Hotel Providence

Two-Night Stay for Two in a Junior or Premier Suite at Hotel Providence in Rhode Island

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Hotel Providence - Downtown Providence: Two-Night Stay for Two in a Junior or Premier Suite at Hotel Providence in Rhode Island

By Mikal McLendon, Travel Correspondent

Historical Boutique Hotel in Thriving Downtown Arts District

“Oh, that’s pretty,” says the well-dressed new arrival, nudging her companion and nodding at a large jade sculpture of galloping horses. “That’s our centerpiece," the concierge chimes in. "From China. It’s really rare.” The horses are the most vibrant piece adorning the marble-floored lobby of Hotel Providence, whose collection encompasses French steel engravings, centuries-old murals, and gilded Swedish mirrors. Situated in an area of downtown Providence listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the AAA Four Diamond Award–winning hotel has been painstakingly restored to reflect its turn-of-the-20th-century origins after a busy 100 years during which the building also served as a college dormitory, a department store, and a grain silo.

The contrasting dark walnut and light amber hues of the lobby's furniture are echoed in the headboards and continental armoires of the guestrooms. Bottles of bubbly are popped in the junior suites, where artwork hangs over beds bedecked with egyptian-cotton sheets and cushy down comforters. In premier suites, floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the adjacent park and historic Grace Church, whose melodic tower bells chime regularly. A whirlpool tub and a granite wet bar provide varying forms of liquid relaxation. In both suites, separate living rooms come equipped with queen-size pullout sofa beds.

Just off the lobby, in the hotel's Aspire Restaurant, buttoned-down businessmen dine on contemporary American cuisine next to a table of chatty, denim-clad art students. A backlit bar glows with cocktail options, and servers present an international wine list in the candlelit courtyard. Like many restaurants in Providence, Aspire uses ingredients from local farms complemented by herbs grown in the hotel's own rooftop garden.

Providence, Rhode Island: Historical Haven for Foodies and Arts Enthusiasts

"The art scene is incredible here," raves Tricia Carter, Hotel Providence’s marketing manager. "Every day there's something new." It's this multifariousness, along with the city's active support of artistic endeavors, that has earned Providence a reputation as the Creative Capital. Hotel Providence sits in the heart of the downtown arts and theater district, where a host of galleries enlivens the streetscape with vibrant storefront displays. Just around the corner from the hotel, dazzling stagecraft and cathartic drama thrives at the Tony Award–winning Trinity Repertory Company, and just a few blocks west, the Providence Performing Arts Center hosts touring Broadway shows, such as Les Misérables (November 1–November 6), The Nutcracker (December 11), Cirque Dreams Holidaze (December 13–December 18), and Henry Kissinger's one-man comedy show.

The city's thriving food culture rivals the art scene in creativity and vigor, from the enclave of Italian eateries on Federal Hill to the delis dotting downtown. An abundance of regional farms bordering the city aids local chefs, who use nearby produce in their culinary creations and gather downtown on Fridays to shop for ingredients at the farmers' market. About 10 minutes south of downtown, the Culinary Arts Museum celebrates Providence's love of food with more than 250,000 artifacts, ranging from antique cooking gadgets to elaborate wedding cakes.

What You Get

  • For $299, a two-night stay for up to four in a junior suite and a bottle of champagne
  • Or, for $499, a two-night stay for up to four in a premiere suite

Amenities

  • On-site bar and restaurant
  • Separate living room with pullout sofa bed
  • Concierge services
  • Whirlpool tubs and granite wet bar in premier suites
  • Daily breakfast for two included
  • Complimentary WiFi, 24-hour fitness center, and valet parking
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The Fine Print

  • Must complete travel by 10/4/12
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • 24-hour cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Reservations required, subject to availability
  • Tax is not included in this Groupon

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How to Book

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  2. Call Hotel Providence or visit website.
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Room Details

Junior Suite

  • Approximately 425 square feet
  • One king-size bed or two queen-size beds
  • Full bathtub or glass and tile shower with rain showerhead
  • Oversize desk with ergonomic chair

Premier Suite

  • One king-size bed
  • Small entertaining kitchen
  • Granite wet bar
  • Whirlpool tub and separate shower

All Suites

  • Standard occupancy: Two
  • Maximum occupancy: Four, maximum of two adults
  • Adding occupants above standard: No charge for children
  • Pillow-top mattress, 100% egyptian-cotton linens, and down comforter
  • Separate living room with queen-size sofa bed
  • Full bathtub or glass and tile shower with rain showerhead
  • iHome clock radio compatible with iPod and iPod Shuffle
  • In-wall security safe

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: Noon
  • Parking: Available for an additional $26 per car overnight
  • Rollaways: No charge
  • Smoking policy: No smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: Dogs up to 40 pounds may be added for an additional $75 cleanup fee per stay.
  • Accessibility: Handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Upgrades: Guests may be upgraded for an additional cost at booking/check-in if available.

What It's Worth

  • For $299, a two-night stay for up to four in a junior suite (up to $478 value)
  • Bottle of champagne ($40 value)

    Total value: up to $518

  • Or, for $499, a two-night stay for up to four in a premier suite (up to $1,000 value)

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