Hotel and Travel

A room block has been set aside for INACSL23 participants at the Omni Providence Hotel, the Graduate Providence, and the Hilton Providence. All rooms are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. The hotel cutoff date is Friday, May 12 or whenever the rooms sell out – whichever occurs first. Both hotels are conveniently located a short walking distance away from the Rhode Island Convention Center.

Omni Providence*
1 W. Exchange Street
Providence, RI 02903
Rate: $199/night + tax and fees
Reserve Room
(401) 598-8000

Graduate Providence
11 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI 02903
Rate: $199/night + tax and fees
Reserve Room
(401) 421-0700

Hilton Providence
21 Atwells Avenue
Providence, RI 02903
Rate: $199/night + tax and fees
Reserve Room
(401) 831-3900

The above links are the only way to book reservations within the INACSL room block. Please do not book housing with any company that contacts you via email or phone. INACSL is not responsible for reservations made with unofficial housing companies.

*Host hotel; connected to the Rhode Island Convention Center.


A deposit is not required. Cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid penalty.

Travel Information

The closest airport to the Rhode Island Convention Center is the Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport (PVD). It is approximately 20 minutes from the airport to the convention center.

Airport Transportation

A variety of transportation options are available from the airport to the hotels, including taxi, ride share, and public buses. The approximate cost for a taxi cab to and from the airport is about $30 each way. Uber and Lyft both service the Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport. Parking is available at the hotels, rates, and directions can be found on the hotels' websites above.

Welcome to Providence!

Providence, Rhode Island is known as The Creative Capital. It blends small town accessibility and friendliness with big city culture, sophistication, and variety. From delicious restaurants and historic sites to exciting nightlife and WaterFire – Providence has something for everyone! 

  • History Buffs: Providence is the place to immerse yourself in this country's rich heritage. Settled in June 1636 and one of the original 13 colonies, it is one of New England’s oldest cities. 19th-century mercantile buildings in the Federal and Victorian architectural styles abound in downtown Providence. Take a self-guided walking tour or visit the John Brown House Museum, a landmark from the 18th century, and the Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum, an American national historic landmark.
  • Art & Culture Lovers: The Rhode Island School of Design Museum contains the 20th-largest collection in the United States. The Providence Athenæum is the fourth oldest library in the United States which renowned poet Edgar Allan Poe and writer H. P. Lovecraft frequented.
  • Culinary Connoisseurs: Providence is reputed to have the most coffee and doughnut shops per capita of any city in the country, and one of the highest number of restaurants per capita compared to other major U.S. cities. Dine with a view at Cafe Nuovo, Hemenway's, and Jacky's Galaxie. Find a restaurant in Providence by neighborhood.
  • Signature Providence Events: Extend your trip for INACSL23 to experience WaterFire, an award-winning fire sculpture installation on the three rivers in downtown Providence on Saturdays. From sunset to midnight, see flickering firelight on the arched bridges, a flotilla of performers traveling along the river in torch-lit vessels, and music from all over the world while strolling the scenic river walks.

And so much more! Visit to learn more about the city, plan your trip, download a free visitor’s guide, and read the Blog Providence.