$118 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 5, 2015 Check-out: Apr 6, 2015

The Berkeley Hotel

4 stars
View map of 1200 E. Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
51 reviews
Ecellant care and service

The Berkeley Hotel provided outstanding service. Great care was provided that resulted in a very... See full review

  • Darlene T.
  • Jan 7, 2015
Very nice overnight stay in Richmond

This was a one-night stay at the end of a week-long road trip. We wanted to visit the Museum of... See full review

  • Teresa L.
  • Jan 6, 2015
Four-diamond comforts in Richmond’s Shockoe Slip

The Berkeley Hotel opened in 1988, but the attention to detail leads most visitors to believe it is much older. The hotel stands at the crossroads of Richmond's business district and historic Shockoe Slip and was designed to be architecturally similar to the buildings surrounding it. Within just months after opening, the Berkeley Hotel achieved a AAA four-diamond rating and has held this honor every year since. Guests can choose from 55 non-smoking rooms.

Highlights
  • Boutique hotel known for stellar service
  • AAA four-diamond rating
  • Award-winning dining room
Rooms

The 55 spacious guest rooms are well appointed with solid cherry furnishings and traditional high-quality fabrics, including 100 percent cotton Frette sheets and goose down and feather pillows. Many rooms offer an unparalleled view of downtown Richmond and the beautifully restored tobacco warehouses housing restaurants and boutique shops in the Shockoe Slip neighborhood. Additional amenities include free wireless Internet, shower massage, iron, ironing boards, and hairdryers. The Governor's Suite features two full baths, a luxurious king size bed, large private terrace and panoramic view of Shockoe Slip.

Features

The Dining Room at The Berkeley Hotel serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and features a menu featuring fresh local cuisine. Rich mahogany paneling, impressionistic paintings and a spectacular view of Shockoe Slip make The Dining Room at The Berkeley Hotel a great choice for a meal with the family, an important business lunch, or any special occasion. On Saturdays and Sundays, enjoy the a la carte brunch.

 

The Berkeley Hotel offers AAA Four Diamond service, including free morning newspaper, high-speed wireless Internet service, health club privileges at the YMCA, nightly turndown service, in-room dining, and same day laundry and dry-cleaning services.

 

Located at 12th and Cary Streets NW, the Berkeley is on the western edge of historic Shockoe Slip with its cobblestone streets and many dining and shopping opportunities. The Central Business District is adjacent to the hotel's east side, within easy walking distance to the Jamestown Riverwalk, VCU's Medical College, the State Capitol, and many other government buildings and tourist attractions.

Transportation
  • Richmond International Airport (8 mi/12.9 km)
Nearby attractions
  • Jamestown Riverwalk
  • Shockoe Slip entertainment and shopping district
  • Virginia State Capitol
Business
  • The Berkeley Hotel offers over 3,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.
  • Banquet and A/V staff on property
  • Free Internet service throughout hotel

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The Berkeley Hotel Rooms

PREMIUM - KING
Our Premium room features more space than traditional hotel accommodations. Our rooms are outfitted with solid cherry furnishings and traditional high-quality bedding.
PREMIUM - DOUBLE
Our Premium room features more space than traditional hotel accommodations. Our rooms are outfitted with solid cherry furnishings and traditional high-quality bedding.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Fitness Center
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
High-speed internet
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Canal Walk: 0.2 mi
  • Virginia Capitol Building: 0.3 mi
  • The Museum of the Confederacy: 0.5 mi
  • Edgar Allan Poe Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Virginia Holocaust Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Richmond Coliseum: 0.6 mi
  • American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar: 0.6 mi
  • Virginia War Memorial: 0.8 mi
  • St. John's Episcopal Church: 0.8 mi
  • Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site: 0.9 mi
  • Hollywood Cemetery: 1.2 mi
  • Landmark Theater: 1.2 mi
  • Richmond National Battlefield Park: 1.3 mi
  • Stuart C. Siegel Center: 1.5 mi
  • Maymont: 2.1 mi
  • Canal Walk: 0.2 mi
  • Virginia Capitol Building: 0.3 mi
  • The Museum of the Confederacy: 0.5 mi
  • Edgar Allan Poe Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Virginia Holocaust Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Richmond Coliseum: 0.6 mi
  • American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar: 0.6 mi
  • Virginia War Memorial: 0.8 mi
  • St. John's Episcopal Church: 0.8 mi
  • Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site: 0.9 mi
  • Hollywood Cemetery: 1.2 mi
  • Landmark Theater: 1.2 mi
  • Richmond National Battlefield Park: 1.3 mi
  • Stuart C. Siegel Center: 1.5 mi
  • Maymont: 2.1 mi
  • Science Museum of Virginia: 2.5 mi
  • Children's Museum of Richmond: 2.6 mi
  • Byrd Theater: 2.7 mi
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: 2.7 mi
  • Virginia Historical Society: 2.8 mi
  • Carytown: 3 mi
  • Richmond International Raceway: 3.9 mi
  • Virginia House: 4 mi
  • Agecroft Hall: 4.1 mi
  • Monument Avenue: 4.3 mi
  • Virginia Aviation Museum: 5.7 mi
  • Cinebistro at Stony Point Fashion Park: 7.7 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 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 (51)

