Dont miss your chance to stay here. I knew the moment smiling Kate ( sincere smile, not that corporate hotel smile) opened the front door that the Christopher Dodge House was going to be a WINNER! The staff is attentive, friendly ( but not overly so) and you can just tell they are sincerely welcoming you and want you to have a great stay. Allyanne, a wonderfully joyfull young lady that I learned is the chef here ( professionally trained btw) took time to ask me exactly how I wanted my hot breakfast prepared. No banquet steam pans full of 'eggs from a box' ...no far from it. She not only took my order, individually prepared my wonderful breakfast and served it to me...but she made her way back to my seat by the cozy fireplace in the beautiful breakfast room to ask me if I enjoyed it. Further when I asked about the wonderful sauce that accompanied my fresh eggs and breakfast potatoes ... She took time to tell me about how to prepare such a sauce.
What a pleasure to stay at a beautiful B&B and be cared for by such sincere caring staff ... It is obvious that each of them love what they are doing here. STAFF: 5 stars
My room, first floor, number 4 , was simply beautiful. Every detail,carefully restored. My room featured a ' I'm not leaving here' canopy bed ' ( wish my wife had been here;) ) that was like sleeping on a cloud, a gorgeous fireplace of white marble, and a antique writing table perfectly situated in a three sided cove of 12 foot high windows overlooking the walkway and quite street below. Comfy chair next to the fireplace, which I sat in and enjoyed a great read until I fell asleep in it...and eventually made my way on to the cloud like canopy bed for a great nights sleep. I should mention as well that my room was on the side of the building closest to the highway and yet I never noticed any road noise. In fact I am only mentioning this because I read a review that said it was too noisy. Well, if you are coming here to practice pure transidental meditation... Okay... Sure you might miss one pin dropping.... But really, it is quite and peaceful.
Everything in my room worked....TV with cable, my medium mini fridge, shower etc etc. all great.
I travel a lot .... Like 3 million miles on American Airlines so far... And I fly all the airlines... And we world travelers need WiFi..... In fact we need great, high speed wifi...... OH JOY... They have it here! Uber, über WiFi... Netflix no problem..etc. CDH ( Christopher Dodge House) your WiFi rocks! The parking was easy, no charge, the common room was beautiful, filledwith baked goods, single serving fancy coffee makers,tea and more cookies...made fresh here at CDH... The entire place is right out of Architectual Digest Magaazine.
COMFORT and AMENITIES : 5 stars
I will keep this category short.... Cleanliness ...... Okay if you can get the place an cleaner and more well cared for you need your own show on HGTV. Immaculate and expertly cared for is how I would best describe the CDH.
CLEANLINESS: 5 stars
Location: right in the heart of things Providence. You are only a few minutes from downtown, you can see the State House from your window and Atwells Ave (restaurant row of Federal Hill) is a 3 minutes away. I dined at the Providence Oyster House on Atwells last night.... Oh yummy! The CDH staff is helpful with local knowledge, getting around, where to go for what etc. Oh, the train station is a five minute cab ride away and TF Green ( Providence RI) airport ) is 20 to 30 minutes away depending on what time of day.
LOCATION: 5 stars
Okay, this is easy....value......at 140 bucks..... Come on, I have paid more to stay in cookie cutter roadside brand hotels that can't even be considered for logical comparison to the CDH.
VALUE: 5 stars
OVERALL: 5 STARS
This is a rare find. That's why I titled my review don't miss your chance to stay here.
I tried to come up with something I didn't like...... No chance..... And probably the most
well deserved 5 STARS I have ever given. Congrats CDH... You won my Providence
stays for life.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in downtown Providence, the Christopher Dodge House Rhode Island Bed and Breakfast was renovated to its original stately grandeur, a stunning 3-story brick Italianate mansion. Enjoy the convenience the Inn offers to attractions such as, Providence Place Mall, Convention Center, RI School of Design, Brown University and world famous "Water Fire". Rooms are spacious and offer comfortable accommodations with many amenities such as fireplaces, hand-crafted furniture, WIFI, and a delightful, home cooked breakfast. Special packages include historic tours of Providence, fabulous restaurants, and romantic getaways. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Christopher Dodge House Hotel Providence