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Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Providence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 7, 2012

My first stay at the Renaissance Providence was only 4 weeks after the hotel opened. We couldn't have asked for more! Great price, gorgeous decor throughout the hotel, perfectly clean rooms (and not just because they were new -- excellent housekeeping staff), and an amazingly accommodating front desk staff.

The hotel is adjacent to the State House, a beautiful historic building in the day, and amazingly lit up at night. A major shopping mall is within walking distance, and the hotel is just a short drive from Brown University.

I returned to Providence a few years later, mostly because of of the amazing experience I had at this hotel. Nothing had changed -- it was as wonderful as it was the first time! On this trip, I lost a set of bracelets, leaving them behind in the hotel room. The Renaissance staff went out of their way to be helpful, locating the missing jewelry and sending them by Fedex to my home.

Without reservation, I can recommend the Renaissance Providence as a "Must Stay!"

Oh...and if you're into history, make sure you check out the amazing story behind the building.

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the State House
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  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with family
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Ren-Providence-Team, General Manager at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2012

Thank-you for your fabulous comments. It is wonderful that you discovered our hotel still exceeds your expectations after all this time.We truly appreciate your kind words and look forward to being of service to you once again in the near future.

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Reviewed February 4, 2012

perfect downtown Providence location! You can walk to anywhere in down town! right next to the mall!!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Ren-Providence-Team, General Manager at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2012

I would like to thank-you for discovering our hotel and experiencing our perfect downtown Providence location. As you discovered, we are within walking distance to anywhere in the downtown area and the various shops, restaurants, attractions and events that make Providence such a special place to visit. Hopefully we will see you again soon.

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Reviewed February 4, 2012

This was a very typical Marriott - very nice with a nice Marriott bed. We requested a rollaway which they provided- really big one and comfy for my daughter. The bathroom was so pretty - nice shower and many nice touches with the shampoos, etc.
We ordered room service which was quick and really delicious (we had the flatbread pizza). Parking is 28 dollars and they were quick and efficient retrieving our car. We stayed here while at a cheerleading convention - very close to the convention center which is a big plus.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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Ren-Providence-Team, General Manager at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2012

Thank-you for discovering our hotel and we appreciate your wonderful comments about our amenities and special touches.We are centrally located to a number of the destinations in our city that make Providence such a wonderful place to experience and visit . Once again, thank-you for your visit.

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Reviewed February 1, 2012

The Renaissance in Providence is a gem, a re-converted Masonic temple, only a block from the massive Providence Mall. Everything about our experience at this hotel was terrific. It had a wonderful gym, the staff was exceptionally helpful, and the location across from the State Capitol was fantastic. Great view of the Capitol building from our room, which was spacious and tastefully furnished. Plenty of places in the lobby to sit down and quietly read and the valet staff was very attentive. Staff even served tea and coffee at off hours. All in all, an absolutely wonderful experience

Room Tip: Ask for view of Capitol. High floor had little street noise.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Ren-Providence-Team, General Manager at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2012

Thank-you for your kind remarks. It is fabulous that you discovered our hotel and that our staff exceeded your expectations and you found our location fantastic.Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed January 30, 2012

Arrived Sunday night - $28 for valet parking (in Providence!??)

Burger at the bar was way overcooked (possibly "double-cooked")

Asked for a wake-up call. Never received one.

Housekeeping was banging on the doot at 8 AM (even though there was a newpaper on the floor outside of the room!)

Won't be back.....

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled on business
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Ren-Providence-Team, General Manager at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2012

Thank you for your feedback and I do apologize that we did not exceed your expectation on this visit. As we are rated #1 in our market on Trip Advisor, I can assure you that this was an isolated instance and we would love to have the opportunity in the future to regain your confidence. In relation to our valet parking charge, it is equivalent to similar hotels in our market, it is valet service only and all vehicles are parked in a secure, covered environment accessible only to our team, this also includes 24 hour access to your vehicle with unlimited in and out privileges. In Providence we do consider this rate a value compared to parking charges in surrounding cities. Thank you once again for your feedback.

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Reviewed January 30, 2012

Very nice hotel, the manager/concierge was wonderful and knowledgeable and gave us great recommendations for restaurants, things to do. All in all, everyone was very helpful, contributing to a nice weekend. The rooms were quiet and roomy, beds very comfortable. Would definitely recommend. .

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Ren-Providence-Team, General Manager at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2012

Thank you for discovering our hotel, we truly appreciate your feedback and it will be my pleasure to pass it on to our team, they will be happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully we will have the opportunity to be of service to you again in the near future.

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Reviewed January 20, 2012

This is a great location if you are heading to Providence, Rhode Island. Rooms are large, clean and location is perfect. You can walk everywhere and great restaurants are located nearby (within walking distance). We went for New Year's Eve and had a wonderful time. Get a room overlooking the Capital. We plan on going back!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Ren-Providence-Team, General Manager at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2012

Thank-you for your wonderful feedback and we appreciate that you discovered our hotel. We are centrally located to everything that makes Providence such a wonderful city and are views of the State Capitol are spectacular. Hopefully we will see you on your next visit to Providence.

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Additional Information about Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel

Address: 5 Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903
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Location: United States > Rhode Island > Providence > Downtown Providence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Providence
#1 Business Hotel in Providence
#3 Family Hotel in Providence
#4 Romantic Hotel in Providence
Price Range: $176 - $412 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 272
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fuel your sense of wonder at the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel with geometric décor infused throughout inspired by the creative talents of world-renowned Rhode Island School of Design. Experience the sparkle of a re-imagined lounge and discover the "WOW'" factor in our guest rooms. All are warm and airy with splashes of color, comfy beds and bathroom fixtures that impart a luxurious feel. Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel is among the most remarkable hotels in Providence, Rhode Island. Housed in a beautifully restored historic 1920s era building, the hotel's 264 exquisite guest rooms and 8 suites offer exceptional comfort. ... more   less 
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