Providence Marriott Downtown – Rhode Island

Providence Marriott Downtown / 1 Orms Street / Providence, RI 02904 / 1-866-807-2171
 
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My first impression as I walked into the Providence Marriott Downtown hotel was how golden and sunny their lobby felt. I loved it’s tangerine, mustard & brown earth tones, soft lighting and roominess.
 
There were several people working on laptops, enjoying the hotel’s complimentary wireless Internet access. The hotel had a buzz of excitement.

The check-in process was smooth and efficient and before I knew it my wife, Jennifer, and I were taking the elevator up to The Concierge Level (5th floor), to our one bedroom suite. 
 

Concierge Level guests enjoy access to the Concierge Lounge for continental breakfast, evening hors d’oeuvres and honor bar. Breakfast is served Monday-Friday. Hors d’oeuvres are served Sunday-Thursday.
 

Our suite was huge with flat screen TVs both in the living room and bedroom. There is an upgraded bathroom and vanity amenities, and a separate living and dining area. 
 
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Marriott’s REVIVE bedding was “heavenly” and provided a peaceful nights sleep with it’s soft linens, fluffy pillows and down comforter. 
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All guestrooms feature: 
  • Bathrobes
  • Blackout drapes
  • Cable
  • Clock radio
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary newspaper (Mon-Fri)
  • Complimentary toiletries 
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • Desk
  • Electronic check-out
  • Electronic/magnetic room keys
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Multi-line telephone
  • Pay movies
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Rollaway beds
  • Voicemail
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Check-in: 3:00pm
Check-out: 12:00pm
 
 PET FRIENDLY!!
 
**GOOD TO KNOW** Providence Marriott Downtown is the only Providence lodging int he city to offer pet-friendly accommodations and free parking! 

Accommodation types: 
 
  • Deluxe accommodations: Deluxe guestrooms are furnished with one king bed or two double beds. A spacious work desk, complimentary WIFI, two-line speaker phones and voicemail are convenient touches for business travelers visiting Providence, Rhode Island. 
  • Concierge Level Accommodations: Concierge level guests enjoy all the comforts and style of the deluxe accommodations, large bathroom with granite countertops and plush bathrobes, spectacular views of the Providence skyline, and access to the Concierge Lounge for continental breakfast, evening hors d’oeuvres and honor bar. 
  • Suites: 1 bedroom suites are perfect for guests who require more room. The beautiful suites feature high standard decor and services of the Concierge Level accommodations, plus upgraded bathroom and vanity amenities, and separate living and dining areas. 

Hotel services & amenities: 
 
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  • Entirely non-smoking property
  • ATM/banking, foreign exchange
  • Audio/visual equipment
  • Ballrooms
  • Banquet facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • 24-hour business center
  • Concierge services
  • Conference rooms
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning services
  • Event catering
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Fitness center
  • In-room fitness options
  • Free newspaper available in lobby
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour front desk assistance
  • Gift shop
  • Meeting rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (limited)
  • Safe deposit box (front desk)
  • Swimming pool, indoor/outdoor
  • Spa tub
  • Television in lobby
  • Wake-up calls
  • Free self-parking
  • Handicap access
  • Complimentary hotel experiences
  • Experience specialist

DINING: 
 

  • Bluefin Grille (Seafood) – Globally inspired cuisine using fresh, locally grown ingredients and set in a casually elegant atmosphere. A favorite among locals and visitors alike. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner – Casual. 
  • Bluefin Lounge – The lounge features a bar menu full of favorites sure to satisfy every palate. Sophisticated yet causal, the lounge is one of the premier downtown Providence restaurants you don’t want to miss. Lunch/Dinner. Casual / No bathing suites. 
  • AQUA (American) – Discover AQUA, the city’s premier pool and private party experience! An oasis in the middle of the city, Providence Marriott Downtown’s blending of water, fire and sound creates a temptingly cool escape. Lunch/Dinner. Casual. 
  • Starbucks (Coffee House) – Grab your favorite drink, pastry or sandwich and chat with friends or relax with a good book. Breakfast. Casual. 

SPA: 
 

Treat yourself at the G. Salon and Spa. Be pampered from the moment you arrive! Services include: hair coloring, hair styling, massages, facials, manicures/pedicures, Paraffin hand treatments, Spa restaurant and waxing. Appointments are required. 401-272-8778 (ext 7040). 

