Hotel Providence

139 Mathewson Street | Providence, RI 02903  [SEE MAP]Providence, RI  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

The friendly and helpful staff received high praise from recent guests
Nightly parking rates are expensive here
Hotel Providence is a modern boutique hotel with a touch of quaint New England hospitality. Rooms are comfortably furnished with top-notch amenities, like Gilchrist & Soames bath products, work spaces, plush robes and local works of art. There's even a collection of 16 Author Suites (inspired by New England authors like Edgar Allen Poe and H.P. Lovecraft), which are stocked with the literary works of their namesakes. The hotel's restaurant, Backstage Kitchen + Bar, is also a big hit among locals and recent guests, who love the establishment's American cuisine. Visitors also appreciate Hotel Providence's convenient locale – it's nestled in the heart of the Arts and Entertainment District in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. However, beware of expensive valet parking fees if you arrive with a vehicle.
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Location
Providence, RI
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 96 rooms
Primary View
City center
Style
Traditional, Historic

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  • 4.0Hotel Class

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Critic Reviews

Fodor's

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In the heart of the city's Arts and Entertainment District, this intimate boutique hotel sets the standard for elegant decor and attentive service. Rooms and suites are in a pair of restored 19th-century buildings; the lobby and second floor were once a department store.

Oyster.com

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The interior decor is a mix of traditional New England and European styles, though some may find the rooms more old-fashioned than upscale. But the restaurant and bar have a much more contemporary and sexy feel – and thus draw a hip, stylish crowd.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1514 have reviewed the Hotel Providence, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1514 reviews 4.5 (based on 1514 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms at the Hotel Providence are decorated with antique-style furnishings and local artwork. Each room has a large work space as well as a flat-screen TV and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Bathrooms have marble floors, pedestal sinks and a bathtub and shower combination.
  • Keurig coffee makers and minifridges provided
Nightly resort fee$20

Standard room size350 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Hotel Providence is located in the heart of Providence's Arts and Entertainment District, a neighborhood with a variety of shops, restaurants and theaters. The hotel is also just a couple of blocks from the Providence Performing Arts Center and the Rhode Island Convention Center. Hotel Providence, which is located inside a renovated building that was originally built in the late 1800s, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Waterplace Park, which hosts events and concerts, is a half-mile north
  • 8 miles north of T. F. Green Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($30)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

The Hotel Providence’s on-site restaurant, the Backstage Kitchen + Bar, serves upscale American-style cuisine. The restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner.
  • Restaurant features an outdoor courtyard
  • Room service hours vary by day
  • Breakfast at Backstage Kitchen + Bar begins at 7 a.m.
  • Backstage Kitchen + Bar open for dinner at 5 p.m.
  • Bar & Lounge on-site

Number of restaurants1

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Fitness

The Hotel Providence has a 24-hour fitness center with a variety of state-of-the-art weight-training and cardio machines. A complete set of free weights is also available.
  • Running and walking paths located along the Riverwalk near the property
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

The Hotel Providence has an on-site business center and five meeting spaces available to guests, including the 1,490-square-foot Blackstone Terrace. The hotel can accommodate meetings of up to 175 guests.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi, audiovisual services, and staging and lighting services are available

Number of meeting rooms5

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

The Hotel Providence is pet friendly, and the hotel welcomes pets that weigh less than 25 pounds for a fee of $75 per stay. The property has a limited number of pet friendly rooms, so guests should call before they arrive.
    • Pets allowed (with fee)
    • Dog walking
    • Pet-sitting

    Wedding

    The Hotel Providence has a variety of spaces available for on-site weddings, the largest of which is the Tilden Thurber Ballroom; it can accommodate up to 250 guests for a reception or up to 150 guests for a banquet. Outdoor events can be held on the Blackstone Terrace, which is a tented area with chandeliers. The hotel also has plenty of space for pre-wedding events like showers and rehearsal dinners.
    • Custom menus available from on-site catering staff
    • On-site wedding planner available
    • Sound system, dance floor, audiovisual equipment, staging and lighting are available

    Maximum wedding guest capacity250

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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