Carrere & Hastings, architects of the New York Public Library and the Frick Museum, designed the Jefferson Hotel. A column-encircled rotunda and a fine-art collection, which includes portraits of the seven U.S. presidents born in Virginia, add to the grandeur of this classic hotel. The marble grand staircase was the model for the one in the film, "Gone With the Wind." The guest books have included nine U.S. Presidents and scores of celebrities, including Elvis Presley and Charlie Chaplin. The downtown location is convenient to restaurants, entertainment and attractions.
Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa Short Pump Town Center offers everything a traveler to this region could want. In addition to a fitness center and an indoor pool, this hotel also boasts a day spa that will help melt your stress away. In the hotel is also Shula's American Steakhouse, owned by none other than famous NFL coach Don Shula.
This high-rise hotel is only blocks from the State Capitol and the financial district, making it popular with business travelers and tourists alike. The pristine marble lobby and ultramodern facilities are an interesting contrast to the charming cobblestone streets of Shockoe Slip just outside the door. Several restaurants, shops and nightclubs can be found in this historic neighborhood. The spacious amenity filled rooms feature comfortable work areas. However, to feel like a real executive, you need to book a room on the posh club level.
The Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown boasts a prime downtown location, making it the ideal spot to stay. Boasting a business center, a gym, a swimming pool, and a 24-hour convenience store on-site, this hotel has all of the amenities that one could ask for. Also in the hotel is the Garden Grille & Bar, which serves American cuisine.
Although The Berkeley was built in 1988, the elegant interiors reflect the charm of the Old South. The quaint cobblestone streets of Shockoe Slip are the perfect entry to this stylish hotel. Each of the spacious guest rooms is furnished in classic style with reproduction pieces and luxurious fabrics. The Dining Room at The Berkeley is one of the city's finest restaurants. After dinner relax in Nightingale's Lounge or perhaps take a stroll past the several shops and galleries in the hotel's historic neighborhood.
The Hyatt House Richmond-West is an all-suite hotel located right in Short Pump Town Center. The hotel features a 24-hour market, kitchens in all rooms, and H Bar with its Sip + Savor menu. In addition, there is Wifi throughout the hotel for your convenience as well as a pool and whirlpool. A perfect place for both business and leisure travelers.
This quaint bed and breakfast is situated in the historic Church Hill neighborhood and was formerly a home built in the 1850s. It still maintains a homey atmosphere, with comfortable rooms that almost make you feel like you are staying at your grandmother's house. Each room is furnished with period pieces and personal touches. It is located across the street from St. John's Church where Patrick Henry delivered his famous words, "Give me liberty, or give me death." Other nearby attractions include the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, Shockoe Bottom and Capitol Square. The inn has an English pub and an excellent restaurant, along with a lovely garden patio.
Mankin Mansion is a bed and breakfast housed in the erstwhile home of Edward Thurston Mankin. The innovative use of bricks in the various features of the house is a legacy of the brick manufacturing trade that Mankin practiced. Mankin Mansion also hosts family and corporate events. For booking information and other details, check website.
The Henry Clay Inn is a marvelous replica of an original 1906 Georgian Revival style building, which was destroyed by fire in 1946. The rooms are spacious and are furnished with antique reproduction furniture; many have balconies. There is also a large front porch for relaxing southern style in the sun. Henry Clay was born in Hanover County and was a prominent political figure in the mid-1800s. Only 15 miles north of Richmond, the inn can be reached by taking I-95, Exit 92.