$103 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 1, 2014 Check-out: Aug 2, 2014

Commonwealth Park Suites Hotel

3 stars
901 Bank St, Richmond, VA 23219
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
91 reviews
Quick Business Visit

This is a great hotel in a great location. It is older and lacks the modern amenities of newer... See full review

  • ernestodc
  • Mar 28, 2014
In the Heart of RIchmond

Yes, it's an older hotel, but you can't beat the location. Within walking distance of the Richmond... See full review

  • John and Mel
  • Oct 5, 2013
Spacious suites and rich history at this Richmond hotel

The historic Commonwealth Park Suites Hotel is located across from the Virginia State Capital building and just a short walk to Richmond's Shockoe Slip and Shockoe Bottom entertainment districts. It is within easy access to most attractions throughout the city, including the Science Museum, the Children's Museum, Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, and the Edgar Allen Poe Museum. The hotel was built in 1846 and renovated in 2006. Guests enjoy spacious suites and upscale bedrooms, free wireless Internet, free valet service, and on-site dining.

Highlights
  • Historic hotel with spacious suites
  • Free wireless Internet and free valet service
  • Within walking distance to entertainment district
  • Pets welcome ($50 USD)
Rooms
Many of the rooms and suites offer a view of the State Capitol Park with its beautiful gardens. The spacious suites offer 550 square feet of living space, with separate living and bedroom areas. Each suite includes a sleeper sofa in the living room or an extra bed. Bathrooms include granite counter tops, steel sinks, hairdryers, towel warmers, and bidets. All rooms and suites are equipped with a microwave refrigerator, coffee maker, dining table, and executive desk. Wireless high-speed Internet is offered throughout the hotel.
Features

Amenities include free daily newspaper, free valet service, exercise room with sauna, and a business center. Maxine's Cafe is open for breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., offering eggs made to order and a full buffet with sausage, bacon, biscuits, gravy, waffles, and fresh fruit. Dinner is served from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Menu items include appetizers, wraps, salads, sandwiches, entrees, and desserts. The Shockoe Slip area, located less than four blocks away, offers a variety of dining options including Japanese, Italian, American, and seafood.

Transportation
  • Richmond International Airport (7.9 mi/12.7 km)
Business
  • Four meeting rooms, three of the four can combined
  • High-speed Internet access throughout hotel

Commonwealth Park Suites Hotel Rooms

Standard
King Bedroom - Spacious bedroom featuring a plush King bed. Executive desk Lavish European Style bathrooms with Heat Lamp Bidet and Towel warmers and 37 inches flat panel TV.
Standard
Double Bedroom - Spacious bedroom featuring two full sized beds Executive desk .Lavish European Style bathrooms with Heat Lamp Bidet and Towel warmers and 37 inches flat panel TV.
Standard
Description not provided
Suite
King Suite-Two room suite featuring a living room with sleeper sofa.Dining table. Executive desk featuring a plush King bed and second TV. Lavish European Style bathrooms with Heat Lamp. Bidet and Towel warmers and 37" flat panel TV in the bedroom a
Suite
Double Suite-Two room suite featuring a living room with a sleeper sofa. Dining table. Executive desk. With two plush beds. Lavish European Style bathrooms with Heat Lamp.Bidet and Towel warmers and 37" flat panel TV in the bedroom and in the livin

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Activities
Exercise gym
Sauna
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Laundry/Valet services
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
Copy service
Audio visual equipment
Conference suite
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
DVD player
Television with cable
Radio
Phone with speaker
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Heated guest rooms
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Fire alarm with light
Cribs available
Temperature control
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors
Sprinklers in rooms
Bath tub

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Hotel Map

37.5384 -77.4357
Nearby airports
Byrd Field/Richmond Intl Airport, (RIC), 9.00, MI, W; Reagan National Airport, (DCA), 90.00, MI, N; Washington Dulles Intl Airport, (IAD), 90.00, MI, N;
Area description
City Center

Nearby points of interest

  • Virginia Capitol Building: 0.1 mi
  • The Museum of the Confederacy: 0.4 mi
  • Canal Walk: 0.4 mi
  • Richmond Coliseum: 0.4 mi
  • American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar: 0.6 mi
  • Edgar Allan Poe Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Virginia War Memorial: 0.7 mi
  • Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site: 0.7 mi
  • Virginia Holocaust Museum: 0.7 mi
  • St. John's Episcopal Church: 1 mi
  • Landmark Theater: 1.1 mi
  • Hollywood Cemetery: 1.1 mi
  • Stuart C. Siegel Center: 1.4 mi
  • Richmond National Battlefield Park: 1.5 mi
  • Maymont: 2 mi
  • Virginia Capitol Building: 0.1 mi
  • The Museum of the Confederacy: 0.4 mi
  • Canal Walk: 0.4 mi
  • Richmond Coliseum: 0.4 mi
  • American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar: 0.6 mi
  • Edgar Allan Poe Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Virginia War Memorial: 0.7 mi
  • Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site: 0.7 mi
  • Virginia Holocaust Museum: 0.7 mi
  • St. John's Episcopal Church: 1 mi
  • Landmark Theater: 1.1 mi
  • Hollywood Cemetery: 1.1 mi
  • Stuart C. Siegel Center: 1.4 mi
  • Richmond National Battlefield Park: 1.5 mi
  • Maymont: 2 mi
  • Science Museum of Virginia: 2.3 mi
  • Children's Museum of Richmond: 2.4 mi
  • Byrd Theater: 2.5 mi
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: 2.5 mi
  • Virginia Historical Society: 2.6 mi
  • Carytown: 2.8 mi
  • Richmond International Raceway: 3.8 mi
  • Virginia House: 3.8 mi
  • Agecroft Hall: 4 mi
  • Monument Avenue: 4.1 mi
  • Virginia Aviation Museum: 5.8 mi
  • Cinebistro at Stony Point Fashion Park: 7.6 mi

