121 East 8th Street, Holland, Michigan, United States
"Mostly four star with a couple of complaints. This seems like a relatively new hotel located in a perfect spot for enjoying Holland’s downtown area and easy driving distance to other attractions in the Holland area. The hotel is decorated with a modern vibe in the popular gold/gray theme with some touches of green and turquoise. I booked a room with a king bed. Roomy, with a seating area. My room had a balcony with two chairs and from the outside, it looks like all rooms have a balcony. The architect company they used did a couple of things that don’t make sense or have been done for liability purposes. The only outlet in the bathroom is nearly inaccessible (under the counter and far to the back), especially if you can’t bend over. I think it’s meant to not be noticed for fear someone may electrocute themselves being so close to water and all. And worse yet, there are no mirrors in the room anywhere near an outlet either. The best you can do is try to blow-dry your hair looking at your reflection in the TV. Fortunately, I have a hair dryer with a super long cord so I could plug into and outlet by the door and use the mirror on the closet. The other design flaw is the wee shelf under the TV and above the desk. A lot of people utilize the desk space to keep their suitcases in easy reach, especially when the whole family has one each, only with the shelf, you can’t keep the lid open on your suitcase. The beds are really comfortable and the pillow choice was nice. I’m guessing that the interior designer either decided a head board wasn’t necessary or pictured something much different than what is there or forgot about a headboard altogether. Two yellow foam rectangles in pillow cases laid at the top of the bed against the wall.is what you get. They work but it would have looked so much better to have an upholstered headboard or foam blocks with more than a pillow-case on them. It’s actually very unattractive. Hint: bring your own Keurig coffee. The stuff in the room is unpalatable or just so old that it’s degraded. And people who love being frozen will enjoy the AC throughout the building including the guest room. There’s a thermostat on the wall which was set at 68° when I arrived. I was able to up the temperature to 70° but that was it. I tried getting it warmer, but it automatically went back to 70°. I finally just turned it off. Anyway, those are small complaints and things that may only bother me so I’m giving this hotel four stars. The staff was very pleasant and check-in and out were very efficient. Lots of parking too. And the location is unbeatable. Holland has one of the best shopping districts in the US with lots of restaurants, cafes, boutiques and more."
"1 night stay on February 15th in Room 421 for mini “staycation” and we loved our stay. Very clean, very large room. We booked a balcony room and the balcony was very nice with a pleasant view of 8th Street. The hotel is located at the east end of Holland’s very fun downtown. The gentlemen who was FBD front desk manager was very helpful and asked if we had dinner plans or if we needed help. He also graciously accommodated a special request. The bathroom had a very nice, very clean shower. The beds were very comfortable. We also used the pool the next day with a hot tub that had outside/inside seating. The pool was a good size and like bath water. Wonderful stay! Thank you! Paul & Erin S."
"Very conveniently located at bars restaurants and shops downtown. Felt very safe (c19) and had the balcony room so no aircon needed. Had room 229 closest to downtown area next to water fountain. Great to enjoy a beer on the balcony and finish the evening with a fresh beer from New Holland. Thumbs up!"