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We went to Rhode Island to visit family last weekend and spent one night at the Hyatt Place Warwick Providence Airport (review from last year here) and a second at the Courtyard Providence Lincoln. The hotel was close to where we needed to be and we arrived late and left early. It was fine for the one-night stay even though it was being renovated.
Anthony’s Take: As noted, we arrived late and left early which meant that we spent limited time in the hotel. The staff we encountered were friendly and we did not use any of the amenities. The suite we stayed in was nominally more expensive than a room and was kind of a waste of space as furniture was limited. We’d stay here again for convenience (since it’s only 10 minutes from family), but didn’t think the hotel was anything exciting.
I booked a Suite, 1 King, Sofa bed on Marriott.com. The rate was $170 plus tax, which was only $9 more than booking a room. The hotel can be booked with Marriott Bonvoy® points (20,000-39,000 points per night) with rates varying since Marriott eliminated its award buckets.
Transportation to/from the Hotel
We rented a car and drove from the Hyatt Place Warwick Providence Airport. It’s 21.3 miles and took around 23 minutes to get between the hotels.
This hotel is located around nine miles from downtown Providence. There are stores and restaurants nearby and it’s not too far from Twin River Casino.
I arrived at the hotel around 11:00 PM and my suite was ready. The agent quietly printed my keys and confirmed that I wanted 1,000 points as a welcome amenity. She did not ask if I needed late checkout (I didn’t) and since I had booked a suite I knew that there were no further upgrades. The entire process took less than two minutes and I was on my way.
The lobby looks like it has been recently renovated. There are signs around the hotel informing guests about the ongoing renovations. We were there for just a Saturday night and did not encounter any construction noise.
The lobby has tons of seating and it was pretty empty during our limited visit. Someone was randomly playing Nintendo, but there was no one in the lobby playing (and no visible system).
More seating offered configurations for parties of all sizes.
The lobby also has a small cafe serving Starbucks.
The elevators were padded during our visit, but both were functional. The carpet and paint on our floor looked fresh.
The hallways were clean and recently refreshed.
Suite, 1 King, Sofa Bed (502)
There are 121 rooms and suites at the hotel.
The suite opened up into an oversized living room. It felt pretty empty and some more furniture is needed. The living room had a couch, chair, ottoman/table, desk, and TV.
The furniture looked new and was recently replaced as part of the renovation.
The table/desk below the TV had plenty of space for luggage and working.
A wet bar lined the one wall.
This housed a microwave.
A refrigerator was also found here.
A coffee maker, coffee, tea, and condiments were on the counter.
The bedroom was off of the living room. It also felt oversized and underfilled with furniture. It held a king-sized bed, night stands, a dresser, a TV, and a chair.
The chair was next to the windows.
A TV was mounted across from the bed above a dresser.
The bedroom closet held an iron and ironing board.
The bathroom was next door. It was tight for how large the living room and bedroom were. There was a vanity with a single sink, toilet, and glassed-in shower. All of the fixtures looked new.
A soap bar and lotion were on the counter.
The shower was spacious and the water pressure and temperature were both good.
Wall-mounted 39° brand shampoo, conditioner, and body wash were in the shower.
The toilet was next to the shower, but far enough away that there was space in this area of the bathroom.
Public Areas & Amenities
The Courtyard Providence Lincoln offers the lobby seating shown above, a fitness center, a pool, a small business center, a mini market near reception, the coffee bar in the lobby, and a washer and dryer for guest use.
The pool was located on the lobby level.
A washer and dryer were found near the elevators.
The fitness center was on the smaller side and located near the pool.
It included several cardio machines and some free weights.
Towels were provided, but there was no water.
The mini market offered snacks.
Soft drinks and beer were also for sale.
Overall Impression: The Courtyard Providence Lincoln worked well for us based on our visiting family nearby. The renovations to the hotel look good and should be finished soon.
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