There are a wide range of lodging options located within two miles of Calvin University’s campus.

We have negotiated special rates for 2018 Festival attendees at each of the hotels listed below. To receive these rates you need to mention the Festival of Faith & Writing when you call to make your reservation. Rates exclude taxes and fees. Please note the reservation deadlines for group rates for each hotel.

Note: a number of hotels located on the East Beltline or near the intersection of 28th Street and the East Beltline appear on maps to be just a short walk from campus. However, these are not pedestrian-friendly roadways—no continuous sidewalks run alongside them—so we do not recommend planning to walk to or from campus.

We will offer limited shuttle service to and from the hotels with which we have negotiated group rates.

Comfort Inn
4155 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Delta Hotels Grand Rapids Airport
3333 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
$109.00 per night plus taxes and fees (king or two queen)
Reserve no later than March 11, 2018.

Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham
2701 East Beltline Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Wyndham Garden Grand Rapids Airport
4495 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
$79.00 per night plus taxes and fees (king or two double)
Reserve no later than March 15, 2018.

Local Bed & Breakfasts

Grand Rapids has numerous B&Bs that offer a relaxing stay in quiet neighborhoods within a short distance of Festival. We have not contracted any group rates for these accommodations, but options include:


Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone or tablet. There are more Airbnb hosts in Grand Rapids each day, and there are various options nearby, some within walking or biking distance.

Student Housing

Limited, low-cost housing on the campus of Calvin University will be available to visiting high school and college students. Student housing requests are now closed for 2018.