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The Providence Biltmore rightly bills itself as the Grande Dame of Providence hotels. Built in 1922, this elegant building stands tall in the heart of downtown Providence, right in front of the Fleet Skating Rink and a short distance from Waterplace Park. Once you enter its large lobby, complete with crystal chandeliers, plush period style furnishings and glass elevator, you will feel as if you stepped into the era of the 'Roaring Twenties. The rooms have a modern decor, yet there are still remnants of the building's archaic grandeur in each space. Each room comes equipped with a refrigerator, iHome entertainment system and complimentary Wi-Fi. The property is now on the list of the Historic Hotels of America and its the only downtown hotel that has an on-site spa.
Architecturally, Hotel Providence is head and shoulders above its peers. With beautiful crown molding throughout and furniture courtesy of Tilden-Thurber, the combination provides a palatial feel to the place. Its located in the heart of downtown Providence and its recommended for both the business and leisure traveler. A plethora of museums and performance centers are just a stone's throw away from the hotel and the 4-diamond restaurant L'Epicureo is located inside for a nice meal after the day's excursions.
The Renaissance Providence Downtown is definitely one of Rhode Island's most stately and elegant places to stay. The Freemasons began construction on the massive edifice during the Roaring Twenties, but with the advent of the Great Depression, work came to a halt in 1929. It was abandoned for years until the city began to repair its sister building in the 1980s (the adjoining Veteran's Memorial Auditorium) and in 2004 revitalization began on the 'Temple.' The hotel renovation maintained the original facade built in Greek-Revival style so its architecture is still very apparent upon its facade. Inside however, the interior is entirely new and all of the well-appointed rooms contain the amenities in which the Renaissance brand is known to provide its guests, such as luxurious bedding and toiletries, video games and even a wet-bar. Most of the rooms also have great views of the Capitol Building and its location is ultra-convenient for venturing out on foot to explore downtown.
Easily accessible from I-95, the Hilton Providence is adjacent to the Dunkin' Donuts Center Providence and within walking distance to downtown attractions like historic Federal Hill, Providence Place Mall, and the Rhode Island Convention Center. The hotel features 274 guest rooms with Hilton's awesome 'Serenity' bed, LCD televisions alongside luxury toiletries and everything else you could imagine. For more leisurely or athletic pursuits, the indoor pool and health club are excellent. Dining options include Shula's 347 restaurant and bar (named in honor of the legendary coach and his win total), a lobby lounge that offers an all-day menu and room service.
Providence Marriott Downtown offers visitors a wide variety of sleek, well-furnished rooms that are perfect for both business and leisure travelers. All rooms come equipped with plush linens, luxurious toiletries and complimentary Wi-Fi. The indoor/outdoor pool and cabana area called Aqua is fun for the whole family, and the adjoining G Salon & Spa cannot be beat for those who seek extra treatment. The Bluefin Grille is this property's restaurant and it has a full menu of steaks, seafood and a remarkable selection of local beers.
This Greek-Revival mansion is located a few miles south of downtown Providence and it provides luxurious guestrooms for those seeking accommodations outside of town. The rooms have two-person Jacuzzi tubs, cable TV and all are decorated with a Victorian flair. Here guests will find stained-glass windows, fireplaces throughout, as well as period antiques and art that adorn this restored romantic 15-room retreat on the edge of the city. Edgewood Manor of course serves a gourmet breakfast each day and afternoon tea. Overall, a nice place to stay when you want seclusion from Providence.