The Berkeley Hotel

Elisabeth Barker
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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
  • It's a 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
Enjoyed This
(13 Member Ratings)
"Staff & location"
Jul 13, 2018
Greer, SC, USA

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


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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. 
Extra person fee is $15 (subject to tax) per person per night. 

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 $25.00 (subject to tax), per day, Large Vans/SUV's are $35.00 (subject to tax) 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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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(13 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Berkeley, Richmond (VA) over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.8 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
Understaffed. Breakfast was very, very slow. Valet was also slow. However hotel and amenities were nice.
Mitchell Aug 20, 2018 Frederick, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff & location
Other Comments
All the staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful, except for our first morning breakfast waitress. She was unfriendly, we had to ask for everything, and she even picked up her tip from the table before we had left. Very unprofessional like.
Jean Jul 13, 2018 Greer, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Quiet, comfortable, pretty
Marnie Jul 11, 2018 Oak Hill, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The complimentary coffee was great!. Room was updated and clean.
virginia Jun 25, 2018 Burlington, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and service.
Other Comments
Staff were pleasant and eager to help in any way to help enjoy our stay.
James Jun 17, 2018 Bel Air, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, friendly staff, nice bar
Other Comments
Room was quite small, the bed was hard
Andy Jun 17, 2018 Wake Forest, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location & facilities
Other Comments
Great staff. Truly a lovely weekend Thanks
Karen Jun 04, 2018 Elkton, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff
Roscoe Nov 25, 2017 Lynchburg, VA, USA

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