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.
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.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!Opens in a new window
Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel5 Avenue of the Arts Providence RI 02903
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 (limited hours). In December 2015, this lobby, public spaces, and non-suite guestrooms were recently renovated.
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
- Year Built 1929
- Number of floors - 9
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Business center
- Coffee/tea in common areas
- Coffee shop or café
- Free newspapers in lobby
- Express check-in
- Fireplace in lobby
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Express check-out
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Health club
- Free WiFi
- Luggage storage
- One meeting room
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Multilingual staff
- Total number of rooms - 272
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Snack bar/deli
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Smoke-free property
Family Friendly Amenities
- Family Hotel
- Free Wi-Fi
- Snack bar/deli
Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( USD 10.95 per day ), Wired internet access ( USD 10.95 per day )
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Valet parking (surcharge)
- Air conditioning
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- Coffee/tea maker
- Designer toiletries
- Free local calls
- Hair dryer
- Daily housekeeping
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- In-room safe
- Iron/ironing board
- Premium bedding
- Premium TV channels
- Private bathroom
- Shower/tub combination
- Turndown service
- Room service (limited hours)
- LCD TV
- Rollaway/extra beds (free)
- 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 special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
- Accessible bathroom
- In-room accessibility
- Roll-in shower
Check-in time ends at 4 AM
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Minimum check-in age is 21
Check-out time is 11 AM
- Pets not allowed (service dogs only)
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.
Only service animals are allowed
No cribs (infant beds) available
- Fee for full breakfast: USD 18 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)
- Valet parking fee: USD 28 per day
- Renaissance Providence Downtown
- Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel