We'll be staying in Providence for on a Sunday night in March to visit Brown on a Monday morning. We are considering staying at either an airport hotel or the Hampton Inn in Seekonk to get a rate lower than downtown rates and to avoid a $25 a day parking fee with our rental car. However, never having been to Providence, I don't know how bad your rush hour is on a Monday morning and if it would be worth staying downtown to avoid it.
1. Is either location better in terms of getting to Brown Monday morning, traffic-wise?
2. How much time should we allocate for getting to Brown during rush hour on a Monday from each location?
3. Should we stay downtown instead just to avoid rush hour? We'll be getting in too late to enjoy the city on Sunday. We'll be saving that for a future trip.
Thanks so much for the help!