Amway Grand Plaza
187 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Grand Rapids is located on Michigan’s west side, about halfway between Detroit and Chicago. It is easily accessible via major freeways, the Gerald R. Ford International Airport, and Amtrak trains.


By Air

Gerald R. Ford International Airport (KGRR) is 15 miles southeast of the downtown district. It features nonstop routes to most major cities on the East Coast via major carriers including Delta, American Airlines, Southwest, and United. The Amway Grand Plaza hotel does not feature an airport shuttle, but there are various taxi and car-share services available (listed here).

By Car

Grand Rapids is located at the junction of the I-96, I-196, and US-131 freeways. It is approximately 2 hours from Detroit, 3 hours from Chicago, and 4 hours from Indianapolis.

  • From the west… Take I-94 E to US-131 N. Continue on US-131 N to Exit 84B: US-131 BUS/Downtown
  • From the east… Take I-96 W towards Lansing, Grand Rapids. Take the left fork onto I-196 W for Downtown Gd Rapids/Holland/G. R. Ford Fwy. Use the left lane to take exit 77B to merge onto US-131 S towards Kalamazoo. Then take exit 85A for Market Ave.

By Train

Amtrak offers direct services from Chicago, Illinois, on its Pere Marquette route once daily for a great value. There is also a connection thru-way service that stops in Kalamazoo, Michigan, that is offered three times daily via the Wolverine line.