$139 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 20, 2014 Check-out: Dec 23, 2014

Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel

4 stars
5 Avenue of the Arts, 5 Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
33 reviews
Outstanding hotel

This hotel had a lot of history and was truly a wonderful experience. Staff was exceptionally... See full review

  • L2E2
  • Sep 11, 2014
Enjoyed our stay

We visited Providence to participate in a tour of art galleries in Providence. The Renaissance... See full review

  • JAC115
  • Apr 29, 2014
History and sophistication mingle in this Providence hotel
The building that now houses the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel was built in the 1920s as a Masonic Temple. Renovated to combine the historic charm of the temple with modern, luxurious amenities, the building retains its neoclassical architecture. Spacious guest rooms have high ceilings, sitting areas and marble bathrooms. The popular restaurant at the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, the Temple Downtown Restaurant and Lounge, serves Mediterranean cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Highlights
  • Temple Downtown Restaurant and Lounge serves upscale Mediterranean cuisine
  • Complimentary wireless Internet in public spaces
  • Fitness center
  • Club level rooms with upgraded amenities
Location
The Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel is centrally located in the Capitol District, across from the State House and just north of downtown Providence.
Rooms
Historic, neoclassical architecture meets modern, comfortable amenities in rooms at the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel. The rooms have high ceilings, sitting areas and marble bathrooms, along with pillow-top mattresses. Upgrade to a room on the club level and enjoy a free continental breakfast, midday snack and complimentary nonalcoholic beverages. Wireless Internet is available in all rooms for a fee.
Features

The Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel is in the Capitol district of Providence, walking distance to many attractions, including the Providence Place Mall and the Rhode Island Convention Center. Guests keep up their exercise schedules by working out on treadmills and with weights in the on-site fitness room.

 

The on-site Temple Downtown Restaurant and Lounge is not to be missed. The restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine in a gorgeous space inspired by Masonic iconography mixed with contemporary decor. Check email or catch up on work in the business center. Valet parking (fees apply) is available, as is complimentary wireless Internet in public areas.
Transportation
  • T.F. Green Airport (7.2 mi/11.7 km)
Attractions
  • Rhode Island State House (across the street)
  • Providence Place Mall (0.1 mi/0.3 km)
  • Rhode Island Convention Center (0.3 mi/0.6 km)
  • Customhouse Historic District (0.6 mi/0.9 km)
  • Rhode Island School of Design (0.6 mi/0.9 km)
  • Federal Hill (0.8 mi/1.4 km)
  • Brown University (0.9 mi/1.5 km)
Business
  • On-site business center
  • Complimentary wireless Internet in public areas

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Tennis
Water skiing
Steam bath
Horseback riding
Scuba diving
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Express check in
Express checkout
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
Laundry/Valet services
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Barber shop
Barber/Beauty shop
FAX
Video checkout
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Drugstore
Florist
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Safe
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Turndown service
Cribs available
In room movies
Temperature control
Iron
Ironing board
Bath tub
Wet bar

Nearby points of interest

  • Dunkin' Donuts Center: 0.5 mi
  • Brown University: 0.7 mi
  • Pizzitola Sports Center: 1 mi
  • Brown Stadium: 1,302.2 mi
  • Intercollegiate Athletic Arena: 7,297.7 mi

Dining

Public Kitchen & Bar
Take a relaxed, sophisticated culinary tour of local Chef Willis Stepp’s “Food for the People”, where pub inspired cocktails and cuisine come to life in a classic American Newport Mansion drawing room setting.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (33)

Ratings and reviews for Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
33 out of 33
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.9

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
L2E2
Business
Mount Gretna, PA
Sep 11, 2014

Outstanding hotel

This hotel had a lot of history and was truly a wonderful experience. Staff was exceptionally attentive, food was excellent and room was clean and quiet. Recommend this hotel and would come back again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Capitol building was in next block and most interesting things were within a few blocks.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Oolie
Business
Providence, RI
Sep 8, 2014

Nice overall stay

Great location and the restaurant downstairs was delicicous. Would definitly stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SinDice
Business
Providence RI
Jun 30, 2014

Comfortable nights sleep

Hotel was in a prime location. Room was really neat and clean

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TechnoWatty
Business
Shrewsbury, MA
Jun 6, 2014

Perfect Celebration spot

We were able to check in early as requested, to start our get away early. We quickly valet parked, dropped off our bags, and took the elevator straight to "Public", their restaurant / bar. The apps and drinks were perfect. The valet was able to get us a van that quickly got us to Atwells Ave. Our room was on the 4th floor and overlooked the state house. Just gorgeous. The beds were quite comfy after a night out.. Luckily, the room was very quiet for us. Our stay couldn't have been better.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JAC115
Business
Easton, CT
Apr 29, 2014

Enjoyed our stay

We visited Providence to participate in a tour of art galleries in Providence. The Renaissance location and amenities fit our needs exceptionally well. Definitely recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
dpw808
Business
Great Neck, New York
Apr 29, 2014

Great price for great quality

Loved staying here, the room was HUGE and the bed was really comfy. and the bathroom was almost as big as the room! my only complaint is that there were people next door to me that were very loud at like 2am but that is not the hotels fault really.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

RIGHT next to the providence train station, literally 2 min walk to the station.

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Review of Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
HLH8
Business
MA
Apr 14, 2014

Getaway Weekend

A weekend getaway for my husband and I. Upon check we requested a quieter room and recieved an end room, thought it was still loud at 1 am when we were going to bed. Our bathroom's hot water was horrible in the shower. It was inconsistantly hot and cold and needed constant adjusting. We were also treated to protesters outside complaining about the non union workers they hire. They were pretty loud as we could hear them around the side. They were not there when we got back. The location was good. My husband wasn't a huge fan of the bed but I thought it was comfy. The room was clean and room service was timely and the food was good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Room service was delicous

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Review of Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Alison F
Business
Boston, MA
Mar 9, 2014

Overnight stay for Brown's 250th bday party

Hotel was excellent. Has classic feel but updated with all modern amenities. Nice view of capital. Hotel staff very friendly and valet service quite prompt with getting car in and out.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Zooma Trattoria on Atwells- excellent homemade pasta!

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Review of Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
BostonMer
Business
Boston, Ma
Mar 3, 2014

very comfortable, great location

great location and very comfortable ! was able to check in early and check out late!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ania H
Business
Western MA
Feb 18, 2014

Great hotel

Had a wonderful stay at this hotel. Staff very friendly. Room was clean and elegant.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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