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.
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 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.
This Wyndham is located in the neighborhood of Fox Point and it has some of the most beautiful views of the Providence harbor and river. The location is also convenient for visiting historic sites in nearby College Hill like Brown University, Benefit Street and the Rhode Island School of Design. The room and property amenities include free Wi-Fi throughout, flat-screen TVs, double pillows, daily newspaper and 24 hour fitness center. The hotel also provides a small shuttle to transport guests around town for an additional, nominal fee depending on your length of stay.
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.