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Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel

5 Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903, United States Access

Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel

Get a feel for the city at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel. Our building, once a Masonic Temple dating back to the 1920s, offers a unique blend of historic architecture and contemporary amenities. Delight in unparalleled access to prominent destinations, such as Brown University, the Providence Performing Arts Center and the Rhode Island School of Design. If exploring the city isn't on your agenda, retire to our luxurious rooms and suites, adorned with sleek décor, complimentary Wi-Fi, mini-refrigerators and marble bathrooms for your ultimate relaxation. Order a meal to your door with our convenient room service, or head over to our signature restaurant for delicious American cuisine, paired with refreshing cocktails. Hosting a seminar or wedding reception? Consider our nine venues, featuring event planners, AV equipment, full-service catering and six versatile layouts. Whatever the reason for your travels, you'll find a welcome reprieve from your everyday life at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel.

Accessibility

Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel
5 Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903, United States

Hotel

  • Internet
    FREE Internet access
  • FREE WiFi
  • High speed Internet
  • High speed wireless
  • Transportation
    Motorcycle parking
  • Off-Site parking
  • Valet parking
  • Front desk
    24-hour reception
  • Car rental
  • Check cashing policy
  • Concierge desk
  • Concierge floor
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Front desk
  • Video checkout
  • Video review billing
  • Work away
    Business center
  • Business services
  • General
    Direct dial telephone
  • Interior corridors
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Public area air conditioned
  • Hotel service
    ATM/Cash machine
  • Boarding pass print-out available
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning
  • FREE newspaper in lobby
  • FREE shoeshine
  • Full service housekeeping
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping daily
  • Ironing board
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Safe deposit box
  • Security
  • Turndown service
  • Valet cleaning
  • Valet same day dry cleaning
  • Wakeup service
  • Outlets
    Barber shop
  • Beauty shop/salon
  • Bookstore
  • Drugstore/pharmacy
  • Florist
  • Gift/News stand
  • Vending machines
  • Travelling with others
    Babysitting service
  • Accessible
    Accessible facilities
  • Elevators
  • Events
    Meeting rooms
  • Wedding services
  • Green facilities
    Low carbon footprint control

Recreation

  • Wellness
    Health club
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Fitness
    Exercise gym
  • Fitness center
  • Gym
  • Sport
    Tennis court

Food and Drink

  • Special attention
    FREE coffee in lobby
  • FREE in-room coffee/tea
  • Services
    Executive floor
  • Room service
  • Room service - full menu
  • Kitchen facilities
    Ice machine
  • Outlets type
    Cocktail lounge
  • Cocktail lounge with entertainment
  • Cocktail lounge with light fare
  • Food and beverage outlets
  • Lounges/Bars
  • Restaurant

House policy

  • Check-in Time: 16:00
  • Check-out Time: 12:00

Cancel policy
Cancel policy may be more restrictive based on rate / room booked, season, special events

Travel with others

Children policy
1 kid ages 1 or under stays FREE

Payment type

      

Language spoken

  • English

Welcome capacity

  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 9
  • Number of Sleeping Rooms: 272
  • Largest Meeting Room Size: 4900 sq. ft.
  • Largest Meeting Room Capacity: 500

Parking

  • Motorcycle parking
  • Off-Site parking
  • Valet parking

Amenities

  • Full business center
  • Printer
  • Copier
  • Overnight delivery/pickup
  • FREE incoming fax
  • Business center
  • Telephone
  • FREE toll free calls
  • Computer
  • Network/internet printing available
  • Post/parcel service
  • Fax machine
  • On-site business center
  • Meeting facilities
  • Voicemail

Environment

Property's Green Action

We set goals and policies to reduce energy and water consumption, catalyze our progress and review our performance. We also collaborate with suppliers to provide products that conserve energy, reduce and divert waste and are comprised of more sustainable materials. We encourage sustainability in our kitchens through actions such as purchasing organic and responsibly sourced food, planting herb gardens, sourcing cage-free eggs and sourcing seafood caught in a sustainable manner and recycling cooking oil.


  •  Low carbon footprint control

Most helpful reviews 9 44 reviews

A Google User
1 year ago – Google

9

Loved the room. The most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. Must go to the restaurant as well. A wonderful atmosphere, great food and service. My friends and I had a wonderful time!

