For two days, two members of the NeverEnding Disney traveled from Massachusetts to Providence for an event at the Dunkin Donuts Center. There are several hotel options within a close, e.g. walking distance, to the events location. The walk from the front doors of the hotel to our destination was approximately 3 minutes. It was a beautiful, sunny fall day, so the walk was quick and easy.
In addition to the event, our goal was to find a hotel with disability friendly amenities. The Hilton Providence includes a heated indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. An on-site restaurant, The Vig, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual environment. Just outside the doors, is a Starbucks. It is technically on-site but you have to leave the hotel to get to it.
Rooms include free Wi-Fi access, a flat-screen TV, coffee makers and work desks with ergonomic chairs.
We stayed in a King bed with the mentioned amenities. The room was spacious and had a nice view overlooking Atwell street. We did not an ADA room, but there the room was designed for easy move ability. However, if you need the space due to physical limitation the hotel does have room available. The bathroom was equipment with a nice selection of Crabtree and Evelyn soaps and lotions and there were an appropriate number of towels. For conservation reasons, the hotel asks you to conserve the towels by keeping them off the floor and reusing them. The bathroom had a tub/shower combination with a grab bar for stability. However, it did not have a grab bar if you needed entry and exit assistance. The shower had good water pressure.
The Good, the Bad, and the Even Worse
We will certainly look to see what events may be taking place in the hotel or near by on our next trip. Also, we will certainly request that our room is serviced properly if that is included in our room stay. We were also surprised that the room did not include a small fridge and microwave. We looked at the two other hotels within the same vicinity and found they both come with a fridge. We've made a lot of trips at this price point and found most rooms now have both of these standard. Also, we had to pay a parking fee of $28 per night. We recommend the valet as it is only $3 more than self parking.
Also, we'd like to give a shout out to the staff at Fleming's, especially Hunter, for a memorable anniversary dinner. Everything during our time there from the moment we arrived to the special truffles presented to us from the chef, was magnificent.
Despite a couple of glaring issues, the stay at the Hilton Providence, as a whole was good. Just remember to do your due diligence before booking.
★★★★☆ NeverEnding Disney Stars
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