Great place to stay
Reviewed 15 September, 2021
Recently stayed at The Dean for one night. Place was easy to find, short walk to all the sights. Overnight parking was available for a fee which was convenient. Our room was small but very clean and nicely styled. Bathroom was clean and large. Did find the old style elevator a little tricky to use with luggage. Hotel accepts dogs with no additional fee which is a plus! Staff was friendly. Great little stop. Would definitely stay again.
A wonderful celebratory weekend!
Reviewed 13 September, 2021
The Dean is so close to so many amazing shops and delicious restaurants (Bayberry and The Durk were standout favs). We had an awesome time at The Boombox and even rented some of the local scooters to zip around town for a bit. Bolt Coffee in the hotel saved the day (twcie)!
A good time had by all!
A lot of character
Reviewed 13 September, 2021
This is one of the coolest hotels that I have been to. And I have been to many.
The decor is unique. The vibe is cozy.
Our room and bathroom were small. If I were to stay longer than one night, I would like something a bit larger.
Staff was friendly and helpful.
We had dinner at the hotel’s restaurant, North. The food was delicious.
I would definitely stay here again.
Road trip stop in Providence
Reviewed 8 September, 2021
A good value hotel with parking and a good location. Walking distance to good cafés and restaurants. Breakfast room wasn’t operating. It’s an old building with personality. Has a Karaoke and restaurant.
Great brand and trendy hotel, but our room was a moldy disaster
Reviewed 5 September, 2021
I was excited to visit the Dean with my buddy because our plan was to recreate my Bachelors party, since he wasn't able to attend when I got married.
The hotel's design and its branding is slick and looks very modern, and the attached restaurant (The North) is top notch--we went there for brunch. The hotel bar that the Dean is famous for is closed due to Covid, and we didn't visit the cafe.
I wanted to like the Dean, but our room was a moldy disaster. We had the bunk beds, which I thought were neat, but if I weren't a smaller guy (5' 8', about 140 lbs) I doubt getting up to the second bunk would be comfortable as there isn't much clearance to the ceiling. This particular room is really tiny--great for one person but uncomfortable for two. It's trendy looking and modern, otherwise clean.
The biggest issue though isn't the space. It's the mold. There's a distinct smell of mildew on the floors, and the AC (I believe) is the source of the mold. Once we turned it on, we ended up congested overnight with sinus headaches. The sheets were also extremely itchy-both the bedsheets and the throw. We also noticed clear condensation on the walls next to the TV (which doesn't have any channels, it's just static). Something is seriously wrong with this room. The next day, our symptoms immediately diminished as soon as we checked out and spent time in fresh air.
I let the front desk know when we checked out, but other than one woman seeming a little concerned (she was the nicest of the staff), she didn't do anything about it. The other staff at the front desk struck me as dismissive / disinterested with guests at best. For example, when I asked for recommendations where to eat after 9p (the restaurant takes last seats at 9:15) they sent me to a subpar tavern around the corner (Blake's, would not recommend to anyone. Murphy's is way better and it's down the street). I also left behind a tank top and the front desk guy gave up on trying to look for it before even asking for what room I was in.
On the plus side, they did let me extend the day parking ($20/day) by an extra day after we checked out.
Overall: go to The Graduate. I would've rated this place higher but when it comes to poisoning us with mold, I can't go higher than a 1.