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Downtown is a district in Providence.

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Understand[edit]

Downcity Providence includes the core of the downtown area as well as Waterplace Park, the Providence Place Mall, and Capitol Hill. A number of Providence's historic buildings are located downcity, as are many businesses, as well as Rhode Island's main public transportation station, Kennedy Plaza (KP). Parking is hard to find, with meters and lots scattered throughout the city. Downcity Providence is home to a growing number of interesting restaurants, nightclubs, and shops.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

  • T.F. Green Airport (IATA: PVD) [1] in nearby Warwick, offers many low cost and regular flights to cities in the United States.

Get in from TF Green

  • Car: take I-95 North. Approx. 20 minutes.
  • Bus:
    • The #20 bus goes to Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence by way of Elmwood and Roger Williams Park and Zoo, and takes approximately 40 minutes.
    • The #14 bus goes directly to and from Kennedy Plaza and takes approximately 15-25 minutes, also connects to Newport, Narragansett, and East Greenwich.
Bus route information from RIPTA's website [2].
  • Train: MBTA, +1 617 222-5000, [3]. The Providence/South Station line now extends to T.F. Green Airport; this stop is serviced mornings and evenings only.
  • Boston's Logan Airport (BOS) is much larger and is generally used for most international flights.

Get in from Logan

  • Car: take I-95 South. Approx. 1 hour (potentially much longer in traffic).
  • Public transit: take the MBTA [4] Silver Line bus (it's a BRT line) to South Station and take an MBTA commuter train to Providence. Approx. 1hr 30 mins in travel time. Add waiting time of 1-2 hours if you haven't planned which commuter train to catch. The commuter rail leaves you in downtown Providence.

By train[edit]

  • MBTA, 100 Gaspee St., +1 617 222-5000, [5]. MBTA runs a commuter rail between Boston and Providence on the Providence/Stoughton line (formerly the Attleboro/Stoughton line). It is $7.75 for a one way trip taking about an hour. Tickets bought aboard the train, instead of at the station, have a $1.00-$2.00 surcharge added.
  • Amtrak's Acela and Regional , 100 Gaspee St., 1-800-USA-RAIL, [6] routes from the south and west, from New York City and Washington, but from Boston in the north, it is most economical to take the MBTA. Service is rather frequent. The Acela train takes just under 3 hours to arrive from New York's Penn Station after traveling from points further south.

By car[edit]

For those driving, I-95 will serve you well from Boston or New York areas, Rt. 146 is better when coming from Worcester or western Massachusetts area. I-195 connects to Cape Cod and eastern Massachusetts. Driving from TF Green Airport (PVD) [7], head north on I-95. Driving to the airport exit 13 on I-95.

By bus[edit]

  • RIPTA, +1 401 781-9400, [8]. Services across all of Rhode Island and throughout Providence, with a central hub in Kennedy Plaza.
  • Bonanza Bus Lines, [9].
  • Greyhound Bus, [10].
  • Fung Wah Bus, [11]]
  • MegaBus, [12]. Services daily from New York City with three round trips. The stop is located at the intersection of Fountain and Eddy Streets.


Get around[edit]

Downtown Providence is very compact and can easily be covered walking. There is some parking available throughout the city, but RIPTA's[13] public transport network is extensive and an alternative to driving. Although public transit in Providence is almost entirely comprised of buses, the buses are on-time, reliable, and much of RIPTA's bus fleet is new. Kennedy Plaza, RIPTA's downtown bus station, has recently undergone a major overhaul and is well laid out with digital displays at each terminal that tell when the next bus will be coming.

Two of the downtown lines are run completely on natural gas trackless trolleys (called the Providence LINK Trolley), and cover most of historic Providence. Base fare is $2.00, though e-riptiks or ride passes may be purchased either on-board or at local Shaw's and Stop and Shop supermarkets. Seniors or disabled persons ride for half price during non-peak hours with the presentation of an id. Students from some local colleges can buy discounted bus passes or use their school id cards (policy varies depending on the school).

