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.
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.
This Providence hotel is right next to the downtown financial district, with striking views of the European-fashioned Waterplace Park and the state capitol. Oversize guestrooms and suites have all the modern amenities like flat-screen TVs, high speed Internet access, hair dryers and coffee makers. Guests also have access to the fitness center, but if you would prefer to get your exercise outdoors and see many of Providence's downtown attractions, then this hotel is the place to stay.
The Christopher Dodge House is a historic Italianate mansion that has been converted into one of the city's best B&B's. Its location on Holden Street is in a residential neighborhood, but it's still close enough to downtown to make it convenient. The room rates differ from standard, superior and prime. The standard offers comfortable amenities, while the some superior and prime rooms have fireplaces and kitchenettes. The B&B also has superb packages; the 'Romantic' and 'Taste of Providence' are two of their best, both offer restaurant gift cards, chocolates and great accommodations.
Graduate Providence 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.
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.
This Hampton Inn located right in the heart of downtown Providence offers straight-forward and friendly service along with super amenities and their signature complimentary hot breakfast every morning. The building was once known as the Old Colony House and it was built in 1920. Many of the original architectural features remain throughout, yet Hampton has tastefully updated all of the modern furnishings and fixtures in the rooms and suites. Other highlights include the elegant, eleventh-floor Capitol Room and its location is perfect for excursions around town on foot.
Omni Hotels simply embody class and this one in Providence is no different. It's located adjacent to the Rhode Island Convention Center and within walking distance of many historic attractions. The luxurious rooms and suites provide all of the modern amenities like flat-screen TVs, organic toiletries and many of the rooms are ADA accessible. Some of the extras include 24 hour dining, yoga classes, indoor heated pool and concierge service. Additionally on the premises, guests have their choice in dining options with the popular Fleming's Steakhouse or the upscale Italian restaurant, Centro.
The Dean is a sleek boutique hotel that is housed in a historic building and it's handsomely furnished rooms are filled with American and European antiques. Aside from stylish accommodations, entertainment and dining also take center stage, with its old-world German diner, Faust, and their karaoke room Boombox, you really have no reason to leave the hotel. The Magdalenae Room is where to you can have a cocktail and the on-site coffeehouse serves artisan Bolt coffee. If you aren't a guest at the hotel, no problem, you can still visit any of the aforementioned places.