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Hotel Providence
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Providence
Houston
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33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed July 29, 2006

I am a picky traveller so I do not understand the negative reviews - we found the Hotel Providence to be wonderful. The staff was very helpful, the rooms were lovely and clean. It is about two blocks farther to the main tourist areas than the Biltmore, Marriott, etc., but that is not a big deal in Providence (nice weather, good sidewalks). The place is absolutely charming.

  • Liked — Value
  • Disliked — Elevators were not air conditioned
  • Stayed June 2006, traveled with family
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3 Thank KDB17
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Providence
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2006

At check in I was asked for two forms of ID. I got the impression right away they thought I was going to steal the bathrobes.

I pulled back the sheets on the bed and there were hairs between them. This disgusts me. The throw pillows on the beds smelled of BO.

Stay away from the restaurant I thought it was incredibly overpriced. Two entrees and one appetizer and a bottle of wine were $120. Service wasn't great either For that princely sum we were given only 1/2 a slice of bread each.

There is a lot of street noise when the bars let out. Overall this stay was dissapointing.>>>>>>>>>>

  • Stayed December 2005, traveled as a couple
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7 Thank ArtVanderlay
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2006

We stayed two nights at this particular hotel and it was fine, but would not stay here again for the following reasons:

1. The reception staffs seemed bored and indifferent and were not very welcoming.

2. Very tiny rooms and although they were nicely decorated we did feel claustrophobic, but surprisingly enough the bathroom was average size and well appointed.

3. The beds were full and not queen size as described.

4. The location of the hotel was shoddy with derelicts begging for money in every corner. Needless to say we did not feel safe walking at night.

The lobby is beautiful and the hotel is clean and new but for it’s location, staff, and room size we will not go back or recommend it to any one.

  • Liked — New hotel so it had a feel of clean.
  • Disliked — Indifferent reception staff and the tiny rooms.
  • Tips/Secrets — stay at the Westin or a junior suite at the Biltmore hotel.
  • Stayed December 2005, traveled as a couple
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10 Thank seta
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Washington, DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 9, 2006

My boyfriend and I stayed there this past weekend and it was simply fabulous! I travel a lot for work and stay at many different hotels, chain, botique, bed & breakfast, etc. The Hotel Providence is tied with the Adolphus in Dallas, TX for the title of best hotel ever! The Hotel Providence is charming, well-situated, and a dream to stay at. The staff was exceptional, the lobby is stunning, the rooms are well-appointed and so, so comfy! The mattress! The rain shower! The lovely toiletries! The hotel was so nice we extended our stay another night. I can't recommend it highly enough.

Enjoy your stay!

  • Stayed July 2006
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1 Thank Little_E_DC
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Branford, Connecticut
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2006

We spent a rainy weekend in Providence but although WaterFire was cancelled, all was not lost. The staff of the Hotel Providence was warm and welcoming on arrival and throughout our stay. Room service was prompt and the concierge very helpful. Our room was small but clean and nicely decorated. The bed was very comfortable. Because of the weather, we ended up searching for indoor activities and saw a fantastic presentation of a safari in Africa at the IMAX theater in the Mall. We dined on Federal Hill, the Little Italy section of Providence. Had a fantastic dinner at Siena. Before we left the next day,we made another trip to Federal Hill where we loaded up on delicious baked goods from Scialo Brothers bakery and all kinds of incredible Italian sauces,breads,cheeses and meats from Costantino's Venda Ravioli, both on Atwells St.

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3 Thank JoannM.
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Warwick, RI
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21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2006

My friend and I stayed at the Hotel Providence for an evening. They are attentive to your needs from the moment you step out of your vehicle. The staff at check in was exeptionally professional. You don't get the feeling that you are being serviced because the staff is waiting for a gratuity. They are helpful and friendly because it is their job to be.

When returning to our room after shopping we discovered that the rug in one portion of our room was soaking wet. A quick call to the front desk prompted an engineer to come to evaluate the situation and the front desk supervisor Erika to come up and introduce herself. She then escorted us to the beautiful bar in the hotel resturant and told us drinks and appetizers were complimentary while they assessed the situation. We were informed of what was going on several times while we enjoyed some wine and we then opted to stay in the room once they dried the rug rather than a complimentary upgrade to a suite because there was only a king bed in the suite.

Upon our return to our room which was beautiful to begin with, we were pleased to find turndown service, robes, slippers laid out and a gift bag awaiting each of us. They also reduced our rate due to the inconvenience. (without being asked)

Erika learned we had resturant reservations near the waterfire event that evening. She contacted the restuarant and we ended up getting a front row seat to waterfire.

I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2006
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3 Thank WithanL
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Property: Hotel Providence
Address: 139 Mathewson Street, Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903
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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 #3 of 12 Hotels in Providence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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