Annie Brownell House B & B

400 Angel St , Providence, RI 02906 USA (Show map)


Annie Brownell House is located on the Historic East Side of Providence, known as College Hill, and home to both Brown University and the renowned Rhode Island School of Design. Conveniently located within safe walking distance of either institution, and less than a mile to the center of the revitalized center of downtown Providence, Annie Brownell House offers elegance, warmth, and comfort at an excellent price.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.4

happy traveler

5 on August 26, 2012

Sue and I loved our stay.Fabulous location and Annie was great.Nice room,good breakfast.Wayland Square is right at your doorstep.Would highly recommend it.

Very welcoming and wonderful

5 on August 07, 2011

It was a very hot day when we arrived and Annie made us feel very welcome. She wasn't prepared for us because we just showed up. The room was very nice and clean and we also had a bathroom which was very welcoming. She gave us a very good dining tip and her selfmade breakfast was simple but delicious.

Great Inn - Convenient Location

5 on June 13, 2011

I had a very enjoyable and comfortable stay at the Annie Brownell House. Very convenient location and off street parking. Breakfast was delicious and lots of casual conversation. Hope to visit again!

Annie House

3.0 on April 22, 2011

It was a pleasant stay and have no complaints. Nice house but would go elsewhere next time to have another experience.

Lovely inn, 10 minute walk to Brown University

4.0 on October 27, 2010

Charming old house with lovely decor. Free off-street parking. Annie the inn keeper works hard to keep to keep guests happy but it is sometimes hard for her with just one person running the house, I think she is a little frazzled at times. Breakfast was delicious but it was not clear what time it would be served. One morning I got up early (after getting in very late) so I wouldn't miss breakfast and ended up waiting about 45 minutes for it to be served. Wonderful comraderie with the other guests at breakfast. Bathrooms lacked shampoo and conditioner.

Highly recommended

4.6 on May 27, 2010

We had a great stay at Annie Brownell House. Excellent room with private bath, good breakfasts, off-street parking, wireless Internet, and strategically located for access to all points of interest in the East side of Providence. We enjoyed meeting Annie, the innkeeper, and sharing breakfast with pleasant and interesting guests.

Great place to stay near Brown University

5 on May 25, 2010

I've stayed twice at Annie Brownell's House (bed and breakfast) in Angell St, Providence. It's a place with a lot of period charm, run by the very welcoming and helpful Annie. The rooms are very comfortable, with wooden floors, well appointed bathrooms, and great food. Also, if you're visiting Brown students or eyeing up a possible place at the university, there's a good chance that like me, you'll meet others in the same boat and be able to exchange notes. Strongly recommended! David (from the UK)

All Around Excellent

5 on April 21, 2010

Annie Brownell House is a great place to stay for many reasons. The location makes for an enjoyable walk to anywhere in the College Hill neighborhood of Providence, including the Brown campus, RISD, the historic district and an abundance of good restaurants. Annie Tunderman is helpful with information if you need it and with hospitality. If you are independent and don't need advice from her, she respects that also. During a recent two night stay at Annie Brownell House, she was both available with helpful information and respectful of our need for privacy. My husband and I enjoyed good conversation with Annie and the other guests staying with her over delicious breakfasts in the beautiful dining room. I wanted to linger much longer over breakfast, good coffee, interesting company and an abundance of magazines. Our room was lovely, cozy and oh so comfortable. Annie Brownell House B&B exceeded our expectations and we would stay there again without question.

Perfect holiday in Providence

5 on March 21, 2010

You can stay in a hotel in Providence, if you like wandering among ugly sky-scrapers in a depersonalized traffic-filled area. Or you can stay in this B and B, in the midst of the beautiful architecture that makes Providence worth visiting. We loved this place. Gorgeous house. Immaculately clean, spacious room and bathroom with beautiful touches throughout. The owner is welcoming and very helpful. And a great cook! Be sure to leave time for breakfast. Dog-lovers will want to get to know Lady, whose behavior is perfectly suited to her name.

Wonderful, convenient getaway

3.8 on February 15, 2010

Annie has an outstanding location and a friendly atmosphere. The location has easy access to Brown University, flashy downtown Providence, and cultural hotspots of the city. Rooms were spacious and clean. Breakfast conversation was always lively and interesting. Her Golden Retriever was a comforting, calm, and very well trained. Overall, a great value.

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Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green State) 8 miles

Directions to property:

We are located at 400 Angell Street, on the historic Eastside, between Hope Street and Gano Street, close to Brown University on one side (4 blocks to the west) and Wayland Square on the other (one block to the east). 1. Take Exit 2 from I-195 East (India Street Exit) 2. At the end of the ramp [at the T-junction] turn left, pass in front of the hotel, and at next T-junction turn right, passing under the bridge, onto Gano street. 3. Pass through one set of traffic lights, then a double blinking traffic signal, then two more traffic lights 4. Turn left at this 4th light onto Angell. The Annie Brownell House is the fourth house from the corner on the right hand side.

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Homestay

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  • Check In:: 3.00
  • Check Out:: 11.00-11.30
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Absolutely no smoking inside premises
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Please inquire about our accomodations for families
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of 50% of your stay.
  • Cancellations: We will cheerfully refund your deposit, if we receive notification of a cancelled reservation at least 2 weeks prior to the date of arrival, (less a $25 cancellation fee). If the room is cancelled with less than 3 days notice, the total cost of the reservation will be charged; this also applies to early check-outs. Refunds cannot be given for cancelled or delayed flight and bad weather.



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