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122 Fountain St, Providence, RI 02903-1847
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#6 of 15 hotels in Providence
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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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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
Evening entertainment
Karaoke
Nightclub / DJ
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Iron
Private bathrooms
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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English, Spanish
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Ameks11 wrote a review Nov 4
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Our stay was okay, and we were satisfied. Although everything was neat and decorated fairly nicely, we thought it was not as great as the pictures portrayed online. Maybe the overall masculinity did not appeal to me as a female, and it lacked coziness not only to me but also to my husband. The service was not overly friendly, and the amenities were spars with no early morning coffee, etc.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Ameks11 - Thank you for your review. I can certainly understand why you would feel there is a lack of coziness. Unfortunately, we did have to move all items out of the room such as the snack tray when the pandemic hit. It was full of items to enjoy and added a fun touch. We do have Bolt coffee here in the lobby Wednesday through Sunday, otherwise, guests can visit their main store around the corner from us. We hope you come back, perhaps when Covid is over, to enjoy the hotel and our partner outlets in all its glory!
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HelenandJohn2 wrote a review Nov 2
San Francisco, California15 contributions2 helpful votes
Stylish hotel, thoughtful hospitality, gorgeous bathroom products, great central location — and doing a cracking job of innovating through covid. Very comfortable bed, although I’m not a fan of their pillows.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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HelenandJohn2- Thanks so much for the review! Our bath amenities are very popular and often purchased from our gift shop for guests to enjoy at home or give as gifts. Glad you enjoyed them too. We hope you join us again soon!
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World Traveler wrote a review Oct 2020
Norfolk, Virginia1 contribution
I writing this from the cozy lobby of The Dean, where I am enjoying a hot tea and a small batch, specialty donut. The music, art and books that surround me are very well curated. I am looking forward to an event in the hotel parking lot this afternoon featuring the work of local artisans offering food, arts and crafts. The rooms are a bit small in this “hipster hotel”, but still a good value. They are thoughtfully appointed with personally chosen, eclectic art and furniture. In my three day stay, I have encountered no one over 35. I’m 65 and love it because I want to stay ahead of the cultural curve. If you frequent Radisson or Ramada, you may be disappointed. I love it! Great personal service from GM Sosothabna Ngin.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Responded 2 weeks ago
riccos374 - Thanks so much for your wonderful review! We may be small and design-focused but there certainly is something here for everyone to enjoy. I'm thrilled to hear you also got to enjoy our Fall Festival Marketplace. We host them every two weeks in collaboration with the city's Open Air Saturdays program. I'll be sure to share your kind words with Soso and we hope to welcome you back to the hotel soon!
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giantsquid88 wrote a review Oct 2020
New York City, New York5 contributions3 helpful votes
I stayed here a few years ago and gave it a great review at the time, and recommended it to friends. We were looking forward to returning - this visit however, was sorely lacking. Upon arrival (6:00pm), the front door was locked and another guest was already standing outside with his luggage. He said he had called the number on the door but was still waiting - and that he felt like he was checking into a youth hostel. After another five+ minutes, someone comes to let us in. I'm not sure what she had been doing - it's not as though anyone offers to help with your luggage. Upon check-in we were informed that they would be locking the front door and that we should use the keyed side door if we went out. We left and re-entered twice that evening (before 9pm), and both times, the sole staff member was not at the front desk, but was sitting back on the lobby sofa, with her feet up on the table, deeply immersed in her lap top. So much so, that she barely acknowledged us each time we passed. We were amazed at the lack of any attempt at customer service. I understand that due to Covid the staff has been pared down, but that is no excuse for the one person on staff to be hanging out on the sofa like a teenager. Why could she not sit at the front desk, enabling guests to enter that way, at least until later in the evening?! Regarding their supposed "Covid Protocol" as stated on their website: "After a quick temperature check at reception, you’re on your way to your room. High-touch items will be handed to you in your arrival bag at reception. This is to ensure we have properly disinfected these items.". None of this occurred. If you're not actually going to do it, please don't state it on your website. It seems like during Covid times, when many are reluctant to travel at all, hotels should be making an extra effort to make guests feel welcome and to ensure that their stay is as pleasant and comfortable as possible. To still be paying full rate, with none of the usual amenities, like an open coffee bar and restaurant, or even front door, is one thing - to also be treated with complete indifference is another. Next time we come to Providence we'll be looking elsewhere.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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giantsquid88- Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your stay. We appreciate the feedback and always look for ways to improve. Clearly, we missed the mark during your most recent visit but hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for a better experience. Should you wish to further discuss or join us again, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at brittany@thedeanhotel.com.
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dricha474935 wrote a review Oct 2020
Rumford, Rhode Island1 contribution
We loved everything about our stay at The Dean. This was our first hotel stay during the pandemic, and we felt entirely safe with the precautions that the staff were taking. The staff were warm and welcoming, and so helpful throughout our stay. We eloped during our visit, and received so much love and joy from everyone we interacted with. The location was perfect for being able to traverse the city on foot with our photographer as we looked for the perfect place to say "I do!" The accommodations were beautiful and comfortable, and we loved that we were able to bring our pup along with us! The Dean will hold a special place in our memories forever, and we look forward to returning in the future.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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dricha474935- Thank you so much for the amazing review! We are honored you chose us for such a special occasion. We appreciate the acknowledgment as well for the extra measures we take to ensure a safe and clean environment during these times on top of providing excellent customer service. We look forward to welcoming you both and your pup back soon! Congratulations, again, from your Dean fam!
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$123 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesRhode IslandProvidenceDowntown Providence
NUMBER OF ROOMS
52
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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 Providence Place Mall (0.3 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, Ellie's, and The Capital Grille.
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 Slater Mill Museum (4.1 miles).
Does The Dean Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.