Providence truly has it all – historical significance, a vibrant culinary scene, a thriving arts community, city lights, and water views. If you’re seeking a chance to escape and experience some of the best of everything, set your GPS to Rhode Island’s capital city and book a stay at one of these fabulous hotels or unique Airbnbs.
Airbnb – The Nook, in the Arcade – Built in 1828, the Arcade is the oldest indoor mall in the US but if you’re thinking of your standard hangout spot of teens in the 90s, think again. The interior is absolutely gorgeous and while it still hosts retail shops and restaurants, the upper levels are residential micro-loft studios. It’s located right in the heart of downtown Providence, which allows you easy access to tons of amazing food and culture – truly a neighborhood within a neighborhood, as they like to say. The Nook, as it’s called, includes a kitchenette and a full-sized bed and (appropriately enough) a reading nook as well. For your safety, the host ensures that there is a one-day gap between all guests to ensure a thorough cleaning and airing out of the space.

The Graduate, formerly the Providence Biltmore, is an enchanting choice for an unforgettable stay in the city. A landmark fixture in the Providence skyline, its historic foundation is full of the grandeur and charm of the 1920s, while the interior is bright and bold, fun and funky, making it the perfect mixture of old school chic and contemporary cool.

Airbnb – House Boat – If you’re looking for a truly unique experience in Providence, this might be it for you – a chance to stay in a 42 foot houseboat cruiser named the Outcast. It’s heated so even if you plan to be here in winter, you’ll be warm and cozy on the water. Romantic and charming, this is the perfect spot to get away with your partner (or small group of friends) and make memories that will last a lifetime. You simply can’t get more waterfront than this.

The Dean is elegant in its modern masculinity, but so much more than that. Collaboration with the hotel’s friends and neighbors is key to their success, with much of the building’s art and furnishings carefully crafted by local artisans. Your stay is further enhanced by their affiliation with some of the finest culinary options in the city, whether you want to start your day with coffee at Bolt, enjoy ramen at North, partake in a cocktail (or two!) at the Dean Bar, and/or end your night singing karaoke at Boombox, all within the same building or a stone’s throw away.