The Crawford Street Bridge in Providence, Rhode Island was listed as the world's widest bridge in the 1988 Guinness Book of World Records.
The bridge was narrowed in 1982 in order to expose the Providence River and create a more pedestrian-friendly cityscape
#goldenhour #colorful
The Rhode Island Department of Education recognized the Rhode Island Teacher of the Year as well as 75 additional distinguished Rhode Island educators at the WaterFire festivities. Each educator was honored by being in a torch lit procession to the lighting of the fire ritual. In the background is the state house. Here is a view of the Moshassuck River, looking south to downtown Providence.
In the early 1800's this was part of a canal system that connected Providence and Worcester, Mass.
#snow I left work the other night and I on the way to the car, I came across this beautiful sunset at Waterplace Park. All frozen over now.
Waterplace Park is an urban park situated along the Woonasquatucket River in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. Finished in 1994, Waterplace Park is connected to 3/4 mile of cobblestone-paved pedestrian walkways along the waterfront known as Riverwalk. Venice-styled Pedestrian bridges cross the river. Most of Riverwalk is below street level and automotive traffic. Waterplace Park and Riverwalk together are host to Providence's popular summertime Waterfire events, a series of bonfires lit on the river accompanied by Classical and World music. it was a very, very cold day when i took this photo, the river is frozen over and there was this eerie magenta sky.
i did not much time to take this photo. moments after i finished, the sun went behind a cloud, darkness fell and gone was this magical light. This is the Ladd Observatory, a public astronomical observatory of the Department of Physics, Brown University.
The observatory was dedicated in 1891 and is named for benefactor Herbert W. Ladd who funded the construction This shot was taken in front of RISD, the Rhode Island School of Design. In the foreground, two rivers meet, the Moshassuck and the Woonasquatucket.
In the background one can see the 'new' Providence. Most of these buildings have gone up within the past 25 years, after these two rivers were moved. In the warmer weather, Waterfire can be seen illuminating these rivers.
#snow Taking a break from work, I walked around Rhode Island's capital city with my camera in hand. Here is a shot I took of the Moshassuck River as it heads towards the financial section.
At one time, this bridge was in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's widest bridge but in the late 90's it was demolished to open up the waterfront once again. Providence does have one of the finest 'turn of the ( 20th ) century' city centers in the USA.
#UrbanJungle Post industrial landscape of Providence. The buildings are remnants of the state's industrial past.
Sadly, so many of these beautiful old mills and factories are underused and underdeveloped. Here is a colorful view of night setting on Providence. In the foreground is the Woonasquatucket River and it flows into the basin at Waterplace Park; the home of Waterfire.
#goldenhour Cutting across town, I saw this view in my rear view mirror. I quickly pulled over, grabbed my camera and tripod, ran to the water's edge and took this photo just before the light changed. The background buildings and sky have such a unique color to them because it just started to snow
I was sitting in the office, watching the darkening skies and knowing a dramatic sunset was going to happen. I grabbed my camera, left work early and raced to a spot in the city where I knew I would be able to get a good perspective of the city and sunset. Nature did not disappoint.
This is a statue of the founder of Providence and leader of the separation of church and state in America, Roger Williams, It's a cold, cold wintery day but the sky seemed ablaze with light. I found the contrast of colours - from very cool to very warm - to be fantastic and i wanted to capture the moment.
Glad I did; it was all over no sooner than when I finished taking photos. Right place, right time.
#goldenhour Veterans Memorial Auditorium (VMA) is a performing arts theater in Providence, Rhode Island. Construction began in 1928, but was delayed by the Great Depression. The theater was finally completed in 1950.
#snow As the workday ended, in rolled a very thick, pea soup type of fog.
Fortunately, I had my camera with me and got in a few snaps before the fog engulfed the entire city.
It took me a few tried to get this shot just right. What drew me in was the strong composition. I like the railings leading the eyes from close left to distant right where the trees then seem to lift the eye and, with the large branch, carry it across the picture, over the buildings and back to the left side of the frame only to start the journey all over again. And the large ominous building on the right stops the eye from falling off the right side of the frame.
#Providence, #Providence Place, #Fog
#UrbanJungle A statue of theologian Roger Williams was built in the late 1930s.. The 15-foot tall granite statue commemorates Williams' founding of the state of Rhode Island and his promotion for religious freedom. The statue depicts Williams gazing over the city.
This is such a great place to get spectacular views of the city. The park faces west so the sunsets can be fantastic.
#snow Collier Point Park is where ships full of coal would unload their cargos for use in the power plant. A few pieces of this machinery are on display in the park.
Here is a public access boat ramp. I was drawn to the symmetry of the shot. It's as if everything is frozen in place, only nature and the clouds are in motion. View up the Providence River towards Waterplace and the Basin. This is during a Waterfire celebration in September 2013.
Statehouse Inside of the Rhode Island state house. This building has the third largest unsupported marble dome in the world.
An incredibly beautiful building which overlooks the city of Providence. Twenty years ago, this area was a wasteland; disused railway lines, vacant lots, abandoned vehicles.
It is now a lively, vibrant area of the city where there are outdoor concerts, street performances and WaterFire. Very cool area of the city now. This is providence, Rhode Island and in the middle of the photo can be seen small fires. This is known as Waterfire, an artistic event where small fires are set in the river and street performers abound The last Waterfire of the year. Being mid-October, the air had that cool, autumn chill to it and the fires being at lest ten feet from the shore still provided enough heat to stay warm by.
#Waterfire, #Waterplace Park, # Providence It was a cold winter's day when i took this photo at Bold Point Park in East Providence.
During low tide, the remnants of a couple sunken vessels becomes visible above the water. Not sure the history of these wrecks. And in the background is the capital city, Providence It was a beautiful Sunday morning when I paddled my kayak down the Woonasquatuket River in Providence. Here is a bridge over that river where on the left side sits the Rhode Island Locomotive Works which was a steam locomotive manufacturing company of the 19th century located in Providence, Rhode Island. The factory produced more than 3,400 locomotives between 1867 and 1906, when the plants locomotive production was shut down. Parts of the factory are now offices and so much more of it is still stand empty.
Looking at this picture, it is hard to imagine this river cuts through the once industrial center of the city. When I saw this bridge, it reminded me of one of Monet's waterlilly paintings. Walking along Woonasquatucket River, looking towards WaterPlace Park. An iconic view of Roger Williams' statue overlooking the city that man founded, Providence Providence Just walking around downtown Walking down Thayer Street, I saw this interesting scene. I was drawn to the big, solid colours and strong, geometric composition.
Throughout the summer in Providence, there is an amazing event celebrating the beautiful waterway. The event is called Waterfire. In the river are braziers which hold logs of wood which are then burned, illuminating the riverfront. Eclectic music is played and there are street performers and tons of stands offering great food. If you are ever in Providence, it is well worth a visit. The Providence Biltmore Hotel is an upscale hotel that opened in 1922 as part of the Biltmore Hotel chain. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. Providence Biltmore Hotel is a member of Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Built in the neo-Federal Beaux-arts style and designed by the architectural firm of Warren and Wetmore (who also designed Grand Central Station), the Biltmore was the second-tallest building in the city (after the Rhode Island State House) until the Industrial Trust Tower was finished six years later.
Favorite tree Late summer afternoon, near sunset at the statue of Roger Williams, the founder of Providence, Rhode Island where he believed in separation of church and state. With my new Go Pro, I was taking a few snaps of the Rhode Island State House.
This image is of the south entrance with the governor's balcony above. East Beach in Westport MA Pomham Rocks Lighthouse The Providence Rink is located in the heart of downtown at Kennedy Plaza. The rink boasts a total surface of 14,000 square feet – twice the size of at the rink at Rockefeller Center in New York City.
The night I took this shot, crews were getting the rink ready to open for the season. Great menu - fun College Hill neighborhood!. This is the State House for Rhode Island on a cold, autumn evening. This building has the third largest unsupported marble dome in the world Last Waterfire of the season. I really enjoy the arty atmosphere associated with the event as well as people watching.
So nice to see the city basking in the warm glow of a roaring fire on a chilly evening A quiet view of the financial district in Providence. This used to be a very happening area but now, sadly, with so many bank closing, this area is just a shadow of its former self. This is a historic library located in Providence, RI nestled in between the campuses of Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). An atheneum is a library that you have to pay to be a member of but this one is free and open to the public. Great space to spend a quiet cool afternoon lost amongst books. Walking along the Moshassuck River in Providence and looking over at the old financial district. Most of these grand buildings once housed various bank headquarters. Now most of those businesses are gone.
The name Great place for lunch.. Best Hot Wieners in RI hands down !!!! The Best zoo in Rhode Island (by default) the only zoo. Looking west over Waterplace Park on a cold winter's night. 25 years ago, this was all abandoned railroads Built in the neo-Federal Beaux-arts style and designed by the architectural firm of Warren and Wetmore (who also designed Grand Central Station), the Biltmore was the second-tallest building in the city (after the Rhode Island State House) until the Industrial Trust Tower was finished six years later.
Patatas Madrilenas. Spiced potatoes with fried egg on the top. It's a Friday night, leaving the office on way to my car, I came across this view of downtown Providence.
I really like the drama in the sky, dark ominous, foreboding. And it stands in such stark contrast to the bright, well lit buildings. I was out testing my new Go Pro camera - loving the extreme wide angle of the lens.
Walked beneath the arches at the entrance of the Rhode Island State House and this composition leaped out at me. Snow and sleet were swirling around with the gusty wind this morning. For me, it was a nice change of scenery from Los Angeles. In front of the restaurant in March Great city views Prospect Park Nifty restaurant in PVD. Light up the river Providence, RI #NewEngland2017 Providence Beautifully revitalized are of Providence. Once was just abandoned land in the center of the city. Now it is a scenic park and backdrop for Waterfire events. Built in the neo-Federal Beaux-arts style and designed by the architectural firm of Warren and Wetmore (who also designed Grand Central Station), the Biltmore was the second-tallest building in the city (after the Rhode Island State House) until the Industrial Trust Tower was finished six years later.
Jamon Serrano was imported Spain Never had one before. Had to see what all the fuss was about An early evening view of the Providence skyline. Beneath the buildings in front are train tracks leading to the train station just to the left of this photo.
The sky is awash with lights and gives a festive atmosphere to the capital city Sardines were pickled in olive oil by the chef. Freshly made spaghetti with clams in Arrabiata sauce. Oh so good. Brothel-turned-hotel - this is definitely worth noting if you're in Providence! Old-school charm with comfy amenities (and fabulous beds). Water fire day in providence Parking garage, Providence RI Great vibes and good drinks! 🍻 Go See Kevin Bledsoe at the Hive for some great custom ink!!!!
Office buildings in downtown Providence. The Blue Cross building is a recent addition to the city skyline. Great place to study. #newenglandchurches Providence ❤️ Brown University - Providence Flying and seeing everything from above is a breathtaking experience
#providence #rhodeIsland #LittleState #traveling #flying
Fox point at night Providence, RI #NewEngland2017 #TT Going to Providence during the H.P.Lovecraft weekend!!! 🦇 🦇 🦇 Another nice small city. 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 Gondola ride in the river flowing through the city downtown.
The gondola rides, Fire Ice show is a must in the list of The Providence Biltmore Hotel is an upscale hotel that opened in 1922 as part of the Biltmore Hotel chain. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. Providence Biltmore Hotel is a member of Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Built in the neo-Federal Beaux-arts style and designed by the architectural firm of Warren and Wetmore (who also designed Grand Central Station), the Biltmore was the second-tallest building in the city (after the Rhode Island State House) until the Industrial Trust Tower was finished six years later.
Honey lavender flan A great place to spend an hour or so in Providence. Lots of trails and right on the water. Bonus: the houses nearby are beautiful and worth walking by. Tiles decorated by the community to remember 9/11. How cool. Providence - Rhode Island Waterfire 2016 A Mongolian grill with great food and decor. Spicy grilled Margarita pizza is a must try when you are in Providence. Watching over the city Great coffee and pastry #waterfire
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Get an overview of this hotelDowntown Providence hotel attached to convention center

