What We Love
- The hotel’s expansive terrace overlooking the meandering Pawtuxet River
- Industrial design details, such as polished concrete floors and exposed brick walls throughout
- Art by local designers in the guest rooms
What To Know
- The hotel offers free WiFi as well as local and domestic long distance calling
- There are meeting and event spaces on-site, so NYLO caters to groups and business travelers as well as leisure seekers
- Warwick is approximately 10 miles south of Providence, so you’ll need a car to explore the city and nearby Newport
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
The banks of the Pawtuxet River in Warwick, Rhode Island, are undergoing an urban revival in miniature, making this the perfect backdrop for a sophisticated, loft-style hotel. With a hip, city feel to it, the property is full of whimsical details, including a cheeky pool table in the bar and a striking lobby bedecked with contemporary art. The 163 guestrooms are sleek and feature exposed brick, high ceilings, rain showers, artworks by local designers and tech gizmos galore. At the end of a day of shopping in Warwick or exploring in Providence, the Loft restaurant and its terrace are the ideal spot for enjoying sundowners and fresh seafood, such as wasabi-seared ahi tuna with white rice, house-made kimchi, a sesame soy glaze and crispy fried wontons.
In the Area
Nearby Providence is a sophisticated cultural center with a rich past and a surfeit of gorgeous buildings. Visitors can take in cutting-edge art at the Rhode Island School of Design’s museum or look back at the state’s 18th-century history at the John Brown House Museum. The self-guided East Side walking tour gives a good overview of the key sights, from the storied Providence Art Club to Brown University’s campus. And the city’s well-established foodie scene is not to be missed, with its emphasis on farm-to-table dining, fresh fish and seasonal flavors. Try Beau Vestal’s take on all of the above at New Rivers, or go for fine dining at Gracie’s, which consistently rates among Providence’s best restaurants.
How to Get There
This was my first time staying at one of the Tapestry collections by Hilton. I did not know what to expect honestly. Further, this property is right along a river with an old saw mill attached so you walk in with a certain hesitancy.
Don't let dissuade you. There is a modern vibe that reminds me of an 'older' version of the Tru by Hilton. Yet, this line has much more class. I think the decor might be a tad too industrial but there are fantastic rooms with stellar views. I had a king loft that was really quite exceptional. Very comfortable settings, with affordable prices. Highly recommend
Things to watch: the restaurant leaves a little to be desired, don't recommend. But don't worry, plenty of places around to eat. It is a little difficult to walk around from the hotel but easy to get around by car.
Hotel staff were very nice, and exceedingly pet-friendly! Location is convenient, near 95 with easy parking. Style is industrial modern and the king bed was super comfortable. Waterfall shower is wonderful! River front deck and yard space are surprisingly pretty, and would be great in season.
I stayed in Nylo for 2 nights on business trip as it was 5 min drive from the office and had mall opposite.
This what some considered „cool” or „boutique” was not my thing here. It virtually looks like someone put bed and sofa in the factory. Concrete walls, ceiling and floors, very basic bathroom, aircon blowing air behind the bed, rail instead of wardrobe. It was all just too random. I had corner river view so one of their better rooms but still not that great.
On the positive side: it was warm and the bed was large and very comfortable - perfect for jet lagged guest. You can watch beautiful sunrise on the sunny day through the large loft windows. It is a shame they do not open for some fresh air.
I would probably stay again as it was quiet despite the room being close to the lift and I had comfortable sleep but the industrial look is disturbing. You will either love it or hate it.
This is an attractive, modern hotel, offering excellent service at the front desk and in the restaurant. Our problems with the hotel were all about style over function. The lighting is attractive, but not enough light. The TV is huge, but mounted at a strange angle. The safe was low to the floor and the closet area was so dark it was hard to use it. Not enough counter space in the bathroom.
We booked at the hotel because the description sounded interesting. It is located in an old warehouse on the banks of a river.
The hotel room had all the amenities found in a typical Hilton room (comfortable bed, Keurig coffee maker etc). We liked the “warehouse” vibe with high ceilings, industrial floors etc. The bed itself was very comfortable. There were enough charging points for a short stay.
The room we had was 300 sq feet. We found it too small for two adults.
We entered the room through a large, heavy door, and found a long narrow space with a single window (quite large) looking out onto the road. To the right of the door, there was an alcove space with a curtain which functioned as a closet. On the other side of the door, that was a bathroom with a walk-in shower. The king bed filled the space in front of the window. To get to the window, we had to squeeze past the bedside table and climb onto a small platform. The rest of the space contained a sofa with a lamp suspended over it, a mini fridge, a desk and chair. On the wall opposite the couch, there was a wall-mounted flatscreen TV. One aspect that we found disconcerting was that the windowless walls on either side of the bed had floor- to-ceiling curtains. The point of that seemed to be cover the walls which were a sort of faded olive green color. The curtains made the room feel small and tubular. We felt confined and somewhat claustrophobic in the space. We thought the room would have been fine as a single room with a queen bed.
According to the website & other TA reviews, there are larger rooms with views of the river (high floors, even-numbered rooms). Perhaps such rooms would have given us a different experience. Unfortunately, none of those rooms were available for our dates.
The hotel has a restaurant but we did not go there. There is parking but it is outdoors and on the opposite side of the street (indoor parking would be a definite plus given the weather in this area). Guests have to cross the street to get to the hotel. Fortunately, it is not a busy street. There are several other warehouses along the riverfront which are being renovated for renting or purchase. So there seems to be construction work going on in the area. That did not affect our stay. The other point of note is that the rooms are quite expensive for the location. Have attached pics of the room floor and ceiling. The stains are probably part of the industrial vibe but there are many who would not find that desirable.