We recently traveled to Richmond for our daughter's graduation and stayed at Grace Manor Inn. The décor and house were beautiful and definitely linked to the 18 century as was our room which was the Fensterer-Davis Suite. The pool/patio were gorgeous even though we didn't have a chance to use them. However, I was a little disappointed that our host could not accommodate our request to have Saturday's breakfast a little earlier so we could make it to the graduation on time; however, he did provide us with a nice continental breakfast in our suite. Sunday's breakfast was great though! He puts a lot of work into his meals! Another disappointment was that our private bath was "down the hall" from the bedroom - though I'm sure back in the early 1920's (when the house was built) they didn't build bedrooms with baths attached. Thankfully, though, we were the only ones on the hall so we did have private trips down the hall. It was a little inconvenient, though, during the night. I'm sure it was stated on the website that the bath is down the hall, but perhaps it needs to be clearer. However, the bathroom needs a serious update. I'm sure they are attempting to keep the bathroom "in the period", but there are cracks all through the flooring and the hot/cold handles in the shower are very hard to get to, not to mention the pipes are all on the outside of the wall - it definitely gave me a early 20th century feel, not to mention that the water pressure was terrible. Also, the small sink that is located within the suite (thank goodness), is way outdated and rusted and just plain...old. Other than the bathroom and sink (and I admit I like my bathrooms modern), it was a nice stay and the host could not have been nicer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grace Manor Inn is at the heart of the Historic Fan District of Richmond, Virginia, one block from Monument Avenue and walking distance to many restaurants and museums. The Capitol area, VCU, University of Richmond and the Greater Richmond Convention Center are all within five miles of the Inn. Grace Manor Inn had four large two-room suites with private bathes, each individually decorated with treasures from the past, and conveniences of today. ... more less