The Best Hotels to Book in Richmond, VA

The Virginia State Capitol building is one of Richmond's top historic sites
The Virginia State Capitol building is one of Richmond's top historic sites | © Sean Pavone / Alamy Stock Photo
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12 November 2020

Richmond, Virginia, is a vacation destination with plenty of historic sites and attractions to visit. Explore the city’s heritage at the American Civil War Musuem and the Virgina State Capitol, followed by a movie at the classic Byrd Theater. Take a look at Culture Trip’s list of the best places to stay on a trip to Richmond.

The Jefferson Hotel

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4.9/5 (741 Reviews)
The Jefferson Hotel
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A charter member of the Historic Hotels of America, the Jefferson Hotel is a landmark in Richmond that opened in 1895. The building’s facade features a blend of several architectural styles, including Spanish Revival, Italianate, Palladian, and Classical Revival. The grand staircase is perhaps the most stunning feature, although there is a life-size marble statue of Thomas Jefferson sculpted by Richmond native Edward V. Valentine in the lobby. There’s no shortage of famous former guests at the Jefferson either – a group which includes 12 U.S. Presidents, Charlie Chaplin, Frank Sinatra and Cindy Crawford, among others.
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The Westin Richmond

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4.5/5 (844 Reviews)
The Westin Richmond
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From $171 per night per room
The Westin Richmond is your best bet for a modern, comfortable hotel located just outside of the city center. Workout fanatics will be happy to find a spacious workout center, equipped with plenty of machines and weights. A trail right next to the hotel is perfect for runners or for taking an afternoon stroll. And for those with pets, the Westin is dog-friendly – so you can bring your furry friend along for the trip.
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Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa

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4.5/5 (816 Reviews)
Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa
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From $154 per night per room
The Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa provides a host of amenities for its guests, making it one of the most convenient places to stay in Richmond. Take advantage of the Aura Spa and Salon, which offers everything from massages and facials to hair cuts. Shula’s Steak House in the lobby is a tribute to former National Football League (NFL) coach Don Shula. Here you can enjoy one of the prime cut steaks or take in a game at the bar. If you need a morning pick-me-up, the hotel’s Aroma Café has coffee and fresh snacks aplenty for breakfast.
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Omni Richmond Hotel

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4.2/5 (876 Reviews)
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From $149 per night per room
The Omni Richmond Hotel is situated in the Shockoe Slip district, where historic architecture and cobblestone streets transport visitors back in time. The hotel overlooks the scenic James River and is just blocks away from the Virginia State Capitol building. Many of Richmond’s top restaurants, bars, and clubs are within walking distance, too. You’d be hard pressed to find a better location to experience all that Richmond has to offer.
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Richmond Marriott

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4.2/5 (826 Reviews)
Richmond Marriott
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From $173 per night per room
The recently renovated Richmond Marriott is another hotel that places guests in the heart of Richmond’s historic downtown area. A complimentary shuttle takes visitors to a number of the city’s restaurants and entertainment venues. The Marriott’s excellent service, large rooms, comfortable beds, on-site fitness center, and indoor pool make it a fantastic all-round option when visiting the River City.
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  • Linden Row Inn

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    4.4/5 (908 Reviews)
    Linden Row Inn
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    From $121 per night per room
    Looking for a quaint place to stay during your trip to Richmond? Then look no further than the Linden Row Inn, a 70-room hotel that promises to offer the true Richmond experience. It is comprised of seven row houses built in the mid-1800s that have been expertly renovated over the years. Guest rooms and suites are furnished with 19th-century antiques, while Linden Row’s main attraction is its romantic garden courtyard, where Edgar Allan Poe spent time playing as a child.
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    Commonwealth Park Suites Hotel

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    4.5/5 (889 Reviews)
    Commonwealth Park Suites Hotel
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    From $181 per night per room
    Across from the Virginia State Capitol and Governor’s Mansion is the Commonwealth Park Suites Hotel. This building has quite a history, dating all the way back to 1846, when it served as a bootlegging saloon named after its founder, Louis Rueger. During the Civil War, the hotel was burned to the ground and later rebuilt in 1912. The property was bought and renovated in 1982, while retaining its historic appeal. Each suite is spacious and includes a bedroom, living room, and bathroom.
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    The Boulevard Inn

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    Ronald Rivera and Mitch Dorsey, new owners of the the Boulevard Inn (formerly the One Bed and Breakfast), are passionate about sharing their love for the city of Richmond. They look forward to welcoming guests after renovations of the house, originally built in 1914, are complete. The Inn is located in the heart of the Museum District, with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the eclectic Carytown neighborhood just a few blocks away. The Boulevard Inn’s digs have tons of character and charm, such as the seven stained glass pieces found throughout the home.

    The Berkeley Hotel

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    4.4/5 (903 Reviews)
    The Berkeley Hotel
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    From $148 per night per room
    The Berkeley Hotel has been providing its guests with an upscale, boutique experience in downtown Richmond since 1988. The Dining Room restaurant is one of the hotel’s highlights – check it out if you’re in the mood for some Southern American eats and comfort food like fried green tomatoes, lump crab cakes, and pumpkin cheesecake. What’s more, the hotel is carefully designed and modeled with a European style in mind.
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