Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel

5 Avenue of the Arts | Providence, RI 02903-1103  [SEE MAP]Providence, RI  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Hotel gets high praise for unique design, friendly staff and central location
Expensive valet and self-parking fees

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. Some of the early design elements of the building are still preserved, like the marble columns and Masonic iconography on the tile flooring. The spacious guest rooms are furnished with upscale amenities, such as down comforters, feather pillows, marble bathrooms and minifridges. 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 the Marriott Bonvoy program, you're eligible to receive extra perks like complimentary stays by choosing to stay here.

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Location
Providence, RI
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Hotel, 272 rooms
Primary View
City center
Style
Traditional, Historic
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Groups, Families

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Scorecard
  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

Rankings

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Frommer’s

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High on a hill overlooking downtown, this former Masonic temple — left unfinished in 1928 — has been transformed into a sleek hotel with spacious rooms and bold colors adding a modern flair to the Doric columns and marble floors.

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Developers restoring the building in the early 2000s incorporated the original architectural features, and the decor pays tribute to building's history with framed 1926 blueprints from Osgood & Osgood, the original architects, and photos of vintage graffiti found in the long-empty corridors.

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1470 have reviewed the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, 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 1470 reviews 4.5 (based on 1470 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Rooms at the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel are decorated in a dark brown and red color palette. Minifridges, flat-screen TVs and premium channels come standard in all rooms.
  • Free Wi-Fi access

Standard room size404 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

Located in what was once a 1920s Masonic temple, the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel sits across from the Rhode Island State House. The hotel is next to Providence Place Mall and close to other attractions, including the Rhode Island Convention Center, WaterFire river sculptures and historic Benefit Street. Well-known colleges and universities, including Brown University, Johnson & Wales University and Rhode Island School of Design, are also nearby.
  • 10 miles north of T. F. Green Airport
  • Train station and bus terminal within a half-mile
  • 24-hour valet parking ($30)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($25)
  • 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 Public Kitchen & Bar at the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel offers diners pub-inspired dishes and cocktails in a Newport mansion drawing room setting. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Casual dress code
  • Room service is available
  • Convenience store on-site

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAmerican

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

Kids

Although the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel does not provide any childrens amenities, the property does offer babysitting services for a fee.
  • Rollaway beds are available
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs

Fitness

    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

    Business

    The Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel offers a wide variety of business services, including computer workstations, printing, photocopying and faxing. Shipping and delivery services are also available.
    • Fees for incoming and outgoing faxes
    • Audiovisual assistance available

    Number of meeting rooms9

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

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