Get an overview of this hotelHistoric Masonic temple reborn as stylish downtown hotel

Across from capitol

Formerly a 1920s Masonic temple, this downtown Providence hotel is across from the magnificent Rhode Island State House, 1 block from the WaterFire river sculptures, and a half-mile from historic Benefit Street.

Dining and nightlife

The smoke-free Renaissance Providence Hotel is home to the Temple Downtown restaurant, serving American bistro fare with an accent on New England favorites. The lounge is one of the city's liveliest nightspots.

Staying connected

Decorated in rich, bold colors, guestrooms feature premium bedding, wireless and wired high-speed Internet access, and cable TV with HBO. Connectivity panels link guests' electronic devices.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Set in the heart of New England, the Renaissance Providence Hotel is a stately building in Rhode Island's capital. Built in 1929, this historic neo-Classical hotel was originally a Masonic Temple; its restoration was one of the largest projects in the state's history. The building commemorates the heritage of the area while also involving the vibrant artistic community that surrounds it today.

The Temple Downtown Restaurant and Lounge serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner; room service is available 24 hours a day.

A business center is on site; services available at the hotel include computer and cell phone rental, event catering, and dry cleaning. Meeting space and audiovisual equipment are available for large and small groups. Fitness equipment is available.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Number of floors - 9 
  • Year Built 1929 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Express check-in 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-out 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Health club 
  • One meeting room 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 272 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Babysitting or childcare  
  • Refrigerator  

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Climate control 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Free local calls 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Minibar 
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Phone 
  • Turndown service 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Temple Downtown Restaurant and Lounge - Stylish restaurant with Masonic iconography. Menu blends bistro and brassiere styles. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Downhill skiing nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Braille or raised signage 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for full breakfast: USD 10 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 10.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): USD 10.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 28 per day
  • Valet parking fee: USD 28 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
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