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
Great room, great staff and food. Special shout out to Will and Tony we had some great chats. I was always comfortable and safe during my visit. I will be back to your fine establishment on my next trip to Richmond.
Room, people and cleanliness was good. The restaurant food was good, however the service was slow on consecutive days with different staff--so either understaffed in wait staff or kitchen or both, or just need to have some more training--alos valet was slow and get backed up with limited number of available staff
Great boutique hotel with outstanding service! Good food and walking distance to many great restaurants. Corner rooms are large and great for entertaining and relaxing! Definitely a place to stay when in Richmond! I look forward to my next stay!
My girlfriends and I spent two nights recently at The Berkeley when we attended the Bizarre Bazaar in Richmond, an event with hundreds of unique vendors from all over. The Berkeley is a lovely smaller European style hotel, in a very good location (Shockhoe Bottom, walking distance to lots of restaurants and the Canal).. The employees are friendly and helpful, and the restaurant, although small with a limited menu, is very good. Rooms and bathrooms are very clean, and it has valet parking. It is good value for the money, We are return guests and will definitely be returning in the future.
Thermostat in the room didn't work, 65 degrees. Went to call the front desk and the phone didn't work. No fridge or USB port in the room. Forgot to leave me a toothpaste and mouthwash in the room despite confiring via email. Told from desk at checkout, no comment or call.