4 Elegant Hotels in Providence, RI: Fora’s Guide

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    Need recommendations for great hotels in Providence, RI? We have four elegant and charming options for you, all located within Downtown Providence. 

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    What makes Providence, Rhode Island a cool place to visit?

    Aside from being one of the oldest cities in North America, Providence has a thriving gastronomy and arts scene to explore. Notable highlights include the RISD Museum, WaterFire — an art-exhibit-slash-bonfire held along the Woonasquatucket River in Downtown Providence — and the trendy shops and restaurants of the RiverWalk area. 

    Fora Advisor Edgar Roy also notes that "College Hill on the East Side is a great neighborhood featuring Brown University, the RISD Museum, the Thayer Street shopping area and over 100 houses dating back to the Revolutionary War, which may really appeal to history buffs."

    Our guide to things to do in Providence, Rhode Island has the full low down if you need more convincing.

    The 4 coolest hotels in Providence, RI

    Read on for four of our favorite hotels in Providence, RI.

    1. Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel: a gorgeous example of Neoclassical Revival

    Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel has an interesting story. For nearly a century, the structure once intended to be a Masonic temple — plans that were halted because of the Great Depression and World War II — stood vacant. In 2007, however, the structure was (finally) fully renovated and opened for guests (but don't worry, this is still one of the most historical hotels in Providence).

    The hotel’s original Neoclassical façade was preserved, but its interior was brought into the 21st century. And like the city it inhabits, this Providence, RI hotel has an artful flair that blends the hotel’s historic roots with a contemporary design — the result is unique, fun and, befitting a luxury hotel, quite lavish. 

    You’ll find this four-star hotel just across the street from the gorgeous Rhode Island State House, itself a historic landmark.

    Connect with Fora to plan and book your stay at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel.

    2. The Beatrice: a trendy boutique hotel in Providence’s downtown neighborhood

    The Beatrice is the perfect hotel in Providence for travelers seeking stylish accommodations in the heart of the city. Luxurious, but not without character, this boutique hotel plays into the historic roots of the structure it belongs to while offering state-of-the-art amenities, like a heated bidet and towel racks (a treat when confronted with New England’s frigid winters). 

    The hotel’s location is great, too. The Beatrice is located between Johnson & Wales University and Brown University in the liveliest part of town along the Providence River. From The Beatrice’s entrance, you can stroll through the city's narrow streets, sampling local coffee shops, cafés and pubs.

    3. Omni Providence Hotel: opulent corridors, spacious rooms, sweeping views…

    Omni Providence Hotel offers a more traditional luxury hotel experience, greeting travelers with an extravagant lobby, elegant chandeliers and vibrant decor. All of which leads to incredibly spacious rooms fitted with modern amenities and stellar views of the city. 

    You won’t find the same kind of trendy vibe you can expect from The Beatrice here, but comfort is still an uncompromising priority. The hotel is attached to the Rhode Island Convention Center and Providence Place Mall in Downtown, making it an excellent choice whether you’re visiting on business or simply checking out this fun New England city.

    Connect with Fora for more intel on Omni Providence Hotel, and to plan and book your stay.

    4. Hotel Providence: a vintage choice right in the middle of Downtown

    Like many of the best hotels in Providence, RI, the tower Hotel Providence calls home first opened its doors over a century ago. Hotel Providence leans into its historic setting with vintage furnishings and a decor style inspired by the early 20th century’s Jazz Age. It’s a fun, cozy choice for guests seeking top-tier lodging in Downtown Providence. 

    (Curious about the best of Rhode Island? Check out our guide.)

    Ready to stay at the best hotels in Providence, RI? Connect with Fora

    Need help deciding where to stay in Providence? Connect with Fora to plan and book your trip. We’ll hook you up with tailored recs on the best hotels in Providence, RI plus all sorts of exciting extras, like VIP travel perks (at no extra cost), expert itinerary suggestions and more.

    Considering other destinations for your next trip? Check out our other hotel guides, as well:

    This article has been fact-checked by Fora Advisor Edgar Roy, an expert on travel to Providence, Rhode Island.

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