Providence, Rhode Island, 139 Mathewson Street, Providence, RI 02903, United States of America
Historic city center This hotel reigns over the city's Arts and Entertainment district, a neighborhood graced with myriad shops, restaurants, and theaters, that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Rhode Island cuisine Tastefully renovated in late-19th-century style, the Providence deftly combines Old World charm with 21st-century amenities, including Aspire and A-Bar, the hotels on-site restaurant and lounge. Two-poster beds Every room at The Hotel Providence features a fine-art print by a local artist—a perfect complement to the period-inspired furnishings, two-poster beds with premium linens, and bathrooms with pedestal sinks and marble floors.
Property amenities24-hour front deskAir-conditioned public areasATM/bankingAudio-visual equipmentBallroom(s)Banquet facilitiesNumber of floors: 7Parking (valet) $24/DayBar/loungeBreakfast available (surcharge)Business centerBusiness servicesComplimentary newspapers in lobbyConcierge deskConference room(s)Dry cleaning/laundry serviceElevator/liftEvent cateringFitness equipmentInternet access in public areas - complimentaryInternet access - wirelessMeeting rooms (small groups)Number of rooms: 80Parking (surcharge)Porter/bellhopRestaurant(s) in hotelRoom service (limited hours)Smoke-free propertyWedding services
Room amenitiesAir conditioningBathrobesNon-smoking rooms onlyTelevision - Cable serviceCable/satellite TVCD playerClimate controlClock radioCoffee/tea makerCribs (infant beds) availableDesigner toiletriesDeskDirect-dial phoneElectronic/magnetic keysHair dryerHousekeepingIn-room safeInternet access - complimentaryInternet access - wirelessIron/ironing boardMakeup/shaving mirrorMulti-line phonePremium beddingPremium TV channel(s)Refrigerator (on request)TelephoneTelevisionTurndown service (on request)Voice mailWake-up calls
Location highlightsConvention center nearbyFull-service health spa nearbyIn business districtIn city centerIn entertainment districtIn historical districtWater nearby
Very charming hotel.The bar and restaurant area and outside patio were very nice and the food was delicious. The staff was exceptionally pleasant and made an extra effort to be helpful.Rating:3
served its purposeit was good, nothing to addRating:4
Nice Place to StayCute hotel, lots of character. It is an older building but seemed to be well maintained and the room was clean. Beds were comfortable. I would stay here again if I ever get back to Providence.
Travelers tip on diningThe New Rivers Bistro is definately worth checking out while you are in Providence. This quaint little bistro serves contemporary American cuisine. Simply spectacular.Rating:4
Lovely European style hotelAccommodations were very much like a small European hotel. Restaurant had a varied, delicious menu and the bar was great. Location was not quite as centrally placed as we would have liked to many of the downtown Providence activities, given that there was a torrential downpour the night of our stay.Rating:5
A very nice place in townSmall but pretty comfortable.Rating:5
Excellent experienceExtremely clean, quiet, and comfortable room. The bed was wonderful and I loved the fact that they provided so many pillows! Id definitely recommend this hotel and plan to stay there again.Rating:4
Anniversary in ProvidenceIn general the hotel is in great condition, and I would recommend it to friends. The room was nicely appointed, and the common areas and restaurant were clean and welcoming. The concierge and valet services were excellent. That said, we stayed in our suite for three nights, during that time, it wasnt vacuumed once, and room service trays sat in the hallway outside our room for 24 to 36 hours. Minor perhaps, but if youre touting four star accommodations, this shouldnt happen.
Travelers tip on diningTake time for an evening at Hemenways Seafood Grill. The food, wine list, service and ambiance are excellent. Id also recommend Cigarmasters for libations and smokes after dinner. Cozy spot with a great selection of fine tobaccos, premium bourbons and ports.Rating:5
Wow!This is an amazing hotel, from the comfy bed, to the great restaurant on the firt floor. I was very impressed. Wish I could have stayed longer.
Travelers tip on local attractionsHave a meal at the restaurant in the hotel, very good breakfast.Rating:4
Nice hotel - great art, downtown locationlovely hotel in downtown providence - great art, near RISD and Brown. Only problem - sheets on bed were really uncomfortable. Bottom sheet too small, kept bunching up. Front desk very apologetic, and said they had never had a complaint before, so seemed to be just a worn out bottom sheet. We would definitely stay again. Beautiful downtown architecture all around.Rating:4
boutique hotel, room needs good cleaningCharming hotel, nice staff, friendly service, maid service bangs on door starting at 8.00 and is very loud in the hallway to ensure everyone is up and out evidently.And still, the room we were in was tidy but not that clean. Room smelled musty,dust balls in the corners,sink clogged,carpet in need of cleaning. I would return but ask to see the room prior to occupancy. Restaurant overpriced, not exceptional.
Travelers tip on getting the most out of your stayVisit the small areas of the town. It has a wonderful village feel, and people are very welcoming.Rating:4
Great hotel, boring townThe hotel was great, very clean. only complaint was when we got there at 10:15pm, we went to have a drink at the bar and the bartendar told us the bar is closed, even though there were four people still at the bar. We went to the manager, and he told her to serve us.
