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Providence Ri Hotel - The Top Providence, RI Hotel Choices - Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, Hotel Providence, Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Providence

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Providence is the capital and largest city in Rhode Island. With an estimated population of 171,909, it is the third-largest city in the U.S. region of New England. Providence has always been an economic center of New England with its large industrial base, but more recently, what is being called Providence’s Renaissance has turned the city into a tourist attraction. The attractions in the city that bring in the visitors are separated into four neighborhoods:

  • Downcity features the downtown area and the government district of Capitol Hill as well as the large Waterplace Park and Providence Place Mall.
  • Federal Hill is known for its authentic Italian restaurants and vibrant nightlife.
  • College Hill is also known as The East Side. It is home to Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. There are some dangerous areas in this neighborhood after dark.
  • South Providence is a bastion of shops and retail shopping. Some of the best restaurants are also in this area.

To support all of the tourists and business visitors, there are several choices of Providence, RI hotel. However, there are surprisingly not as many as you would believe. Most every Providence, RI hotel is also rated by consumer at three stars or less, but a few shine out as being particularly high-rated. Here are the top three hotel choices in Providence:

Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel

5 Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903
Reservations: 800-468-3571
Phone: 401-919-5000

The Renaissance Providence Downtown is the highest-rated and most visited Providence, RI hotel. It was originally a Masons’ temple built in 1929 in the Neoclassical tradition. It has since been restored, renovated, and revitalized as an elegant and sophisticated hotel that will meet the expectations of even the most discriminating guest. The hotel is centrally located in the Capitol District and many visiting government officials stay here. Features of the hotel include high-speed internet, full business center, and a fitness center. The Temple Restaurant & Lounge is onsite, offering guests inspired Mediterranean cuisine in a casual, yet sophisticated atmosphere. Private dining rooms are also available. Rooms are available in three tiers: guest rooms, club level (high floor) guest rooms, and State Capitol view rooms. Nightly rates start at $219.

Hotel Providence

139 Mathewson Street, Providence, RI 02903
Reservations: 800-861-8990
Phone: 401-861-8000

Hotel Providence is distinctly Providence. This luxury hotel is rated 4-diamonds by AAA and has an air that blends the best of Europe and traditional New England. Décor is minimalist, but each piece signifies elegance and lends to an overall charm that can’t be denied. The hotel features valet and concierge services, rooms inspired by popular authors of New England literature, a business center, and complete fitness studio. 4,000 square feet of meeting and event space is available for up to 175 guests. Guest dining is provided by Aspire, a new restaurant featuring contemporary Rhode Island cuisine. Seating is available both inside and outside in a candlelit courtyard. Drinks are served by the A-bar, which has become a favorite hangout of locals. Rooms feature high-speed internet access, iPod docks, and large desks/work areas. Author suites come in junior and king sizes with original oil paintings, granite wet bars, and whirlpool tubs. The master suite is known as the Roger Williams Suite. Nightly room rates start at $199. Junior, King, and the master suite are $249, $299, and $699, respectively.

Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Providence

58 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-608-3500
Fax: 401-272-3143

The Hampton Inn & Suites, while upscale, is a little more business casual than the other two top Providence, RI hotel choices. Another factor that separates it from the others is that it is a completely new hotel. It is located in the College Hill neighborhood, within walking distance to Brown University, RISD, Providence College, and Johnson & Wales University. Other nearby attractions include Roger Williams Park Zoo, Rhode Island Convention Center, the financial district, and Hasbro Children’s Hospital. The Hampton features complimentary hot breakfast each morning, complimentary wireless internet, complimentary airport shuttle service, onsite convenience store, and a Precor fitness room. There is no onsite dining at the hotel, but several top restaurants are in the vicinity. Guest enjoy a choice of rooms that include king bed, king bed with study, king bed with sofabed and easy chair, 2 queen beds, and suites. Nightly rates start at $169.

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