A Google User
2 years ago – Google

10

Stayed in a room on the main floor. Really fantastic layout and architecture. Can't beat the location. Stayed for a work event and there were some interesting decoration choices. Still a great experience!

Elizabeth Livingston
2 years ago – Google

9

Excellent service from everyone at the hotel. The room was inviting and the beds were oh so comfy. Elizabeth at the front desk gave us an excellent recommendation for dinner which turned out wonderfully. The only way it could have been better was for fairies to massage my feet as I slept. 🤩

Jonathan hernandez
2 years ago – Google

5

Very nice building. Ballroom looked great. The food was very mediocre at best, the rice we had with dinner was downright bad. Service by the staff was great, lower rating all because the food was not good.

Patrick Daniels
2 years ago – Google

10

My favorite hotel in Providence. Unique rooms wonderful thoughtful and caring staff. The valets are the best! The food is great at Public the 24hour lounge is fantastic. I travel a lot and this is among my top five hotels ever.

Matt Muro
2 years ago – Google

9

Beautiful, modern hotel without the pretentious staff. Everyone from the valet to bar staff were so nice and accommodating. Our room was spacious and immaculate, sheets and pillows luxurious. An absolute wonderful stay. We can't wait to come back and explore more of Providence. Thank you Renaissance Providence 😀

Michael Taylor
2 years ago – Google

7

The Renaissance is a 4-star hotel converted froma former masonic temple, and is located along the river and conveniently next to a large mall, the State House, and the downtown (Down City) restaurants and shops. Very professional staff and well-appointed rooms, though a consistent light/moderate level of noise from other rooms/hallway remained audible throughout our visit. Nothing at all that was a deal-breaker, and would gladly stay again for cleanliness and location alone.

Patricia Brune
2 years ago – Google

10

Beautiful hotel and pleasant, helpful staff. The fitness center here is large, clean, offers free towels and has TV. Only flaw I found was that the room service prices are steep for small portions. There are plenty of places to eat in close proximity to the hotel, and the Providence Place mall has a food court.

Miriam Mokhtar
2 years ago – Google

10

Wonderful rooms, great location with a beautiful view of the state capital building. The staff were very helpful and welcoming and when an issue with our billing came up they solved it and gave us a discount. My family and I will definitely return !

Rohan Moitra
2 years ago – Google

10

One of the best hotels in downtown Providence, situated right across the rosd from the very scenic RI State House. Great views and friendly staff, and a nice bar and restaurant (Temple).

Muz Mostofi
2 years ago – Google

10

Lovely rooms. Elegant yet clean and modern where needed. No dressing gowns in the room however

Y Torres
2 years ago – Google

9

Fantasticly located near the Providence mall with easy access to food and entertainment... walking distance. The staff at the hotel are super nice and the food at the restaurant is very good. This is my second time in the area and this is where I will always stay.

Bridget Russell
2 years ago – Google

9

Truly amazing experience. They cater to your every need. They definitely exceeded my expectations. Definitely will stay again!

Kyung Cho
2 years ago – Google

4

We stayed here for unmemorable four nights. There was something wrong with our room key system and had to go down to the front desk at least five times to have the front desk to reprogram the key cards. I thought that they should have proactively requested maintenance to take a look at the key mechanism on the door the third time we went to reprogram our key cards. But, this is how the front desk people roll. One front desk person finally had some sense to ask to have the maintenance look at the issues we were having with the door, but it was our last night and didn't really want to waste our time, too late; we declined. Another time, front desk staff forgot to program the card for us to access the Club Lounge, so again we had to go down to get the key cards reprogrammed. This is totally unacceptable for a well-known hotel like Renaissance to operate without a care. Speaking of Club Lounge, why is it closed on weekends. Let us with status get up there to relax and enjoy freshly brewed coffees and other tiny selection of refreshments you have in the room. Don't you think we deserve it? I guess I'm just too used to staying at an international Renaissance Hotels in which the hotels serve almost full menu and full bar during dinner hours.

Erik Tanner
2 years ago – Google

9

My wife and I were there for a short weekend visit to Providence. The entire staff from the moment we arrived to the moment we left were all fantastic... valet members, front desks, maitre d, bartender, room service, etc, all made our stay great. Our next visit to Providence will definitely include staying at this Renaissance.

