My husband and I wanted to get away for the weekend, but we didn't want to go too far away from home and ruin a nice weekend with a lot of travel time in the car. We are SO glad we stayed close, because we found Embassy Suites in Richmond. First of all, it was so easy to reserve a room online. We arrived Friday evening, and were stunned by how beautiful it was inside. There is an atrium inside of the eight story building - with big, beautiful trees and plants and the ceiling is filled with skylights - even a small stream meandering through. The staff was friendly and professional, without being pretentious, and extremely attentive to all of our needs. There was a nice indoor pool, a jacuzzi that actually worked and was hot - and even a cedar lined sauna - oh, and a workout room that we could have used if we wanted (but we SO didn't). We got the King bedroom suite, and everything was clean and looked fantastic. Even the hairdryer they provided worked better than any hotel-room hairdryer I have ever used! We slept great in our comfy bed, and woke to a real breakfast with eggs, bacon, sausage, omelets made to order, fruit, waffles and pancakes - and lots of fresh coffee. And all for no extra money - it was included in the price of the room, and it was nice not to get nickel and dimed to death for once. After a great day we came back to discover that they were having a happy hour in the atrium - and all of the drinks were free from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for the guests of the hotel. Again, already included in the price of the room. They had trays of cheese, fruit, and veggies, and also chips and salsa that they replenished before they got anywhere close to being empty. Needless to say, we were really happy we decided to stay another night! My husband said it was the first time that he'd been to a hotel where he was happier staying inside than going out. Everyone there was friendly and laid back - no one got loud or obnoxious - just people having a really nice time. We didn't want to leave! We will be back as soon as we can get another weekend free - we might even take the kids next time! Well, maybe...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Embassy Suites Richmond - The Commerce Center is located in the West End and only 3 miles from the University of Richmond. The hotel is in close proximity to shopping in Carytown, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens and the Richmond International Raceway. Enjoy the space and comforts of our two-room suites that offer a separate bedroom and living room as well as two 37-inch flat-screen HDTVs and complimentary high-speed internet access. The hotel is very close to many corporate offices, which makes it ideal for business travelers. Hold business meetings or group gatherings in the hotel's 10,000 sq. ft. Executive Meeting Center, a conference facility with ergonomic chairs, wall-to-wall whiteboards, high-tech A/V equipment, and adjustable lighting. Take a break from business in the heated indoor salt water pool or relax in the whirlpool spa. Stay in shape in the fitness center and then wind down in the sauna. Enjoy a delicious meal at the hotel's signature restaurant, Atrium Grill and begin each day with a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Embassy Suites Richmond - The Commerce Hotel Richmond
- Richmond Embassy Suites