Housing Options

Housing Options

Families from out of the area often ask for recommendations for places to stay in the Grand Rapids area while their child is attending the Conductive Learning Center. We provide the housing options listed below because they are close to the Conductive Learning Center, guest-centered, competitive in cost for their type of facility, and located in good surroundings.
Updated March 2017. Prices subject to change.

Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan

1323 Cedar Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-1326
(616) 776-1300 or (800) 776-4891

  • $0-$25/night
  • Community kitchen
  • Fully accessible

A 17-bedroom large farmhouse-like facility with five acres of rolling green lawn. Has a large kitchen, dining room, laundry, playroom, deck, toddler play yard and lighted walking paths in a quiet neighborhood. No one is ever turned away because of inability to pay however there is a maximum of 3 CLC families per session for school year and 4 CLC families for summer camp allowed. These rooms will be allotted on a first come, first serve basis upon acceptance to the CLC program. A fee of $25 per day is suggested when possible.

Parent insight:  Rooms updated in 2016.  Different organizations bring in dinners on most nights/weekends.  You have a space in the fridge for your items. There is also a stocked community pantry/fridge/freezer accessible to you.  There are washers and dryers in the basement available.  Facility is fully accessible, including some bathrooms. Rooms have various bed configurations (2 twins, 2 doubles, 1 double) with bathrooms attached to each room. Various passes to YCMA, Frederick-Meijer Gardens, Children’s museum, etc.) Rec/playroom room in basement with TV, gaming systems, pool table, and foosball table.  Food is only allowed in the common areas, water only is allowed in the bedroom.

 

Country Inn and Suites by Carlson

3251 Deposit Drive
Grand Rapids, MI 49545
(616) 942-7000

  • $70/night
  • Mini fridge, microwave
  • Limited roll-in shower accessibility

The Country Inn & Suites East is conveniently located off Hwy 96 at exit 38, less than 10 minutes from the Learning Center.  We are happy to offer a tax-free extended stay rate of $70 for families staying a minimum of 30-days and ask for the first 30-days payment at check-in ($2100).  For families staying less than 30 days but at least 3 weeks we can offer a rate of $79.99 plus tax per night and ask for a $1500 deposit at check-in that will be applied towards your final receipt.  Each room includes:

  • 1 king bed or 2 queen beds (suites will always be provided when available)
  • please inquire with hotel if you require accessible rooms
  • complimentary hot & cold breakfast buffet each morning
  • coffee & cookies available in our lobby 24hrs a day
  • complimentary USA Today & WSJ available at the front desk
  • fridge & microwave in every room
  • access to our indoor pool, hot tub, & fitness center
  • access to our coin-operated laundry & game rooms
  • wireless internet throughout the hotel

We are one of the top guest-rated hotels in Grand Rapids, please check us out on Trip Advisor!  To book your room please contact:

Jacob Cohen, Group & Meeting Room Sales Coordinator
Direct: (616) 464-7271
Front Desk: (616) 942-7000

Email: eastcountrygroups@gmail.com

Parent insight:  Indoor pool and hot tub.  Very well maintained and clean older facility with welcoming staff.  Rooms are a good size. Kitchen is limited to a microwave and fridge. There is a door that separates the bedroom and living area. Standard rooms would be difficult to navigate with a wheelchair. Laundry area available.

 

Homewood Suites

3920 Stahl Dr.
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 285-7100

  • $104/night
  • Fridge, sink, microwave, stove top in all rooms, with oven in 2 bedroom units
  • Fully accessible

Rates are $109 per night for a One Bedroom Suite, and Two Bedroom Suites are $159 per night for 12-29 nights.  Prices are $104 and $154, respectively, for a stay of 30 or more nights.

Every spacious suite features all the comforts of home with plenty of amenities. Sales tax is refunded for stays of 30 days or longer. Travelers will earn 10 Hilton Honors Points for every $1 spent.

  • manager’s reception with light meal Monday – Thursday
  • daily hot breakfast
  • indoor pool
  • exercise room
  • business center
  • high-speed wireless internet

Parent insight:  Monday through Thursday evening social meals are light.  Soup and salad each night, with other rotating meals of sliders, pasta, Greek, and Vietnamese. Indoor pool and hot tub is nice. Two washers and dryers on the second floor. Staff is friendly and accommodating.  Cleaning staff is friendly and do a nice job.  Nice full kitchen, but ovens are only included in the two bedroom suites. Rooms renovated in 2014, Bathrooms renovated in 2017.

 

Prince Conference Center of Calvin College

1800 East Beltline SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Call (866) 526-7200 and ask for Justin Jackson, Manager, or call him directly at (616) 526-0101

  • $84/night
  • Mini fridge, sink, counter, microwave
  • 1 suite is accessible with a roll in shower

The Prince Center serves a variety of needs—from hosting meetings and retreats to providing overnight accommodations for parents, visitors, and business travelers. You’ll find the atmosphere casual and relaxing with many windows to take in the wooded view, two cozy fireplaces, a patio overlooking the nature preserve and a baby grand piano. King and queen suites are available with a mini kitchenette and larger living area. Guest amenities include: complimentary deluxe continental breakfast with a selection of cold and hot items, on-site fitness center and access to Calvin College’s Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex (limited hours and access), guest laundry facilities (washer/dryer), and more. Fieldhouse includes an Olympic sized swimming pool, climbing wall, and a state of the art fitness center.  There is also disc golf along the nature preserve.  A discounted rate starting at $84/night is available for a reservation of 2-4 weeks according to availability.

