Safety Measures & Precautions

The health and safety of our associates and guests is a top priority. As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we are actively monitoring guidance provided by public health officials, and we want to assure our visitors that additional sanitary measures are in place to maintain a healthy environment and limit the spread of germs. In addition to our regular and very thorough cleaning procedures, we are currently taking extra precautions, including:

  • Housekeeping is using EcoLab Peroxide Cleaner and Disinfectant Spray on all surfaces that guests or employees might touch in common areas, including the front desk, guest elevators, lobby restrooms, stairwell handrails and more.
  • Inside guest rooms, we are using EcoLab Peroxide Cleaner and Disinfectant Spray and always change to new, clean rags between rooms.
  • All high touch surfaces are being cleaned and disinfected several times throughout the day in guest corridors.
  • Guest check-in reception area is being cleaned every 30 minutes including all counters, pens, phones, and PIN pads.

We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you soon!

Caffeine Kick


Grand Rapids is well known our locally made beer, however the coffee scene is becoming increasingly prominent as new  shops appear around the city. From artisan pour overs to the classic cappuccino, our local coffee spots will appease first time coffee-drinkers to expert caffeine fiends.

We have gathered some of our favorite coffee shops in town and condensed them into a list to help you find your favorite spot!

For Art Lovers


  • PaLatte Coffee - This coffee shop has more than lattes and brewed coffee as local artists line their art across the walls to create a gallery. 
  • Local Mocha Coffee- While you sip your coffee in this mom and pop shop, enjoy the local art for sale on each wall. 

For Late Night Studying


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  • The Lantern Coffee Bar & Lounge - Step down one floor upon grabbing your coffee into the cozy 'basement'. This spot is great whether you are a student completing a paper or diving into a new book.

(For Even Later Night Studying)


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For Those Looking For a Twist


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  • Mayan Buzz Cafe -  Neighboring the Tin Can Bar, this cafe has a big screen to watch sports on, numerous stocked book shelves, various board games and (of course) lots of coffee. 
  • Squibb Coffee & Wine Bar - Experience the best of both worlds at this coffee and wine bar.
  • Outside Coffee Co. - If you have ever wondered what it would be like to drink coffee inside a geo dome- look no further. The Outdoor Coffee Co. serves drinks outdoors. If the weather is chilly, do not worry, these geo domes are heated.


For Meetings

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  • Roots Brew Shop - Scattered with business professionals and early risers, this coffee shop is the ideal location to meet over a cup of coffee and browse the potted succulents on each table.
  • Lyon Street Cafe - Lyon Street Cafe provides a rotating deli and pastry menu, specifically crafted to accompany coffee and other warm brews.  
  • The Sparrows Coffee, Tea, Newsstand - Located in the historic East Hills neighborhood, The Sparrows is a social spot for crafted coffee, organic tea and the latest newspaper.


For The Memory


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  • Stovetop Coffee Roasters Cafe - This  modern coffee shop recently opened. It is a quick drive down Fulton Street and features housemade coffee blends. 
  • Madcap Coffee Co. - Madcap Coffee Co. recently gained popularity in Grand Rapids, opening three locations in the surrounding area. Local favorite coffee blends include the 'Six one Six' and the 'Lake Effect'.

We hope this local guide fits your caffeine needs. When you stop by the front desk, let us know what local coffee you warmed up with this season. 

-The Holiday Inn Team