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#7 of 16 hotels in Providence
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4.7
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4.6
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4.4
Value
4.0
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Built around the history and culture of Providence, The Dean is a hotel that values collaboration with our neighbors. Filled with custom furniture, craftwork from local purveyors and found objects from Europe and beyond, The Dean revels in the details. This historical building has been elegantly transformed into a 52-room hotel in the heart of the Providence’s DownCity historic district - 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 is host to Bolt Coffee in the lobby library, the Dean Bar, a European-style cocktail bar, north, our full service restaurant that cooks food and pour drinks that go in a lot of different directions, and the Boombox, a karaoke den with a bar and private singing rooms.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Evening entertainment
Karaoke
Nightclub / DJ
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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lina wrote a review Aug 12
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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.
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Mark B wrote a review Jul 2022
San Francisco, California16 contributions24 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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cclayt251851 wrote a review Aug 11
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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.
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shamruck1 wrote a review Aug 7
Boston, Massachusetts9 contributions8 helpful votes
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.
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TKCMOMO2 wrote a review Aug 5
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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.
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Tom O wrote a review Aug 2
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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.
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chelseabuddle wrote a review Aug 1
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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.
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melburke2 wrote a review Aug 1
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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.
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Michelle wrote a review Jul 2022
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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.
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dancerHiltonHead_SC wrote a review Jul 2022
Hilton Head, SC9 contributions6 helpful votes
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.
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$169 - $257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesRhode IslandProvidenceDowntown Providence
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Dean Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Dean Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Great Escape Room (0.3 miles), Providence Performing Arts Center (0.3 miles), and Dunkin' Donuts Center (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Dean Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Dean Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Dean Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Dean Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Dean Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gracie's, The Capital Grille, and Ellie's.
Is The Dean Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Providence.
Are pets allowed at The Dean Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Dean Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Dean Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Stephen Hopkins House (0.5 miles), Providence Athenæum (0.5 miles), and Roger Williams National Memorial (0.6 miles).
Does The Dean Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.