My stay at the J.W. Marriott in Grand Rapids was the first time I had stayed in one of the J.W. hotels. The hotel was one of the nicest new hotels I have ever stayed. I had a "river view" room and the view at night was lovely.
The room was excellent (loved the shower) and the service extremely good. I am going back for another stay later this year.
Also, the Gerald Ford Museum is very close and well worth the time we spent visiting the museum.
I LOVED the JW as well--and the showers! I only have Silver status, which is usually ignored at Marriotts. I didn't actually receive an upgrade, although we did have a corner room overlooking the river. Beautiful!