I went to a concert with my husband and this hotel was perfect because it was close to the major highway we had to take to the concert. It was also close to some restaurants we could walk to. The room we had was small but it was just right for a quick in and out trip. Staff was welcoming and if you had any questions, they were very helpful.
Really neat hotel, super trendy with a distinct identity, in a good location downtown. Walkabout to Federal Hill (Little Italy), and across the Providence River to College Hill. Once you take the tiny old-school elevator up, you feel like you're in for an experience. And you are! Room was super cool, super modern. Would absolutely stay here again next time in town.
Stylish place. Enjoyed the retro feel and nice furnishings. Only thing I wish were different was the lighting in the halls which was red. It was a little eery, sort of spooky. Otherwise, comfortable and clean, if smallish room.
Nice and modern designed common areas and rooms. Staff was friendly and professional. The queen sized bed in our room made the space too small for two people to comfortably get into bed. The shower was a tight fit for a normal sized person. Our room was over the karaoke bar so made it difficult to sleep. The hallways needed more noise dampening as even when having a normal conversation the wood floors made everything louder.
Loved the quirky mix of vintage elements with modern beds (mine was very comfortable and clean). Very tiny bathroom but worked fine for me, might not for a larger person. Staff courteous and friendly. Cleanliness rating given as some things like area rug and upholstered furniture needed some deep cleaning but everything else very clean. If you love quirky old buildings and don’t want to stay in a “seen one you’ve seen them all” chain hotel this may be the place for you. If you have mobility issues or are a particularly tall/large person you might be more comfortable elsewhere.
The Dean is a trendy downtown Providence hotel with a hip coffee shop and cocktail bar in the basement, however the rooms are noting more than glorified hostel rooms with bunkbeds and simple desk chairs. Don't expect to hang out in the room. If you're in the Prov for a Friar game and a some bar hopping, then this place great as you'll likely just crash when you get back to the room.
The Dean was very clean and had a unique decor unlike I've seen in other hotels. The whole place smells amazing. I was hesitant at first when I booked a room with bunk beds, however the beds were very comfortable and we had plenty of space for four people. I definitely recommend stopping at the Bolt or the Boombox during your stay. The whole staff was very kind and helpful with anything I needed, I will definitely book a stay here again the next time I'm in town.
Service was great and location was great for our overnight stay to see Waterfire. The room decor was awesome but needs more light, counter space and a full length mirror. A headboard for the bead would have made it more comfortable for reading etc. Coffee shop was also closed due to staff calling in sick which was disappointing.
Very cool hotel! I really enjoyed the quaint feel of the hotel, bed was very comfy. It was very quiet on a Monday and the elevator was just so much fun!! Can't wait to have a reason to stay again! The only things that is needed is a garbage can in the room rather than just a small can in the bathroom and at least 1 USB port somewhere that is not attached to the cable box. I forgot the plug to my charger and it did not charge well in the cable box.
The old elevator is hard to operate (especially with luggage). The elevator does not go to the 5th floor, and the carpet desperately needs replacing on the steps leading to the 5th floor. Rooms are small with only an old wood chair (and small desk) for furniture. Good location downtown, but we would not recommend the Dean.