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
We live just 25 miles from Richmond but love to come here for a day or two to "runaway". We love to stay at the Berkeley due to the very friendly staff, the rooms are always clean and lovely and the food is delicious in the restaurant. The location is great for so many of the Richmond attractions. It feels very homey and not like the large, sometimes impersonal chain hotels. Highly recommend.
The hotel couldn't find my reservation and when they did couldn't give me the room I booked and acted like they were doing me a favor by "upgrading" my room but I just wanted the room I booked. Additionally they were unapologetic about the delay and mix up. Add in dirty coffee mugs and glasses in our room and a broken mini fridge and my stay was ruined. Unfortunately, the great location doesn't make up for everything else.
Hotel was very easy to get to given proximity to I-95. It was close to several restaurants which was great given our 8:30 PM arrival. the valet service for our car was very quick and efficient. Overall it was very good value for money
The Berkeley is a small boutique hotel conveniently located for business or touring in downtown Richmond. The rooms are recently refurbished, well-sized, and quiet. Service is excellent, from the front desk to the bellboys (and parking) to the bar and restaurant. Also other restaurants along Cary St within a block of the hotel; we crossed Cary to the atmospheric Tobacco Company for dinner
We loved our three-night stay at The Berkeley! Located in the historic section of downtown Richmond, The Berkeley is a convenient walk to many of the sites you may want to visit as well as several restaurants. Our room on the 6th floor was comfortable, quiet, well-appointed, and had its own balcony. We enjoyed three breakfasts with our vouchers and a delicious dinner one night at their small, relaxing restaurant overlooking the street. Valet parking made accessing our car easy, and staff were courteous and pleasant. We’d stay there again for sure.