Pamela S.
2 years ago – Google

9

My room was ready early (which was great since I had been up since 3:30am), and I had plenty of time to relax before going out and about. The location is great because the hotel is within walking distance of the mall and restaurants. The room was clean and service was superb. I will stay here again for sure. Oh, and side note...the Patriots plane is at the airport. Couldn't resist a pic.

Anna Steel
2 years ago – Google

8

Overall was a great place to stay. Nice clean room. They could have explained the parking situation a little better. My understanding was that it was $30 for the whole time not $30 a night

alexandra helly
2 years ago – Google

8

All Great....except Valet. Between them and the Bell Hops we were stranded for over an hour. Our friends car was actually missing! Otherwise I LOVED it! Staff was superb and went beyond to make your stay extremely satisfying.

Rich M
2 years ago – Google

9

The rooms/bathrooms were clean and the rooms are quiet. There a safes in the room which is always a plus. Maids did a good job and the bar is good. Didn't eat there, so I can't comment on the food. We have stayed here a few times for our daughters cheer competitions and never have a complaint.

Frederick Wright
2 years ago – Google

9

Hard to imagine a better stay. Although we did receive a generous upgrade due to it being their slow season, I think we would have enjoyed this sumptuous, architecturally unique hotel even with a standard room. The check-in process was fast and efficient, and I highly recommend their restaurant downstairs, especially the cozy, quiet bar area. The hotel's location is perfect, especially when you arrive by train and just need to walk a couple blocks.

Saige Moloian
2 years ago – Google

9

Really loved the art everywhere! We were there around thanksgiving and they had just put up the Christmas tree in the front lobby. It was really gorgeous. The breakfast every morning was delicious and the service was excellent. Definitely a great place to stay if you are visiting providence. Everything is walkable from this location.

Rebecca Corriveau
2 years ago – Google

9

We had a wonderful stay in downtown Providence at this Marriott. We stayed on the 9th floor, and had a great view of downtown. The room was clean, well appointed and comfortable. Staff was friendly and attentive.

Armen Moloian
2 years ago – Google

7

Very nice place. Hotel staff upbeat and helpful. Big rooms with lots of amenities. I would stay here again.

Lorraine Sterling
2 years ago – Google

7

This is the first time we had stayed at this hotel and we were generally impressed. The staff across the board could not have been more pleasant and helpful. Our room was comfortable and well equipped. The only reason we gave 4 instead of 5 stars was the bedding. The bed itself was very comfortable, but the mattress protector did not wrap under the mattress and only had thin straps to hold it. They did not hold and resulted in bunched up material. The bottom sheet was thin and rough - not quality material. We had room service for one meal and breakfast in the dining room - both excellent.

Elijah Hall
2 years ago – Google

9

Beautiful ball room and lobby. This is a great place to host an event. The valets were attentive and fast.

Corey Hilinski
2 years ago – Google

6

From the outside this place looks magnificent. Unfortunately it stops there with horrible valet service. These guys are literally running up and down the street and it can take upwards of 20minutes to get your car. Not the valets fault this is the hotels fault. Inside the entry and check it I would describe it as average. Nothing catches your eye it's just blah. Of course an elevator was down during my stay. The room was nice and had a good layout. Can't say I had a good view. The room I stayed in was one of the first few right off the elevator next to a maintenance room. There is a sharp corner of the building where the rooms just look out right into the other side of the building roughly 20ft away. So I got the enjoy looking at that. If I pressed my face against the windows I was able to see the massive parking garage for the mall next block down. The mattress was nice but the sheets were terrible. The duvet cover is extra loose and doesn't close so after a few turns in your sleep the comforter is out of the duvet and your covered in a big mess of sheets. Pillows were quite nice I really liked them. Bathroom had nice sink with plenty of room for everything you would use at home. The mirror had an anti fogging feature and it worked great after taking a hot shower. The shower however was the worst shower I can remember using in a hotel. The curtain was on an arc screwed into the walls. The screws were lose causing this arc to droop down from the weight of this heavy shower curtain or someone pulling to hard. Now the curtain won't stay up on either side of the rod because it's falling into the center of this arc. Not to mention pressure to the shower was non existent. This was a total bummer because my last hotel I stayed at in DC had an amazing shower. Other thing to add is that the hallways are loud during the day. The housekeepers are yelling in Spanish up and down the halls. Doesn't really bother me but it might bother you. Last night there I went the hotel bar restaurant called Public. It was far better than expected. Wish I went 2 days earlier I would have spent more money. The bartender was fantastic I would recommend the Gin Fresco. It was amazing! Dinner was also great I had a braised lamb with red sauce. Appetizers were calamari and spicy noodles. The apps were dynamite and seafood was cooked perfect. I also have to add this was on a Sunday night around 9pm. Place was like a dead zone. The waiter was very nice and knowlegable. I have to recommend this place to everyone. Even if you don't stay at the hotel check out Public. They only have 2 televisions at the bar I really wish they had 2 more. That's the only complaint I have about the place it was a very pleasant surprise. Overall the Renaissance in my opinion is 2.5 stars. But I'm giving 3 instead of 2 because the restaurant was so so good and the location of the hotel is very convenient.

