$135 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 28, 2014 Check-out: Jul 31, 2014

The Hotel Providence

4 stars
311 WESTMINSTER STREET, PROVIDENCE, RI 02903
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
57 reviews
a good place

The decor is great as was the service. The rooms altho nicely done are a tad small See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Oct 10, 2010
a good place

The decor is great as was the service. The rooms altho nicely done are a tad small See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Oct 10, 2010
A boutique Providence hotel with artistic flair
A boutique hotel with a touch of European flair and New England charm, the Hotel Providence is housed in a lovingly restored building with architectural charm. The distinct decor includes original artwork, classic novels that guests can read during their stay, antiques and local finds along with pillow-top beds and fine linens. At Hotel Providence, stop by the A-bar, one of the hot spots in the city, for a cocktail and enjoy the lively bar scene and distinct decor, or dine on upscale, local cuisine at the popular Aspire Restaurant.
Highlights
  • Aspire, the on-site, acclaimed restaurant with upscale local cuisine
  • Suites named for distinguished New England authors
  • Pillow-top beds and rain showerheads
Location
The Hotel Providence is located in the arts and entertainment district in downtown Providence.
Rooms
The 80 rooms at the Hotel Providence include 16 suites named for distinguished New England authors. The literary theme does not end with the name, as rooms contain classic novels for guests to read during their stay. Rooms and suites evoke the essence of Providence with artwork and original, local finds. Guests sleep on pillow-top beds with 100-percent Egyptian cotton linens and shower under luxurious rain showerheads. Splurge for a spacious king suite with a separate living room, original oil paintings, granite wet bar and whirlpool tub. High-speed Internet is available in all rooms.
Features
The Hotel Providence houses a one-of-a-kind art collection that guests can view on a self-guided tour. Aspire, the acclaimed restaurant on-site, serves contemporary cuisine with the freshest local ingredients. Make reservations for lunch or dinner in advance, as the restaurant books up quickly.
Transportation
  • T.F. Green Airport (6.7 mi/10.8 km)
Attractions
  • Customhouse Historic District (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Rhode Island Convention Center (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Waterplace Park (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Providence Place Mall (0.3 mi/0.6 km)
  • Federal Hill (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art (0.6 mi/0.9 km)
  • Brown University (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
Business
  • Offers 4,000 square feet of meeting space
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Business center
Policies and fees

Valet parking is available for $25 USD per night.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

The Hotel Providence Rooms

Deluxe
Deluxe room contains one king bed. European-style accommodations provide two-poster beds with pillowtop mattresses, Matouck bed linens, and goosedown comforters. Antique reproduction dcor includes armoires constructed of fine woods and richly upholstered bed benches. Bathrooms with marble floors, pedestal sinks, and gold-framed, beveled mirrors, provide either shower/tub combinations or showers only, makeup mirrors, bathrobes, and designer toiletries. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Other amenities include in-room safes, multi-line phones with voice mail, and work desks with ergonomic chairs. Premium TV channels and CD player/clock radios are also provided, and turndown service is available upon request. Refrigerators may also be available upon request.
Junior Suite
Our spacious junior suites include everything found in our elegant guest rooms and further offer the addition of a separate living room with queen size sofabed for the comfort of both the business and leisure traveler. Approximately 425 sq. ft.
Standard
Standard Room contains one king bed.European-style accommodations provide two-poster beds with pillowtop mattresses, Matouck bed linens, and goosedown comforters. Antique reproduction dcor includes armoires constructed of fine woods and richly upholstered bed benches. Bathrooms with marble floors, pedestal sinks, and gold-framed, beveled mirrors, provide either shower/tub combinations or showers only, makeup mirrors, bathrobes, and designer toiletries. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Other amenities include in-room safes, multi-line phones with voice mail, and work desks with ergonomic chairs. Premium TV channels and CD player/clock radios are also provided, and turndown service is available upon request. Refrigerators may also be available upon request.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

41.8244 -71.4135
Area served
Providence, RI, PPAC, Brown University, RISD, Rhode Island Convention Center
Nearby airports
T. F. Green State Airport (PVD) Logan International (BOS)
Area description
This seven-story, boutique-style hotel housed inside a renovated late 1800's. The building is located in a designated historic area in the downtown arts district, within a 5-10-minute walk of restaurants, galleries, shops, and entertainment venues. Three blocks away is the Rhode Island Convention Center, and The Providence Performing Arts Center is two blocks from the hotel. Within half a mile are Waterplace Park and Riverwalk, and many other attractions.

