Grand Rapids Airport Hotels

by Sandy Mitchell

Gerald R. Ford International Airport is 20 miles southeast of Grand Rapids, Michigan. As of 2010, the facility is served by eight airlines, offering more than 120 non-stop flights each day. In 2009, the airport handled nearly 2 million passengers. There are several hotels within a five-mile radius of the airport, including four that are exactly two miles away, making them the nearest accommodations.

Hilton Grand Rapids Airport

The AAA three-diamond Hilton Grand Rapids Airport offers 226 guest rooms and suites, all with complimentary wireless Internet and video games on the television console. In addition, the property is home to Spinnaker Restaurant, which specializes in fresh seafood, an outdoor swimming pool, a 24-hour business center and a fitness room. Outdoor parking at the Hilton is free and the hotel operates a complimentary guest shuttle to and from the airport.

Clarion Inn and Suites Airport

The 106-room Clarion Inn and Suites also provides a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport as well as one to points within a five-mile radius. All guest rooms at the Clarion Inn have wireless Internet access, 32-inch flat-screen television sets, microwave ovens and small refrigerators. Some units also have hot tubs and full kitchens. Complimentary coffee is served in the lobby 24 hours a day and guests are invited to a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning. Although the property does not have a full-service restaurant, the Clarion is within walking distance of several eateries, including Longhorn Steakhouse and Arby's.

Sleep Inn Grand Rapids Airport

The 78-room, three-story Sleep Inn is the most economical of the hotels near Grand Rapids airport. All guest rooms have free wireless Internet, microwave ovens and refrigerators; some also have whirlpool bathtubs. The Sleep Inn runs a free shuttle to and from the airport and to points within a three-mile radius of the hotel. It also serves a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning. Facilities at the Sleep Inn include a 24-hour guest laundry and indoor swimming pool.

Springhill Suites Airport

The all-suite Springhill Suites is ideal for visitors staying more than a couple of days near the Grand Rapids airport. Each of the three-story property's 76 suites features a separate living area, bedroom and pantry with a microwave oven, refrigerator and silverware. In addition, all guest suites are smoke-free and have free wireless Internet. The Springhill Suites offers free parking but does not have an airport shuttle. Guests can take advantage of the hotel's indoor swimming pool, fitness center and free breakfast buffet.

About the Author

Sandy Mitchell is an Ohio-based writer, blogger and editor. She writes for "The Better Drink" and other online publications. Before devoting herself full-time to writing, Mitchell was a travel agent and cruise school instructor for 18 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Bowling Green State University.