Logistics for WWP Seminars

Lodging

There are several reasonably priced hotel options in Providence (and more in the nearby area if you have a car). The hotels listed below are all near the Brown campus, mostly within a mile or so along routes suitable for walking.

Brown has negotiated discounts at several of these hotels; you can find details at the Brown Travel Portal. The portal also lists hotels within driving distance.

Wyndham Garden Providence (formerly the Radisson India Point)
220 India Street, Providence, RI 02903, 1-800-395-7046
The newly renamed Wyndham Garden Providence is located near the scenic Wickenden Street end of the East Side, a little over a mile from campus, mostly a pleasant residential walk. A shuttle is usually available.
The Brown discounted rate should be in the range of $95 per night.

Annie Brownell House
400 Angell St., Providence, RI 02906, 401-454-2934, info@anniebrownellhouse.com
A pleasant bed and breakfast on the residential East Side of Providence, about a mile from campus.
Room rates are between $120-$140.

Hilton Providence
21 Atwells Ave, Providence, RI 02903, 401-831-3900
The Hilton is located in downtown Providence, near the historic Federal Hill neighborhood. A shuttle is available to the Brown campus.

Marriott Courtyard Providence Downtown
32 Exchange Terrace, Providence, RI 02903-1743, (401) 272-1191
The Marriott is right in downtown Providence near Kennedy Plaza and the Providence Place Mall, less than a mile from Brown.
Room rates are in the range of $109.

Christopher Dodge House
11 West Park Street, Providence, RI 02908, 401-351-6111
A reasonably priced bed and breakfast located near the Capitol Building in downtown Providence, about a mile from Brown. Room rates are in the range of $120 with free parking included.

Providence Biltmore
11 Dorrance St., Providence RI 02903, 1-800-294-7709
The Biltmore is a classic Providence hotel in the grand style, located in downtown Providence right in Kennedy Plaza.
The Brown discounted rate should be in the range of $95-$115.

Hotel Providence
139 Mathewson Street, Providence, RI 02903, 401-861-8000 or Toll-free: 800-861-8990
Right in downtown Providence, less than a mile from Brown.
The Brown discounted rate is in the range of $139.

Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel
5 Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903, 401-919-5000
Downtown Providence, less than a mile from Brown.
The Brown discounted rate is in the range of $149.

The Old Court Bed and Breakfast
144 Beneļ¬t St., Providence, RI 02903, 401-751-2002, 401-351-0747
reserve@oldcourt.com
A classic old bed and breakfast on historic Benefit Street, a few minutes walk from campus.
Room rates between $115 and $215.

Travel

For travelers coming from within the US, Providence is served by T. F. Green airport, which is about 12 miles south of the city and gets flights from most major carriers including Southwest, Northwest/Delta, US Air, United, and American. Amtrak trains for the Northeast corridor stop at the Providence train station, which is located in downtown Providence within easy walking distance of the downtown hotels. Peter Pan Bus also runs bus service to Providence from various destinations; buses stop at Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence.

International travelers may find it cheaper and easier to fly into Boston's Logan Airport. From Logan, there is regular bus service to Providence via the Peter Pan Bus line. Round-trip bus fare between Logan and Providence is $38.00. If your arrival time doesn't fit well with the bus schedule, there is also regular train service between Boston and Providence from South Station via the Commuter Rail and Amtrak, as well as a Peter Pan bus from South Station to Providence.

To get to campus, if the weather is pleasant your easiest way is to walk. There is regular trolley service connecting downtown with the Brown campus; trolleys stop right under the WWP office on Thayer Street. Some hotels (as noted above) offer shuttle service to campus.

Parking

If you drive to campus, there are several parking options:

  • The Brown University Visitors Parking Lot is located on Brook Street at the corner of Waterman (see map). The cost is $15 for the day (not 5 hours, despite signage to the contrary).
  • There is all-day free parking on Governor Street just south of Waterman Street, a few blocks from campus.
  • You can find 2-hour and 3-hour spaces on Thayer Street and other streets near the workshop venue, and then move your car (promptly!) to one of the all-day spots that opens up at 10:00 on Bowen Street, Barnes Street, or Lloyd Avenue, just a few minutes away. These spaces fill up quickly, so let us know if you need to move your car at 10:00.