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Providence Hotels with Bay Views

Providence is full of beautiful outdoor spaces, historical sites and delicious Italian food. Located along the Providence River at the head of Narragansett Bay, Providence is home to a thriving art scene, vibrant downtown, and plenty of attractions to see and things to do. Stay at one of our best hotels in Providence for waterfront views and easy access to the most popular shopping and dining in town.

Top Providence Hotels to Explore Rhode Island

The WaterFire Arts Center is the cornerstone of Providence’s eclectic arts community. Explore the incredible selection of work at the artisan market, discover unique exhibits and enjoy local events. There’s no better way to explore downtown than getting out on the river to see the sunset over the city skyline. Take a traditional tour boat or opt for the unique experience of floating down the river in an authentic Venetian gondola. For a more intimate adventure, discover the banks of Providence by paddling down the waters in a canoe or kayak for unbeatable views of the city’s charming bridges, cobblestone walkways and Waterplace Park. We have hotels in downtown Providence, RI where you can stay steps away from the river’s edge.

Hotels in Providence Near Exciting Attractions

Providence is known for its famous Roger Williams Zoo located within The Roger Williams Park and Carousel Village. This sprawling urban oasis is home to fun things to see and do for all ages. The Roger Williams Zoo features more than 150 animals from all over the globe and is the third oldest zoo in the nation. Admire wild creatures like cheetahs and bison and get up close and personal with cuddly creatures at the farmyard petting zoo. The Roger Williams Park also offers hours of family-friendly fun. Stroll along the scenic views on the trails and walkways, take a tour of the trees, art and historic buildings, and hop aboard a swan boat, pirate cruise or kayak to enjoy the park’s lakes.  

The park is also home to the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium, Rhode Island’s only natural history museum and the state’s only public planetarium. Explore exciting exhibits and fascinating planetarium shows on science, space and history. The Roger Williams Park Botanical Center is New England’s largest glasshouse display garden and offers tranquility and serenity amid the bustle of the city. Walk through a wide variety of dazzling plants, including majestic palm trees, unique succulents and colorful wildflowers. A rose maze, waterfalls and koi pond offer an afternoon of magical bliss.  

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design was founded in 1877 and is the 20th largest art museum in the country. Here, a staggering collection of 100,000 works makes it the third-largest art museum attached to an educational facility. Browse the galleries and halls showcasing 18th and 19th-Century American works, ancient Egyptian pieces, and modern and contemporary arts.  

Best Hotels in Providence for Family-Friendly Adventures

Providence has a historic Little Italy area that dates back to early immigrants who established residences in the early 1900s near Federal Hill. A gateway arch with a La Pigna (the Italian symbol for sharing of abundance and hospitality) sculpture bridges welcomes you into Little Italy, where the streets are adorned with red, white and green painted lines, and DePasquale Plaza’s fountain is reminiscent of classic Italian scenery. Did we mention the food? Try Little Italy classics like arancini, veal pasta and prosciutto. You can also find local favorites, including Rhode Island-style calamari and delicious clam chowder. After a full day and a full belly, we have the most comfortable room waiting for you at the top hotels in Providence. 

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