- Free daily continental breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free self-parking
- Weekly rates available
- Coffeemakers with free tea and coffee in rooms
- No fitness center
- No pool
- Motel-like decor feels dated
No frills, but no high price tags either
While technically a hotel, Days Inn has a motel-feel to it. The windows in the rooms open up to hallways (which face the parking lot), so unless you feel like keeping the drapes open and letting everyone that walks by in on your business, you’ll have to make do without natural light. The patterns on the drapes, bedspreads, and carpets are mismatched, and seem like they were left over from the 1980s. The room rates can be extremely cheap, and with its proximity to major sporting events and Providence, Days Inn is convenient. Route 95 runs near the hotel (you can’t hear the traffic) as does the commuter rail from Boston to Providence (you can hear this when it rolls through, as well as Amtrak trains). As long as other guests are quiet and peaceful, it’s actually quite quiet in the rooms -- however, there have been noise complaints about some rowdy guests in the past. Cheap rates can sometimes attract that kind of problem.
There is also a free continental breakfast offered daily in the hotel’s dining room. All the basic fare is there -- cereal, juice, coffee, and pastries. Guests can pick up a free copy of the newspaper on their way out, too.
7 miles from downtown Providence
While it’s actually located in a suburb of Providence (technically in Massachusetts), Attleboro is just a quick drive to downtown Providence. Plus, by staying outside of the city, you can enjoy room rates that are much cheaper. Attleboro itself isn’t exactly a tourist destination, and to be honest, parts of it can seem a downright sketchy at night. But chances are, this is just a place to stay for the night after exploring all the other areas nearby.
On the way into Providence, you’ll pass right by Pawtucket -- baseball fans will already know this, but Pawtucket is home to the Red Sox minor league team (Pawtucket Red Sox, or PawSox as they are called). Head in the other direction and you can catch the Patriots play at Gillette Stadium. Or if music is your thing, the Comcast Center (formerly known as Great Woods and the Tweeter Center) is close by, as well. As for restaurants -- take a right out of the parking lot and you’ll find restaurants in every plaza down the road.
Motel-like rooms with dated decor, although microwaves and mini-frdges are a bonus
What can be said about a budget-chain hotel’s rooms? They’re everything you’d expect -- dated decor with flowery printed bedspreads and drapes that don’t match, tired-looking furnishings and wallpaper, and old tube TVs. However, the beds are comfortable enough, there is air-conditioning (which works as great white noise when the trains are running behind the hotel), and a decent-sized television that gets all the major cable channels (with HBO). Plus, 75 percent of the rooms have microwaves and mini-fridges, which is a nice touch for those who don’t want to have to eat every meal out at one of the area’s many restaurants.
The free breakfast is basic, but does the job
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