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.
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.
This is a deluxe bed and breakfast oriented to adults. Victorian period furnishings grace the rooms and gourmet breakfasts are served. You may have a tea complete with tarts and scones inside or on the porch wicker, seating between 4:30 and 5:30pm. Room prices range from $185 to $450 and most rooms have whirlpool baths and fireplaces. It is located a short drive or walk to all Newport's main attractions, from windswept beaches to Gilded Age mansions and a hiker's delight one block away, Cliff Walk.
An overnight stay at Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast is only for the most daring; others best opt for the one-hour guided tour. This Victorian house is the site of one of the most gruesome and sensational crimes in world history. Lizzie Borden allegedly killed her stepmother and father with multiple hatchet blows. However, she was not proven guilty, and the mystery continues to fascinate historians, criminologists, and media, with the incident depicted in books, poems, and television shows. This house, bearing the historic address 92 Second Street, was the Borden family home, and guests can rent out their original bedrooms, some of which are said to be haunted. Guests and visitors can watch the crime scene recreated and shop for memorabilia from the attached souvenir shop.
Maintained by Sarah and Albert Bouchard, Bouchard Inn & Restaurant is renowned for its cozy rooms and proximity to the Newport Harbor. From the outside, this two-storeyed hotel resembles a quintessential American home built using wood which is topped by a triangular roof. The rooms here are known for being spacious enough with a large bed, bathrooms and refrigerators. Bouchard Inn which started as a hotel with six rooms in 2005, slowly increased in size to 15 rooms when The Revolving Door was made accessible in 2014. Some of the rooms here face the waterside so that you can enjoy fantastic views of the harbor.
The Hydrangea Inn, located on Bellevue Avenue, is decorated with fine antiques and period furniture of the Gilded Age. You will enjoy a luxurious stay in this six-room inn with a sundeck, thick towels, plush carpets, afternoon tea and evening refreshments served with long-stemmed crystal wine goblets. Enjoy an extra free night during quiet season at this historic inn in the heart of Newport. Breakfast is a full hot breakfast buffet. All rooms have private baths.
Step back in time and experience authentic old world elegance at The Chanler, a hotel located on Newport's famed Cliff Walk. As one of the most historic properties in New England, it is surrounded by acres of manicured gardens and overlooks the sparkling waters of the Atlantic. The elegantly furnished rooms comprise The Chanler's unique accommodations, each designed around a historical period or decorative theme. The rooms are accessible via stairs only. Indulge in extraordinary meals at one of the property’s celebrated restaurants as you relish ocean views and relax in an atmosphere of tranquil elegance.