Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel
- Hotel Class:
- Reputation: GOOD
- User Rating: (565 reviews)
- AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings
- Fodor's Choice
- Frommer's Exceptional
- Room Service
- Internet Access
- Business Center
- Meeting Rooms
- Fitness Center
How it Ranks: Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel ranks #1 out of 14 Providence Hotels based on an evaluation of expert ratings and awards, as well as user reviews. The hotel scored high enough to make the U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in Providence.
- #1 in Best Providence Hotels
- #4 in Best Rhode Island Hotels
- #60 in Marriott Group Hotels
- #3 in Renaissance Hotels
Our Take: This uniquely designed property was originally intended as a Masonic temple, but it stood empty for nearly 80 years due to lack of funds during the Great Depression. Then Marriott gave the property a facelift, refashioning the building into a stylish hotel with contemporary furnishings. However, some of the early design elements of the building are still preserved, like the marble columns and Masonic iconography on the tile flooring. Even some of the graffiti drawn when the building was abandoned remains in the Mediterranean restaurant, Temple. The spacious guest rooms are furnished with upscale amenities, such as sumptuous linens, plush down comforters, marble bathrooms, and mini-refrigerators. Though some recent guests bemoan the steep valet parking fees, most praise the hotel for its convenient location next to the State Capitol and hospitable front-desk and concierge staff. If you're signed up for Marriott's rewards program, you're eligible to receive extra perks like complimentary stays by choosing to bed down here.
Location & Top Nearby Hotels
Of 14 hotels in Providence, 14 are ranked on the U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in Providence. The two closest to Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel are shown on the map below. These include Omni Providence Hotel (<0.5 miles) and Hotel Providence (0.5 miles).
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Nearby Things to Do
Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel is 3.3 miles from the #1 ranked Providence attraction, Roger Williams Park Zoo. Of the seven top rated attractions, the five closest ones are listed below.
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