This hotel was the flagship hotel in Virginia in the 1920s. It was renovated in 2003 I think and has all the warmth and charm you could ever want in a hotel. Staff is very friendly. Rooms are nice and fairly priced. No big differences amongst the rooms so you really can't go wrong, As usual stay away from rooms located next to stairwells and elevators. The lobby is a great place to relax and has a small bar/restaurant area with a fireplace. Food is excellent. Service at bar is outstanding. Attached parking garage with direct and easy access to hotel. The Blackfriar Theatre is attached. Lots of great shopping and restaurants within a 5 block radius. Breakfast is excellent but we are light breakfast eaters but I can't imagine being diappointed. This is the 5th time I have stayed at SJ and highly recommend. This hotel is centrally located and you really don't need to drive.