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Hotel Providence
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Providence
Reviewed July 3, 2013

I stayed at Hotel Providence for one night, June 30, 2013. The beds were comfortable, the room clean, and nice amenities. I really liked the spaciousness of the bathroom. The only problems were the huge stains on the bed skirt and on the curtain in the bathroom.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Tricia C, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Providence, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review Hotel Providence. We're glad you enjoyed the spaciousness of our guest rooms, as well as, our amenities. I apologize for the stains you encountered. We're in the process of replacing the bed skirts in many of our guest rooms.

Warm regards,
Tom Fitzgibbons
General Manager

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Reviewed July 2, 2013

We spent two weekend nights at the Hotel Providence at the end of June. We had a room on the second floor annex (a bit difficult to get to from the main elevator in the lobby) that was small and had a view of a brick wall, but was otherwise comfortable. The room was clean and we had a relatively large and well lit bathroom. The hotel is near a lot of restaurants and bars, so it can be a bit noisy at night. We used the valet parking ($28 per night) since we needed to come and go a lot. All the staff we spoke with were friendly.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tricia C, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Providence, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

We appreciate your feedback regarding your recent stay. Please be sure to request a room with a view upon making your reservation or at check-in. The front desk is happy to honor your request whenever possible.
I'm glad you were pleased with our valet services and were able to retrieve your vehicle in a timely manner. Thank you for your business and we hope that you will choose Hotel Providence on your next visit to Rhode Island.

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Tom Fitzgibbons
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

We stay in Providence frequently but at other 5 star hotels. A dear friends wedding was at this one so we thought we would give it a try. The rates are extremely reasonable and the staff was courteous. Room service was prompt as well as the valet. All went well with the exception of the pan handlers just outside the hotel constantly asking for something. The staff tries to help but since there is a soup kitchen a half block away it is difficult to do. I would stay again overall.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Tricia C, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Providence, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your comments. We're thrilled that you opted to stay with us for your friend's wedding. We pride ourselves on keeping our rates competitive with the larger, branded hotels in the city, while still maintaining the highest level of service.
We apologize for the unwanted attention you received outside of our property. We have been working diligently with city officials to eradicate this issue. Thank you again for your business and we look forward to your return.

Best,
Tom Fitzgibbons
General Manager

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

This hotel was so beautiful & comfortable!
It's located downtown Providence - an easy in / out for city and surrounding locations. The hotel design & rooms are pretty & quite comfortable. Absolutely pristine. Staff was super accommodating
PROS: Hotel design - comfort - friendly staff
CONS: Valet parking pricey & rooms pricey

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Tricia C, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Providence, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for the review. We think our location is ideal, as well! We love being in the center of the thriving Arts & Theater district (and only a block from the larger sporting/ music venues).
Thank you for your kind words regarding your accommodations and especially your remarks about our staff. I can tell them every day that I appreciate and admire their enthusiasm, but it means so much more when it comes from a guest.

Warm regards,
Tom Fitzgibbons
General Manager

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Reviewed June 30, 2013

I used my free night to stay at this hotel to visit our son who goes to Johnson & Wales University and is staying in Providence for the summer, so the rate was fairly reasonable for Providence. The central city location is perfect and close to everything. Valet attendant was very attentive and helpful. There is a public parking lot across the street, but you have to pay each time to take your car out. The valet is pricey ($28/day), but they will get your car as many times as you might need it for the same price. Ambiance is very appealing in the lobby, but we didn't get to try the restaurant. The room was very comfortable and clean. We could hear the shower running in the morning in a room upstairs, but it wasn't loud enough to be disturbing. I don't usually sleep well in most hotels, but had a great night sleep there. I was looking forward to the cityscape at night, but I was disappointed that our view was of a brick wall :( Not sure if they gave us this room because we paid the cheaper rate, but I'd like to think they were booked full and was happy they gave us the 2 queen size beds we requested on a last-minute booking. We'd probably stay there again if the rate was reasonable.

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

The Hotel Providence is a quaint hotel with a sweet and attentive staff. I'm not sure of all of the rooms but we were upgraded to a huge suite that overlooked Westminster on the corner with a full size kitchen and large bathroom. The room was fabulous, traditional. This is an old school hotel with old school manners and that's the charm of the Hotel Providence!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

I stayed at the Hotel Providence over Easter Weekend this year. I snagged a great rate.

The hotel is nice. The lobby feels very traditional. Service was good, check in was easy, valet was easy. Nice. But nothing about the hotel feels boutique. It's too big, first of all, to try to fit itself into that category.

I stayed in a king bed room. Like the lobby, the decor was traditional. The bed was comfortable, room was good sized. The bathroom was nice, though not enough counter space. The shower was marble and nice.

Nice nice nice. Nothing was excellent, or fantastic, or exceptional, or quirky, or innovative. Those are attributes I usually assign to boutique properties.

Nonetheless, the hotel is very well located, and I had an above average experience.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Hotel Providence

Address: 139 Mathewson Street, Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903
Location: United States > Rhode Island > Providence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Providence
Price Range: $150 - $301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Providence 4*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Providence is nestled in the heart of downtown Providence's Arts and Theatre district. Located mere blocks from boutique shopping, galleries and perfect little cafes/restaurants, Hotel Providence is itself a place where the arts are celebrated and where finding new passions (or reviving sleeping ones) are celebrated! We all have a passion...discover yours at Hotel Providence! ... more   less 
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