The Berkeley Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • Richmond was named one of the Best Places to Travel by Travel + Leisure in 2016
  • The hotel is two blocks from Capitol Square and a five-minute walk from Canal Walk
  • Quick weekend trip from Washington, D.C., just a three-hour drive away
  • Comes with passes to the gym, pool and racquetball and squash courts at the James Center YMCA

"Service is personal and friendly" -- Fodor's

93% (15 Member Ratings)

"Very charming hotel and the staff were outstanding"
Apr 19, 2017
Newport News, VA, United States

Map & Directions

The 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.

Rooms & Rates

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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 rooms vary quite a bit in size, but all are comfortable. Opt for a room to the rear for a quieter night, but for the best views and a large private terrace, upgrade to a Terrace Suite.

From the press:
  • "Recent visitor's praise the hotel's historical charm and attentive staff" -- U.S. & World Report News
  • "The Berkeley's Dining Room is one of Richmond's most refined hotel dining rooms" -- Frommer’s



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Wheelchair accessible

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.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 17 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request, free of charge for one child.  Extra bed available on request, except in Standard Rooms: $15 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Dogs (maximum weight: 25 pounds, 2 dog limit) are allowed on request, on the 2nd floor only, and will be charged $50 (subject to tax) per pet, per stay. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Cancellation: 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.

Additional details: The hotel offers Valet Parking for $35.00 (subject to tax), per day or Self-Parking for $18.00 (subject to tax) per day. Charges will be applied to your bill at the hotel. These rates are subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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93% Positive
(15 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Berkeley, Richmond (VA) over the past 15 months.
4.1 Ambiance
4.2 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.0 Quality of Service
4.0 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Very charming hotel and the staff were outstanding
Michele Apr 19, 2017 Newport News, VA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The whole experience was excellent, ambience,staff,facility quality,even parking and food.
Acres Apr 12, 2017 Baltimore, AL, United States
Enjoyed Most
Staff was friendly and helpful. Room was very clean.
Lisa Apr 10, 2017 Bristow, VA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The room was clean and very spacious.
Other Comments
A little noisy as Downtown is right outside your windows and the walls are a bit thin so you have sound from the Hallway, your neighbors, and the street.
Tara Mar 27, 2017 Harrisonburg, VA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The staff
Other Comments
The whole package worked out great!
Brian Mar 27, 2017 Stafford, WV, United States
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Room clean. Well maintained. Good location. Nice staff. Wi-fi did not work.
Jim Mar 26, 2017 Fairfax, VA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Great location
wendy Mar 20, 2017 Vienna, VA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The restaurant had very good food, bartender was very accommodating
Other Comments
I didn't receive the bottled water and drinks that was part of the promotion. When I told the front desk clerk she said she wasn't familiar with travelzoo or the special. Not friendly at all. The rooftop bar was closed, due to weather, we were told. It was gorgeous weather.
Mary Sep 03, 2016 North Haven, CT, United States
Enjoyed Most
The staff was friendly and helpful. Room was nicely appointed. Quiet. The food in the restaurant was terrific.
Other Comments
Best short ribs meal at the Berkeley restaurant.
Kenneth Jul 18, 2016 Washington, DC, United States

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