If walking and/or bus trips don't suit your fancy, cab rides are also an option. Taxis are constantly idling in the area of Kennedy Plaza, just outside of the 7-Eleven, and also just a couple of blocks away at the Providence Westin (One West Exchange Street).

See[edit][add listing]

Museums[edit]

  • RISD Museum of Art [14] was founded in 1877 as a part of the Rhode Island School of Design. The museum is the home of 84,000 works of arts from various time periods. The museum thrives on its diversity, creative and cultural expression and its consistency to open new exhibits. 224 Benefit St, phone: 401-454-6500.
  • Culinary Archives & Museum at Johnson and Wales University [15]. Meant to excite your senses and pique your appetite for art and artifacts about food service and cookery, this museum documents the history of the culinary and hospitality industries, and includes a diner and stove museum. The Culinary Arts Museum is recognized as a premiere institution dedicated to the preservation of the history of the culinary and hospitality industries. Tues-Sun, 10AM-5PM. 315 Harborside Blvd.

Galleries[edit]

  • AIA ri, The Windows on Architecture Gallery [aia-ri.org]. This gallery focuses on design, form, and architecture. Open Gallery Night, and by appointment. 158 Washington St, phone: +1 401 272-6418.
  • AS220, 115 Empire Street, (401) 831-3663, (401) 831-9327, [16]. Community art space with a mission is to provide an unjuried and uncensored forum for the arts. Ventures include: 4 galleries, a performance space, a print shop, 2 darkrooms, fab lab & youth program + - From the owner  edit
  • Craftland [17]. Now open year-round, this shop/gallery offers a variety of handmade goods, from clothing, to housewares, to fine art. Prices are reasonable, plus, all purchases are tax-free. Mon-Sat, 10AM-6PM; Su, 11AM-5PM. 235 Westminster St, phone: +1 401 272-4285.
  • Picture This Gallery [18]. Traditional, historic, and contemporary work are all on display in this tucked-away space. Custom framing services are also available. Mon-Fri, 10AM-6PM. 48 Weybosset St, phone: +1 401 331-1001.
  • University of Rhode Island Providence Campus Gallery [19] presents work from professional and community artists in themed exhibits on subjects such as culture, human rights, breast cancer awareness etc. 80 Washington St, phone: +1 401 277-5206.

Architecture[edit]

  • The Arcade - The oldest enclosed shopping mall in America, completed in 1828. Built in the style of Greek Revival, this building has a unique twist: Due to a disagreement between the two principal architects, columns on one end are Ionic, and on the other, Doric. 66 Weybosset St. (Note: This building is currently closed, awaiting renovations).
  • City Hall - Dorrance St. & Washington St. Finished in 1878, the Second Empire Baroque City Hall only survives today because of former Mayor Buddy Cianci's careful restoration in 1975.
  • Rhode Island State House was designed by the New York firm of McKim, Mead & White, the State House is sculpted from white Georgia marble and sits atop Smith Hill in downtown Providence. Construction took nine years to complete, beginning in 1895 and finishing in 1904. Educational tours are offered daily. Call the Secretary of State’s office and schedule a tour: (401) 222-2357.

Parks[edit]

  • Waterplace Park and Riverwalk, Francis St. at Memorial Blvd. Finished in 1994, Waterplace Park is probably the most accepted recent addition to the city owing to its historic and unassuming look. Featuring cobblestone paths and unobtrusively shaped concrete form, the park follows Providence's downtown rivers quietly below the level of automobile traffic. You'll usually find a few people enjoying the park quietly. Come here during Waterfire (below under "do") to see the park at its best.
  • Burnside Park, adjacent to Kennedy Plaza. This small park is named for Ambrose Burnside, a general in the American Civil War. Several sculptures, including an equestrian statue of General Burnside, dot this quiet park.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Imax Theatre [20] ín the Providence Place Mall is Rhode Island’s only Imax theatre housing a 6 story high screen. The theatre is home of various films such as educational, current entertaining films and the most popular 3-D films. Phone: 401-453-4446 ext 200.
  • Providence Performing Arts Center [21] (PPAC) is a historic theater built in 1928 as a Loew's Movie Palace. This is R.I.’s home for Broadway productions, children shows and popular entertainment. 220 Weybosset St, phone: 401-421-2787.


