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The Berkeley Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is the second stay at the Berkeley for me. Staff is very accommodating. Quiet rooms. Good for business people and older people. Families may prefer to have a free breakfast available to them, which the Berkeley does not offer. Easy access to the highways. Valet parking available for a fee. However, there are parking garages nearby. I would consider staying there again while visiting Richmond.

The Berkeley Hotel offers a comfortable luxurious experience.

Everything was within walking distance and I took an uber when I needed to go to work , great location and close to Starbucks and an amazing breakfast place!!! (Urban farmhouse )

Loved the maps decorating the Hotel. Great location.

Spacious, well appointed room; friendly and efficient staff.

My wife and I have stayed at the Berkeley a number of times, and always had a reasonably good experience. The price is right and the room and guest service is good. The location is great. In previous stays we found the food OK, but not great, and we generally just ate elsewhere.This stay we were limited by time and had to eat at the hotel. BAD. Crab meat was off and my burger was, at best fair. We would have been better off eating at McDonalds.

The Berkely is the elegant little secret in the old part of RIchmond. On the Cobblestone street opposite older warehouse building in "The Bottom", the Berkely is located near just about everything with a quickie cab ride to everything else. The hotel makes up for in comfort what it may not have in expensive amenities and that is reflected in their rates. A "good", up market dining experience can be had in the restaurant, drinks are what we went for in the bar with some light fare before our theatre experience. If you're looking for interesting and very reasonable dining, great food can be had all over Richmond for less that you would pay at the Berkely. That said, it's hard to beat their room service breakfast - full, hot breakfast w/juice and tea or coffee for $16.75??? How can you NOT get breakfast in bed?? Comfortable and clean rooms, get upgraded to a suite and enjoy the balcony - 6th floor is the best.

We actually had dinner at the Hotel, instead of going out and we were definitely not disappointed. Atmosphere, the food and the service were all Excellent!.

Front desk and restaurant staff were friendly, quick and helpful. While housekeeping & roomswevice were friendly, they were highly inefficient. Two days housekeeping didn't replenish bath amenities or breakfast hanger, Room was never dusted, not even prior to arrival, inside door to bathroom was disgustingly dirty and room service didn't deliver pre ordweee breakfast 2 days without having to call and then it arrived late. Overall the facilities were lovely, I appreciate the smaller hotels with more personal service. This experience wasn't the best I've had their before. I will try them again and hope it has improved.

Room was clean and spacious. Great neighborhood. Cobblestone streets. Several restaurants and bars,very happy with everything. Would stay again.

Friendly staff, fun old style hotel. Good food, although may be pricey for families. Small lobby. Lots of places to eat within walking distance. Since you are downtown, parking is a premium, but there are parking garages nearby. The hotel offers valet parking and luggage service. Love Richmond and did not have a difficult time finding our way around. Would go back again.

Only stayed one night after our flight was cancelled due to bad weather. However, the staff was very accommodating, keeping our bags for us after checkout so we could explore the historic sights nearby. The location was great, near restaurants and the Capitol. The only drawback was the trash truck came early in the morning to unload the dumpster - otherwise a peaceful, restful stay!

The hotel is beautiful and elegant with nice warm and inviting interior. The staff were professional and accommodating. The restaurant was very quiet with a good view of the cobblestone street and historic buildings.

We stayed here for 2 nights and loved the hotel and the location right on Cary Street. There were lots of great restaurants and lots to do within walking distance. Everyone that we encountered at the hotel was very nice and helpful. Southern charm was everywhere. We would definitely stay there again.

We stayed during race weekend. Close to the start/finish line, close to some great bars and tourist attractions. We have stayed here many times, and we love it!!

Historically beautiful hotel central to many landmarks! Excellent staff and service; room service was amazing!!! The room was super comfortable! Hope I get to visit again soon.

Comfortable. Room faced an ally,which was disappointing. Essentially clean and comfortable

The Berkeley is located in the heart of the Shockoe District...close to lots of great restaurants and attractions. The rooms are well-appointed and comfortable. WiFi access included. Happy hour in the bar offers reasonable drinks and snacks. You could skip the restaurant. Basically ordinary and overpriced. The Richmond Trolley Tour leaves from a block away and is a must do.

