Waze or maps.google.com is probably the best resource for finding the best way to get from anywhere to the hotel on the ground.
T. F. Green Airport (airport code PVD) is serviced by Southwest, American, Delta, JetBlue, Breeze, and United Airlines. Providence is a one stop connection from most cities except major cities in the east and midwestern United States. Providence Airport is 10 miles and 30-45 minutes by public transit, and less by car, to the hotel. See where we fly or T. F. Green International Airport.
In general, most people will be flying into Boston’s Logan International Airport (airport code BOS), which is about 52 miles away and 70 minutes by car, or 90 to 120 minutes away by public transit. If arriving at Logan, a rideshare to the hotel may cost over $200. For a cheaper option, take the Silver Line from Logan to South Station (free, no transfers needed), and see the train information below. There are also several car rental companies at Logan airport. For more information, visit Logan Airport.
The Providence Amtrak and Commuter Rail station is .5 miles and less than 10 minutes by public transit, and slightly more walking. Note that there are both Amtrak and commuter trains to Providence, at about the same price. The Acela high speed train actually isn’t much faster, and costs a lot more. Providence Amtrak Station. There is a bus stop about a tenth mile from the train station, and the bus stops about a block away from the Marriott — so you walk about a quarter mile total, instead of the half mile if you just walk.
Providence Public Transportation (RIPTA): Buses cost $2 for an hour of travel on public transit, or $6 for all day unlimited rides, using their Wave app.
The Peter Pan Providence Bus Terminal. There are Peter Pan buses to New York City, Boston, Hartford, Cape Cod, and Albany NY. Fares from NYC to Providence range from $35 to over $50.
Providence is cut through by interstates 95 and 195 (a spur that goes towards Cape Cod). For electric cars, there is a Chargepoint charging station nearby in the Union Station Brewery. Parking in the hotel is $20/night for guests, and $7 for 2 hours.
Be aware that, like many New Englanders, most Rhode Islanders view using turn signals as a sign of weakness. Also, you can’t park on the street during a significant snowfall. And the streets are twisty, with signage being erratic. However, most mapping programs are fine.
Providence is at the northern end of Narragansett Bay, which opens to Block Island Sound, the slightly sheltered area between the eastern tip of Long Island and Martha’s Vineyard. Follow the bay north into the Providence River, which probably won’t be iced over yet. At Fox Point, bear to port and follow the west branch of the Providence River. Where the Woonasquatucket and Moshassuck Rivers meet, bear to port to go up the Woonasquatucket. Just after the Waterplace pedestrian bridge, there will be docks to port; we have not investigated if they are open to the public. The hotel is a short walk away.