Travelers tip on local attractionsProvidence itself, BORING, BORING, BORING.........nothing to do at all. The streets were deserted, it felt like a ghost town. The only bright spot in this horrible vacation was our day trip to Newport. Couldnt wait to leave Providence and will NEVER go back again. We flew there, so we had no choice but to wait for our flight. If we drove, we would have left the next day.Rating:3
Great hotel - bad serviceToo bad - a nice hotel in a great part of town - the waitress at breakfast was missing in action and horrible - a complaint to the manager turned into a free breakfast. Getting back at 4:30 in the afternoon to find our room not made up was not a good thing - maid service was terrible.Rating:5
Nice place to relaxCentral location close to attractions makes for easy access to enterainment and good dining
Travelers tip on nightlifeThe university district has many attractions especially over the weekendRating:2
Junior suite with no extra sofa bedReserved junior suite. Arrived late, as scheduled, jr suite had no suite furniture. Cot was supplied after midnight (+2 hours) from offsite location because hotel had run out of beds. Cot was flimsy and uncomfortable - told me this was standard fare while I had imagined a reasonable sofabed.Rating:4
Really nice hotelOur room was both very beautiful and comfortable. We did take a walk in the area and felt like maybe we werent in the best part of town, but nothing bad happened. We would go back there again without a doubt.Rating:5
Great service and friendlinessHotel was beautifully decorated, all staff was extremely helpful and friendly. The restaurant next door was great for both dinner and breakfast! Would definitely go there againRating:5
Loved ItVery quaint and nicely appointed room. Bed extremely comfortable. Very convenient to all of the city. We got a great rate from Expedia. Our room required going up a small set of stairs, so had to lug our suitcases up. Some hallways are a bit convoluted. But, its all very beautiful.Rating:3
The devils in the detailsHotel Providence presents itself as a luxury hotel, but it fell short during my weekend stay. The phone didnt work, though I didnt discover it until I tried to call the valet. No washcloths were provided in the bathroom, and the toiletries werent the ones mentioned in a Boston Magazine write-up. The jazz band played VERY LOUDLY in the outdoors courtyard until 11 pm, making it impossible to turn in early. The stairwell was lovely but unbearably hot (no air conditioning there), making it unpleasant to walk down the stairs. And despite signs indicating free valet parking for the restaurant, be warned: Theres a steep $25/day fee for parking at the hotel. Also, the maid ignored the service time requested, and tried to service the room while I was getting ready to check out--why couldnt she wait until I left? But the other staff (front desk, valets, restaurant folks) were friendly and helpful, and the location was great in terms of its proximity to Waterfire, Trinity Rep, restaurants, and RISD.
Travelers tip on diningCuban Revolution has great, cheap Cuban food and drinks, and is right around the corner. Also, Hemenways has wonderful seafood, though its completely mobbed on Waterfire nights.Rating:5
Hotel with character--not just a chainThis hotel had all the amenities one would expect from a good hotel, but it has character and some charm. Its not cookie-cutter. The area it is located in has galleries and nice architecture. I would recommend this hotel to anyone going to Providence.Rating:4
WONDERFUL LITTLE HOTELSurprising Hotel Providence Offers Great Respite from a somewhat seedy neighborhood We loved the Hotel, despite the ride there, which was a little scary. The surrounding area (not Westminster Street) but the more transitional streets wsere filled with panhandlers and scary types. But, the Hotel was an oasis of comfort and elegance. There were some leaky ceilings, so we had to sidestep a few pails en route to the elevator. Out car was keyed in the valet parking garage, too, and ouir room view was of the dumpster and parking lot, but someone has to look at that and I suppose, for the price we paid, we shouldnt complain. We felt the Hotel was an excellent value, near major sights, attractions and restaurants. Staff was very cordial and helpful. Would definitely recommend to anyone traveling to Providence. Room was a little small, but immaculate and well appointed. WiFi signal was very weak so we used the ethernet cable, which worked perfectly.
Travelers tip on diningWe ate at Cafe Nuovo, which was excellent. Fun watching the executive chef keep his wat staff in line and getting orders out when they were hot. Also, ate at Pot au Feu ... excellent, but very hot, no AC so that made dinner a little less enjoyable. Food excellent and good value. Restaurant at Hotel Providence, Aspire, way overpriced, so I would steer clear. It is home of the $12 martini (and not worth it).Rating:3
Nice roomStaff very knowledgeable and helpful in recommending sites, restaurants, etc.Rating:2
Paper thin wallsFirst of the place "looks" amazing..but dont plan on sleeping in these rooms. My husbands room was so noisy I woke up mulitple times to noises. I called housekeeping because I lost my toothbrush somewhere along the trip and the didnt have any...but suggested I could go across the street and get one (perfect when I am in my PJs).Rating:5
Great place to stay.The service at Hotel Providence was great, especially from the staff at the front desk, who were very helpful in giving directions to sightseeing in RI. Valet parking staff were also friendly and helpful. The rooms were elegant with a lot of extras and the beds were extremely comfortable! The fitness center was well-equipped. The hotel location was ideal -- within walking distance (if you like to walk) to shops and restaurants as well as to Federal Hill, the mall, and the historic district. This was my favorite hotel during my trip to Rhode Island!
Travelers tip on local attractionsIf you are enjoy cooking (or eating!) the Culinary Arts Museum and Johnson Wales University is a fun place to visit. There is something there for everyone and it is just a short drive from the hote.Rating:5
great hotel in providenceHotel was clean, the rooms very comfortable, nice furniture, highly recommendRating:5
Good and clean hotel in center of townWalkable to many things in providence. Hotel is clean and elegant. Room is not too big, but enough. The staff is friendly. The food in the restaurant is so-so, but this was the case for most restaurants I visited in Providence. Overall, a good stay for 3 nights.
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