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“Very pleasant stay, very comfortable room, excellent breakfast”
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The Berkeley Hotel
Ranked #9 of 82 Hotels in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 August 2012

We celebrated my wife's birthday in Richmond, and were given a complimentary upgrade to a very pleasant room on the top floor of the hotel. Our room was immaculate, the bed was very comfortable, and we enjoyed the views of Richmond on the outside patio. The trash bin in the alley adjacent to the hotel needs to be kept cleaner. We ate elsewhere for dinner, but had a delicious breakfast the next morning at the hotel. The hotel staff was very pleasant and helpful. Note that the parking lot is a few blocks away, so plan your schedule accordingly for the valet service to retrieve your vehicle. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

We stayed at the Berkeley this weekend for a short weekend getaway in Richmond. We arrived after an epic drive from DC and were not pleased with our difficulty in checking in. First of all, they attempted to charge me $60 more a night than the rate I had booked. When I looked at the check-in contract, I advised them that the rate was incorrect and they realized the mistake and changed it. We were given our room keys and trudged up to our room only to find that it was not clean (the housekeeper was about to start cleaning it). We then went back downstairs, received a different room assignment, and trekked back upstairs. The room itself was nice, spacious, and very clean. The bed was comfortable and the room had a nice flat screen TV. We didn't like that our room faced a brick wall, but I guess someone has to be in that room! There are a ton of little restaurants nearby. We drove a few blocks past the hotel and found a parking garage on the lefthand side with parking for $5 a day (we parked at 3pm on Saturday and left at 10am on Sunday and paid $5). Apparently that is the rate all day every day, so don't waste your money on valet! If we were to return to Richmond, we would likely stay at the Berkeley, but would request a room with a better view.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank ericacoh13
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

The Berkeley lived up to it's 4 stars with extremely nice furnishings and staff. Would recommend, however, I was there over a weekend and it is in the heart of the business area....very quiet as the people who work during the week are not around

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

Right at the edge between the business district and The renovated Shockoe Slip district and 2 blocks from the capital, this was a great location for a one night stop. It also seems to cater to business travelers. the place is small and elegant with a lot of dark wood panelling. there is a pleasant looking restaurant on the first floor with traditional food but we went for one of the many nearby places for both lunch and dinner. our room had two very comfortable beds piled high with pillows. a large table that would make a good desk that we used for breakfast. 2 comfy chairs, a wardrobe with iron and lockbox. big flat screen tv, wireless. N ice large bath with roomy counters, granite tiling. We opted for the valet parking $20 because we had a packed car and it was secure and the service was good but we could have parked nearby for much less. i saw it on one of the discount travel sites for $119 but called the hotel and was quoted $130. when i called back they said $150 but were pleasant about doing the $130 price.

Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
Thank MarinaMay
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

Lovely European-style hotel. Beautifully appointed room, squeaky clean with a soft, lush bed. Quiet and nice. A great stop on a driving trip, because it's just off 95 downtown in a great area for walking with many restaurants nearby. Not sold on the $20+ valet parking with a 15 minute wait to retrieve the car, but after we turned it down the front desk clerk told us street parking was free and we found a spot right across the street. We didn't eat in the restaurant because on that Sunday night there were only two people there--a little too quiet. But will try next time. Staff of two, front desk and bellman, seemed less than enthusiastic but the morning front desk person was very nice. Definitely would go again. Price is unbelievable for the quality of the facility. $135 King.

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Address: 1200 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219-4116
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Region: United States > Virginia > Richmond
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Richmond
#9 Romantic Hotel in Richmond
#23 Business Hotel in Richmond
Price Range: €116 - €209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Berkeley Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 55
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