This will be an exciting
year for RIIFF. If you are planning to attend, please
book your rooms early. For filmmakers on a budget, we
also have limited access to community hosts.
We have put together travel
packages with the following area Hotels and Bed &
Breakfasts. Special Discount Rates and packages are
available for RIIFF attendees; though all will be sold
on a first-come, first-served basis. Please remember
to book early if you are planning to attend this year's
If you are a filmmaker or are planning on attending the Festival this year, please go to our FAQ page; click here
THE RENAISSANCE PROVIDENCE HOTEL 5 Avenue of the Arts
This amazingly beautiful and historic hotel, centrally located in downtown Providence and adjacent to our host theatre, The Vets (VMA Arts & Cultural Center), is the home of our filmmaker registration. The Hotel is offering an exceptional rate for visiting filmmakers and guests. Be sure to book early for best choices! The cut off date this year for the discount is TBA.
11 Dorrance Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Phone (401) 421-0700 | (800)
294-7709 • Fax (401) 455-3050
Special Discount Rates Available: Suites starting at $129-$149 per night
This landmark city center hotel
is close to everything
In the heart of downtown Providence and is just steps away from the City's most exclusive shopping and dining. Convenient to Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence Place Mall, RISD, Brown University, and financial district.
Expect more than coffee: Off the lobby is a spacious Starbucks with fireplace, window seats and a rewarding coffeehouse experience. McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood
Restaurant serving 30 varieties of fresh fish and seafood.
Relax at the spa: The Biltmore is home to a two-level luxurious spa retreat. Perfect for bridal services or simply as an escape after a day of meetings. Services: massage, body treatments, facials, hair, nail and makeup.
Additional Note: Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. Guest rooms are not available before this time. If you require earlier check-in to accommodate events and schedules, please reserve guest rooms on the prior night. We are unable to take requests for early group check-in.
Check-out time is 11:00 a.m.
PROVIDENCE COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT
32 Exchange Terrace
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Phone (401) 272-1191 • Fax (401) 272-1416
Special Discount Rates Available at $109 & $139 per night
Hotel Providence is the only AAA Four-Diamond luxury boutique hotel in Providence. This is a hotel with personality, European flair and New England charm, filled with historic character, sophistication and located in the heart of Providence's thriving arts and theater district.
Amtrak also offers ACELA Express Northeast service –
service from Boston-Providence-New Haven-New York-Philadelphia-Baltimore
and Washington D.C. ACELA travels up to 150 mph with
travel time from New York to Providence in 2-1/2 hours
and Providence to Boston in less than 30 minutes.
It may be the smallest state, but it has a lot to offer. And the train is the perfect way to explore the length and breadth of Rhode Island. Travel on the Northeast Regional and save 30% with our "Visit Rhode Island" offer, available through December 19, 2013. (see booking details).
Visit Providence, a hotbed of commerce, culture, history and fine eateries. Hop back on the train and visit beautiful Westerly, Kingston, Wickford Village or downtown Providence, Be sure to bring a camera for your leisurely stroll at these great destinations as you capture their fine architecture and charm.
Once in Providence, or before you arrive, contact our friends at Enterprise for a great Film Festival rate!
Please note that the additional driver fee of $10.00 is waived, and the $25.00 fee for drivers 21-25. We do not have a Sunday drop downtown, but we do have spots at Amtrak if they leave on the train. The branch can review the drop off procedures with the renter if they need that option. The discount is good at all locations in RI and SE MA, and we offer free pickup for anybody staying at a hotel in Providence , Warwick , or beyond.
Travelers can receive special discounts for rental cars through Enterprise by calling "1-800-RENT-ACAR" and using discount code 49B4153, PIN Code INT
This is the second year for our relationship with Zip Car.
Zip Car has become a popular option for this looking for time-limited car usage.
For those of you who are members with Zip Car or are interested in using their services, the local branch office is located at
65 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02891.
Their telephone number is 401/405.1533.
Let them know you are with the Fest!
COMING IN BY AIR?
Then you should check out details about the amenities at our State Airport.
The Theodore Francis Green Airport is located in Warwick, RI and is not in Providence. Indeed, it is approximately 10 miles away from the core city, or if you are driving, about 18 minutes. It is not a quick walk away.
Check out the ways you can come into the city, either by renting a car (see Enterprise above) use your Zip Car option, take Amtrak, or look for a hotel shuttle.
Make a point of planning out your trip in advance and it will make your visit to the Ocean State that much more enjoyable and hassle free.
Click on the link below to learn more about our Airport: