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
- 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
LOVE this hotel. If I can not get a room here, I change my travel schedule to Richmond. Rooms are fabulous, always very clean. Valet Parking service is so nice, and the Valet team is so helpful. Food is fabulous... and the bar area is cozy. I never eat out... just stay right there at the Berkeley.Alreda, Will, Starlet... great people to visit with when there.AND the staff is always consistent..... so we know each other and are always happy to see each other.This is a model hotel, for all hotels and staff should be.Susan Ross
We only stayed the one night, but wish we could have stayed longer just to enjoy the room! The staff was friendly and the bar was well stocked. The hotel's location was perfect, within walking distance of several very nice restaurants and shops. Highly recommend this hotel!
No valet service upon arrival at 4 pm Room furniture needs to be cleaned or replaced, Bar selections woefully inadequate. Only one small bottle of water provided in the room. WiFi very poor... Could not send or receive texts. Struggled to get bill.
Handsome, convenient, and very clean hotel. Very helpful staff as well. Would definitely recommend. Enjoyed staying in the cobblestone area of downtown. Lots of nice restaurants within short walk from hotel.
We enjoyed our stay. Rooms very clean we did experience and issue with a broken toilet but were immediately moved to another upgraded room with no fuss at all. I will stay here it again on my next visit to Richmond.