The Dean Hotel

122 Fountain Street, Providence, RI, USA

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  • Public Spaces18.5
  • Service18.5
  • Overall18
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Hotel Description

Maybe you’ve heard the rumors that Providence, Rhode Island is the new Portland (weirdly, it’s the one in Oregon they’re talking about, which must be awkward for Maine). But to see the way the one-time “Beehive of Industry” is remaking itself as a hipster-friendly creative capital, you have to admit they’ve got a point — and you could hardly ask for a better illustration than the Dean Hotel, a fifty-two room boutique hotel in the Downcity district.

As the name suggests, the Dean is cool and masculine, with old-school elegance and a contemporary sense of humor — the kind of place that proudly features space-saving (and budget-savvy) bunk beds. Those bunks are custom-built, of course, in rooms with names like “The Kin” and “The Classmates.” (And if you’d prefer not to squabble about who’s on top, they’ve got more standard accommodations like “The Mates,” “The Patron,” and “The Gang.”) Across all rooms, guests enjoy a range of thoughtful — dare we say well-curated — amenities. There’s locally produced artwork and portraits of mustachioed gents hanging in antique frames, conceivably salvaged from a European flea market, alongside crisp modern photography shot by up-and-comers from the Rhode Island School of Design. Beds, bunked or otherwise, are made up with Matouk linens and fluffy white duvets. Bathrooms, lined in black subway-style tile, have rain showers and a range of artisanal bath products (the new Portland, remember?) custom-made for the hotel.

The Dean has its own gourmet coffee bar, naturally: get your fair-trade cortado while it’s hot at Bolt Coffee Company. And what’s for dinner? You guessed it — it’s not salad, nor salmon with a crisp glass of Chardonnay. Hofbrauhaus-inspired Faust serves German sausages, homemade Bavarian pretzels and craft beer. Go for an old-fashioned in the moody Magdalenae Room, manned by one of the city’s better-known mixologists — or stay for a few. You’ll need to shed your inhibitions if you’re going to step up to the mic in The Boombox. Of course, of course, the Dean has the city’s one and only karaoke lounge. Luckily, it’s inspired by the karaoke “boxes” of Tokyo and Seoul, meaning you can rent out a private room by the hour — in case you’re worried your vocal stylings won’t be met by the cool kids’ approval.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 52 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • ATM/bank office
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Valet parking (charges apply)

Need to Know

Dogs are allowed with prior notification. Cribs are available on request at no extra cost. Please contact info@thedeanhotel.com for assistance.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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  • Kin

    • Fits 2 people
    • Bunk Beds
    • 175 ft²/16 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • iron
    • Matouk, Brahms Mount linen brands
    • rain shower
    • stand up shower
    • working desk
  • Classmates

    • Fits 4 people
    • Bunk Beds
    • 200 ft²/18 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • 2 Bunk Beds for a total of 4 guests.
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • iron
    • rain shower
    • stand up shower
    • working desk
  • Patron

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Double/Full Bed
    • 225 ft²/20 m².
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    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • iron
    • Matouk, Brahms Mount linen brands
    • rain shower
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • stand up shower
    • working desk
  • King

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 225 ft²/20 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • iron
    • Matouk, Brahms Mount linen brands
    • rain shower
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • stand up shower
    • working desk
  • Mates

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 225 ft²/20 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • iron
    • Matouk, Brahms Mount linen brands
    • rain shower
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • stand up shower
    • working desk
  • Gang

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Queen Beds
    • 250 ft²/23 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • Matouk, Brahms Mounts linen brands
    • rain shower
    • stand up shower
    • working desk
  • Guardian Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 325 ft²/30 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • Additional Seating Area featuring Sofa & Arm Chair(s).
    • arm chair
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • iron
    • Matouk, Brahms Mount linen brands
    • rain shower
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • ATM/bank office
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Valet parking (charges apply)

Need to Know

Dogs are allowed with prior notification. Cribs are available on request at no extra cost. Please contact info@thedeanhotel.com for assistance.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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