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Welcome to Grand Rapids

Just 30 miles from the coast of Lake Michigan, Grand Rapids combines the charm of a close-knit small town with the hustle and bustle of a bigger city. A historic furniture-manufacturing center, Grand Rapids is home to some of the world's leading office furniture companies, earning it the nickname Furniture City. More recently, the city itself has become synonymous with the growing craft beer scene, having been named Beer City USA with more than 30 craft breweries in the greater metropolitan area.

Home to world-renowned art, museums, and cultural sites, downtown Grand Rapids is a central hub for five-star restaurants, serving everything from farm-to-table favorites made with Michigan-grown ingredients, to authentic Spanish, Italian, French cuisines, and so much more.

Grand Rapids is easily accessible by air, ferry, car, bus and train. If you choose to drive, two convenient, major expressways can be used to reach the city: US-131 and I-96/I-196.

Book your stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites

Conveniently located within driving distance of our training facility at The Foundry, the Hampton Inn is just of I-96 and a great location for your stay here in Grand Rapids.

As a preferred hotel of The Foundry, students have access to our Group Rate starting at $144/night. CLICK HERE to make your reservation, or mention Ferris Coffee & Nut when making your reservation over the phone.

Book your stay at the downtown Grand Rapids Holiday Inn

Ideally positioned in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, and just walking distance from our training facility at The Foundry, this hotel's property allows guests easy access to cultural sites, including Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) and Gerald Ford Presidential Museum while offering complimentary parking. Nearby entertainment venues like Van Andel Arena feature hockey games and big-name performers, while John Ball Park Zoo ensures family fun.

As a preferred hotel of The Foundry, students have access to our Group Rate starting at $134/night. CLICK HERE to make your reservation, or mention Ferris Coffee & Nut when making your reservation over the phone.




Discover more of what you can see, do, eat, and drink during your stay in Grand Rapids by visiting Experience Grand Rapids.