  • Trinity Repertory Company, 201 Washington Street, +1 (401) 351-4242, [22]. Established in 1963, the Trinity Repertory theatre has been host to 58 world premieres, film screenings, educational programs and is home to the last permanent acting company in the country.  edit

Seasonal[edit]

  • Bank of America Skating Center, 2 Kennedy Plaza, +1 401 331-5544[23] is a 14,000 square-foot outdoor ice rink located in the center of Downcity Providence that offers ice skating fun for all ages. Hours are 10AM to 10PM, Monday-Friday, and 11AM to 10PM Saturday-Sunday. The rink is open from the end of November to the end of March, weather permitting, (call in the case of inclement weather to confirm rink is open). Cost of skating is $6.00 Adults, $3.00 Children (12 and under) and $3.00 Seniors (65 and older), though season passes are available and certain designated skating times are discounted. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Skate rental is available for $4.00 per pair.
  • Gallery Night Providence [24], +1 401 490-2042. On the third Thursday of the month, March through November, twenty-one of the city's museums and galleries open their doors to all. Free guided bus tours are organized around specific themes (contemporary art, emerging artists, artisan shops, etc.), and are often led by special guest speakers. Tours leave One Regency Plaza, (where you can park for free), every half hour between 5:30PM and 7:00PM. If you prefer a self-guided tour, visit Gallery Night's website for a detailed map.
  • Waterfire[25] centers on a series of 100 fires that burn on the three rivers that pass through the middle of downtown Providence. The string of fires illuminates nearly two-thirds of a mile and residents and visitors gather to stroll along the river. The fires are burned from sunset to past midnight on select evenings (typically on weekends) from April or May through October. If you want to experience something that is very relaxing while still taking in the urban life of downtown Providence, go and see Waterfire. There are no admission charges. Concessions are available. There are outdoor stands set up hosting a Dunkin Donuts as well as kettle corn, pizza and doughboy (fried dough) distributors for modest prices. Boat rides are available if you would like to get a closer look at the fire. Pricing for the gondola during WaterFire is $159 for 2 passengers and $15 per additional person which can be added to your gondola up until the day of the ride. Proud Mary offers motor launch services on a pontoon boat with tours leaving every half hour from the north side of Waterplace Basin. WaterFire is quite popular with locals and visitors alike, and tends to draw large crowds. If you do plan to attend WaterFire, walking or taking public transportation into Kennedy Plaza is strongly recommended as most surrounding streets become very congested. If you are driving, parking is available at the Providence Place Mall for $1 for a 3 hour time block. The price increases after one surpasses 3 hours.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Providence Place Mall [26] is downtown’s primary source of dining and entertainment, movies, sales, events, programs, and shopping! It is comprised of three floors consisting of 2 movie theatres, more than 100 stores, kiosks, and more. One Providence Place, phone: 401-270-1000.
  • American Apparel , 159 Weybosset St., +1 401 861-0007, [27]. M-Sa 10AM-8PM, Su 12PM-5PM. Located on Weybosset Street between Eddy and Union, American Apparel is the world famous LA-based manufacturer and retailer of clothing for men, women, kids, and dogs. All stages of production occur under one roof at their downtown Los Angeles factory- from the cutting and sewing, right through to the photography and marketing.
  • Westminster Street boasts much of the newest and most diverse local shopping in the city. Parking along this one-way street is nearly impossible; walk there if you can, or park in one of the near-by lots. A selection of the shops along Westminster include:
  • Clover, 233 Westminster St., +1 401 490-4626, [28]. Tu-Sa 11AM-6PM, Su 12PM-5PM. Clover offers a collection of women's and men's clothing that provide a contemporary and unique selection of lines, styles, and versatile offerings for both "dressed up" and "dressed down" occasions. Clover displays its carefully chosen pieces in a modern and clean showroom-like environment, and merges established labels with young emerging designers.
  • Craftland [29]. Now open year-round, this shop/gallery offers a variety of handmade goods, from clothing, to housewares, to fine art. Prices are reasonable, plus, all purchases are tax-free. Mon-Sat, 10AM-6PM; Su, 11AM-5PM. 235 Westminster St, phone: +1 401 272-4285.
