Downtown Grand Rapids is undergoing a Renaissance. Founded as a trading post in the 1820s, the City was incorporated in 1850 and grew steadily through the latter half of the 19th century, eventually becoming America’s “Furniture City”.

Over the past decade, with the addition of the DeVos Place Convention center, dozens of restaurants, bars and shops and an outdoor amphitheater, the central city has become an entertainment, financial and health services hub for the region. 

Downtown Grand Rapids Hotels


Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
187 Monroe Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
PH: (616) 774-2000, (800) 253-3590
FX: (616) 776-6496
Directly south of DeVos Performance Hall/DeVos Place®, connected by skywalk.

JW Marriott Grand Rapids
235 Louis St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
PH: (616) 242-1500
South of DeVos Performance Hall/DeVos Place®,access by skywalk through the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.

Courtyard by Marriott
11 Monroe Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
PH: (616) 242-6000, (800) 321-2211
FX: (616) 242-6605
Connected by skywalk to DeVos Place®.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown

161 Ottawa Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
PH: (616) 451-2300
FX: (616) 451-2323

Downtown Grand Rapids Restaurants

Beverages and refreshments are available in the Keeler Lobby at DeVos Performance Hall before the concert and during intermission. There are also many restaurants nearby, ranging in price, but all excellent choices depending on the type of fare you desire.

If you would like to dine in a restaurant before the concert, we suggest making reservations at least 1-1/2 hours before the concert. Some restaurants even cater to the concert crowd, offering specials and extra fast service.

For a full list of Grand Rapids restaurants, visit the Experience Grand Rapids website.