We had a very late return flight and I hate to drive a couple of hours after landing in the dark. Usually in those situations we figure the cost of a hotel room into the plane ticket expense.
Husband had a Marriott night that was going to expire so he suggested we use it after our flight. Great idea!
We booked a studio suite at the Residence Inn. That allows daughter the couch to sleep on and we got our own bed around the corner.
Check in was very friendly and when asked provided a couple of pizza menus for the local area. We had not passed much beyond fast food on our drive from the airport. Pizza places usually have pasta for Daughter so everyone is happy.
The room was standard Residence Inn, like it that we always know what we are getting with them!
This room had a desk in the seating area and a table with two chairs.
And the standard queen bed and bathroom to the side.
With the design of these rooms we fell less on top of each other than in some hotel rooms. Usually we have all been together for a week and its nice to get a little space.
We arrived too late and tired to mess with the pool. We looked at it in the morning and it was the standard hotel pool.
More information here: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/grrri-residence-inn-grand-rapids-airport/
Rates are usually $10 9 for the studio rooms and two rooms are $169. We used a category 4 certificate for our stay.