The Providence Biltmore
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So, I've been putting off doing another blog for a few reasons. One is that I only really can use my phone for the internet at the moment, and because of the format of the page it's a little awkard to write and read back what you're saying. The other main reason is because, unlike with the rest of the trip, there is no real cut off point to each …
... that we have been able to get to know each other better. I received numerous calls from outsiders who have said how happy they are to have me on the boat. And for that reason, amongst others, I have decided to stick around... To cross my Rubicon. Thanks mom!
We are currently docked in Portsmouth for the so-called yard period. I am not too sure how much time we will have to fix up the boat with no guests onboard. ...
... on the island...spent about three hours on the tour...when that was over we did some site-seeing on our own, had dinner and hopped on the early evening ferry in hopes of getting in a wee bit earlier so we'll have enough energy for yet another long day, LOL. Whew ...
... at the entrance to Goat Island where early Newport colonists used the island as a goat pasture. The view of the Claiborne Pell Bridge that we used to cross into Newport was amazing.
We went into the Newport Shipyard where they were cleaning and repairing huge private sailing vessels and where we learned that the Queen Mary 2 arrived that ...
... to sample the raw bar offerings paying careful attention to the Local Oysters.
This night we both enjoyed the Malpeque Oysters from Prince Edward Island, Canada. These crisp oysters are very tender with a nice balance of brininess and sweetness. My safety oyster tonight was a Connecticut Blue Point. The Blue Points have s have a fresh, crisp, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Providence Biltmore
A lobby does not a hotel make
The lobby is grand and historic, but that's as good as it gets. As others have noted, the edges here are very rough. My room had wallpaper and paint peeling, mildew on the shower curtain, and no soundproofing. On the 16th floor (and perhaps others), they've turned guest rooms into employee locker rooms, which means that you get lots of noise from the early morning shift changes. At $119/night (a group rate), this is uncalled for. In all honesty, I've slept better at Super 8s...
We stay there for one night a few days ago and I have to agree with what other people commented on this hotel.
I am currently typing this review on one of the computers in the ajoined Starbucks. Very convenient. This hotel is very nice and has extreme potential, however it is slightly run down...scratches on furniture, old and sad looking hallways, etc.. BUT it is in a great spot in Providence. A tiny walk to Providence Place Mall, and other areas of interest. Next time I come, I'm going to give The Westin a shot, but I will definitely come check out the Biltmore again, maybe after they get renovated.....
Seen better days
OK. The room was gigantic, two huge rooms but boy was the place run down. Very old. Excellent location though.
Not Very Impressed
Pretty unimpressive hotel overall, but not a bad choice due to its location. Just set your expectations accordingly.
Recently stayed at the Biltmore after knowing about it for years attending college in the area. From what I understand the rooms are a mixed bag, many of them quite small and many of them (like the "junior suite" I was in) very spacious. There is a bit of wear and tear here and there in the rooms as they likely have not been renovated recently.
But they are still elegant and unique (versus the typical stock hotel room furnishings), and the beds are some of the most comfortable to be found anywhere. From what I understand they are in the process of a renovation -- the renovated rooms I saw on the executive floor are truly outstanding. If they extend this renovation throughout the hotel this will surely be a top notch property.
Old place not worth it
Spent an anniversary night in Prov and stayed at the Biltmore. Nice lobby and hall ways but old rooms. Noise from outside, thin walls, plumbing sounds, humm from heater all made for a lousy night sleep. The bathroom was very small. Hit my knees and bumped my elbows moving around. Not worth $130 a night. Try Marriott one block away (they have a pool).
The tlc we received at this grand old hotel reminds me of the type of treatment characters receive in 30's Hollywood movies. Prompt doorman.
Loved the biltmore
the biltmore was great, alittle bit of the old mixed with the new. Staff very accomadating and pleasant. View of Providence incredible.
My sister-in-law was getting married at this hotel in February. My husband and I, along with my parents were stranded for 3 extra days because of the big winter storm that hit New England. The staff at this hotel went out of their way to make our stay as enjoyable as possible.