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11 Dorrance St Kennedy Plaza, Providence, RI 02903-1734
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#9 of 16 hotels in Providence
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4.3
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Whether you're in town for a meeting, a wedding or to cheer on your alma mater, we're here to make your visit memorable. Our warm, friendly and whip-smart staff (#humblebrag) will guide you around Providence, so that you feel like a local even if it's your first time in town. Our rooms are ready for a night like you've never had before, where little moments of surprise and discovery will meet you down every corridor and around each corner. This is Graduate-be ready to be inspired.
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Christopher P wrote a review Yesterday
Washington DC, District of Columbia17 contributions22 helpful votes
This downtown Providence hotel has had a wonderful renovation. The lobby is impressive and the rooms are even more so. Beds were super comfortable. The location is perfect. Would definitely stay here on my next visit.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Bonnie D wrote a review Aug 2022
Seattle, Washington6 contributions1 helpful vote
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The images and reviews I perused before booking a room at The Graduate in Providence hinted that I was in for a colorful and history-rich experience, but my stay there ended up delivering far more than that. The place (the former Biltmore Hotel) delighted from the moment we walked in the door until the moment we left. The lobby was grand without being fussy, and there was a definite quirky vibe going on. The staff--front-desk, bellman and housekeeping--were, to a one, professional, friendly and engaging. The room--a junior suite in our case--was lovely. Well appointed and creatively decorated (read: eclectic, multi-textured and just plain fun!), the suite was amply sized, comfortable and nicely furnished. The beds and linens were first-rate and dreamy, and the sitting room was just right: large enough to accommodate our foursome family and inviting as a place to hang out and watch a movie. The bathroom could have used a little boost (replace the dated granite vanity top, folks, to keep the cool note going), but other than that, I can't find a single fault. Do ask about history of the hotel and request the associated print-out. It's a good read! As I mentioned to the front-desk staff on departing, on August 22, 2022, we were already envisioning a second, longer stay that would permit more time for enjoying the hotel and the lively city of Providence! Bonnie D
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Response from ScottGraduate, Manager at Graduate Providence
Responded Aug 28, 2022
Thank you for sharing this wonderful review, Bonnie! We are very pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable experience at Graduate Providence! We appreciate your praise for our team; they work very hard to ensure every guest feels right at home. We are delighted you felt welcomed and valued during your time with us! We'd love to share another positive experience with you in the future! Scott A. Williams General Manager
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agrandberg wrote a review Dec 1
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rooms are very large and clean. front desk staff were friendly and very helpful. parking next door was easy to get in and out of. overall a great stay. close to lots of amenities. great spot if visiting kids at college
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Response from ScottGraduate, Manager at Graduate Providence
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review, agrandberg! We're thrilled to know you enjoyed your stay at Graduate Providence so much! We strive for excellence so we're pleased to hear you appreciated not only our spacious and clean rooms, but also our friendly staff, ample parking and ideal location! Your praise lets us know we're succeeding! We can't wait to host you again for yet another unforgettable visit! Scott A. Williams General Manager
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FlyingGardenGuy wrote a review Nov 2022
Cape Cod, Massachusetts58 contributions38 helpful votes
I just spent the Thanksgiving holiday weekend at the Graduate Providence. There’s a lot to like, but maybe even more to dislike. It was a classic 1920s, luxury, Biltmore hotel that has been revamped with a fun, vintage university vibe. The hotel lobby is spectacular. The rooms continue the university and graduate theme with pop and whimsical art and expensive wall papers. Mostly the décor is pleasing, but a few things just are not keeping with the theme. The extra fees are a huge downer. Check-in is at 4 pm…rather late. I requested an early check in, which I was informed can only be done on the day of arrival. I asked on arrival date if I could get a 2 pm check-in. Yes. But it would cost an additional $25 fee. The Graduate adds fees to the reservation that I did NOT agree to. . They add these fees without disclosure or approval and just assume you won’t have a problem paying them. Their website indicates complimentary wifi, but there is an additional daily “facilities fee” for the complimentary wifi. Lastly, when I crawled into the big, comfy bed on my first night, I noticed that it was a queen size fitted sheet on a king size bed. I spent most of the night fighting that and sleeping on the gross mattress cover. The next day I told housekeeping AND the front desk about the short=sheet problem. Nothing was ever done. Housekeeping, in fact, never made an appearance to refresh towels or anything else.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
We appreciate you taking the time to share with us your feedback, FlyingGardenGuy. We're disappointed your time with us was anything less than perfect. We care deeply about the comfort and satisfaction of our guests so we regret that our services and amenities didn't meet your expectations. Thank you again for sharing your concerns. We'll be sure to address this with the appropriate members of our team so that we may improve moving forward. We do hope you give us another opportunity to share a more enjoyable experience with you soon. Scott A. Williams General Manager
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nnguyen5490 wrote a review Nov 2022
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The hotel didn’t publish that they have very old radiator heating system. The temperature cannot be changed. The room was so hot at night that we couldn’t sleep at all. My throat was constant dried, headache set in and we felt so uncomfortable all night! Took us 2 days after to recover from a horrible night sleep. Never come back.
