Oyster knows what travelers look for in their hotels. When we review properties around the world, we evaluate how every feature stacks up against the competition, from the rooms to the pools to the restaurants. So if you’re planning a trip and need a place to start, you’ve come to the right place. Take a look at our top historic hotel picks in Providence, and get inspired!
Located in a neighborhood that has been placed on the National Registry of Historic Places, Hotel Providence's turn-of-the-century building fits in quite nicely. A hip, boutique hotel with plenty of interesting architecture and decor, it has a European feel with antique-styled knickknacks and furnishings in the lobby and guest rooms. Art and literature oriented, the hotel named 16 of its suites after New England authors, and there is an art collection on-site featuring pieces by local artists. But the on-site restaurant and bar have a much more contemporary and sexy appeal -- and thus draw a hip, stylish crowd.
Christopher Dodge House offers a quaint, affordable bed-and-breakfast experience in Providence. The full daily breakfast is a nice perk, and the cute rooms are spacious and comfortable (though the bathrooms are on the small side). Details such as four-poster beds, fireplaces, and original tin ceilings from 1858 add historic charm.