Providence Marriott Downtown Rating: 3.5 Pearls
For families and business travelers who want offerings beyond the basics in their mid-range hotel chain, the Marriott Providence Downtown has more than most -- free parking, a variety of bonuses (spa, indoor/outdoor pool, fitness center, restaurant and bars, and business center), and comfortable rooms with nice modern features (flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi). The price is slightly steeper than at the nearby Courtyard by Marriott Downtown, but that hotel's features offering isn't nearly as complete.
Courtyard by Marriott Providence Downtown Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Courtyard Providence Downtown is a mid-range chain hotel in a prime -- you guessed it -- downtown Providence location. It's not a luxury boutique, but sometimes you just want a dependable hotel where you know you'll have a clean, comfortable bed (room decor isn't bad either) at a reasonable rate. The the free Wi-Fi, on-site Bistro restaurant, and the many business center services are great for business travelers.
Sheraton Providence Airport Hotel Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Sheraton Providence Airport, located only a quarter mile from T.F. Green, is a convenient option for travelers who need to be by the airport. The guest rooms are comfortable and clean -- important for any business traveler -- and there's free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Bluefire Restaurant and Lounge, and the Link@Sheraton lobby featuring computer stations with free Internet, are nice additions. The on-site fitness center has modern equipment, and the hotel provides free shuttle to nearby spots (including the airport). Though some business travelers may prefer to be downtown, the Sheraton ranks higher than the Hampton Inn for its higher quality rooms.
Hampton Inn & Suites Providence Downtown Rating: 2.5 Pearls
It may be a chain hotel, but Hampton Inn & Suites Providence Downtown still has personality and character, thanks in part to its historic building. With a free daily breakfast, free shuttle service to the airport and train station, a 24-hour business center with extensive services, modern features (including flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and a fully equipped fitness center), and a central location in downtown Providence, you'll get a lot of bang for your buck here -- especially if you're traveling on business.