  • Elsa Arms, 231 Westminster St., +1 401 383-5558, Tu-Sa 11AM-6PM, Su 12PM-5PM. Elsa Arms is an upscale women's clothing boutique located in the Peerless Building, right in the heart of the "Downcity Renaissance." Stop in for an exquisite shopping experience and see the latest offerings from Adam+Eve, Alice & Olivia, Nili Lotan, Rag & Bone, and many others.
  • Eno, 225 Westminster St., +1 401 521-2000, [30]. M-Sa 12PM-10PM. Eno is Downcity's full-service spirits shop, with an extensive selection of wine, beer, and fine liquors. The store, with its bank vault decor, is an environment for wine connoisseurs and novices alike, and an expert staff is on hand at all times to assist your selection. Eno hosts regular tastings and food pairings and offers delivery service to downtown residents and employees.
  • Homestyle, 229 Westminster St., +1 401 277-1159, [31]. Daily, 10AM-7PM. At Homestyle, fine art pieces sit among top-shelf/great value upholstery, accent home furnishings, and truly artful gifts. A savvy, creative, staff is available to assist you in selecting just the right piece, or come in and browse at your leisure. Extraordinary gifts in a wide range of price points make Homestyle the "go-to" place for unique gifts in all categories from hostess to housewarming to wedding to birthday.
  • Modern Love, 220 Westminster St., +1 401 421-1475, [32]. Daily, 11AM-6PM. Modern Love was opened in 2010 as a companion store to Queen of Hearts that carries an eclectic selection of women’s shoes and accessories such as jewelry, socks, hats, and handbags. You can expect the same funky and feminine charm from Modern Love’s unique merchandise as you can from that of its sister store just next door.
  • Queen of Hearts, 222 Westminster St., +1 401 421-1471, Daily, 11AM-6PM. Queen of Hearts is before all else, an original women's clothing and accessories boutique, but is also a showroom for visual art, home goods, gifts, and lifestyle paraphernalia. Merchandise is all one-of-a-kind, handmade material, designed and created by local and regional artists and designers.
  • Symposium Books, 240 Westminster St., +1 401 273-7900, [33]. M-Wed 10AM-6PM, Th-Sa 12PM-8PM, Su 12PM-5PM. Symposium Books consistently offers some of the finest books in Providence. Browse their diverse selection of carefully chosen titles in a broad range of subjects, specializing in Academic, Scholarly, Literary, Art, Architecture, Photography, Design, and University Press books. Most books are discounted at 10-80% off all the time!
  • WHARF Clothing and Wares, 212 Westminster Street, +1 (401) 272-1231, [34]. Mon-Sat: 11AM to 6PM, Sun: 12PM - 5PM. The founders of Wharf strongly believe in providing their clients with goods crafted with the same sort of care that one would have expected in the days of yore when craftsmen were specialized in a single trade. The name itself represents a place of commerce and culture. WHARF offers men's attire for any occasion, whether it be a Sunday afternoon picnic or a job interview.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Capital Grill, 56 Exchange St, (401) 441-5378. Providence, RI. Presented by The American Culinary Federation their “Achievement of Excellence Award” and Referred by The Miami Heraldto as a, “culinary theme park full of dark wood, stuffed game heads, cigars, high-end drinks, wines and dry aged steaks.” Capital Grill is a high-end restaurant well known for its warm soothing environment, impressive menu of nationally renowned dry aged steaks, fresh seafood award-winning wine list of more than 5,000 bottles.  edit
  • Café Nuovo, 1 Citizens Plz, (401)421-2525. With a capacity to seat 130 people inside, 60 people outdoor (when in season) and offering valet parking. Café nuovo is recognized for their cuisine as a blend of flavors from around the globe; skillful preparation and distinctive balance of components by serving, fresh, and pure appetizing, seasonal ingredients; from a network of growers and local farms to distant market. Café Nuovo has also gained a reputation of displaying spectacular plate presentation that.  edit
  • Downcity Foods and Cocktails, 50 Weybosset St, (401)331-9217. The location is newly renovated and relocated from its original location after being taken under flams back in May of 2006. They open their doors to Fox network show, Kitchen Nightmare for help in recreating a new and better environment. With the assistances of host Chef Gordon Ramsay, Downcity is serving exceptional foods from its original menu including new and recreated entries, inspired by Chef Gordon Ramsay himself. They also offer a 2 floors for dining seating services, along with their bar that enables you to choose up to 50 different types of cocktail drinks.  edit
