The Berkeley Hotel
What We Love
- Free access to nearby Jamestown Center health club
- Sweet Pea Risotto (with parmesan and sautéed arugula) at the Dining Room
- Light fare and hand-crafted cocktails at Nightengales Lounge
- Solid-cherry furniture and Frette linens in guest rooms
What To Know
- Free WiFi and weekday newspapers
- Valet parking is available for $21 per night
- Pets under 25 lbs. are welcome for a fee
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Virginia is for Lovers, and the Berkeley Hotel — with cherry accents, oriental-style carpeting and leather-clad lounges — sets the mood. Named after Berkeley Castle in England, the intimate 55-room hotel brings a bit of European elegance to Virginia’s cobblestone district. The hotel’s farm-to-table dining room offers an upscale spot to anchor an evening, and the adjacent lounge’s light fare and libations make for a warm return after a night out. Guest rooms take a page out of Richmond’s old-time atmosphere blending coziness (read: Frette linens and terrycloth robes) with all the trimmings of a modern boutique hotel.
In the Area
Nestled on Cary Street a few steps from the capitol building, the Berkeley’s neighborhood was once known for groundbreaking industry. Today, posh bistros and trendy boutiques have replaced the tobacco factories, but cobblestone streets and historic facades remain. Walk-and-talk through 12 acres of landscaping at Capitol Square, past Jefferson-designed buildings and some of America’s earliest architecture. Admire Richmond’s workingman past at the Tobacco Company Restaurant over glazed pork tenderloin with whipped sweet potatoes. Wind things down at C’est le Vin, a wine bar and art gallery, for globally sourced vino and visuals.
How to Get There
A great location and excellent facilities. Don't think I have ever had as large a hotel room as at the Berkley. Great and on the main street side! Noise not an issue. We were there 3 nights and price is right and the beds and accomodations excellent.
I just returned from a one night stay at the Berkeley, needed a room to attend an event in downtown Richmond. This hotel exudes historic Richmond, the rooms look like they do in the pictures. Spacious, clean, comfy beds and a balcony. Check in and out was seamless. The hotel is within walking distance to restaurants and bars, and has its own restaurant which I didn't get to try but does have good reviews.
The entire experience from check in to check out was exceptional. Great accommodations and excellent food and beverage service. The room was comfy with a very nice veranda. The bathroom was spacious and clean.