The Dean

The Dean

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122 Fountain St., Providence, RI 02903 | (401) 455-3326, United States
The Dean Hotel in Rhode Island
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Downtown Providence used to offer little in the way of artsy lodging—for high-minded digs, travelers would stick to ocean-facing suites along the state’s southern coast. But in 2014, a newcomer burst onto the scene: housed in a former brothel built in 1912, the Dean’s unassuming brick façade houses a German-style beer hall, a communal lobby with clever neon signs, and a secret karaoke bar. The rooms, which are filled with leather furniture and stylish black-tile showers, are minimal, yet full of character.

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