio Suite, featuring a seating area with a sleeper sofa as well as all standard amenities.
Bars & Restaurants
Start your day with the hotel’s complimentary, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast, which includes fresh fruit, bagels, cereal and yogurt. Pile your plate with filling options like sausage, eggs and biscuits with gravy.
For lunch or dinner, sample creative flavors and craft beer at Gravity Taphouse Grille, located beside the hotel. You can also try other nearby restaurants like Fuji Yama Japanese Steak House and the Twisted Rooster, each less than two miles away.
Things to Do in Grand Rapids
Watch tomorrow’s stars at the Van Andel Arena, home of Grand Rapids Griffins hockey games as well as the city’s best concerts. If you’re in town for a conference, we lie less than five miles from the DeVos Place convention center. Explore these attractions as well:
Craft Breweries – Known as Beer City, Grand Rapids is home to more breweries per square mile than anywhere else on the planet. Tour more than 40 breweries on the Beer City Ale Trail, including B.O.B.’s Brewery and Founders Brewing Co., and taste one-of-a-kind drafts. The world-class cuisine available at some of these breweries has also made the city a culinary hot spot.
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park – One of the most-visited art museums in the world, Meijer Gardens is just a block from the hotel. Admire a Picasso or Degas before heading outside to the sculpture collection, nestled among 30 acres of pristine gardens. Be sure to have lunch at Taste of the Gardens Café, a work of art itself.
Grand Rapids Public Museum – Ride a restored carousel from 1928, reach for the stars at the planetarium, and peruse the museum’s curious collections. A variety of interactive and educational exhibits lie just a seven-minute drive from the hotel.
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Plan Your Next Meeting or Event
Organize a conference or social gathering at the Country Inn & Suites, Grand Rapids East with our well-equipped meeting facilities and helpful staff. Cascade Hills Country Club, just four minutes away, hosts weddings and other special occasions, making our hotel the ideal place to prepare for the big day, host overnight guests or plan a reception.
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100% Non-Smoking Facility
Find Calm in the Zen-style Garden at Meijer Gardens
No matter what time of year you visit Grand Rapids, you can find something fascinating at the spectacular Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, offering year-round events and activities. When you stay at the Country Inn & Suites, you're just a block away from this popular attraction that features 158 acres of gardens and green space. You can spend the entire day browsing more than 200 works of art and exploring the park's highlights like a tree house village, an heirloom vegetable patch, a labyrinth, a storytelling garden, a Zen-style garden, a chrysanthemum wall, a rock quarry and an eight-acre Japanese garden. Whether you wander the paths on your own or take a guided tour, you can learn about the center’s extensive preservation work and discover botanical wonders.
Visit the gardens every day of the week, and stay later on Tuesday since the park is open until 9:00 p.m. Be sure to check online before you visit to see what seasonal attractions are available. If you're staying at our hotel during spring, don't miss the display of more than 7,000 colorful, tropical butterflies. In the summer, you can catch a live music performance in the outdoor atrium. Fall offers a vibrant showcase of chrysanthemums and fall foliage. Come winter, experience the holiday festival with 40 international Christmas trees and 300,000 lights.