FITNESS & RECREATION:
 

  • Club Pace – Cardiovascular equipment, free weights, whirlpool, indoor/outdoor pool, cybex workout and circuit. 
  • Fitness classes: Fee
  • Fitness services: State of the art fitness center. 
  • Special guest privileges: 24-hour key card access with room key. 
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  • Swimming: Indoor pool / towels provided; Outdoor pool (seasonal) / towels provided / heated. Special features: Indoor/outdoor connecting pool. Whirlpool. 
  • Club Pace Fitness Center & Pool Membership – The Providence Marriott Downtown offers membership to their Fitness Center, Club PACE, that includes access to AQUA, outdoor/indoor pool, whirlpool and work out area. The hours are Monday-Friday 5:30am-10:00pm; and Sundays 5:30am-10:00pm. Call 401-272-2400 for more information.

PACKAGES: 
 
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Providence Marriott Downtown offers some amazing package deals. Click here for more information
FAQS:
 

Jennifer and I were extremely eager to check out AQUA, which was voted best outdoor lounge in Rhode Island! 

I LOVED everything about it! The brilliant orange and navy blue coloring, mixed with the turquoise blue of the pool and brick buildings popped! 
 
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I loved the bar, cabanas and fire pits, which, if it wasn’t almost 100 degrees outside, I’m sure would’ve been lit! 😉 
 
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Yes, 100 degrees! I kid you not! Jen and I experienced AQUA during a heat wave, but really, what a perfect place to do so! I witnessed lots of guests enjoying Marriott’s beautiful indoor/outdoor pool and relaxing on lounge chairs with tropical drinks in their hands. 
 
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We sat at one of the poolside tables and ordered ice cold drinks. Jen, a Pina Colada and I, a soda.
 
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Jen raved about the drink and said it was perfectly made and just what she needed in this hot day! 
 
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Service was quick and friendly, which is always appreciated. By the way, how delicious does THAT look? 
 

The web site describes AQUA as a “paradise in a resort-like atmosphere” and I couldn’t agree more! 

The second you walk through the doors leading to AQUA, you feel worlds away from the city. 

FEATURES OF AQUA:

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  • Voted best Outdoor Lounge in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly Magazine. 
  • Join the AQUA Club – VIP Membership – receive the royal treatment. 
  • Four fire pits that welcome intimate gatherings.
  • Three luxurious cabanas that cover you in sophisticated elegance. Reservation required for private cabana use; spa services also available by G Salon & Spa – by appointment. 
  • Cocktail services throughout AQUA as well as a full bar creates a professional service atmosphere unlike any other in Providence.
  • An innovative menu adds another unmatched element. 
  • Exclusive private smoking area featuring a Cigar/Cognac Menu.
  • Providence’s largest pool and ONLY indoor/outdoor pool – day passes available Monday-Thursday!
  • For cabana reservation information call: 401-272-2400.
AQUA MENU’S: 
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GAY & LESBIAN FACTOR: Providence Marriott Downtown is a sincere gay friendly establishment. I had the pleasure of working with marketing director, Jennifer Dahler, who made Gay Travel Information’s stay delightful. Jennifer and I were treated wonderfully from the moment we arrived. One great feature of Providence Marriott Downtown is its close proximity to all of Providence’s gay nightlife! You are walking distance to many popular nightclubs, but, then again, you have AQUA right here at the hotel and trust me, AQUA is a HOT place to be! I would gather up a group of friends, rent a cabana and make a night of it! Better yet, stay overnight and take advantage of the AQUA Escape Package! Soak up the sun and then cool off in the sexy indoor/outdoor pool. It is so important to support gay friendly businesses. Businesses that truly go out of their way to market to the LGBT community. The Providence Marriott Downtown does just that. I happily “OUT” Providence Marriott Downtown as LGBT friendly and worthy of our business. 
 
 
 
I feel very fortunate to have finally experienced AQUA!
Between the plush accommodations, dining options, spa, gym, and, of course, AQUA, everything you could possibly need in a getaway can be found at Providence Marriott Downtown. 
 
I cannot wait to return!! 
 
Desiree Sousa
Owner
Gay Travel Information | We Are Gay Friendly | Out & About Travel
 

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