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Hotel Providence

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   139 Mathewson Street, Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903
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Ranked #5 of 12 hotels in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Portland, Maine
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I could not have been happier with this hotel. The Hotel Manager was as delightful and helpful as any person I have ever met. The room looked out upon a Victorian Church. The bed was extremely comfortable and the room itself was clean and well cared for. The hallways were immaculate and appointed with beautiful paintings. I enjoyed the lovely... More

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David B, General Manager at Hotel Providence, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Brandwein, Your gracious review on Trip Advisor is very much appreciated. We are pleased you enjoyed the sounding of the church bells, and liked the hotel's location, which as you point out, is close to all of the main downtown attractions. Being a neighbor of the Providence Performing Arts Center, the Providence Convention Center and the Universities and... More

Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was a great deal for the price. I stayed in other hotels around Boston which were of the same quality but charged double. The decor is a little quirky but charming in that someone clearly put lots of thought into all the furniture around the lobby. I'd definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a nice clean... More

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David B, Front Office Manager at Hotel Providence, responded to this review

Dear KathleenC, We are delighted that you had a pleasant stay with us, and look forward to your return, whenever your travels bring you back to Providence. Thank you for your gracious compliments about the hotel and especially about your breakfast experience.We enjoy being an independent, boutique hotel, allowing us to personalize the service for you and our other guests.... More

New England
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed in this hotel several times, and it is always a comfortable, quiet, and enjoyable place to stay! The rooms and suites are beautifully decorated with original artwork and antiques. I recently stayed in the Nathaniel Hawthorne suite, which was furnished with works by the author. The hotel is very solid, making for a very quiet stay. The... More

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David B, General Manager at Hotel Providence, responded to this review

Dear NEvisitors, We really appreciate your wonderful review on Trip Advisor, and delighted that you had an enjoyable visit with us enjoying your Nathaniel Hawthorne Suite. We are proud of our staff for providing a personalized experience for our guests, and thank you for your gracious compliments. Looking forward to your return in the not too distant future. Kind regards,... More

Connecticut
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
29 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small hotel has much more charm than the soulless chains nearby. The location is great: you can walk most anywhere and the downtown arts area has a nice vibe to it. You'll find the rooms are very nicely appointed, with large clean bathrooms and a very comfy bed. We were on the top floor and the room was very... More

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David B, General Manager at Hotel Providence, responded to this review

Dear Dyova, We appreciate your wonderful review on Trip Advisor. As you so correctly point out, there is something special about an independent, small, boutique hotel, where the service can be personalized for each guest. So pleased you found your accommodations to your liking. We look forward to seeing you again, when next in Providence. Kind regards, David G. Benton More

Philadelphia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the whole this is a lovely hotel. The atmosphere is charming and the staff were efficient and helpful, if not warm. The room was very nice, but a little small, as was the bathroom. I did appreciate the restaurant staff's friendliness, and the fact that they offer a true sit down breakfast (coffee could be stronger!) We had some... More

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David B, General Manager at Hotel Providence, responded to this review

Dear Simplegifts, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. We are quite pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for alerting me to the Internet connection, which is being checked immediately, as is the coffee machine. We look forward to your return visit, whenever your travels bring you back to Providence.... More

Cape Cod
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For many years, any time I have traveled to Providence I have stayed at the Omni (formerly Westin). This time I chose Hotel Providence and was not disappointed! The location is perfect, you are walking distance from dozens of restaurants and bars as well as the Dunkin Donuts Center and theatre district. The rooms are very large for a boutique... More

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David B, General Manager at Hotel Providence, responded to this review

Dear Greenskeeper, We very much appreciate your taking the time to write a review for Trip Advisor, and delighted that you had an enjoyable visit with us. Although we love our neighbors at the church and enjoy the church bells, we are conscious that this is not for everyone. To that end, I am pleased to let you know that... More

Ledyard, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have wanted to stay at Hotel Providence for years, yet despite many trips to the city we never could get a room at this charming boutique hotel in the center of action in Providence. Located in a prime spot near all the best down city restaurants, bars, theaters and clubs, Hotel Providence is housed in a beautiful old building;... More

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David B, General Manager at Hotel Providence, responded to this review

Dear Paul, Thank you for your wonderful review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted you enjoyed our City of Providence, which was recently voted by Travel + Leisure as the 8th. Coziest City. Our staff will be so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your return whenever your travels bring you back... More

SURRY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed for two nights in early March. Wish I had more time to explore the neighborhood, as hotel appeared centrally located. There was a variety of good restaurants, interesting shops, plus Ellie's Bakery, all within a few blocks! My room was on Mathewson St. side of hotel, overlooking courtyard. Sunny, good-sized corner room with two queen beds, spacious bathroom,... More

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David B, General Manager at Hotel Providence, responded to this review

Dear Cyrrie, We appreciate your taking the time to write to Trip Advisor, and delighted that you not only enjoyed the hotel, but had a wonderful time in our great city of Providence. In the next few months, Waterfire, an event where fires are lit in the river that flows through the downtown area, is something not to be missed.... More

New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I stayed at the Hotel Providence for a night on business. The rate was excellent upon booking, a bit less than others in the area, so I took the chance. Upon arriving on one of the single digit nights in January I was informed of the overnight street parking rules in Providence so I had to go get the car... More

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David B, General Manager at Hotel Providence, responded to this review

Dear Buckysouth, Thank you for letting me know of your concerns on your most recent stay with us. I apologize for the difficulties you encountered during your visit. There is no excuse for the problems you experienced. I am pleased to let you know that the parking lot is patrolled all through the night, and that new windows will be... More

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

If you are looking for above average service, great food and amazing attention to detail do not pass up the opportunity to stay at the Hotel Providence. Treat yourself to a real jewel! Providence is a charming town, this hotel is the primer jewel in the crown!

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David B, General Manager at Hotel Providence, responded to this review

Dear KrinskyT, Thank you very much for your gracious compliments about the Hotel Providence. We are pleased that you enjoyed the City of Providence and your visit to our hotel. Hopefully, you will return in the not too distant future and be able to enjoy our waterscape, nearby beaches, and arts and cultural programs. Kind regards, David G. Benton General... More

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Additional Information about Hotel Providence

Address: 139 Mathewson Street, Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903
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Location: United States > Rhode Island > Providence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 12 hotels in Providence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Providence 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Providence is nestled in the heart of downtown Providence's Arts and Theatre district. Located mere blocks from boutique shopping, galleries and perfect little cafes/restaurants, Hotel Providence is itself a place where the arts are celebrated and where finding new passions (or reviving sleeping ones) are celebrated! We all have a passion...discover yours at Hotel Providence! ... more   less 
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