Courtyard by Marriott Providence Downtown
Catering to business travelers and convention-goers.
Many hotels dedicated to corporate travelers are sadly sterile in style. Not so this one. For starters, the brick exterior is quite pretty. And the newness of the interior makes it fresh and friendly. Attendees of events at the adjacent Rhode Island Convention Center make up the bulk of the clientele here. This hotel offers reasonable rates for travelers who can't do without the facilities and services of their offices back home. The 216 guest rooms are equipped with work desks, a pair of two-line phones and free high-speed Internet access, as well as basics such as hair dryers and coffee makers. Four meeting rooms include an Executive Boardroom for 12. There is a pleasant indoor pool area and fitness center. Free coffee is on offer in the lobby, and breakfast is available in the Courtyard Café. While there isn't full-service dining onsite, the hotel is within walking distance of many of the area's acclaimed restaurants.