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Responded 1 week ago
We appreciate the feedback. It's unfortunate you had such challenges during your stay with us. We're disheartened our temperature control system didn't meet your expectations. It's important to us that our guests feel relaxed and comfortable during their time with us. We hold ourselves to a higher standard so we'll address your concerns with our team moving forward. We hope you allow us the chance to host you again soon for a more positive experience. Scott A. Williams General Manager
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CarlaP wrote a review Nov 2022
Boston, Massachusetts1 contribution
It’s like getting into a '20s movie And the staff was very friendly from the check in to the check out. The Location ia perfect for visiting the entire city. I really liked the hotel and my stay was very pleasant. I’ll come back.
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Response from ScottGraduate, Manager at Graduate Providence
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for the 4-star rating and review, cpaolu875759! We're thrilled you had such a pleasant time at the Graduate Providence! We strive to offer top-notch service and convenience for our guests. It's fantastic you enjoyed our kind staff and ideal location so much. That's what we like to see! We look forward to sharing an even better experience with you next time. Scott A. Williams General Manager
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ltsnh1941 wrote a review Nov 2022
Ireland2 contributions
Not sure I stayed in the same hotel as some folks that rated this hotel poorly. Our experience was quite different from their experience. Loved the size of the rooms and the decorations in the rooms. It was enjoyable reading the book titles on the wall-paper in the sitting rooms and trying to determine who was in the many photo frames in the bedroom was a challenge. The beds were quite comfortable. The heating system worked well. The food in Reiner's was excellent but the noise level was horrendous.
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Response from ScottGraduate, Manager at Graduate Providence
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us! We appreciate your compliments regarding the atmosphere at Graduate Providence. Our ambiance is something in which we take a lot of pride. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us so much. We'd love to see you back again soon. Thank you! Scott A. Williams General Manager
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detchings wrote a review Nov 2022
Boston, Massachusetts1 contribution
Amazing venue. Food and drinks were creative and delicious! Motivated staff. Very helpful. Loved the ballroom set up and the brunch view. The menus were delish! The staff were gracious and prompt. Room rates were perfect; we could have used 1 more parking pass as husband worked late. Our room was hot to sleep. We got a fan and cracked windows - heat stayed on though I had put he AC on. Turned out fine; front desk advised shutting thermostat off completely to balance out the room; worked perfectly. Loved the nice, heavy furniture. Beds were comfy. Pillows tough as I’m allergic to goose down. Would prefer a , “my pillow.” Amazing time! Would definitely re-book!!!!
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Response from ScottGraduate, Manager at Graduate Providence
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for the excellent rating, detchings! It's fantastic to hear you enjoyed your stay at Graduate Providence so much! We're delighted we could accommodate you during your stay and that we left you with a wonderful impression. Your praise for our delicious cuisine, kind staff, and comfortable accommodations is much appreciated! We truly value your feedback. We'll take your concerns into consideration as we move forward to improve for the future. Thank you for taking the time to share. We look forward to hosting you again soon! Scott A. Williams General Manager
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Duffman P wrote a review Nov 2022
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We’ve been to four locations of the graduate chain (as well as many other hotels as we follow our collegiate athlete around) and this one is exceptional. You feel like your walking into history. The mix of old school architecture and up to date amenities is just right 😊 the location is ideal in the heart downtown. Your surrounded by bars & restaurants (plus everything in providence is a 15 min or less drive away 🤷🏽‍♂️). Speaking of driving, parking is $25 a night to self park at a garage located right behind the hotel. Lastly, the beds in this hotel chain are the MOST COMFORTABLE beds we’ve ever experienced at any hotel…ever!!!
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for leaving us this wonderful review, Duff! We're thrilled your time at Graduate Providence was so enjoyable! It's also great to hear you took advantage of our convenient location in the heart of the city. We endeavor to offer our guests only the most memorable of experiences and your praise lets us know we're succeeding. We look forward to hosting you again soon for another fabulous experience! Scott A. Williams General Manager
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A3544NKjane wrote a review Nov 2022
Coconut Creek, Florida1 contribution
Wonderful place to stay. The beds are comfortable, and the rooms are quiet and unique. Each one seemed to have a story to tell. Staying here is a "must" is you like history (the strange sounds are part of the charm). The staff is exceptional. They are friendly and helpful to attend to your needs. Great for family gatherings. We ate at the Reiners (a few times) and Poindexture Coffee (once). Both the food and atmosphere were nice.
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review, A3544NKjane! We're thrilled to know you enjoyed your stay at Graduate Providence so much! We strive for excellence so we're pleased to hear you appreciated not only our comfortable beds and quiet atmosphere, but also our friendly staff and unique property! Your praise lets us know we're succeeding! We can't wait to host you again for yet another unforgettable visit! Scott A. Williams General Manager
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$140 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Providence Biltmore
LOCATION
United StatesRhode IslandProvidenceDowntown Providence
NUMBER OF ROOMS
294
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Frequently Asked Questions about Graduate Providence
Which popular attractions are close to Graduate Providence?
Nearby attractions include The Great Escape Room (0.1 miles), WaterFire (0.3 miles), and Providence Performing Arts Center (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Graduate Providence?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a fitness center, and meeting rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Graduate Providence?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Graduate Providence?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Graduate Providence?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Graduate Providence?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gracie's, The Capital Grille, and Cafe Nuovo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Graduate Providence?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is Graduate Providence located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Providence.
Does Graduate Providence offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Graduate Providence?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Stephen Hopkins House (0.3 miles), Providence Athenæum (0.4 miles), and Roger Williams National Memorial (0.5 miles).
Does Graduate Providence have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.