The Berkeley is an intimate boutique hotel on a pretty tree-lined street, three blocks from the riverfront. Built in 1988, the red-brick building has the feel of a much older property. It is set on Cary Street in the lively Shockoe Slip, a former manufacturing district that now buzzes with nightlife. It’s a great base for sightseeing, positioned two blocks from Capitol Square (there are free one-hour tours daily) and 15 minutes on foot from the American Civil War Center. It’s also handy for business travelers and is just a 20-minute walk from Richmond’s convention center.
The in-house restaurant serves classic fare, featuring dishes such as crab bisque, acorn squash risotto and espresso crème brûlée. A TV behind the bar screens live sports, and there’s free Wi-Fi throughout the property.
The hotel provides free passes to the fitness center at the James Center YMCA two blocks away, where there’s a pool, racquetball and squash courts, and a gym (closed Sundays). Alternatively, take your exercise outdoors -- the 1.25-mile Canal Walk trail starts just around the corner and provides easy access to the only metropolitan white-water river in the country. Jog the Virginia Capital Trail to the east for glimpses of downtown sights, or head west for the wilder North Bank Trail.
The rooms have high ceilings, carpeted floors and inlaid cherry-wood furniture, and a traditional turndown service is offered nightly. Bathrooms are more modern and have walk-in massage showers. Rooms vary quite a bit in size, but all are comfortable. Opt for a room to the rear for a quieter night (Cary Street can be noisy), but for the best views and a large private terrace, upgrade to a Terrace Suite.
From the press:
"Service is personal and friendly, and shops and restaurants are just
steps from the front door" -- Fodor’s
"The Berkeley's Dining Room
is one of Richmond's most refined hotel dining rooms" -- Frommer’s
Newspaper / magazines
Extra beds / roll away beds
Gym / fitness center
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Iron and ironing board
Outdoor space for some rooms
Complimentary Internet access
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Valet service (fees apply)
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible meeting room
Accessible path of travel
ADA compliant rooms
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Standard checkout time: 11am.
Children and additional guests
Children 17 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding. Extra bed available:$15 plus tax per night. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
Pets are allowed
on request (max 25lbs) and will be charged $50 per stay on checkout.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
hotel is an hour and 45 minutes by car from Ronald Reagan Washington Airport.
Richmond International Airport (15 minutes away) mainly operates domestic
flights, although some international destinations are serviced. For those
arriving by car, the hotel offers valet parking (extra charge applies). There
is also free street parking available on the weekends and evenings, though it’s
a bit of a walk away.
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