Central Providence. Five to ten minute walk to area colleges, civic center, numerous restaurants, boutique and mall shopping. All rooms recently and tastefully renovated. Starbucks on site. Excellent staff. Immediately surrounded by historic buildings. Peregrine falcons nest on nearby building (the "superman building"). Expensive ($28) valet parking. No overnight parking on any of city's streets.
The Biltmore Hotel is a reasonable place to consider for a visit to Providence. It is an older hotel with a historic background and there is a certain charm to staying at such a place in comparison to the typical chain. That said, one must make a few accommodations in this regard. Some things may strike one as dated be it the size of the bathroom, or the trim, or the non-self-closing door (which I actually liked). The skim coat in my shower was cracked..so what?. There is no pool. There is a full-service Starbucks adjoining the lobby. I grew up staying at older hotels with my grandmother. I find them charming. The place is clean and the staff are kind. The bed was very comfortable though rather high off the ground compared to most. The furnishings were contemporary and functioned well. I got a two room suite fit for a CEO for under $200 a night. I have no complaints.
Attitudes of staff
Room was huge (stayed in junior suite alone), very clean, staff polite and attentive, especially house car/valet folks. Proximity to everything was perfect. I wish I could stayed more than one night!
Nice stay as usual Housekeeping interrupting us 3 times in the morning claiming they weren't notified by the desk about our late checkout for 1pm therefore interrupting our extra needed rest
Loved this hotel. We got a junior suite (for a great price). Had views of Brown/RISD, the Capitol, etc.
Location Empty vending machines Dirty Loose fixtures in bathroom
Almost everything about the Biltmore is awesome. It's a beautiful hotel. It's got a ton of charm. The rooms are spectacular. The beds are comfortable. The staff is amazing. The location is central and perfect. It's one of the best hotels I've ever stayed in including various Four Seasons etc. I could wax lyrical for hours... but the net-net is that every time I'm in Providence, I'll be staying at the Biltmore. The quality of the room service breakfast was lacking. Poor food quality. No jam for the toast or syrup for the pancakes and the coffee was lame.
It has charm and a richness.
Suite with 2 kings and living area good decor and comfort
Nice place. Great location. Really small rooms. Do NOT get any of the rooms with a room number that ends in 29!!
The staff were great, not only attentive but cheerful and genuinely friendly, enjoyed chatting with us. Only a few blocks to walks along the river. Nice big room, really soft bed. We stopped here on the way home from Maine to Brooklyn, NY, and probably will again next year. The coffee.
Clean well appointed room. Nice bathroom. K cup coffee and tea. Great location. Good staff and valley. Some minor street noise on the alley side
The location of the hotel was great with lots of bars, restaurants and event locals close by. Hotel was a bit below its normal price point in my opinion. Our suite was very nice but the shower sucked. I'm glad that we got a promotional/discount rate.
Charming boutique hotel. First-rate front desk staff—friendly and helpful. Ideal location on a quiet side street but close to downtown's shops and restaurants. Easy walk to Brown and RISD campuses
We loved everything. The hotel was beautiful, comfortable and ideally located. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I can't say enough. I will definitely stay here again. Everything was ideal.
very clean, nice and efficient! Thanks!
We booked this hotel because we were in town for one night, visiting the Waterfire festival. The location was great, close walking distance to the festival, downtown shopping, and restaurants. The hotel staff/policies were incredibly unhelpful. We were informed when we checked in that if we had called and asked for the military/ government rate we would of paid less than 50% of what we were charged. Of course, there was nothing they could do about it now. What they didn't tell us at check in was that the deluxe king room we had reserved and paid twice what we should of for, was unavailable. They happily checked us in and sent us up to what I can only assume is the worst room in this 4 star hotel. The glass shelf in the bathroom was broken, there was a large stain on the carpet, the door was so crooked on the hinges there were cracks you could easily see through at the top and bottom. But worst of all, it was a QUEEN sized bed, not KING. Shouldn't be the end of the world, but paying double what we were supposed to and then not even getting what we payed for- not really okay. Assuming they gave us the wrong room unintentionally, we gathered our things and went back to check in, where we were told that A: they can't change our room because the hotel is completely booked. B: it was in the fine print of "whatever website" we booked on that the room wasn't guaranteed. C: there was no offer of a rate reduction or other forms of compensation. Well, after reading all the terms and conditions of the website, and finding nothing mentioning the room not being guaranteed, we called the website, who did everything in their power to help, but we ended up cancelling the hotel reservation (through the website, not the hotel) for a full refund. No complaints about the website, they even went so far as to call all the other 4 star hotels in the area trying to get us a transfer. The hotel on the other hand, is a buisness I hope never to meet again.