Corey Adams
2 years ago – Google

4

It's a wonderful hotel property, however the attitude of the employees is clearly reflected on the managers because they treat their employees like trash. However many have already stated this.. management needs some serious improvement. My girlfriend or I, will defiantly not be back.

Cynthia Doil
2 years ago – Google

8

This is a wonderful hotel in all aspects EXCEPT parking which is $36 a night with only valet service. You could park at the "nearby" mall but if you happen to have physical limitations (or happen to be a 100% disabled veteran) you are out of luck. There are no allowances for those with handicapped parking privileges despite the fact that Rhode Island doesn't charge for public disabled parking. Anything for a buck. So much for gratitude for service to your country or allowances for the disabled.

Shams Alkari
2 years ago – Google

9

Beautiful hotel, great location only 2 min walk from House of State and Providence Place. Manager Keith was phenomenal and really made our trip an enjoyable and memorable one. Would love to stay here again while visiting this beautiful historic city. The room was clean and enjoyable, the bathroom doors are an odity though. Fitness room was perfection and the amenities in general were exceptional.

Joy Blum
2 years ago – Google

5

I have to start with we checked in late with a company group and found the sheets were in really bad shape and no shampoo so after asking the desk in morning the changed the sheets and brought us shampoo but the sheets are all pillie so the manager came I showed her the sheets and she said we are at the point of replacement ( some even had holes where to thin) then the room got warm turned on the fan and ac was knocking they came to fix that and by midnight the answer after they couldn’t get it to work was they got us a fan. So I took sheets of one bed to make one good bed to sleep in next to my fan But I guess u still have nice staff

Andy Bradshaw
2 years ago – Google

8

Nice rooms and the bar is ok too, but can be busy. Location is close to downtown area and river.

Barbara Ferrara
2 years ago – Google

6

While I was impressed with the knowledge of the area by the staff was not very impressed by the attitude the people in the area received. The rooms are spacious and inviting, the area has so much to offer. I will visit again.

Laurel Campbell
2 years ago – Google

9

Really nice room with a beautiful view of the State house. Staff was super nice. Very pricey.

Carol Ososkie
2 years ago – Google

9

Beautiful staff very attentive to their guest. Right across the street from the Capitol building nice quaint beautiful town

Tina Ashley
2 years ago – Google

10

One of the best! Clean. Beautiful. Great location.

Matt Peppes
3 years ago – Google

10

Front desk staff was very friendly and welcoming. The rooms were great, beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were a good size! The location was also really cool being right across the street from the state house.

Mark Goodwin
3 years ago – Google

5

Mini fridge not working. No ventilation in bathroom. No breakfast discounts. Valet parking $30! All in all very clean, great beds and it's centrally located in the heart of Providence.

Paul Weber
3 years ago – Google

9

Went to a wedding and reception, very good service and food. Everyone that worked there was supper friendly and happy to help with any requests. Would definitely recommend going here.

Olivia Walker
3 years ago – Google

9

Love It! Forget visiting the one you came to see, forget everything the hotel is the visit. The rooms are in period 1800's Love the wall paper love the bed love love love it love the furniture.... Love the desk folks awesome awesome awesome.......

Raymond Dolan
3 years ago – Google

8

I spent my time in the ballroom which was very well organized for the prom I attended. The space worked well for the event. The only downsides were that the elevators to leave and the valets did not have the capacity to get everybody out quickly, however the staff did their best and worked as fast as possible. Overall an enjoyable evening in a great space.