Ratings and reviews for The Berkeley Hotel

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
51 out of 51
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.2

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Darlene T.
Business
Washington
Jan 7, 2015

Ecellant care and service

The Berkeley Hotel provided outstanding service. Great care was provided that resulted in a very enjoyable stay. This hotel is a GEM. The shrimp and grits were outstanding. The rooms were clean and the cleaning staff was very friendly. It was an absolute joy interacting with the staff. Great care was provided by the valet. I would recommend the Berkeley because of the outstanding personalized and professional service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Do not overlook the dining options at the Berkeley and of course take a leisurely walk in Carytown.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Teresa L.
Business
High Point
Jan 6, 2015

Very nice overnight stay in Richmond

This was a one-night stay at the end of a week-long road trip. We wanted to visit the Museum of Fine Art in Richmond. The Berkeley Hotel was beautiful and comfortable- decent sized rooms, very clean, super comfortable beds and the service was fantastic! There are lots of restaurants within walking distance. However, the hotel's bar and restaurant was good as well. WiFi is free and was reliable and fast. Overall, a terrific stay and I would definitely stay here again if I need a room in Richmond.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

The Richmond Museum of Fine Art- a fantastic place and it's free! Parking is $5 in their deck. You could spend a couple of hours or an entire day- cafe on site as well. Definitely a must see!

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Review of The Berkeley Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cag and Mr G
Business
Danville Va
Sep 6, 2014

Family member at VCU Medical Center

We had a family member in VCU Medical Center. Very nice hotel and staff. Within walking distance of VCU. Nice restaurant. Very clean and friendly staff. Old charm of London. Comfy beds. Nice location for sight seeing. Would like to go back and do just that.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Walkable to VCU and sight seeing

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Review of The Berkeley Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Obmij
Business
DC
Sep 2, 2014

Excellent Hotel, Great Location

The Berkeley is right downtown, steps from the capital and numerous restaurants. The cobblestones right outside the hotel give it a very quaint feel. Check-in was quick, smooth, and friendly. We got a great deal using a coupon, making it around $85. The room is a nice size with a king bed, very comfortable. There were robes for post shower lounging. Free wifi was nice as this can be rare in boutique hotels. We had a second floor room and there was some street noise. It didn't bother us, but if you are sensitive to it, I'd ask for a higher room or away from the main road. This was a great stay and we would do it again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Park the car and enjoy the many places within walking distance.

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Review of The Berkeley Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jwk49
Business
Virginia
Sep 1, 2014

Above expectations

Didn't expect much from the stay; great location for business and close to restaurants and sites. Would stay there again. (BTW-pets allowed, though we didn't bring any.)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Berkeley Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JLJDAM
Business
King George, VA
Aug 25, 2014

Wonderful

I have stayed at the Berkeley before and it is my hotel of choice in downtown Richmond., It is located within walking distance of many wonderful restaurants and points of interest. It was another wonderful experience. Try the shrimp and grits or just the grits with breakfast in their restaurant -- you won't be sorry.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Berkeley Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
garethp
Business
philadelphia
Aug 20, 2014

great value and location

booked this hotel rather than the jefferson due to price difference of $150 great location walkin distance to a bunch of bars and a starbucks right across the street. the room was much bigger than anticipated and was clean. valet was convenient for $21 hotel bar had a great selection of craft beers for under 6$ gonna book this hotel again next week

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Figs from Htown
Business
New Jersey
Jul 8, 2014

Great stay in downtown

Stayed here for a night on my way down south with my wife. Went to Taproom and Tobacco Resturant across the street. Taproom was awesome. Great beers and food. Hotel in convent location. 95 was literally 3 turns away from the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Taproom

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Review of The Berkeley Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Scientist Traveller
Business
Seattle Washington
Jul 4, 2014

Great Staff in Historic Hotel

This is clearly a historic (old fashioned) place, which wouldn't normally be my choice, but this was a great location and the staff were super friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Sugar shack doughnuts right around the corner are amazing!

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Review of The Berkeley Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AlanaL
Business
Washington DC
Jun 16, 2014

One night in Richmond

Experience was good. Service was good. Was there for such a brief period of time, but the hotel was nice and comfortable and the staff was kind.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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