Dining

Maxines Cafe
Open Mon-Fri 630a-11 5p-10p Sat-Sun 7a-11p 5p-10p Maxines Cafe serving Richmond since 1921 offers a variety of dining choices room service and the best coffee on Bank Street in Richmond.
Maxines Cafe Bar
Open daily 5-9pm

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (91)

Ratings and reviews for Commonwealth Park Suites Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
91 out of 91
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.1

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Commonwealth Park Suites Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Running Joe
Business
San Franicsco, California
Nov 29, 2012

Nice Place Close to VCU MCV

I was here because I had an interview at MCV. It's walking distance to the campus and you can wake up 30 minutes prior, get ready, and be in the interview with a lot of time to spare. I recommend this place if your interviewing at MCV. There's a nice living room separated from the bedroom with closed doors, so it can give you some privacy if you have guests.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Commonwealth Park Suites Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ernestodc
Business
Washington, DC, USA
Mar 28, 2014

Quick Business Visit

This is a great hotel in a great location. It is older and lacks the modern amenities of newer urban hotels but the rooms are great and the comfort is good. My only negative is the old noisy air/heat conditioner which is less than comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Commonwealth Park Suites Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Elmo H
Hilton Head Island
Dec 2, 2013

Good location for an over night stop

It was a generally good experience. The room temperature could have been a little higher at arrival..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Commonwealth Park Suites Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
John and Mel
Williamsburg, Virginia
Oct 5, 2013

In the Heart of RIchmond

Yes, it's an older hotel, but you can't beat the location. Within walking distance of the Richmond Center Stage theaters and the Farmers Market, not to mention being across from the Capitol grounds! The room itself was very comfortable. NIce sitting area with tv, plus a tv in the bedroom. Very comfortable bed. However, be ready for the "downtown sounds" drifting up from the street (day and night), but it's all part of the experience. They need to get a new mini fridge brand. The ones they use DO NOT COOL WHATSOEVER. I checked the one in our room as well as the one in the workout room. Drinks were NOT cold. Our towel warmer did not work, and how their style of bidet functioned was hard to figure out. Regardless, we intend to stay there again when we take another Richmond weekend getaway.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Weezie's Kichen in Carytown was a delightful surprise!

Review of Commonwealth Park Suites Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
SSTampa01
Tampa, FL
Aug 25, 2013

Stale, Aged and tobacco stinky

Right across from the Capitol. So the location is truly "historic district". Historic is good description: right out of the 50's. Had a "non-smoking" room, but all those years of smoke are burned in. No getting rid of it. Thought breakfast was included, but cost $12 for your basic cafe breakfast. Speaking of cafe, right out of 50s too. And rude staff. Not really under Hotel Mgmt. Caters to capitol poll staff and not tourist friendly. Elevators felt like 4 people might be too many. Get a hotel down on Cary Street. Unless you are a poor lowly state house staffer!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of Commonwealth Park Suites Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
T Square
Stafford, VA
Aug 24, 2013

Commonwealth Park Suites

The rooms could use some updating but overall good value for a suite in the middle of Richmond. King bed suite is the way to go :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Commonwealth Park Suites Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cookie Jar
Petersburg,Virginia
Aug 6, 2013

Nice Couples Retreat

We had a very nice time enjoying the Historic Ambiance of the City. Hotel and staff were very professional and our stay was much more than we expected it to be

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Martini Bar

Review of Commonwealth Park Suites Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Gringojeb
Wilmington, NC
Feb 2, 2013

Comfortable However

The suite was ok with fridge and microwave two TVs, a CD player and two smart chairs. The location was great for an exploration of the downtown area. There were some things that were in need of repair. First is the heater in the bedroom it was non-functioning a bit of surprise the following morning. Then the shower had some repair that was decaying and black particles were falling down from the ceiling. An update to the interior aesthetics and a sound system that is iphone and Android capable would be a step up and make the stay more pleasurable experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Commonwealth Park Suites Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Running Joe
Business
San Franicsco, California
Nov 29, 2012

Nice Place Close to VCU MCV

I was here because I had an interview at MCV. It's walking distance to the campus and you can wake up 30 minutes prior, get ready, and be in the interview with a lot of time to spare. I recommend this place if your interviewing at MCV. There's a nice living room separated from the bedroom with closed doors, so it can give you some privacy if you have guests.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Commonwealth Park Suites Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lee O
Arlington, VA
Nov 13, 2012

Good location

The staff was very friendly, however the room was not completely clean. Some general maintenance is needed, and there were some places which should have been cleaned better.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Commonwealth Park Suites Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Strawberry522
Wisconsin
Aug 17, 2012

Nice hotel downtown

My husband and I were in Richmond to visit some friends and this hotel was a walkable distance to their apartment as well as several museums. The front desk was very nice, when needed our car was brought around promptly with a call downstairs, and our room was very spacious. It was very comfortable, cold AC, spotless bathroom, and comfy bed. One bedside lamp was missing a bulb, but that tiny oversight was the only thing wrong. My husband used the sauna in the morning before we left and thought it was one of the best, hottest electric dry saunas he'd ever used. We were only in town one night, but would definitely stay again if we find ourselves back in Richmond.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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