The Berkeley Hotel

1200 E Cary St | Richmond, VA 23219-4116  [SEE MAP]Richmond, VA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Historic hotel located in downtown Richmond
Some say rooms are in need of a renovation

Set in a downtown Richmond area known as Shockoe Slip, The Berkeley Hotel boasts easy access to popular sights like the Capitol Square monuments and the Virginia State Capitol. Other sites, such as the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, are also a short ride away. Inside The Berkeley Hotel, guests are greeted by stylish guest rooms with high ceilings, cherry wood furniture and modern conveniences, including complimentary Wi-Fi access, coffee makers and terry bathrobes. Recent visitors praise the hotel's historical charm and attentive staff but do say the rooms could benefit from a facelift. The Dining Room also earns a nod of approval from guests for its sophisticated ambiance and delectable entrees, which include Southern classics.

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Location
Richmond, VA
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 55 rooms
Primary View
City center
Style
Traditional
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Families

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  • 4.0Hotel Class

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Critic Reviews

Fodor's

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Although built in the style of the century-old warehouses and buildings that surround it, this boutique hotel dates from 1988. The majority of rooms are large junior suites with traditional furnishings and modern amenities including flat-screens, and many have balconies with panoramic urban views over historic Shockoe Slip area.

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This petite hotel offers suites and some rooms with balconies just steps from the cobblestone streets of the Historic Shockoe Slip District. Privileges are available at the neighboring YMCA.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1143 have reviewed the The Berkeley Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1143 reviews 4.5 (based on 1143 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Standard guest rooms at The Berkeley Hotel have neutral color palettes, cherry wood furnishings and Frette sheets. In-room amenities include televisions, coffee makers, newspapers (on weekdays) and terry bathrobes. Many rooms offer views of downtown Richmond.
  • Free Wi-Fi offered throughout property
  • The Governor's Suite has two bathrooms and a private terrace

Standard room size square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Named after England's Berkeley Castle and the Berkeley Plantation, the European-inspired Berkeley Hotel opened in 1988. The hotel is located in Shockoe Slip, where a variety of shops and restaurants sit along Cary Street. The property is also within walking distance of businesses in the Financial District and local attractions like the Canal Walk, and across the street, travelers will find the popular Tobacco Company Restaurant.
  • Richmond International Airport is 10 miles southeast of property
  • The Edgar Allen Poe Museum and the Virginia Holocaust Museum sit within walking distance
  • 24-hour valet parking ($23)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

The Dining Room at The Berkeley Hotel serves seasonally and regionally inspired Southern cuisine. The bar offers handcrafted cocktails, lighter fare and a wine list that features Virginia vintages.
  • A la carte brunch is held on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Room service is available from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Kids

    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs

    Business

    The Berkeley Hotel can hold business events in their two meeting rooms, ballroom, parlor or dining room. The Christopher Newport Ballroom is the largest venue at 1,500 square feet and can hold up to 125 guests for receptions, while the smallest venue can accommodate up to eight guests for a boardroom functions. A 24-hour business center is also located on-site.
    • Audiovisual services available
    • Free Wi-Fi provided in all meeting spaces

    Number of meeting rooms4

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available

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