I have Hunter fans with remote controls. They are 8 years old. They are quiet, you cannot hear the one in our bedroom running even during the middle of the night when everything else is quiet. The remote is nice, in that you don't have to get up in the middle of the night to pull a chain of flip a wall switch if it starts feeling too cool.
I'm sure there are other brands that are also good, I'm just relaying my experience.
By the way, they don't make the room cool, they just make it feel cooler because of the gentle breeze.