This is one of the nicer Marriott hotels I've stayed in, and I definitely was not expecting such a big hotel in relatively smaller city. I was unexpectedly greeted upon arrival with an invite to the manager's hors d'oeuvres reception and also was able to redeem some of my Marriott rewards points with a free appetizer. After a long trip getting there, I immediately call in for my free appetizer in the form of room service and got the baby clams -- it was surprisingly delicious and a large portion of it at that. I had a couple of hours to kill so I took up the offer on the free shuttle, and went to the quaint area by Brown University per the front desk's suggestion. I went to the manager reception later that evening as well as breakfast the next day, and both were amazing in their options and quality of food/drink offered. The hotel also has a large gym and salon (that offers everything from hair to nails and was quite busy). The only thing that makes me give it a 4 is that I got contradicting information about whether or not the shuttle went to the Medical Center I needed to get to the next morning, so they got me a cab. But when I got there, another interview candidate told me they were also staying at the same Marriott and just took the free shuttle (?). And also, the manager at the reception/breakfast was for some reason greeting everyone but me when walking in, which was a big peculiar. Other than those two incidents, it really was an impressive place to stay and get a good night's rest for a business trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Resort-style atmosphere hotel located in downtown Providence. Situated near the state capital, I-95 and historic East Side. Free parking, connected indoor/outdoor pools. Outdoor lounge, AQUA(seasonal),voted Best Hotel for Pool Lovers by Yankee Magazine. Award-winning Bluefin Grille open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Inclusive overnight packages available - Twin River Casino Package, Ultimate Dining Escape, Family Splash Package, Romance packages, Martinis & Manicures spa package, Golf Challenge , etc Full-service G Salon & Spa and golf privileges at private golf course. Completely renovated lobby - New Marriott Greatroom - and all new meeting space and ballrooms. Complimentary wireless and shuttle service (by reservation). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Providence Marriott Downtown Hotel Providence
- Marriott Providence