Christine Chen
3 years ago – Google

7

This hotel is excellently located for sightseeing - right next to the State House, and a short walk from the river and Brown University. There's a big mall with a lot of restaurants nearby as well. As far as hotels go, it's pretty standard. We have the most basic room with an unexciting view of the front driveway. The hotel is clean and provides all the usual amenities, including complimentary standard speed WiFi. The staff is polite and professional. My one complaint is the shower, which has barely enough water coming out for a good wash, and whose water pressure seems very subject to other guests' water usage. Would definitely stay here again, although next time we're in Providence we may opt to try out a different hotel in the area.

Carole cjpostal
3 years ago – Google

10

Very clean and comfortable rooms. The staff friendly and attentive. Extra bonus : right next to the mall and walking distance to the train station.

Melissa Pijoan
3 years ago – Google

10

Great view of the state house from our room, we even saw part of a parade from our window. Everything was very clean, beds were comfortable except I'm not a fan of feather pillows. The bathroom doors lock in a weird way that I didnt figure out until I was leaving. Everything else was great. Staff were very nice and helpful!

debra cooper
3 years ago – Google

8

Excellent hotel set inside an old Masonic building. The rooms are all laid out a little odd (closet leading into the bathroom) but this is probably due to the fact the building is so old. Beds are very comfortable, water pressure in the shower is average, but the toiletry products are great. Excellent customer service (especially Elizabeth) and a great view of the state capital from most of the rooms. The workout facility is fantastic compared to the usual but the biggest shortcoming is the lack of pool (doesn't bother me but some would prefer to have something along those lines).

Steven jackson
3 years ago – Google

7

Where to begin.. I travel weekly for work and have to say this is one of my favorite hotels. The staff is excellent offering exceptional service throughout, from the Valet Attendants upon arrival to the Front Desk Staff at check-in. I have always been greeted with smiles and they make a point to truly accommodate and make each guest feel special. I have had the pleasure of working with Macy on many occasions and she always goes the extra mile to ensure everything is to your liking and you are completely satisfied. These days service like that is hard to find in my opinion. This makes a huge difference in my opinion. As for the hotel and condition, a few of my favorite things are the updated showers & bathrooms, the club room, the suites are very nice, the gym will get it done, the beds are extremely comfortable and the views are simply outstanding. Lastly, there is a restaurant & bar within the hotel that I really enjoy that offers the same great service all with excellent cuisine and cocktails.

Carolyn Watson
3 years ago – Google

9

We visit Providence every year. This year we decided to stay at the Omni because of the convenience of the convention center and the mall. The hotel is beautiful and the rooms are 5 star. It's was pricey compared to other hotels but the close proximity to everything made it worth the extra money. We did not have an opportunity to eat at the hotel so I can't rate the food or food service.

annie thompson
3 years ago – Google

7

easy access, but not on any major interstate(noise) beautiful surroundings and grounds. the breakfast was great. the room was roomy and the bed was very nice. will definitely come again, perfect weather

Nicholas Wright
3 years ago – Google

7

Great rooms and short walking distance to downtown places of interest. Comfortable beds and great showers. Staff is very friendly. Hotel grounds are well kept. Good coffee is always available! I would definitely return.

erin castilo
3 years ago – Google

8

If you are looking for space, convenience of location, comfort, cleanliness, good breakfast buffet, welcoming and friendly staff, this is the hotel for you. Nothing is too much trouble and the attitude of all the staff is much to be commended.

sophia bailey
3 years ago – Google

10

Stayed at the renaissance for a wedding and had a great stay! The room was gorgeous, clean, and comfortable! Unfortunately the water temperature in the shower was inconsistent. I could not find a comfortable temp and it kept changing from scalding hot to lukewarm. Other than that, it was great!

Adam Cudworth
3 years ago – Google

7

Everything was great. Valet was awful and they had a hard time figuring out my hybrid. They must have thought it didn't start when they turned the key, messed with the battery and ended up getting it going. Food was fantastic though.

Andrew Feury
3 years ago – Google

8

Nice rooms, lobby, and bar. Only issues were with housekeeping. Our room didn't have shampoo & conditioner when we checked in, and a friend requested cleaning and never received it.

Patrick Daniels
3 years ago – Google

9

The Renaissance Providence is one of my favorite hotels because they understand service. From the moment you arrive u til you leave you are treated as a member of the family. They did everything to make me and my family happy for the duration of our stay. We will be coming g back.