Parent insight:  A very pleasant, calm, clean atmosphere with friendly staff.  A bit off the main road, so there is no traffic.  A large nature preserve is located directly behind the hotel and available for your use.  There is lots to do for families as listed above. Nice breakfast with a large eating area.  There are usually pastries left out throughout the day.  No dinner provided, kitchens are small and without a stovetop. Laundry area available.

 

Residence Inn Grand Rapids Airport

4443 28th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
(616) 285-1280

  • $115/night
  • Fridge, sink, microwave, stove top, select rooms include an oven
  • Fully accessible

Studio suites start at $95 per night, one-bedroom executive suites are $115 and our two bedroom suites are $155 per night

When you need to travel to Grand Rapids, you can always settle in at the brand new Residence Inn by Marriott Grand Rapids Airport hotel. With spacious suites and lots of amenities, there are plenty of options to help you protect your budget while feeling relaxed and energized.

  • evening social
  • hot breakfast
  • grocery shopping services
  • high- speed wireless internet
  • indoor pool
  • 24- hour laundry capabilities

Guests of the Conductive Learning Center receive pre-arrival concierge services and $10 in quarters upon arrival to use for on-site laundry during their stay.

Parent insight:  Beautiful new facility.  Rooms are spacious.  Staff is nice.  Indoor pool with hot tub.  Monday through Wednesday evening social.  Full kitchens are nice.  Some kitchens have ovens, be sure to request one.  Some rooms are larger than others, be sure to request it.  The dining table in non-accessible rooms are higher than a standard table and would not be able to be used with a wheelchair. Laundry area available.

 

Staybridge Suites

3000 Lake East Book Blvd
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
(616) 464-3200

  • $74/night Oct. 1 – March 31
  • $89/night April 1 – Sept. 30
  • Fridge, microwave, stove top, sink, counter
  • Roll-in showers

Rooms

Each one of our handicap accessible rooms offers ample cupboard space and plenty of privacy. In the kitchen area you’ll find a full sized refrigerator to store all your groceries, electric stove top to cook delicious meals, full sized dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker and dishes and pots, pans and silver wear to enjoy your meals. In the living space you will find a pull out sofa and TV so you can have guests stay the night while they enjoy their favorite TV shows.

Separating the living space from the bedroom will be a door for increased privacy. Through those doors you will find a comfy and spacious Queen sized bed. Along with a TV, closet space and dresser for extra storage. Each room also includes access to free Wi-Fi and HBO channels, while also providing a DVD player for movies and Ethernet hook up for desktops.

We offer two different types of bathrooms for our accessible rooms, one will have a roll in shower with bars, to allow wheelchair access in the shower. The other will include a bathtub with bars and shower seat. Both bathrooms offer hand held, removable shower heads and plenty of space for a wheelchair and assistance.

Amenities

Spending a lot of time in your room can get boring, that’s why we offer other amenities, free of charge. Michigan summers can get hot, that is why during the summer months our beautiful outdoor pool is open to all of our guests, and their friends. We also provide outdoor seating and grills so you can invite your friends over and have a nice gathering with great food. There is also a business center in which you can surf the web if you wish. During the colder months our lobby area has plenty of chairs and gathering space in which you can hosts friends. They will be greeted by a warm, welcoming environment with plenty of lighting and a cozy fireplace by which to keep warm. We also offer a 24 hour work out facility for all guests, so you can stay in great shape and build your strength up.

Extra Guests Perks

Some other perks we offer to our guests include our 24 hour laundry facility. Our complimentary, updated front load washers and dryers will save you time and money. You would only need to provide your own detergent.

Another wonderful feature is our great breakfast bar, offered 7 days a week, complimentary to all guests. Each day you’ll be provided with eggs, a delicious breakfast meat, fresh fruits, a variety of cereals and breads of which to choose from, tasty fruit juices and the option of making a golden brown waffle; among many other tasty choices.

You won’t need to worry about dinner either, because on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday we provide a complimentary dinner to all of our guests. Each day you will also be provided with a colorful salad bar with plenty of options including; tomatoes, cucumbers, mushrooms, croutons and an array of salad dressings. Meals can include: Pasta nights, Taco Tuesdays, and during the summer we provide Wednesday Grill Nights; where we grill favorites such as, hot dogs, burgers, and chicken breasts.

All of these features, combined with the home like feel of the rooms, common areas and the staff that will work tirelessly to make sure your stay is wonderful, make the Staybridge Suites feel like your home away from home. We hope that we are able to accommodate you and families, and we would love to welcome you to come stay with ours.

  • evening reception held Monday through Wednesday
  • daily full breakfast buffet
  • high-speed wireless Internet
  • 24-hour laundry capabilities
  • area / airport shuttle based on availability
  • outdoor pool

Parent insight: Outdoor pool only.  Quieter hotel, with convenient location off 28th street.  Though the property is slightly older, the rooms are clean.  Sleeping and living area are separated by a door. Nice kitchen, but no oven. Laundry area is available 24 hours a day, and onsite fitness center.  Property is scheduled for a full renovation in the coming year (2017).  Clicking the link above will take you to the CLC negotiated rate page.

 

Other Accomodations

*Some families have found rentals using Airbnb.

*Other families have found stays in furnished apartments such as River Oaks in Kentwood, and Woodland Creek Apartments in Kentwood.

To provide opportunities for preschool and school age children with motor challenges to achieve optimal physical, cognitive and social independence through the application and promotion of conductive education principles.CLC is a 501(C)3 Organization