This is a very attractive hotel. The people are very nice. The rooms are attractive with comfortable beds. There is a bar downstairs with excellent music and no cover. The food at breakfast was excellent. The booking never got through to the front desk, but they honored the price on my confirmation email.
It was a beautiful hotel with pleasant, helpful staff. The room was elegant and had everything we needed. It was centrally located. Near both great restaurants and the Providence Performing Arts Center where we caught a show. The front desk staff was a little slow when checking out. Other than that . . .it was all great.
Quiet street in noisy city Great staff Decor Stability ball in gym was deflated, so minor.
Excellent location. Helpful, friendly staff. Great room. We had a wonderful time.
The bed and the pillows were very comfortable. The staff was very unorganized and were very easy to get confused. The valet parking was a joke.
The great restaurant and security No
The location was perfect for the seminar we were taking the price was very high for what we received.
Perfect location for show @ DD Center, & walking distance to plenty of sights/restaraunts/bars/shopping. Daily parking rate of $25. Walked everywhere, so didn't use car for two days.
Comfort of the room & location to the conference facilities in the city On the final night, there was a disturbance (drunk young men) on our floor. Despite being informed at 2.30am - the staff/security did not deal with this issue until 5.30am. By this point, my night's sleep was beyond repair! We were not offered componsation for this - which was very disappoionting, as we paid a lot of money for this room, and only managed a few hours sleep.
Having made a reservation for two doubles in june for oct, we arrived to find there were none available. We were give a king and rollaway torture bed. We wetre told that rooms were given to walk-ins first come, first serve. Why do you take our phone # and credit card? Parking outrageously expensive with no options.
The professionalism of the reservation agent at the hotel. They did not have the reservation that I made in their system. So had I not called ahead of time to cancel, there would've been some awkwardness of having booked the room online only to not have it in the hotels system.
Convenience and good service of the hotel staffs. Room cleanliness is good and comfortable. only free wifi at the hotel lobby.
The check in & concierge were efficient. Although whilst they foced on dining. I believe for me it would have been more advantageous to mention the trolley tour bus which shows you around the city as I was only there for one day & had travelled from Australia. By the time I read a brochure Sunday morning the tours didn't start till 11.00 when I was ready to leave.. Also my daughter Julie has called the hotel as they had debited our credit card almost $500 even though I paid cash Saturday. As at Yesterday this matter still had not been rectified. We had two rooms there, perhapsd as a good will gesture you could comp them a room in the future. Regards Kathleen Roberts Other thana the hotel breakfast lounge we couldn't find anyway else for breakfast.
People were generally friendly, but a lack of either flexibility or authority with the front level staff was mildly upsetting. I booked two nights separately online. (I decided to add a night to the stay in advance of going). When I got to the hotel I mentioned this and they said it wouldn't be an issue. Just to check back in the next day. When I went to check back in at 8 AM, it was an issue. They wanted to move me because someone had already checked in online for my room? I had to spend half an hour and speak with 3 people to get it resolved. The woman at the front desk originally told me there was nothing they could do. It would have been nice if she had offered to check with someone rather than me having to ask to speak with a manager.
Very expensive for a very basic hotel.
Staff were helpful Bathroom was very small and needed some renovation. Room was dark and could have used better lighting.
The hotel delivered as expected. Rooms were up to date. The shower was a bit tricky to use. Cost of parking $26 was a bit high
The coffee shop has excellent expresso, delicious! The elevator is an old fashioned "lift". Young people running the reception have wonderful, polite personalities! WiFi works well. Rooms have wood floors, nice decor, very clean ! I do like the hotel, and sincerely enjoyed my stay. I actually extended it two additional days! You wouldn't bring young children, I say, because of the lift.
Everything about the Dean felt like it had been planned out very meticulously. The lighting, amazing linens, and custom soaps and shower gels were all perfect. We kept discovering great "little" gems throught our whole stay!
Hotel was beautiful, rooms very clean and staff very helpful
The staff was friendly. The rooms are smaller which is fine. Lack of coffee maker Small ironing board No closet
Enjoyed the bars downstairs at the hotel. The staff was pretty pretentious.
On a college tour with my 17 year old daughter and she fell in love with Providence mainly because of the experience we had at and around the Dean. Great service; everyone was friendly and helpful. The rooms and public spaces were eclectic but comfortable. Highly recommend it.