Providence Rhode Island Bed and Breakfasts

By: Mel Joelle

Providence, Rhode Island is a wonderful city right in the middle of New England. Much of the city in downtown Providence still has 18 and 19th century historic mansions standing with a few renovated into bed and breakfasts and inns.

When visiting Providence, think about staying in one of several beds and breakfasts located near downtown Providence, the historic district, because it sets the mood of the old colonial days in New England.

If your thoughts turn to more luxurious surroundings, look at a bed and breakfast with elegant Greek rival architecture popular with the gentry of yesteryear. Many of the bed and breakfasts accommodations are reminiscent of old New York City brownstones.

A beautiful three-story brick Italianate mansion near downtown Providence features high 11-foot ceilings, tin ceilings in some areas of the building, marble fireplace mantels and an old world charm. The bed and breakfast includes 14 rooms with private in-room bathrooms. Some rooms have a kitchenette for those who have a few days to spend relaxing with all the comforts of home.

This unique bed and breakfast was built in 1858 as a family mansion and restored to its former beauty in 2003 and is registered on the National Register of Historic Places. All rooms have air conditioning and high ceiling fans, Internet service and Wi-Fi.

Take some time to visit downtown Providence, which is within walking distance.

For a more upscale bed and breakfast , check into one of the bed and breakfast accommodations built in a Greek Revival style. This bed and breakfast was originally a mansion built in 1905 and features antiques and old style artwork. This ornate 18-room bed and breakfast features stained glass windows and five fireplaces. Rooms are furnished in antiques and fine art and feature the modern conveniences of cable television and free wireless Internet service. Relax in front of a fireplace or in a whirlpool. Prices are surprisingly reasonable for such luxurious accommodation.

Right next door to the Greek revival is another bed and breakfast with seven wonderful rooms decorated with fine Victorian and Empire furnishings. The former mansion was built in 1892, which is another building lovingly restored to its former elegance.

A bed and breakfast closest to Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design is perfect place to stay while children are becoming settled in a college dorm. It’s a short walk to the colleges as well as some fine restaurants, stores and a variety of events and attractions.

The building is another old world charming bed and breakfast boasting of 10 rooms, some with wet bars. All rooms have private bathrooms, television, telephones and wireless Internet access.

Most of the bed and breakfast inns in Providence are non-smoking and don’t allow pets. All provide continental and hot breakfast in a comfortable dining room.

Many bed and breakfast accommodations are within walking distance to some of Providence’s most beautiful streets and are a perfect walk to view historic house in colonial, Italian and Greek architecture. To find the bed and breakfast of your choice be sure to visit Select Registry today!

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