Josh Beauvais
3 years ago – Google

10

Very nice and high class. The staff was professional and knowledgeable. I enjoyed being here.

Julien Van Wambeke-Long
3 years ago – Google

7

Rooms were nice and clean. Bathroom is very nice in room. Event space could use am update on the looks. The sconces were huge in the ballroom. The food was quite good.

Cassandra Ellwood
3 years ago – Google

8

The room and staff were fabulous. Be advised that off-site parking ($3 less than valet) is at the mall, down the hill and around the corner from the hoyel, so it may be worth it to just pay the extra for valet. Nice views of the Capitol and centrally located.

Kevin Dyer
3 years ago – Google

7

Very beautiful hotel with an interesting history in masonry as well. Rooms are spacious and very modern. I recommend it.

Charles xu
3 years ago – Google

8

I stayed here for one night and had a few minor gripes but overall a good experience: 1. The doors in my room were not very good and hard to open. Also, they cannot be locked which is strange because locks on bathroom doors are a bit important. 2. They had a messup while checking out where they did not list us as having been in our room and wasted around 20 minutes of our time. 3. The lobby has a cloying, sweet odor that I do not like that much.

Sunny Agada
4 years ago – Google

8

I truly understand that this hotel has everything to make a guest comfortable but one thing the valet staffs don't realise there a taxi stand for the guests by the hotel, rather they call their prefered cabs and collect $5-10 for every ride, instead of using the cabs available. This truly need to be looked closely into, and the management put a stop to their shaddy deals. Thank you.

Claudia Wang
4 years ago – Google

9

The Renaissance Providence hotel is in a great location: across the street from the capitol and walking distance to the train and downtown. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, and the service is amazing. The hotel has valet parking too. Overall - I would definitely recommend this hotel!

Richard Schwartz
4 years ago – Google

10

The property is located in a great spot. Right across from the magnificent capital building. It is very modern in decor and the rooms were emaculate. The staff was very attentive, friendly and attentive especially Erica and William.

David Ayache
4 years ago – Google

9

Very classy and modern, beautiful rooms and centrally located

Adam Wagner
5 years ago – Google

9

The management and staff were incredible. The hospitality can't be beat. The Renaissance Providence Hotel is by far one of the nicest hotels I have dealt with in a long time. Keep up the great work and thank you for providing such quality service. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone visiting or working in the area.

Victoria M
5 years ago – Google

10

Stayed at this hotel on 3 different occasions and each time was the same awesome room. Had a queen bed looking directly at the Capitol. Very clean and the bed is super comfy. Love that the closet is accessible from the hallway and from inside the bathroom. Makes it easier to get ready. The staff is always friendly and very helpful. They have a little foldable map that also lists local events which is very useful. The downstairs bar/restaurant (Public Kitchen and Bar) has delicious build your own tacos!

Colin Heroux
5 years ago – Google

9

I absolutely adore this hotel! The environment provides you with a new and exciting experience. It's an escape into a modern showcase. The service is professional and kind. My room was beautiful, although it may have been a bit on the smaller side. They definitely compensated with a nice big bathroom. Nothing can impress me more than a enormous bathroom. 10/10 Love it!

HouAndLee LiHueiAndWenYu
5 years ago – Google

10

Excellent Location, Pleasant Staff, Comfortable Spacious Room This Renaissance Hotel is a historic building right next to the State House and very close to the Providence Place Mall with many shops and restaurants. Steve checked us in early with a big smile and gave us a spacious room on the top floor with a pretty nice view. Although it's a historic building, the interior décor were well finished and updated. Our room has two nice size arm chairs, an ottoman, and a very nice working area with a quality extendable desk and a super comfy high back chair. The room had many updated amenities such as safe, fridge, coffee maker and large LCD TV. Comfy King sized bed gave us a very good quality of sleep. The bathroom was huge, beautiful and spotless clean with nice toiletry items (Aveda). In room Wi-Fi charges a fee but free in the public area. There were many nice seating areas around the beautiful lobby. Plenty of "help yourself" apples at check in counter and refreshing local lemonade were served in the afternoon that was a nice touch. We walked to the State House and beautiful Providence Riverwalk. We missed the Waterfire (visit official website for schedule), but still enjoyed the scenery very much. Providence is a charming city and this Renaissance Providence Hotel is within easy walking distance to many attractions. We definitely would recommend this hotel as a great place to stay when visiting the city. Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple