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Omni Providence Hotel @ 1 West Exchange Street

Address: 
1 West Exchange Street
02903 Providence , RI
United States
(401) 598-8000
Toilet Paper: 
Very well-stocked.
Neighborhood: 
DownCity
Venue Category: 
Hotels

The Scrawl on the Wall

Ever want to let one loose on

Ever want to let one loose on the same throne that once supported a famous pro athlete?
Now’s your chance – if you happen to live in or visit Providence, R.I.

Almost all the pro football teams playing against the Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., stay over the previous night at the Omni Providence in nearby (25-minute ride) Rhode Island. And the first stop for at least some of the players is the head in the lobby, just across from the check-in desk and next to the escalator.

Since Peyton Manning has played in Foxboro many times, the chances are good that he’s called an audible or two in the facility before heading to his room. And the facility is actually quite nice – four urinals, four toilets, four sinks. Even a painting. High class all the way. And what better way to score an autograph than be exiting the stall when a pro football player is on the way in? (Note: Teams arrive on airport shuttle buses at about 5 p.m. the day before the game.)

Don’t be too concerned about the signs that say the rest rooms are for guest use only. (Unless you’re dressed like a homeless person, in which case you have about 90 seconds to get in and out before security arrives.) Just walk in like you own the place. All the better if you have one of those “Hello, my name is . . .” badges, because you’ll look like one of a thousand people attending any one of numerous conventions.

The Omni is also prime territory for rich suburban high schools during prom season in May/early June, and more than one horny 17-year-old boy has been disappointed to find out that the bathrooms in 4-star hotels don’t have machines that dispense prophylactics.

The Omni is across the street from the R.I. Convention Center, which is attached to the Dunkin Donuts Center, a 12,000-seat venue for sports (Providence College basketball, minor league hockey) and big-name acts (Elton John, 50 Cent etc.). All in all, the Omni is a great place to spray or bomb if you are looking for both convenient and clean.






Circlingthedrain Male, 69 years old.
Providence, Rhode Island
On January 19, 2014, 12:59 pm
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