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“Very Nice Hotel, Convenient location, Professional staff and Good Restaurant/Bar” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel

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Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Providence
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Very Nice Hotel, Convenient location, Professional staff and Good Restaurant/Bar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

We were in the area for a concert at Gillette Stadium, this hotel was in a convenient location and the prices were very reasonable. The staff was professional and friendly, Temple restaurant staff included. Rooms were clean, comfortable and the bathroom is huge. The only negatives are the charges for Wifi and high priced parking, which unfortunately you get at all higher end hotels (which I'll never understand).

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Ren-Providence-Team, General Manager at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Thank-you for your wonderful observations that our staff were professional and friendly,restaurant staff included. It is fabulous that you enjoyed our rooms and we look forward to being of service in the near future to help you discover more about our hotel and our city.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Norwich, Connecticut
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

I stayed at this hotel while in town for a wedding. The hotel is easy to get to and it's in a great location in downtown Providence. You can step outside the hotel and it's only a 5-minute walk to the Providence Place mall and numerous restaurants. It's also right across the street from the Rhode Island state capitol building.
The hotel itself is very modern and chic. There is a huge lobby, very tastefully decorated, with lots of seating. There is also a bar and restaurant right downstairs from the lobby - also very nicely appointed. The room was clean, bathroom is huge, and bed was very comfortable.
Checking out the next morning took all of about 15 seconds and the valet brought my car very quickly.
Overall a very nice hotel with great service!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Kelcey J
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Ren-Providence-Team, General Manager at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Thank-you for discovering our hotel! We are centrally located and close to all the amazing venues that Providence has to offer and we love when our guests get out and discover what makes us so special. It is also fabulous to hear that you enjoyed your room and the amenities that we have available. We look forward to your next visit.
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Maitland, Florida
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102 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

Overall, this is a nice hotel to stay. Close to the freeway and the Providence Place mall. Also close to entertainment and places to eat. Valet was super great to us. They suggested a wheel chair for my son who had broken his ankle. This came in very handy getting all of us over to the mall area.
One issue was when we checked in, the hotel had been at full capacity the night before and they had allowed a large number of late check outs. As a result there were not that many rooms open when we came to check in at 2 pm. At times the desk area was clogged up with people but they did try to move thing along.
Room size was good. Had some noisy neighbors one night ( at 2 am) which considering the cost of the hotel not sure why they were staying here?
Warning the club level is NOT open after noon on Friday all day Saturday or until 5 pm on Sunday so if staying for the weekend not an option.

Room Tip: Had a handicapped room due to my son being in a cast. The bathroom was huge and more room in the li...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank juliefriesl
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Ren-Providence-Team, General Manager at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Thank-you for your fabulous feedback. It is wonderful to hear that our staff went above and beyond to accommodate your son. We look forward to seeing you in the near future and we truly apologize for your slight delay at check-in.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

My wife and I stayed here on July 12 and 13 to celebrate our 10th anniversary. The hotel was beautifully apportioned and the room was spectacular. The staff was amazing, they were able to answer any questions we had about the area were happy to help. The valet parking service was a nice touch, one less thing we needed to worry about. Hotel is within walking distance to everything in the downtown area. We were there for a Waterfire weekend, and it was a 5 minute walk to the canal. Would recommend this hotel highly to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Kennedyt1
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Ren-Providence-Team, General Manager at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Congratulations on your 10th anniversary and thank-you for discovering our hotel. We truly appreciate your valuable feedback and we are happy to hear we exceeded your expectations in a number of areas. Fabulous that you could experience Waterfire and we look forward to being of service in the near future.
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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

One night weekend stay was great. Kaitlin and William were outstanding. The gentleman in the valet and bellstand were very welcoming and accomdating. The hotel was completely clean from top to bottom and temple was a great hidaway for cocktails and good fun. Walking distance to the mall, this hotel is a great option. Only wish i had another day to play.

Room Tip: Ask for a 31 room if available, spaceous but no view
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank okwhere2now
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Ren-Providence-Team, General Manager at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Thank-you for discovering our hotel and it is wonderful that you found our central location assisted you in discovering what makes our city so unique. It will be my pleasure to recognize and celebrate with Kaitlin and William your accolades for their fabulous efforts.We look forward to your next visit to Providence and our hotel.
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Plantation, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

The hotel is nicely appointed and the rooms were very clean and large (we are a family of 4). The front desk staff was very knowledgable and helped us make restaurant choices in various parts of the city. The housekeeping staff was extremely accommodating and the restaurant staff was nice as well. The valet staff was very candid about the fact it would take 15-20 minutes to deliver the car (apparently vehicles are parked about 1/4 a mile away).

The big issue with the hotel is that the walls are paper thin. The people in the next room had a normal conversation at 12:30 am (no criticism of them) and it sounded like they were in our bed talking to us. Fortunately, this only happened one night.

In all, it is a nice hotel in a good location. We would stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PBBJFamily
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Ren-Providence-Team, General Manager at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Thank-you for discovering our hotel and your wonderful feedback about our rooms, our staff knowledge and how well our staff reacted to your requests and accommodated all of your needs. We rarely hear comments about the soundproofing of our rooms but we are happy to hear this was an isolated instance during your stay. We do look forward to being of service in the near future and appreciate your loyalty when you visit Providence.
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Washington, DC
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

The hotel is a bit difficult to navigate to, but once you're there you're in the heart of Providence. The valet staff was friendly and fast, check-in and out was a breeze and the public area was well-kept. The room was spacious, clean, and relaxing - AND it had a pretty amazing bathroom.
Our only complaint was the bar. We waited 10-15 minutes for someone to show up and take our drink order, but they never did- even when the hostess said they were on their way. It was happy hour, so it wasn't like we were trying to get a drink at 10 am or anything!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank citycook2013
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Ren-Providence-Team, General Manager at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Thank-you for your wonderful feedback and compliments about our staff, your check-in experience and the overall presentation of our hotel and guest rooms. I will be happy to pass on your feedback to the team in Public Restaurant and Bar. I know they will appreciate your valuable feedback. We hope to see you again soon.
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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