The Dean Hotel

You'll want to visit Providence, Rhode Island, after seeing this hotel.


















Recently, we’ve stumbled over several super cool hotels that would fit right in in New York, Paris or London, but instead are located in smaller cities, maybe a bit off the beaten path for most travelers. We at 12hrs love discoveries like this that challenge what you thought you knew about smaller towns, not-so-big cities or remote locations.

Take The Dean Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island. Located in the heart of historic downtown Providence, it’s a 52-room hotel housed in an early 20th century brick building that has been thoughtfully restored by Brooklyn-based owner and designer ASH NYC. This picturesque 5-story hotel sits in the center of a vibrant culinary and cultural scene, and is located just a few blocks from Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design.

The property features unique interiors that give a fresh take on comfort and simplicity, while retaining many of the building’s handsome original features, including its mosaic tile flooring and brick façade. ASH gave the hotel a timeless look that marries old and new, blending custom-designed furniture and fixtures with fine European and American antiques, sourced from dealers and homes around the globe. Few of the 52 rooms or suites are alike – all include vintage pieces and artwork, custom-designed fixtures, local handcrafted furniture, and custom-blended soaps and linens.

There are several great food and beverage venues at The Dean, including Bolt Coffee Company, a local coffee bar located in the hotel’s lobby; The Boombox, a private karaoke bar (!); hotel bar The Magdalenae Room at The Dean, and Faust’s Hofbrauhaus, a street-level beer garden and restaurant housed in a portion of the hotel that was formerly a gentlemen’s club. Situated centrally on Fountain Street in downtown Providence, the hotel is surrounded by many of the city’s best galleries, boutiques, bars, restaurants and universities.

So, who’s up for a trip to Rhode Island?

The Dean // 122 Fountain Street // Providence // Rhode Island // website
Images // Christian Harder
By | 2017-03-31T14:55:29+00:00 April 10th, 2015|Categories: Rhode Island|Tags: , , , |