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Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel

  • 5 Ave. of the Arts Map It
  • Downtown
  • Design
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Terrific location next door to Providence Place Mall
  • Super-comfortable linens and bedding


  • Some rooms have small windows

Updated 12/23/2013

Fodor's Review

This luxury hotel occupies one of Providence's most mysterious buildings, a stately nine-story neoclassical building constructed as a Masonic temple but never occupied. Unpaid construction workers finally abandoned the site just after the stock market crash of 1929. Developers restoring the building incorporated the original architectural features, while the decor pays tribute to its history with framed 1926 Osgood & Osgood blueprints and photos of vintage graffiti

found in its once-empty corridors. Ask for a room overlooking the State House, across Francis Street, and dine in the swank on-site Mediterranean restaurant, Temple Downtown.

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Hotel Information


5 Ave. of the Arts, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903, United States

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401-919–5000; 800-468–3571

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 272 rooms, 7 suites
  • No meals

Updated 12/23/2013

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