  • McCormick & Schmick's, 11 Dorrance Street, (401)351-4500, [35]. Is a family of seafood restaurant conveniently located at the bottom of the Biltmore hotel. McComick & Schmick’s have been serving some of the best seafood selection in the downtown Providence area for over 30 years. Customers are served real and fresh foods at all times, from their seafood to their fruit juice. The food is wonderful and the restaurant its self is a great environment that many can enjoy. McCormick & Schmick’s provide people with space for events, wedding and rehearsal dinners, meeting, social events and other functions with help from their own professional planer.  edit
  • Capriccio, 2 Pine Street, (401)241-1320, [36]. Located in the Downtown financial district, Capriccio is a classic, sophisticated restaurant that features international cuisine with a Northern Italian taste. They have been awarded over 40 awards for fine dining, wines and decor. Cappriccio’s has elegant furnishings an appetizing menu and wines to its tuxedoed service staff to match. This restaurant is one of the top high-end restaurants in all of Rhode Island.  edit
  • Sidebar Bistro, 127 Dorrance St # 3B, Providence, RI 02903-2828, (401) 421-7200. Steak House, Bar & Grill, Bar & Grills. The atmosphere is romantic with great live music (Jazz), great food and a bar scene.  edit
  • Haven Bros. Diner, Corner of Fulton & Dorrance, (401) 861-7777. Daily 4:30PM-5AM. One of the oldest restaurants in the country, this Providence institution serves hot dogs, hamburgers, sandwiches, milkshakes, and fries. Find it each night parked next to City Hall. Cash only.  edit
  • Local 121, 121 Washington St, (401) 274-2121, [37]. Lunch, Tues-Sat; Dinner & drinks, nightly. Creative regional food featuring local ingredients. Local micro-brews, regional wines and classic cocktails. This restaurant is located in the renovated Dreyfus Hotel. Great for the foodie, or those looking for a nice place to take out-of-town guests.  edit
  • Fire and Ice Mongolian Grill, 48 Providence Place, 4012704040. Daily 1130AM-10PM. Fire and Ice is a buffet style grill where you pick your pasta, veggies, meats, seafood, sauce and more! All food is cooked right in front of your eyes on a large circular mongolian grill. Some side order items and liquor is available upon request. Birthday parties and large groups are welcome. The restaurant provides some off side areas for parties. Brunch is offered on Sundays starting at 1030AM. $9.99-16.99.  edit
  • Mediterraneo, 134 Atwells Ave, 4013317760. 11AM-1AM. This Italian restaurant is a good eat with high prices for those looking for a upperclass dinner with a casual feel. No suit and tie required. Valet service out front assures the safety of patrons cars while dining. The restaurant has two stories where you can be seated near the bar or overlooking the street in a quiet setting. The menu has a wide variety of Italian with Greek and Spanish influenced dishes. The average dish without any extra add ins is around $20. Plates are of the right serving and you will be satisfied with every bite. After dinner, dessert is brought out to each table on a platter for diners to choose from. This is not a kid friendly restaurant and no kids menu is available.  edit
  • Small Point Café, 230 Westminster St., +1 (401) 228-6999, [38]. Mon – Fri 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM, Sat 9 AM – 6:30 PM, Sun 9 AM – 6 PM. Small Point is a cozy coffee shop smack dab in the middle of Downcity. They serve everything from gourmet style sandwiches - with vegetarian options, to boot - to parfaits, but their lattes and latte art are the real selling point. Perfect for breakfast on the go or a quiet study spot.  edit
  • Flan y Ajo, 225a Westminster Street, +1 (401) 432-6656, [39]. Flan y Ajo is a recently established Spanish eatery that offers an imaginative take on traditional tapas. It is run by the sweetest young couple you could ever hope to meet in this lovely city. A quaint little place to grab a quick lunch. It is also a BYOB establishment.  edit
  • Tazza Caffe, 250 Westminster Street, +1 (401) 421-3300, [40]. Tazza is a cafe, restaurant and bar conveniently located on Westminster street in Downcity Providence's historic Alice Building. They serve brunch, lunch, and dinner, and also feature a small plates menu. They serve many creatively blended cocktails and infuse many of their vodkas on site. The atmosphere of this newly renovated space has an upscale feel... without the upscale prices.  edit


Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Ultra The Night Club at 172 Pine St, For VIP call 401-454-LIVE x3. Directly across the street from 2 other night clubs, Level 2 and Karma. Ultra can be promoted for private or open events weekly from Thursday to Sunday nights. Open 10pm-2am.
  • Karma 101 Richmond St, Same building as Level 2 but separately owned, directly across the street from Ultra The Night Club and Jerky’s. The night club is open every week Thursday to Saturday nights. Open 10pm-2am.
  • Level 2 101, Richmond St, Same building as Karma but separately owned, directly across the street from Ultra The Night Club and Jerky’s. The night club is open every week Thursday to Saturday nights. Open 10pm-2am.
  • Roxy Providence 79 Washington St, Call 401-831-ROXY. This venue is also known as Lupo’s, but when referred to as Roxy’s is when it is used as a night club on Thursday and Saturday nights weekly. Open 10pm-2am.
  • Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel 79 Washington St, Call 401-331-LUPO. This venue is also known as Roxy’s, but when referred to as Lupo’s is when it is used for concert events.
  • Jerky’s Bar 71 Richmond St. Used mainly for concerts of local artists. Open many nights during the week with a dj and bar for 21+ adults.
  • Tantric Lounge 1070 North Main Street, Call 401-273-1070. Tantric is known for holding private and special events. Open 10pm-2am.
  • Ri Ra the Irish Pub & Rstrnt, 50 Exchange Ter # 50, (401) 272-1953, [41]. Providence's most authentically Irish Pub! Great Food. Great Drink. Great Music. Great People. Located in part of the original Union Station complex where it was originally a coal storage facility, Ri Ra opened in June of 2000 and has built a reputation as a great place to go for a lively and fun night out. Ri Ra began life as Lavin's Pub in the town of Swinford, County Mayo on the west coast of Ireland in 1889!  edit
  • Trinity Brewhouse, 186 Fountain Street, (401) 453-2337, [42]. Monday-Thursday 11:30am-1:00am, Friday 11:30–2:00 am Saturday 12:00 pm – 2:00,Sunday 12:00 pm – 1:00 am. Trinity brewhouse is Rhode Island's largest brewery and also one of the finest restaurants in downtown Providence. Serving a full menu lunch through late night. - From the owner  edit
  • State Lounge, 1 Throop Alley, (401) 453-3333 (401) 854-6464, [43]. Sunday 6:00 pm – 1:00 am Monday Closed Tuesday Closed Wednesday 6:00 pm – 1:00 am Thursday 6:00 pm – 1:00 am Friday 6:00 pm – 12:00 am Saturday 12:00 am – 2:00 pm 8:00 pm – 2:00 am. Bar & Grill, Night Club, Bar  edit
  • Lot 401, 44 Hospital Street, (401) 490-3980. 10pm-2am. A small venue open to the public with a capacity of 200 on each 2 floors, also a host of many private events. Many diverse nights such as hip-hop night, and reggae night.  edit
  • Monet Lounge, 115 Harris Avenue, (401) 351-4848. Thursday-Saturday 10pm-3am. A fairly intimate club, a venue that holds about 350 people a night. Offers many vip sections for those who call days ahead, but also provided the night of if any sections are still available. Clients are able to hold private events of their own certain nights. A host of many diverse nights playing bachata, reggaton, reggae.  edit
  • The Salon, 57 Eddy Street, +1 (401) 865-6330, [44]. The Salon is a downtown bar that hosts dj's, live music acts, and downstairs dance parties, typically Thursday - Saturday nights. They have become known in town for their pickle back shots; that's a shot of whiskey chased with a shot of pickle juice, folks. They also serve late night snacks like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. A great place to play pinball, foosball, or table tennis after work or dance your cares away later in the evening.  edit


Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Hotel Providence, 139 Mathewson Street, (401)861-8000, [45]. Hotel Providence offers valet, concierge, laundry services, business center, fitness studio and wonderful food and beverage experience from their hotel restaurant, Aspire.  edit
  • The Biltmore, 11 Dorrance Street, (401)421-0700, [46]. The Providence Biltmore hotel is located in one of the most historic buildings in Providence surviving many decades and hardship. Featuring elegantly appointed rooms furnished to the highest standards and their very own Spa. Food and dinning services are provided by McCormick & Schmick's.  edit
  • Hampton Inn and Suites, 58 Weybosset Street, 401) 608-3500, [47]. Hampton Inn is a brand new select-service hotel that offers guests amenities and a spacious accommodating environment. Some of the amenities they offer are, Wireless High Speed Internet Access, Shuttle Service To/From TF Green Airport, Suite Shop On-Site Convenience Store, Full Service 24-hour Business Center, Fitness Center, free Valet Parking and more. The Hampton Inn is also a member of the Hilton family of hotels.  edit
  • Renaissance Providence Hotel, 5 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI 02903, (401) 276-0010, [48]. checkin: 3:00pm; checkout: 12:00pm. Adjacent to the Rhode Island State House and Providence Place Mall. 24-hour room service, high speed internet wireless, valet parking and on-site parking-$26 daily, smoke free hotel, comfortable rooms.  edit
  • Omni Providence Hotel, 1 West Exchange Street, (401)598-8000, [49]. The Omni Providence Hotel is connected to the Rhode Island Dunkin Donuts Convention Center and the Providence Place Mall. The Omni has a heated indoor pool, fully equipped Capital Club fitness center, Spa, Centro Restaurant and more. They can provide almost everything one may need for relaxation and/or entertainment. Offering visitor’s a venue of 22,877 square feet of meeting space, its 20 meeting rooms can be set for accommodating nearly any size or type of function.  edit
  • Courtyard Providence Downtown, 32 Exchange Terrace, +1 (888) 887-7955. This Marriott hotel is conveniently located downtown, overlooking the State House and Waterplace Park. It is within walking distance of the Amtrak Station, the RI Convention Center, and Providence Place Mall. The rates are reasonable and the hotel also offers free WiFi.  edit

Contact[edit]

Providence, Rhode Island Visitor Information Center, One Sabin St, (401) 751-1177, (800) 233-1636, [50]. Monday-Saturday, 9AM–5PM. The Visitor Information Center is open to answer questions and provide expert advice on how to make the most of your stay in the Providence area.

For more information on all there is to see, eat, and do in the city, visit Downtown Providence [51]

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