We booked this hotel due it it proximity to Bellingham, MA where we had to attend a function. We stopped by the front desk earlier in the week and make our reservation.
When we checked in on the weekend of our reservation, the front desk clerk appeared to be under training, but the trainer or supervisor helped check us in. Both were very pleasant and helpful. The trainer saw that we were non-smokers and were booked into a non-smoking room on the 5th floor, but she mentioned that she will change our floor so that we won't be exposed to any cigarette smoke that may occur in the hallway. So we were instantly booked to a non-smoking room on the 2nd floor. I thought that was a very nice gesture which saved us from any potential issues, and I was very pleased.
The hotel was nice and clean, breakfast was good, although we showed up at the end of the breakfast period, and just made it and got enough food to start our day. I have read other reviews mentioning thin walls (noisy). I don't agree on that matter exactly, but I have people in their rooms talking as I passed their door. The doors seem to not muffle sound well, but otherwise I thought the place (our room) was quiet. The pool water was very warm and I wished we had the time to enjoy it, but the function in a nearby town kept us away. Next time I am looking forward to use the pool, and we will use that hotel again.
There is an eating establishment located across the parking lot called the "Patriot Diner" which provides food 24 hours a day. I don't thing they are related to the hotel, but it is certainly a plus to the hotel to have it there. We have eaten there many times in the past as we drive through the area, and the fact that we used the hotel made it super convenient . Food is always good, but the food orders are sometimes slow if there are a large number of people dropping by. We have on occasions been responsible for that a few times by suddenly showing up with 15 - 20 people and ordering a midnight breakfast for our group. A side note, they put us in the back area away from the regular booths and counter stools, so others can enjoy the diner.
So the hotel has a great deal of plus factors: location was good for nearby Bellingham, MA, friendly helpful staff, clean rooms, warm pool, nearby restaurant that I enjoyed using, and the hotel breakfast had a good selection and was very good. As mentioned before, I will use this hotel again in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Express Providence- Woonsocket. At the heart of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Conference Center is perfectly suited to serve both the corporate and leisure traveler. Our 88 guest rooms and suites offer all the latest in hotel amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Work out in our fitness center and relax in the indoor pool and whirlpool, after a great night's sleep, start your day off right and enjoy our complimentary Smart Start Breakfast Bar. If a meeting or special event is on your mind, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Conference Center offers 4000 square feet of flexible meeting space to satisfy your every need. Only 11 miles Northwest of Providence, 8 miles from Bryant University, and 1 mile from Highland Industrial Park, where CVS, Hanna Instruments, Retail Store Systems, Alesis Numark and Ikon Office Solutions are located. Our central location in New England conveniently serves the year round traveler. ... more less
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