The Berkeley Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • Rated AAA 4-Diamond for the past 27 years
  • The hotel is two blocks from Capitol Square and a five-minute walk from Canal Walk
  • Less than two hours south of Washington, D.C., Richmond made Frommer's list of Top Destinations for 2014
  • Passes to the gym, pool and racquetball and squash courts at the James Center YMCA are provided

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

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 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



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly


  • 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 and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


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

Checkout: 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: Pets are allowed on request (max 25lbs) and will be charged $50 per stay on checkout.

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.

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

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