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Pets allowed
Indoor pool
Business center
Smoke-free property

Waterplace Park

Connected to the Rhode Island Convention Center and Providence Place Mall, this downtown hotel is within one-quarter mile of Waterplace Park, the Providence Performing Arts Center, and the Dunkin Donuts Center.

Indoor pool

The smoke-free Omni Providence Hotel offers an indoor pool, restaurants, and business center.


Rooms feature 300-thread-count Egyptian-cotton linens and TVs with pay movies.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

This smoke-free Providence hotel offers restaurants and an indoor pool. A business center is available, as are 20 meeting rooms for small and large groups. The hotel also offers concierge services. Valet parking is also available for a surcharge.

The Capital Club fitness center offers treadmills and free weights.

  • Bar/lounge 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Meeting rooms 20 
  • Year Built 1994 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Sauna 
  • Health club 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 2 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 22,000 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Total number of rooms - 564 
  • Number of floors - 25 
  • Multilingual staff 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms:

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Phone 
  • Television 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar - Serves classic steakhouse cuisine nightly.

Centro Restaurant and Bar - Featuring central Italian fare. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.

Cafe Gusto - Coffee shop featuring Starbucks coffee, snacks, and lighter "to-go" items.

Nearby Things to Do

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Fitness classes on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per stay.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50.00 per accommodation, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 50.00 per stay
  • Dogs and cats only
  • Up to 25 lb
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 12 and USD 22 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 9.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 20 per day
  • Valet parking fee: USD 30.00 per night
  • Pet deposit: USD 50.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 50.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hotel Omni Providence
  • Omni Hotel Providence
  • Omni Providence
  • Omni Providence Hotel
  • Providence Omni
  • Providence Omni Hotel
  • Providence Westin
  • The Westin Providence Hotel Providence
  • Westin Providence

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).

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