All my expectations were met, we truly enjoyed the our stay, the staff was friendly, helpful and never an attitude or negative comment! They treated any of my concerns like it was their own, making sure I was satisfied and happy with the end result. Great Hotel!!

The hotel staff was very friendly. They talked to us every time we got back to the hotel to see how our time exploring Richmond was. The valet was fantastic, and super helpful. The location is awesome. My boyfriend and I were able to walk around the area for a fun night out and be completely satisfied.

Room options

Premium Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite, Multiple Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for The Berkeley Hotel

Everyone (11) Business (13) Couples (37) Family (7) Friends (3) Other (3)
4

welcoming staff.

Everyone

This is the second stay at the Berkeley for me. Staff is very accommodating. Quiet rooms. Good for business people and older people. Families may prefer to have a free breakfast available to them, which the Berkeley does not offer. Easy access to the highways. Valet parking available for a fee. However, there are parking garages nearby. I would consider staying there again while visiting Richmond.

By , from Missouri on Sep 11, 2017

4

great downtown location...

Couples

The Berkeley Hotel offers a comfortable luxurious experience.

By on Sep 4, 2017

3

nice hotel close to starbucks & resturants

Everyone

Everything was within walking distance and I took an uber when I needed to go to work , great location and close to Starbucks and an amazing breakfast place!!! (Urban farmhouse )

By , from st louis, MO on Aug 31, 2017

5
Everyone

Loved the maps decorating the Hotel. Great location.

By on Jun 25, 2017

5
Everyone

Spacious, well appointed room; friendly and efficient staff.

By on Apr 1, 2017

3

good location, but don't eat there.

Everyone

My wife and I have stayed at the Berkeley a number of times, and always had a reasonably good experience. The price is right and the room and guest service is good. The location is great. In previous stays we found the food OK, but not great, and we generally just ate elsewhere.This stay we were limited by time and had to eat at the hotel. BAD. Crab meat was off and my burger was, at best fair. We would have been better off eating at McDonalds.

By , from Northern Neck of Virginia on Mar 9, 2017

4

love the berkely.

Couples

The Berkely is the elegant little secret in the old part of RIchmond. On the Cobblestone street opposite older warehouse building in "The Bottom", the Berkely is located near just about everything with a quickie cab ride to everything else. The hotel makes up for in comfort what it may not have in expensive amenities and that is reflected in their rates. A "good", up market dining experience can be had in the restaurant, drinks are what we went for in the bar with some light fare before our theatre experience. If you're looking for interesting and very reasonable dining, great food can be had all over Richmond for less that you would pay at the Berkely. That said, it's hard to beat their room service breakfast - full, hot breakfast w/juice and tea or coffee for $16.75??? How can you NOT get breakfast in bed?? Comfortable and clean rooms, get upgraded to a suite and enjoy the balcony - 6th floor is the best.

By , from Washington on Mar 8, 2017

5
Everyone

We actually had dinner at the Hotel, instead of going out and we were definitely not disappointed. Atmosphere, the food and the service were all Excellent!.

By on Feb 17, 2017

4

quaint hotel conveniently located

Everyone

Front desk and restaurant staff were friendly, quick and helpful. While housekeeping & roomswevice were friendly, they were highly inefficient. Two days housekeeping didn't replenish bath amenities or breakfast hanger, Room was never dusted, not even prior to arrival, inside door to bathroom was disgustingly dirty and room service didn't deliver pre ordweee breakfast 2 days without having to call and then it arrived late. Overall the facilities were lovely, I appreciate the smaller hotels with more personal service. This experience wasn't the best I've had their before. I will try them again and hope it has improved.

By , from S on Feb 10, 2017

5
Everyone

Room was clean and spacious. Great neighborhood. Cobblestone streets. Several restaurants and bars,very happy with everything. Would stay again.

By on Oct 31, 2016