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Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel

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5 Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903-1103
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Updated 04/21/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 04/21/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 16 hotels in Providence
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Get a feel for this iconic city at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel. Our hotel's building in Providence, Rhode Island, dates back to the 1920s, and once served as a Masonic Temple. It has been renovated to offer a unique blend of historic architecture and contemporary amenities. Enjoy easy access to prominent Providence destinations, such as Brown University, the Providence Performing Arts Center and the Rhode Island School of Design from our hotel's convenient downtown location. Order a meal straight to your door with our convenient room service or head over to our signature restaurant for delicious American cuisine, paired with refreshing cocktails. Consider one of our nine venues for your upcoming event, which feature planners, AV equipment and on-site catering. Retire to one of our hotel's luxurious rooms and suites, adorned with sleek décor, complimentary Wi-Fi, mini-refrigerators and marble bathrooms. Whatever the reason for your travels, find a welcome reprieve from the every day at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bowling offsite
Tennis court offsite
Babysitting
Car hire
Paid private parking nearby
Wifi
Paid wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Vending machine
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Salon
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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cruiserking wrote a review Aug 2021
New York City, New York83 contributions15 helpful votes
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We found the Renaissance Downtown Providence to be a luxuriously appointed hotel with a friendly and efficient staff. Our King with Capital View room was spacious, comfortable with a soothing interior design plus a sleek and posh bathroom. Luxury amenities include Aveda soap, shoe-shine and sewing kit. However, the shampoo and body wash was inferior. We enjoyed both of our meals at the Public Kitchen. Particular mention to our morning waitress Sobern who delivered our breakfast in an efficient, energetic and enthusiastic fashion. My wife raved about her egg, bacon and hash browns, all components of which were perfectly cooked and flavorful. The Fettucine Alfredo at dinner was delicious. The Public Kitchen is a welcome spot at the end of a long day. Our room was always cleaned in a speedy fashion. The elevators arrived seconds after you pressed the button. The valets were on their toes and quick to open doors for us upon arrival or departure. Special mention to Ben the Valet who's car service referral enabled us to safely escape the impending tropical storm Henri. His resourcefulness and preparedness are a credit to the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel. The pantry is a welcome feature and provides guests with a helpful way to pick up snacks and sundries without journeying to the CVS at the bottom of a steep hill. The Renaissance Providence is well maintained, thoughtfully designed with many unique flourishes accenting the hotel's Masonic Temple origins. If your plans take you to Providence I highly recommend a stay at the Renaissance.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Hotel Management, Other at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel
Responded Aug 24, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to provide our team with valuable feedback from your recent visit to the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel. We are excited to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay, as our staff has worked extremely hard during the current pandemic to create memorable experiences for our guest. Ben and Sobern are great examples of this and they will be happy to hear your kind feedback. We look forward to hosting you again on future trips to the Rhode Island area.
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Flipper49 wrote a review Aug 2021
Providence, Rhode Island1 contribution
King Room #237 only 2 towels that are very thin and in need of replacement...we had to call the front desk and ask for two more. No lamp on the smallish table/desk No outlet at the table/desk so unable to plug in laptop (and no light to work by!) Only plug is on bedside lamp so have to sit bedside to use laptop. Almost forgot...handset on phone does not work. After several tries we figured out that we had to go on speakerphone for anyone to hear us. Icing on the cake...we were out all day and returned at 8 pm to uncleaned/untouched room. Called the front desk and was told "we only clean rooms upon request due to COVID". No one told us..WTF!!! Whomever runs this place needs to be fired and replaced. We will never stay here again and will go back to Hilton where we have had better experiences, even during COVID.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Responded Aug 24, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to provide our team with feedback from your recent stay at the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel. We appreciate your taking the time to share your experience and can assure you that this is not the norm as our hotel takes great pride in being one of the top Renaissance Hotels in America. We have shared your feedback with our management team to investigate your findings while at our hotel. Like a majority of hotels during the pandemic we do clean guestrooms on request to limit the number of people entering our guestrooms. This is in fact for both our guest and employees safety during the current pandemic. We do let all of our guests know at the time of check-in about this and I know our housekeeping team immediately went up to your room for service when you asked. We again would like to thank you for your feedback and wish you a safe remainder of 2021.
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Fukuyan wrote a review Jul 2021
728 contributions160 helpful votes
As a standard Hilton hotel, they have facilities as expected. There are parking lots behind the hotel if you cannot find parking spaces on the street. Nice location. There is a laundry room. The detergent ran out and I had to go to a seven eleven shop located two blocks away.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Kara M wrote a review Apr 2021
Plymouth, Massachusetts47 contributions37 helpful votes
Clean and quiet hotel. Great location, 2 minute walk to the providence place mall and across the street from capital building. Staff was nice and friendly. Only valet parking offered, but not to much more than off site parking at the mall.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Parking is valet only or off site parking at the providence place mall(a 2 minute walk). 1...
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Response from Hotel Management, Other at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel
Responded Apr 26, 2021
Thank you for sharing your feedback from your recent stay at the Renaissance Providence Downtown. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the location of our hotel in proximity to so many wonderful Rhode Island attractions and the service/cleanliness provided by our staff. Service and cleanliness has been our top priority during the pandemic, our team will be happy to hear your feedback as they have worked extremely hard over the last year. We look forward to serving you again on future trips to Rhode Island.
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SlatsRetract wrote a review Apr 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates142 contributions64 helpful votes
A great location, lots of things within a walking distance. Comfortable rooms. Restaurants closed. But the Executive Lounge was open for breakfast only during the weekdays from 06 till 08. Served me well. Laundry service was available. Friendly accommodating staff.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Hotel Management, Other at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel
Responded Apr 26, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to provide our team with feedback from your recent stay at the Renaissance Providence. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Our staff will enjoy hearing that you enjoyed the service they provided as they have worked extremely hard to provide exceptional service to our loyal guest during the pandemic. We have recently reopened our restaurant Thursday to Sunday morning now that Rhode Island restrictions have been loosened. We hope to serve you again in the near future when you travel back to the Providence area.
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PRICE RANGE
$182 - $383 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
renaissance providence, providence renaissance
LOCATION
United StatesRhode IslandProvidenceDowntown Providence
NUMBER OF ROOMS
272
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Frequently Asked Questions about Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Rhode Island State House (0.09 miles), Providence Place Mall (0.2 miles), and Providence Train Station (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Capital Grille, The Cheesecake Factory, and Jacky's Waterplace and Sushi Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Providence.
Does Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Stephen Hopkins House (0.6 miles), Slater Mill Museum (3.7 miles), and Providence Athenæum (0.6 miles).