Nearby points of interest

  • Dunkin' Donuts Center: 0.3 mi
  • Brown University: 0.5 mi
  • Pizzitola Sports Center: 0.9 mi
  • Brown Stadium: 1,302.2 mi
  • Intercollegiate Athletic Arena: 7,298 mi

Dining

A-Bar
Located in the restaurant area. Live piano entertainment. Appetizers, bar menu. Beer, wine, cocktails. Open during restaurant hours.
Aspire
Our new restaurant, Aspire, opened in late May, featuring contemporary American with a special emphasis on inventive preparations of regional Rhode Island cuisine. Aspire embraces the sophisticated charm associated with the Hotel Providence and the whimsical energy at the heart of Providence's hot Theater and Arts District and Westminster Street shopping corridor.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Hotel Providence is beautifully restored and offers more than 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space that seamlessly combines Old World charm with the latest technology.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
0400
Check-out:
1200

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 (57)

Ratings and reviews for The Hotel Providence

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
57 out of 57
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.7
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.2

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Hotel Providence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Rhode island
Feb 21, 2011

Holel Providence

We simply wanted to attend the theater and spend a night away from home. The Providence Hotel was perfect! T he room was beautifully furnished, the service was excellent. It was a one block walk to the theater. After the show we were sitting in the lounge enjoying a snack and looking out on the courtyard while others were sitting in a traffic jam on the way home. It was a lovely little vacation and we will stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of The Hotel Providence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Rhode island
Feb 21, 2011

Holel Providence

We simply wanted to attend the theater and spend a night away from home. The Providence Hotel was perfect! T he room was beautifully furnished, the service was excellent. It was a one block walk to the theater. After the show we were sitting in the lounge enjoying a snack and looking out on the courtyard while others were sitting in a traffic jam on the way home. It was a lovely little vacation and we will stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of The Hotel Providence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Minneapolis, MN
Nov 30, 2010

Great weekend spot in a fun area

We had a very nice corner room. The only drawback was the valet parking was expensive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Try Le Laiterie which doesn't take reservations, but has delicious food.

Review of The Hotel Providence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Minneapolis, MN
Nov 30, 2010

Great weekend spot in a fun area

We had a very nice corner room. The only drawback was the valet parking was expensive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Try Le Laiterie which doesn't take reservations, but has delicious food.

Review of The Hotel Providence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hanseat
Business
Knoxville, TN
Oct 30, 2010

Great Staff, Possibly Rough Location

The staff was excellent. Super friendly and helpful. If you are used to living in a city and downtown dynamics, you won't regret your stay. However, if you are from a small town or used to living in the suburbs, I can see how you might be concerned with some of the characters that hang around in neighboring streets as well as the noise from the street. Having said that, I would stay there again. I love living in the city with its diversity and ability to walk to entertainment and dining options. I was in Providence for a conference at the Westin, but couldn't get a room there. The Hotel Providence worked out great with a reasonable rate and less than 5 minutes walking distance to the Westin. There is a very reliable airport shuttle for $11 each way. It leaves from the airport every hour on the hour. Buy your ticket from the booth in the north baggage claim area and proceed out the doors. Use the crosswalk to pass the first lane and turn right where the taxi cabs are. The shuttle stops right in front of the cabs to the right. The shuttle leaves the hotel at 23 minutes past the hour.

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

Business

Review of The Hotel Providence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hanseat
Business
Knoxville, TN
Oct 30, 2010

Great Staff, Possibly Rough Location

The staff was excellent. Super friendly and helpful. If you are used to living in a city and downtown dynamics, you won't regret your stay. However, if you are from a small town or used to living in the suburbs, I can see how you might be concerned with some of the characters that hang around in neighboring streets as well as the noise from the street. Having said that, I would stay there again. I love living in the city with its diversity and ability to walk to entertainment and dining options. I was in Providence for a conference at the Westin, but couldn't get a room there. The Hotel Providence worked out great with a reasonable rate and less than 5 minutes walking distance to the Westin. There is a very reliable airport shuttle for $11 each way. It leaves from the airport every hour on the hour. Buy your ticket from the booth in the north baggage claim area and proceed out the doors. Use the crosswalk to pass the first lane and turn right where the taxi cabs are. The shuttle stops right in front of the cabs to the right. The shuttle leaves the hotel at 23 minutes past the hour.

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

Business

Review of The Hotel Providence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Columbus, OH
Oct 18, 2010

Boutique hotel in Providence

Charming boutique in an old, renovated building. Enjoyed the high ceilings and spacious rooms. Amenities within rooms very comfortable. Elevator, floor plan clearly had to compromise with the original design of the older building. Neighborhood is very mixed. On one side is the Providence Art District, but three doors down is a recovery center for folks on the down and out. If you don't mind walking around the guys hanging out on the sidewalk, the hotel is appealing and fairly priced.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

To RI Convention center

Review of The Hotel Providence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Columbus, OH
Oct 18, 2010

Boutique hotel in Providence

Charming boutique in an old, renovated building. Enjoyed the high ceilings and spacious rooms. Amenities within rooms very comfortable. Elevator, floor plan clearly had to compromise with the original design of the older building. Neighborhood is very mixed. On one side is the Providence Art District, but three doors down is a recovery center for folks on the down and out. If you don't mind walking around the guys hanging out on the sidewalk, the hotel is appealing and fairly priced.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

To RI Convention center

Review of The Hotel Providence

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Roslyn,ny
Oct 10, 2010

a good place

The decor is great as was the service. The rooms altho nicely done are a tad small

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of The Hotel Providence

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Roslyn,ny
Oct 10, 2010

a good place

The decor is great as was the service. The rooms altho nicely done are a tad small

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