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4.5 out of 5

"The rooms were pretty basic but nice. We spent little time in the room due being in Richmond for our daughter’s graduation from VCU. It is a great loc ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 14 May 2022

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Hotel Description

4-star hotel near Broad Street

Downtown Richmond stay

Within a 15-minute walk of this Downtown Richmond hotel, you'll find Broad Street and The National. Also, Edgar Allan Poe Museum is within half a mile (1 km) and Virginia Commonwealth University is within 2 miles (3 km).

Business services

A gym, valet parking, and concierge services are featured at this hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Traveling for business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, express check-out, and conference space.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

Boasting comforts like pillowtop beds and Frette Italian sheets, the 55 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Hydromassage showerheads, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls are also available. Housekeeping is available on request.

Premium Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$135* Per night/room May 22 - May 23

Premium Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Junior Studio Suite, Multiple Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

1 King Bed, Terrace, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The Berkeley Hotel ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Berkeley Hotel

Everyone (5) Couples (2) Family (7)
4 out of 5
The rooms were pretty basic but nice. We spent little time in the room due being in Richmond for our daughter’s graduation from VCU. It is a great location for VCU, downtown Richmond and easy access to highways.

Posted by on May 14, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 15, 2022 by Richard Mayer

Carol, Congratulations to you as well as your daughter on her recent graduation from VCU. We hope that your next visit to Richmond allows you more time to relax and enjoy the sites with in close walking distance from the Berkeley.

5 out of 5
Had to park in nearby parking garage. Loved location and ability to walk around and see the Capitol and Governor’s Mansion. Many nearby great restaurants. We hit a few around happy hour! Hotel beds and staff were great.

Posted by on Feb 23, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 24, 2022 by Richard Mayer

Thank You for your generous rating of our Hotel.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 2, 2022

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4 out of 5
The building itself was unique. Loved the antique looking furniture. quick buy breakfasts were a bit pricy. no in-hotel dinner or breakfast available. plenty walking distance restaurants-both dinner and breakfast. Would be nice to have agreement with local jurisdiction to have overnight or short term parking at reduced rate.

Posted by on Nov 6, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 7, 2021 by kevin

thanks for staying and your feedback

5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 10, 2021

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5 out of 5
Didn't like the parking. Liked being upgraded to a larger room with a sitting area and balcony.

Posted by on Apr 25, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 26, 2021 by kevin

Thank you for stay and your review

4 out of 5
The hotel is very pretty. Did not get to enjoy its normal amenities due to the pandemic. I would stay there again and do recommend it. On the downside, the walls are quite thin so you hear what is going on in other rooms.

Posted by on Apr 19, 2021

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Apr 19, 2021 by kevin

Thanks for stay with us and your feedback

3 out of 5
Property was very nice. An older hotel but very well appointed and very clean. It was mostly a pleasant experience. My one issue was that when I called beforehand to let them know it was my wife's and my sixth anniversary and to see if there was anything special that they could do, the person on the other end basically said due to Covid they couldn't do anything and then hung up on me without saying a goodbye or a "we'll see you Saturday." While a little put out, I wasn't terribly upset. Then I got a message from the GM to reach out if there was anything they could do to make our stay special. Mixed messages, for sure. So I called and spoke to Kevin who explained to me why they couldn't do some things due to Covid, which I understand. I asked if they could leave a note or have someone tell us Happy Anniversary and he said he would make a note of it and make sure he did something. Showed up on Saturday and nothing. The room was nice and Star seemed nice enough, but nothing for our Anniversary. In the grand scheme of things not a big deal and we had a great time anyway, but it would have been nice if they had followed through.

Posted by on Apr 12, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 12, 2021 by kevin

Thanks for stay with us sorry for mix up we had the note and two gift cards at the front desk, I apologize for that glad you had a happy Anniversary. Please come back on your next Anniversary it will be on us for the night. Again I am so sorry for the mix-up!!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 12, 2020

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Jan 13, 2020 by Kevin

Thank You so much

5 out of 5
The historic property in the heart of the Shockoe Slip district is really unique and the staff were excellent.

Posted by on Dec 18, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 18, 2019 by Kevin

Thanks so much for your kind words about our hotel and staff. We hope that you will visit us again soon. Guest satisfaction is very important to us. Thanks again for taking the time to let us know about your stay!

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from March 14 2022 to December 31 2022 (dates subject to change):

  • Daily housekeeping

Property Features

WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. Event space at this hotel measures 3650 square feet (339 square meters) and includes conference space. A fitness center, a terrace, and a vending machine are also featured at the business-friendly The Berkeley Hotel. For a fee, parking is available. You'll have access to the health club at a partner property. This 4-star Richmond hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 55 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 3650 sq ft of conference space
  • 339 sq m of conference space
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Train station: Richmond Main Street Station (0.7 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Berkeley Hotel offers 55 accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Pillowtop beds feature Frette Italian sheets and premium bedding. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with hydromassage showerheads, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Hypo-allergenic bedding, change of towels, and change of bedsheets can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on request.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Frette Italian linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste available
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Change of bedsheets (on request)

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

  • Health or beauty spa nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 3 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Guests arriving after midnight must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 100 per pet, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 50 lbs)
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-out is available. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Pets allowed in specific rooms only
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Staffed front desk
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property does not offer onsite COVID-19 testing
  • Property does not require health documentation at check-in
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 25.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 100 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Berkeley Hotel
  • Berkeley Hotel Richmond
  • Berkeley Richmond
  • Hotel Berkeley
  • The Berkeley Hotel Hotel
  • The Berkeley Hotel Richmond
  • The Berkeley Hotel Hotel Richmond

You should know

  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.