Providence's grand historic hotel
A storied hotel located in the center of Providence, Providence Biltmore occupies a historic brick tower that was built in 1922 by Warren and Wetmore, the same architectural firm that designed Grand Central Station. Upon its opening, the 18-story Providence Biltmore was the only hotel of its kind in the area, and as such, it helped put Providence on the map as a destination for wealthy visitors from New York and beyond. Two of the most celebrated symbols of the hotel — the glass-enclosed elevator and the large letters that spell out “Biltmore” atop the building — were only added within the last few decades. Nearly a century later, the building's magnificence has been restored, while modern amenities added to the mix, such as a full-service spa and an onsite McCormick & Schmick's steakhouse.
Most of the rooms at this city hotel are spacious (the traditional kings being the smallest with more historic hotel proportions), and have a classic design style that relies on neutral tones and little luxuries like pillowtop beds and upscale bath products to give the space a residential feel. Opt for a suite and you'll find more than 600 square feet of space to spread out in, with separate living and sleeping areas and complimentary wireless access.