Great place for parents of VCU students to stay when there are activities you want to attend. Only 8 blocks to Brand Hall. Lots of wonderful restaurants within walking distance and the hotel also has a free shuttle if you want to travel a little
farther. Great deal for the money.
Our stay was most enjoyable. Every staff person we dealt with was very friendly. The location in downtown Richmond is very good. For an older hotel, Linden Row is well maintained, yet retains the atmosphere of an earlier period of time when living
was at a much slower pace. We definitely would consider staying there again.
The first time I stayed in this hotel I loved it! The furnishings, shower and comfort was great. The next two times I stayed in garden rooms. Not so great. They are nice but I could hear people milling around and making noise outside on the patio.
The pillows were uncomfortable. I love this hotel but will not stay in a garden room again. The staff is extremely nice and helpful. There are restaurants within walking distance. They have a decent breakfast available with oatmeal, waffles, cereals, bagels, pastries and muffins, juice, milk, etc. Arrive after 5:00 p.m. to park on street in front of hotel so you don't have to get up to move your vehicle by 7:00 a.m. They have valet parking for a fee.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short walk from hotel
Within 3-5 blocks there is a Chili's and Deli near VCU. In the opposite direction there are several bistros and restaurants. The Inn has a shuttle.
I stayed for one (Friday) night before the Ukrop's 10k in April 2013. The setting is beautiful, with all room entrances facing a walled in courtyard with fountains and plenty of seating areas. The staff was friendly, and informed me about the
continental breakfast and shuttle that would take me anywhere within a two mile radius. I would avoid the valet parking though, there is plenty of street parking all around the hotel.
The room itself was nice; clearly it had a lot of the older aspects left over (closed fireplace, small TV), but the bed was comfy, the AC/heating worked great, and the wifi was free. The bathrooms have also been completely redone, with granite counters and shower tiles.
The only cons are that the floor in my room was a bit uneven so I wound up landing on my ankle wrong a few times (the hall sloped up to the bathroom), and I could hear the floor above me fairly well whenever they we walking around. Once I cranked up the AC this wasn't a problem anymore. The hotel is also in a quiet part of town so I didn't hear a thing for it being Friday night.
Anytime I'm staying in downtown Richmond I'll definitely be back, for the value and freebies (wifi, breakfast), you really can't beat this place.