Laker Leadership Programs
Directions to Allendale, Parking, & Hotel Information
Directions to the Allendale Campus
From Holland: US-31 North to M-45 (Lake Michigan Drive). Turn right (east) on M-45 and go approximately 12 miles to GVSU entrance. Approximately 25 miles from Holland.
From Muskegon: I-96 East to Coopersville (Exit 16). Turn left on 68th Avenue and go approximately six miles. Turn left (East) on M-45 (Lake Michigan Drive) and approximately three miles to the GVSU entrance. Approximately 35 miles from Muskegon.
From Detroit/Lansing: I-96 West to I-196 West (Gerald R. Ford Freeway) through downtown Grand Rapids to Lake Michigan Drive, Exit #75 (M-45). Take Lake Michigan Drive (M-45) approximately 10 miles to campus. Detroit is approximately 170 miles from GVSU. Lansing is approximately 83 miles from GVSU.
From Kalamazoo: US-131 North to the Holland/I-196 West(Gerald R. Ford Freeway). Exit westbound on I-196 to the Lake Michigan Drive, Exit #75. Follow Lake Michigan Drive (M-45) west approximately 10 miles to the main campus entrance. Kalamazoo is approximately 59 miles from GVSU.
From Northern Michigan: US-131 South to I-196 West. I-196 west to Lake Michigan Drive, Exit #75 (M-45). Take M-45 approximately 10 miles to campus. Traverse City is approximately 150 miles from GVSU.
From Chicago: I-94 East to I-196/US-31 (Exit 34) at Benton Harbor. Take I-196 toward Grand Rapids. Take US-31, (Exit 44), North to M-45 (Lake Michigan Drive). Turn right (East) on M-45 and go approximately 12 miles to the entrance of GVSU. Approximately 169 miles from Chicago. PLEASE NOTE: Michigan is one hour ahead of Illinois.
For Parking Information, Please see the link below the above picture
The Sleep Inn is the closest hotel to GVSU's Allendale Campus, located two blocks west. Please note that this hotel is not within walking distance to the location of Leadership Summit (the Kirkhof Center). Please note that Leadership Summit has not reserved a block of rooms at this hotel for the conference.
4869 Becker Drive
Allendale, MI 49401
Phone: (616) 892-8000
Fax: (616) 892-8020
This new facility features spacious guestrooms as well as suites. The shores of Lake Michigan with its great beaches and fishing are only a 15 minute drive from the hotel. Located off Lake Michigan Drive, just west of the main Allendale campus entrance, the hotel is only two blocks from the university.
Amenities: Indoor Pool / Exercise Facility / Complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast / Whirlpool Rooms / Suites available / Pets Accepted
4520 Kenowa Ave. SW
Grandville, MI 49418
$79+tax/per room/per night
Ask for GV discount!
Grand Rapids Holiday Inn:
310 Pearl Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
$99+tax/per night/per room
Ask for GV discount!
Page last modified February 13, 2012