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The Dean Hotel

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Certificate of Excellence


#7 of 14 hotels in Providence
Certificate of Excellence
The Dean is a 52-room boutique hotel housed in an c. 1912 Building that has been sensitively restored in 2014. The Dean is located in the heart of the Downcity neighborhood, directly adjacent to the Rhode Island Convention Center, Dunkin Donuts Center, and within close walking distance to Brown, RISD, Johnson & Wales, the State Capitol and many corporations and historic sites. The Dean features a wide variety of room types, from cozy bunk beds to lush king suites, all outfitted with custom furniture and vintage finds from Europe and beyond. The Dean is host to Bolt Coffee in the lobby library, the Magdalenae Room, a European-style cocktail bar, Faust, a German beer hall and the Boombox, a karaoke den with a bar and private singing rooms.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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95Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
29Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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The Dean is a unique hotel with plenty of character and charm. The bathroom was beautiful and squeaky clean, and the bed was as comfortable as any I have slept in. I had some work to do online (teleconferencing), and I was astounded by the ultra high speed of the internet. I
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First time visit to Providence and decided upon The Dean. Excellent decision. Initially I’d booked for one night for just myself, then decided to book a second night. To further complicate matters a friend decided to stay. An extra bed and the bookings combined were all done
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Nice character hotel. Great location. Excellent restaurant attached. A real negative was no tea or coffee making facilities or refrigerator in the room which made it very difficult when the coffee shop was closed after 4pm. Also the shower was very small and leaked water all
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This is a unique boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Providence. The location is great - within walking distance to restaurants, waterway, and colleges. The rooms are small with no closet space and the carpets in the hallways are old and frayed in some places, but the rooms
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The Dean was memorable experience in every way - great staff, location and a compact beautiful lobby. The room was comfortable with interesting design details. The corridors were atmospheric and unique (David Lynch?) with pink lighting, a vintage cage elevator and neon lights.
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$122 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesRhode IslandProvidenceDowntown Providence
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