Gay Travel Information – Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel
Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel is one of the most spectacular properties I have stayed at here in New England.
The hotel, designed using the old facade of a Masonic Temple, is a true work of art.
The hotel has a boutique style and is full of personality, sexiness and projects a youthful vibe.
My partner and I arrived on a cold November evening and was pleased by the super fast and friendly service of valet but even more pleased when we stepped inside the hotel’s lobby and warmed up by their roaring fireplace.
I absolutely loved the dim lighting and soft, lounge-like music playing.
Check-in was extremely quick and the staff personable and conversational.
Before checking into our room we decided to sit in the lobby and do some people watching and enjoy the ambiance.
The lobby has lots of big plush chairs and even games to pass the time.
We observed a nice mix of young couples, families and children.
Although we did not get a chance to dine there the evening of our stay, I can tell you that it is absolutely breathtaking and if the food is anything like the decor, it should not be missed.
We finally ventured up to our room and was immediately taken by the breathtaking view of the Rhode Island State Capital building!
The view from room #903 left us with our mouths open. Simply stunning!
The room is very modern and comfortable with a handsome, patriotic color tone of reds and blue.
My favorite was the decor of the bathroom with its two toned red wallpaper, marble sink and AVEDA products.
The bed was super-comfortable and provided a much needed excellent nights sleep for both Jen and I!
One of the best features of Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel is that you are so close to many of Downtown Providence’s attractions including the massive, and always fun to shop at, Providence Place Mall.
You are also a short walk to The Amtrak Train Station, Providence Convention Center and even Providence’s “Little Italy”, Federal Hill!
GOOD TO KNOW:
- Check-in: 3:00 PM
- Check-out: 12:00 PM
- On-site parking fee = $15 USD hourly, $28 USD daily
- Valet parking: $28 USD daily with 24 hour in and out privileges
- Off-Site parking: $2 USD hourly, $25 USD daily
- AAA Diamonds 4
- Marriott Rewards Category: 5
- Hotel is smoke-free as are all public areas
- Public areas have Wireless access
- Wi-Fi cost $10.95 USD daily
- Pet are not allowed
- Onsite Fitness Center
- Babysitting services are available
- Full-service business center with copy, fax and messenger service as well as Network/Internet printing, overnight delivery/pickup, post/parcel.
- Beauty shop, nearby (referral at front desk)
- Car rentals nearby: Hertz and Zipcar
- ATM on site
- 24-hour Room Service is available
- Valet dry-cleaning
- Vending machines
- Virtual Concierge available
- Coffee/Tee in room
- Concierge desk
- Evening turndown service
DINING: The hotel is home to Temple Downtown Restaurant & Lounge (Mediterranean). They are open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Dress Code is Casual
- Max Occupancy: 4
- 1 King or 2 Queen beds
- Rollaway beds permitted: 1
- Cribs permitted: 1
- Maximum cribs/rollaway beds permitted: 2
- Pillowtop mattress, and Duvet
- Chair, oversized
- Alarm clock
- Safe, in room
- Desk, writing / work, with ergonomic chair, and electrical outlet
- Iron and ironing board
- Marble bathroom with shower / tub combination
- Hair dryer
- 24-hour Room Service
- Coffee / tea maker
SOCIAL EVENTS / WEDDINGS: Click HERE for more information.
MEETINGS / GROUPS / EVENTS: Click HERE for more information.
Gay & Lesbian Factor: The staff at Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel was extremely welcoming and gracious to both Jennifer and myself. A place this swanky, sexy and cool just HAS to be LGBT friendly! As a local I can tell you that even though Rhode Island is slow on legalizing gay marriage, we are an extremely LGBT friendly state, especially Providence with its multitude of gay & lesbian bars and nightclubs and super liberal art scene. One cool thing I noticed on the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel’s web site was information on Mirabar, a very popular gay bar located in Providence (currently closed but will be reopening). That brought a big smile to my face! I am absolutely “OUTING” Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel as LGBT friendly and worthy of our business.
This is not your average hotel, everyone! This is a stunningly beautiful property in a stunningly beautiful city. It is the perfect spot for both business or pleasure.
I cannot wait to return!
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