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.
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.
This is a well-appointed Colonial-style bed and breakfast located in the old Providence courthouse on Mansion Row. Antique furniture, shimmering chandeliers and 19th-century touches make this a very opulent place. Its location is magnificent, where Benefit Street appears as if it was still 1765. The Rhode Island School of Design buildings, including the museum are very close by, and Brown University is just up the hill. The inn is close to good restaurants and across the street is a majestic view of the State House.
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.
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.
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.
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.