Contact our wonderful travel partners for an extraordinary place to stay during the Festival!
This will be an exciting
year for RIIFF since we are celebrating our 35th Anniversary Year!
If you are planning to attend, please
book your rooms early. For filmmakers and attendees on a budget, (we
also have limited access to community hosts for our accepted filmmakers) we have put together travel
packages with the following area Hotels and Bed &
Special Discount Rates and packages are
available for RIIFF attendees; though all will be sold
on a first-come, first-served basis.
Our partner hotels have graciously made the following special rates available to Festival attendees for the duration of the Festival. These select establishments are conveniently located, offer a variety of amenities and have earned very positive feedback from past guests. And each hotel is eager to make your stay in Rhode Island memorable. Depending upon the hotel, you may either book online by clicking through to the hotelís website or by phone using the number listed.
PLEASE BE SURE TO USE THE RATE CODE WHEN REQUESTING THESE SPECIAL RATES.
If our staff can be of assistance, please do not hesitate our offices at 401.861.4445 or send us an email. We look forward to welcoming you and hope you enjoy your stay at the Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival.
The Dean has passed the test. The fifty-two-room boutique hotel in downtown Providence clinched press from The New York Times and Wallpaper magazine for turning a former brothel into the epitome of chic. The historic 1912 building began as a rescue mission for the Episcopal Diocese, but in the 1960s turned into a transient hotel and strip club called the Civic View Inn and then later evolved into the Sportsmanís Inn gentlemenís club. The design was overhauled by Brooklyn-based ASH NYC, whose cofounder and CEO Ari S. Heckman grew up in Providence. Inside and outside, Rhode Island connections abound. Local artisans designed end tables and bed frames (including funky bunk beds!) and contributed art and photography, railings were crafted by the Steel Yard and Recycle-a-Bike refurbished five vintage bicycles, available for guest use. Architects include Christine West and Phil Derby of Kite Architects in Providence, and restaurateur Mike Sears helms the new Magdalenae Room cocktail lounge and the German beer garden Faustís Hofbrauhaus. Rhode Island-based Bolt is brewing beans at its coffee shop, and thereís even a karaoke bar called Boombox where groups can (ironically) rent rooms by the hour. Add board games created by Hasbro and a library from Symposium Books to the mix and the Dean may be cool enough for New York to notice, but itís Rhode Island all the way.
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.
IMPORTANT: THIS YEAR THE HOTEL PROVIDENCE WILL BE THE HOME OF THE RI FILM OFFICE FILMMAKERS LOUNGE AND FILMMAKER REGISTRATION. THE LOCATION WILL BE THE COURTYARD AT THE ASPIRE RESTAURANT.
This landmark hotel in Providence is connected to the Rhode Island Convention Center, Dunkiní Donuts Center and the new Providence Place Mall. With this premier Providence downtown hotel location, guests at Omni Providence Hotel will find themselves within walking distance of the city's main college campuses, historic attractions, gourmet restaurants, upscale shopping, entertainment and more. Providence was recently named No. 3 in America's Most Charming Cities by Travel + Leisure.
Special Discount Rate Available of $100 per night.
The Providence Courtyard by Marriott is a unique hotel located in the heart of downtown. We are located directly across from the Rhode Island Convention Center, The Providence Place Mall and restaurants. Just blocks from the train station, Brown University, Johnson & Wales University and only 15 minutes from TF Green. The historic areas of Newport, Cape Cod, Boston, and Foxwoods are all within an hour drive. The state-of-the-art lobby provides greater flexibility and choices for guests with inviting, flexible spaces to work or relax in and free Wi-Fi. The Bistro offers guests healthy choices for breakfast and dinner plus evening cocktail service. The newly renovated spacious guestrooms offer sweeping views of the city. Work up a sweat using our new cardio equipment in our renovated fitness center. The 3500 sft of meeting space that can hold up to 120 people is perfect for a corporate meeting or social gathering.
In order to receive the preferred rate, individual callers should indicate that they are with RI Film Festival 2016. Reservation requests received after the cutoff date will be accepted on a space available and a rate available basis. Guests may call our Reservations Department directly at 401-421-0700.
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 & Schmickís 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.
Housed in a historic building with a two-floor atrium lobby, this elegant hotel is a 2-minute drive from Highway 44 and an 8-minute walk from the Rhode Island Convention Center.
Classic rooms include free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with HD channels, plus custom-designed beds, desks and coffeemakers. Some rooms feature pull-out sofas, and suites add microwaves and minifridges.
There's free on-site hot breakfast (daily) and weekday breakfast bags to go, as well as a fitness center, a business center and a free area shuttle.
A SHUTTLE SERVICE is available at the hotel to get to the Festival. It has 6 seats and based on first come first served. It is ONLY for Providence -3 mile radius (no airport service). The coast is $5.00 per person per day.
Mowry-Nicholson Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located in Providence, walking distance from Brown University, all downtown attractions, Providence Place Mall, The Rhode Island School of Design and a few minutes drive from Providence College and Johnson and Wales University.
Mowry-Nichoslon Bed and Breakfast offers spacious and comfortable suites decorated with Victorian furnishings highlighted by historic prints and photos of Providence.
Each guest suite offers a four poster bed, private tiled bath (most with whirlpool tub), cable television, telephone, sleeper sofa, dining table and chairs and other amenities.
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY - Bay Point Inn & Conference Center
144 Anthony Rd
Portsmouth, RI 02871
Phone: (401) 683-3600
Rates Available at $81 per night
Though primarily a housing facility for Roger Williams University students, Baypoint Inn also hosts private events and conferences and has room rentals available. The lobby desk is staffed at all hours for the summer season and the facility offers a pool, a weight room a dining hall and provides shuttles to and from the campus.
ADDITIONAL LODGING OPTIONS:
There's also a hostel called the Providence Hostel and Guesthouse that's 15 minutes away from the VETS and downtown!
Here's their link: https://www.providencehostel.com And their discount code for those attending the festival: Hume10
Amtrak Saver Fares offer daily low prices on the Northeast Regional. Save 25% or more off the lowest available fares when you book 14 days in advance. Just choose the "Adult" or "Child" passenger type when booking to receive the discounted fare.
With downtown-to-downtown service, youíre one step closer to all the action. From museums, to Broadway shows or concerts at downtown arenas, to year-round sporting events and shopping, thereís plenty to see and do with one convenient way to get there.
Northeast Regional trains get you to the heart of the city without the stress and hassles of traffic so you can arrive in better frame of mind and take advantage of all the Northeast has to offer.
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 25% with our "Visit Rhode Island" offer.
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 third 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!
UBER AVAILABLE AT RIIFF!
Are you busy planning your trip to the Rhode Island International Film Festival? Do you need a set of wheels to get you around? Look no further than Uber!
Our friends at Uber are extending an offer to the 2016 Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival. Take advantage of this offer as it is a convenient way to get around town! Never heard of Uber? No problem! Uber is a mobile app that connects you with driver in over 300 cities worldwide. Request a ride with the tap of a button and have a driver curbside in minutes. Payment is seamless and cashless - billed to your card on file with no need to tip.
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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.
New for 2016: International Flights!
Click on the link below to learn more about our Airport: