The most chi chi choice in town, the Providence is a member of the highly selective Small Luxury Hotels of the World marketing group. It gained entry by stuffing the lobby with museum-quality antiques, and the rooms with reproductions so authentic-looking only a conoisseur would know they were recently built. The beds are swatched in fine linens, the rooms are oversized and the staff wonderfully welcoming. We also like the location of the hotel, right in the heart of the downtown Arts and Entertainment district.