Omni Richmond Hotel
What We Love
- A stay in one of USA Today readers' top waterfront cities, with a breakfast option and more
- The hotel’s ranking as one of TripAdvisor’s top 10 in Richmond
- The city’s popularity with Frommer’s, USA Today and Travel + Leisure
- The view out your window, of the James River or the State Capitol
- Your option to stay in a room with Club Lounge access, including hot breakfast, evening beer and wine and more
What To Know
- Located in the heart of downtown Richmond
- WiFi costs extra; contact property for more details
- The hotel hosts events often, so choose a room away from the elevator for a quieter night
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Omni Richmond Hotel in Richmond (Downtown Richmond), you’ll be minutes from Virginia Governor’s Mansion and Virginia Civil Rights Memorial. This 4-star hotel is convenient to Virginia Commonwealth University.
Make yourself at home in one of the 361 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and digital programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as an indoor pool, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. Additional amenities at this hotel include gift shops/newsstands, wedding services, and complimentary use of a nearby fitness facility. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the complimentary area shuttle that operates within 5 mi.
Food & Drink
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Buffet breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Richmond? This hotel has 15000 square feet (1394 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
How to Get There
I stayed at this lovely hotel while my sister was in Richmond for business. The free shuttle that will drive you within 5 miles of the hotel was fantastic...I was able to see all the sites. They have an indoor heated pool and a lovely outside deck with comfortable chairs to relax. It was also very handy to have StarBucks, Pitt & Peel & an Arby’s on site as well as other wonderful restaurants and cafes within an easy walk. The staff were always friendly & helpful. The rooms clean and the beds were exceptionally comfortable!
My daughter and I were in town for a wedding. The hotel has a great location, walking distance to many eateries and sights. The free drinks for Omni members was nice, the Starbucks in the lobby was being remodeled so we used the Starbucks stand in the atrium. We used the indoor pool several times, the pool area is quite nice and we had the pool to ourselves. We had breakfast in the restaurant, it was a bit on the pricey side but the food and service were good. One of the elevators had a squeaky door and my daughter complained that it kept her awake at night. The water pressure for the bathroom sink was very low. We used the valet service multiple times and it was fine. The staff at the Omni was very friendly. Overall we had a very good stay.
I stayed one weeknight at the Omni Richmond Hotel, receiving no GHA/Discovery Platinum upgrade during the stay. I stayed in the same room style as booked, despite my enquiry at Reception about the upgrade which I was assured I received.
The hotel property is pleasant enough--co-located with shopping and offices--and features the upscale trappings you'd expect with marble flooring and burnished wood panelling. Reception is quite small an unassuming, as well as difficult to locate. An underground car park is available through valet or with self-park at a reasonable overnight rate.
The room itself--clean, comfortable, quiet, even if a bit dated. I do appreciate the presence of USB ports for charging, but no electrical outlets are located near the bed. I don't normally notice carpets in hotel rooms, but I must credit this property with soft and spongy carpet--a treat for the feet.
My primary disappointment with the stay has to do with breakfast. At check-in, the clerk neglected to share any details about fitness, restaurants, etc. He merely directed me to the board to retrieve my key after an online check-in and bade me a good night whilst returning to a conversation with a colleague. I had to perform my own sleuth work to learn of the breakfast location and hours. When arriving to breakfast at 6:30 a.m. for its opening, I found an empty place with most of the lights outened and faint noises emanating from the kitchens. I went to the front desk to make my enquiry but a single clerk was serving five guests seeking to check out of the hotel, so there was no joy to be had there. I finally located a sympathetic bellhop to accompany into the darker portions of the restaurant, where he found that the breakfast team was "running a bit behind." It eventually was sorted, but not until I'd lost 15 minutes in the process on a busy morn. They certainly can and should do better.