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Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Providence
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“the name speaks for itself”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

This is the second Renaissance hotel that I've stayed in and everything was great. The location is superb, right in the heart of the city with the view of State House. The history of this building is great, as it stands in the place of the Masonic Temple that was build but never finished due to the depression. I love the ambiance of the place, the interior design and the superior service all the employees provided. The only disappointment was that the internet wasn't free and I don't think they had spa on the premises. I'd definitely would stay there again....

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Tampa, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

One of the most important things you need when traveling for many weeks in a row is a place that makes you feel like your coming home. Well I have just ended a 6 month assignment in Providence and I arrived each Sunday night as a welcomed member of the family. Bianca and the entire staff at this fine Marriott property really made me feel so comfortable, that I sometimes forgot that I was away from home 4 nights a week.

As for the food in Providence, wow! The seafood is just off the boat at almost any restaurant you go to, and Providence certainly deserves its reputation for wonderful Italian food as well. Don't forget to try some of the Portuguese places as well, a real treat for anyone who knows how well they prepare Mediterranean dishes.

The building itself was once the Masonic center for Rhode Island, giving it that regal sort of feeling you lose at some of the more recently built hotels. The rooms are spacious and well appointed and the service staff will bend over backwards to make your stay a memorable experience

All in all, why not leave those big city venues behind and try a slice of life on the beautiful New England seacoast. This hotel is a great place to make your headquarters from, and you won't forget Providence, its food or its people.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Ren-Providence-Team, General Manager at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, responded to this review, 3 April 2012
It is fabulous to hear that we accomplished one of the most important things for a long term traveler such as yourself, creating a home away from home for you. We are happy to hear that our team accomplished this during your time with us.We truly appreciate your loyalty and look ahead to being of service to you in the future.
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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

The service was friendly, the room was nice, the location was convenient, and you have a great view of the capital building....especially at night!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Ren-Providence-Team, General Manager at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, responded to this review, 3 April 2012
Thank-you for your fabulous observations on our friendly staff, our guest rooms and our location. The view of our historic state capitol is magnificient, glad you enjoyed it!
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Waterford, CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

This hotel is centrally located and very nice. Great bar area in the restaurant too! Wasn't disappointed at all

  • Stayed March 2012
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Ren-Providence-Team, General Manager at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, responded to this review, 3 April 2012
Thank-you for your wonderful feedback.See you soon!
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Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

The public areas of this former Masonic Temple are comfortable and welcoming with some posh, modern appointments. Doormen were efficient and helpful. Rooms include high ceilings and very comfortable beds. Bathrooms are brand new and sparkling clean. We had a weekend rate that was a great deal and enjoyed a fun night out in underrated Providence Rhode Island.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Ren-Providence-Team, General Manager at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, responded to this review, 23 March 2012
Thank-you for your wonderful observations of our hotel and staff. It is fabulous that you discovered our hotel and our fine city. Looking ahead to being of service to you in the near future.
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North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

I stayed here for business and it is a well appointed hotel. Rooms are comfortable and nicely furnished. The location was very great and building has alot of character. My only concern was my bathroom was not as clean as I would have desired. I think it was an random occurrence because everything else was fine. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Ren-Providence-Team, General Manager at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, responded to this review, 23 March 2012
Thank-you for discovering the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel. We truly appreciate your feedback and observations both positive and constructive for our team. Hopefully we will see you in the near future and once again be of service to you whether visiting Providence for business or pleasure.
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2012

I stayed here during Thanksgiving break of last year. Clean rooms, all the staff members were professional, and they still had the bar open on Thanksgiving! The building has a classic old/vintage style look so It was visually appealing. I like Providence, RI, I recommend anyone to stay here when the visit because it's near Downtown and all the shopping areas are near so you don't have to drive.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Ren-Providence-Team, General Manager at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel, responded to this review, 15 March 2012
Thank-you for discovering the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel.It is fabulous that you found our staff members very professional and that we exceeded your expectations in product and service. As you noted, we are centrally located to many of the wonderful amenities that make Providence a great place to visit.Hopefully we will see you again soon.
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Property: Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel
Address: 5 Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903
Region: United States > Rhode Island > Providence > Downtown Providence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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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